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Association Fundraiser
June 27th, 2015


Berks County Fire Police Association

At

The Greater Governor Mifflin Community Days

 

Starting Monday June 29th 2015 to Friday July 3rd 2015

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday from 6pm-10pm

Friday July 3rd 6pm -11pm

All the Ladies Auxiliary needs is help with running their Bingo Tent. All we need to do is collect the money and call numbers back to the Bingo caller. Volunteers and members of the Association will be not be reporting as Fire Police Officers but as ‘civilians’ supporting this fundraiser for the Fire Police Association. Please dress accordingly.

The Grill Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will be making a donation to the Association.


This is a new fundraiser for the Association.


If you can help contact zone 4 Director Brian R. Simmon.
610-741-5637


The Fire Police Association of Berks County's position statement regarding Non-Emergency Events

December 2nd, 2014

To all Fire Police, Fire Companies/Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, Municipalities and Event Coordinators:

The issue of Fire Police rendering assistance at non-emergency events has been confusing and problematic for years here in Berks County. For many years, the Fire Police Association of Berks County has furnished a “Request for Assistance Form” to make the process easy. As of January 1, 2013 we have eliminated and will no longer accept this document. As a service to our members and municipalities requesting non-emergency event assistance, the Association will develop a section on our website to view and download Municipal Authorizations for Non-Emergency Event Fire Police Assistance. It shall be the responsibility of the Fire Police that would like to help another municipality at non-emergency events to get the permission to do so from their municipality that grants them the authority to be Fire Police!!!

There are many different ways to gain or permanently possess this permission to serve in other municipalities for non-emergency events. It shall be the Member of the Fire Police Unit’s responsibility to know what their local policies, ordinances, resolutions and procedures are in order to render assistance in other municipalities during non-emergency events.

All non-emergency events must have the authorization of the municipality to approve the use of Fire Police at non-emergency events. The process for a Municipality to authorize the use of Fire Police at non-emergency events are accomplished many different ways: Some Municipalities grant their Municipal Police Department the authority to approve the use of Fire Police for non-emergency events. Some Municipalities do not. Some Municipalities grant their Local Fire Company/Department the authority to approve the use of Fire Police for non-emergency events. Some Municipalities do not. Some Municipalities require that all authority granted to Fire Police for non-emergency events be passed by resolution for every single event at a Municipal Meeting. Some Municipalities grant the Mayor or Chair of the Board of Supervisors the authority to approve Fire Police for non-emergency events. The Fire Police Association of Berks County will not interfere with Local Fire Police Policy.

It is the absolute right of Law for your Local Municipality to permit or deny Fire Police activity/authority at non-emergency events. If you have no permission, you violate the Law.

The person who should be coordinating Fire Police activity for non-emergency events should be the Fire Police Captain. The Fire Police Captain needs to cooperate with the Municipal Officials, Event Organizers, Police Department, Fire Company, Home Fire Police Unit and Assisting Fire Police Units. In turn when all authorizations are processed and in order, the Fire Police Association of Berks County will place the municipalities’ official authorization for Fire Police assistance on our website.

The Association is exploring alternative means of communicating with our members to help. We strongly suggest that our members attend Fire Police Meetings and State Approved Fire Police Training. We discuss many of our problems and situations at these forums and when decades of experienced people come together it may help. Also, the manpower that is needed for your non-emergency event may be at a meeting or training session and details may be worked out.


Executive Committee
Fire police Association of Berks County

Association Receives Donation From Met-Ed
November 18th, 2014

At the Executive Committee meeting on Monday November 17th 2014 the Fire Police Association of Berks County was presented with a donation from Met-Ed.



Accepting the $1,000 check are from L-R, Donald Bailey President, Ron Waszk Recording Secretary, Peter Goda Financial Secretary and Karen Baxter Manager of External Affairs for Met-Ed.