Upper Gwynedd Fire Department (UGFD) was founded on November 24, 1908 and Chartered by the County of Montgomery in early 1909 as the West Point Volunteer Fire Company. It’s official name was changed on February 28, 1983 when Upper Gwynedd Township Board of Commissioners signed and adopted Ordinance 83-5 which states, “The volunteer fire department known as the "West Point Volunteer Fire Company" is hereby designated as the official Fire Department for the Township of Upper Gwynedd.“ The Fire Company then changed its name to be known now as the West Point Volunteer Fire Company of Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania d/b/a Upper Gwynedd Fire Department (UGFD).
It is the mission of the Upper Gwynedd Fire Department to provide a variety of services designed to protect the lives and property of the community we serve and the territories adjacent thereto, by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, medical emergencies, disaster or any other event which threatens the public safety through the proper utilization of Fire Department funds.
UGFD is a 501(c)(3) organization. This allows UGFD to be able to receive tax-deductible contributions, and be exempt from state sales taxes.
UGFD has several ongoing fundraisers which include annual fund drive mailers, a banquet/wedding facility https://www.ugfd.org/resources/banquet-hall/ and a few types of secure online donation options year round which include a donation directly through our website, check donations, and Amazon Smile. For more information on online donations, please visit https://www.ugfd.org/donate/
UGFD is always looking for new members, ages 14 and older. If you’re not interested in being a firefighter or EMT, there are various types of administrative opportunities available as well. For more information please visit https://www.ugfd.org/join/
The UGFD firehouse is located at 660 Garfield Avenue, West Point, PA 19486. Their doors are always open to the public every Monday evening from 6:30PM to 9:00PM for station tours or to gather information for applying for membership or community service opportunities.
For more in-depth information on the Upper Gwynedd Fire Department please visit their website at www.ugfd.org or call (215) 699-5454.