A little about us...
Operating out of one station in Bradenville, we are responsible for the 105 square miles of Derry Township. In the township, we have approximately 14,560 residents, and run an average of 550 calls per year. We own 2 Engine-Rescue trucks, one of which is utilized mainly as an engine, and the other as our rescue. We also have a tanker truck, brush truck, and squad truck. The people who man these trucks are 36 active members that volunteer their time and money to making the township a better place, whether it is through running fire calls, assisting people, or working events throughout the township. All of our personnel are trained in firefighting operations and hazardous materials, and most of our personnel are trained in EMS, vehicle rescue, and wild land firefighting. We also have 12 members that are trained in swift water rescue and boat operations. These water rescue members are part of the Westmoreland County Team 175, which also includes New Alexandria VFD, and Lloydsville VFD. They can respond to anywhere in the state if requested or required.
Please look around! Go through some of the old pictures in the gallery. There will be new ones to come. Also check out the members tab, as we have gotten new members recently. Scroll down to see our recent calls and to read up on news around the township!
Be sure to sign our guestbook to let us know you were here and to tell us how we are doing! You can access it by clicking on the "Guestbook" tab on the left hand side!
Please check back regularly to view information that is happening around the township.
A list of the Westmoreland Country fire departments is located in the tab "Station Numbers" on the left hand side of the webpage!
Mon. Jan 1st 2018
This past year has been another busy one for the department! With close to 500 calls (489 to be exact) we are below our average call volume of 550 for the year. We are always glad to see that number decrease as the citizens we serve stay safe. 2018 holds lots of excitement for us, with our cash bash...
Fri. Dec 15th 2017
Keep your eyes open this weekend! The "Big Man" will be taking a ride around the township on our trucks to make sure everybody is behaving themselves! Don't tell him we warned you, but he will be riding around Friday and Saturday nights at around 6:00pm. so make sure you are extra good...
Thu. Dec 14th 2017
On Tuesday, December 12, Sunoco Pipeline and its parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, awarded the Derry Township VFD with a $12,500 grant that will go towards buying an ATV.This ATV will be used for fire and rescue in the woodlands of the township, and will be an invaluable asset for all of us,...
Tue. Nov 28th 2017
It is with great sadness that we inform the community that Senior Member and lifelong friend of all of here at the department, Don Stiffler, passed away yesterday, Monday, November 27, 2017. Don was a member of the department since 1993.
Wed. Nov 22nd 2017
T-Shirts honoring fallen New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw will be on sale during the first week of December. All proceeds will go to benefit Officer Shaw's family. Click the link below for details on where to buy the shirts. (If the link does not work, copy and paste the address in...
Tue. Jan 16th 2018
At 13:20, the engine and rescue responded to a house fire along Route 22 beside Keystone Raceway in Derry Township. Engine 77 arrived first and confirmed a working structure fire. Crews from 77, 34, 132, 145, 113, 114, 41, 75 and 39 assisted with manpower and equipment at the scene.
Mon. Jan 15th 2018
The next call for the station was another vehicle accident at 2:15pm on Pandora Road at Alexandria Street. Upon arrival, crews found one car overturned, with the patient self extricated, no injuries. Crews provided traffic control until the roadway was clear.
Mon. Jan 15th 2018
At 8:53 this morning, the station was activated for a vehicle accident on Pittsburgh Street in the area of Banocy Road. The vehicle was reported overturned with 2 patients still inside. Upon arrival, the patients were self extricated. Crews cleaned up the scene and the car was towed away.
Mon. Jan 15th 2018
Around 8:00 tonight, during drill night, the engine responded to an apartment building filled with smoke with an activated fire alarm. Engine 71 was first on scene and found a female in her apartment having a medical emergency with burnt food on the stove. The female was taken to the hospital, the s...
Sat. Jan 13th 2018
At 2:24 this morning, in the middle of the snowstorm, the squad responded to Route 982 and Hickory Avenue with no injuries. Upon arrival, crews found a vehicle on the roadway with the top of a telephone pole down on Hickory and wires down on 982. Crews provided traffic control until West Penn Power ...