Cranberry’s ongoing program to equip, train, certify and enhance the Township’s Volunteer Fire Company’ 92 active and participating life members advanced in 2014 and will continue again next year, Fire Company President Ed Hestin told Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors at its December 4 meeting. Firefighters in the organization, which is supported by a dedicated 2.12 mil Township property tax, can simply focus on training and response to emergency calls rather than on fund raising, as many other volunteer fire companies are obliged to do. Training during 2014 included a practice structure burn in April, the addition of a field classroom, the acquisition of a forcible entry training door, and as well as new digital fire training and mobile information technology. During 2014, 11 new members joined the Company while 6 others resigned. The number of alarms received in 2014 through the end of October – 578 – was at a comparable pace to 2013.
For more information, contact Cranberry's Director of Public Safety Jeff Schueler