The Hermitage Department of Fire/Rescue is headed by the Fire Marshal, assisted by the deputy Fire Marshal, and consists of over forty highly-trained, certified volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, instructors and investigators. The Department also employs a full-time administrative clerical position and laborer/maintenance position.
It operates from three stations - the main (central) station at 2511 Highland Road where administrative offices and training facilities are located, a station at 119 Superior Street in the Patagonia (western) area of the City, and one located at 541 Mercer Avenue (southern). Visit the Hermitage Fire website
The Department provides full fire and rescue services to the community including fire fighting, rescue operations of all types, fire safety education programs, fire safety inspection services, fire safety code enforcement, training, haz-mat services and fire incident investigation. In addition, the Department maintains the City’s Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency Weather Notification System and operates an extensive training facility.
The Department also has a vast array of modern fire fighting and rescue equipment including a fully-equipped mobile command post and mobile air cascade equipment. It responds regionally under mutual aid agreements and with other communities and works closely with the Office of the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and related agencies.