Wexford Volunteer Fire Company
The Wexford Volunteer Fire Company, Fire Marshal is responsible for all fire prevention matters in the Township of Pine. This includes annual inspections of commercial buildings, inspection of fire prevention elements during construction of new buildings, and fire prevention education and training for children and adults.
Recreational Fire Permit
Township Ordinance 301 requires a permit for small recreational fires. There is no charge for a recreational fire permit, and they are valid for a period of six months. Fires for the purposes of land clearing or waste disposal are prohibited by the Allegheny County Health Department. Residents are encouraged to be courteous to their neighbors when conducting any kind of recreational fire.
Fire Prevention Permit
This blanket permit is to be used for activities such as installation of a commercial kitchen suppression system or modification of an existing fire sprinkler system. Direct any questions about permit requirements or necessary documentation to the Fire Marshal.
View and/or fill out the Fire Prevention Permit Application (PDF).
Key Lock Box Ordinance
Township Ordinance 279 requires that a key lock box be provided for any commercial building with a monitored fire alarm system. Key lock boxes are used by the fire company for access to a building to investigate an alarm occurring after regular business hours. The Township utilizes the Knox Company's Knox Box product for our key lock box system. All boxes in the Township are keyed the same way so that the Fire Company only needs one key to utilize the system.
If you are working on a project that will require a Knox Box, you can contact the Fire Marshal for more information or request a Knox Box order form. Orders can also be placed online through Knox Box. When you go to place your order on the site, you will be prompted to select a fire department. We are listed as the Pine Fire Dept. After the order is placed, the Fire Marshal will then receive notification from the Knox Company to review and approve your order.
Public Education and Employee Training
Various fire prevention education programs can be provided to just about any group. The Fire Marshal speaks to hundreds of preschool and school aged children each year. If you're school or group is looking for a fire prevention lesson, contact the Fire Marshal to set something up. Fire safety and extinguisher training can also be provided to any Township business. This training can be in lecture and Q and A format, hands on, or a combination of both. For hands on training with live fire, the business must be able to provide fire extinguishers.