"Well done is better than well said."

Benjamin Franklin

Forefather of Volunteer Fire Service


If you take a look around your community you will find that those who volunteer are actually a lot like yourself.  Their lives are busy with jobs, hobbies, children, responsibility, etc.  Certainly volunteering is not easy.  In fact, it’s a whole lot easier to ignore it rather than to join it.  A community is defined by the character and actions of those who reside in it.  Want to make a difference?  Want to feel good about being an integral part of all that makes your community great?  It’s easy – VOLUNTEER.
The Mahoning Valley is a wonderful place to live because of those who took the initiative to get involved.  Members past and present of the Mahoning Valley Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 have been proud to serve their community since 1951.  You won’t be able to deny the good feeling you will get inside knowing that you are a part of a long list of community minded individuals who made a difference as a group.
Every organization needs talented individuals who once united for a common cause can make incredibly good things happen.  Everyone has a talent.  Any volunteer fire company can benefit from something you are good at or willing to learn.  It goes beyond just responding to the call.  We have a business side, a social side, a maintenance side, an administrative side, and of course an operational side.  Bring us a talent and we will graciously put it to good use for our community.  Please join our family.


If you have taken the time to view the pages on this website it has become very obvious that being a good volunteer takes a considerable amount of time.  The biggest detriment to ones decision to volunteer is the concept of not having time.  Take a moment to look around your community and see who is volunteering.  Again, you will find that actually most of them are just like yourself.  The difference is that they take the time to make the time for the betterment of all.  Time well spent is actually quite rewarding.  We hope you eventually come to realize that telling a volunteer that you don't have any time is quite silly.  However, if you don't have any time, could you consider your support in the form of a financial donation ?  We proudly accept our obligation to our community.  But without financial support in the form of donations and fundraisers, all of our efforts are futile.  Being 100% volunteer, we can make your dollar go a long way.  We humbly thank you in advance for finding away to help us help you.



Mahoning Valley Vol Fire Co No 1

2358 Mahoning Drive West

Lehighton, PA 18235


We are officially a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making donations tax deductable.