Welcome to the official Web Site of the Etna Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Station 149. The purpose of this site is to educate our local community about who we are, what we do, and to encourage support. We are continually adding new information and features, so check back often.
Your emergency services in the Borough of Etna are not provided by paid firefighters. They are provided by 100% DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS who carry pagers, that when activated, interrupt a work day, family time, a warm meal, or even sleep. These volunteers put their lives on hold, and on the line, at a moment's notice to help those in need.
Our time and services are free, our equipment and training are not. We depend on your generous contributions to keep our facilities operating and our trucks in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week--just in case you need our help.
Think about it: What would you do if no one answered your emergency call?
The Borough of Etna is a Northern Suburb of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It comprises of approximately 1 square mile of land consisting of residential, retail, and industrial property, as well as 2 major rail service lines, 2 highways (Routes 8 and 28), and a portion of the Allegheny River.
The Etna Volunteer Fire Department provides emergency services to the Borough residents as well as providing mutual aid services to our surrounding communities of Aspinwall Borough, Millvale Borough, O'Hara Township, Reserve Township, Ross Township, Shaler Township, and Sharpsburg Borough.
We are proud members of the following organizations:
Providing Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services to our Community through Dedicated Volunteers.
"When I am called to duty, LORD,
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and
Protect his property.
And if according to YOUR WILL
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife."