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United Volunteer Fire & Rescue provides fire and rescue, and emergency medical services to the boroughs of East McKeesport and Wall in eastern Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

United Volunteer Fire & Rescue (UVFR) was established in 1998 when East McKeesport Volunteer Fire Company #2 and Wall Volunteer Fire Department merged into a new company. An official charter was granted in 2000.

The merger came about as the result of a dwindling pool of volunteers in the Pittsburgh area, and a decrease in income from fund drives and other fundraisers. It was decided that the best way to keep the two companies afloat was to combine them, which would result in a larger pool of volunteers, as well as the financial benefits of avoiding the costly and wasteful duplication of fire and rescue equipment in two small towns. The net result: a better level of fire protection for the residents of each community.

UVFR currently responds out of our East McKeesport station on Broadway Avenue. We answer approximately 250 fire/rescue calls and 100 emergency medical quick response service requests per year. Anyone age 14 or above can volunteer with UVFR. Training and equipment is provided free of charge, and is an excellent first 'step' for anyone looking for a career in health care or any protective services.

UVFR is strictly a volunteer organization. Our members receive no monetary compensation for their services.

UVFR is always looking for more members. Visit the 'membership' section of our website for more information.