Patagonia Volunteer Fire Department
Water Rescue Team
119 Superior Street
Hermitage, Pa 16148
(724) 342-0776
The Patagonia Fire department works with it's sister station,
Hermitage Fire, closely on all emergencies that might arise within
the city.  The water rescue team is a joint effort between both
stations funded by their shared relief association.  As with any
discipline in the emergency field, water related emergencies require
an extensive amount of specialized training and equipment. In the
past both departments maintained two small aluminum boats for all
water related emergencies. It had become clearly evident that a
large investment in training and equipment was needed. The
departments decided four years ago to completely overhaul their
water capabilities. The departments devloped a Scuba and updated
their water rescue equipment. Two zodiac swift water rescue boats,
a 24ft enclosed trailer and Ford F-250 to haul it were purchased and
placed in service.  Most importantly under the direction of Chief John
Flynn the surrounding communities have joined in and now the
working relationship with the City of Sharon and others has greatly
improved.  There are numerous items that are in this years budget
and that are budgeted down the road to continually improve and
enhance our capabilities with equipment and training.