Our stations are not available to rent. We recommend that you contact the Township of Pine Community Center to explore facility rental possibilities for your event.
We do not offer services like this with our vehicles and personnel.
We do not provide service to fill swimming pools, cisterns, etc. Please contact a water delivery service for this purpose.
There are hazardous waste collection events that will take old fire extinguishers for a fee. The Pennsylvania Resources Council sponsors several events in the area. Please do not bring old or used fire extinguishers to our stations.
These items should be disposed of through a proper hazardous waste collection service. Organizations such as the Pennsylvania Resources Council organize periodic hazardous waste and hard to recycle collection events in the area. Please do not bring your old alarms to our stations.
Yes! In partnership with the Township of Pine Fire Marshal, we are able to provide various fire prevention education services from station tours to school and event visits to fire extinguisher training. Click here to complete an education request form to get plans for your fire prevention education event underway.
Requests for copies of fire incident reports should be made to Chief Chris Ausefski by calling 724-935-1491 or messaging him through our contact page.
The Township of Pine allows recreational fires under the requirements of the Allegheny County Open Burning Regulations. Only clean firewood may be burned. Burning of construction debris, furniture, and other waste materials is prohibited in Allegheny County. Recreational fire permits can be obtained through the Township’s Fire Marshal Office. Click here for an online application form.
We do not provide any plan review services for new construction or renovations. Please contact the Township of Pine Building and Code Enforcement Department at 724-625-1636 x122 for these requests.
We do not provide fire inspection and code enforcement activities. Contact the Township of Pine Fire Marshal at 724-625-1636 x135 for questions regarding fire code enforcement matters.
The Knox Box program for the Township of Pine is managed by the Township Fire Marshal. Contact the Fire Marshal at 724-625-1636 x135 for information on how to order a Knox Box for your project.
The Township of Pine Fire Marshal can assist you with gaining access to your Knox Box to update keys or coordinate tamper alarm repairs and other maintenance issues. Call 724-625-1636 x135 to make arrangements.
The number varies from year to year, but we typically have around 50 members that participate in some level of activity.
All of our firefighters and support members are unpaid volunteers. We are always seeking new members to help us out. Visit our recruitment page to learn more.
Yes! We are always looking to add new members. Visit our recruitment page for more information.
Yes! We have a junior firefighter program that accepts new members at the age of 14. We are currently making modifications to the junior program that will likely have ages 14 & 15 participate as more of an explorer role. As these members turn 16, they will transition to a junior level membership and be able to participate in more activities that the State Department of Labor allows junior fighters to do. Visit our recruitment page for information on our current junior program.
Our annual general fund budget is just under $260,000. We have several sources of revenue for this budget. The Township of Pine contributes approximately 75% to our annual general operating budget and maintains a capital reserve fund for fleet replacement. A direct mail fund drive, grants, and periodic unsolicited donations account for the remaining 25% of our general operating expenses. The Township of Pine also provides other in-kind services including fuel, accounting, vehicle insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance. Pennsylvania provides a relief fund to volunteer fire companies that can be used for the purchase of things like equipment, protective gear, physical exams, training, and life insurance. For us, this relief fund is managed under a separate budget of around $100,000 each year.
This likely occurred because your donation payment was not received before the second round of reminder notices were sent out. If this happened, we apologize for the confusion and ask you to disregard the second notice. If you are concerned that your payment hasn’t cleared, call us at 724-935-1491 so we can have someone investigate further.
Yes. We do accept donations through Paypal and Amazon Smile. Click here to access the online donation page. If you are donating online in lieu of sending in a check to our mail fund drive, the online payments cannot be tracked by our fund drive service, and they will include you in the mail fund drive campaign notices. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you please disregard these notices.
No. We never conduct any kind of door to door or phone fund drive campaign. If you receive a request like this, notify the police immediately.
Yes. We utilize a mutual aid system that automatically dispatches multiple neighboring fire companies based on geographic location to reported building fires and other life-threatening emergencies.
All calls for service like this must be through the 911 system. Please do not call the station to report a problem with a carbon monoxide alarm. If no one answers the phone, your voice message may not be picked up for a couple of days. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas, so if there is a problem with CO, it could be a dangerous situation for anyone living in your home. Calling 911 for a CO alarm beeping is not a hassle to us and will ensure a professional and timely response every time.
Our stations are not always staffed. We do utilize a live-in member program where members live at the station without rent in exchange for responding to calls, training, and assisting in station maintenance activities. Live-in members must be employed, in school, or some combination of both. Our live-in program helps to provide staffing and reduce response times, but most of our members respond to the stations from home or work when we have a call.
Our average response time to emergencies in 2019 was 8 minutes and 23 seconds.