Category: Public Safety

City to Host First Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” Event Monday

City to Host First Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” Event Monday

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Boilermakers Local 154 and Homewood Brushton Community Ministries to host the first Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” event in the city. The collection will take place on Monday, April 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Bible Center Church, 717 North Homewood Avenue.

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Aquatics Division is currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division needs you. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday

Residents urged to report pothole issues to 311

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will conduct an around-the-clock pothole blitz next week for three straight days beginning Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting

UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting

The Department of Public Works advises that it has adequate amounts of road salt on hand to treat city streets today, but that as temperatures drop this afternoon neither salt nor Liquid Calcium Chloride will be effective so crews will transition to plowing only.

The department still has 100 vehicles out, which is the City’s maximum storm deployment level, and progress can be monitored via the city’s Snow Plow Tracker.

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

Outdoor pets law to be enforced; Mayor Peduto asks residents to check on neighbors

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is opening four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during today’s winter weather event. A forecast for 2″ to 4″ is in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 15.

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

As Pittsburghers know, the 94-year old Greenfield Bridge has been beset by problems for decades–to the point where a bridge was built beneath it protect the freeway below from falling concrete. Because of this, the bridge has been scheduled for demolition and replacement. The Greenfield Bridge will be closed in the fall of this year with demolition to be completed the last week of December.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has issued a Snow Level 2 alert in anticipation of a weather event that is scheduled to hit the Pittsburgh area Sunday evening into Monday morning.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) – City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight’s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.