THIRD DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE CO NO 1 OF BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Bristol, PA   |  www.thirddistrictvfc.com

Mission

Third District Fire Company is dedicated to serving Lower Bucks County with Fire Suppression, Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response and Homeland Security. We are centered in Bristol Township and provide automatic aid to Lower Bucks County and mutual aid to Burlington County New Jersey.

Notes from the nonprofit

This organization is associated with the Third District Volunteer Fire Company Relief Association and shares the same officers. That Association information can be found elsewhere on this site.

Ruling year info

1991

President

Mr. Herb Schoell Sr.

Vice President

Deshawn Newkirk

Main address

1141 Harrison St

Bristol, PA 19007 USA

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EIN

23-2655366

NTEE code info

Fire Prevention / Protection / Control (M24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a volunteer fire department comprised of unpaid professionals. Our goal is to both prevent and fight fires and save lives in Lower Bucks County. We respond to emergency medical calls, car accidents, and public safety issues and assist the police department in emergencies.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Building Improvements

We need to upgrade the HVAC system in our building to a modern ecologically responsible energy efficient system. This includes switching from oil heat to natural gas and replacing 30 year old air conditioners with modern air conditioners / heat pumps units.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are looking to provide the tax payers of Bristol Township with a cost effective means of 24/7 fire protection. We are always striving for better training for our members and we hold our volunteers at the professional level by requiring IFSAC and Pro Board certifications.

We utilize an aggressive internal training program and utilize Bucks County and national fire training centers. We also use both internal and external checks and measures to improve our efficiency.

We have implemented a program with incentives to complete different levels of certifications. These are non monetary incentives that generally involve clothing and PPE.

We have a 100% success rate for all members riding the apparatus.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THIRD DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE CO NO 1 OF BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Herb Schoell Jr.

President

Term: 2021 - 2021


Board co-chair

Deshawn Newkirk

Vice President

Term: 2021 - 2021

David Burns Sr.

Life Member / Past Chief

Deshawn Newkirk

Active Member

Joe Gasper

Life Member/ Past President

Howard E McGoldrick

Life Member / Past Chief

Maynard Hathaway

Active Member

Raymond Finnell

Life Member

David Bruns Sr.

Life Member / Past Chief

Michael Ferguson

Active Member

Michael Tomlinson

Active Member

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2021

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