- Township Of Upper St Clair
- May 20-26 Is EMS Week in Upper St. Clair
- Commissioners Recognize Outstanding Swimmers
- USC Commissioners Honor Girl Scout Award Honoree
- Community Day 2018 is May 19
- Planned Power Outage for Boyce Plaza Road
- Keep Upper St. Clair Waterways Pollution-Free
- West Penn Power: Planned Interruption on April 16
- Commissioners Declare April 8-14 Library Week in Upper St. Clair
- Upper St. Clair Designated as 2018 Banner Community
- Upper St. Clair Paving Plan Approved
A new, blended-learning lifeguard course is available for those interested in a new lifeguard job. It includes approximately seven hours, 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of in-class skills.
Here are some options for in-class skills:
Registration Due by Thursday, March 22:
-Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
-Wednesday, March 28 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Registration Due By Wednesday, March 28
-Tuesday, April 3 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 5 4 - 10 p.m.
-Tuesday, April 10 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 12 4 - 10 p.m.
-$180 for C&RC member without book, or $215 with book
-$205 for Upper St. Clair resident non-member without book, or $240 with book
-$230 Surrounding community non-member without book, or $265 with book
Those who take the course must be 15 years old. In order to complete the lifeguard certification, one must attend all classes, pass all writing exams, perform all required skills with 100 percent accuracy, and pass the final scenario.
Lifeguard positions are now available at the Community and Recreation Center at 1551 Mayview Road in Upper St. Clair. Pick up your employment packet at the front desk to start your new lifeguarding job!
For more information, you can call 412-221-1099.
Editor's Note: This article was updated with new class dates on Feb. 27
Upper St. Clair Township Public Library has reached the sweet 16 in the ELGL’s competition to find the nation’s best public library. Now we need your vote to help get us to the next round. We are paired up against Pueblo, CO this week. Click here to vote.
Upper St. Clair Library is the only library in Allegheny County up for the award, because only libraries run by local government are eligible. The award is called the Leslie B. Knope Award, named after Amy Poehler’s character on the sitcom “Parks & Recreation.”
Round of 16 voting will end on Friday, Feb. 9.
Township of Upper St. Clair Commissioners recognized Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Services (TCS EMS) for 40 years of superior service. Commissioner Robert J. Orchowski presented TCS EMS with an official proclamation at January’s Board of Commissioners meeting.
TCS EMS initiated service on Dec. 31, 1977 at 11:00 p.m., establishing access to quality emergency care seven days a week, 24 hours a day to the residents of the Township of Upper St. Clair, the Municipality of Bethel Park and South Park Township.
After originally calling the Bethel Public Works complex home, the operation grew and expanded into its current state-of-the-art location at 5490 Progress Boulevard in Bethel Park.
During the last 40 years, TCS EMS has been led by only two directors, Mary Ann Scott, RN, BSN, and upon her retirement, current Director Nora Helfrich, RN, EMT-P. Under this leadership, TCS operates as a membership-driven organization necessitating no additional municipal tax support.
TCS EMS was the first EMS service in Allegheny County and second in Pennsylvania to be awarded the highest level of licensure one can obtain as an EMS Service, resulting in receiving recognition by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Service each of the three year cycles in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015. In addition, TCS EMS was the first AHA training center in the nation to hold instructor-training courses for Heart Association Faculty.
Other recognitions TCS EMS has received includes Pennsylvania Department of Health’s EMS for Children highest master level, recognition for its research participation by the Center for Emergency Medicine’s Department of Research, achieving Excellence for Best Community AED program in North America, and Ambulance Service of the Year Award in 2007.
The highly skilled team of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and staff annually attend thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance and hone their lifesaving skills. Eleven TCS EMS employees have been recommended for and have received the Star of Life Award since the program’s implementation in 2007.
TCS EMS looks to the future by continuing public education to help improve the health of the community while providing commendable emergency service to the Township of Upper St. Clair, Municipality of Bethel Park and South Park Township.