Fire Prevention 

    The Department of Environmental Protection prohibits the open burning of trash and/or yard waste

  • Recreation fires are allowed and shall not exceed three feet in width and two feet in height. 
  • Bonfires are allowed by permit only through the Miscellaneous fire prevention application process. A fee is required. Contact Planning & Development Services, 724-776-4806,x1104 with any questions.
  • Fire systems in commercial buildings within the Township must be tested by a third party inspection agency:
        • Annual Testing - Fire Alarm, Sprinkler systems
        • Semi-Annual Testing - Hood/Ansul systems

Ordering a Knox Box

What is a Knox Box?  It’s a secure vault with a key to your building that allows firefighters and police access to your address in emergencies without having to use forced entry or otherwise damaging your structure. Installing a Knox Box is not a requirement in Cranberry, but having one is strongly recommended for commercial and apartment buildings.  

Starting January 1, 2019, building owners and developers in Cranberry who choose to have Knox Boxes installed follow the online ordering format identified by the Knox Company as “E-Approval. ” 

Visit Knox Box Ordering Instructions and follow these five steps 

  • Step 1: Click the BUY button
  • Step 2: Type in the address where product will be installed.
  • Step 3: Choose Cranberry Township as your Emergency Responder. 
  • Step 4: Select your product, add it to the cart, and confirm the installation address.
  • Step 5: Pay for the item by completing the checkout process.

When your order has been completed, Cranberry Township will be contacted by the Knox Company to confirm that your address is within the Township’s jurisdiction. Upon approval, Cranberry will send you a copy of the Township’s guidelines for installation and use of your Knox Box. 

Once your Knox Box has been installed, contact the Fire Prevention Administrator to schedule a time to meet you on site and secure your building’s keys. Cranberry Township Fire Prevention Administrator,  724-776-4806, x1113.

False Alarms

False alarms are frequently received as the result of improperly maintained or defective alarm systems, or the incorrect placement of alarms. When Township police, volunteer firemen, or emergency medical service personnel and equipment are called out unnecessarily, it puts the entire community at risk. False Alarm Ordinance

Fees are calculated on a yearly basis.

  • 1st Alarm - No Charge
  • 2 - 5,  $75 each
  • 6 - 10,  $150 each
  • 11 alarms or more, $175 each