Safety Resources

Pennsylvania Premise Alert System
This voluntary program allows individuals with special needs, developmental disability, or health challenges to alert first responders (police, fire, ambulance) to their needs in conjunction with local police and county 911 services. Sign up online.

Special Needs Registry Launched to Assist Emergency Responders
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced the launch of an online Special Needs Registry that allows residents with physical, mental health, or intellectual disabilities to provide information to the Department of Emergency Services. The voluntary information may then be shared with those responding to a home for a police, fire, or medical emergency.

Homeland Security
Megan's Law
Megan's Law, Act 24 of 1995 and subsequently amended as recently as October 17, 2002, was enacted to protect the safety and welfare of the general public by providing for registration of sexual offenders and for registration and community notification of sexually violent predators. As a service to the residents of South Fayette Township, the Pennsylvania State Police website contains information about registered sexually violent predators in Pennsylvania.

Domestic Violence Assistance
If you are a victim of family violence or know someone who is, you can contact:
  • Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh - 412-687-8005
  • Woman's Place - 412-678-4616
  • South Fayette Police Department - 412-279-6911
Here are some common myths and the true facts about family, or domestic, violence:

Myth - Family violence is not a crime. It occurs in the home and is strictly a private matter that doesn't affect anyone else.

Fact - Any physical attack against a person is a crime, no matter where it happens or who does it. Violence within a family threatens the entire community. Children of abusive parents often are physically or sexually abused. In many cases these children perpetuate the cycle of violence by later abusing their own children.

Myth - Family violence happens mostly among low-income groups or minorities.

Fact - Although violence in the family is drastically underreported, it is known to affect all ages, races, and economic levels.

Myth - No one can help. The police, courts, and social workers either don't want to get involved or can't do anything effective about a family's problems.

Fact - Women's health centers, metal health agencies, volunteer groups, and law enforcement in more and more areas are trying to help victims of family violence by providing safe shelters, counseling, emergency assistance, mediation programs, and legal aid.