Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
|Established||September 12, 1793|
|Annual calls||65,236 (2012)|
|Fire chief||Darryl Jones|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Light and air||1|
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire (PBF) provides fire protection and medical first response for the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In all, the department is responsible for 55.5 square miles (144 km2) with a population of 305,841 as of the 2013 Census estimation. The Bureau was the first fire department in the United States to unionize and thus has an International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) number of 1.
PBF does not provide rescue services. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (PBEMS) provides medically directed technical, tactical, and heavy rescue services for the city.
The department started out as a volunteer fire department and officially transitioned to a fully paid department on May 23, 1870. Over 30 years later in 1903 a group of Pittsburgh firefighters sought to improve working and living conditions of those serving in the department. They formed an association known as the City Fireman's Protective Association. By September 1903, the very first International Association of Fire Fighters union was organized, IAFF Local No. 1.
Stations and apparatus
Below is a complete listing of all fire station and apparatus locations in the city of Pittsburgh according to Battalion.
|Fire Station Number||Neighborhood||Engine Company||Truck Company||Special Unit||Deputy Chief or Battalion Chief Unit||Battalion|
|3||Strip District||Engine 3||M.A.C. 1, M.A.C. 2||2|
|4||Uptown||Engine 4||Truck 4||Deputy Chief||2|
|6||Lawrenceville||Engine 6||Truck 6||Water Rescue Raft, Foam Trailer||3|
|7||Stanton Heights||Engine 7||Truck 7 (temporary)||Arson Unit 1, Arson Unit 2, Arson Unit 3||3|
|8||East Liberty||Engine 8||Truck 8||Battalion Chief 3||3|
|10||Hill District||Engine 10||PEMS Medic 5||2|
|12||Greenfield||Engine 12||PEMS Medic 7||2|
|13||Hazelwood||Engine 13||Truck 13||2|
|14||Oakland||Truck 14||Battalion Chief 2||2|
|17||Homewood||Engine 17||Truck 17||Water Rescue Raft||3|
|18||Squirrel Hill||Engine 18||PBP Zone 4||2|
|19||Swisshelm Park||Engine 19||3|
|20||Hays||Engine 20||PEMS Medic 12||4|
|23||Carrick||Engine 23||Command Unit 200||4|
|24||South Side||Engine 24||Truck 24||Water Rescue Raft||Battalion Chief 4||4|
|26||Brookline||Engine 26||Truck 26||4|
|27||Mt. Washington||Engine 27||4|
|29||Westwood||Engine 29||Haz-Mat./Foam Unit 29||4|
|30||Elliott||Engine 30||Truck 30||1|
|32||East Allegheny||Engine 32||Truck 32||Haz-Mat./Spill Unit 1||1|
|33||Woods Run||Truck 33||1|
|34||Observatory Hill||Engine 34||1|
|35||Brighton Heights||Engine 35||1|
|37||Manchester||Engine 37||Haz-Mat./Foam Unit 37||Battalion Chief 1||1|
|38||Northview Heights||Engine 38||1|
In pop culture
- "Response Statistics". Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "About the Bureau". Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
- "Pittsburgh Fire Fighters History". IAFF Local 1. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services". Pittsburghpa.gov. Retrieved 2020-07-19.