Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company - Station 63
PO Box 6 Fleetville, PA 18420
Located on State Route 407
Non-Emergency: (570) 945-3139
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FLEETVILLE – The president of the Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company will help honor the company’s history, dating back to the 1940s.
Rocco Valvano, Fleetville, has served as a volunteer with the company since 2001. With the help of Jennings Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Clarks Summit, he recently put the finishing touches on a firefighter’s memorial on the company grounds just off Route 407 near Fleetville Corners.
“The monument was designed by artist Katie Wierzbicki. Valvano has worked as a mason for 11 years and opened R. Valvano Masonry, LLC, last year.
The monument includes three separate stone pillars. Black granite inserts are engraved with the Firefighter’s Prayer, EMT Prayer and the names of the company’s charter members from its foundation on April 9, 1948. Flowers near the memorial were donated by Pat Saxton.
Much of the monument except for the granite inserts was in place in May, Valvano said.
The company’s only two remaining charter members, Wellington “Laverne” Barber and Anthony Stugus, now have the opportunity to remember their friends and the work the company has done. The two gentlemen had more than 60 years of combined experience with the company.
Both Barber and Stugus say they continue to support the company they founded by attending fundraisers.
The total cost of the memorial was approximately $7,500, according to Valvano.
Our Company Today
Today, the Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company has a total of 45 members, 15 of whom are firefighters and 6 are certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Located in northeast Pennsylvania, 18 miles north of the city of Scranton and 4 miles west of Interstate 81, these trained men and women protect 25 square miles of Benton Township, which consists of just over 1800 residents and their homes. In addition to responding to structure fires, we also respond to automatic fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, brush/grass fires and many other types of emergencies. We also respond to motor vehicle accidents on the 33 miles of township roads and 30 miles of state highways/roads. EMS Services are also provided by our company in the event of a medical or trauma emergency, along with neighboring ambulance providers. Our company has a total of 4 pieces of frontline apparatus, and one back up piece of apparatus if needed. The Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members who are interested in fire or EMS services. We are a 100% volunteer department, so without our members we would be unable to provide these services. For more info on how to become a member please read the section below.
Interested in becoming a member? We have many positions open for new membership ranging from firefighting and emergency medical services to administrative and fundraisers. We provide you with all the necessary equipment to do the job as well as all the training needed. We also offer a junior program for ages 14 to 17. You can stop by the station for an application or click on the download link below. If you have any further questions, please call the station at (570)945-3139 or email the webmaster.Click Here To Download A Membership Application.