Wissahickon Fire Company


Wissahickon Fire Company proudly protects over 16,500 people primarily living in a residential area of 10 square miles. The private company operates out of two stations – Ambler and Lower Gwynedd and is served by members on a volunteer basis.

The Wissahickon Fire Company was founded in 1891 by a group of dedicated volunteers to protect the Borough of Ambler and the surrounding area from fire. Today the company consists of 85+ active firefighters, all volunteers. These men and women continue to provide primary fire and rescue services to Ambler Borough and Lower Gwynedd Township, and are called by numerous other fire companies to assist when needed. Along with traditional fire response, Wissahickon prides itself in its specialty rescue capabilities, including Vehicle, High Angle, Trench, Confined Space, Collapse, and Water Rescue. The company also responds to hazardous materials incidents, searches, and investigations and they hold weekly drills and special training at the Montgomery County Fire Academy.  Wissahickon is also a member of the Eastern Montgomery County Large Diameter Hose Task Force.

They maintain 10 units of fire equipment and portable equipment totaling over $3 million. Wissahickon is supported by an annual fundraising campaign, and by donations from residents and businesses.

For more information or to volunteer your time, visit www.station7.org or call 215-646-5592.


Photo of Wissahickon Fire Company
Wissahickon Fire Company
Phone: Emergency: 911 Phone: Non-emergency: 215-646-1266

Add/Remove/Update Your Contact Information

Ambler Main Street & Other Special Events

all-day Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Nov 25 all-day
Small Business Saturday® is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the small businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around[...]
1:00 pm Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting @  |  |
Photo by Chris Raines   Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade is Saturday, Dec 2nd! The parade is always a wonderful community event that you don’t want to miss. Arrive early to get your prime[...]
7:00 pm Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler @ Ambler Train Station
Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler @ Ambler Train Station
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler @ Ambler Train Station |  |  |
Photo by Chris Raines   Join us to welcome Santa by train and then take a walk to the new Borough Hall for milk and cookies while Santa and Mrs. Claus read a story to[...]
all-day Holiday Shopping Weekend Specials
Holiday Shopping Weekend Specials
Dec 8 – Dec 10 all-day
A Special Shopping weekend with Special Store Hours, Caroling, Holiday Cheer, and loaded with Shopping Specials. Check our Facebook page for shopping and dining specials.