Patagonia Volunteer Fire Department
Water Rescue Team
119 Superior Street
Hermitage, Pa 16148
(724) 342-0776
The Patagonia Fire department works with it's sister station,
Hermitage Fire, closely on all emergencies that might arise within
the City of Hermitage.  This is no more evident than with its water
rescue team that is a joint effort between both stations funded by
their shared relief association.  As with any discipline in the
emergency field, water related emergencies require an extensive
amount of specialized training and equipment.  While in the past
maintaining two small aluminum boats it had become clearly evident
that a large investment in training and equipment was needed. The
departments decided three years ago to completely overhaul their
ability to respond to any water related emergency.  Since that time,
Scuba training and gear have been purchased, two zodiac swift
water rescue boats have been purchased along with a 24ft enclosed
trailer and Ford F-250 to haul it.  Most importantly under the
direction of Chief John Flynn the surrounding communities have
joined in and now the working relationship with the City of Sharon
and others has greatly improved.  There are numerous items that
are in this years budget and that are budgeted down the road to
continually improve and enhance our capabilities with equipment
and training.