105 Archer St – Structural Collapse

On Saturday evening Stations 221, 225, 222, 227 were alerted for a structural collapse at 105 Archer St. Companies operated on scene for a few hours trying to stabilize the house so it didn’t damage the neighboring houses. St.137 was added for RIT and Sardis 78 was added to assist with stabilization.

Command: 221 Chief (Snyder)

Units: 221EN, 222EN, 225EN, 227RQ, 137RQ, SS78, PHFM, PHEMS, PHPD

100-blk Pheasant Dr – Structure Fire

On Tuesday morning Stations 227, 225, 223, 222, 196 were alerted for a house on fire in the 100-blk of Pheasant Dr. 227CHF arrived on scene and confirmed a fire on the rear deck. All occupants were safely removed from the structure. 227EN arrived on scene and crews quickly extinguished the fire. 225TK arrived on scene and checked for any extension, none was found. All other units were cancelled. The PH Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227EN, 227CV, 225TK, 223EN, St.222, 196RQ, WHEMS, PHPD, PHFM

4900-blk ARB – Accident w/Entrapment

On Sunday morning, Station 222, 227, 285 were alerted for a two car accident with entrapment in the 4900-blk of Allegheny River Boulevard. PHPD arrived on scene and confirmed one driver entrapped in the vehicle. 227RQ arrived on scene and crews stabilized the vehicle and then began removing the driver side door for patient access. 222RQ arrived and assisted removing the door. Bother drivers were transported to local trauma centers. PHPD is investigating the cause of the accident.

Command: 222 Assistant

Units: 222RQ, 227RQ, 285EN, St.224, PHPD, PEMS, MEMS

6400-Blk Leechburg Rd – Pole and Wires Down

On Saturday, shortly before 4:30 PM station 223 and 227 were alerted for a single vehicle accident with a utility pole down in the 6400-blk of Leechburg Rd. 223 Assistant arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and confirmed two utility poles and a guide pole down with live wires sparking. 223EN and 227EN arrived on scene and blocked Leechburg Rd. The actor vehicle fled the area. The driver was apprehended a short time later and detained on suspicion of DWI. No other injuries were reported

Command: 223 Chief

Units: 223EN, 227EN, PHPD, PHEMS

6460 Leechburg Rd – Sprinkler Extinguishes Apartment Fire

On Saturday afternoon Stations 223 & 227 were alerted for a commercial fire alarm at Beechtree Commons 1. 223CHF and 227TK arrived on scene. Crews were met by the building fire alarm going off and water coming through the ceiling. 227TK proceeded to the second floor and found a sprinkler head activated as a result of an apartment that was on fire. Crews were able to isolate the sprinkler head. Companies 222 and 224 were added to assist with water removal. Building management arrived on scene and the building was turned back over to them. No injuries were reported.

Command : 223 Chief

Units: 223SS, 227TK, 222SS, 224EN, PHFM

4300-blk Verona Rd – Vehicle Roll Over In Stream

Shortly before noon companies 225, 222, 227 were dispatched to the 430- blk of Verona Rd. for a motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle into a creek, on it’s roof. It’s occupant complaining of minor injuries. Crews from 225 & 227 gained access to the vehicle using a folding ladder, and assisted the occupant out and into the care of EMS for evaluation.

Units: 225EN, 227RQ, 227SVC, 222RQ, PHPD, PHEMS

Command: 225 Captain (Zielinski)
Operations: 227 Captain (Kutcher)

200-blk Highland Rd – Chimney Fire.

On Monday afternoon Station 227, 225, 222, 223, 196 were alerted for a chimney fire in the 200-blk of Highland Rd. 227TK arrive on scene with smoke showing. 225TK secured a water supply to 227TK. 223EN arrived on scene and crews from 225 and 223 started checking for extension. 227TK went to the roof. After a few mins, the fire within the chimney was extinguished and the house was ventilated.

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

11700-Blk Althea Dr – Explosion w/possible gas release

On Tuesday about 10:40am. Stations 227 & 225 were alerted for an unknown type explosion that came from the woods in the 11700-blk of Althea Dr. PHFM arrived on scene and speaking with witnesses confirmed multiple people hearing a loud explosion and a gasoline type odor in the area. 227EN arrived on scene. Witnesses reported seeing a someone with a fluorescent vest walking around the area where the explosion was heard from. 227 Chief requested all PHVFD's respond. Observing the wooded area with binoculars, crews were able to locate a large pipe with an unknown type vapor coming from it. Manpower and equipment were staged on Althea Dr. Crews were able to locate a "sewer pipe repair crew" working in the area. Confirming with the crew foreman, the crew had full accountability of all workers. The pipe repair crew was cleaning a main line sewer pipe and the process involved pushing a large pressurized bag through the pipe and the bag is designed to depressurized (explode) when it exits the pipe. The situation was placed under control and all units started to return back in service.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: 227EN, 221EN, 223MP, 224EN, 225SQ, St. 222, 196EN2, PHFM, PHPD, PHEMS, PHEMA, ACHAZ

225 Thompson Run Rd – Vehicle Into Structure

On Monday, Stations 223, 227, 222 were alerted for a single vehicle accident into a structure in the area of 225 Thompson Run Rd. 227RQ arrived on scene and found a vehicle will moderate front end damage and the operator of the vehicle was unconscious. 227RQ began patient care till PHEMS arrived on scene. After the patient was stabilized and transported to a local hospital, 227RQ and 223EN turned their attention to stabilizing the structure. Crews safely removed debris from around basement and brought in structural support jacks to assist in stabilizing the structure. After about 30 minutes of stabilizing, crews determined the damaged section of the building was structural sound with the repairs.

Command: 223 Assistant
Operations: 227 Chief

Units: 223EN1, 227RQ, St.222, PHFM, PHEMS, PHPD, PH-CODE

10007 Grandview Ave – Residential Structure Fire

On Wednesday, shortly after 5:30pm Stations 225, 221, 227, 222, 285 were alerted for a house on fire in the 10000-blk of Grandview Ave.  225EN arrived on scene with smoke and flames showing from the first floor.  221EN secured a water supply to 225EN.  Crews from all companies worked quickly to contain the fire.  The fire was brought under control within 30mins.  Penn Hills Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Command:  225 Chief
Operations:  225 Assistant

Units:  225EN, 221SQ, 227TK, 227RQ, 227SS, 222EN, 285EN1, 285SS, PHPD, PHEMS, PHFM