Emergency Services

Driving Directions & Accommodations

(Fire Academy is located in North Park)

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From Northside of Pittsburgh:

Take Route 279 North to McKnight Road exit. Stay on McKnight through the entire business district - approx. 6 miles. Get in right lane and look for signs - "North Park" and "Yellow Belt". Make right turn onto Ingomar Road and go approx. mile - past golf driving range, restaurant and batting cages. Make right turn on Kummer Road (NOT Old Kummer Road). Go up hill approx. mile - make first left turn on West Ridge Road. When road splits, bear left on Academy driveway.  

From Pittsburgh International Airport:

Take Parkway West towards Pittsburgh (various route designations.... Route 60....279....22.....30) to the Ft. Pitt Tunnel - approx. 11 miles. Out of the tunnel - get in left hand lane and follow signs to 279 North. See directions above.  

From Route 8 North:

From Etna get on Route 8 North for approx. 7 miles to intersection with Wildwood Road (Yellow Belt). On the right you'll see Shultz Ford dealership and a Boston Market. At that traffic light, turn left on Wildwood road and go to 3rd traffic light, at Kummer Road (approx. 3.5 miles). Turn left on Kummer, uphill approx mile - then turn left on West Ridge Road. When road splits, bear left on Academy driveway.  

From I-79:

Take Wexford exit onto Route 910 East - passing BP station. **NOTE: If coming south - take ramp, then turn left. If coming north - take ramp, then turn right. Stay on 910 for approx. 5 miles to stop sign. Continue on 910 for approx. 3 more miles - watch for sign "North Park". Turn right on to Pearce Mill Road - pass Skating Rink, pond and Administration Bldg. (all on right) Just past Admin. Bldg. make right turn on Walter Road, then bear right up the hill. (Lakeshore Drive bears left and ends up meeting Walter Road again, but is a little longer). At stop sign turn left on to Kummer Road- short distance to another stop sign and larger intersection. Cross intersection uphill approx. mile - look for Academy sign. Turn left on West Ridge Road - go approx. mile, then bear left up the hill on Academy driveway.  

From PA Turnpike:

Take Exit 4; bear left to Route 8 South (towards Pittsburgh). Follow Route 8 for approx. 1- miles to intersection with Wildwood Road. (6 traffic lights - Hoss's Steakhouse on right - BP station on left). Turn right on Wildwood and go to 3rd traffic light, Kummer road, (approx. 3.5 miles). Turn left on Kummer road, up hill approx. mile - then turn left on West Ridge Road. When road splits, bear left on Academy driveway.


 

Accommodations Convenient to the
Fire Training Academy 

Best Inn
107 V.I.P. Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 935-1000
Located approximately 25 minutes of Academy
Limited service motel
Continental breakfast included
Located off RT 79, Wexford exit #22
 
  
Comfort Inn
5137 State Route 8
Gibsonia, PA
(724) 444-8700
*Ask for Government Rate
Located within 5 minutes of Police Academy
9 miles from downtown Pittsburgh
In-room coffee makers, irons and ironing Boards,
Micro fridge, fitness facilities,
Voice mail, high speed internet
Continental Breakfast, 24 hr restaurant next door,
Shopping, entertainment within a few miles
Three Diamond AAA rating
Located off PA Turnpike exit #39 (old exit #4)

Hampton Inn
4575 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 939-3200
*Ask for Government Rate
Located within 10 minutes of Academy
Limited service hotel
Continental breakfast included

Holiday Inn
North Hills

4859 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-5200
*Ask for Government Rate
Located within 7 minutes of Academy
5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh
Full service hotel (restaurant, lounge, room service)
Complimentary access to fitness facilities
Outdoor pool (seasonal)
In-room coffee makers, irons and ironing boards
In-room voice mail
Surrounded by restaurants, shopping, entertainment

Oak Leaf Motel
20012 Route 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(724) 776-1551
Located approximately 20 minutes of Academy
Limited amount of rooms available (16 rooms total)
Located off RT 79 or PA Turnpike exit #28 (old exit #3)

Sheraton Inn
910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 776-6900

*Ask for Government Rate
Located approximately 25 minutes of Academy
Full service hotel
Located off RT 79 Cranberry exit, or PA Turnpike exit #28 (old exit #3)