Official Website of the Fire Police Association of Berks County
Welcome to our new website, the content should be familiar to you, it is just the format in which its laid out that has changed. Our website is here to serve all members of the association. If you have a suggestion for the website, feel free to contact us through our "Contact Us" page!
*****************NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE******************
December 12th, 2013
The General Membership meeting for December 14, 2013 at Centerport has been changed due to inclement weather warnings.
The new date and time is: December 16, 2013 at 1900 hrs. at Centerport. Please notify everyone you
know that instead of Saturday it's the following Monday. Many do not
have E mail and still need to be notified.
A notice will be sent out on Berks Radio also.
End of Year Reports and 2014 Rosters
October 27th, 2013
The year end reports and 2014 roster forms are now in electronic form as well as fill in forms for you to submit to the association in addition to the old paper forms that are usually mailed out. The electronic forms can be found in the "documents" section of the website. The old forms have been emailed to all Fire Police Captain's as well as a letter explaining the changes for this year. We hope that by distributing the forms early and having online electronic forms, it will be more convenient for you to process and submit the information in order to have the ‘Association Roster Book’ distributed in a timely manner. If you will not be responsible for completing these forms, please forward the forms and information to the appropriate officer. The Executive Board has established February 15, 2014 as the deadline for returning these forms and the membership grace period.
It is very important to include the correct name, address, contact numbers and email address on the ‘2014 Annual Roster Member Information Form’. Rosters are distributed to the Berks County Communications Center, Law Enforcement Agencies; are used by Captains for Mutual Aid and for planning Non-Emergency Events; and by the Association for notifying members of upcoming events and for the verification of membership for the training provided for our Members.
Please contact the Financial Secretary anytime during the year when Members are added or removed from your Unit. Include on your ‘2014 Roster Member Information Form’ the F.P.A.B.C. Life Members who are active in your unit and when retired from active street duty, advise the Financial Secretary who will place them on the ‘Life Members’ section of the Association website. Please include a copy of New Member’s ‘Oath of Office’ and a completed and signed ‘Accident & Health Beneficiary Designation Form’. Resubmit the insurance form only when there are changes in beneficiaries.
The ‘2013 Year End Report’: The information you submit documents the time and service all Berks County Fire Police provide to our communities in the performance of our duties. We suggest that Captains obtain their Company’s or Department’s Firehouse Software Report for this information.
If you have any questions or need assistance completing the forms and/or reports please contact Peter Goda by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Training Schedule
October 24th, 2013
We have updated the training schedule for the rest of this year and 2014 in the "Training" and "Events" pages of the website. Please checkout the many training courses that will be offered
Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force
Sept. 3, 2013
Lancaster County has recently formed a fire police task force. They are working on a resource list of fire police Captains and Lieutenants within the neighboring counties. If you are interested in providing them with the info please download the form below, fill it out and mail it to them.
Please be sure to check out our "Events" page. On it contains information about our upcoming training classes, meeting locations dates and times, as well as requests for assistance. If you are interested in helping at an event, please contact the person listed to obtain a letter for your municipality and/or department. As of January 1, 2013 the Fire Police Association of Berks County has eliminated the Request for Assistance Form.
Please note: All non-emergency fire police operations must be pre-approved by the municipality. Municipalities must approve the use of fire police where an event is being held and out-of-municipality fire police must get approval from their home municipality to help out in another municipality. There are many different ways that municipalities handle this approval. Fire Police must be sure that they have the approval and authority to work at these non-emergency functions.
Fire Police in Berks County always ready for trouble
Jason A. Kahl - Reading Eagle
Published March 23, 2013
They stand out in the cold, the rain, the middle of the night and tell drivers to go the other way.... Continue Reading