Get to know Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department!
In 1927, thirty - one men met to discuss establishing a volunteer fire department for the Township; Charter was granted and received in September 1928. Our fire department operated for many years from a rented garage, using a second-hand truck. We conducted many fundraisers and even rented our hall to the Township Commissioners to hold their meetings. New fire trucks were purchased in 1935 (a used Chevy pumper) and in 1955 the department purchased its first brand-new fire truck. It was a Mack pumper, and we still own this truck today. After a lot of hard work a firehouse owned by the department was built at the western end of Main Street.
As our community continued to grow so did the department. In 1958 a larger parcel of property in the center of town was purchased, and in 1968 our new station was built and we moved into our current location at the corner of Spring Run Road and McGovern Blvd. This building has served well over the years and has undergone several renovations. Most recently with the addition of new garage bays and some additional features.
We serve approximately 3000 residents and cover a 2.5 square mile area consisting of mostly single-family dwellings with a mix of some industries. With our town being in Allegheny County and on the border of Beaver County. We have the honor to provide services to both counties through mutual aid agreements with surrounding townships and cities. Along with service to our residents and local businesses we provide support to critical infrastructure, such as, first alarm support to Dashshields Lock and Dam and the Ohio River, the railroad, Greater Pittsburgh Airport, and Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant and substations. . Our water rescue and recovery team, consisting of divers, boats and a newly acquired underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) has been called to provide support in many areas beyond our borders and as far away as Philadelphia related to 2011 Hurricane Irene. The Department runs 4 Engines, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Tanker, 1 Air unit, 2 Squads, a Water rescue Unit consisting of certified scuba divers, swift water technicians and Four boats of various sizes. We work closely with the PA. State Police, local law enforcement and surrounding fire departments.