Fire Prevention 

    The Department of Environmental Protection prohibits the open burning of trash and/or yard waste

  • Recreation fires are allowed and shall not exceed three feet in width and two feet in height. 
  • Bonfires are allowed by permit only through the Miscellaneous fire prevention application process. A fee is required. Contact Planning & Development Services, 724-776-4806,x1104 with any questions.
  • Fire systems in commercial buildings within the Township must be tested by a third party inspection agency:
        • Annual Testing - Fire Alarm, Sprinkler systems
        • Semi-Annual Testing - Hood/Ansul systems

False Alarms

False alarms are frequently received as the result of improperly maintained or defective alarm systems, or the incorrect placement of alarms. When Township police, volunteer firemen, or emergency medical service personnel and equipment are called out unnecessarily, it puts the entire community at risk. False Alarm Ordinance

Fees, for false alarms, are calculated on a yearly basis:

  • One Alarm -  No Charge
  • Two - Five Alarms  -  $75 each
  • Six - Ten  -  $150 each
  • Eleven alarms or more - $175 each