It is the mission of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire to protect life, property and the environment by providing effective customer and human services related to fire suppression, fire responder medical service, hazardous materials mitigation, emergency management service and domestic preparedness.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire encourages all personnel to take a proactive role in reducing the impact from emergencies by providing programs related to public education, risk reduction, fire prevention, community relations, disaster planning and operational training. All services provided to the residents and visitors of the City of Pittsburgh, the County of Allegheny and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be delivered in the most professional manner, to the best of our ability!
The City of Pittsburgh is geographically divided into four (4) Battalions, which includes 30 Stations housing 34 Engine Companies, 3 Quint Companies, 11 Truck Companies, and a Mobile Air Compressor Unit. The Bureau of Fire now encompasses the Borough of Wilkinsburg.
Engine Companies - Lieutenant, 3 FirefightersQuint Companies - Lieutenant, 3 FirefightersTruck Companies - Captain, 3 FirefightersMobile Air Compressor - Captain, Firefighter
1 Deputy Chief, 4 Battalion Chiefs, 12 Captains, 28 Lieutenants, 115 Firefighters, 163 Minimum On-Duty Strength
24 Hours On Duty - 72 Hours Off Duty
The Fire Safety Education Officer presents fire safety programs and demonstrations to community groups and schools. For more information on the public education programs, call the Fire Bureau Prevention Division at 412-255-2866.
If you wish to notify the Fire Bureau of a particular resident who is physically impaired (in case of an emergency at that person's address), please call 412-255-2860 . We will enter the information into the Computer Aided Dispatch System for notifying any responding emergency crews.
The Pittsburgh Fire Bureau will supply and install smoke detectors to any City resident that requests one. The request can be made by contacting the 311 Response Center, or by calling the Fire Bureau at 412-255-2863.
The Fire Bureau offers free blood pressure screening to all citizens on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screenings take place at any of the following First Responder Stations
Are you wondering whether you need a permit issued through the Fire Department? Be sure to check the information below, as well as our Permit Applications section to see if the fire permit application you need is available online. If so, print out the application and mail a completed copy to:
If your permit or application is not available above, call 412-255-2860 to request it.