81.4 I-376 EB – Vehicle Rollover

On Saturday morning, Stations 227, 122, 196 were alerted for a single vehicle rollover in the area of the Jefferson Heights Bridge on I-376 EB. 227CHF arrived on scene with one vehicle on its roof, the driver was able to exit the vehicle prior to responders arriving on scene. 227RQ & 122RQ arrived on scene and both crews staged apparatus blocking two lanes of traffic to allow for safe working conditions. The operator of the vehicle refused medical treatment and was later taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Crews operated on scene for about an hour before all lanes were reopened.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227CV, 227RQ, 122RQ, 122CV, 196RQ, 196CV, CPD, PSP, WHEMS, PHEMS

8000-blk Mark Dr – Physical Rescue

On Sunday afternoon, Station 221, 222, 227 were alerted for a patient that fell about 20ft over a steep hillside.  221EN arrived on scene and made patient contact.   227RQ arrived on scene and crews began getting rescue equipment ready.  227RQ crew made it to the patients location and crews from PHEMS, 221EN, and 227RQ started to package the patient into a stokes basket.  Crews from 227EN & 222EN started clearing an exit path in the woods that would allow safe egress for the responders and the patient to get out of the woods.  The patient was safely removed from the woods and was evaluated by PHEMS.

Command:  221 Chief (Cummings)
Operations:  227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units:  221EN, 227RQ, 227EN, 222EN, PHEMS

Wellington Square Apts – Commercial Structure Fire

On Saturday morning, Stations 227, 225, 223, 222, 196 were alerted for a couch on fire in a 5th floor apartment.  PHEMS arrived on scene with nothing showing.  227TK arrived on scene and after further investigation a couch was found smoldering in a 5th floor apt.  223EN2 and 222EN arrived on scene.  Crews extinguished the fire and the building was ventilated.  PHFM is investigating the cause of the fire.

Command:  227 Assistant (Davis)
Units:  227TK, 225EN2, 223EN2, 222EN, 221EN2, St.196, PHFM, PHPD, PHEMS

9900-blk Grandview Ave – Residential Structure Fire

On Tuesday morning, Shortly before 11am Stations 225, 227, 222, 221 were alerted for a house on fire in the 9900-blk of Grandview Ave. PHPD arrived on scene and reported a kitchen fire. 227TK arrived on scene with fire showing from the “B” side of the house. The entire PHVFD & Verona VFD went on stand-by. 227TK crew advanced an attack line into the house. 227EN arrived and laid a supply line from the hydrant to 227TK. Crews got a quick knock down of the fire. Crews from 221EN & 222EN started overhaul and checking for extension. 223EN started ventilation. The fire was brought under control in about 15mins. The PH Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 225SS, 227TK, 227EN, 222EN, 221EN, 223EN, 285SS, PHFM, PHEMS, PHPD

Stand-by Companies: St.285, St.224

1100-blk Jefferson Rd – Vehicle Into Utility Pole

On Wednesday morning, Shortly after 12:30am. Stations 227, 223, 222 were alerted for a vehicle into a utility pole in the 1100-blk of Jefferson Rd. 227RQ arrived on scene with PHPD and found one vehicle had struck a parked car, then hit the utility pole. The driver was already out of the vehicle upon arrival. 227RQ crew provided patient care till PHEMS arrived on scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. PHPD is investigating the cause of the accident.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

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

227 Host’s Twp Wide “Hazmat Operations” Class

Monday Evening Starts the beginning of a 24-hour Hazardous Materials Operations Class.  This course provides responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to analyze, plan, and implement performance-defensive response actions for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. During this course, students receive instruction and hands-on experience in the knowledge, activities and responsibilities required of operations-level HAZMAT responders.  This course trains responders to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

800-blk Sweetleaf Dr, Mon – Residential Structure Fire (Fatal)

On Friday morning, Stations 196, 195, 194, 192, 193 were alerted for a residential structure fire in the 800-blk of Sweetleaf Dr, Mon.  Fire units were updated of an individual that was trapped on the 2nd floor.  227RQ was added to the alarm for the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT).  Fire crews made a fast attack on the fire.  Crews conducted a primary search of the building and found a victim that did not make it out of the house and succumbed to the injuries.  The fire was brought under control in about 20 mins.  227RQ was reassigned to stand-by at St 196.  227 remained at St.196 for about 2 hours before being released.

Command:  195 Chief

Units:  196EN, 196RQ, 195TK, 194EN, 194RQ, 192EN, 192SQ, 193COM, 227RQ
Stand-by Companies:  227RQ, 233TK

Coal Hollow Rd – Accident With Entrapment

On Friday, Stations 222, 225, 223 were alerted for a three (3) vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Coal Hollow Road and Old Coal Hollow Road. 222 Chief arrived on scene and confirmed entrapment. 227RQ was added to the call. 222SS and 223EN arrived on scene and crews started stabilizing the vehicles and started workin to free the occupant from the vehicle. Multiple patients were transported to local trauma centers. The PHPD is investigating the cause of the accident.

Command: 222 Chief

Units: 222SS, 225SS, 223EN, 223MP, 227RQ, PHEMS, PHPD

340-blk Tall Tree Dr – Smoke In The Structure

On Wednesday morning shortly before 3:30am, Stations 227, 223, 222, 225, 196 were alerted for smoke in the basement of a residential structure in the 340-blk of Tall Tree Dr. PHPD called out on scene with smoke showing. 227TK arrived on scene and crew found a surge protector was on fire due to multiple appliances being plugged into it. PHEMS evaluated one patient on scene. The house was ventilated and the PHFM is investigating.

Command: 227 Chief

Units: 227TK, 223EN2, 222EN, 225TK, 196RQ, PHFM, PHEMS, PHPD

300-blk Howard St, EPG – Commercial Structure Fire

On Thursday morning shortly after 3:15am, 227TK was requested on a 3rd Alarm Structure Fire in the 300-blk Of Howard St, East Pittsburgh. 227TK arrived on scene and its crew was assigned to fire suppression in the exposure building. Crews operated on scene for about 2 hours before being released from the scene.

Command: 113 Chief

Units: 113 133 135 153 192 196 200 204 207 227 238 283 292 298 302 303 306