Overview and Organization

The Hermitage Fire Department is headed by the Fire Marshal and assisted by the Deputy Fire Marshal.   Our department consists of over thirty highly-trained, certified volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, instructors, and investigators.  Our District is comprised of over 40 square miles of first-due coverage area.  This encompasses the City of Hermitage and a contracted coverage area of Lackawannock Township.

The Department has a vast array of modern fire fighting and rescue equipment including a fully-equipped mobile command post and mobile air cascade equipment. We respond regionally under mutual aid agreements with other communities and work closely with the Office of the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and related agencies.

We operate from three stations – the main (central) station at 2511 Highland Road where administrative offices and training facilities are located, a station at 119 Superior Street in the Patagonia (western) area of the City, and one located at 541 Mercer Avenue (southern).

The Department provides full fire and rescue services to the community including fire fighting, rescue operations of all types, fire safety education programs, fire safety inspection, fire code enforcement, training, haz-mat services, and fire incident investigation.


Station #1 is the Department’s central fire station.  All of the training facilities are located at this station, as well as the administraive offices.   This Station houses the following equipment: Engine 93, Tanker 93, Truck 93, Brush 93, Rescue 93,  


Station #2 is located in the Patagonia District of the City of Hermitage.  This Station houses Rescue Engine 86 , Engine 86-2, Brush 86 and one of two water rescue boats.



Station #3 is located at 541 Mercer Ave., in the Southwestern area of the City.  This Station houses Ladder 93, Squad 93, and a county  Hazardous Materials Trailer  Upstairs is a large room used for training classes and Department activities, equipped with a kitchen, sound system, and projection televisions.