At 20:55 Stations 107(Turkeytown), 17(Smithton), 19(Yukon), 58(Scottdale), Tanker 74(East Huntingdon) and Air 38(Mt. Pleasant) were activated for reports of smoke and flames coming from the rear of a ...
This past Wednesday a young man was working on a house in when he was injured in an accident. He sustained life threatening injuries to his arm while severing several arteries and veins. He was brough...
As storms rolled through the Smithton Area around 21:00, roadways began to flood as calls came in to the 9-1-1 center. Station 17(Smithton) was originally activated for a flooded roadway near the fo...
Shortly after 23:00 on Thursday evening, Fayette County Station 11 was alerted of a working abandoned structure fire on River Road in Dawson Borough. A second alarm was requested which added Westmore...
About us

The Smithton Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1913 and chartered in 1927. The department’s 30 active firefighters respond to in excess of 200 calls in an average year. Most of our calls are mutual aid with the surrounding Townships of South Huntingdon, East Huntingdon, Rostraver and Perry, giving us a response area of approximately 50 square miles and a population of about 10,000 and is rural farmland and woodland mixed with single resident housing and a small developing industrial area. Smithton Borough itself only encompasses 0.1 square miles with a population of 444.

In addition to various fund raising events department members can be found at Motordrome Speedway's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.  Trained members are responsible for fire, rescue and clean-up operations every Friday night throughout the summer. The department works together with Rostraver/West Newton EMS and various tow truck companies to provide on and off the track safety for everyone involved. 

You can become a member of the Smithton Volunteer Fire Department and an asset to the community today. There are three different types of memberships and multiple ways you can help. Just click on the link below or the specific membership you are interested in and we will gladly get back to you.

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Regular Membership:    18+ years old 
 Fire, Rescue & DriverTraining Provided
 Fire/Rescue Crew at Motordrome Speedway
 Serve the Community


Associate Membership:  18+ years old
  NO Fire Fighting Interest
 Help the Department at Fundraisers
 Serve the Community


Junior Membership:       Ages 14-17 
 NO Live Fire Fighting Activities
 Training Provided for Regular Membership
 Serve the Community



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