Volunteer Fire Company News and Announcements:
Bingo for the Sheppton-Oneida
Volunteer Fire Company will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 with an early bird starting at 1p.m. We will advertise reminders
for our Bingos in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker newspaper, Pottsville
Republican newspaper, and on Service Electric TV. Our Bingo events
feature many special games including a lottery, mystery number,
and Break the Bank specials with big prizes and great food and
refreshments! Thank you for your continued support of our monthly
Monthly Lottery Tickets
The Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company sells
monthly calender lottery tickets for the even months of the year.
We feature the largest amount of prizes of any ticket
around. Weekdays pay $50, Saturdays pay $100. Sundays pay $150.
The Third Sunday pays $500! You won't
find a better ticket than ours. See
any fire company member to purchase a ticket or call our office
for Support Golf Tournament
The 12th annual Firefighters'
Rally for Support Golf Tournament benefiting the Hazle Township,
Nuremberg-Weston, and Sheppton-Oneida Fire Companies was held on July 10, 2017 at the beautiful Eagle Rock Resort. We would like to thank our golfers, sponsors, organizers, Eagle Rock Resort, and Lehigh Valley Medevac for
your overwhelming and continued support! We are planning the 13th annual tournament for early July 2018!
I.S.O. Classification for East Union Township
In the early spring of 2012,
with cooperation with the East Union Township Board of Supervisors,
the Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company undertook the task
of updating the Insurance Services Office public protection classification
for East Union Township. This number is assigned from 1-10 and
represents the fire risk category that a municipality encompasses.
This survey takes into consideration equipment, training, and
water supply as well as a multitude of other factors to determine
fire risk. Completion of this project took hundreds of hours and
was submitted in the fall of 2012. We are proud to report that
East Union Township's public protection classification (PPC) has
dropped from a 9 to a 5! This is directly related to the increased
training standards of our volunteers, updated equipment purchases,
as well as an increase in water supply within East Union Township.
This ultimately results in significant decreases in fire insurance
premiums for East Union Township homes and businesses. We are
asking that each and every resident and business owner contact
their insurance company to update your policy in order to reflect
this change as this took effect March 1, 2013. If you have
any questions on this change, please feel free to contact our
office at (570) 384-4746.