When World War II ended, the housing boom began in Shaler Township. An eager group of men and women felt the need to have better fire protection. So they all went out and mortgaged their homes. As a result, a plot of land was bought in what was known as the Campbell Plan and a two vehicle garage was built.
As the company and the area grew there was an increasing need for more fund raising. Therefore, a plan was in place to build a bigger garage on the current site and turn the current garage into a social hall. Shaler Villa started with one truck and a very determined group of men and women. As time went on the company purchased better equipment and gained many more new firefighters. Shaler Villa may best be known for its EMS service it provided many years ago.
Shaler Villa currently has an arsenal of vehicles. The main vehicle is Truck 262, a 2005 American LaFrance 75 foot quint along with Engine 262, a 1995 Seagrave Pumper and Squad 262, a 2003 GMC crew cab pick up. Finally QRS/Command 262 is 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is primarily used to run QRS calls and as an Incident Command Vehicle. Shaler Villa VFC currently runs an average of 150 fire calls and 400 to 600 QRS calls a year. We are always in need of new members for both fire or QRS. If you do not want to be a firefighter, but are EMS trained please stop by and see what is available for you.
In closing, Shaler Villa is always open for the community to stop by and see our top rated facility. Our mission is to serve the community 24 hours a day and 7 days week. Also donations are always welcome since for the most part our station runs on donated funds.
Fire Chiefs of Shaler Villa VFC
Dwayne Steinmetz Josh Renner Anthony Ferderbar Justin Rupert Bob Caridi George Butela Drew Gerst Andy Kadash Norman Baker
Firefighter of the Year Award
2016 - Firefighter Troy O'Leary 2009 - Medical Officer Mike Vetterly