Markle Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1960 to serve the area in and around Markle, PA, A small town about 20 miles Northeast of Pittsburgh, PA in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County. Today, Markle VFD has grown to consist of two stations and eight pieces of equipment ranging from a light rescue ATV to 2 fire engines.
Our jurisdiction consists of the southeast half of Allegheny Township. The Northwest half is served by the Allegheny Township #1 VFD. The township consists of 32 square miles of area and has over 8,000 of the county's 370,000 residents.
Allegheny Township is unique in that it contains everything from industrial parks and shopping centers to farms and large wooded areas, including the 548 acre Northmoreland Park. A lack of city water and fire hydrants in most of the township makes fire fighting even more challenging.
In 2004, Markle expanded its facilities to include a new large 2-bay station at the intersection of White Cloud road and Phillips Lane. This new station is located approximately in the center of the township and has already cut response time to emergency calls in half. It currently houses a fire engine, Engine 101-2, Squad 101-2 / IRP 120, Boat 101 and a Lower Kiski Ambulance. During the daylight hours during the week, there is a crew from Lower Kiski that staffs the ambulance and the fire engine.
We are currently taking in members. Fire fighters, Ops members (run IRP calls and for people who dont want to fight the fires, like fire police), And Social Members. If you are interested in becoming a member please call the station at (724) 727-7114