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2016 Public Safety Newsletter

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Etna Police Department

Emergency Number
: 911

Non-Emergency Numbers:

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Etna Police Station, 412-
After 3:00 p.m. - Allegheny County 911, 412-

The E.P.D., located in the rear of the Borough Building, is charged with the responsibility of enforcing all borough ordinances and state laws which protect the health and welfare of the people of our community. Presently, the Department consists of Police Chief Timothy Rodman, six full time police officers and two part-time officers. The Department also has a part time secretary, four school crossing guards and one part time parking meter collection and repair employee.

Supervision of the department rests in the hands of the Chief who, in turn, reports to the Mayor. All officers are police-academy trained and must attend mandatory in-service training classes yearly. Three fully equipped police vehicles are available for routine patrols and the answering of calls by residents as well as 2 bicycles for extra patrol.


Etna Volunteer Fire Department

Emergency Number:

Non-Emergency Number: 412-
Business Number: 412-

The E.V.F.D. was organized in 1889 and for more than a century, its members have put the safety of Etna citizens first during times of crisis - fires, floods, spills, etc. The fire station is located in the Borough Building on Butler Street. The department also has an activities hall on Crescent Avenue, next to the Etna ball field, which can be rented for private parties.

The cost of fuel, vehicle maintenance, radio equipment, and part of the department's insurance, along with other minor items, are paid by the borough. The bulk of the day-to-day operational expenses, cost of equipment maintenance, repair and replacement, ongoing fire-fighter training and new fire-fighting vehicles must come from fund raising activities and donations. Community support for these and other E.V.F.D. functions is vital to insure the future of the department. The major fund-raiser is the firemen's street fair and raffle held every year in the ball field in May or June.

To find out more, visit their Web Site


Seneca Area Emergency Services

Serving the Boroughs of Etna and Sharpsburg and Indiana Township

Emergency Number: 911

Business and Subscription Information Number: 412-781-8596

On January 1, 1995, Etna Emergency Medical Services and Sharpsburg Emergency Medical Services combined operations to become Seneca Area Emergency Services. The appropriate paperwork was filed with the State and Seneca Area was designated the primary EMS provider for the boroughs of Etna and Sharpsburg. The service is licensed as an advanced life support provider with 2 Advanced Life Support ambulances and 1 Paramedic response unit. Although the Seneca staff is made up of highly-trained, unpaid volunteers, the ambulance, medical supplies, equipment, on-going training, insurance, etc. does cost. These costs are paid through your support of our Subscription Plan, your donations and through insurance payments. Seneca gets no tax dollars. Your subscription will entitle you, any member of your household under the family plans, as well as visitors to your home to unlimited Emergency Medical Care and transportation to an appropriate medical facility with no additional out-of-pocket expenses to you.

Non-Subscribers will be billed directly and will be expected to pay for any and all ambulance services.

To find out more, visit their Web Site

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