Fire: Mission

It is the mission of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire to protect life, property and the environment by providing effective customer and human services related to fire suppression, first responder medical service, hazardous materials mitigation, emergency management service and domestic preparedness.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire encourages all personnel to take a proactive role in reducing the impact from emergencies by providing programs related to public education, risk reduction, fire prevention, community relations, disaster planning and operational training.

Fire: Response Statistics


The City of Pittsburgh is geographically divided into four (4) Battalions, which includes 30 Stations housing 34 Engine Companies, 3 Quint Companies, 11 Truck Companies, and a Mobile Air Compressor Unit. The Bureau of Fire now encompasses the Borough of Wilkinsburg.

Unit Minimum Staffing

Engine Companies - Lieutenant, 3 FirefightersQuint Companies - Lieutenant, 3 FirefightersTruck Companies - Captain, 3 FirefightersMobile Air Compressor - Captain, Firefighter

Minimum Shift Staffing

1 Deputy Chief, 4 Battalion Chiefs, 12 Captains, 28 Lieutenants, 115 Firefighters, 163 Minimum On-Duty Strength

Work Schedule

24 Hours On Duty - 72 Hours Off Duty