PO BOX 139, Blandon PA 19510


On Sunday 07/09/2023, Maidencreek Township and surrounding municipalities would experience one of the worst natural disasters in decades. The Maidencreek area was warned prior by the Storm Prediction Center for the potential of flash flooding due to strong and prolonged thunderstorms. What was not known was just how much rain would truly fall. Maidencreek in particular received approximately 10″ of rain in as little as 4 hours. This would become a major disaster for the township and it’s residents. The Blandon Fire Company would respond to over 76 emergency calls in as little as 24 hours. Mutual Aid assistance from as far as Schuylkill and Dauphin Counties would respond to Maidencreek Township to assist the Blandon Fire Company with such a large incident. This included the Pennsylvania Army National Guard HART (Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team.) An expanded Unified Command Structure was established at Station 12 where Maidencreek Township’s Emergency Management Coordinator would have command and work in collaboration with Berks County Department of Emergency Services, Maidencreek Township Board of Supervisors as well as numerous other local and state agencies. In total, the Blandon Fire Company was directly involved in 7 life saving rescues that would have had tragic outcomes if no intervention was taken. The Blandon Fire Company expresses much gratitude to the mutual aid companies who worked tirelessly with us to assist our residents in need. #blandonfire