Shavertown Fire Department

Mission:To provide fire prevention, suppression and rescue services to the residents of Shavertown,Kingston Township and neighboring communities.——— Proud associate members of Back Mt. Regional Fire/EMS

Breaking News

Shavertown Vol. Fire Department Obtains Recognition

The Shavertown Vol. Fire Department is proud to announce that for the twelfth consecutive year we
have been recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Office of the State Fire
Commissioner as a Bronze Level Certified fire department. What this indicates is the fifty percent of our
firefighters are recognized as Certified Professionals at various levels in accordance with nationally
recognized and sanctioned Professional Qualification Standards. These levels are accredited by the
Office ofthe State Fire Commissioner, the National Pro-Board and IFSAC (International Fire Service
Accreditation Congress). The Office of the State Fire Commissioner States, “That the purpose of the
certification program is to recognize organizations that support, promote, and encourage their
emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s Certification Program
administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner”. Our department believes it is important
that you know that your emergency responders are constantly working towards providing you the
residence of Shavertown, Kingston Twp. and the Back Mountain Region with the best possible
emergency services. Currently we are working towards becoming seventy-five percent certified and
joining a very small elite group throughout the commonwealth.

Gary E. Beisel Fire Chief

Jeffrey R. Beisel Captain/Accreditation Officer


Dates for 2017 Breakfast

Rapid Entry Systems

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The Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department has as part of our mission the goal for providing the best and most up-to-date service to the residences and businesses of Shavertown.  What makes this difficult at times is responding to emergencies whether fire or medical in locked facilities with no available key holder to allow us rapid entry.  In order for us to access buildings quickly, minimize forced entry damage, and protect firefighters from injury, the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department has adopted the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System community wide.  Currently more than ten thousand fire departments across the nation and the communities they serve enjoy the benefits of this proven system.

Knox-Boxes are constructed of ¼” solid steel housing with a ½” solid plate steel door and reinforced locking mechanism.  They are UL listed against physical attack and the Medeco Security lock is patented and UL listed for drill, pick and pull resistance.  The master key to open the Know-Box is held and controlled ONLY by the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department.  This high security key is strictly controlled and is produced ONLY by the Medeco factory under direction from an authorized fire official’s signature.  While Knox-Boxes are recommended by the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department they are purchased directly from the Knox Company.  Once installed near the entrance to your property, the fire department locks your building entrance key inside the Knox-Box so that it is available on site for future emergencies.

To purchase Knox Box for your home or business go to On-Line Purchases.  It will prompt you for your zip code (18708) and select a Fire Department.  Select the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department (ONLY IF YOUR LOCATION IS IN THE SFD FIRST DUE AREA).

If you have further questions please feel free to call the Knox Company at 800-552-5669 or you may visit the Knox website at   Otherwise, please call our fire department at 570-675-1302 to obtain an order form and installation instructions.