120 College Ave
P.O. Box 275
Factoryville, PA 18419
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Emergency : 911
The Factoryville Fire Company is located approximately 23 miles west of Scranton off of Routes 6 & 11.
It supplies fire, rescue and ambulance service to an area of approximately 172 square miles. We serve approximately 3,300 residents of Factoryville Borough, Clinton Township, and portions of La Plume Township. We provide ambulance coverage to Benton, Clinton, Lenox, Lathrop, and Nicholson Townships, plus parts of LaPlume Township and Factoryville Borough. Our coverage area is even bigger now that we have combined ambulance efforts with the Dalton Ambulance Company.
The Fire Company responds to an average of 150 fire and rescue calls and 500 ambulance calls per year. The Fire Company has mutual aid agreements with 10 surrounding Fire Companies. The active membership consists of approximately 25 firefighters, 20 emergency service personnel, 20 members of the ladies auxiliary, and 30 other volunteers who assist with administrative tasks.
The first Fire Company was named “Langstaff”, after a family who bought the first chemical fire engine in the late 1800s after a large fire in town. The original Fire Hall was located on College Avenue where Print-Ed Products is today. The basement was shared as the fire house and also the town jail. The building burned down, but was rebuilt and used until the 1950’s. The Factoryville Fire Company was chartered in 1932 and purchased their first new Ward La France Fire Truck in 1933.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, members of the fire company purchased land and built a one story, four truck bay Fire Hall, which we still use today. There was a kitchen, and radio room. All functions that the company had were held in the truck bays. In 1978 the second floor was added. It was used for meetings, storage and trainings. The second floor was renovated in 1996 with a new full service kitchen and central air added. It is presently used for all Fire Company functions and can be rented for private functions.
Plans are under way for a new facility that will allow us to have larger garage bays to accommodate the larger vehicles that have grown so much in size over the years in order to include mandated safety equipment. We will update you as the plans progress.