Recent Calls
Mon. Mar 14th 2016
House Fire - Alexander St - Assisting Southwest Greensburg VFD

On Tuesday February 23rd at 12:45am the Carbon VFD was dispatched to assist the Southwest Greensburg VFD on a house fire at 4...

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Sat. Feb 20th 2016
Brush Fire -Route 136 - Assisting Fort Allen VFC

On Saturday February 20th just before 4pm the Carbon Fire Dept was dispatched to assist Fort Allen VFC for a reported brush f...

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Sat. Apr 25th 2015
Vehicle Accident - Woodward Drive

The Carbon Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident on Woodward Dr near the Hempfield Twp building at approximately 6:...

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News Headlines
Fri. Mar 11th 2016
Y108 Visits Fish Fry for lunch

Ally and Andy from Y108 morning show visited the Fish fry on Friday March 11th and broadcasted live from 12pm to 1pm. We woul...

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Thu. May 29th 2014
Fire Safety with Paula Teachers and Associates

On Thursday May 29th, 2014 at 10:30am members of the Carbon VFD went to teach fire safety to Adults with mental diabilities. ...

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Wed. Jul 10th 2013
Tour of U.S. Foods Facility

     A few members of the Carbon Fire Department had the opportunity to gather recently for a walk-throug...

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About Us


     The Carbon Volunteer Fire Department is a progressive, 100% volunteer department located in the Municipality of Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Carbon is situated just outside the City of Greensburg and is 30 miles, or about one half hour east of Pittsburgh.  The Carbon Fire Department (Station 23) is responsible for providing fire protection and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Carbon and its neighboring communities in a suburban area of central Hempfield Township.

     The Carbon Fire Department operates entirely out of one fire station which is located in Carbon. Carbon is dispatched by Westmoreland County 911 over the countywide fire dispatch channel and Hempfield Township Fire Dispatch over 154.135MHz. All incidents occurring in the Carbon Fire District operate on one of the two Hempfield Township Fire channels, 154.135MHz or 154.355MHz. However, when responding into other areas, fireground operations may be switched to an encrypted 800MHz radio system.

     The Carbon Fire District consists of the communities of Carbon, Swede Hill, and Haydenville; the housing plans/subdivisions of Heather Ridge, Hempfield Manor, Westwind Acres, Westwind Estates, Woodward Estates, Grandview Estates, Mount Odin, and Cool Valley; the Menock Manor and Suburban Estates Trailer Parks, Oakridge Estates Townhomes, Hunt Club Villas Condominium Complex, the Greensburg-Hempfield Business Park, and a large stretch of retail and commercial property along State Route 136     (West Newton Road) and U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway). 

     Additionally, Carbon is often called to assist (provide mutual aid to) other nearby communities such as Fort Allen, Midway/St. Clair, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, and the City of Greensburg thus bringing our total population to nearly 70,000 residents and our annual call volume to 400-500 fire calls per year.

     In order to provide these vital services to Carbon and other nearby communities, our firefighters spend countless hours every year devoting their time to raise money for the department. Some of our more well known fundraisers throughout the year are the annual fish fry which takes place during Lent, our monthly sub sales, and our annual jeep ticket sales which are held from Mid September to New Year's Day.

     The Carbon firefighters would like to thank the residents of the entire Greensburg area for their continued support of the fire department, as we look forward to continuing to provide our services to Carbon and the surrounding communities in the years to come.

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Carbon Volunteer Fire Department
421 Juniper Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Non-Emergency: 724-836-2145
Emergency: 911