Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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At 4:00 AM on Tuesday, December 11th PUVFD was activated to assist with a structure fire 203 Main St, in Youngstown's response area. Tower/Ladder 36 arrived on scene and firefighters placed groun...
At 10:54 pm PUVFD was activated for a call of smoke in the structure at 1903 Route 130. After arriving on scene firefighters found some smoldering in the basement ceiling below the first floor firepla...
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PUVFD was activated at 5:09 pm for a reported chimney fire at 438 Distillery Rd in Cook Township. Units on scene confirmed a working fire that had spread to the house. PUVFD assisted with interior fir...
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PUVFD was activated at 1:17 AM early Christmas morning to assist Lloydsville VFD with a house fire on Glacier Court in the Wimmerton area of Unity Township. An officer from Lloydsville VFD was on sce...
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
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The Officers and Members of Pleasant Unity VFD wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended and purchased tickets for the 2022 Fall Sportsman’s Bash. It has been 2-1/2 years since the last ...
Monday, April 25th, 2022
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The Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department is proud to announce that our Sportsmen's Bash will be back after a two year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have our traditional fall Sports...
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In an effort to raise some much needed funds for the Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department our members hosted our first "hybrid" drive-through/online raffle at the station this evening. ...
Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Pleasant Unity VFD wants to thank Premier Automation of Monroeville who was out today providing a free disinfection of emergency vehicles in the region. Premier Automation conducted disinfection of a...
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Longtime PUVFD Fire Chief Bill Henschel Completes 33 Years as Chief
Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Chief William P. "Bill" Henschel has decided to hang up his Chief's helmet after 33 years, serving the longest in that capacity as any other Pleasant Unity VFD Chief. Bill became fire chief for the department in 1979 succeeding former Chief John M. "Jack" Kolling to become just the seventh Fire Chief in the department's 95 year history.

John M. Bash was the first Fire Chief when the department organized in 1917 then was followed by Joseph J. Hutter who served until 1938. Patsy J. Costable served as Chief beginning in 1939 for the next 22 years followed by Richard J. Kolling who served for 12 years. Robert S. Gettemy, Jr. served just one year as Chief in 1973 before Jack Kolling's 5 year stint as Chief ending in 1978.

Bill joined Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department on August 30, 1972 when he was 18 years old. During his tenure as head of the department he helped facilitate the purchase of five Pleasant Unity VFD fire trucks, 3 Unity Township ladder trucks and was also Chief during the construction of the current fire station that opened in 1985. He also made certain over the years that Pleasant Unity VFD had the best fire and rescue equipment available to protect our residents.

Even though Bill has stepped down as the head of the department, we expect that he will remain as an active firefighter for many years to come. His dedication and commitment to the residents of Unity Township and surrounding communities is proven without further explanation due to the length of time he has served as the head of the department.

Longtime PUVFD Fire Chief Bill Henschel Completes 33 Years as Chief
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Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Chief William P. "Bill" Henschel has decided to hang up his Chief's helmet after 33 years, serving the longest in that capacity as any other Pleasant Unity VFD Chief.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
The members of Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department are selling strip tickets on a chance to win a 2011 Cub Cadet 24 inch wide, zero turn posi steer electric start gasoline powered snowthrower with 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
The Officers and Members of PUVFD Explain the Importance of Displaying Your Address All buildings in Unity Township are required to have their address clearly marked for emergency responders. The re-addressing project has made it easier for emergency responders to locate homes and businesses throu...
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