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The Bureau of Fire is part of the Department of Public Safety and is headed by a
Director who is a member of City Council.
The Fire Department is lead by a full time paid Fire Chief and three part time paid
Assistant Fire Chiefs. Eight individual volunteer fire companies make up the
department consisting of 9 Engines, 1-100' Tractor Drawn Aerial Ladder, 1-75'
Quint Aerial Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue Truck, and 6 Squad/Utility Vehicles and 2
Chiefs four wheel drive vehicles. Special equipment includes 2 multi-gas monitors
and 5 thermal imaging cameras.
The Pottsville Fire Department provides fire & emergency responses to the 16,603
residents of the City of Pottsville and also parts of Norwegian & N. Manheim
Townships on a first call basis, covering a 10 square mile area. The department
also provides mutual aid support to other surrounding communities.
The Fire Department has a very large and comprehensive Web Site which includes
pages on each individual fire company with company history, apparatus,
line officers, etc., and reports, pictures and video of fire & emergency
incidents along with information on fire prevention, etc. Please refer to
To contact the Bureau of Fire, please send an e-mail to
If you do not have access to e-mail, please complete our