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.

Senior Firefighters Honored
Monday, 06 October 2014 14:23

The outstanding service contributions of veteran volunteer firefighters Jim Cole and Chris DeCree to the Cranberry community were recognized with a resolution of appreciation by the Township's Board of Supervisors at its October 2 meeting.  Cole, a life member of CTVFC who currently serves as the Company's Chaplain, is certified as a Firefighter I, Driver, and Safety Officer.  He joined the Company in 1975 and led the effort to restore the fire company's original engine – a 1928 Pirsch pumper – to pristine condition.

Chris DeCree, who served as Company President for more than 15 years following a 30-year law enforcement career in the eastern part of the state, joined CTVFC in 1983.  During much of that time, his volunteer work with the Fire Company exceeded 2,000 hours a year – easily the equivalent of a full-time employee anywhere else.  His certifications include Firefighter I, Driver, and Fire Instructor I.  But perhaps his greatest satisfaction has come from educating thousands of children and adults in fire prevention and safety.


 
CTVFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:51

On Tuesday evening, members of the CTVFC participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

We were challenged by Adams Area Station 42, Butler County, Marshall Township Station 185, Allegheny County, and Freedom Square Diner, Freedom Rd, Cranberry Township. We challenge Cranberry Police Department, Cranberry EMS, and all Cranberry Township residents to participate in this effort, and donate to the ALS research foundation.

 

 

 
CTVFC Remembers September 11, 2001
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:56

Our members gathered at our station on Route 19 early this morning to reflect and remember the events of September 11, 2001, as well as to honor all of the first responders that lost their lives thirteen years ago.

Director John Pristas also played taps several times this morning marking the exact time the planes struck each Tower of the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, the moment that flight 93 crashed into the field in Shankesville, and when each tower collapsed.  The timeline of events of 9-11 are captured on our memorial that is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our memorial is dedicated to the 343 firefighters, 27 Port Authority Police Officers, 23 New York City Police Officers as well as the more than 3,000 innocent civilians were killed during the attacks.

We have never forgotten these attacks, nor will we ever forget!

 

 

 

 

 
55th Anniversary Open House!
Friday, 22 August 2014 08:24

Please join the members of Cranberry Twp Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, September 20, 2014, between 10am and 4pm for an Open House, celebrating CTVFC's 55th Anniversary. There are lots of things happening, fire station tours, fire trucks, fire prevention, giveaways, food and drink. Come see us at the "Park Station" on Route 19!!

 
Cranberry CUP
Thursday, 12 June 2014 09:03

Cranberry CUP hosts 15th annual event this weekend

The Cranberry CUP will kick off for the 15th straight year Friday night with a party

at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course.  CUP organizer Cathy Cortazzo said the doors

will open at 6 p.m. Friday and that entry into the party is $25 a person. There will

be a band, food donated from local restaurants and auction baskets.

The softball tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning as nearly 60 teams

compete for the championship. The softball tournament will wrap up

around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

“We have more teams this year than ever,” Cortazzo said.

There will also be a 5k race in the Community Park starting at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

The CUP annually raises money for an inspirational family in the township that

is undergoing financial stress because of medical or other issues. It has raised more

than $1 million for families since its inception in 2000.  This year's inspirational

family is the Koliscak family which includes Jason, 38, and his wife Melanie, 38,

and daughters Addison, 6, Alexis, 4, and Lanie, 3. Doctors in 2005 diagnosed

Jason Koliscak with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition,

at the age of 29. That condition eventually led to inoperable bile duct cancer

for Koliscak is undergoing chemotherapy, which will not cure his disease but could

prolong his life. There will be an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday morning

when the inspirational family is introduced in Community Park.

 
 

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Fire Call Stats

Month 2013 2014
January 70 96
February 38 47
March
57 46
April
62 69
May
62 52
June
72 62
July
71 49
August
54 38
September
51 54
October
44
November
54
December

66


Total
701 513

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