The Charlestown Fire Company, Inc. was established in 1948 with 1 engine in a single bay station. In 2003, we’ve completed a 1.3 million dollar building project that will carry the town’s Fire and EMS capabilities into the 21st century.
The Charlestown Fire Company protects a primary area of approximately 35 square miles and approximately 3000 full time residents. However, our first due area is roughly 90+ square miles & 18,000+ residents. This area includes schools, churches, industrial and commercial complexes, restaurants, marinas, campgrounds, developments, highways, railroads, boating and marine shipping lanes.
Charlestown Fire Company’s area boundaries include Charlestown, Charlestown Manor, Route 7 Eastbound to Broad Creek & Westbound to Route 40, Route 40 Eastbound to the area just past Ritchie Brothers and Westbound to area of the weigh scales, Right side of Belvedere Road to I-95, all of Carpenters Point and Mountain Hill Road to the underpass and the left side of Charter Hall Road. Our area also includes the Charlestown side of the North East River and a very large portion of the Susquehanna Flats.
The fire company’s premier Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides Basic Life Support (BLS) and also Advanced Life Support (ALS) with the latest in technology and equipment. Our trained crews comprise of Paramedics, EMT-IV Techs, EMT-Basic & First Responders.