Key Project Milestones
The need to replace our 94-year-old Main Station in Berwyn, as well as building a permanent Substation in Tredyffrin Township, are issues that have been discussed with both Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships for decades.
In 2019 a joint ESOP (Emergency Services Operations Planning) group was created with Supervisors from Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships, Township staff, and the Fire Companies serving the T-E Community. Additionally, the Berwyn Fire Company Capital Planning Group has Supervisor Liasions from both Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.
These groups have been meeting on a regular basis for the last few years and have made great progress on issues concerning Fire / EMS services to the community, including the capital needs of the Fire Companies that serve the community.
The timeline below reflects the history of the overall project involving both the Main Station and Substation since 2008.
10/2008 - Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships commissioned System Planning Corporation to perform a
comprehensive Fire Services Deployment Study. Of note, Page 51 includes consultant's
recommendation that the Main Station be replaced "in the very near future".
04/2013 - Substation meeting & discussion with Tredyffrin Township Sub-Committee Group. This was a
result of increased development in Tredyffrin Township, along with a new housing development
'Wayne Glen' being proposed.
03/2017 - New Building Presentation to group of Supervisors from Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships.
06/2018 - Opening of a temporary Fire/EMS substation at the PECO facility off Cassatt Road.
08/2019 - Memo to ESOP (Emergency Services Operations Planning) with Supervisors from Tredyffrin &
Easttown, along with Township staff, highlighting temporary substation goals for 2020.
08/2019 - Opening of a temporary EMS substation at Old Forge Crossing Condominiums.
11/2019 - Memo to ESOP group for Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships regarding NEW location for Tredyffrin
01/2020 - Opening of the Fire / EMS substation at 1100 West Valley Road.
09/2020 - Current Capital Committee formed, including four Berwyn Fire Company representatives and
one supervisor from both Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.
12/2020 - The BFC Capital Committee finalized a list of Assumptions off which recommendations will be
01/2021 - The BFC Infrastructure Committee finalized a list "wants versus needs" for the new buildings
from which initial designs and budgets for the two buildings will be built.
02/2021 - The Township Liaisons requested a document to justify why a permanent substation is needed
versus staying in the temporary quarters.
10/2021 - A Joint Resolution passed by Easttown & Tredyffrin Townships pledges up to $4,500,000 in
township funding towards Phase I Construction Costs (up to 50% of costs).
10/2021 - The Berwyn Fire Company hired Lauren Coy as Director of Development to lead our Capital Campaign
05/2022 - A total of $1.5 million in funding from the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
(RACP) was allocated to the Berwyn Fire Company. This will go towards the construction of the
new Main Station on Bridge Avenue in Easttown Township.
06/2022 - An additional $500,000 in funding from the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
(RACP) was allocated to the Berwyn Fire Company. The total RACP funds awarded to date total
$2 million to go towards the construction of the new Main Station on Bridge Avenue in Easttown
07/2022 - The Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopt Ordinance HR-453 to authorize
purchase of the property at 1485 Valley Forge Road for use as a fire/EMS substation for the
Berwyn Fire Company.
11/2022 - The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) approves a $15,000 grant under
the Construction Savings Account for the 2nd year in a row to assist with construction of the new
Main Station. A total of $30,000 has been allocated to date by the OSFC to support the new Main
12/2022 - Opening of the Fire / EMS substation at 1485 Valley Forge Road.
01/2023 - The Easttown Township Board of Supervisors approved by a vote of 4-1 the Land Development
plan (SD 543) for the new Main Station on Bridge Avenue in Easttown Township.
02/2023 - A total of (3) bid construction packages were received for the new Main Station on Bridge Avenue
in Easttown Township.
03/2023 - There was an entrance meeting held regarding the RACP grant with the designated State
monitor with officials from Milligan Consulting, LLC, Berwyn Fire Company and Tredyffrin
03/2023 - The Tredyffrin and Easttown Township Boards of Supervisors hold a joint public meeting
regarding fire/EMS. A key emphasis was placed on the importance of Berwyn Fire Company's
infrastructure needs by the consultant conducting a review of fire/EMS in T-E.
04/2023 - U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan selects the new Main Station as one of 15 community
projects in the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District to be considered for funding support by
the House Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2024 in the amount of $1,465,204