A Fire Police Officer is a person, who as a member of a volunteer fire
having been properly appointed, has full authority to control crowds,
and provide security when and where needed.
The Warwick Township Fire Company Special Fire Police
are responsible for scene security and
traffic direction at or near emergency locations. The Fire Police also
provide service for
community events. As local residents, your interaction with the Fire
Police will probably occur
when you are driving near an emergency response area. In the event of
an emergency (fire, accident,
rescue or flood), the Fire Police may close a road or intersection. The
purpose of such a road
closure is to:
- Permit the fire fighters and rescue workers to
concentrate on their tasks without the risk of
being hit by a passing vehicle.
- Protect motorist from entering a hazardous scene such
as a flooded roadway or other danger.
Whenever possible we try to provide alternative directions for lost and
But very often the sheer volume of traffic prevents us from speaking
with individual drivers.
Therefore, we recommend that you become familiar with alternative
routes to work and home.
(It is usually only a matter of making a series of right or left turns
a block or two away to
get back on the detoured roadway.)
Fire Police Officers usually respond to emergencies from
their home or work locations
using their own personal vehicles. In most instances, the vehicle will
display a flashing blue
or flashing red light. When you see a car with a flashing light
approaching, please pull over
to the side and permit him or her to pass safely. While on the scene,
the Warwick Township Fire Company Fire Police Officers will be wearing
bright yellow safety vests
with a Fire Police badge and identifying hat.
If you see cones or flares blocking the road, do not try
to drive around or through them.
Please slow down and obey the traffic directions given by the Special
Your automobile insurance may not cover an accident if you fail to obey
our signs, directions and/or
other traffic flow indicators.
You should also be aware that the Special Fire
Police are Sworn Officers
of the local government. Pennsylvania Law Title 75 Sections 3327 and
3102 provides for fines for
people who fail to obey Fire Police instructions or indications
relating to traffic flow.
In an Emergency Response Area these fines are doubled.
Finally, please remember that we are all volunteers who
work and live in the community.
It is our sincere desire that you get to your destination in the safest
Township Fire Company Special Fire Police Officers
Chester and Montgomery Counties have jointly developed this registry to
allow citizens with special needs and their associates an opportunity
to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency
responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other
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