Our Mission

Weekend Closure Planned on Perry Highway (US 19)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is alerting motorists of a southbound and northbound closure on US 19 in Marshall Township, Allegheny County beginning at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 through 5 a.m. on Oct. 19

The closure will occur on US 19 between Thorn Hill Road and Warrendale Bayne Road. During the closure motorists are asked to follow these posted detours: 

US 19 Northbound Detour: Warrendale Bayne Road (State Route 4052) to I-79 south to Exit 73/State Route 910 east to I-79 north to Exit 78 State Route 228 west to State Route 19. 

US 19 Southbound Detour: State Route 228 east to I-79 south to Exit 73/State Route 910 east to I-79 north to Exit 75 Warrendale Bayne Road (State Route 4052) to US 19. 

Signage will be in place throughout the approximate 10.5-mile detours. 

Crews will be erecting beams for the new overhead bridge that will carry the Turnpike over US 19. Please use caution when traveling through the area and obey posted speed limits. 

Right lane restrictions will be in effect on US 19 between Thorn Hill Road and Freeport Road during the closure. 

Our mission is threefold:

  • Save lives and protect property by providing fire, rescue, and emergency services to the residents of Marshall Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Foster improved fire safety practices, thus helping to prevent fires and save lives.
  • Make educational materials on this website available, hence providing a resource to our community and beyond.

We are proud to provide fire and rescue services to the residents of Marshall Township, Pennsylvania. The township is 16 square miles and located approximately 20 miles north of the city of Pittsburgh.. It is home to over 9000 residents and several hundred businesses. Four out of every 10 calls are for automobile accidents. Hence we are part of the emergency response team for portions of major highways that traverse our township. Consequently, our responses include portions of I79, Route 19 and the PA Turnpike.

The Department operates out of two stations (270 Northgate Drive and 465 Knob Road). At these stations, our equipment includes two fire engines, one heavy rescue truck, and several specialty vehicles. In 2018 and 2019, we responded to a total of 1060 calls.

Our Members

As a group of over 60 members, we are 100% volunteer. Thus, we are unpaid for our services. We are proud of our diversity. Member ages range from 16 to 90. In addition, over one quarter of our members are women, serving in a variety of roles. Several are trained firefighters. Both the President and Vice President are women.

Company members support administrative, educational activities as part of our department’s mission. Examples include, finances, website development and fire safety training and awareness at schools.

Our Training

Our firefighters are professionally trained because we meet State Fire Academy requirements established by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Likewise, this is the recognized standard for professional, paid fire fighters.

Our Officers for 2020

Brigade Officers

ChiefBill Engeman
Assistant Chief #1Tom Isaac
Assistant Chief #2Jon Singer
Captain / EngineerChuck Deluca
Lieutenant / Rescue OfficerMike Marti
Chief Engineer / Deputy ChiefRon Meinart

Executive Officers

PresidentAngela Isaac
Vice PresidentPauline Engeman
SecretaryElaine Hatfield
TreasurerSusan Edwards
Board MemberEve Studebaker
Board MemberJim Laine

Relief Officers

PresidentPauline Engeman
Vice PresidentAngela Isaac
SecretaryElaine Hatfield
TreasurerSusan Edwards