In January 2002, after 100 years of volunteer fire protection to Morrisville Borough, Capitol View and Union Fire Companies consolidated their volunteer efforts, thereby forming Morrisville Fire Company. After lengthy discussions and meetings with both fire companies, state, county and borough officials, it was determined that a merger would benefit the Borough and its residents.
Morrisville Fire Company adopted our current slogan “Preserving Our Past, Protecting Your Future”. Preserving our past, and being able to hold onto the history of both fire companies, and protecting your future, continuing to provide fire protection to the community, and the citizens of the Borough of Morrisville.
Prior to the merger, Union Fire Company ran its operations with two engines, one ladder, a special service, and a marine unit, while Capitol View Fire Company had two engines, one rescue, one special service, and a marine unit. Having four engines and two special service vehicles was too much for the station to be able to accommodate, so both engines from Union were sold, along with the special service from Capitol View. The newly established Morrisville Fire Company now operates with two engines, one ladder, one rescue, one special service, and two marine units.
In 2005, the company purchased two GMC Yukon Chief’s vehicles, and a new 2005 Dura Craft marine unit. Plans are in the works to build a new firehouse on North Pennsylvania Ave. to better accommodate the apparatus and the membership.
Today we are proud to say that we have 35 active firefighting members. We are also under contract with Lower Makefield Township to provide fire protection to a portion of their coverage area and also provide mutual aid with our surrounding communities. On average, we respond to between 350-400 calls on a yearly basis.