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O’Hara Township Suspends Volunteer Fire Department

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O’HARA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local community has suspended its volunteer fire company.

O’Hara Township says the Guyasuta Volunteer Fire Department failed to make changes to their call assignments – a requirement that’s part of their funding agreement with the township.

In a press release, Julie Jakubec, the township manager, says the changes were recommended by the township’s emergency management coordinator back in 2010.

Officials say the recommendations were made to improve response times to local homes, in addition to Fox Chapel High School and O’Hara Elementary.

Jakubec adds that the department told the township the changes had been made, although they had not occurred.

During the suspension, neighboring fire companies from Blawnox, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and Sharpsburg will cover Guyasuta’s district.

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