The Lehigh Fire Company #1 and the Lehighton Fire Department have been in operation for since 1874 helping the community and all the citizens of Lehighton.  The Lehighton Fire Department is the first due fire department to the Borough of Lehighton, Weissport Borough, and parts of Mahoning Township.  The Lehighton Fire Department also responds mutual aid to many surrounding towns and their fire departments.  The Lehighton Fire Department responds to a wide array of emergency calls such as:car fires, dwelling fires, structure fires, brush fires, motor vehicle accidents, high angle rescues, EMS assists, wires, automatic alarms, hazardous materials, and many other things.  The Lehighton Fire Department also has divers for search, rescue, and recovery efforts.   The Lehighton Fire Department would like to thank the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Mahoning Valley Fire Company for their assistance.  These two fire departments are close neighbors to Lehighton and are always there when needed.  The Lehighton Fire Department would also like to thank the citizens of Lehighton and the surrounding area for their continuous support throughout the year.