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 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.


   


 

Monday Brings Station 102 a AFA and RIT call

Monday, October 20, 2014 06:27 BLAWNOX AND RESERVE, PA--


At 06:27 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 700 block of Center Ave in Blawnox for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 111 C-1 arrived on scene and reported a false alarm and returned all units. 102 units returned back into service at 06:32 Hours.


At 19:12 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team to the 100 block of Willowood Drive in Reserve Township for a Residential Structure Fire. Also alerted were: Stations 239, 240, 191, 259, 246, 247 and 251 RIT.  Police arrived on scene with a working fire. 102 RIT added 251 RIT for additional manpower.  Fire was quickly knocked down by first crews on scene. Once on scene, 102 RIT was returned back into service at 19:40 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to Vehicle Fire on Rt 28

Sunday, October 19, 2014 04:19 RT 28 NORTHBOUND, PA--


At 04:19 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and 265 were alerted to respond to Route 28 Northbound for a Vehicle Fire. 102 Engine arrived on scene and found no active fire but had a oil leak from the vehicle. 102 Engine held the assignment to 102 and 265. Crews threw oil dry down and waited for the tow. 102 units cleared the scene at 05:06 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 performs Public Service Detail

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:00 FOX HILL PRE-SCHOOL, FOX CHAPEL, PA--


At 10:00 Hours, 102 Engine 1, with LT 2 R. French, Master Firefighter Lou Curcio and Firefighter Warren Van Every, participated in a public service detail at the Fox Hill Pre School to show them a fire engine. 102 members showed the students the awesome fire truck and the fire gear we wear. A good time was had by all. 102 members finished the detail at 11:00 Hours.


Thanks to the Fox Hill Pre School for the Invitation.


     



 

Station 102 responds to Back to Back MVA's

Friday, October 17, 2014 07:49 ASPINWALL, PA--


At 07:49 Hours, Stations 102 and 157 were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound in Aspinwall for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. While en route, 102 Rescue was updated by County 911 that PD was on scene with a two vehicle accident with no injuries or entrapment and a very minor containment issue. 102 Rescue arrived on scene to find a two vehicle accident with one vehicle on top of the other one and confirmed no injuries or entrapment. 102 Rescue stabilized the vehicle and took care of the hazards while 102 Engine 1 and Squad 102 handled traffic control. Once PSP arrived, the tow company safely removed the two vehicles apart.  After seperating the two cars, County alerted Station 102 via radio of a second accident on Rt 28 above the ballpark. . PSP released all units to respond to the second accident at 08:51 Hours.


At 08:51 Hours, Station 102 responded from Rt 28 South to a reported second Motor Vehicle Accident at the Route 28 North and South Split Above the Aspinwall Ballpark in Aspinwall. 102 Rescue arrived on scene with a two vehicle accident rear end style collison. 140 EMS handled patient care while 102 provided traffic control till PSP cleared units at 09:37 Hours.


     



 

Station 102 responds to Multiple Calls

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 07:36 RT 28 SOUTHBOUND AND O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--


At 07:36 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 28 Southbound prior to RIDC Exit for a smoke investigation outside. After dispatch, the location was changed to the woods behind 200 block of Zeta Drive for a pole that was on fire. 111 Engine 2 and 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a pole smoking pretty good with fire showing from the top of the pole. Due to the threat of high tension lines falling onto Route 28, 102 Chief had 111 Engine 2 stand by on Route 28 North and had Rescue 102 stand by on Route 28 South in case Route 28 had to be closed. Eventually the pole snapped but no wires fell on 28 due to a second pole. Duquesne Light Co was notified and responded along with PA State Police. Once the scene was safe, 102 and 111 members knocked down the fire with water cans. Scene was then turned over to Duquense Light Company at 09:06 Hours.


Then at 13:06 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 1300 block of Freeport Road for a Commercial Fire Alarm. Prior to leaving station, alarm company called back with proper code. 102 units returned back into service at 13:09 Hours.


Then at 16:35 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to the intersection of Freeport Road and Fairview Ave for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. Police arrived on scene and reported no need for FD. 102 units returned back into service at 16:38 Hours.


Then at 21:53 Hours, Stations 102, 217, and 218 were alerted to respond to the 0 block of Freeport Road in O Hara for a Containment Detail for a vehicle leaking gas into a storm drain. 102 Rescue arrived on scene to find a small leak underneath the vehicle with some heading towards the storm drain. 102 C-1 held the assignment to 102 and 217. 102 and 217 units used oil dry to soak up the gas and dam the drain. Then 217 C-1 released all units at 22:13 Hours.





     



 

Station 102 keeps busy with four calls

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  RT 28 SOUTHBOUND, BLAWNOX, AND O HARA TWP, PA--


At 06:26 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries. Upon arrival of 111 Engine 2, 102 Rescue was canceled. Two minor injuries to be handled by 111 Engine 2. 102 Rescue was cleared and ready at 06:38 Hours.


Then at 10:21 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Freeport Road in Blawnox for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 111 Chief was on scene within seconds and reported a child pulled the alarm and canceled all units. 102 units returned back into service at 10:22 Hours.


Then at 12:07 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to the 1100 block of Freeport Road in O Hara Township for a Motor Vehicle Accident with a vehicle into a pillar. EMS and PD were on scene already. 157 LT 1 arrived on scene and held the assignment to 102 Rescue and 111 Engine 2 non emergency. EMS transported one patient to the hospital. 102 and 111 checked for hazards, cleaned up debris, and provided traffic control. Once vehicle was on the hook, all units returned back into service at 12:47 Hours.


Then at 13:24 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 1000 block of Delafield Road for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Engine 1 responded to take a report. 102 found alarm was set off by steam and all units returned back into service at 13:35 Hours.


     



 

Station 102 responds to Gas Odor Outside and a AFA

Monday, October 6, 2014 08:51 O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA-


At 08:51 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and 157 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Livingston Ave for a strong odor of gas and gasoline outside. 102 Engine 2's assisted 111 with investigating the smell with gas and co meter. There was a odor in the area but 102 Engine 2's crew got no readings. Gas Company was notified and responded. 102 units cleared the scene at 09:20 Hours.


Then at 12:35 Hours, Stations 102, 217, and 218 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Westchester Drive for a Automatic Fire Alarm. 102 Engine 2 responded to the scene and investigated. The cause for the alarm was a self cleaning oven. 102 units then cleared the scene at 12:54 Hours.


   


 

Station 102 responds to Dumpster Fire in the First Due

Sunday, October 5, 2014 22:39 ASPINWALL, PA--


At 22:39 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 265 were alerted to respond to the 0 block of Oakhurst Circle in Aspinwall for a Dumpster Fire. 102 Chief arrived on scene to find a well involved garbage dumpster on fire with exposures to another dumpster and the woods. 102 Chief advised 102 Engine 2 to come straight in and pull a trashline. 102 Engine 2 arrived on scene and the engine's crew pulled the trashline and begin putting out the fire. After about 45 seconds, water pressure was lost due to Engine 2 shutting down. After several attempts, the Engine would not pump. 102 Chief advised 265 Engine to pull a handline off and knock down the remaining fire and smoldering embers. Crews used hooks to stir up the garbage and put out the hot spots.Members managed to get the pump back up and running. 102 units cleared the scene at 23:18 Hours.


Command: 102 Chief


Units On Scene: 102 Engine 2, 102 Rescue, 265 Engine, 111 Engine


     



 
 
 

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