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.
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.
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