Coplay Borough - Celebrating 150 Years
98 South 4th Street / Coplay, Pa 18037 / 610-262-6088

Fire Department

Coplay Fire Department
165 Cherry St
Coplay PA 18037
Mailing Address: 98 S 4th St Coplay PA 18037

Emergencies: 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies: 610-262-2005

The Coplay Fire Department is an all volunteer department serving the Borough of Coplay.

It is our mission to provide effective fire prevention, fire suppression, property protection and life safety services to the residents and visitors of our community.

We currently have 28 active Volunteer members, including the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Volunteer Fire Fighters.

We train on minimum every Monday night from
6 – 10pm and may also have the occasional weekend training class as well.

We operate 5 apparatus out of one station. Our vehicle fleet is compromised of the following apparatus:

Engine 511
2010 KME Pumper which serves as our primary fire suppression vehicle. It carries 980 gallons of water, has a 1500 gpm pump and seats 6 personnel.

Rescue 541
2019 KME Rescue/Pumper serves as our primary truck for motor vehicle accidents and also can function fully as a fire suppression vehicle. It carries 750 gallons of water, has a 1500 gpm pump and seats 6 personnel. It also carries Hurst Rescue tools and a wide variety of other specialized equipment to perform a multitude of rescues on land and water.

Brush 561
1997 Ford F350 Brush Truck serves as our primary vehicle to handle brush fires. It carried 200 gallons of water, has a 325 gpm pump, and seats 6 personnel. Its small size allows it to easily access the Ironton Rail Trail.

Utility 591
2005 Ford Crown Victoria serves as multipurpose vehicle for quick response and station errands.

Boat 596
2005 Mercury Inflatable Rescue Boat - Used for Water rescue on the Lehigh and is a part of the Northampton Water rescue team.

Annually, our calls for service average around 160. We provide assistance for a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations such as fires, motor vehicle accidents, EMS assists, water rescues, lockouts from residences and hazardous situations – just to name a few.

We are always looking for hard working, responsible and committed volunteers! If you are interested in joining or would like to see what is all involved, feel free to stop by the station on any Monday night for more information!

Fire Department - FAQs

How can I arrange a tour of the fire station for my group/organization?
You can request a tour of the fire station either by calling the station at 610-262-2005 or via email at We will get back to you as soon as we can and will gladly set up a date and time for you to come to the station. We do kindly request at least 30 days advance notice.

Why do you send a fire truck along with the ambulance on certain medical emergency calls?
Our department has first responder personnel and we can get help to you more quickly. All of our personnel are trained in First Aid / CPR and we also have Emergency Medical Technicians that can be at the scene of an emergency and start patient before the ambulance.

When should I call 9-1-1 and what should I tell the dispatcher?
You should call 9-1-1 when there is a fire or medical emergency. Emergencies are best described as Sudden, unexpected, or impending situations that may cause injury, loss of life, damage to the property, and/or interference with the normal activities of a person or firm and which, therefore, requires immediate attention and remedial action.

Be sure to remain calm and tell the dispatcher the address of the emergency. Answer any and all questions that they may have, even if they seem trivial to you, every question they ask is for a very specific purpose.
Be sure to follow any directions that they may provide.

Will the fire department come fill my pool?
Unfortunately we do not fill swimming pools. We recommend contacting a water hauling company for this.

What kind of jobs can I volunteer for?
There are many roles that can be filled at the fire station from driving the trucks, to putting the fires out or simply just helping out on the outside of a fire scene. Stop by the fire station for more information!

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