The Baden Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) was formed in 1908, and in 1910 divided
into three companies -
The Baden Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer fire/rescue department. The BVFD is an equal opportunity, progressive organization whose goal is to provide the highest level of community services within the constraints of our funding and human resources. We work closely with other fire rescue services in our locality, in our county, and within the state of Pennsylvania.
The Borough of Baden is located twenty (20) miles northwest of the city of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, situated on the banks of the Ohio River, within Beaver County and protects
an area of five (5) square miles and 4477 residents. Our response area consists of
heavy commercial and industrial areas, a major rail yard, high-
Baden VFD has long been known for being a progressive company. Actively involved in all aspects of technical rescue, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, and of course, fire suppression; it is only natural that the company continue to raise the standard in community service.
The Baden Volunteer Fire Department shows their exemplary commitment to the community by having achieved and maintained a class 4 fire insurance rating. The different class ratings are determined by a survey including the following 3 critical areas; (1) fire alarm handling (the effectiveness of the 911 system/dispatch), (2) available water supply, and (3) the staffing, training and equipment maintained by the fire department. The lower the number (10 being the worst, 1 being the best), the better the rating. This survey is taken every 10 years.
All members are trained to NFPA standards to perform advanced fire suppression and are certified to PA DOH Vehicle Rescue Technician level. Members are also trained in RIT, incident management, vehicle extrication, and hazmat mitigation (at the operations level). Most members have also furthered their abilities by mastering skills in the fields of trench rescue, structural collapse operations, rope rescue, and confined space rescue as well. The vast majority of members are also certified to PA DOH First Responders, EMT, Paramedic, and PHRN levels. All members of the department perform routine update training to continually hone their skills. Many of our members are active in local, county, and state emergency services organizations.
Our Department provides:
High and Low Angle Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
In 2013, the department responded to one hundred forty three (143) fire and rescue emergency calls, and its call volume has nearly doubled over the last ten years. This increased call volume has challenged our men and women to strive to accomplish our mission. Every resident, visitor, and neighbor should know that our department will continue to "raise the standard in community service".
Technical Rescue (as part of the Region 13 task force)
Child Safety Seat Installation/Inspection
Smoke Detector Installation/Inspection