The Upper Darby Professional Fire Fighters, Local 2493 is an organization of dedicated and devoted members in their job, and their community. Our organization was founded by our charter members in January of 1976. Over the decades, our members have held true to what our founding charter members have hoped for. A successful firefighters labor union who not only supports each other, but dedicates themselves to the citizens of Upper Darby in many capacities. Upper Darby is a home rule township bordering West Philadelphia in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Upper Darby's population is diverse, representing over 100 ethnic cultures. The township hosts a range of housing types including densely populated rowhouse sections, tree-lined neighborhoods of turn-of-the-century single-family houses and mid-century developments. It is Pennsylvania's sixth most populous municipality. Located just 2.8 miles from Center City (downtown Philadelphia), and houses the western terminus of the Market-Frankford Line of the SEPTA mass transit system of Philadelphia, with the location at 69th Street in the heart of Upper Darby's principal business district. Multiple trolley and bus lines connect the 69th Street Terminal to all major SEPTA lines of Delaware and Montgomery counties as well as Philadelphia.