401 Fox Chapel Road   -   Pittsburgh, PA 15238   -   Non-Emergencies: 412-963-1100
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Executive Officers:

President - Bob Hoffman
Vice-Pres - Brian Zimmerman
Secretary - Hardie Burgan
Treasurer - Tom Pohl

Line Officers:

C-1 Dee Humes
C-2 Brian Zimmerman
C-3 Zach Friday
C-4 Tom Pohl
C-5 Hardie Burgan
L-1 Eric Barnfather
L-2 Jim DiVittorio
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Fox Chapel Fire Department:
401 Fox Chapel Road
Fox Chapel, PA 15238

Non-Emergency Calls:
(412) 963-1100
Fox Chapel VFD Fire Calls:

Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department responds to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations.

In 2009, we responded to 177 calls, 97 of which could be labeled "false alarms." In 2008, there were 222 calls with 116 of them being false alarms.

To what types of calls do we often respond? Fortunately, we have very few structure fires in Fox Chapel. Although many calls can initially be considered as serious threats to life or property, most often they are less serious situations that may or may not require our assistance. Such calls can result from leaving a fireplace damper closed, burning food on the stove or in the oven, or having a furnace motor fail. All of these situations can fill the house with smoke and create the impression of more danger than actually exists. In such cases, we can rid your house of smoke by employing powerful fans.

In addition to fire calls, you will find the FCVFD active throughout the borough on many other types of calls. We are trained in both vehicular and non-vehicular rescue and extrication. In the wake of severe weather, you may also find us pumping out basements or securing areas around fallen power lines. We may also be required to secure a landing zone for rescue helicopters or may be found teaching children about fire safety.

Not only do we provide lifesaving services for Fox Chapel, but we also provide important services in mutual aid to neighboring communities in time of emergency as a member of the Valley Association of local fire departments.

So as you can see, wherever there is the real or potential threat to life or property, the FCVFD is there to answer the call. Public safety is our business!

Dee Humes

Assistant Chief:
Brian Zimmerman

Assistant Chief:
Zach Friday

Fireman of the Year

2015 John Badeer
2014 Tom Pohl
2013 Jim DiVittorio
2012 Tom Ruppel
2011 Mike Pohl
2010 Barry Friday
2009 Jim Turner
2008 Zach Friday
2007 Dave Schaffner
2006 Brian Zimmerman
2005 Woody Turner
2004 Hardie Burgan
2003 Ernie Zimmerman
2002 Dr. Carey Vinson
2001 Bobby Weill
2000 Dr. John Goodworth
1999 Bob Kirkpatrick
1998 Arnie Kriss
1997 David R. Weill, III
1996 Tom Eichenlaub
1995 Dee Humes
1994 Geoff Friday
1993 Carl Eichenlaub, Jr.
1992 Tony Zbilut
1991 Ed Sipe
1990 Dr. John Goodworth
1989 Bob Hoffman
1988 Bill Ludwig
1987 Hap Humes