Recent Calls
Wed. Jan 29th 2014
Working House Fire in the City

     The engine responded into the City of Greensburg early this morning to assist city crews with a hous...

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Fri. Jan 17th 2014
Reported Building Explosion at Apartment Complex

     While assisting tow truck operators at a vehicle accident along South Greengate Road, "23"...

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Sat. Jun 1st 2013
Motorcycle Accident with Flyout

     A motorcyclist collided with another vehicle on Route 136 at the Baltzer Meyer Pike intersection. Th...

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News Headlines
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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Sat. Mar 9th 2013
Members Practice Vehicle Rescue Basics

     On Sunday morning, members of the department spent a few hours practicing basic vehicle rescue techn...

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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 33.70MHz 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, and our annual jeep ticket sales which are held from early October 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