On Sunday afternoon Stations 235, 234, 233, St.54, St.227, St.194, St.216 were alerted for a possible commercial structure fire at 620 Repp Rd, Plum. 235-Assistant arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke on the 4th floor, and later discovered a apartment on fire on the 4th floor. Numerous firefighters responded, the fire floor was searched and no one was found. The fire was brought under control in about 20mins. Unit operated on scene for an extended time period. The ACFM is investigating the cause of the fire.
Command: 235 Assistant
Units: 235EN, 235SS, 235EN, 234RQ, 233TK, WM54, 227TK, 194RQ, 216EN
On Tuesday evening Rescue 227 was requested for rapid intervention in the 250-bulk of Maple Ave in Edgewood. 227RQ arrived on scene and crews staged manpower and equipment in the front driveway after laddering the building. The source of the smoke was found and isolated. All units were released a short time later.
Command: 137 Assistant
Units: 137EN, 278TK, 278EN, 207EN, 153TK, 227RQ, 122RQ, EPD, EAPHS, ACFM
On Thursday morning, Station 227 was requested to assist with an apartment fire located on the 12th floor of General Braddock Towers in North Braddock. Once on scene, crews assisted with ventilation and were released a short time later.
Command: 207 Chief
Operations: 207 Assistant
Units: 207EN, 207RQ, 137EN, 278TK, 227TK, 227SS, 113EN, 153TK, 171SQ, 137RQ, 196RQ, 292TK, 293TK
On Sunday evening, Just before 11pm Stations 223 & 227 were alerted for a grease fire in a second floor apartment at Alcoma on the Green. AC911 started getting multiple calls reporting the fire and smoke in the second floor hallway. 223-Assistant and 227TK arrived on scene. 223-Assistant requested 222EN & 225TK be added to the call. 227TK crew proceeded to the second floor and found a heavy smoke condition and hooked the high rise pack into the stand pipes. 223EN arrived on scene at the “B” side stand pipes. 227TK crew reported the fire was out. 223EN crew checked for extension. 222EN & 225TK assisted with a smoke condition on floors 2, 4, 5, and 6. About 35 residents were evacuated to the lobby. All occupants were allowed to return to their apartments after 45mins. Two residents were evaluated by PHEMS, but denied transport. The PHFM is investigating the cause of the fire.
Command: 223 Chief
Operations: 223 Assistant
Units: 223EN, 223SS, 227TK, 227EN, 222EN, 225TK, PHEMS, PHFM
On Saturday shortly before 10:00am, Stations 225, 227, 222, 223 were alerted for smoke coming from a house in the 400-blk of Beulah Rd. PHPD arrived on scene with smoke showing. 225TK arrived on scene and got reports of possible entrapment. 222EN secured a water supply to 225TK. Crews from 227 & 222 conducted a primary search and found two (2) victims inside the house. They were quickly removed from the house to awaiting PHEMS. Despite the best efforts of all responses on scene, the two (2) victims succumbed to their injuries on scene. Crews from 223 and 285 were able to extinguish the remaining fire. The fire was brought under control within 45mins. The PHFM is investigating the cause of the fire. The thoughts and prayers of the entire PHVFD are with the victims families and friends.
Command: 225 Captain
Operations: 223 Chief
Units: 225TK, 225EN, 227EN, 227RQ, 227SS, 222EN, 223EN1, 223EN2, PHPD, PHEMS, PHFM
Stand-by Companies: St.221, St.224, 196RQ
Seconds after clearing an elevators emergency, 227RQ was requested to assist 224SS and 223EN in the 100-blk of Colorado St for a single motorcycle accident and the operator was thrown about 30’ over the hillside. 224SS and PHEMS made patient contact. 223EN and 227RQ arrived and crews started packaging the patient and setting up a single rope rescue system. Crews had the patient out of the woods in about 30mins.
Command: 224 Assistant
Operations: 227 Chief
Units: 224SS1, 223EN, 223MP, 227RQ, 227EN, PHEMS, PHPD
On Sunday afternoon shortly before 12:30, Stations 227 & 223 were alerted to assist PHEMS with a medical helicopter landing zone at the Penn Hills High School. 227RQ and 223EN arrived on scene and crews set up a landing zone. Patient care was transferred to the helicopter crew.
Command: 227 Assistant
Units: 227RQ, 223EN, PHEMS
On Friday morning, shortly before 12:30am Stations 227, 223, 222, 225, 196 were alerted for flames coming from the roof of a commercial building in the 13000-blk of Frankstown Rd. 227TK arrived on scene with light smoke showing from the roof. 227TK crew went to the roof and found an electrical junction box was on fire, and was currently smoldering. 225TK arrived and took a position in the front of the building. 225EN stood by a hydrant. Crews from 227EN & 223EN were able to isolate the power before the fire was extinguished. 222 & 196 manpower stood by on scene. The PHFM is investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported and the situation was brought under control with minor damage to the building.
Command: 227 Chief
Units: 227TK, 227EN, 223EN1, 223EN2, 223MP, 222EN, 225TK, 225EN, 196RQ, PHEMS, PHFM, PHPD
Even with averaging 79 fire & rescue calls per month, members still took time Monday evening for our regular bi-weekly company training for 227. Members kept their technical rescue skills sharp by reviewing patient care and packaging, safety systems, rope systems 3:1/4:1/5:1 just to name a few. Thank you to all the members who are always eager to learn more and put the extra effort in.
On Wednesday, Shortly before 9:30am Station 223 and 227 were requested on a 2nd alarm structure fire in the 700-blk of Wimbledon Dr. 227RQ & 223EN were already out on another detail. Both units went en route immediately. 227RQ crew arrived on scene and was assigned to fire suppression. Crews encountered hoarding conditions which delayed the fire attack. 227TK arrived and was requested to ladder the building. The fire was brought under control within 45mins. Only one minor injury to EMS personal was reported. The ACFM is investigating the cause of the fire.
Command: 233 Chief
Units: 233UT, 234EN, 236EN, 222EN, 194EN, 227RQ, 227TK, 196EN, WMEN-78, 216EN, 216TK, St.195, PEMS, MEMS