The Carbon Volunteer Fire Department is a progressive, 100% volunteer department located in the Municipality of Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Carbon is situated just outside the City of Greensburg and is 30 miles, or about one half hour east of Pittsburgh.  The Carbon Fire Department (Station 23) is responsible for providing fire protection and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Carbon and its neighboring communities in a suburban area of central Hempfield Township.

The Carbon Fire Department operates entirely out of one fire station which is located in Carbon. Carbon is dispatched by Westmoreland County 911 over the countywide fire dispatch channel 33.70MHz and Hempfield Township Fire Dispatch over 154.135MHz. All incidents occurring in the Carbon Fire District operate on one of the two Hempfield Township Fire channels, 154.135MHz or 154.355MHz. However, when responding into other areas, fireground operations may be switched to an encrypted 800MHz radio system.