Aspinwall VFD Live-In Program

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.



Special Service Assignment Sends Engine to 239 Box for RIT

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 05:24 At 05:24 hours, the Engine was alerted to respond as the first due special service unit for a Rapid Intervention detail in the 239 Box(Reserve Township). The Company responded with nine men and went to work completing a size-up of the structure along with throwing ladders to assist in the event of a rapid escape. The Company stood by in staging for a little over one hour and marked up ready at 06:25 hours. Other companies on the box: 239 Engine, 240 Engine, 191 Engine, 260 Truck and Rescue, and 247 Truck.



Alarm Bells Upgraded to Full Response

Sunday, July 13, 2014 19:05 At 18:55 hours, the Engine Company was alerted along with 111 Truck to respond for alarm bells in the RIDC Park, O'Hara Township but were quickly turned away by building maintenance declaring false activation. Then at 19:05 hours, units were re-alerted, this time declaring a working oven fire. A full box was struck which brought 111 Truck, 265 Truck, 217 Engine, 218 Engine, 157 Engines 1 and 2, and 260 RIT. The Engine Company was the first due engine on the assignment. and quickly established a water source and laid out 800' of 5" supply to side Alpha of the structure. Crews were then sent in with inch and 3/4 attack line and quickly extinguished the fire. Crews were then re-purposed to evacuate the heavy smoke created by the incident. Westmoreland City (Sta.3-Westmoreland County) was called in to assist with the ventilation efforts. The Engine Company operated for just over three hours and marked up ready at 22:07.



Aspinwall Police offer residents opportunity to participate in Premise Alert Request Program

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   ASPINWALL, PA: The Aspinwall Police Department in conjunction with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh are offering residents of the borough the opportunity to participate in the Premise Alert Request Program.

Preparing for emergencies makes sense for people with disabilities and special needs and this information will assist local emergency responders in the event an incident or natural disaster impacts the community.

The Kit contains two (2) Vehicle stickers for Special Needs persons, one (1) sticker for your residence and a packet of additional information specially arranged for persons with disabilities, special needs and their families.

For more information call the Aspinwall Police Department at (412) 781-3568 



Engine and Rescue Handle First Due Vehicle Crash

Friday, May 30, 2014  At 00:22 the Rescue and Engine Companies were alerted for the vehicle crash at the intersection of Western Avenue and Freeport Road in the 1st Due.  Chief 102(Marsico) arrived on scene to find one vehicle head on into a pole with heavy front end damage.  One patient was self extricated with extensive injuries.  The Rescue Company assisted the Medic Unit with patient packaging and loading into the Medic Unit.  The Engine and Rescue Company then cleaned up the scene and provided P.D. with lighting.  The Chief then turned entire scene over to A.P.D.  Chief 102 marked the companies ready at 01:58.



Medic Local 102 Box

Thursday, May 15, 2014  At 13:09 102 Rescue was alerted for the Medic Local in the 200 block of Freeport Road. The 102 Rescue crew assisted Medic 142(FoxWall) with extricating a patient from a vehicle. Patient care was handled by Medic 142. 102 Rescue marked up Ready at 13:18.



Engine 102-2 and 111 Truck Handle Elevator Rescue In The 219 Box

Thursday, May 15, 2014  At 00:27 alarm bells sounded sending Engine 102-2 and 111 Truck to the 100 Block of Gamma Drive for a woman trapped in an elevator. Female had freed herself on arrival. Lieutenant 111-2(Witas) returned the assignment. Engine 102-2 was ready at 00:41.



Early Morning AFA for The Volunteers

Thursday, May 15, 2014  At 02:15 the Engine 102-2 was alerted for the Automatic Commercial Fire Alarm in the 1000 Block of Delafield Road in the 219 Box. Engine 102-2 arrived on scene with nothing showing from Side Alpha Chief 102 (Marsico) took the command inside with the crew. Engine 102-2 crew searched the entire building with the TIC. All searches were unfounded. All units marked up ready at 02:49. (Other apparatus on scene Rescue 102, Engine 111-2(Blawnox.)



Busy Day for the 102 Volunteers

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  Company 102 had a busy Tuesday with six fire and one medical responses. The Rescue Company was busied with a vehicle into a structure in the 265 box followed soon after by a call for First Responders back in the 102. Later in the day, members were alerted for a Rapid Intervention detail in 260's first due, with alarm bells not long after in the RIDC Park. As the day progressed, the Rescue Company was turned out for a reported multi-vehicle accident on State Route 28 and closed out their efforts with another request for Rapid Intervention inside the 149 Box.



Engine 102 Takes in Vehicle Fire on Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 5, 2014 15:32 At 15:32 hours on 5-5-14 the Engine Company was alerted to respond to the north bound lanes of Route 28 for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival of Engine 102-2, Chief Marsico took command with a fire contained to the engine compartment. Crews from 102-2 led by Second Lieutenant French and Sharpsburg (Company 265) stretched two 1 1/2" trash lines to suppress the flames. Vehicle involved posed a hazard as it was a medical supply van carrying breathing oxygen. Chief Marsico quickly confirmed that a  fellow fire officer (Chief 315), who was off-duty and passing the scene, removed the oxygen canisters and mitigated the hazard for fellow responders. Engine Companies 102 and 265 stood by on scene until released by Pennsylvania State Police. All units marked up ready at 16:26 hours.



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