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Mission Statement:
Highland Volunteer Fire Department's mission is to protect life, limb, and property of the resident's in the Town of McCandless and surrounding mutual aid communities through fire suppresion, rescue, hazardous material, and fire prevention activities. A group a highly trained volunteer professionally certified officer's and firefighter's provide service at a moments notice 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We are a 100% volunteer organization with an agressive trainning regiment to better serve you and your loved one's. 
Welcome to Highland Fire Department's Web Site!
Welcome to our site! Feel free to look around and learn about our organization and our services provided to the resident's of the Town of McCandless and surrounding communities.

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Recent Happenings:
 Highland Award's Banquet - 2011 Firefighter of the Year - Ron Monper

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About Highland:
Highland Fire Department is located in the Town of McCandless, about 12 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are a 100% volunteer fire department. Highland (along with sister departments Ingomar 187, and Peebles 188) protects a 16 square mile area with 35,000 plus resident's. Highland has a roster of 28 active members, 5 associate members, and 1 honorary member. The active roster maintains a Bronze level certification of volunteer professional certifications through the office of the state fire commissioner. Also, there are 18 Basic Vehicle Rescue Technicians, two Paramedics and two Emergency Medical Technicians.  The department operates 1 Truck, 2 Engines, 1 Squad, and 1 Command Unit. Each unit carries an array of equipment desgined for each of the vehicles specific duties on the fireground or emergency scene. Highland specializes in Truck Company Operations, while also maintaining skill and training in Engine and Rescue Company Operations. 
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2012: Off to a Great Start!
This has been a great start to the year for Highland! We are training hard to serve you the residents in the Town of McCandless. Some of our recent trainings include the following:

-Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Maintenance/Operations.
-SCBA Qualifications and Combat Challenge.
-Building Construction Therory.

Training Officer Stack has more instore this year. A big part our job is to train to be ready! We continue to do so every year!

Also Highland has a few members preparing to obtain Volunteer Professional Certifications through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

We look forward to another great year in our proud and well run organization! 










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