Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Press Release: State Gold Training Standards

Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor Upper Darby Township announces that Edward Mann Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner has notified Upper Darby Township, that our combination fire department has reached the State Gold Training Standards.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Fire commissioner’s office has set Professional Qualification standards level for emergency responders.  These standards are set based on nationally recognized training accredited by the National Pro-Board. The Gold Standard represents 100 % staff certified.

The Upper Darby Township Fire Department consists of five volunteer fire companies serving the community as a combination fire department with 150 volunteers and 41 career firefighters.  I am proud that the men and women who serve our township as firefighters have trained to meet the 100 % criteria necessary to achieve t the Fire Commissioner highest for the Gold Certification.

Edward Mann the Pennsylvania Fire commissioner will award this Gold Certification to Mayor Micozzie and the Upper Darby Fire Department on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM.  The ceremony including the application of the Gold seal to Township fire apparatus will take place at:

Upper Darby Township Municipal Building
Council Room 2nd floor
100 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pa 19082-4103