Union Fire Company
Bensalem officials say the suspension of the Union Fire Company will not affect public safety, adding that other authorized fire companies have already been reassigned to provide coverage.
Bensalem police say an arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old David Jerri Jr., accusing him of insurance fraud and theft, all felonies of the third degree.
An unveiling ceremony will take place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Market Street between 2nd and 3rd honoring the site of the first volunteer company in the nation. The Union Fire Company got its start in 1736 by Ben Franklin and others.
A suburban Philadelphia township has reinstated a suspended local fire company following an agreement to change the company’s leadership.
Bensalem officials say the decision to suspend the operations of the Union Fire Company, on State Road, was the culmination of numerous incidents that have occurred over the past twelve to eighteen months.