On March 19th, 2011 Firefighter/Emt James Bampfield received his Life membership award, which signifies James 20th year of active membership with the Wm. Penn Fire Company. Below is Firefighter James Bampfield's biography.
Jim Joined the WPFC on Feb 2nd 1990 and is currently serving his 21st consecutive year as an active member. Over the years he has held the positions of Lieutenant and Captain. Jim is employed full time at the University Penn Health System as a Communications Specialist/EMT for The Air Medical Program Pennstar Flight, Jim is also employed as a Fire Inspector/Investigator at Middletown Township in the Fire Marshals Office.
Most recently Jim was sworn in as the Penndel Borough Fire Marshal. Jim is nationally recognized as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, IFSAC Certified Fire Investigator, is a Pennsylvania UCC Certified Fire Inspector and a Pa Building Codes Offical. The most rewarding experience over the past twenty years is working side by side with some of the Best Firefighters and Chief Officers and enjoying the true brotherhood and comradery that still remians in the William Penn Fire Company.