Monday, August 15, 2011
In an effort to bring in new, qualified members, increase response times and provide for the maintenance of the station and apparatus, the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department has invested in bringing to light a "Live-In Program" at fire station #1. Private, furnished bunk rooms can accommodate five Live-In Members, with access to shower, modern kitchen, weight and recreation room. A quiet study area has also been set up in the bunkroom area. The station is located on three major bus lines to Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. Laundry facilities are two blocks off site. Room and board come at no charge; in exchange the department asks that you give it 4-hours of "on-duty" time each day, perform basic housekeeping of the station and maintenance of the fire equipment and apparatus, and provide for your own food and drink. Aspinwall VFD runs two state of the art 1500 GPM Engines and a Medium Rescue to all manner of emergency incidents, fires, motor vehicle accidents, rapid intervention and QRS. We cover approximately five square miles through mutual aid agreements and average 350 to 400 incidents per year. If you're a trained firefighter and a student attending college or thinking about attending college in the Pittsburgh Area, consider sharing your time and talents with the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department. Call 412-781-0447, mail an inquiry to Chief - Aspinwall VFD, 217 Commercial Ave, Aspinwall, PA 15215, or check the "Downloads" area of our website for an application.
Friday, December 6, 2013 06:51
ASPINWALL, PA--At 06:51 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 265 and 157 along with EMS were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Freeport Road in Aspinwall for a Pedestrian versus vehicle accident. 102 Chief arrived on scene and held the assignment to 102 Rescue. EMS handled patient care while 102 Rescue provided traffic control so Aspinwall PD could do their investigation. Units cleared the scene at 08:15 Hours.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 16:58
FOX CHAPEL, PA--At 16:58 Hours , Stations 102, 157, and 172 were alerted to respond to the 700 block of Bending Oak Lane in Fox Chapel for a Odor of Natural Gas inside a residence. Upon arrival of 157 officer, all units were advised to staged on Fox Chapel Road. The Hazmat team was advised. 157 Engine received explosive readings of natural gas inside the residence. After venting the structure via natural ventilation, crews advised that a sludge type substance was coming from the ground near the garage. 102 Engine was then requested to the scene from staging to verify readings. 102 Engine did a quick sweep with minimal readings. After the arrival of the Hazmat Rep from Allegheny County, he did a sweep with no readings. After his findings, 157 Command released all 102 and 172 units. 102 units cleared the scene at 18:19 Hours.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 14:57
FREEPORT ROAD, PA--At 14:57 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to the 1300 block of Freeport Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. Upon arrival of first fire officer, there was reported entrapment. 102 and 111 arrived on scene to find a two vehicle accident with both vehicles into a tree. The driver of one vehicle was stuck behind the wheel of their vehicle. Crews from 102, 111 and 157 had to remove several seats so to gain access to patient and load them onto a backboard and out of the vehicle. 102 units then cleared the scene at 15:27 Hours.
Monday, November 25, 2013 07:01
BETA DRIVE, PA--At 07:01 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Beta Drive for a reported vehicle on fire. 314 C-1 arrived on scene and reported a working engine compartment fire. Fire was quickly knocked down. 102 assisted in popping the hood of the car to make sure the fire was out. 102 units cleared the scene at 07:34 Hours.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 21:53
ASPINWALL, PA--At 9:54pm, Stations 102, 265, 111, 157, 191 and 260 were alerted to respond to the 400 block of Virginia Ave in Aspinwall for a Possible Dwelling Fire. 102 C1 arrived on scene with a porch fire to the rear of the residence. 102 C1 had command. 102 Engine arrived quickly on scene and knocked the fire down. The assignment was held to 102 and 265 for overhaul and checking for extension. Units cleared the scene at approximately 10:30pm.Command: 102 ChiefUnits on Scene: 102 Engine, 102 Rescue and 265 Truck
Thursday, November 21, 2013
At 04:38 hrs. Companies were alerted for the van on fire at the intersection of N. Main St. and Bridge St. in the 265 Box. 102 Chief(Marsico) marked up on the air and on arrival advised the van was well involved. Engine 265(Sharpsburg) and Engine 149(Etna) stretched 1 3/4" attack lines from each side on N. Main St. Engine 102 pulled in the parking lot the van was in and pulled a 1 1/2" attack line. Due to the high magnesium content in the vehicle. Engine 218-2(Parkview) was special called to smother the remaining spot fires in the van. All companies took up and returned to service at 05:45.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 08:00
BLAWNOX, PA--At 08:00 hours on 11-14-13, Stations 102, 111, and 265 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of 1st Street in Blawnox for a Commercial Structure Fire. Upon arrival of 111 C1 heavy smoke was seen in the area. 111 C1 then reported a active fire in the hot melt building. 157 was added to the call. 102 E1 connected to a hydrant and laid into the scene. Crews pulled three hand lines off 102 Engine 1 and begin to attack the fire while 111 Truck and 265 handled venting. 102 units cleared the scene at 10:07 Hours.
Friday, November 8, 2013 13:15
HARMAR, PA--At 13:15 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to assist Station 315 with a MVA with Entrapment involving a car into the creek. Fire units arrived on scene to find a one vehicle into the creek with the driver trapped. While 315 cut the door, 102 handled stabilization of the vehicle with struts and cribbing and also assisted in removing the patient up to the road. 102 units cleared the scene at 13:54 Hours
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 17:07
O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--At 17:07 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to Freeport Road in the area between River Road and Powers Run Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Units arrived on scene to find two separate accidents with two injuries and one person trapped in a truck against the hillside. 102 Rescue stabilized the vehicle with multiple 4x4s and then 102 Rescue used the spreaders and cutters to pop the passenger side door. Patient was then extricated by 102, 111 and 157 members. 102 Engine crew assisted in sweeping debris off the road and checking a 2nd accident. EMS handled patient care. 102 Squad handled traffic control. 102 units returned back into service at 18:01 Hours.
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