The Easton Fire Department Serves the Communities of The City of Easton, and the Borough of Glendon (population total 28,000 in about 6 sq. miles). Easton is located at the forks of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. The department is fully paid since 1879, the second fully paid department in the state of PA behind Philadelphia (in 1879 the city disbanded all Volunteer companies). The department has a staff of 44, 1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief (Fire Marshal/Inspector), 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, and 36 firefighters. The men work a three platoon system with a 24/48 hour shift. The department staffs 3 engines, 1 tower ladder, and 1 rescue. The city also maintains 2 reserve engines, 1 reserve utility, and 2 rescue boats. The department averages between 1200 and 1400 calls per year.