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About Us

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The Marshalls Creek Volunteer Fire Company was founded March 6, 1945. We proudly protect more than 22,000 people in a primarily rural area of 85 square miles. Our coverage areas consists of parts of Smithfield Township, Middle Smithfield Township and all of Price Township. We operate from two stations, have a total of 12 pieces of apparatus and 45 active members responding to over 800 calls per year. Our company provides the services of responding to fires, emergency medical services, extrication, search and rescue and hazmat.


The Marshalls Creek Explosion

On June 26th 1964 the Marshalls Creek Fire Company responded to a tractor trailer fire on route 209 just north of Marshalls Creek. Upon arrival they found the rear tires of the trailer on fire. The trailer had no markings or placards to tell the firefighters what the cargo was. Shortly after their arrival the trailer exploded, killing three firefighters, three civilians and critically injuring 2 firefighters. Firefighters killed in the blast were, F. Earl Miller 50, Leonard R. Moser 48, Edward F. Hines 48, Critically injured were Assistant Chief Richard C. Macdonough, Firefighter Robert Heid. The fire department also lost three pieces of apparatus. It was later discovered that the trailer contained dynamite and blasting caps. The driver had left the scene and went to Stroudsburg to make a phone call. 


50th Anniversary:

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