Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted City companies today with a house fire on Harrison Ave. Initial arriving crews found an advanced fire in the rear of the house extending to a 2nd house. Truck crew assisted on scen...
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted Youngwood with a house fire on S 7th street in Youngwood Borough. 10 members operated on scene for approximately 3 hours battling the fire and the cold temperatures.
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Last evening at 7:58 PM, The Truck and Rescue Pumper were dispatched to Farmington Place in Hempfield Twp for a possible house fire. Captain 29 arrived and reported a working fire. Truck 24 arrived ...
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
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Truck and Rescue Pumper 24 assisted the City with a house fire over night. 1st due units arrived to a well involved house spreading to a 2nd house. Crews from 24 operated on scene for nearly 4 hou...
Monday, September 12th, 2022
Tickets for the 2022 Fall Gun Bash are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are $25.00, and can be bought from any fire department ...
Thursday, September 1st, 2022
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When Justin Schell, 38, says he grew up in the fire station — it’s not too far from the truth.Schell’s childhood home was located just a few houses away from the Southwest Greensburg...
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
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Nathan Kristoff, 23, noticed the high quality of training and equipment that Southwest Greensburg Fire Department had to offer and decided to join as a volunteer firefighter.“It’s a lot ni...
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Tony “Rusty” Hunter, 26, recommends becoming a volunteer firefighter to anyone who enjoys an adrenaline rush like him. “It’s really one of those things where you have to be a c...
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Southwest Greensburg Fire Department Launches Recruitment Campaign
Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Patch.com

SOUTHWEST GREENSBURG — Members of Southwest Greensburg Fire Department pride themselves on rigorous training and steadfast commitment to protecting the community. Responding to more than 1,000 calls each year, they could always use more assistance — which is why Southwest Greensburg Fire Department has launched a comprehensive four-year volunteer recruitment campaign.

A new slogan, "Train With Pr1de. Protect With Honor," will be used throughout the campaign, along with a newly-designed recruitment website. The ideas for the new campaign, including the slogan, were developed through a visioning session with members of the Southwest Greensburg Fire Department.

The extensive recruitment program will include an increased social media presence, targeted residential mailings, ad plan development, a recruitment video, a college live-in program, and more.

To learn more about Southwest Greensburg Fire Department, including ways to volunteer, community members are invited to visit www.SWGreensburgFirefighter.org. There, they can also complete an inquiry form and begin the application process.

Southwest Greensburg Fire Department has been serving the Borough of Southwest Greensburg and surrounding communities since 1905.

"I'm excited to get started with the recruitment campaign," said SWGFD Chief Bill Wright. "Through volunteering, I have benefited from making lifelong friendships."

Southwest Greensburg Fire Department's recruitment campaign will run through 2026 and is no cost to taxpayers. It is funded entirely through the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Many Ways to Volunteer

Southwest Greensburg Fire Department has a great new for volunteer firefighters, with all firefighting, rescue and emergency medical training provided to members at no cost. They also offer free state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment.

"I have personally benefited from volunteering by learning how to push myself both physically and mentally," said firefighter Kara Shafron. "Volunteering is a fun and exciting way to give back to the community and it helps you see what you are actually capable of."

The following volunteer opportunities at Southwest Greensburg Fire Department are available:

  • Firefighter — At Southwest Greensburg, firefighters, age 18 and older, develop the skills necessary to respond to fires and emergency situations in order to save lives and protect the community.
  • Members Under 18 — For those aged 16 and 17, junior firefighters assist on fire calls and provide important support at the station.

"I enjoy volunteering to help the community in ways most can't," said firefighter Vincent Stofko.

To raise awareness of the need for volunteers, Southwest Greensburg Fire Department hired the services of The Communication Solutions Group Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing firm based in Jenkintown, Pa. The company successfully ran numerous recruitment and retention campaigns for fire and rescue organizations.

For more information or to fill out an inquiry form, visit www.SWGreensburgFirefighter.org.

Southwest Greensburg Fire Department Launches Recruitment Campaign
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Monday, September 12th, 2022
Tickets for the 2022 Fall Gun Bash are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are $25.00, and can be bought from any fire department member, at the fire station, or at Latrobe Army Navy.
Thursday, September 1st, 2022
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When Justin Schell, 38, says he grew up in the fire station — it’s not too far from the truth.Schell’s childhood home was located just a few houses away from the Southwest Greensburg Fire Department where his father served as a volunteer firefighter.
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
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Nathan Kristoff, 23, noticed the high quality of training and equipment that Southwest Greensburg Fire Department had to offer and decided to join as a volunteer firefighter.“It’s a lot nicer to come here because they have everything you need,” he said.Nathan’s family has bee...
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Tony “Rusty” Hunter, 26, recommends becoming a volunteer firefighter to anyone who enjoys an adrenaline rush like him. “It’s really one of those things where you have to be a certain kind of person to do it,” Tony said.
https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/father-son-carry-family-legacy-southwest-greensburg-fire-deptSOUTHWEST GREENSBURG — Albert “Bert” Bell was one of the founding members of Southwest Greensburg Fire Department back in 1905.
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Patch.comSOUTHWEST GREENSBURG — Members of Southwest Greensburg Fire Department pride themselves on rigorous training and steadfast commitment to protecting the community. Responding to more than 1,000 calls each year, they could always use more assistance — which is why Southwest Greens...
Congratulations to FF Josh DiCriscio and FF Brian Cunningham who received notification that they have successfully completed the Driver/Operator Pumper professional certification process. This is a mandatory requirement of all of our members before being able to drive/operate a department vehicle.So...
Congratulations to FF Bill Young who received notification that he has successfully completed the Driver/Operator Pumper professional certification process. This is a mandatory requirement of all of our members before being able to drive/operate a department vehicle.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
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Tickets for the 2022 "Spring Gun Bash" are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, February 27. Tickets are still just $20.00, and can be bought from any fire department member, at the fire station, or at Latrobe Army Navy.
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Another day of Fire Prevention for the kids in our Borough. Today was a visit to Loveli Foundation Pre-School.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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Members from the Department, as well as members from South Greensburg and Mutual Aid Ambulance participated in a Fire Prevention program today at Hutchinson Elementary School. A joint drill between the departments and the school was held, and then a program for the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes...
The annual Halloween Parade this year will be on Sunday, October 31st. Registration will be at the Hutchinson Elementary school, starting at 4:30 PM. The parade will start at 5:30, following the normal route through the Borough.
Monday, September 6th, 2021
Tickets for the 2021 "Fall Gun Bash" are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, November 7. Tickets are still just $20.00, and can be bought from any fire department member, at the fire station, Latrobe Army Navy, or at Art's Barber Shop.
Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Congratulations to SGT Jeff Falo who received notification that she has successfully completed the Fire Fighter II certification process. SGT Falo is the 13th active member of the department certified to at least the Fire Fighter II Level.Southwest Greensburg Fire Department continues to stay commi...
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Congratulations to FF Gianna Brant who received notification that she has successfully completed the Fire Fighter I certification process. FF Brant is the 23rd active member of the department certified to at least the Fire Fighter I Level.Southwest Greensburg Fire Department continues to stay commi...
Monday, February 8th, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Life Member David Ashbaugh. Dave served the department for 50 years, serving in many capacities. Dave was also a former member of Borough Council.
Please consider sponsoring our Virtual Spring Gun Bash. Your business will be recognized throughout the day of the event.
Sunday, February 7th, 2021
Due to current PA Governmental restrictions on gathering sizes, our Spring Gun Bash will now be virtual! We will be online Sunday February 28 from 11-5 drawing our ticket winners. Additional raffles will be available throughout the day online.
Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
Congratulations to the following members who have received official notification of successfully completing professional certification:Sgt. Jeff Falo: Fire Fighter I, Driver Operator - Mobile Water Supply Apparatus, Driver Operator - Pumper, Driver Operator - Aerial Device FF Matt Shipley: Driver Op...
Monday, December 14th, 2020
Tickets for the 2021 "Spring Gun Bash" are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, February 28. Tickets are still just $20.00, and can be bought from any fire department member, at the fire station, Latrobe Army Navy, or at Art's Barber Sho...

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