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Fire and Rescue Services Divison
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John Waters
Chief Fire Marshal

William Daywalt
Deputy Fire Marshal

175 W. Valley Forge Rd.
King of Prussia, PA  19406

Fire (Non-Emergencies): 610-265-5533

Chief Fire Marshal: 610-205-8513

Deputy Fire Marshal: 610-205-8554

Fx: 610-265-8467
Emergencies: Dial 911

To maintain an effective response capability to natural and man-made emergencies through planning and efficient use of human resources and equipment.

Upper Merion Township is fortunate to be served by three completely volunteer fire companies: the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, the Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company, and the Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company.

    During 2014, the three companies responded to over 1,200 emergency calls. They included:
    • Alarm protection system troubleshooting
    • Assisting neighboring municipality fire departments
    • Field and brush fires
    • Fire, police, and public service calls
    • Fire prevention and life safety education
    • Hazardous materials incidents
    • Structural and vehicle fires
    • Vehicle and other types of rescue calls

    The Township is also served by the Lafayette Ambulance and Rescue Squad. The squad is a combination department with volunteers and paid staff and  is proud to boast three fully equipped state-licensed Advanced Life Support ambulances (paramedics) and a rehabilitation response unit to support fire company operations during emergency incidents.

    In addition, Lafayette has a community training program that teaches CPR, first aid, and emergency responder training classes to the community and businesses in the Upper Merion Area.

    During 2014, the ambulance squad responded to over 2,800 emergency calls. The calls included:
    • Cardiac
    • Fall victims
    • Respiratory
    • Vehicle accidents
    • Other medical calls


    / Volunteering

    The Fire and Rescue Services Division train on a regular basis to keep their skills up to date. If you should see them training in your neighborhood, walk on over and take a look at some of the tools and equipment used by the firefighters.

    If you are interested in serving the community as a firefighter or emergency medical care provider contact William Daywalt, Deputy Fire Marshal at 610-205-8554 office phone or at email.  The Deputy Fire Marshal will forward your information to the appropriate company. 

    When you contact the Deputy Fire Marshal about volunteering, please provide the following: Your Name, Home or other Telephone Number, Email Address and your Home Address.  You must be a minimum of 15 years of age to volunteer.  Thank you for exploring the opportunities of volunteering with on of the four agencies of the Upper Merion Township Fire and Rescue Services.