Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department’s primary station is located at 401 Fox Chapel Road, connected to the Fox Chapel Borough Building. This station houses Engine 1, Engine 3, Rescue 1, and Squad 1.
In addition to its four garage bays, Station 1 also contains a communications room, kitchen, and multipurpose meeting room used for meetings, classes, and other department events. The Borough Council chamber and offices are located above our station.
157 Engine 3
Engine 3 is a 2003 International 4400 chassis with a custom-built Marion pumper body. Engine 3 carries 500 gallons of water and is equipped with a 1250 gpm Waterous pump. Engine 3’s smaller stature makes it ideal to navigate many of the Borough’s narrow private lanes and long driveways.
157 Rescue 1
Rescue 1, affectionately referred to as “The Rescue” by members, is a 1998 Seagrave chassis with a custom-built walk-around rescue body from Marion Bodyworks. Among the numerous tools and equipment on this truck are HURST hydraulic rescue tools, a six-bottle cascade air system, pneumatic structs and lifting bags, and portable water pumps. Rescue 1 also has a PTO driven generator, a pump, 250 gallons of water, and 20 gallons of foam pre-piped to the pump.
157 Squad 1
Squad 1 is a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The cap, lighting, and lettering on this truck was completed by Keystone Fire Apparatus. Squad 1 is a support vehicle that is often used to transport additional personnel to calls, provide traffic control/close roads, or illuminate emergency scenes. The truck features an ARE cap, pull-out bed tray, and a Will-Burt Night Scan light tower. Squad 1 is a uniquely effective vehicle to illuminate emergency scenes, because while our Engines and Rescue must have generators running to operate their light towers, Squad 1’s light tower can operate with nothing more than the idling gasoline engine of the truck.