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The winner of the UTV Raffle has been drawn. The results are on the 2018 Raffle button on the menu above. 


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The annual Santa / Holiday parade will be held on December 16th (Sunday) starting around 9AM.  As every year, we will attempt to be in every area of both Wright and Rice Township.  While it is impossible for us to drive every road in either town, we will be in all developments and most areas as best we can.  If you see the fire apparatus and Santa, please come out and wave.  Santas helpers will be handing out Candy Canes to the children who are outside to welcome Santa for another Holiday Season.  We look forward to seeing everyone.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for live updates....  Thank you and have a Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and New Year.


Our Annual Fund Drive for 2018 WRIGHT and RICE Twp is underway.  Our donation requests have been sent out, please look for them.  

We have experienced some technical difficulties this mailing and Nuangola Residents, as well as a few other areas outside of Wright and Rice Twp Taxable properties, may have received a request for donation, if that is the case, please DO NOT donate to us, we appologize for the issues.  Further more, the request you may have received is intended for small business and not residents. 

If you live in Nuangola Borough and if you choose to donate, please send it to Nuangola Fire Department or the department that services your residence. This is the same for any other area outside of Wright or Rice Township and you do not have property in either municipality. We are working with the third party company who handles the mailing for us on a quick solution.  


Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department

Luzerne County 
Station 189

ISO CLASS 3 / 3Y (8B)

We are a Built for Life Participating Department 

Click on About us tab on the Left side of the page for more information on our department



 We are constantly looking for new members.  Remember, you don't have to be a firefighter to be a member and you do not have to live inside of Wright Township.  There are many ways you can assist the department. Volunteer numbers have been and are continuing to decline at an alarming pace.  From over 300,000 to less than 50,000 volunteer firefighters in PA alone..... your community, your neighbors need YOUR help !!  From age 14 and up, we offer something for everyone.

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Stop in any Monday evening between 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM and see how you can help the community. 

 or Click HERE to start the application process 



Our department covers the approximately 14 square miles of Wright Township and the approximately 13 square miles of Rice Township.  We are also on automatic dispatch for many of our surrounding towns, as they are for us.  All departments must rely on mutual aid to assist on  incidents for many reasons. 

The Volunteer Fire Service is dwindling across the entire country.  Many reasons are noted for this (economy, time, family, jobs, required training, etc..). The same reasons echo across the country and are alarming.  Ex PA Fire Commissioner Ed Mann was very vocal on these points in our state.  Locally, we have dedicated volunteers but all departments are still having the same issues.  Members have more to do than in the past and less time to dedicate to the fire department and the community.  

We are always looking for members, and so is the local department in your area.  In most departments, you do not have to be a firefighter to become a member.  Our department has many different membership classifications and many ways for you to help out the community.  We will provide opportunity and training once you have become a member to help you grow as an individual and as part of our team.

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 Hi visibility property markers - available by order only at the station or the website.  Click on files button on top of page and print the form. Follow the directions on the form.
 Will emergency services be able to find your home in an emergency.  This is one way to help !!!