West Hills Regional Fire/Ambulance
The West Hills Regional Fire Department, Inc. was established in January 2006 through the consolidation of the Westmont Volunteer Fire Company and the Brownstown Volunteer Fire Company. In 2012, the Department expanded to include the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company. The department has 40 active members under the direction of Fire Chief Robert Tauber.
The main station is located in the Westmont Borough Municipal Building at 1000 Luzerne Street. Station 2 is located in Brownstown Borough at 332 Habicht Street, and station 3 is located in Ferndale Borough at 109 Station Street. The fire department provides fire and rescue services to a population of over 7,500 residents to include; Westmont Borough, Brownstown Borough, Ferndale Borough and the Westwood section of Lower Yoder Township.
The West Hills Regional Fire Department has earned special recognition and a silver rating certificate from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner for certifying at least 75% of the active firefighters to the national fire fighter one standards. Out of 2,448 fire departments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are only 352 certified and 73 are certified at the silver rating, thus making the West Hills Regional Fire Department one of the best trained fire departments in the Commonwealth. Members continue to upgrade their skills by participating in local, county, state, and nationally certified training programs.
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The Hilltop Ambulance Association was established in 1987 and serves the Boroughs of Westmont, Southmont and Brownstown. Professional Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are employed and in-station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide immediate care in your time of need. The ambulance association relies on the income from the yearly membership drive, insurance reimbursement, and donations through the ambulance fund to cover its operating expenses. We need your help to continue to provide the quality emergency medical care that is so desperately needed. A membership in the ambulance service for $45.00 per year covers the entire household, including visitors. Membership applications are mailed during January, take effect in February and are good for a year. If you have lost your membership application, call 255-7777 to receive a new one. Members receive unlimited local emergency service, medically necessary non-emergency ambulance transport, and the completion of insurance forms for your transport. The average ambulance run costs $640.00 and insurance companies usually only pay approximately $400, leaving the patient responsible for $240.00. But, as a member, the ambulance association accepts the insurance payment as payment in full as long as the patient’s copayment is made and writes off the unpaid balance. Non-members must pay all unpaid balances.