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Mon. Mar 20th 2017
Bobby Bastianini

With deepest sympathies we have to announce the passing of one of our longest members Bobby Bastianini. Bobby joined Library ...

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Tue. May 24th 2016
Matt Faust passes Fire Program

Congratuations to Matt Faust for completing his Entry Level Firefighter Program and joining the ranks of Interior Firefighter...

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Mon. May 2nd 2016
Dolores Klose

We are sad to announce the passing of Dolores Klose wife of Albert Klose.  Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on ...

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 Help the community of South Park by becoming a member at the Library Volunteer Fire Company

Welcome to our website. The Library Volunteer Fire Company services the township of South Park, Pennsylvania along with our "sister company" Broughton Volunteer Fire Department. Through mutual-aid agreements, we also assist the surrounding communities of  Union Twp. and Bethel Park as well as other fire companies in times of need.

On this site, you can find information on our Social Hall Rentals, weekly and semiannual fund raisers, and the fire company itself.

Recreational Fires

One of our most frequently asked questions is about open burning and recreational fires in Allegheny County.

Open burning fire

The ordinance in Allegheny County is Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, §2105.50 Open Burning {Subsection f amended May 8, 2007, effective, August 17, 2007, and amended July 16, 2009, effective July 26, 2009. Subsections a, b, and d amended, and Subsections e and f renumbered, November 13, 2014, effective January 1, 2015.}

Below is a summarized version of what is needed to comply with the ordinance:

No material other than clean wood, propane or natural gas may be open burned EXCEPT for:
+ Commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets;
+ Paper or commercially available smokeless fire starters in order to start a fire;
+ Charcoal for the preparation of food only.

Fires may be no larger than 3′ wide by 3′ long by 2′ high.

Fires must be at least 15 feet from the nearest neighbor’s dwelling or inhabited area, including property lines, roadways, sidewalks and public access areas.

Wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, except when burning for the commercial preparation of food. You can subscribe to receive email, text or smart phone app notifications of burn ban days at

Burning may be prohibited or reduced if it is considered a nuisance, based on the following criteria:
+ The severity of the amount of air pollutants;
+ The duration or frequency of open burning;
+ The topography of the surroundings;
+ The meteorological conditions.

Open burning permits are available for ceremonies fostering of agriculture, abatement of a public health hazard, and firefighting instruction; however, all permitted open burning is prohibited on Air Quality Action Days. Contact the Health Department at 412.578.8103 for more information.


For more information and the full text of the ordinance, please visit the Allegheny County Health Department’s Burning Central site:


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Fund Drive

It is once again time to ask for your support in our annual fund drive.  As you know our job is to serve and protect our community of South Park.  Other communities have implemented fire taxes to support their departments.  With your help, we can continue to serve you without any additional taxes.  Servicing equipment, gear and training are some of our yearly expenses.  We are appreciative of any and all donations.  Only 16% of our residents last year contributed to the fund drive.  We know how difficult it is and we are truly grateful for any contributions!!

Members Wanted

We are looking for new members.  No experience needed.  Don't want to fight fires?  That's okay!  There are other ways to assist, such as fundraising, marketing, accounting, HR, etc.  Join Us.





Library Volunteer Fire Company is now on Facebook!  Like us on
Facebook to get up to minute updates on all activities that are
on at both the social hall, and the fire department.







Donations are a big part of how volunteer fire companies train their firefighters and get the equipment that is needed to protect your community in a safe and efficient manner.  Now there is a fast and easy way to donate to the Library Volunteer Fire Company.  All you have to do is click on the logo above, donations on the side bar or by simply clicking the following link.




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Contact Information
Library Volunteer Fire Company
6581 Library Road
South Park, PA 15129
Non-Emergency: 412-835-7114
Emergency: 911