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The Bristol Township Fire Marshal’s Office is staffed by a full-time Fire Marshal and 6 Fire Inspector/Firefighters, one of which also serves as the Deputy Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for enforcing the township fire code and certain local ordinances which pertain to fire safety. The primary method for enforcing the township fire code is the annual fire safety inspections performed by the Fire Inspectors in every commercial and industrial building, as well as schools and apartment buildings.  The Fire Inspectors also perform annual fire safety inspections of all individual apartments within the apartment complexes. In addition, the Fire Marshal reviews all non-residential construction plans, as it pertains to the installation of fire detection and suppression systems, as well as life safety issues.


The Fire Marshal’s Office also staffs a fire truck (“Engine 225”) weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Each weekday (2) of the Fire Inspector/Firefighters will staff and utilize Engine 225 as they are out performing fire inspections within a designated core-section of the township. Engine 225 and the Fire Marshal respond to all fire/rescue emergencies in the township. In addition to being a fully equipped pumper with 750 gallons of water, Engine 225 is also equipped to respond to vehicle accidents & extrications, rope/high angle rescue or repelling situations, as well as medical emergencies.   


The Fire Inspectors/Firefighters not assigned to Engine 225 each day assist the volunteer fire companies by responding to their assigned fire station for fire and rescue calls. The personnel within the Fire Marshal’s Office are also cross trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and respond to certain medical emergencies within the township. Each of the Fire Inspector/Firefighters vehicle is equipped with firefighting gear and emergency medical equipment.


The Fire Marshal is also responsible for investigating the origin and cause of significant or suspicious fires. When the Fire Marshal determines the cause of a fire to be arson, the Fire Marshal will work closely with Bristol Township Police Detectives as they conduct the criminal investigation. The Fire Marshal will also work closely with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of arson suspects. 


The Fire Marshal serves as a liaison between the township administration and the 5 volunteer Fire Companies and 2 Rescue Squads. Each year on a quarterly basis, the Fire Marshal facilitates a meeting involving the fire companies, rescue squads, and the police department to share information and discuss issues of mutual interest.


The Fire Marshal’s Office offers free home safety checks to residents, and will assist residents should they need assistance changing the batteries in their smoke detectors. FREE smoke detectors are often available to residents who can not afford them. 


If you have any questions or concerns about fire safety, please do not hesitate to call the Fire Marshal for assistance Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm at (267) 812-2907. You can also email the Fire Marshal at kdippolito@bristoltownship.org.


Please click here to view the Mission Statement of the Fire Marshal's and Emergency Managment Departments.

Some helpful links:

Fire Safety Tips
Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Info for Citizens 
Residents Who Require Assistance During an Emergency

Fire Companies:
Edgely Fire Company, Station 10
Croydon Fire Company, Station 11
Newportville Fire Company, Station 12
Levittown Fire Company, Station 13
Third District Fire Company, Station 14


Rescue Squads:
Bucks County Rescue Squad, Medic 143
Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad, Medic 154


For Fire and Medical Emergencies Dial 911 


e-mail the Fire Marshal


2501 Bath Road | Bristol, PA  19007 | BUCKS COUNTY | Phone: 215-785-0500

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