Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company

 We are a 100% volunteer organization established in 1959 providing fire and rescue services to the residents of Cranberry Township. The Fire Company created a unique agreement with the Township in 1981, which transferred the assets of the Company to Cranberry Township. As part of the agreement, the township provides financial support for building maintenance, equipment, and apparatus. In return the professionals of the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company spend their volunteer time training, performing administrative work, and responding to emergency calls. This is a unique arrangement in southwestern Pennsylvania, and is a model of cooperation between local government and volunteerism.

2014 Westinghouse/CTVFC Golf Classic
Thursday, 12 June 2014 09:03

The Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a golf outing on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Cranberry Township Community Chest project of the year.

This event will employ a very different format:

  • Scramble format or play you own ball (best ball format)
  • Come meet Westinghouse staff
  • Special prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for both the scramble and best ball
  • Three prizes given out to three other foursomes
  • Additional prizes awarded randomly
  • Sponsorships and signs are available to help us reach our goal for supporting the 2015 project of the year

See the GOLF BROCHURE for more details.

Cost for the outing is $150.00 per person, $600.00 per foursome.

As part of Cranberry Township Community Chest Community Days, all sponsors will be recognized in their full page “Thank you” ad and in next year’s CTCC Annual Report.

Cranberry Rotary hosts Annual ‘Service Above Self’ Awards Banquet
Friday, 30 May 2014 08:04

Cranberry Rotary hosts Annual ‘Service Above Self’ Awards Banquet

Rotary honorees

Area students, fellow Rotarians and community members were recognized this week at the George Henderson "Service Above Self" Awards Dinner as hosted by the Cranberry Township Noon Rotary Club.

Vic Conrad, founder/owner of Pinnacle Financial Strategies and Cranberry Sunrise Rotarian, was named Business Leader of the Year; Curt Johns, Seneca Valley Middle School Dean of Students, was honored as Educator of the Year; Elexa White, Seneca Valley seventh grader, was honored as Community Servant of the Year; and Cassandra Bachik, Seneca Valley senior, was named Student of the Year. Miss Bachik was also recognized, along with fellow Seneca Valley seniors Jenna Stengel and Ben McConahy, as 2014 Rotary Scholarship winners. The 2014 Rotarian of the Year Award was presented to Jerome Savoroski by Denny Mason, the first Rotarian to receive the award when presented back in the early 1990s. Both gentlemen are past presidents of the club.

Pictured: Jeffrey Schueler, Public Safety Director; Brian Kovac, Fire Chief; and Bruce Hezlep, Cranberry Township Supervisor

Open Burning - Not Permitted in Cranberry Township
Monday, 21 April 2014 20:29

Over the past two weeks the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company has responded to several brush fires in the Township, and has assisted several surrounding departments with brush fires as well. Brush fires pose a serious threat to lives and property.  Please remember that open burning is not permitted within Cranberry Township.

Frequently asked questions about burning within Cranberry Township are answered below:


Is open burning prohibited?


The Township will no longer issue permits for open burning. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has indicated that open burning is not to be permitted by Townships.


Who is the Fire Marshall?


There is no Fire Marshall in Cranberry Township; however, the Fire Prevention Ordinance and other fire suppression related ordinances are administered by the Community Development Department.


Is the burning of household trash in a proper burn barrel considered open burning?


While the burning of trash in a burn barrel is not considered open burning, the practice of burning one’s household garbage/trash is not allowed.


Do I need a permit for a recreational fire?


No. Recreational fires are small fires that are used for cooking food.

Please help us keep our community safe. What may seem like a small, easily controlled fire can get out of hand very quickly.  When in doubt, do not burn anything.
Remembering Life Member, Past Chief, and Past President David Berneburg
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:32

The members of the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company announce with deep regret the passing of Life Member, Past Chief and Past President Dave Berneburg on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

On January 1, 1976, after having served with the Peebles Volunteer Fire Company for 16 years, Dave Berneburg joined the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company.  Since joining the fire company in 1976 Dave served in every line officer position, including Assistant Chief from 1979 - 1980, and Chief from 1981 through 1985.  Dave also served as Cranberry Township's first Fire Marshall from 1985 - 1988.  In 1989, Dave was elected President, and served for one year.  He has also served as a Director at Large and Vice President of the CTVFC.

On May 1, 2011, Dave retired as an active firefighter, and on Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution honoring Dave for his 35 years of service at their meeting conducted in Graham Park.

While Dave no longer participated as an active firefighter, he was still an active member of the fire company and it was not uncommon to see Dave at the station on a daily basis. We will miss his presence and we are all privileged he chose to share his life with us serving our community.

Family and friends will be received Saturday from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Sperling Funeral Home, 700 Blazier Drive, McCandless Township, where a fireman's service will be held at 6:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company 9-11 Memorial Fund, 20727 Route 19, Suite 21, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.  Memories may be left at


Ladder 21 out for Bid!
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:50

At last evening's Cranberry Township Board of Supervisor's meeting, after a presentation by Chief Brian Kovac and Truck Committee Chairman Steve Dancisin, the Township Supervisor's approved advertising for bids for our new Ladder 21.

This has been the culmination of approximately 14 months of hard work by the entire committee consisting of:

Chief Brian Kovac, Assistant Chief Rice, Captain Larry Clutter, Captain Dennis Kimmel. Lieutenant Dave Mack, Steve Dancisin, Ron Feil, Paul Brown,Jack Carney, Jason Hawk, Sean Hayden, Lee Nanna, Bill Ahlgren, and Mark Nanna.


Some of the highlights of the specifications for Ladder 21 include:

75' rear mount ladder
6 man cab
1500 GPM Hale Pump/CAF System
Autofill Tank
Electronic governor
Wireless intercom system
Remote control aerial monitor
Cummins engine, Allison transmission
All LED lighting
Anti lock brakes
Center mounted parking brake
Collision avoidance system for ladder
Seat belt monitoring system
Stability control system
Vehicle data recorder
Reverse/Backup cameras

Delivery is expected by April 2015.

Thanks go to our members for their hard work, and the Township for their support!


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Month 2013 2014
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February 38 47
57 46
62 69
62 52
72 62
71 31


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