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.





   


 

Windy Day Brings Station 102 Multiple Calls

Monday, November 24, 2014 14:19 SHARPSBURG, ASPINWALL, AND O HARA, PA--


At 14:19 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of 19th Street in Sharpsburg for Wires Arcing. Fire units arrived on scene and determined the lines to be cable not power and requested Duquesne Light and Verizon to be notified. 102 units cleared the scene at 14:27 Hours.


Then at 15:07 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were once again alerted to respond to the 200 block of 19th Street for Hot Wires Down and Arcing. Same as the last call. There was no hazards. 102 units cleared the scene at 15:19 Hours.


Then at 15:19 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to 200 North Main Street for Wires Down and Arcing. Service line to the residence was down over the street. 265 waited for Duquesne Light Co. 102 units returned back into service at 15:27 Hours.


Then at 15:33 Hours, Station 102 had a still alarm for a report of a roof coming off a buisness a few buildings down from the fire station. 102 Engine 2 and members checked the scene and found debris on the ground from a neighbors roof. 102 units cleared the scene at 16:15 Hours.


 Then at 19:17 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Kappa Drive in RIDC Park for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 111 units investigated the building while Engine 2 stood by the hydrant on Kappa Drive. No problem found. 102 units cleared the scene at 19:42 Hours.


   


 

Vehicle Leaking Fuel Brings Call 500

Sunday, November 23, 2014 08:39 At 0839 hours Rescue Company 102 was alerted to respond to Middle Street in the 265 Box (Sharpsburg) for the vehicle leaking fuel. This alarm brings the total for 2014 to 500 for Station 102. Station 102 would like to thank all the members who have turned out this year for these alarms, giving of their time, energy, and enthusiasm to assist those whom we are called to protect.

   


 

Black Ice Turns Out the Volunteers

Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:05 Around 11:00 Hours,  Allegheny County was blanketed in a sudden sheet of black ice caused by falling rain and dropping temperatures. Soon after the weather conditions began to decline, Station 102 was put on its first assignment of the day which would prove to be a busy one. At 1105 hours the Rescue Company was turned out to Route 28 South at the Etna overpass for a seven car vehicle accident. 102 was assisted by Station 265 (Sharpsburg) and 149 (Etna) along with EMS resources. At 1117 hours the Squad Company and multiple members responding from home handled a two vehicle accident in the 102 Box at the intersection of First Street and Center Avenue. 102 personnel were assisted by Station 157 (Fox Chapel) and EMS from multiple agencies. Not long after at 1208 hours the Rescue and Squad Companies were turned out again for a high mechanism incident involving vehicle rollover on Squaw Run Road in the 157 Box. During the brief but powerful freak-weather incident, Fire, EMS, and Police resources were taxed all across Allegheny County. Our thoughts and prayers to those firefighters involved in accidents from Station 190 (McKeesport) and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and Bureau of Paramedic Rescue.

     



 

Station 102 responds to Double Entrapment

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 06:41 ETNA, Pa--


At approximately 06:41 am, Stations 102, 149, 265 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Upon arrival of 149 Chief, he confirmed a total of 4 patients with one person with minor entrapment and another person with major entrapment. 102 Rescue arrived on scene and began stabilization and pulled out the E-draulics. 149 and 102 members used 102's E-draulic spreader and 149 tools to cut out the back hatch and back seat. Patient was extricated and placed in the care of EMS. Then 102 Rescue's crew assisted in clean up of the scene. 102 Rescue was released from the scene at 07:52 Hours.


   


 

Rescue 102 responds to Multi-Vehicle Crash

Thursday, November 13, 2014 07:02 ROUTE 28 NORTHBOUND, PA--


At 07:02 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound just past the RIDC Exit for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries and that multiple vehicles were involved. Rescue 102 and 111 Engine arrived on scene to find a 5 vehicle accident rear end style type collision. 102 Chief had command. 102 Rescue began to place oil dry on the road due to oil and transmission fluids spread all over 28 South. 111 Engine and Squad handled  traffic control. PSP was notified and responded. Crews cleared the highway of debris and oil dry and all units cleared the scene at 07:50 Hours.


     



 

Rescue 102 responds to MVA With Injuries

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:01 ETNA, PA--


At 10:01 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 149 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound prior to the Etna Exit for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries. The location was then given to be at the split to the exit. Fire units arrived on scene to find a pickup truck into the back of a PENNDOT truck. There was a minor containment and debris issue which was handled by 265 with oil dry from 102 Rescue. 102 units cleared the scene at 10:21 Hours.





     



 

Station 102 responds to Gas Leak Inside A Structure

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 07:45 RIDC PARK, PA--


At 07:45 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 157, 217, 218, 265 and 260 RIT were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Beta Drive for a reported smell of natural gas inside the commercial structure. 111 C-1 arrived on scene and confirmed an odor of natural gas inside the building. He then held the assignment to 111, 102 and 265 Truck and canceled the rest of the assignment. 102 and 265 responded non emergency. Upon arrival, 102 Engine 2 's crew assisted in metering the building with no readings and assist in venting the building. Peoples Gas Co was notified and responded. Gas Company then terminated gas to the building. 111 C-1 then released all units at 08:24 Hours.





   


 

Station 102 responds to Multiple Calls

Saturday, November 8, 2014 04:00 MILLVALE, O HARA AND BLAWNOX, PA--


At 05:00 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team to a reported Dwelling Fire in the 100 block of Clara Street in Millvale. Also alerted on the assignment was: 191, 239, 149, 259, 260 Truck, 297 Truck, and 240. 191 arrived on scene and reported nothing showing from the exterior. Once inside, the interior crew reported there was smoke in the house and were investigating. 102 RIT arrived on scene and staged on a side street then the Engine crew loaded up the RIT equipment and staged halfway up the hill. After a few minutes, the interior crews narrowed the source down to a bad motor. 102 RIT was placed available at 05:39 Hours.


Then at 11:58 Hours, Stations 102, 217 and 218 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Fahnestock in O Hara for a Automatic Fire Alarm. 102 C-1 arrived on scene and directed 102 Engine to stage at the road due to a narrow driveway. 102 Engine1 s crew checked the residence and determined alarm was set off due to cooking. 102 units cleared the scene at 12:10 Hours.


Then at 12:14 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of Freeport in Blawnox for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Engine 1 pulled up to side Charlie and stood by its own hydrant. 102 Engine 1 then sent a crew in to check the 2nd floor while 111 Engine checked the 1st floor. Nothing was found. All units cleared at 12:30 Hours.


   


 

Rescue Co 102 responds to Two MVA's

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 07:00 O HARA TWP AND SHARPSBURG, PA--


At 07:00 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to the intersection of Coral Drive and Powers Run Rd for a Motor Vehicle Accident involving a pedestrian. 102 Rescue was placed back into service upon arriving on scene. 111 Engine 2 handled with EMS. 102 Rescue was back in service at 07:10 Hours.


Then at 17:41 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 149 and EMS were alerted to respond to Rt 28 Northbound at the Highland Park Bridge on Ramp for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries. 102 Rescue canceled en route by 265 Engine. Non reportable accident. 102 units returned back into service at 17:53 Hours.


   


 
 
 

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