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.





   


 

Devils Night brings Station 102 a RIT call

Thursday, October 30, 2014 22:51 SHALER TOWNSHIP, PA--


At 22:51 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT), along with Stations 264, 149, 262, 261, 325 FP, to the 200 block of East Pennview St in Shaler Twp for a smell of natural gas inside the building. 102 RIT staged at the McDonald's on Rt 8. Once confirmed no readings or smell of gas was found, 102 RIT was released at 23:15 by 264 C-1.





   


 

Station 102 responds to MVA and a Public Assist

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 07:53 O HARA AND ASPINWALL, PA--


At 07:53 Hours, Station 102 was alerted along with Stations 111 and 157 to respond to 611 Field Club Rd in O Hara for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover and Entrapment.  PD confirmed one still in the vehicle. 157 arrived on scene and canceled all other units due to patient being extricated. 102 units returned into service at 08:02 Hours.


Then at 23:24 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond to Guyasuta Lane in Aspinwall to Assist PD. 102 was held in station per PD and 102 C-1. Units were then returned into service at 23:31 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to Brush Fire and AFA

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:53 BLAWNOX, PA--


At 11:53 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the intersection of Maple Way and North Ave in Blawnox  for a reported brush fire. 102 Engine 1 was canceled en route by 111 Engine 2. 102 units returned back into service at 11:57 Hours.


Then at 12:31 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 701 Center Ave in Blawnox for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Engine 1 was canceled en route by 111 Engine 2. False alarm. 102 units returned back into service at 12:34 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to Possible Church Fire

Monday, October 27, 2014 19:16 SHARPSBURG, PA--


At 19:16 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 111, 217, 260, and 191 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of 9th Street in Sharpsburg for a Possible Church Fire. Caller stated they smelled smoke around the church. Upon arrival of 265 Truck, the odor was  outside the building. 265 C-1 then placed units en route on non emergency. The odor quickly disappeared and 265 C-1 released all units at 19:29 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to AFA at the Sharpsburg High Rise

Sunday, October 26, 2014 08:16 SHARPSBURG, PA--


At 08:16 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 149, 260 Truck, 191 Truck and 217 were alerted to respond to the 600 block of Main Street at the Sharpsburg High Rise for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 265 Lt arrived on scene with nothing showing and no alarms sounding. 265 C-2 held the assignment to 102 Engine and 265 Truck to investigate. Upon investigation, it was determined workers set off the alarm system. 102 Engine 1 returned back into service at 08:22 Hours.


   


 

Company 102 holds 2nd Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, October 26, 2014 08:00 ASPINWALL, PA--



From 08:00 to 11:00 Hours on October 26th, 2014, Station 102 held its second Pancake Breakfast down at Fire Station # 1 on First Street. Station 102 members divided between the breakfast and the weekly flea market. The Breakfast was a huge success with a good turnout from our residents and fellow firefighters. Special Thanks goes out to Stations 191 (Millvale Vol. Fire Dept), 149 ( Etna Vol. Fire Dept) and Station 160 EMS (Seneca EMS) for their support and coming down to enjoy a good meal. Thanks you guys! Thanks also goes out to Fr. Jim Torquato, who announced our breakfast in the St. Scholastica's services and bulletins, and Jan Pakler for taking pictures. Thanks to all those who showed up. Thank you for supporting your local fire department. 





     
102 "photobombs" 191 Rescue Engine

102 "photobombs" 191 Rescue Engine



 

Warm Weather Brings Station 102 a MVA and AFA

Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:52 ASPINWALL, PA--


At 13:52 Hours, Stations 102, 217, 218 and 157 were alerted to respond to the O block of Freeport Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries. 102 Rescue arrived on scene of a two vehicle rear end style MVA with injuries and containment. Assignment was held to 102 and 217. 102 units cleared the scene at 14:14 Hours.


Then at 16:44 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and 265 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Lexington Ave in Aspinwall for a Residential Fire Alarm. 102 Chief and Aspinwall PD arrived on scene and confirmed bad cook with proper code received. 102 units returned back into service at 16:49 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to Commercial Structure Fire

Friday, October 24, 2014 22:46 O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--


At 22:46 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 1300 block of Freeport Road in O Hara Township for a Commercial Fire Alarm going off. While units were en route, County called 102 Engine 1 to advise of smoke inside the building and that the alarm was being upgraded to a first alarm commercial buidling fire assignment. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene with 102 C-1 establishing command and nothing showing from three sides of a one story restaurant. 102 Engine 1s crew pulled a dry line off the engine and 102 C-1 was advised of a fire on the side of the building on side Bravo. 102 Engine 1 charged the hand line and 102 Engine 1 quickly extinguished the small mulch fire. 111 Engine 2 stood by the hydrant and sent a second crew into the womans bathroom which had a smoke conditon. 111 used handtools and a TIC to check for extension while 157 units ventilated the room. To make sure fire was completely out, 102 Engine 1 used two water cans and tank water to flood the area of the fire. Once scene was deemed under control, all 102 units cleared the scene at 23:47 Hours.


     



 

Station 102 responds to Early Morning MVA

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 07:21 ROUTE 28 SOUTHBOUND, PA--


At 07:21 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound between Harmar and RIDC exits for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. 102 Rescue was canceled en route by 111 Engine 2. 111 to handle. 102 units returned back into service at 07:33 Hours.


   


 
 
 

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