The Fire Department of Montgomery Township
recognizes that respecting user privacy over the Internet is of utmost importance. This privacy statement is designed to provide information about the privacy and data collection practices for the site: http://www.fdmt.org. The Site is operated by the Fire Department of Montgomery Township (hereafter known as “F.D.M.T.”).
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our site coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to:
P.O Box 18
Identifying Information. In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the Site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. Generally, F.D.M.T. requests identifying information when you:
Register on any of our web sites.
Place an order.
Provide feedback to an online survey or tell us about an idea or suggestion.
Participate in a rebate program, contest, or other promotional offer.
Request a SPECIAL SERVICE
Request information or files from technical support or customer service.
In these instances, F.D.M.T. will ask for your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and other appropriate information needed to provide you with these services. In all instances, if you receive a newsletter or other mailing from us, you will always be able to “unsubscribe” to these mailings at any time.
What F.D.M.T. Will Do With Your Information. If you choose to give us personal information for any of the purposes above, this information is retained by F.D.M.T. and will only be used by F.D.M.T. to support your customer relationship with us. We will not add you to a mailing list, or newsletter without your registration for this service. We will only contact you if further information is required from you to complete a service.
What Others May Do With Your Information. F.D.M.T. does not share, rent, or sell any personally identifying information provided through our Site (such as your name or email address) to any outside organization for use in its marketing or solicitations. From time to time F.D.M.T. may use agents or contractors who will have access to your personal information to perform services for F.D.M.T. (such as database maintenance), however, they are required by us to keep the information confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services for F.D.M.T..
F.D.M.T. On-line Store: The F.D.M.T. On-line Store is designed to give you options concerning the privacy of your identifying information. If you choose, you can set up an account. This will allow you to have a customized order page for express ordering and to view your purchasing history. To protect your privacy, we have designed the Sites to include certain steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections in an account. You will always have access to this account information and can view it, update it or correct it at any time. To access your information, you will need to use a password.
When purchasing products through the our web site, the order form will also ask you to provide a daytime telephone number. However, the telephone number is only used to quickly resolve questions relative to an order, such as to clarify customer email addresses that are inactive, or entered incorrectly.
Third Party Links
FDMT.ORG does provide links to other sites. Other Internet sites and services have separate privacy and data collection practices. Once you leave www.fdmt.org, F.D.M.T. cannot control, and has no responsibility for, the privacy policies or data collection activities at another site.
Children’s Privacy Protection
F.D.M.T. is sensitive to the heightened need to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect data from children and, if we learn that we have received personal data from a child, we will remove this information from our database.
Changes to this Policy
P.O. Box 18
Credit Card Security
We know customers are concerned about credit card security. We use one of the worlds largest funds transfer agencies – PayPal. If you choose to use a PayPal account, your personal credit card information will not be given to F.D.M.T.
The Fire Department of Montgomery Township Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association was chartered in 2003, and received it’s first annual allocation from the State Auditor General in October of 2003.
Flash-forward to September, 2004, which saw firefighters at Battalion 2 move into their new temporary quarters located on the property of the Country Furniture store. This newly erected pole-barn included a porta-potty and heat…significant upgrades from the previous location. However, it was clear that Montgomery Township needed to build a new firehouse in the very near future to accommodate firefighters and residents living in the north end of the township. Plans soon got underway to design and build the new firehouse, which would ultimately be located on undeveloped land at the corner of Route 202 and Montgomery Avenue, just a few steps from where both temporary fire stations had been located.
In May, 2005, F.D.M.T. volunteers attended an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new Battalion 2 firehouse, and construction began in earnest in the hopes that the new firehouse would be completed before winter set in. Recruitment efforts continued in earnest, and in June 2005 F.D.M.T. held its first-ever “Firefighter Boot Camp.” This free program was designed to acquaint township residents with the fire service and show them the dedication it takes to be a volunteer firefighter.
Both Mack fire trucks would see several years of service with F.D.M.T. before leaving the department. The original Mack Tower-Ladder now resides at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus, while the Mack Heavy Rescue was retired and sold in the summer of 2006 after the F.D.M.T. Relief Association purchased a brand new Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Rescue truck.
The new Battalion 2 firehouse officially opened in November of 2005.
Throughout 2006 and 2007, attention turned to the need to rehabilitate the existing firehouse at Route 309 and Stump Road. The decades-old building, formerly the Public Works building converted to a firehouse, was in desperate need of repair and updating to accommodate career staff from the Department of Fire Services, volunteer firefighters and administrative staff.
Township staff in concert with volunteer support went to work designing the new firehouse alongside an architectural firm. A number of zoning issues resulted in delays and several false starts, but construction finally began in late 2007. It was decided that it would be more economically feasible to keep the existing engine bays as opposed to doing a complete teardown and rebuild. Contractors started and maintained a brisk pace, rehabilitating the existing structure and adding thousands of square feet in new operational and administrative space on both sides.
Where we’re going:
The future of F.D.M.T is bright as the department focuses on recruiting new volunteers and retaining its existing membership base. If you want to be a part of it…visit the “Join Us” page of this site.