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.

Fire prevention is everybody’s job
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:22

We at CTVFC are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, each and every day of the year, but we'd much rather prevent fires from igniting in the first place.

In the event that a fire does break out, we want you to have the knowledge and skills to get out alive.

Go to our fire safety & education section and you'll find information about how to prevent fires in the home and at the workplace, plus information about what to do if you ever find yourself coming face-to-face with fire. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with all of this information and share it with your family and friends. If you find a program that interests you please contact us for additional information.

And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

 
2014 Statistics
Saturday, 03 January 2015 16:26

2014 STATISTICS

 

 

Total Alarms 686
Total Time on Scene (Hours) 534
Average Time on Scene (Minutes) 47
Average Firefighter Turnout 12
Average Response Time (Minutes) 9:42
Total Man Hours for Alarms 7,689
Total Fire Prevention Time (Hours) 1,633

Total Training Hours

5,989
Total Station Time (Hours) 8,159

TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS
23,479
 
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:34

Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will benefit you and your family? Why not set a resolution for improved fire safety, and to take a few minutes to make your home safe from fires.

Here are a few reminders to keep you family safe during the New Year:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month.
  • Change alarm batteries annually.
  • Develop a fire escape plan.
  • Practice the escape plan with your family.
  • Make sure you have smoke alarms by each bedroom

Happy New Year from the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company!

 

 

 
Merry Christmas
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 08:19

Twas the night before Christmas and all thought the stations not a firefighter was stirring, not even the juniors.

The gear was arranged in lockers with precision, in preparation of fire calls we hoped would not come to fruition.

The firefighters were all snug in their beds, while visions of sirens and lights danced in their heads. And our Chief with his white helmet, and his officer’s with their orders, all had plans for protecting those near Cranberry’s borders.

When all of a sudden the pagers alarmed, all CTVFC firefighters and fire police sprang from their beds, and responded to stations. Arriving at stations with blue lights and safe haste, the firefighters jumped onto trucks without seconds to waste.

Butler dispatch advised a traffic entanglement at 19 and 228, and our time from dispatch to arrival was 5:28. When arriving on scene what to the firefighter’s wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

A quick size up and we soon found no owner, so we investigated further with Cranberry PD right quick. Looking towards Denny’s we saw a door open, and in a moment we all knew it must be St. Nick. The reindeer stood still, a pause during their journey, but they turned when he called them by name.

Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! Stay Comet! Stay Cupid! Stay Donner and Blitzen! You see, the reindeer had wandered off and were causing havoc, as they were now standing in the middle of Route 19 traffic.

Up to the intersection St. Nick did quickly bound, to the amazement of the firefighters and all those around. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. He looked at the firefighters and stated, “You see boys, washing your gear is universally hated.”

He turned to the fire police and requested some help, “Please shut down this road!” he said with a yelp. “And you firefighters, I also need you, so over to Santa all firefighters flew.

Explaining the issues with his sled, he requested our help. Our firefighters quickly told Santa he had nothing to dread.

The firefighters went straight to their tasks, and in a moment our Chief turned with a jerk, “Hey Santa” he exclaimed, “We got it to work!”

Santa sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle. Route 19 was shut down, as they all flew out like the down of a thistle. As Santa took off, we heard him exclaim, “I’m delivering smoke detectors and CO meters too, thanks to all first responders and all that you do!"

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

 

 
Christmas Tree Safety
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:42

Trimming a live tree for decorating is a tradition with many families. If your household has a live tree keep the tree watered. Each year live Christmas trees account for approximately 240 fires resulting in over $16 million in property damage, and unfortunately in some instances death. Follow these tips to keep your holiday season safe:

  • Before placing the tree in the stand cut 1/2" from the base of the trunk
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet from any heat source
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit
  • Add water to the tree stand, and add water daily!
  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Replace any string of lights that has a worn or broken cord.
  • NEVER use candles to decorate the tree
  • Always turn off the Christmas lights before going to bed.

For more information please visit the US Fire Administration website!

 
 

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Fire Call Stats

Month 2014 2015
January 96 54
February 47
March
46
April
69
May
52
June
62
July
49
August
38
September
54
October
65
November
45
December

63


Total
686 54

Our Fleet