The Edgmont Township Volunteer Fire Company #1, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania proudly protects over 5,900 residents in a 14 square mile area that includes all of Edgmont Township and over a third of Thornbury Township (Delaware County). Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Edgmont and Thornbury Townships are some of the last rural areas of the county. The Edgmont Township Volunteer Fire Company coverage area includes four major state highways: Route 3 (West Chester Pike), Route 352, Route 926, and Providence Road. In addition, there are over 25 miles of municipal roads. All of which have presented many difficult rescue situations in the past. One third of our protection district is comprised of Ridley Creek State Park (2,800 acres), the US Army Reserve Center, Edgmont, (60 acres, buildings and military equipment), and over 600 acres of Agricultural Protected and Conservation District lands. Edgmont Township has 4 Neighborhood Commercial Districts, 3 Automobile Dealerships and a large shopping center. In addition, Edgmont Township has light industrial, rural farmland, and a mix of housing densities from larger 4 acre parcels to densities of 5 units per acre, including a 7--acre continuing care retirement community with over 500 residents.