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Sat. Jan 14th 2017
New Special Operations Vehicle Purchased

We have recently purchased a 2016 Honda Pioneer UTV to be utilized as a Special Operations Vehicle.  This all terrain ve...

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Fri. Jun 12th 2015
Port Vue Fire Department reaches Participating Department Status

Port Vue Station 237 has been recognized by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner as a Participating Department in regard...

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Sun. Jan 18th 2015
New Engine Purchased

On January 17th, the Vigilant Hose Company Number 1 of Port Vue, Pennsylvania along with the Boro of Port Vue signed a contra...

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Welcome to Port Vue Volunteer Fire Company Number 1



The first volunteer fire company in the Borough of Port Vue was organized on July 18, 1908, with 26 charter members.  The original members were:  Arthur Davis, William Sinn, John Lickert, Fred Peterson, John Klotz, Joshua Campbell, Gustaf Gustafson, Joseph Sterns, George Weissert, Ernest McMichaels, John Shaffer, Charles Sinn, Josiah Pearson, William Weldon, Calvin Brown, Emil Kriesel, Robert Jackson, Fred Ulm, Philip Hilgert, Peter McGafferty, Samuel Wilkes, and Clifford Gustafson.  Carl Gustafson was the very first Fire Chief, Leo Sterns served as Assistant Chief along with Arthur Gustafson as 2nd Lieutenant.  Frank Esse devoted time as the Vice President.

The first equipment consisted of a hand drawn hose reel, built in 1886 for the Sharpsburg Fire Company and purchased by Port Vue Borough in 1908 financed by a $200.00 bank loan.  Now used only for parades, it was used to fight the $3,000,000 fire at the McKeesport Tin Plate Company on June 6th, 1921.

We currently have over 50 active volunteer members who routinely answer calls for assistance in the Borough and surrounding communities.







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Vigilant Hose Company Station 237
1800 Romine Avenue
Port Vue, PA 15133
Non-Emergency: 412-664-7828
Emergency: 911
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