Seward Volunteer Fire Company

1230 10th St
Seward PA  15954

Phone: (814) 446-5428

Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Volunteer Fire Company of Seward is a small rural fire department located in northeastern Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. We are approximately 15 miles west of Johnstown and 65 miles east of Pittsburgh. This station is dispatched through the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. We provide primary fire protection for the borough of Seward, with a population of 484 people & 0.2 sq. miles, and the northern side of St. Clair Twp., with a population of 1,398 people & 28.7 sq. mi. We also provide rescue with several members Pennsylvania Department of Health - Vehicle Rescue Technician Certified and Emergency Medical Services with members certified as Pennsylvania Department of Health - Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic Certified. The department is also a PA Dept. of Health registered Quick Response Service (QRS), please see our Quick Response Service Section for more information. The department also provides mutual aid for numerous other organizations located in Cambria, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties. The department operates a 1993 Freightliner as a Rescue/Engine, a 2004 Freightliner as a Tanker, a 1987 Chevrolet as a Brush/Utility Truck, a 2000 Ford Expedition as a squad vehicle, and an Arctic Cat Prowler UTV. The department was organized in 1921 by E.M. Kerr, H.C. Clarke, and J.P. Donahue. The fire station originally is where the Seward Borough Building is located. The station relies on donations, fundraisers, and grants to keep our doors open and provide services to the citizens of the area. Our regular fundraisers include weekly Sunday Bingo, 2 Gun Bashes, a Comedy Show, New Year's Eve Party, and 2 Horse Races throughout the year. The fire company is also very grateful to have an awesome auxiliary. The auxiliary is there to support the fire company in what ever it is we do, weather it be a 3 a.m. house fire or a fundraiser. The auxiliary is always there, if we need them, one phone call is made and they have at a minimum of 6 people there to help. Some firefighters also help the auxiliary with their own fundraisers as well. The auxiliary always hosts a Lenten Lunch/Dinner, and there are always a certain few firefighters there to support them.

We are a small volunteer fire company located in the rural town of Seward, PA which is about 15 minutes from Johnstown.

We are a four apparatus company with 60+ members, with only about 15 active firefighters. We also operate a Quick Response Service licensed by PA Dept. of Health to get highly trained Emergency Medical Technicians on scene in a matter of minutes in an emergency. We are located in northeastern Westmoreland County; bordering Armagh & East Wheatfield Township VFC, Lower Yoder Township VFC, and New Florence VFC.

2016 Officer Line-up

Chief: Alan Shetler
Asst. 1: Kyle Miller
Asst. 2: Christopher Morrow
Lieutenants: Nick Heming, Jerry Lych, Travis Lovejoy, & Charles Wood


"FIGHTIN' 47"

"Our mission is to provide safety and security to our and surrounding communities."

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Founded: 1922

Categories: Fire Protection, Fire Station, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

SANTA Arrives

SANTA Arrives
07:00 pm - 12/07/2018

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Horse Race

Horse Race
06:30 pm - 11/24/2018

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

$5/ticket, name your horse (includes drinks and food) $25 to the winning horse's owner of each race Come out, place your bets, and have an exciting and fun time...

Turkey Raffle

Turkey Raffle
06:00 pm - 11/03/2018

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Basket Party

Basket Party
12:00 pm - 10/21/2018

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

The Seward Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is having a Basket Party on Sunday October 21, 2018; doors will be opening at 12:00 p.m. with drawings beginning at 1:00...

Horse Race

Horse Race
06:30 pm - 04/07/2018

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

$5/ticket, name your horse (includes drinks and food) $25 to the winning horse's owner of each race Come out, place your bets, and have an exciting and fun time...

Horse Race

Horse Race
06:30 pm - 11/25/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

$5/ticket, name your horse (includes drinks and food) $25 to the winning horse's owner of each race Come out, place your bets, and have an exciting and fun time...

Turkey Raffle

Turkey Raffle
06:00 pm - 11/04/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Basket Party

Basket Party
12:00 pm - 10/22/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

The Seward Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is having a Basket Party on Sunday October 22, 2017; doors will be opening at 12:00 p.m. with drawings beginning at 1:00...

Summer Bash 2017

Summer Bash 2017
04:30 pm - 08/26/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Seward VFD Summer Bash 2017 Gun Bash Saturday August 26, 2017 Doors Open at 4:30 p.m. 1. Savage Axis w/ Scope (choice of standard caliber) or $350 2. Springfield...

2017 Seward VFC Carnival

2017 Seward VFC Carnival
06:00 pm - 05/23/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

******CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS****** Its official, the Seward VFC Carnival will be Tuesday May 23, 2017 to Saturday May 27, 2017!!!! We will update the information as...

2017 Seward VFC Carnival Hosted by Seward Volunteer Fire Company

2017 Seward VFC Carnival Hosted by Seward Volunteer Fire Company
06:00 pm - 05/23/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

******CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS****** Its official, the Seward VFC Carnival will be Tuesday May 23, 2017 to Saturday May 27, 2017!!!! We will update the information as...

Table Party

Table Party
01:00 pm - 05/21/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

$5 per ticket facebook.com/Seward-Volunteer-Fire-Company-Auxiliary-206336722774439/ Each table has a different theme: - Steelers - Christmas in May - 4th of July -...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry
12:00 pm - 04/14/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Dinners ($10.00 each): - Fried Fish Sandwich - Baked Fish Dinner - Shrimp Dinner - Chicken Strips Dinner All Dinners include: Choice of One - Cabbage & Noodles,...

Horse Race

Horse Race
06:30 pm - 04/08/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

$5/ticket, name your horse (includes drinks and food) $25 to the winning horse's owner of each race Come out, place your bets, and have an exciting and fun time...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry
12:00 pm - 04/07/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Dinners ($10.00 each): - Fried Fish Sandwich - Baked Fish Dinner - Shrimp Dinner - Chicken Strips Dinner All Dinners include: Choice of One - Cabbage & Noodles,...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry
12:00 pm - 03/31/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Dinners ($10.00 each): - Fried Fish Sandwich - Baked Fish Dinner - Shrimp Dinner - Chicken Strips Dinner All Dinners include: Choice of One - Cabbage & Noodles,...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry
12:00 pm - 03/24/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Dinners ($10.00 each): - Fried Fish Sandwich - Baked Fish Dinner - Shrimp Dinner - Chicken Strips Dinner All Dinners include: Choice of One - Cabbage & Noodles,...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry
12:00 pm - 03/17/2017

At Seward Volunteer Fire Company

Dinners ($10.00 each): - Fried Fish Sandwich - Baked Fish Dinner - Shrimp Dinner - Chicken Strips Dinner All Dinners include: Choice of One - Cabbage & Noodles,...

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