The Mahoning Valley Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is nestled in the quaint Village of New Mahoning, a few miles west of the town of Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. We remain a dedicated group of volunteers proud to serve our community since incorporating in 1951. A coverage area spanning 24.6 square miles of small business, big box retail centers, and industry dispursed amongst vast agricultural and quiet rural living, requires six peices of apparatus standing ready to protect a wide diversity of response challenges, and ultimately the beautiful sights, sounds, and people of our community, including those who pass thru it.
We work hard to continue the traditions established by our charter members and all who served prior to us providing residents well trained, well equipped, and well rounded emergency services response to Mahoning Township and surrounding communities.
A community is defined not only by the people within it, but more importantly the actions of those people. We like to think of it as being part of something bigger than yourself. We hope that you will stop by sometime to witness all that is good about volunteering for your community and encourage you to do the same. Of course there is sacrifice, however the warm feeling you get deep inside knowing that you took the initiative to build a better place to live and help you neighbors is well worth it.
The true test of ones character is what one does when no one else is watching. And when duty calls, that is where charater counts. Rest easy knowing that we remain vigilant, ready to drop what we are doing when the bell rings, and become a neighbor coming to help a neighbor. A simple concept with complex challenges we are proud to accept as doing our part for community. If we all do just a little, together we can accomplish so much.