Recent Calls
Tue. Dec 11th 2018
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At 4:00 AM on Tuesday, December 11th PUVFD was activated to assist with a structure fire 203 Main St, in Youngstown's response area. Tower/Ladder 36 arrived on scene and firefighters placed groun...
Sat. Dec 8th 2018
At 10:54 pm PUVFD was activated for a call of smoke in the structure at 1903 Route 130. After arriving on scene firefighters found some smoldering in the basement ceiling below the first floor firepla...
Tue. Nov 20th 2018
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PUVFD was activated at 5:09 pm for a reported chimney fire at 438 Distillery Rd in Cook Township. Units on scene confirmed a working fire that had spread to the house. PUVFD assisted with interior fir...
Sun. Dec 25th 2016
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PUVFD was activated at 1:17 AM early Christmas morning to assist Lloydsville VFD with a house fire on Glacier Court in the Wimmerton area of Unity Township. An officer from Lloydsville VFD was on sce...
Thu. Dec 22nd 2016
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PUVFD was activated at 7:39 PM to assist Marguerite VFD with a reported trailer fire on Persian Lane in the Woodside Village Mobile Home park in Unity Township. Our engine 36-1 arrived just after Mar...
News Headlines
Mon. Aug 17th 2020
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In an effort to raise some much needed funds for the Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department our members hosted our first "hybrid" drive-through/online raffle at the station this evening. ...
Mon. Apr 20th 2020
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Pleasant Unity VFD wants to thank Premier Automation of Monroeville who was out today providing a free disinfection of emergency vehicles in the region. Premier Automation conducted disinfection of a...
Mon. Apr 13th 2020
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The Pleasant Unity Food Bank which distributes food to local families the second Monday of each month from the Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church asked Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department for...
Sat. Mar 14th 2020
Attention to all local residents and businesses who have landline telephone service through Citizens Telephone Company. There is a widespread telephone outage affecting landline telephones in the 423...
Thu. Mar 5th 2020
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The PUVFD Spring Sportsmen's Bash is being held this Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 5 to 9 PM. It appears that all tickets for the event are sold out at this time. If you would like to attend and ...
About Us

The Pleasant Unity VFD was organized in 1917 shortly after the "Big Fire" that destroyed more than a dozen buildings in both residential and business district of the town. The fire started in the Novis Clothing store on Church Street and consumed 2 bakerys, a barber shop, butcher shop, hardware store, grocery store, warehouse, odd fellow building, jewelry store and the PU branch of Red Cross. The fire was stopped 4 hours later by miners who used dynamite to blow up a house which stopped the blaze from spreading further. 12 families were left homeless and another 7 homes were made uninhabitable by the fire. Extinguishers brought from Latrobe were no match for the fire and a chemical truck sent from Greensburg broke down on its way.

Pleasant Unity VFD's home response area serves the areas of Pleasant Unity, Jamison, Shantytown, Lycippus, Humphreys, Frogtown, Possum Hollow, Glengary, Hillside Estates, Weatherton Estates, High Meadows, The Highlands and the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport including the new Westmoreland County Air Park in Unity Township. The PUVFD moved into its current 3 truck bay station on Volunteer Drive in 1985 after outgrowing the former garage built in 1949 which was located on Main Street.

The 1st fire equipment consisted of two 30 gallon chemical tanks drawn by hand. Later, the chemical tanks were mounted on a model T Ford which was bought by the department. In 1940, a 500 gallon American LaFrance Fire Truck was purchased then in 1943 a Dodge truck was bought and a 250 gallon portable pump was mounted to it. A Ford F-6 500 GPM pumper with 300 Gallons of water was built in 1952 by the Howe Fire Apparatus Company for the PUVFD. In 1957 a Ford F-9 Pumper Tanker was purchased from American Fire Apparatus Co. A squad truck was purchased in 1967 and later sold in 1974. In 1973, a used 1959 John Bean high pressure fog truck was purchased from the Monesson Fire Department and later used as a rescue truck. In 1976, a Ford 1000 GPM pumper built by Emergency One Fire Equipment Company with 750 Gallons of water was put in service. In 1991, a Mack rescue truck was built for PUVFD also by the Emergency One Fire Equipment Company.  In 1999, PUVFD combined the 1991 rescue truck and the 1976 pumper into a 1999 Ferrara combination rescue/pumper truck.  PUVFD also housed and operated two former aerial trucks owned by the Unity Township Fire Bureau, a 1963 Mack Maxim 85 foot ladder formerly owned by Massapequa Long Island, NY and a 1977 Kenworth 85 foot LTI tower ladder formerly owned by Garden City Park, NJ Fire Company.

The Current equipment includes a 2011 Sutphen/Precision Custom Rescue Pumper Combination Unit and a 1999 Ford 4WD Utility Brush Truck.  We continue to house and operate the Unity Township 2004 Emergency One 95 foot tower ladder truck as well.

Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department celebrated 100 years of service in 2017 by hosting the Westmoreland County Firemen's Association annual convention in conjunction with commemorating 100 years of PUVFD firefighters who served over the years.  PUVFD continues it's legacy with 100% ALL VOLUNTEER membership.

 


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