In a town that is
106-years old, it is not surprising that the formation of a fire
department was high on the list of priorities for the city’s
founding fathers. In the fall of 1902, a group of citizens
organized the city’s first Volunteer Fire Department.align
One year later, the city established it’s first paid Fire
Department and a formal charter was approved in July of 1905.
The current Fire Department is operated under Chief Bill Mortimer,
who also serves as the City of
’s Emergency Management Coordinator.
Chief Mortimer oversees a department that includes an assistant
chief, 15 part-time fire fighters, and 30 volunteers.
The department utilizes the services of two full-time public
works employees who are also trained fire fighters.
For a city of its size, Farrell has some of the best - and most modern
- equipment to battle fires of all sizes, both in the city and in
surrounding communities. The
department provides full fire and rescue services, as well as
maintaining the city’s Emergency Operations Plan.
In addition to their fire fighting duties, the department
provides these valuable services to the community:
Provides fire safety
Enforces the Fire
Engages in Haz-Mat
Involved in on-going
The Farrell Fire Department recently added a 2008 HME Ahrens Fox 500 gallon rescue pumper. Fire Chief Joe Santell and Assistant Bill Mortimer inspect the new truck.
The mission of the City of Farrell Police Department is to serve, protect, and enhance the quality of life of its citizens and all who work or visit here. We will reduce the likelihood of violence through law enforcement and community-wide collaboration efforts committed to assessing, defining, and implementing programming focused on the intricate interaction between individual, community, and law enforcement officers by creating highly proactive, operational plans addressing joint response techniques and protocols to achieve a parallel process of social cohesion based on Trust, Justice, Diversity and Societal factors.
The Farrell Police Department Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00am –
4:00pm. The Farrell Police Department is dispatched to all emergency and non-emergency
calls through Mercer County Department of Public Safety.
Chief of Police –
Detective Sergeant - Charles (Chuck) P. Rubano
Community and Police Liason
– Heather Darcangelo
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Administration Number - 724-983-2720
Fax number – 724-981-2988
Emergency Numbers -
Non-Emergency Number – 724-662-6110