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:
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.
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 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
|Assistant Chief #1||Tom Isaac|
|Assistant Chief #2||Jon Singer|
|Captain / Engineer||Chuck Deluca|
|Lieutenant / Rescue Officer||Mike Marti|
|Chief Engineer / Deputy Chief||Ron Meinart|
|Vice President||Pauline Engeman|
|Board Member||Eve Studebaker|
|Board Member||Jim Laine|
|Vice President||Angela Isaac|