Directory for Emergency and Safety Services

Keep information for emergency and safety services on hand with this printable resource.

Emergency Services


Personal/local contacts:

  • Police department
  • Fire department
  • Pediatrician

Battery Ingestion Hotline:

  • Call 202.625.3333.

Pittsburgh Poison Center:

  • Call 1.800.222.1222.
  • Text “poison” to 797979 to add the poison center number as a contact in your mobile phone.

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Emergency Department:

  • Call 412.692.5555.


The first fully-automated virtual poison center. As an interactive tool, it guides you through a specific poison exposure situation just as poison control centers would do if you called.

Safety Services

Allegheny County Health Department’s Safe and Healthy Homes (SHHP) Program:

Provides free in-home health and safety assessments to qualified participants in Allegheny County as well as Beaver, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program:

Offers qualifying homeowners and renters in Allegheny County with free lead-paint testing throughout their homes and hires a certified lead abatement contractor to repair any lead hazards found up to $12,000.

Cribs for Kids:

Provides portable cribettes to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

PA Car Seat Loan Program:

The PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project (PA TIPP) is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and offers a car seat loan program for families in need.

The National Child Identification Program Inkless Fingerprint I.D. Kit:

The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian.

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