Citizens Hose is a volunteer Fire/Rescue department primarily covering central Harrison Township, PA.  The rest of Harrison Township is covered by Harrison Hills and Hilltop Hose.  Citizens Hose is the primary rescue company for the township as well.  We operate with one Engine, one Heavy Rescue, one Rescue-Engine and one Squad.


2018 Line Officers

  • Fire Chief- Sean Jones
  • Asst. Chief of Fire- Todd Allen
  • Deputy Chief- Matt Barch
  • Asst. Chief of Ems- Jim Erb
  • Captain- Tanner Murray
  • 1st Lieutenant- Tj Bajack
  • 2nd Lieutenant- Amber Lang
  • Safety Officer- Bob Griffin
  • Accountability -Justin Westmoreland
  • Fire Police Captain- Christine Marietti
  • Fire Police Lieutenant- Vacant
  • Head Engineer- Gary Snow
  • 1st Asst. Engineer- Alan Fisher
  • 2nd Asst Engineer- Jim Hasson


Citizens Hose is recognized by The Fire Certification Advisory Committee of the State Fire Commisssioner’s Office as a Participating Department of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Certification Program at the Silver level, joining an elite list of departments that are recognized in all of Pennsylvania.  This means that over 75% of our members are highly certified in National and International training standards in firefighting and/or rescue.  Citizens Hose is also a licenced Quick Response Service (QRS Licence #02358) by the PA Department of Health, with 167 Rescue and 167 Squad being the vehicles QRS licenced.

75% QRS

As always, Citizens Hose is always looking for well motivated personnel to join and make a difference for the community. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, we have multiple levels of membership to offer.

Volunteer Application

Active Firefighter

For Membership 18 years of age and older. You will be able to respond to emergencies, attend training classes and be a front line asset as well as provide other services to the community. Must live within 2 miles of the township and be a Probationary member for 6 months until completion of basic training.

Junior Firefighter

For Membership 14 to 18 years of age. You will have an opportunity to begin training as a firefighter and begin to familiarize yourself with our organization and our profession.  This is an excellent opportunity for schooled aged children to learn responsibility and community service.

Honorary Firefighter

For Membership that resides outside the Township but wishes to contribute to the department. You will be appointed per call of duty based on training level. Not permitted to attend company meetings.

Auxiliary Member

For those that do not wish to be a Firefighter, but still wish to contribute. Auxiliary Membership is still a needed asset as they help with Rehab after large incidents, help with fundraisers and public relations.

Any Membership questions can be answered by calling the station        (724-224-1912) or by stopping in.