Public Safety (412) 233-8113 x3020 (John Lattanzi)
The City of Clairton has 19 police officers, consisting of one police chief, eight full time officers, and ten part time officers.
The Department has three special programs, the T.I.P. (Turn in Pushers), Crime Watch, and the
Missing Person Alert. The T.I.P. program allows local residents to report possible drug activity
anonymously. Crime Watch consists of a group of citizens that meet once a month with
representatives from each neighborhood. The Missing Person Alert is an alert system that the police have developed to inform each of the neighborhoods within Clairton of missing persons in the City, so that residents can be on the lookout for these individuals.
FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
The Clairton Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was formed in April of 1988 and provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents of Clairton. The VFD is an all volunteer department with a chief and 50 volunteer fireman. The station is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a minimum of a driver and a firefighter. All members are trained in the Essentials of Firefighting
and some members have specialty training, including Hazardous Material Response, Vehicle Rescue, Confined Space rescue, Rope Rescue, Rapid Intervention, and SCUBA diving. The VFD also owns and operates Club 46, which is on Division Avenue. The club offers a full menu for lunch and dinner as well as entertainment and special events.
The EMS division of the VFD is a paid ambulance service with 30 part-time EMT’s and Paramedics
that provide residents with service 24 hours a day, as well as 16 hours per day in the neighboring Borough of Glassport. Each member of the department is certified in firefighter and EMS training.