Springfield Township, Delaware County, PA
The Past Present & Future

On June 10, 1920, the Springfield Fire Company was chartered in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. From the early days of operation out of the one bay fire house at the corner of Powell Road and Saxer Avenue to the modern day, state-of-the-art facility at 217 Saxer Avenue, the Springfield Fire Company has always provided the highest level of fire protection and fire prevention for the citizens of Springfield Township and surrounding communities. As the Members of Springfield Fire Company continue to move on and improve upon what their founding fathers started, the Company Motto of “Ad Serviendum Dedicatus” (Dedicated to Serving) will serve as a guide to all the individuals that give their time and devotion to making the Springfield Fire Company the best of the best.

“The Mile of Maroon”

This was the nickname given to the Springfield Fire Company’s apparatus during a neighboring fire company’s parade.
We liked the nickname so here it is, the
“Mile of Maroon.”

From the long devoted hours of members of the Springfield Fire Company, the continued support of Springfield Township and the insight of the Springfield Township Fireman’s Relief Association, has risen the Firefighting and Rescue Force of Company 44. All of the apparatus that is utilized by the members, has been planned and designed by the members through apparatus committees that spend months designing the vehicles that meet the needs of Springfield Township. With the financing of the apparatus through Springfield Township and the Springfield Township Fireman’s Relief Association, the members can devote all of their time in designing and maintaining the best firefighting equipment for the citizen’s of Springfield Township.

The Springfield Fire Company also prides itself on the unique color of all the apparatus. The color Maroon has been used on all Springfield Fire Company apparatus with the exception of the 1976 Pierce Tactical Unit. Labeled as a test for safer apparatus, it was quickly decided that the color Maroon would be used on all future apparatus. Legend has it that the first piece of modern fire equipment in the United States was colored maroon. The Springfield Fire Company continues this tradition while making many strides in the continued progression of the Fire Service.