Pittston Fire Department Headquarters

Emergency: Dial 911
Phone: 570-299-7809
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.

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 Frank D. Roman, 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.

The Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Frank D. Roman with both John Ankenbrand and Michael Chernouskas serving as Assistant Fire Chiefs.   In the photo, left to right: Assistant Fire Chief Michael Chernouskas; Fire Chief Frank Roman and Assistant Fire Chief 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.