Fire Dept.

Plains Township Fire Department proudly protects 15,000 residents living within a 14.7 square mile radius.  The Plains Township Fire Department operates out of 2 stations that protect a primarily residential area.  Our department is a career department whose fire fighters are civil service employees.

The Plains Township Fire Department has 13 full-time firefighters and 10 part-time firefighters.  In addition to operating out of two locations, the Fire Department has 2 Pumpers, 1 Brush Truck,  and a Fire Command Vehicle.  In the Township of Plains we protect Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (Casino & Horse Racing), 2 hospitals, 3 schools, 4 day care centers, 5 hotels,  3 nursing homes and 2 federal buildings.  We are located at the hub of Interstate 81, the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike, Route 315, Route 115, Route 309 and the Cross Valley Expressway.  The Susquehanna River flows through Plains township thus separating Plains Township and Forty-Fort Borough.

Our goal is to provide fire protection and prevention education to the public. In addition, all fire fighters are Hazardous materials trained and certified in basic first aid and AED.

Civil Service Examination

Plains Township will be conducting a Civil Service Examination to prepare a Civil Service List of Eligible Applicants. These applicants will be considered by the Plains Township Board of Commissioners for the positions of Police Officer and Firefighter.

Applications are available at the Plains Township Municipal Building located at 126 North Main Street, Plains. The business office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. every weekday with the exception of Wednesday when it is open from 8:00A.M to 6:30 P.M. Please note that the office is closed on holidays. In order to be eligible for the examination, completed applications must be received by the Civil Service Commission no later than 4:00 P.M. on March 31, 2023. All sections of the applications must be completed and notarized wherever a signature is required in order to be accepted by the Civil Service Commission and for the applicant to be permitted to participate in the examination process. The Business Office is the exclusive point of submission. The Civil Service Commission assumes no responsibility for late  submissions. Additional information can be found here: Civil Service Application


Fire Headquarters/Fire Chief’s Office

126 North Main Street

Plains, PA 18705

Non-Emergency Phone: (570)829-3433

Fax: (570)829-3424

Station No. 2/Captains Office

50 Second Street

Plains, PA 18705

Non-Emergency Phone: (570)829-3435

Fax: (570)235-1092

The Plains Township Fire Department Career Employees


Fire Chief Carl Baker

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Ritsick

Captain Charles Krommes

Captain Mike Sebia


Paul Sabol

Russell Howell

Jarrod Million

Andy Shedlock

Colby Ozgo

Mike VanLuvender

Steve Motil

John McGuire

Scott Martin


Brush Truck