With the recent move of the Forest Hills Borough Building our address has changed. Please send all mail to the following address:2067 Ardmore BlvdPittsburgh, PA 15221
Friday, December 16th, 2016
The Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department, offers the following tips to prepare for the extreme cold:Make certain that you have an emergency kit which includes enough food, water, medicine and other ...
Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Help support your local Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing a raffle ticket!The ticket is $10 and gives you TWO chances to win based off of the Pennsylvannia lottery on July 4th from the 7pm Daily...
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The FHVFD has completed two thirds of a lighting upgrade to our station. The FHVFD received GRANT dollars and underwent a major transition from four and eight foot T-12, fluorescent lighting to LED li...
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The Call for a Fund Drive
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Dear Neighbors,

It is at this time the Forest Hills VFD asks our neighbors and businesses to support our fund drive. This crucial fundraiser is vital to our overall functionality. We are all coping with challenging economic times. Our operational costs and equipment needs are constantly increasing. As we all know, the Borough of Forest Hills collects a Fire Service Fee which was in part to fund the operations of the VFD; however, the purpose of these funds was changed in late 2013. In 2014, these funds were redirected to pay items that have historically been paid for from the Borough General Budget. A good portion of these items are included in our lease agreement with the borough or required by statute. There is a line item for the VFD contribution but it was drastically reduced and contradicts the original intent of the Ordinance. We are required to submit invoices and these are then to be approved by Council. This process is time consuming and takes additional resources to submit and again is done by volunteers. We have no paid staff and we have always been able to maintain our administrative functions in a timely fashion. We provided the Borough invoices on September 2nd, and it has taken in excess of 80 days for these to be reimbursed to the VFD. No entity can survive waiting an excessive amount of time for incoming monies.

Since the inception of YOUR Volunteer Fire Department, our strong mission and core values have always been the forefront of our overall infrastructure. We are focused and committed to our community’s needs and continue to adapt to those increased demands. We must also prepare for the future by investing in the latest technologies and training to operate more safely and more efficiently. In the past the support of Borough residents, through our previous fund drives, has been very generous; and we have always been able to save for the next capital purchase, i.e. apparatus, gear and equipment. With this current process, we are going to have to use our savings to pay bills in a timely fashion before being, or even IF being, reimbursed by the Borough. In addition, the limits placed on us impede our ability to save for the future as we always have to ensure the best service to the community and safest environment for our volunteers. Our true success emanates from the support of our entire community – whether through your tax-deductible donation or the unmatched dedication and compassion of your neighbors who volunteer their time and risk their lives to protect you and your loved ones.

The Call for a Fund Drive
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With the recent move of the Forest Hills Borough Building our address has changed. Please send all mail to the following address:2067 Ardmore BlvdPittsburgh, PA 15221
Friday, December 16th, 2016
The Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department, offers the following tips to prepare for the extreme cold:Make certain that you have an emergency kit which includes enough food, water, medicine and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours.
Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Help support your local Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing a raffle ticket!The ticket is $10 and gives you TWO chances to win based off of the Pennsylvannia lottery on July 4th from the 7pm Daily Number drawing.
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The FHVFD has completed two thirds of a lighting upgrade to our station. The FHVFD received GRANT dollars and underwent a major transition from four and eight foot T-12, fluorescent lighting to LED lighting in and around the station.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
The Forest Hills VFD is saddened to hear of Forest Hills Mayor Marty B. O’Malley's passing on Monday, Feb. 23. He was a devote member of the Forest Hills Community and will surely be missed. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends in this time of great sorrow.
The Forest Hills and North Braddock Fire Departments are inviting you to golf with us at the Monster on the Mon for our inaugural golf outing at Grandview Golf Club. The two departments are 100% volunteer and have been serving their communities proudly since the early 1900s.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Dear Neighbors,It is at this time the Forest Hills VFD asks our neighbors and businesses to support our fund drive. This crucial fundraiser is vital to our overall functionality. We are all coping with challenging economic times.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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The year 2014 was another busy year for the department in the terms of emergency responses. In 2014 the department responded to 322 calls for assistance, these calls ranged from structure fires, rescue calls, vehicle accidents, alarm calls and a variety of service calls.
Shared here is a link for you to a recent NY Times article about the declining number of volunteers across the county as well as a paper that gives you a rough idea of what the Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department saves our community compared to a paid fire department.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Crews from the Forest Hills Fire Department responded with departments from Braddock, North Braddock, Braddock Hills, Edgewood, Swissvale and Rankin to multiple calls throughout Forest Hills and the neighboring area for Carbon Monoxide detectors going off.
Monday, February 17th, 2014
The following is a Email being circulated by borough residents in advance of this weeks council meeting, though we aren't sure who wrote it we greatly appreciate it and hope you will take the time to read it.
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Thank you for recognizing us Janet Wangler, Juniper Village. Letter to the editor/East: Forest Hills fire, police, ambulance service thankedJanuary 23, 2014 12:00 AMIn this new year, the staff and residents of Juniper Village at Forest Hills would like to express our utmost gratitude for the tireles...
~~Agenda ItemsEach and every month the Public Safety Chairman has a list on the public safety committee agenda. It was redundant for most of 2013 and was brought to everyone’s attention at committee meetings and at each council meeting.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Thanks to all the residents who came out and supported us tonight at the council meeting! We really do appreciate it. Unfortunately, it's not over yet.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
In light of the recent events, numerous residents have approached the Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department (FHVFD) and questioned whether or not they should pay their 2014 Fire Protection Service Fee.
Monday, January 13th, 2014
----- At the Committee meetings last Thursday, January 9, 2014, Mr. Tomasic told an outright lie. He publicly said that at the two meetings with the FHVFD representatives it was never said that the FHVFD was NOT merging but in fact that we had said that YES we were going ahead with the merger.
We have reviewed the information distributed to residents either at last Monday's meeting or have been picked up at the borough building. We don't dispute that all of these documents are in fact correct as they relate to the FHVFD.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
The annual Forest Hills Borough Christmas tree burning will be this Friday, January 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Westinghouse Lodge on Greensburg Pike.Hope to see you there.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
A big THANK YOU to all the residents that came out to support us tonight!!! As you could see from the meeting, we are all very passionate about this fire department. Don't forget that the next public meeting, where you should absolutely be able to speak is next Wednesday, January 15th.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Despite the information that some residents have received (whether it be outright misinformation or misunderstood), the Forest Hills VFD has not merged with Braddock Hills nor are we in talks for a merger with Braddock Hills.
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