Station 102 responds to a Physical Rescue Detail

Monday, November 14, 2016 12:24  O HARA TWP, PA--

At 12:24 Hours, Stations 102, 111 (Blawnox VFC), and 157 (Fox Chapel VFD) along with Parkview EMS and O Hara PD were alerted to respond to the Fox Chapel Water Authority Tower at 916 Field Club Road in O Hara Twp for a reported male worker fell inside the storage tank. 157 Assistant (Zimmerman) arrived on scene and reported one male that fell in the tank and that the tank was dry. Crews from 102, 111, and EMS went up the tower to check on the patient. 265 Engine 1 was added to the assignment to assist in the LZ detail at the FC High School for the worker per request of EMS. Crews used numerous ropes and equipment to lower the worker down the tube to the ground. The worker was then rushed to the LZ. Once the equipment was gathered, all fire units cleared the scene at 15:23 Hours.




   


 

Station 102 responds to Stove Fire in Local High Rise

Sunday, November 6, 2016 13:12  O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--

At 13:12 Hours, Stations 102, 111(Blawnox VFC), 217 (Pleaseant Valley VFD), 218 (Parkview Fire), 157 (Fox Chapel VFD), 265 Truck (Sharpsburg VFD) and 260 Rescue (RIT- Cherry City VFD) were alerted to respond to the Mews II at 302 Fox Chapel Road in O Hara Township for a report of a stove on fire. 102 Chief (Marsico) arrived on scene and reported evacuation in progress. PD advised fire appeared to be out with heavy smoke in the apartment and hallways. The engine crew from 102 Engine 1 arrived and checked for any extension. Crews from 102, 111, 217, 157, 265 and 218 checked for extension, assisted in evacuations of other residents or making sure they stayed on their balconies, and venting the dense smoke via PPV fans. Once the smoke was cleared out, crews began to break down equipment and hand lines. ACFM was notified to respond and investigate. 102 units returned back into service at 14:55 Hours. Good job by all crews on scene on working this smokey fire. 

   


 

Station 102 responds to a Small Fire in the First Due

Thursday, September 29, 2016 09:43 ASPINWALL, PA--  


At 09:44 Allegheny County Communications alerted 102 Engine(Aspinwall), 265 Truck(Sharpsburg), 111 Engine(Blawnox), 157 Engine(Fox Chapel), 191 Truck(Millvale), 260 Rapid Intervention Team (RIT-Cherry City), and 317 (RIT-Reserve Township) for the reported dwelling fire at 110 Fifth Street in Aspinwall.  102 Chief(Marsico)  arrived on scene with smoke showing from side Alpha of the structure and Chief Marsico established the Fifth Street command. The Chief reported he had a couch on fire on the first division, with smoke through out, and unknown if the building was occupied. 102 Command had 102 Engine 1 pull 200' 1 3/4" hand line to the front door to make entry. Fire was quickly knocked down by 102 Chief. 265 Truck approached up Western Avenue to Fifth Street and was positioned on side Alph and placed nose to nose with 102 Engine. 265 Truck members met up with 102 Engine, and 102 Rescue members and began searching and opening up on the second and third division of the dwelling. All primary and secondary searched proved negative. 265 Truck placed their Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan(PPV) in the front door to assist with moving the remainder of the smoke from the residence. 102 Engine 1, and 102 Rescue marked ready at 12:48. 



   


 

Station 102 Responds to MVA on Main Street

Monday, September 26, 2016 17:02  SHARPSBURG, PA--

At 17:02 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 (Sharpsburg VFD) were alerted to respond to the intersection of Main Street and 21st Street for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. Upon arrival of 102 Rescue, they found a single vehicle into a pole with fluids leaking. Parkview and Seneca EMS's handled patient care while 102 and 265 handled traffic control and containment of leaking fluids. Once hazards were taken care of and tows had the vehicle, 102 units were released by 265 Chief at 17:38 Hours. 




     



 

Station 102 responds to Containment Detail on the Highland Park Bridge

Saturday, September 24, 2016 16:14  HIGHLAND PARK BRIDGE, PA--

At 16:14, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, Allegheny County Communications dispatched Pleasant Valley (Sta 217), Parkview (Sta 218), and Aspinwall (Sta 102) to investigate a possible spill on the Highland Park Bridge (outbound) at the Aspinwall Exit. 102 Engine arrived on scene and advised all units that they will have to come in by way of the city. There appears to be a large oil spill from the top of the Aspinwall Ramp on down toward Freeport Road. 102 Engine and Rescue controlled traffic and began spreading oil dry in an effort to soak up the spilled oil. Engines from 217 and 218 arrived and their crews assisted with the containment. Emulifier was used in conjunction with oil dry to soak up the material. The material was moved to the side of the road and the ramp was opened for use at 17:00 when all units went back into service. 


Units On Scene: 102 Engine 1, 102 Rescue, 217 Engine and Squad, 218 E1

Command: 102 Chief Marsico

     



 

Station 102 responds to a Vehicle Fire

Friday, August 26, 2016 17:25  ROUTE 28 NORTH PRIOR TO EXIT 8, PA--


At 17:25 Hours,  Allegheny County Communications dispatched Aspinwall (Sta 102) and Blawnox (Sta 111) for a reported vehicle fire on PA Route 28, North, prior to Exit 8 (Fox Chapel). 102 Chief responded to the scene and reported a single vehicle, was on fire, however the fire was partially extinguished by a passer by with an ABC Extinguisher. 102 Engine arrived on scene, attempted to further extinguish the fire with a water can, however the heat was still very high when checked with the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC), so a 1 1/2" line was pulled and charged and used to further cool down the vehicle engine. Fire was listed under control at 17:31. 102 Rescue arrived on scene and began to set up traffic control measures. Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) arrived on scene and called for a tow. Once the vehicle was on the hook, 102 units cleared the scene at 18:18. 




     



 

Station 102 Responds to a AFA and a RIT call

Sunday, August 21, 2016 04:57  RIDC PARK AND SHALER TWP, PA--

 At 04:57 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 (Blawnox VFC) were alerted to respond to 180 Gamma Drive in O Hara Township  for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Chief (Marsico) responded to the scene via personal vehicle. Upon arrival, proper code was received and given by County. 102 Chief and 111 Truck began investigating due to the alarm system resounding several times. Nothing was found. 102 stood by in station till released by 102 Chief at 05:42 Hours. 

 At 17:03 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team to 1512 Clinton Road in Shaler for a reported propane tank explosion next to the residence. Also alerted on the assignment were: 264 (Undercliff VFD), 261 (Elfinwild VFD), 149 (Etna VFD), 262 Truck (Shaler Villa), 259 Rescue (Bauerstown VFD), and 325 Fire Police. 264 Officer arrived on scene and reported a propane tank on fire and the first engine in to grab the hydrant. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene on Glenshaw Ave and staged at the apparatus till released by command. 102 Engine 1 returned back into service at 17:22 Hours. 

   


 

Station 102 responds to Multiple MVA's

Friday, August 19, 2016 06:32  ROUTE 28 NORTH, PA--

At 06:32 Hours, Stations 102, 157 and 111 were alerted to respond to Route 28 North near Exit 10 for a Motor Vehicle Accident. Fire units were canceled en route. 102 units returned back into service at 06:39 Hours.


Then at 15:06 Hours, Stations 102, 149 Rescue, 265 Engine and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 North prior to the Highland Park Bridge for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. Fire units were cancelled en route at 15:18 Hours.

Then at 16:22 Hours, Stations 102 and 157 were alerted to respond to the Highland Park Bridge ramps above the Aspinwall Ballfield for a Motor Vehicle Accident in the 102 Box.  102 Rescue arrived on scene with a one vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer versus a guardrail with a injury. 102 Rescue setup scene safety and took care of a minor diesel spill. 102 units cleared the scene at 18:07 Hours. 







   


 

Station 102 responds to two AFA's and a MVA

Thursday, August 18, 2016 00:57  ASPINWALL, PA--


At 00:57 Allegheny County Communications alerted 102 Rescue(Aspinwall) and 157 Rescue(Fox Chapel) for a reported  Motor Vehicle Accident in the area of 406 Center Avenue in the 102 Box(Borough of Aspinwall. 102 Chief(Marsico) marked out in the area with 2400 Cars(Aspinwall Police). 102 Chief Chief stated that Police had one vehicle with a traffic stop. However, no accident in or around the area. 102 Chief placed the assignment in service. 102 Rescue marked ready at 01:03 Hours.


At 09:37 Allegheny County Communications alerted 102 Engine (Aspinwall) and 111 Truck (Blawnox) for the Commercial Bells sounding at 1010 Delafield Road in O'Hara Township. 102 Engine took the Alpha Side of the structure and entered the structure, taking command with them. 102 Engine crew investigated with the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) finding nothing. VA Police reset the alarm and 102 Chief(Marsico) placed the Box in service. 102 Engine marked ready at 09:58. 

Then at 19:36 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 1010 Delafield Rd for a Commercial Fire Alarm sounding. 102 Chief responded to the scene.  Crews investigated and found nothing. 102 Chief confirmed a false alarm and returned all units at 20:05 Hours.

   


 

Station 102 responds to Hat Trick

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 17:57  O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--

At 17:57 Hours, Allegheny County Communications dispatched Aspinwall (Sta 102), Blawnox (Sta 111) and Fox Chapel (Sta 157) to 230 Rockingham Road, in O Hara Township, for a report of a transformer explosion/on fire with possible wires down, as a result of a severe storm that moved through the area, behind that address. 111 Chief arrived on scene and began investigations confirming a high tension power line was down behind that address. It appeared to be un-energized. Rockingham Road command diverted 111 Truck to respond to Epsilon Drive in RIDC Park as that might have better access to the downed line. Duquesne Light was notified and 102 Units were released at 18:11. 

At 20:20 Hours, Allegheny County Communications dispatched Aspinwall (Sta 102) and Blawnox (Sta 111) to an Automatic Fire Alarm activation at 260 Kappa Drive, OHara Township. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene, provided a brief size up and established command. 111 Engine was told to stage at a hydrant while 111 Truck was ordered to continue in. 102 Crews began an exterior 360 of the structure looking for issues while crews in front waited for the keyholder to arrive. Upon arrival of the keyholder, they checked and reset the system, but confirmed that power was out in the entire building, causing the alarm to activate. Satisfied that there was no issue at the address, command released all units at 20:39. 

At 22:36 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to 217 Rockingham Road in O Hara Township for a reported wires down. 102 units stood by on scene till released by command at 23:30 Hours. 

   


 
 
 

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