The Bensalem Township Department of Public Safety announced the suspension of operations for the Union Fire Company, 2067 State Road.
According to a release, there have been many incidents and issues over the past 12-18 months in which the leadership of the company has failed to follow both the administrative and operational directions from the township.
The suspension of the operations will in no way impact public safety. The township has already reassigned other authorized fire companies to provide coverage to those areas previously covered by the Union Fire Company.
According to the release, this decision was not the result of an isolated incident, but rather a culmination of numerous incidents and events that have resulted in a loss of confidence in the leadership of Union Fire Company.
“The majority of the volunteer fire fighters of this company are loyal and dedicated individuals, and this unfortunate but necessary action by the township should not negatively reflect on them,” the release stated. “We are hopeful that these issues will be resolved immediately, and our goal is to restore the operating privileges of Union Fire Company as soon as possible.”
Public Safety Director Fred Harran was in a meeting when Bensalem Patch attempted to reach him by phone. Similarly, calls to the Union Fire Company went straight to an answering service.