Commercial Structure Fire – General Braddock Towers, NBR

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

250 Alcoma Blvd – Commercial Structure Fire

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

400-blk Beulah Rd – Residential Structure Fire (Fatal)

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

100-blk Colorado St – Physical Rescue

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

Landing Zone Detail

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

13000-blk Frankstown Rd – Commercial Structure Fire

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

700-blk of Wimbledon Dr, Plum Boro – Residential Structure Fire

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

100-blk Thompson Run Rd – MVA

Sunday evening Stations 227, 223, 222 were alerted for a vehicle over the hillside with possible entrapment at the intersection of Thompson Run Rd & Frey Rd. PHPD arrived in the area and were unable to locate and accident. The vehicle was located in the 500-blk of Thompson Run Rd. PHPD & PHEMS reporting all occupants were out of the vehicle. All other units were cancelled, 227RQ stood by on scene to assist the tow truck with lighting.

Command: 227 Chief

Units: 227RQ, 223EN, 222RQ, 196RQ, PHPD, PHEMS

100-blk Marshall Dr – Residential Structure Fire

On Saturday, Stations 227, 222, 223, 225, 196 were alerted for a kitchen on fire in the 100-blk of Marshall Dr. PHPD arrived on scene and reported smoke showing and a active kitchen fire. 227TK arrived and scene and crew deployed an attack line. The fire was knocked down relatively fast. 225TK and 223EN arrived on scene and crews started checking for extension. Once none was found crews started ventilating the house. No injures were reported and the PHFM is investigating the cause of the fire.

Command: 227 Captain

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

Thompson Run @ Old Wm Penn Hwy – Vehicle Over Hillside

Shortly after 9:30pm, Station 227 was requested to assist Monroeville Fire at the intersection of Old William Penn & Thompson Run Rd with a vehicle over a hillside on its roof in a creek. 196RQ arrived on scene and found an SUV carrying eight (8) occupants on its roof in the creek. 195EN and 194RQ arrived and began making access to the patients. 227RQ arrived and crews started assisting units in the creek. All companies worked together and swiftly removed all the patients. EMS agencies from three (3) different communities assisted with patient care and transportation.

Command: 196 Chief

Units: 196RQ, 194RQ, 195EN, 227RQ, 227EN, 227TK, MEMS, PHEMS, PEMS, MPD, PHPD