ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES
FOR ALL FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCIES:
In case of emergency, please dial 911 immediately and provide your exact address.
For all other inquiries please feel free to reach out to your local volunteer fire company. Please be advised that the individual fire company phone lines are not monitored 24 hours a day and should not be utilized to report a fire or emergency.
About the Elizabeth Township Volunteer Fire Companies
Elizabeth Township has five volunteer fire companies that proudly serve its residents, visitors and businesses with 24-hour fire and emergency services protection. Our fire companies also provide automatic and mutual-aid response to neighboring communities and counties when requested. All of the Elizabeth Township firefighters are 100%volunteer. These first responders are highly trained and dedicated residents of our community who have full-time jobs, family commitments, and the same daily routines as every resident–except when they are called to respond to a fire or other emergency. Please keep that in mind when you see our firefighters responding to fires and other emergencies throughout Elizabeth Township and other communities, they are leaving their families and are putting their needs aside to respond to your fire or emergency.
How you can help your local fire company!
Participate in annual fund drives. Please be generous when your local firefighters send out their fund drive letters.
Attend fundraising events sponsored by the companies. These events raise money that is critical to continued fire safety services.
Volunteer your time and talents with your local department. People interested in being trained as firefighters are always needed, and so are people to help with bingo nights, fish fries, fundraising events, and business activities. Whatever time you have, there’s a job for you at the local fire department.
Mark your home clearly with house numbers at least 3 inches tall (6 inches for businesses) so that your building can be quickly located in the event of an emergency. Numbers should be easily visible and may be placed on mailboxes if directly in front of the building.
Be Smart! Fire Safety Tips
Use Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and practice fire safety every day.
Test alarm monthly.
Change the battery at least once each year.
Replace all types of smoke alarms after 10 years.
Install alarms in high places on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and next to every sleeping area.
Make sure everyone knows the sound of the alarm.
Plan your escape route and agree on a meeting place outside.
When the alarm sounds, get out fast and call the fire department from a neighbor’s house.
Once out, stay out!
Close your bedroom door at night.
Fire Departments of Elizabeth Township
Blythedale Station #3
Address: 1799 Blythdale Road Buena Vista, PA 15018
Non Emergency Tel: (724) 872-7114
Fax: (724) 633-0216
Fire Chief: Dan Ridenour
Deputy Chief: Jeff Harn
Station #1 Assistant Chief: Jason Greenawald
Station #2 Assistant Chief: Damien Michaels
Central Station #7
Address: 425 Scenery Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Non Emergency Tel: (412) 751-9712
Fax: (412) 751-1963
Fire Chief: John A. Walter
Assistant Fire Chief: Joe Gubash
Greenock Station #4
Address: 1002 Greenock Buena Vista Road Greenock, PA 15047
Non Emergency Tel: (412) 751-7655
Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 409 Oxford Avenue Elizabeth, PA 15037
Non Emergency Tel: (412) 384-6555
Fax: (412) 384-8250
Fire Chief: Christopher Evans
Deputy Fire Chief: Larry Bagg
Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 3333 Fire Station Street Buena Vista, PA 15018
Non Emergency Tel: (412) 751-1820
Fire Chief: James “Cotton” Davenport
Assistant Fire Chief: Angelo Gioia
The Community College of Allegheny County offers a scholarship program to volunteer firefighters in our area. Information can be found on CCAC's website at: https://www.ccac.edu/academics/firevest.php