Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Scott Township Fire District - Allegheny County Station 255
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Memorial Hall is Closed
Bower Hill VFD is no longer renting the Memorial Hall. Rentals already booked will be honored, but no more reservations will be taken. The space is going to be renovated for department use only.


In Memory of Past President Jack Pancari

Bower Hill VFD offers its sincere condolences to the family of Past President Jack Pancari, Sr, who died on November 25, 2013. Jack was a career Scott Township police officer for 40 years, and also served as president of Bower Hill VFD in 1975 and 1976. We will remember Jack as a dedicated servant to the citizens of Scott Township. May he rest in peace.

Scott Township Improves ISO Rating
At the start of 2013, Scott Township was informed by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) that effective April 1, 2013, the township's fire protection class has been upgraded from a 5 to a 3. A "3" rating is a significant achievement for a community with an all-volunteer firefighting force. In Allegheny County, only two communities, Scott Township and Mt. Lebanon, have achieved this rating, and only one, Pittsburgh, rates higher, with a rating of 2. The Scott Township fire departments were able to prove to ISO evaluators that their training, equipment, record keeping, operating procedures, response times and number of firefighters responding to each incident meet the higher standard.
The Scott Township Fire District thanks the Scott Township commissioners and the township manager for their invaluable assistance in this endeavor.
If you are a Scott Township resident, you need to check your homeowner's insurance policy, and make sure that the property location is listed as "Scott Township." This could save you money on your premiums.

Annual Fund Drive
The 2014 Bower Hill VFD Fund Drive is underway. Information was mailed to all known occupied residences in the service area during the week of October 1, 2013. If you have not received a mailing yet, call the station at 412-221-3497 and leave a message, and we will get one to you.Thanks to everyone who has supported Bower Hill VFD in its 89 years of service. Your fund drive donation includes your subscription to Scott Township EMS.

Child Car Safety Seat Inspections
Scott Township EMS now has six employees certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Child Car Safety Seat installation and inspection. To make an appointment for an installation or inspection, call Scott Township EMS at 412-278-2439. Leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.



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Bower Hill VFD
161 Vanadium Road
Bridgeville PA 15017-3025

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Business Phone 412-221-3497

Fax 412-221-3990


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February 6, 2014