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The Volunteer Fire Department is staffed by professionally trained and dedicated people who give up their free time to provide fire protection to the Township. The fire fighters are not paid for the thousands of hours they spend each year in various tasks from fighting fires, to training and fire prevention, to maintaining their fire trucks.

Two-thirds of the force, reside in Upper St. Clair. The volunteers come from a variety of professions, including carpenters, contractors, students, bricklayers, chefs, mechanics, engineers and branch managers.

The volunteers train continually in the areas of hazardous materials, rescue and fire fighting techniques. In addition to time spent responding to calls and training, many hours are spent maintaining the equipment so that it is always ready for the next call. Time is also spent cleaning and maintaining the two fire stations and conducting fire prevention programs and tours of the station.

On average, each one of the members spends approximately 10 to 15 hours per week performing various duties such as training, fire prevention, truck maintenance, record keeping and cleaning in addition to responding to emergency calls.

The Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department leadership is divided into three categories. They are as follows:

Line Officers

Chief: Mike Moore
Deputy Chief: Josh O’Connor
1st Assistant Chief: Mike Gannon
2nd Assistant Chief: Keith Scannell
Captain: Gary Salerno

Board of Directors

President: Daniel Barr
Chief: Mike Moore
Board of Director Member: Greg Gerlach
Board of Director Member: Dave Ickes
Board of Director Member: Russ Rauch

Life Members

Doug Dennig
John Doebler
Dan Ferguson
Don Gerlach
Dave Ickes
Dave Kish
Jerry Kopach Jr.
Dave Kropp
Russ Rauch
Ray Tomnay

Associate Members

Joe Pascarella
Matt Romah
Ross Taylor
Steve Henk

Deceased Members

Barney Cassidy Sr.
Don Deleo
Tom Edkins
George Haffner
John Lekse
Bill Neill
Anthony Messina
Steve Moore
Walter Philips Jr.
Rege Tomnay

Administrative Officers

President: Daniel Barr
Vice President: Greg Gerlach
Secretary: Russ Rauch
Treasurer: Joe Pascarella

Active Members

Dan Barr
Lillian Caudill
Marc Chlebowski
Michael Chornack
Craig DeRoss
Alan Epler
Mike Gannon
Drew Gerlach
Greg Gerlach
Alex Gillespie
Doug Heckman
Richard Jurik
Rogerio Laudares
Mike Moore
Brad Mountain
Josh O’Connor
Marius Rosu
Gary Salerno
Abbey Scannell
Keith Scannell
Connor Schillo
Jon Stuver
Will Yongo

Honorary Members

*William Berster
*Neil Blodgett
*Patrick O’Brien
*Richard Kortmeyer
Robert Thomson
*Douglas Watkins

* denoted deceased