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SHACOG Technical Rescue Team

          South Hills Area Council of Governments        Technical Rescue Team

     Allegheny County Station 385


The South Hills Area Council of Governments Technical Rescue Team provides confined space, trench, structural collapse, high angle rope, machinery, tower, flood water and swift water rescue services to the 23 communities of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. 

Baldwin Borough, 

Baldwin Township, 

Bethel Park Municipality,

Brentwood Borough, 

Castle Shannon Borough,

Dormont Borough,

Elizabeth Township,

Findlay Township,

Greentree Borough, 

Heidelberg Borough, 

Jefferson Hills Borough, 

Moon Township,

Mt. Lebanon Municipality, 

Mt. Oliver Borough, 

Peters Township,

Pleasant Hills Borough,

Robinson Township,

Scott Township,

South Fayette Township, 

South Park Township, 

Upper St. Clair Township,

West Mifflin Borough, 

Whitehall Borough

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The South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG) Technical Rescue Team has been selected as the 2015 Pennsylvania Rescue Service of the Year.  There was  a presentation of the award at the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Service Institute Dinner in November 2015.  


We would like to thank all the team members for their hard work in all the different rescue disciplines. Through your continual training and emergency responses you have made others take notice of what you are doing and this award is a recognition of that dedication to the team.  You have taken technical rescue to a level that is not equaled in Western PA.  Good Job! 


The same thank you goes out to all the SHACOG Chiefs. Through your understanding that technical rescue cannot be done safely and efficiently by one department by itself and the foresight of the need of a unified team, sharing personnel and resources to assist all the SHACOG departments with technical rescue operations.  Your continued support has made this team a great success.  Thank you. 


And a thank you to all the family members who have sacrificed so your loved on could participate in endless training sessions and to past members, rescue instructors and others who have assisted the team over the past eight years.  You have helped the team rise to a level of excellence that is now being recognized.  We thank you for your assistance. 


Good Job Team!    


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