United Vol. Fire & Rescue
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 40° 23.271 W 079° 48.286
17T E 601446 N 4471491
Quick Description: The United Fire & Rescue is located at 611 Broadway Avenue in East McKeesport Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2015 5:25:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMNAFD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kurt Franke
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Long Description:
United Volunteer Fire & Rescue provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the boroughs of East McKeesport and Wall in eastern Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. As of January 18, 2006, UVFR is dispatched by Allegheny County 911.
UVFR was established in 1998 when East McKeesport Volunteer Fire Company #2 and Wall Volunteer Fire Department merged into a new company. An official charter was granted in 2000.
The merger came about as the result of a dwindling pool of volunteers in the Pittsburgh area, and a decrease in income from fund drives and other fundraisers. It was decided that the best way to keep the two companies afloat was to combine them, which would result in a larger pool of volunteers, as well as the financial benefits of avoiding the costly and wasteful duplication of fire and rescue equipment in two small towns. The net result: a better level of fire protection for the residents of each community.
UVFR operates two stations, one in each town. Station 135, in East McKeesport, houses an engine, rescue, advanced life support ambulance, and a squad/command unit.
Paid or Volunteer: Volunteer

EMS Involvement: yes

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: no

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Has Fire Pole: no

Number of Firetrucks: 3

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
611 Broadway Avenue
East McKeesport, PA USA

Number of Emergency Staff: 37


Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

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