Edgewood Borough Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Department
Originally formed in the late 1880s, the
Borough’s Volunteer Fire Department operates
out of a single station located behind the
Edgewood Borough Building, proudly
protecting the residents of Edgewood
Borough. The EVFD responds to calls of every
type, handling emergencies such as fire,
medical, vehicle accidents, rescue, hazmat,
and water rescue.
As of December 13, 2005, all emergency calls
for the EVFD are being handled and
dispatched by the Allegheny County 911
Center. Response times are under two minutes
anywhere within the Borough.
When a call is received by Allegheny County
911, pagers and cell phones are activated
that alert members to respond. Although the
EVFD is a respond-from-home department,
to the atmosphere of the department and the
camaraderie between the members there is
almost always a full crew in station, ready
to respond to emergencies.
The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department is
capable of handling more than just
emergencies. Along with responding to calls,
the EVFD is dedicated to community outreach
and fire prevention. For the most current
programs and to sign up for the mailing
list, please visit our website.
In addition to protecting the residents of
Edgewood, the EVFD also is also tasked with
the responsibility of the Penn Lincoln
Parkway (I-376) between the Squirrel Hill
Tunnel and the Forest Hills exit, the
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
Edgewood Town Centre, Regent Square, a
stretch of the Port Authority Bussway, and a
stretch of the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
We frequently work with surrounding
departments for mutual aid, including
Swissvale, North Braddock, Churchill, Forest
Hills, Penn Hills, and Homestead
Learn more about the Edgewood Volunteer Fire
Department at their website -
or visit them on social media.
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