Recent Calls
Sat. Oct 12th 2019
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Dispatched at 1204 hours assisting Rostraver Central Fire Co with alarm bells sounding in a hotel. Command arrived on scene to find a broken water line set the system off and cancelled all mutual aid....
Thu. Oct 10th 2019
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Dispatches at 2347 hours to assist Washington TWP Fire Co with alarm bells sounding in a school building. Command arrived on scene to find the custodial staff set off the alarm while cleaning and canc...
Thu. Oct 10th 2019
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Dispatched at 0841 hours assisting Washington Twp Fire Co with alarm bells sounding in a school building. Command arrived on scene to find a tech working on the system and cancelled all mutual aid. 80...
Tue. Oct 8th 2019
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Dispatched at 1750 hours assisting Belle Vernon Fire Co with alarm bells sounding in an apartment building. Command arrived on scene to find a culinary mishap and cancelled all mutual aid. 80 OIC Chie...
Thu. Oct 3rd 2019
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Dispatched at 2320 hours to set up a landing zone for air medical transport assisting Rostraver West Newton EMS and Stat Medevac. Crews awaited the helicopter and EMS unit to transfer patient from the...
News Headlines
Mon. Sep 30th 2019
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The members of Charleroi and North Belle Vernon got together on Monday September 30th for training. The departments split up into groups of 4 with members from both department intermingled in the grou...
Fri. Sep 27th 2019
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Looking for something to do on November 23rd come out and have a chance to play the popular TV game show right here in North Belle Vernon. Tickets cost is $25.00 and includes dinner, drinks and a chan...
Mon. Sep 23rd 2019
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During our regular meeting held on Monday night members were presented with a wooden flag that honors our four line of duty deaths. Thank you again FF Scott Moody for the great piece.
Fri. Sep 6th 2019
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We are continuing to upgrade our equipment with the purchase of another thermal imaging camera and a new set of rescue tools. This equipment with along with other future and recent upgrades will bette...
Wed. Aug 7th 2019
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If you or your group is looking for a tour or just want to learn more about what you can do to help with fire prevention. Please give us a call 724-929-6111 and set up a tour time. We have education f...
About Us

Westmoreland County was created by an Act of Assembly, approved by Gov. Richard Penn, on February 26, 1773.  The word "Westmoreland " means Land of the Western Moors.  At one time Westmoreland County included all the territory that encompasses the present Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Greene, Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Lawrence counties and portions of Indiana, Armstrong, Venango and Warren counties.  Rostraver Twp., our friends immediately to the east, was one of the first 11 townships established by the courts.  99 years later, on April 9, 1872, L. M. Speer laid out what was to become North Belle Vernon.  The words "Belle Vernon" mean Beautiful Green.  It is believed that L. M. Speer stood across the river, on what is now the Borough of Speers, and looked at Belle Vernon Borough.  The entire "bluff" above Belle Vernon was tree covered and located away from the many businesses located along the river.  The new location was developed as a residential area and was not easy to access from the already established business oriented town.  He wanted to maintain the Beautiful Green thought and added the word "North" to differentiate the new developments.  North Belle Vernon was officially Incorporated as a borough on February 26, 1876.  Sam Dougherty, a carpenter and early pioneer to North Belle Vernon, was probably one of the most influential men in the early history of the borough and has ties to the current fire department.  He established a school in his carpenters shop along with an area for local government activities.  Along with being a carpenter he served as Justice of the Peace, Councilman, School Director and Judge of Elections.  On July 17, 1876 he was instrumental in building the first schoolhouse located near the center of the borough on Graham St.  The schoolhouse continued to grow and eventually housed Kindergarten through 12th grade and covered 3/4 of a city block.  Schools grew and merged.  North Belle Vernon schools became Vernon Joint Schools, then Bellmarette Joint Schools, then Belle Vernon Area Schools.  After the school was closed, Heritage Hills Christian Academy and Tabernacle occupied the building.  The next owner of the property was the North Belle Vernon Fire Department.  Our present fire station sits on this property.

 

The North Belle Vernon Fire Department was organized in December of 1895.  Our equipment consisted of a hose cart, 500' of hose and a straight tip nozzle.  The hose cart was housed in various garages throughout the borough until more modern equipment was purchased and a building was erected at the site of our present public works garage.  In 1959 a fire station-police station-council chambers-library was erected on Arch St.

 

 

 

We outgrew the building and found ourselves renting space to house all of our vehicles.  The old schoolhouse was purchased and demolished.  Our new station was constructed with enough room to house all of our vehicles in drive-through bays, provide offices for the chiefs and administrative officers, a meeting/training room, a day room for member comforts, a kitchen and ample storage areas.  Recently a helo-stop was constructed and a training structure was added.


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