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.



Station 102 responds to MVA on 28 South

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 23:14 ROUTE 28 SOUTHBOUND, PA- At 11:14pm, Stations 102, 157 And EMS were dispatched to 28 Southbound prior to the Highland Park Bridge in Aspinwall for a Motor Vehicle Accident with unknown status. Assignment was held to 102 Squad and 102 Rescue to investigate. 102 units arrived on scene to find a two vehicle accident with moderate to severe damage to one vehicle and fluids all over the road. 102 units provided traffic control and containment till vehicles were towed. 102 units cleared the scene after 12:00 am this morning.



Aspinwall VFD holds its first ever Fire Explorer Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:00 ASPINWALL, PA-- At 09:00 Hours, Station 102 held its first ever Fire Explorer Day at the Aspinwall Ballpark on Field Ave. There were numerous stations for the kids. One station was a fire extinguisher simulation. Another was the Aspinwall VFD's K-9 Gage with FF Barb Double. A third station was a first aid station runned by Foxwall EMS. The fourth station was the Allegheny County Mobile Training unit. A fifth station was the new Aspinwall VFD Fire Safety trailer. Then the last station was how to hit a hydrant and use a hand line off 102 Engine 1. Then the kids, parents and firefighters had a lunch provided by the Aspinwall VFD. Then the entire group watched as firefighters from the Aspinwall VFD provided a drill of how we extricate people from cars using tools from 102 Rescue. At the end of the extrication scenario, 102 units were dispatched to a possible fire. After a good day, the Fire Explorers returned home around 13:30 Hours.



Station 102 responds to MVA in the First Due

Monday, August 11, 2014 18:34 ASPINWALL, PA-

On August 11th, 2014 at 18:34 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond to the 100 block of Freeport Road in Aspinwall for Motor Vehicle Accident with containment. 102 units used oil dry to contain leaking fluids from two vehicles while other units provided traffic control. There was no injuries. 102 units cleared the scene at 19:09 Hours.



Station 102 participates in National Night Out in Aspinwall

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 18:00 ASPINWALL, PA-

Tonight at around 18:00 Hours, Station 102, along with the Blawnox VFD-Station 111, Foxwall EMS, Allegheny County Emergency Services, Allegheny County Hazmat Team 420, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the American Red Cross, Lifelight, Salvation Army, Aspinwall VFD's K-9 Gage/ FF Barb Double, and the Aspinwall Police Department, all participated in the National Nigh Out at the Aspinwall Ballfield in Aspinwall. In addition to the K9 Gage, Station 102 also provided the first public showing of the Aspinwall VFD's new Fire Safety Trailer and provided fire prevention materials to kids and their parents. 102 Engine 1 also provided a charged handline for protection for the taking off and landing of Lifelight.



Station 102 responds to MVA with Possible Entrapment

Sunday, July 27, 2014 20:37 O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA-

At 20:37 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to the intersection of Freeport Road and Powers Run Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Reported Entrapment. While units were en route to the scene, units were advised of no entrapment but there was 5-6 injuries and containment was needed. One patient was transported by 180 EMS. 102 and 111 handled traffic control, debris removal, and containment of leaking fluids. Once vehicles were on the hook, 102 units cleared the scene at 21:43 Hours.

102 Units On Scene: 102 Engine 1, 102 Rescue, 102 Squad



Aspinwall VFD's Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 19, 2014 13:00 ASPINWALL, PA--

Aspinwall VFD held its annual Fire Department Picnic on Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 1pm till 9pm. Members and their families enjoyed a relaxing day with food, drinks and games including the annual horseshoe tournament. Engine 102-1 and Rescue 102 were staffed during the picnic with a crew. Members and their families had a fun time and longtime Firefighter Bill May was given a award for his years of service to the Aspinwall VFD.  We even had a small fire to warm everyone up from the passing rain showers.



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 



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