Proudly Serving our Community for over 86 Years
The Sharps Hill Volunteer Fire Department is
Shaler Township in the Northern Suburbs
of Allegheny County Pennsylvania. We are an all volunteer department
that offers Fire and Quick Response Emergency Medical Services to
the residents of Sharps Hill and surrounding communities. Sharps
Hill is one of six all volunteer fire departments in
Shaler Township. Our primary response
vehicle is Engine 1, a 1993 Pierce Dash 1250
GPM Pumper. One of the items you
will notice is that our vehicles are not the traditional red color.
The department changed to a blue and white color scheme with the
arrival of Engine 1. One of the reasons for the color change was to
follow the colors of the Township. There were, and still to this
day, many people who believe that all fire vehicles need to be red.
Upon arrival at the station in 1992 all the members were pleased of
the color change and are very proud of our difference.
Sharps Hill currently has a current membership of
24 active numbers, 14 lifetime members and 2 social members. Our
training nights are every Tuesday night with the exception of the 4th
Tuesday which is our department meeting night. Our members attend
training sessions at local, state and national programs and have
certifications by the National Professional Qualifications Board and
the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Firefighter 1, Firefighter
II, and Fire
Service Instructor. In addition, our members also have
certifications in Hazardous Materials and by the Pennsylvania
Department of Health as Instructors, Paramedics, EMT's and First
Responder as well as in Rescue.
Our Allegheny County station number is 263 and we
are dispatched by the Allegheny County Communications Center.
Squads 1 and Engine 1 are equipped with an AED and minimal first
responder supplies. While we no longer are dispatched to all medical calls
certified personnel will assist where possible and practical.