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There are many volunteer positions within the Union Fire Association of Lower Merion (UFA). An emergency services organization such as UFA requires many dedicated volunteers to fill the positions needed to support its mission. Every position is crucial in supporting the organizations’ mission.

Stop by the firehouse any Monday night to sign up to be a volunteer.

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For emergencies dial 911

Station 28 Phone

Station 28 Fax

Street Address
149 Montgomery Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Established 1903 | For over 115 years our volunteers have served the residents of Lower Merion Township in their times of need.

Welcome to the Union Fire Association of Lower Merion

Montgomery County | Station 28
Covering roughly 3 square miles of Lower Merion Township and over 4,000 Structures, the Union Fire Association (Montgomery County Station 28) provides fire and emergency services to the residents of the Bala Cynwyd and Merion sections of Lower Merion Township. In addition, Station 28 provides fire and life safety education to local preschools, kindergartens, grade schools, and local businesses.

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Sticky Post

Located at 149 Montgomery Ave. in the heart of Bala Cynwyd, Station 28 is home to Engine 28, Ladder 28, and Pipeline 28. For over 115 years, our volunteers have...
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Rescue Assignment: 1st Due

Today at approximately 1600 hours, Station 28 was dispatched for a vehicle accident rescue on the 200 block of Conshohocken State Rd. First arriving units, found a multi-vehicle accident with...
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Acquired Commercial Structures

Recently, members from the Lower Merion Fire Department, specifically the Union Fire Association (28), Belmont Hills Fire Company (22), and Merion Fire Company of Ardmore (25), trained at multiple acquired structures in Station 28’s...
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As firefighters, we represent one of the most intuitively understood natural commitments, one of those natural laws. We protect perhaps the most significant of all the natural laws.

That in times of trouble there is someone you can call, even if you are all alone…and that when we come, you are no longer a stranger. You are no longer alone. Your problem is no longer just your problem – it’s our problem. We have sworn to help both victim and perpetrator without judgment and without hesitation.

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Union Fire Association - The Beginning

At the beginning of the twentieth century the area now called Bala-Cynwyd and Merion was in the throes of the great building boom. City residents were making their permanent homes in this choice “Country” site.

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Union Fire Association - Early Progress

By July 1903, they were able to report the following progress. Two reels of 500 feet of hose each and a hose carriage were purchased at a cost of $600. One reel was kept in the basement of the Bala Public School and the other at Cynwyd.

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Members (Board of Directors, Officers)

Ladder 28

2016 E-ONE Cyclone | 100′ Aerial (Explore Ladder 28 by clicking on the compartments and equipment.)

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Pipeline 28

2008 Seagrave Marauder II | Pumper 

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Engine 28

2014 E-ONE Cyclone | Pumper (Explore Engine 28 by clicking on the compartments and equipment.)

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