100-blk Ivy St, EWD – Residential Structure Fire

On Monday morning Station 137, 278, 207, 153, 171, and 227 were alerted for a residential structure fire in the 100-blk of Ivy St in Edgewood.  EPD arrived on scene with heavy fire showing from the rear of the structure.  137CHF arrived on scene and confirmed all occupants were out of the building.  137EN arrived on scene and secured a water supply.  Due to hydrant problems, command requested a 2nd alarm bringing 221, 225, 122 to the call.  Crew from all companies worked to extinguish the flames.  No injuries were reported, and the ACFM is investigating the cause of the fire,

Command:  137 Chief
Units:  137EN, 137RQ, 278EN1, 207EN, 153TK, 171SQ, 227EN, 221EN, 225TK, 225SS, 122RQ

200-blk Orchard Dr – Vehicle Rollover Into Creek

On Sunday morning, shortly before 2am Rescue Companies from 227, 223, 222 were alerted for a single vehicle accident with rollover in the 200-blk of Orchard Dr. 227RQ arrived on scene with a single vehicle accident over a hillside into a creek. The operator of the vehicle was assisted out of the creek to PHEMS. The driver was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. PHPD are investigating the cause of the accident.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227RQ, 222RQ, 223EN, PHPD, PHEMS

Now Accepting Applications For Live-In Firefighter Program

Penn Hills No.7 VFC is now accepting applications for Live-In Firefighter (FT-Student & FT-Employed).  There are two goals of the Penn Hills No.7 Live-In program.  First is to provide a fully staffed 100 % volunteer fire station for quick response for service 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.  The second is to give you the firefighter the necessary education needed to procure employment within a career department.  Living at the fire department is a unique experience that can be as rewarding and educational as you choose to make it.  The program is both demanding and time consuming, but it is our hope that it creates the discipline and respect that is expected in a career fire department. Motivation, dedication and professionalism are qualities that successful Live-In’s must possess.  Primarily, our focus is to recruit personnel with previous Fire and Rescue experience, although none is required to file an application.

We also allow Live-In members to be employed full time and live at the station. The Live-In is required to maintain employment, not less than 32 hours per week, no time limit is imposed, and all other applicable rules as a member apply. Both types of membership encourage participation in all fire company activities as regulated by the Fire Company By-Laws.

Applicants for live-in membership must be at least 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or GED. A Pennsylvania mailing address and drivers licenses is also required within State required time-frame. Openings in the program will be filled as per the Membership Committee and Fire Chief. First consideration to new applicants will be given to persons with previous Fire Department and/or Rescue experience or certification. Applicants will be required to complete an official application after meeting with the Fire Chief and sign a release for a background investigation to verify requested information. An interview will then be conducted for suitability of membership after completion of the background checks.  If you are interested in gaining a VALUABLE experience as a Live-In Firefighter, Then the Penn Hills No.7 VFC wants you! Click HERE for an application for membership!!!


  • NO QRS/First Responder Calls
  • Free room & board
  • Modern apparatus & equipment
  • New TWP fire training complex (.5 miles from No.7,Fall-18 Completion)
  • Close to Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Use of company vehicle for transportation to fire school/grocery,shopping
  • Full paid scholarship to CCAC through FireVest* (we will help you apply)
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Entertainment including: HD Cable, X-Box One, Netflix, Hulu
  • Quiet study areas available at all times
  • Living quarters & storage
  • Free laundry utilities
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with appliances
  • Reimbursed Gym Membership Fees
  • Extensive Fire & Rescue experiences
  • ALL personal protective equipment supplied
  • Close to shopping, activities & restaurants
  • Build a friendship that will last forever

3900-blk Old Wm Penn Hwy – Vehicle Over Hillside

On Monday evening, Stations 227, 223, 222 were alerted for a vehicle over a hillside in the 3900-blk of Old William Penn Hwy. 227RQ arrived on scene with one vehicle over a hillside endangering a structure. The vehicle was stabilized and anchored in place till the wrecker could arrive. PHPD arrested the operator of the vehicle after a short foot pursuit. The operator denied any injuries.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Operations: 227 Assistant (Davis)

Units: 227RQ, St.223, St.222, PHEMS, PHPD

Frankstown @ Rodi – MVA w/Injuries

On Monday afternoon Stations 227 & 223 were alerted for a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Rodi Rd and Frankstown. 227RQ arrived on scene to find one vehicle into a utility pole with the driver still in the vehicle and three unrestrained occupants. 227RQ crew start patient care till the arrival of PHEMS. The driver and passengers were all transported to local hospitals.

Command: 227CHIEF (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227RQ, 223EN1, PHEMS, PHPD, WHEMS

11000-blk Frankstown Rd – Accident Pole & Wires Down

On Friday morning, Stations 225 & 227 were alerted for a single vehicle accident, vehicle into a utility pole in the 11000-blk of Frankstown Rd. 227CHF arrived on scene with a single vehicle accident with a utility pole and live wires down. The vehicle was checked and all occupants were out of the vehicle. Duquesne Light was notified. Frankstown Rd will be shut down for a minimum of 5 hours.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 225TK, 227RQ, 227EN, 227CV, PHPD, PHEMS

82 Mile Marker I-376 EB – Vehicle Into Hillside

On Thursday evening Stations 227, 122, 196 were alerted for a single vehicle accident with a vehicle into a hillside in the area of the 82 mile marker I-376 EB. 227RQ arrived on scene with a vehicle into the hillside, and the driver out of the vehicle. Upon patient assessment the driver was denying any injury. 227RQ and 227EN remained on scene for traffic control. Units were able to return to service after about 20mins.

Command: 227 Assistant (Davis)

Units: 227RQ, 227EN, 196RQ, St.122, PSP, PHEMS, MEMS

2 Members Receive Life Memberships

Saturday evening, Station 227 went out of service for a few hours to celebrate our annual banquet. Members received recognition for top calls runners, and two members received recognition of service awards. FF William Gentile and FF Moe Rayan received their “Life Memberships”. This membership status is given to members that have completed 25 (twenty-five) years of service with 227. Thank you to both of these gentlemen for years of hard work and dedication.

Top 10 Fire Call Response Awards:

  • John King
  • James Davis
  • Austin Pipes
  • Larry Zamora
  • Ken Lander
  • Tom Kutcher
  • Bill Jeffcoat
  • Don Long
  • O.M.
  • Isaiah Wilson

218 Garlow Dr – Chimney Fire

On Thursday evening, Stations 227, 223, 222, 225, 196 were alerted for a chimney fire.  223EN arrived on scene with nothing showing.  227TK arrived on scene and crews went to the roof.  223 and 222 crews found a small amount of insulation smoldering.  The insulation was extinguished and removed.  225TK crew stood by in the rear of the structure, 196RQ crew stood by in the front of structure.

Command:  227 Chief (Jeffcoat)
Units:  227TK, 223EN1, 223EN2, 223MP, 222EN, 225TK, 196RQ, PHEMS, PHFM

81.2MM I-376 WB – MVA

On Tuesday, Stations 122 was alerted for a single vehicle accident with injuries in the 81.2 MM of I-376 WB. After discovering the accident was in the area of the Jefferson Heights Bridge on I-376 in Penn Hills, Station 227 was added to the assignment. 122RQ & 227RQ arrived on scene with a single vehicle into the center divider. Both fire apparatus took a defensive position to funnel all traffic into the slow lane. The driver refused medical treatment. Units operated on scene for about 20mins.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227RQ, 227EN, 122RQ, 302EN, WHEMS, PSP