The Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department is the headquarters for the Westmoreland County Trench Rescue and Collapse Rescue Team. The team responds to trench collapse and structural collapse incidents in Westmoreland and surrounding counties. The team has been in existence for fifteen years. Other agencies involved in the team are the Greensburg and Forbes Road VFD’s. Team members have various PA State Certifications including Trench, Rope, Collapse and Confined Space Rescue.
Thanks to several grants, the team recently took delivery of a host of new equipment including air shores and struts, shoring panels, lumber and various hand tools. The team has also received delivery of a new trailer to house and haul the equipment. For further information on the team and its capabilities, and to see the equipment, contact the Fire Station or Firefighter Tenerowicz.