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The mission of the GVFD is to provide the highest level of public safety services for all residents and visitors to the city of Greensburg.

Saturday Dec 3rd from 10:00-2:00 some of our firefighters will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Bortz Hardware Company.

There will be a special appearance by The Grinch himself from 11:00-12:00 (pending weather). Stop and drop some green in the bucket and snap a selfie with The Grinch!

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Saturday Dec 3rd from 10:00-2:00 some of our firefighters will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Bortz Hardware Company. 

There will be a special appearance by The Grinch himself from 11:00-12:00 (pending weather). Stop and drop some green in the bucket and snap a selfie with The Grinch!

Any thoughts of who it may be 🤔

This Sunday morning! Stop and shop with us!GVFD SWAG STORE will be open this Sunday, Dec 4th from 9:00-11:00! We are located upstairs at Greensburg Fire Department Hose Company No. 8.

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Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting City of Greensburg Engine Co. # 6 - Ludwick Bureau of Fire- “aka “West Side” and previously known as “Ludwick”.

They are home to Engine 6 - “Single and loving it”

✅ Please be sure to follow their page. They post useful information about their coverage area as well as hall rentals, raffles, and those “special” tickets (if ya know what I mean 😉)

www.facebook.com/ludwickfire?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Hose Company #6 give them a shout out below ⬇️

Did you know🤔

Hose Company No. 6 began on July 20, 1896, when a group of men who resided in Ludwick Borough met to form a volunteer fire company to protect the lives and property of the citizens in their community. On October 19, 1897, Ludwick Hose Company No. 1 took delivery of two hose carts, one having five and one half foot bicycle wheels and the other, five-foot wooden wheels. The total cost for both was $753.07. On January 4,1906, The Ludwick Fire Company elected to become a part of the Greensburg Fire Department. That same year Ludwick Borough merged with the City of Greensburg. The company continued to respond to alarms with the hose carts until 1916, when the city purchased a four-cylinder Oldsmobile chemical truck. In 1924, the city purchased a new 750-gallon per minute Seagrave pumper to better meet the needs of the growing city. In 1954, Hose Company No. 6 borrowed funds from the Relief Association to purchase the house and lot at the corner of West Otterman and Depot Streets. The house was torn down, the well filled, and the land was given to the city to construct a new house. The new hose house was built and a new 1000-gallon per minute pumper, also a Seagrave of the open cab type, was purchased. In 1957, the Westmoreland County Civil Defense Agency Truck was stationed at No. 6 and served for many years in that capacity. By the late 1960’s, it became a Heavy Rescue serving at all sorts of accidents, floods, tornadoes, and other disasters both natural and man-made. In 1982, Rescue 800, a Hazardous Materials Unit, replaced it. In 1971 the city decided that the 1954 Seagrave had reached the end of its span as a front line engine and a 1971, Seagrave 1000 gallon per minute pumper was purchased, with Hose Company No. 6 providing $7500.00 to furnish it with a 55 foot articulating boom Squirt. Currently, Hose Company No. 6 houses a 1997 Seagrave pumper and a 2011 Custom Chevrolet 2500 utility vehicle.
We are excited to welcome a new engine in 2023!🤩
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Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting City of Greensburg Engine Co. # 6 - Ludwick Bureau of Fire- “aka “West Side” and previously known as “Ludwick”. 

They are home to Engine 6 - “Single and loving it”

✅ Please be sure to follow their page. They post useful information about their coverage area as well as hall rentals, raffles, and those “special” tickets (if ya know what I mean 😉)

https://www.facebook.com/ludwickfire?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Hose Company #6 give them a shout out below ⬇️ 

Did you know🤔 

Hose Company No. 6 began on July 20, 1896, when a group of men who resided in Ludwick Borough met to form a volunteer fire company to protect the lives and property of the citizens in their community.  On October 19, 1897, Ludwick Hose Company No. 1 took delivery of two hose carts, one having five and one half foot bicycle wheels and the other, five-foot wooden wheels.  The total cost for both was $753.07.  On January 4,1906, The Ludwick Fire Company elected to become a part of the Greensburg Fire Department.  That same year Ludwick Borough merged with the City of Greensburg. The company continued to respond to alarms with the hose carts until 1916, when the city purchased a four-cylinder Oldsmobile chemical truck. In 1924, the city purchased a new 750-gallon per minute Seagrave pumper to better meet the needs of the growing city.  In 1954, Hose Company No. 6 borrowed funds from the Relief Association to purchase the house and lot at the corner of West Otterman and Depot Streets.  The house was torn down, the well filled, and the land was given to the city to construct a new house.  The new hose house was built and a new 1000-gallon per minute pumper, also a Seagrave of the open cab type, was purchased.  In 1957, the Westmoreland County Civil Defense Agency Truck was stationed at No. 6 and served for many years in that capacity. By the late 1960’s, it became a Heavy Rescue serving at all sorts of accidents, floods, tornadoes, and other disasters both natural and man-made.  In 1982, Rescue 800, a Hazardous Materials Unit, replaced it.  In 1971 the city decided that the 1954 Seagrave had reached the end of its span as a front line engine and a 1971, Seagrave 1000 gallon per minute pumper was purchased, with Hose Company No. 6 providing $7500.00 to furnish it with a 55 foot articulating boom Squirt.  Currently, Hose Company No. 6 houses a 1997 Seagrave pumper and a 2011 Custom Chevrolet 2500 utility vehicle. 
We are excited to welcome a new engine in 2023!🤩

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Ludwick is where my career started as a Firefighter and had the privilege of riding the 54/71/97 Seagrave’s. Remember you can take the boy out of Ludwick but you can’t take Ludwick out of the boy.

Great history of the GVFD. Everyone needs to visit the museum. It's really a great way to learn about the history of our GVFD and the way firefighters had to fight fires. Thank you to all.

Justin Chobirko … the 79 local is lucky to have a hero like this serve their lovely city. Local hallman everywhere should be proud to have a brother like him! TYFYC brüther

Doug Right with you on being able to be on the 54 the 71 the 97 .There are only a few left from ludwick that we’re able to do that.Can not take ludwick out of us old bud.

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The GVFD has a Station 4! Say what?! Yep! Station 4 is our beloved museum. Where History Comes Alive🤩🌟💫

The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum was a dream of Greensburg Firefighters dating back to the late 1950’s.The founding members’ names are memorialized at the museum as a tribute to their contributions and their hard work. Our inventory of articles expanded and our need for more space grew. We are now in our third location and with the support of the community and the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department we will preserve our history for future generations.

Admission is Free. The museum with our dedicated staff of volunteers welcomes you to visit us at 416 South Main St. We are Open to the Public on the 2nd Tuesday from 6 till 8 pm and the 4th Saturday from 9 am till Noon of every month of the year. Appointments can be made to schedule a group or personal tour at 724-832-7904.

They are newer to Facebook so let’s give them some love by following their page ⬇️⬇️

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We’d like to thank all our volunteers for all their time and dedication to making all this history come alive!
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The GVFD has a Station 4! Say what?! Yep! Station 4 is our beloved museum. Where History Comes Alive🤩🌟💫

   The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum was a dream of Greensburg Firefighters dating back to the late 1950’s.The founding members’ names are memorialized at the museum as a tribute to their contributions and their hard work.  Our inventory of articles expanded and our need for more space grew. We are now in our third location and with the support of the community and the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department we will preserve our history for future generations.

   Admission is Free. The museum with our dedicated staff of volunteers welcomes you to visit us at 416 South Main St. We are Open to the Public on the 2nd Tuesday from 6 till 8 pm and the 4th Saturday from 9 am till Noon of every month of the year. Appointments can be made to schedule a group or personal tour at 724-832-7904.

They are newer to Facebook so let’s give them some love by following their page ⬇️⬇️

https://www.facebook.com/GFDMuseum?mibextid=LQQJ4d

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Great place to take the family!

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GVFD SWAG STORE will be open this Sunday, Dec 4th from 9:00-11:00! We are located upstairs at Greensburg Fire Department Hose Company No. 8.

Stop in and Christmas Shop with us!

Can’t make it you can shop our website

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GVFD SWAG STORE will be open this Sunday, Dec 4th from 9:00-11:00! We are located upstairs at Greensburg Fire Department Hose Company No. 8. 

Stop in and Christmas Shop with us!

Can’t make it you can shop our website 

https://greensburg-volunteer-fire-department.square.site/s/shop

PLEASE SHARE! 🎄🎁

Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting Bunker Hill Hose Company AKA Hose Company #3

✅ Please be sure to follow their page.
Link is below 👇🏻 They are new to Facebook so let’s send them some love ☺️
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www.facebook.com/GbgVFDstation3?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Hose Company 3 give them a shout out below 😊

Did you know🤔

This was the home of our past leader “Hutch”. May he forever RIP. ❤️

Hose Company No. 3, first known as the “Bunker Hill Hose Company” was organized on July 6, 1894, with 26 charter members. During these early years before the original hose house was constructed, the company meetings were held at the “Bunker Hill School House.” The original house was opened December 12, 1895 with a large reception and dinner. Construction of the building was at a full worth of $5,000, not to include the equipment and furnishing which summed up over $16,000. This included two fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment. The present Company location is at the corner of Grove and Alexander Avenues in Greensburg, and this facility was dedicated in May 1954. The Pat Lyon Fire engine was purchased from the Pittsburgh Fire Department. This was the first engine west of the Allegheny Mountains. In 1924, the company’s first motorized fire engine was purchased, a Packard Fire Engine. It was later replaced by varying Seagrave Fire apparatuses in 1932, 1949, 1963, and 1978. The present Seagrave Fire Engine was placed in to service in 2002. In 1985, one of the most innovative trucks in the area was housed at Company 3. This truck was a 1986 rescue/light truck, which was credited with the most up-to-date rescue and extraction equipment, including Hurst and Homatro tools, and the largest most powerful air bags in the state. Currently, Hose Company No. 3 houses a 2002 Seagrave pumper, a 1994 Custom Kenco Rescue Vehicle, and a 2006 Custom Chevrolet utility vehicle. Four men from Company No. 3 have served as Chief of the Greensburg Fire Department. These are William A. Griffith, Oliver P. Long, Oscar F. Myers, and most notably John Edward Hutchinson. The members of Hose Company No. 3 are proud to have had Amos K. Hutchinson as a member. Amos was active in his company and throughout the Commonwealth with his interest in legislature with for the firemen. As an active fireman and state representative of the 57th district he introduced several bills during his terms as legislator.
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Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting Bunker Hill Hose Company AKA Hose Company #3

✅ Please be sure to follow their page. 
Link is below 👇🏻 They are new to Facebook so let’s send them some love ☺️
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https://www.facebook.com/GbgVFDstation3?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Hose Company 3 give them a shout out below 😊

Did you know🤔 

This was the home of our past leader “Hutch”. May he forever RIP. ❤️

Hose Company No. 3, first known as the “Bunker Hill Hose Company” was organized on July 6, 1894, with 26 charter members. During these early years before the original hose house was constructed, the company meetings were held at the “Bunker Hill School House.” The original house was opened December 12, 1895 with a large reception and dinner. Construction of the building was at a full worth of $5,000, not to include the equipment and furnishing which summed up over $16,000. This included two fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment.  The present Company location is at the corner of Grove and Alexander Avenues in Greensburg, and this facility was dedicated in May 1954.  The Pat Lyon Fire engine was purchased from the Pittsburgh Fire Department.  This was the first engine west of the Allegheny Mountains.  In 1924, the company’s first motorized fire engine was purchased, a Packard Fire Engine.  It was later replaced by varying Seagrave Fire apparatuses in 1932, 1949, 1963, and 1978.  The present Seagrave Fire Engine was placed in to service in 2002.   In 1985, one of the most innovative trucks in the area was housed at Company 3.  This truck was a 1986 rescue/light truck, which was credited with the most up-to-date rescue and extraction equipment, including Hurst and Homatro tools, and the largest most powerful air bags in the state.  Currently, Hose Company No. 3 houses a 2002 Seagrave pumper, a 1994 Custom Kenco Rescue Vehicle, and a 2006 Custom Chevrolet utility vehicle.  Four men from Company No. 3 have served as Chief of the Greensburg Fire Department.  These are William A. Griffith, Oliver P. Long, Oscar F. Myers, and most notably John Edward Hutchinson.  The members of Hose Company No. 3 are proud to have had Amos K. Hutchinson as a member.  Amos was active in his company and throughout the Commonwealth with his interest in legislature with for the firemen. As an active fireman and state representative of the 57th district he introduced several bills during his terms as legislator.

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Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting Greensburg Truck Company#2, our “Downtown” Truckies!

✅ Please be sure to follow their page.
Link is below 👇🏻 They post useful information about their coverage area as well as hall rentals and some awesome events and an annual golf bash!
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www.facebook.com/Greensburg-Truck-Company2-1017047411694617/?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Truck Company 2 give them a shout out below 😊

Did you know🤔

History of Truck Company 2 can be found in these photo documents below 👇🏻

Their apparatus consist of:

Truck 2 (TDA-tractor drawn aerial). It takes 2 people to drive this truck. A driver up front and a tillerman driving in the back. It has 4-section 100’ steel aerial ladder, pre-piped pinable waterway, 500# tip-load with water flowing, 215’ ground ladders, 10,000 watt Harrison hydraulic auxiliary generator, DOT, NFPA, and scene lighting are LED, FireCom wireless intercom system, Rudd automatic tire chains.

Air 2 -It has an 8 bottle cascade system, with 4 position SCBA fill station, and on board 5,000 PSI air compressor. It is equipped with high and low pressure air lines for operating air powered equipment and has a remote SCBA filling station. This vehicle also carries spare MSA air packs, confined space breathing equipment, and has a generator and lighting equipment.

Foam 2 -This truck is capable of producing large quantities of Hi-Expansion foam and delivering 76,000 cubic feet of air for positive pressure ventilation. It is capable of delivering 35,000 cubic feet per minute of Hi-Expansion foam. The truck has an 80 gallon on board foam tank.

Utility 2 -This vehicle is used as a support vehicle to transport personnel and equipment. This vehicle carries, hand tools, ems equipment, and an AED. Utility 2 is used to carry extra foam concentrate for the foam truck and haul the dogs for Bloodhound calls. It is also tows any of the Departments specialty trailers.
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Hi there! This week we will be highlighting each company that makes up the GVFD. We rely on each company to keep our community safe. We can’t do what we do without each company and each selfless firefighter who sacrifices so much. Today we are highlighting Greensburg Truck Company#2, our “Downtown” Truckies! 

✅ Please be sure to follow their page. 
Link is below 👇🏻 They post useful information about their coverage area as well as hall rentals and some awesome events and an annual golf bash! 
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https://www.facebook.com/Greensburg-Truck-Company2-1017047411694617/?mibextid=LQQJ4d

😊If you know someone who belongs to Greensburg Truck Company 2 give them a shout out below 😊

Did you know🤔 

History of Truck Company 2 can be found in these photo documents below 👇🏻 

Their apparatus consist of:

Truck 2 (TDA-tractor drawn aerial). It takes 2 people to drive this truck. A driver up front and a tillerman driving in the back. It has 4-section 100’ steel aerial ladder, pre-piped pinable waterway, 500# tip-load with water flowing,  215’ ground ladders, 10,000 watt Harrison hydraulic auxiliary generator, DOT, NFPA, and scene lighting are LED, FireCom wireless intercom system, Rudd automatic tire chains.

Air 2 -It has an 8 bottle cascade system, with 4 position SCBA fill station, and on board 5,000 PSI air compressor. It is equipped with high and low pressure air lines for operating air powered equipment and has a remote SCBA filling station.  This vehicle also carries spare MSA air packs, confined space breathing equipment, and has a generator and lighting equipment.

Foam 2 -This truck is capable of producing large quantities of Hi-Expansion foam and delivering 76,000 cubic feet of air for positive pressure ventilation.  It is capable of delivering 35,000 cubic feet per minute of Hi-Expansion foam.  The truck has an 80 gallon on board foam tank.

Utility 2 -This vehicle is used as a support vehicle to transport personnel and equipment.  This vehicle carries, hand tools, ems equipment, and an AED.  Utility 2 is used to carry extra foam concentrate for the foam truck and haul the dogs for Bloodhound calls.  It is also tows any of the Departments specialty trailers.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment
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