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, including the chief and president, are required to 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: Steve Moore
Deputy Chief: Mike Moore
1st Assistant Chief: Josh O’Connor
2nd Assistant Chief: Mike Gannon
1st Captain: Keith Scannell
2nd Captain: Gary Scalerno
Lieutenant: Richard Jurik

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board: Dave Ickes
Vice Chairman of the Board: Mike Gannon
Board of Director Member: Steve Henk
Board of Director Member: Jerry Kopach Jr.
Board of Director Member: Steve Moore

Life Members

Doug Dennig
John Doebler
Don Gerlach
Dave Ickes
Dave Kish
Jerry Kopach Jr.
Dave Kropp
John Lekse
Bill Neill
Russ Rauch
Ray Tomnay

Associate Members

Douglas Heckman
Joe Pascarella
Matt Romah
Ross Taylor

Deceased Members

Barney Cassidy Sr.
Don Deleo
Tom Edkins
George Haffner
Walter Philips Jr.
Rege Tomnay

Administrative Officers

President: Steve Henk
Vice President: Dan Barr
Secretary: Russ Rauch
Treasurer: Joe Pascarella

Active Members

Sean Allebrand
Ryan Allen
Dan Barr
Lillian Caudill
Marc Chlebowski
Craig DeRoss
Alan Epler
Dan Ferguson
Mike Gannon
Drew Gerlach
Greg Gerlach
Alex Gillespie
Wilson Henderson
Steve Henk
Richard Jurik
Mark Krzywicki
Isabella Oprison
Anthony Messina
Mike Moore
Steve Moore
Brad Mountain
Josh O’Connor
C.J. Pascarella
Marius Rosu
Gary Salerno
Abby Scannell
Keith Scannell
Graham Stevens

Honorary Members

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

* denoted deceased

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