The Dormont Fire Department is committed to providing the highest quality of public safety for our community, responding to all fires, hazardous materials incidents, and rescues to save lives, property, and the environment. We will accomplish this mission by promoting safety and maintaining a well-equipped, highly trained, and motivated force of professional firefighters and rescue personnel while promoting fire prevention and public safety education programs.
The Dormont Fire Department will continuously strive to meet the changing needs of our community and to be the best Fire-Rescue Department of our size in the country. We will accomplish this by providing a modern and technologically advanced Fire-Rescue Department, maintaining a high level of readiness and focusing on the professional development and training of all our personnel.
We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professionalism for our internal and external customers through our smart, well-trained, humble, competent, hard-working, safe members. Ensuring a state of constant readiness, we believe that continuous training in all aspects of our career supports professional excellence.
We serve with integrity. We value the public’s trust and are committed to honest and ethical behavior. We hold ourselves accountable to this value. We believe in a personal commitment to our organization and our community.
We share a common interest and commitment, but may see things from various perspectives. We believe communication is essential to the cohesiveness and performance of our organization.
Diversity and Respect
We embrace and respect the diversity of our community and value their contributions. We are devoted to treating everyone with the highest degree of dignity, equality, and trust. We will provide compassionate and superior service to all.
Health and Safety
Our very lives depend on our health and safety. We understand as public safety professionals that we may be called upon to place ourselves between harm and those endangered. We accept that risk to rescue a life that can be saved. We are committed to the highest level of health and safety as we fulfill our job responsibilities.
Teamwork and Leadership
We seek out and value the input and opinions of members at all levels of the organization. Teamwork drives the department’s labor/management process. Working together to cooperate locally and regionally to improve service to the public and to maintain a safe and effective work environment. We believe that all members have a duty to mentor others.
We all have the ability to both save and change lives. Calls for help can take many forms. We are committed to active participation in our community by fulfilling our job responsibilities and strengthening community involvement.
Tradition is enhanced and improved through innovation and change. We recognize the value of change in responding to and meeting the ever-evolving needs of our customers and members. We are committed to advancing change through innovative and progressive thinking that will benefit those that we serve.
The Dormont Fire Department, for 100 years, has provided fire protection for the residents of the Borough. These highly trained individuals have donated countless hours to fire suppression and public service details.
These very dedicated persons put their lives on the line dozens of times a year in order to keep our community safe.
The firefighters all receive training through the Allegheny County Fire Academy and additional training as determined by the Fire Chief.
The Fire Department also presents fire prevention and safety programs, sponsors Public Safety Day in conjunction with October Fire Prevention Week, and undertakes numerous community, charitable, and civic events.
These men and women who make up the Borough of Dormont Fire Department dedicate countless hours to protect and serve the residents of our community. These individuals are your friends, neighbors, and professionals.
Dormont Fire Department is recognized as one of only 43 departments in PA having met the 100% certification standards set forth by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All active non-probationary firefighters in Dormont are Pro-Board certified at the level of Fire Fighter 1 or higher.
Dormont Fire Department has an ISO Class 2 rating (out of 10, with 1 being the highest), by the Insurance Services Office. This rating determines how well the fire department can protect your community and home. Insurance companies use this rating to help set home insurance rates, as a home that is less likely to become severely damaged or destroyed by fire is cheaper to insure.
Dormont Fire Department is a licensed EMS Agency with the PA Department of Health. The department is dispatched to assist Medical Rescue Team South Authority on all Priority 0 (highest priority) EMS calls as well as any EMS call where MRTSA is either on a delay or responding to multiple calls.