Excelsior No. 1

Serving Bellwood Borough / Antis Township

Excelsior Fire Company No. 1 of Bellwood, PA

100% volunteer since 1891........

  ........122yrs of Pride and Dedication  

Rescue/Squad 2232

Rescue/Squad 2232 is now in service. After many months of planning and hard work by the volunteers of Excelsior No. 1 our new unit is finally in service. Built on a 2011 Ford F-550 chassis along with an Reading work body, R/SQ 2232 has been built to cover a wide range of duties. Main use will be to provide a second rescue unit when Rescue/Engine 2231 is working other calls or outside our first due district. This unit has been equiped with a 6kw hydraulic generator, portable scene lighting, Paratech vehicle stabilization struts, cribbing, Genesis hydraulic combi tool and power unit, rope and water rescue equipment and currently awaiting a DOH QRS cert.


The Excelsior Fire Co. No. 1 is now selling reflective address signs. In conjunction with the new Blair County Address Project these new reflective signs will help emergency service personnel both fire, police and ems locate your house. There is a very short turn-around time when ordering these signs. Signs are double sided green reflective with white letters. We recommend these address signs be placed within 10ft of the roadway, infront of your house. Cost is $15.00 per sign. Orders will be recieved at the firehouse by calling (814) 742-8541

Wednesday March 11, 2009 the Excelsior Fire Company No. 1  Rescue/Engine 2231 recieved its certification from the Pennsylvania Deptartment of Health.  Excelsior No. 1 is the 4th fire department in the 7 county South-Central EMS Region to be Recognized as an ADVANCED rescue.

Excelsior Hook & Ladder No. 1 year 1891

The first Truck Co. Photo dated 1891 when the newly charter Excelsior Hook and Ladder No. 1 of Bellwood PA bought their first apparatus. We owe it to these men for paving the way to Excelsior No. 1 being a department of Pride and Dedication.

PA Certification Program

On October 4, 2006, the Excelsior Fire Co. No. 1 of Bellwood PA received its recognition letter from the Fire Certification Advisory Committee of the State Fire Commissioner's Office as a Participating Department of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Certification Program at the 50% Level (Bronze). Excelsior No. 1 is one of the few VOLUNTEER Departments to receive the 50% level in Blair County. We are very proud of our members who worked so hard to achieve such an upstanding certification.


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