Blairsville Water Rescue Team (BWRT). The BWRT is a Swift Water Rescue and Dive Team made up of Members from Blairsville Fire Department, along with Members from surrounding Departments. Team Members have completed additional training beyond that of regular Fire Training.  These classes include:The PA Fish and Boat Commision;Swift water Awareness, WRER, Advance Line Systems, Boat Operations, and Ice Rescue.  Divers have a variety of specialty training such as: Naui Basic Open Water Diver, Advance Diver, Rescue Diver, Ice Diver. Along with certification for specialized gear; Full face mask, Dry Suit, and more.  All BWRT Members have gone a step above to further themselves and the team by completing the additional specialized training. We would also like to recognize the commitment of Team Members that are from outside Departments. Not only do they respond to the calls and duties of their local Department, but have taken it upon themselves to be apart of, and respond along with The BWRT to aid those in times of need. All BWRT Members are listed on our Members Page to recognize their participation with the team.

Recent Calls
Fri. Jan 1st 2021
Dec 30, 2020 the Indiana County Water Rescue Team was Activated for one kayak capsized, reportedly in the area of Aultman Run boat access along the Conemaugh River. One victim was reported to be in th...
Tue. Jan 19th 2016
On 1/19/2016 Station 120 was activated by Indiana County 911 to assist station 330 with a barn fire on Clarksburg road. Assistant 330 went on scene with a fully involved structure w/ exposures. E121 a...
Wed. Apr 1st 2015
At 0600hrs stations 132, 71, and 41 where dispatched to a structure fire on Shady Hollow road. 132 A1 went on scene with a working fire, fire in the attic space. A tanker assignment was then added to...
Sat. Aug 2nd 2014
At 12:56 Hrs. 8/2/14 station 120 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with roll over, and entrapment RT 217 near Ferguson Rd. 120 Chf. went on scene confirming entrapment, Recue 125 quickly stabilize...
Wed. Jul 30th 2014
7/30/14 at 22:29 Hrs. Station 120 was dispatched for a kitchen fire at Sharon's pizza/ bar. Being a commercial alarm, stations 140,160,180,100, and Westmoreland 41 were also dispatched. Blairsvill...
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Thu. Mar 25th 2021
SAVE THE DATE! Our annual GOLF OUTING will be July 10, 2021. More info, the official flyer and registration will be posted soon.
Fri. Feb 26th 2021
As we expand our social media presence, we ask you like and follow our pages. Stay up to date on the latest fundraisers, training, and department events from our pages. Like us on Facebook at https://...
Fri. Feb 19th 2021
Fish Fy 2021Updated Menu for the Remainder of the Season!Every Friday During Lent, 4-7PM Take Out ONLY
Fri. Jan 29th 2021
This past week, 14 of the BWRT members completed the PA Fish & Boat's Ice Rescue and Emergency Response (IRER) certification. This certification was the last of a 5-step certification process ...
Fri. Jan 1st 2021
In 2020 Blairsville Fire Department responded to 318 Alarms.While responding to those Alarms we had recieved aid from surrounding Agencies on 100 of them.We gave aid to other Agencies 190 times, and h...
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