Over the past year, Upper Providence Township and Trappe Borough have been exploring options regarding the future of fire protection services and have been discussing the possibility of aligning fire protection services by creating a regional fire department that would include the construction of a new station in Upper Providence Township near the Trappe border.
Recently, Upper Providence Township has determined that the future needs of the Township would be best served by building the new station at their Municipal Complex site on Black Rock Road. The Township has decided to move forward in that direction and is engaging the services of an architect to design an emergency services facility for the Black Rock Road site.
Although a regional department will not come to fruition at this time, the Trappe Volunteer Fire Company still serves a key role in providing fire protection services to a significant portion of Upper Providence Township and the Township will continue to support the Trappe Fire Company as it has in the past. Both municipalities will continue to collaborate and work together for the good of the region to deliver high quality services. Trappe Borough will continue to work with Trappe Volunteer Fire Company to assess, plan, and provide for the future needs of the Borough.