Pittston Fire Department Headquarters

Emergency: Dial 911
Phone: 570-655-6663
Fax: 570-655-6663

Location: 20 Kennedy Street, Pittston, PA 18640-1820

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS – Now available for pick up at the Pittston City Fire Department at 20 Kennedy Street. Limit of up to 2 smoke detectors per housing unit. If you need help installing the smoke detector please telephone the fire department at 570-655-6663 and the fire department will make an appointment with you to install the smoke detector.

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Anyone wanting to sponsor a keg for our annual fundraiser at the Pittston City Firehouse during the 2018 Tomato Festival, August 16,17,18 and 19, your name will be put on a banner for your sponsorship which proudly hangs in the firehouse all year long.

Sponsorship can be made in the name of a loved one, business, family, etc. The cost is $75. Please make checks payable to: Pittston Volunteer Festival Committee (PVFC).

Last year we raised over $3,000 for both the Pittston and Jenkins Little Leagues. This year we are helping the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities and the Greater Pittston Ambulance to help purchase a Lucas automatic CPR machine that will help save lives.

Mail Sponsorship Checks To:
Pittston Fire Dept
20 Kennedy St
Pittston, PA 18640

For questions call:
Frank Cawley
570-417-3852

City of Pittston – Bureau of Fire

Life safety for the residents and visitors of the City is coordinated by the City’s Fire Bureau. The Fire Bureau is led by Fire Chief James Rooney, and provides fire suppression, fire prevention, and “quick response” emergency medical services. All services are provided from the Bureau’s Headquarters, located in the City’s downtown at 20-22 Kennedy Street.

The Bureau is staffed utilizing a combination of career and volunteer firefighters. Currently, there are seven full time firefighters, supplemented by a staff of fifteen part time firefighters. Minimum shift staffing consists of two firefighters. In addition to the on-duty staff, the City is fortunate to have two volunteer companies, the Eagle Hose Company, No. 1 and the Niagara Engine Company, No. 2.   These companies are steeped in tradition, and have served the City for over a century. The volunteer companies are also based out of Fire Headquarters. These dedicated volunteers provide the majority of the City’s firefighting staff.

Recently, the Pittston City Council approved promotions within the career full-time staff of the Fire Department.   Assistant Fire Chief Frank Roman was appointed Deputy Fire Chief.  Captain Michael Chernouskas was appointed Assistant Fire Chief and John Ankenbrand was appointed Captain. Additionally, Mr. Ankenband was previously appointed as the City’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director.  The Fire Department is led by Fire Chief James Rooney.   In the photo, left to right: Assistant Fire Chief Michael Chernouskas; Deputy Fire Chief Frank Roman and Captain/EMA director John Ankenbrand.

The Bureau currently operates a fleet of four pieces of apparatus. Engine No. 1 is the City’s principal fire fighting vehicle. It is a “rescue engine,” and carries a full complement of rescue gear. Engine No. 2 is the City’s secondary fire fighting vehicle, and it is also used to provide quick response emergency medical care, and to assist the City’s Ambulance service during periods of high call volume. The City also operates a 100 foot aerial truck device, Tower 1. In addition to this equipment, the Bureau maintains a utility vehicle and a fire safety trailer, which is used to assist with fire prevention programs.

For more information regarding the Fire Bureau, contact Fire Headquarters at 570-655-6663.

“LEST WE FORGET” – 3-15-93

In memory of city firefighter, John F. Lombardo and West Pittston firefighter, Leonard Insalaco. These heroic individuals lost their lives battling a fire in the City’s downtown area on March 15, 1993. Their sacrifice has not been forgotten.