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Fire Department

Technical Rescue

The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department is expertly trained and staffed for all critical technical rescue situations, including emergencies involving extrication, confined spaces, ropes, water/ice, trench and collapse rescue.

We have specialized equipment that allows us to immediately respond to save lives and stabilize physical surroundings.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Department of Health has recognized the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department as an Advanced Level Rescue Service since 2008—and we are one of only six rescue services in Allegheny County to receive that designation. The certification includes a review of our maintenance records, training records, standard operating guidelines, mutual aid agreements and equipment inventory.

We are a member of the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG) Technical Rescue Team, a combined force of 35 emergency personnel from 23 fire departments and three EMS agencies that respond to emergencies requiring specialized training and equipment. Our team members meet National Fire Protection Association 1006 requirements, including vehicle and machinery rescue technician levels 1 and 2, confined space rescue technician levels 1 and 2 and trench rescue technician levels 1 and 2.  We are working towards operations (level 1) certification in structural collapse and swift/flood water rescue.

For a more in-depth look at our technical rescue response statistics, please check out our Annual Report.