West Mead #1 VFC hosts a number of fundraisers each year, including a golf outing in June, our annual ice cream social and a cruise-in at Ranz Bar & Grill in August. These events are open to the public, and we usually look for sponsors to offset the costs of hosting each fundraiser.

Volunteer fire departments are always looking for individuals who will invest their time and energy in learning skills and serving their community. Perhaps you don’t have the time to become a certified firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT), but you can serve by washing apparatus, checking equipment, cleaning stations, helping with fundraisers, and many other non-emergency tasks.

We enable our members to pursue firefighter and First Responder/EMT training, and our members may also pursue specialized training to serve with Crawford County Scuba Team.

To become a member of West Mead #1, download and fill out an application and give it to any member or mail it to this address:

West Mead #1 VFC
c/o Membership Committee
PO Box 573
Meadville, PA 16335


Your contributions allow us to continue training and equipping firefighters and medics to perform their duties. A single breathing device (SBCA) may cost $5,000, while a thermal imaging camera (TIC) may cost $10,000. With the best of care, our apparatus will last for many years, but replacement costs are still a significant part of our budget.

Donate by Check

West Mead #1 VFC accepts donations by check at the following address:

West Mead #1 VFC
c/o Fund Drive Campaign
PO Box 573
Meadville, PA 16335

Donate by Credit Card

West Mead #1 VFC also accepts donations by credit card using PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to donate.
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Your cooperation during incidents can help us effectively respond to calls.
  • Pull your vehicle to the right when you see emergency vehicle lights in your rear-view mirror.
  • Follow directions from fire police directing traffic at incidents.
  • Avoid parking in front of hydrants on street corners, and clear snow around hydrants so they’re easily accessible in inclement weather.
  • Avoid driving over fire hoses at incidents.
  • If you must approach an incident on foot for some reason, park far away so your vehicle will not be in the way of crews operating or arriving on scene.