How Do I:
Apply for: Volunteering
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter for the Norristown Fire Department, Please submit this form. Submission of this form does not obligate you to join, but provides you with information on being a member. Click the link to access the volunteer interest form: Norristown Fire Department Volunteer Interest Form
Please note: all Fire Department applicants must complete a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY 113 (UF) 6/11) and On-Line Child Abuse History Clearance Form before submitting the Norristown Fire Department Membership Application and PA Criminal History Records Check, linked here:
Norristown Fire Department Application and PA Criminal History Records Check Form
Apply for: Employment
Each applicant for the position of Firefighter must present proof of the following at the time of application:
(1) possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (PROOF MUST BE PROVIDED); (2) be a United States citizen, (3) be 21 years of age (4) be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a firefighter prior to appointment, (5) possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; (6) be a Pennsylvania State Certified Level II Firefighter or equivalent and have an issued certification number in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 consensus standards (PROOF MUST BE PROVIDED); (7) meet National Fire Protection (NFPA) 1002 consensus standards Driver Operator – Pumper Certification, OR both Emergency Vehicle Operator Training (EVOC) and pump operations course.
Any applicant who meets the general requirements above and who has actively served as a volunteer within the Norristown Fire Department for at least 12 months prior to the time of application, and who was on scene for at least 10% of his/her member company emergency calls shall receive an additional 5 points on top of their total score if the applicant receives a passing score on all of the required examinations. A letter by the Chief of the NFD confirming such services must be submitted.
Request: Fire Reports
To request a fire incident report, please contact the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal at 610-270-2894. The cost is $25.00. Checks should be made payable to the Municipality of Norristown. Additionally, the Municipality of Norristown charges the following additional fees for photographs.
- Black & White photos: $10.00/print
- Digital Photos: $15.00/print
- Digital Photos on CD: $200.00/CD
To request a fire inspection of your business, please contact the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal at 610-270-2894.
Station Tour/Safety Talks
To make a request for a station tour or a fire safety presentation; please contact the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal at (610) 270-2894.
The Fire Safety House
To schedule the Kid’s Fire Safety House for your school or community event please contact the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal at (610) 270-2894.
Free Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Any Norristown resident needing a Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Alarm is encouraged to call the hotline at 610-270-2870 or complete the form linked here: Free Smoke Alarm Form
Knox Box Information
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Fire Training at my Workplace
Workplace Fire Safety can be conducted by the Norristown Fire Department. If interested, please contact the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal at (610) 270-2894.
Fees associated with Fire Safety Training are as follows:
- $550.00 - 45 minute presentation for profit companies
- $225.00 - 45 minute presentation for non-profit organizations
Dispose of: Fire Extinguishers
The Norristown Fire Department does not fill or inspect fire extinguishers; we suggest that you check with your local retailers or telephone book.
If you fire extinguisher needs to be disposed of, follow these exact instructions: If your extinguisher is partially or completely full, start by releasing any pressure remaining in the container. To release pressure, squeeze the top to let out a bit of extinguishing agent. You should not release the entire contents of the bottle; rather, you simply want to start the pressure release process. Once you have done this, wait for the needle on the gauge to fall to zero—this could take a few hours up to a few days. After it has reached zero, you can take it to a hazardous waste center, where their technicians can recycle both the extinguishing agent and the shell.
If your fire extinguisher is mostly or fully empty, be sure to empty what may remain by squeezing the handle and releasing the agent. Once it is empty, remove the head so that no one confuses it for a full container. You can then recycle the shell; it should be accepted by most recycling centers.
Smoke detectors typically fall within two categories: photoelectric and ionization. When it comes to disposal, old photoelectric detectors can be safely put in the trash, so long as you remove the battery first. Read on for information about ionization detectors.
Ionization-Based Smoke Detectors: Ionization detectors contain a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive isotope. When in use, these detectors are perfectly safe, as the radioactive material is shielded by a metal chamber inside the device. If dismantled, however, the radioactive material can become exposed. For this reason, you should never try to take apart an old ionization detector. To determine whether or not your detector is an ionization type, look on the back; it should either have the letter "I" or say ionization.
So how do I dispose of an ionization detector? Some local hazardous waste collection centers will accept ionization smoke detectors. You can also try to send your old detector back to the original manufacturer. Locate the brand name and/or address on the back of the device, or find the information in the user's manual. After removing the battery, send the whole unit back intact (do not try to disassemble!) with a note indicating that the device is intended for disposal.
Get: My pool filled
The Norristown Fire Department DOES NOT fill pools. You can search the internet for who fills swimming pools near me.
Car Seat Installed
The Montgomery County Health Department has certified car seat technicians who inspect child safety seats. Participants are educated on the proper way to install a car seat in their car, and to ensure their child is properly restrained in the car seat. Car seat checks are by appointment only. This service is free of charge and open to all residents of Montgomery County.
To schedule an appointment, visit their website at: www.montcopa.org/carseatcheck
Any questions about car seats not related to scheduling can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Norristown install location is at the Montgomery Hose Fire Company, 201 West Freedley Street, Norristown.
Rent a Hall
There are NO HALLS for rent at any of the Norristown Fire Department Stations.
Fire Extinguisher filled
The Norristown Fire Department does not fill or inspect fire extinguishers; we suggest that you check with your local retailers or search the internet or local telephone directory.