Fire Department

Engine-5413-300x2002023 Fire Officers

  • Fire Chief: Jeff Fassl Sr.
  • Deputy Chief: Michael Allen
  • Assistant Chief: Eric Knopp
  • President: Keith Garrity
  • Vice President: Rich Laurito
  • Secretary: Denise Laurito
  • Treasurer: Jessica Knopp
  • Financial Secretary: Joe Passaro
The Upper Nazareth Township Fire Department (established in 1942) is an all volunteer unit committed to helping the community meet today’s fire protection needs. The mission of the Department is to serve and protect the lives and property of the Township as well as those who work and/or pass through the Township. The department responds to all emergencies with a customer first philosophy and takes pride in providing a total system approach of serving the community with other Township agencies. As an all volunteer unit, the fire department depends on your financial support through the annual fund drive, fund raiser projects, and support from the Board of Supervisors and the Social Club. We are responsible for the purchasing and maintenance of the trucks, all equipment and the fire station.

We welcome you to visit our station any Monday evening during drill nights and participate in our Fire Prevention Programs in October.


In July of 1942, eighty-nine residents filed a petition in the court of Common Pleas for incorporation of a fire company known as the East Lawn Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. On August 3rd, 1942, the petition was granted and property was secured off East Lawn Road for a firehouse. The first Fire Truck in the Station was a 1917 La France Pumper.

Today the Township has grown as well as our Fire Department. Our name has changed to Upper Nazareth Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. to ensure that our residents know we are serving all of Upper Nazareth Township.

fire2-300x197We have increased our equipment to meet the demands of the Township, from one Pumper to a 204 Smeal Pumper/Rescue, a 1995 Freightliner Pumper/Tanker, a 1985 Pierce Brush Truck, and a 1976 American La France Pumper.

We currently have 25 active members, encompassing firefighters, junior firefighters and fire police. Any interested resident is welcome to join and help out, whether it is for the above or just to be a supporting member, helping out in everyday events.

We meet every Monday evening from 6pm to 9pm. We are located at 25 Newport Avenue, right off Route 191, (East Lawn Road).

Emergency ManagementIn case of an Emergency please call 911
100 Newport Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone: (610) 759-5341
Cell: (610) 972-7518
Fax: (610) 759-4330

Coordinator: Michael Rinker
Deputy Coordinator: vacant

Emergency Management is dedicated to the protection of life and property of Upper Nazareth Townships residents and businesses. Emergency Management constantly evaluates and mitigates hazards in the community.

Ambulance/EMSIn case of an Emergency please call 911
Nazareth Ambulance: