UPDATE - AS OF APPROXIMATELY 12:15 PM THIS DATE - THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY 911 CENTER IS BACK FULLY ON LINE.
Note: Firefighters were available at the Unity Township Fire Stations during the outage to answer station phones and handle walk-in contacts during the outage. We also were able to have crews available "in station" for immediate response due to the fact we knew there would possibly be a delay being notified of an emergency. Your Unity Township Emergency Management Agency (EMA) was also activated and staffed the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Public Safety Building at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. All Unity Township Fire Companies can be dispatched from our EOC on backup radio systems. A few minor incidents were handled by Unity Township Fire Companies during this outage. Our Township backup plan worked as designed and provided no known delays in emergency responses. As always, please thank the dedicated firefighters and EMA staff who provided the emergency backup during the outage.
THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY 911 CENTER HAS BEEN DISABLED DUE TO A LIGHTNING STRIKE, ALL RADIOS AND 911 LINES ARE INOPERABLE. THEY ARE WORKING TO RESTORE THOSE SYSTEMS. THIS OUTAGE BEGAN TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 AT APPROXIMATELY 08:00 AM.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS AS APPROPRIATE:
911 CENTER BACKUP LINE: 724-832-1103
FOR FIRE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CALL: UNITY TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: 724-879-8661
FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE YOU MAY ALSO CALL: MUTUAL AID AMBULANCE: 724-834-4320
FOR POLICE CALL: PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE: 724-832-3288
FOR TIME BEING WE DO HAVE PERSONNEL AT OUR FIRE STATION AS WELL: 724-423-6179
WE WILL UPDATE THIS NOTICE AND/OR POST ANOTHER MESSAGE ONCE ALL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN RESTORED.
REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGNS
Junior Firefighters are needed!! The fire companies that comprise the Unity Township Fire Bureau have initiated a Junior Firefighter Recruitment Campaign at the Greater Latrobe Senior High School. Please watch the short video produced by Greater Latrobe students to help with our campaign by clicking the link below.
Any prospective Junior Firefighter or their parents who have any questions may contact Chief John Bacha at firstname.lastname@example.org.