Bellefonte Fire Department
The Bellefonte Fire Department (BFD) was created by Borough Council in 2009 and comprises two volunteer fire companies, Logan Fire Company No. 1, and Undine Fire Company No. 2. The volunteer companies of the Bellefonte Fire Department have been proudly serving Bellefonte for over 150 years, and additionally provide emergency services to parts of Spring, Benner, and Marion Townships.
The BFD is a team of dedicated volunteers serving with commitment and pride. The mission of the BFD is to save lives, protect property, and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors by delivering safe and reliable services during emergency and non-emergency events.
The BFD is led by Fire Chief Gary Lohr in coordination with the BFD executive committee and the chiefs of each volunteer company. Detailed information related to the organization and operation of the BFD can be found in Chapter 35 and Chapter 39 of the Bellefonte Borough Code of Ordinances.
The BFD protects Bellefonte’s 1.8 square miles as well as 33 square miles of the adjacent townships and an approximate population of 17,657 residents. Approximately 6,457 structures are protected by the BFD and include single and multi-family dwellings, urban taxpayers, commercial and industrial midrises, historic Victorian mansions, the University Park and Bellefonte Airports, the Centre County Courthouse and government complexes, and sections of Interstates 99 and 80.
The fleet of the BFD consists of three engines, one rescue engine, one heavy rescue, one ladder/tower, one quint, two traffic/utility units, one air cascade trailer, one command/duty chief vehicle, and one special unit. Detailed information related to the BFD’s fleet can be found on the respective websites of each volunteer company.
The BFD is actively recruiting volunteers to join our team. Additional information about joining the BFD can be found at: joinbellefontefd.org