Station 102 Annual Swearing In Party

Saturday, January 17, 2015 19:00 ASPINWALL VOL. FIRE DEPT-STATION 1, PA--

At 19:00 Hours, Station 102 had its annual Swearing In Party for the new line officers and new members. Also in addition, the Yacono Family was invited and presented with the Firefighter of the Year Award and the Art Esser Award for Firefighter Vince "Vinny Pie" Yacono.  Also presented to the family was a card from the Fire Department, Vinny's Helmet and Vinny's Coat Jacket and Nomex Hood framed. Vinny was a great firefighter and is sorely missed. After the Swearing In Ceremony, members from several departments and from AVFD enjoyed a great meal provided by Mike's Front Porch on Commercial Ave. Members and others truly had a great night.



Station 102 responds to a Odor of Gas Inside in the First Due

Saturday, January 17, 2015 09:17 ASPINWALL, PA--

At 09:17 Hours, Station 102 was alerted via a direct call into Station 102 for a smell of gas inside a commercial building. Station 102 held the assignment to 102 only. Members responded to the scene by foot with several gas meters. 102 C-1 had command. 102 members checked out the building with the meters but got no readings but there was a odor of gas inside the building. 102 C-1 requested the gas company to the scene. 102 C-1 returned Company 102 back into service while he waited the gas company. Gas Company found a leak in the service line to the street. Scene was turned over to Gas Company and all units returned back into service at 10:13 Hours.



Station 102 responds to Multiple Vehicle Accident on Route 28

Sunday, January 11, 2015 17:43 ROUTE 28 SOUTH AND NORTHBOUND, PA--

At 17:43 Hours, Stations 102, 157, 111 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Northbound in O Hara Township for a Motor Vehicle Accident. Dispatch stated that call originally came in Harmar's district so 315 Rescue was already dispatched. County then advised units that two vehicles were on their roofs. Rescue 102 arrived and stopped at the first vehicle on its roof and 102 C-1 took 28 Command. Parkview EMS was already on scene taking care of the injuries. EMS advised 102 that two children were possibly unaccounted for. Crews from 111 and 102 used Thermal Imagers and handlights to check the area. 102 Chief then had 111 Engine 2 pull a handline off due to a smell of gasoline from the vehicle. 157 Rescue was advised to go and checked on the second vehicle which was 300 feet  away and also on its roof. Rescues 157 and 315 lighted up the highway at their scene while 102 and 111 lighted up the first vehicle. No children were found and it was confirmed by PD that they were safe. State Police arrived on scene and units remained till the investigation was complete. Once the vehicles were on the hook, 102 C-1 returned all units at 20:12 Hours.

Units On Scene:

102 Rescue, 102 Engine 1, 157 Rescue, 111 Engine 2, 111 Squads 2 and 3, 315 Rescue, 175 Rescue,



102 Rescue Responds to MVA with Rollover

Sunday, January 4, 2015 01:41 ROUTE 28 NORTHBOUND, PA--

At 01:41 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 149 and 260 were alerted to respond to Route 28 Northbound in Sharpsburg for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover. 265 Engine arrived on scene to find no entrapment but a large debris field on 28. 265 Engine held the assignment to 265 Engine, 102 Rescue and 149 Engine for scene protection and debris cleanup. 102 Engine 1 and 260 Rescue were canceled en route. 102 Rescue returned back into service at 02:53 Hours.



Ice Storm Brings Station 102 Multiple Runs

Saturday, January 3, 2015 06:48 ROUTE 28, WOODSHIRE DR, ASPINWALL, AND BLAWNOX, PA--

At around 5-6am ish Allegheny County began to receive freezing rain that caused roads to become very icy and at 6:48am, Stations 102 and 111 along with EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound just prior to the RIDC for a MVA with Unknown Status. Due to icy road conditions, fire units preceded with much caution. Upon arrival of 111 Engine 2, they reported entrapment of one person in the vehicle. Upon arrival of 102 Rescue, there was no entrapment. Patient was extricated by fire and EMS. 102 provided stabilization of the vehicle and assisted with clean up and traffic control. 102 Rescue cleared the scene at 08:17 Hours.

Then at 07:20 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and 157 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Woodshire Drive in O Hara for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries. 102 Engine 1 immediately responded with 4 members to the scene. 111 and 102 Rescue were unable to respond due to being on 28. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a two vehicle accident with one patient complaining of neck and back pain. While on scene, a third vehicle slammed into the scene due to icy road conditions. No injuries from that crash. 102 Engine 1 had 157 Rescue stage till no need for rescue was esstablished. There were no hazards and only moderate damage to one vehicle. O Hara DPW and PD arrived on scene. DPW salted the hill while scene was turned over to PD at 08:28 Hours.

Then at 07:49 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and EMS were dispatched to a reported third accident on Rt 28 Southbound near RIDC Exit. 102 Rescue and 111 Engine 2 responded. Crews found the accident to be the same accident as before and all units cleared at 08:17 Hours.

Then at 09:29 Hours, Stations 102, 111 and EMS were dispatched to a fourth MVA with Unknown Status in the same location as the previous calls on 28. Once again, it was determined the accident was one and the same as previous call. 102 units returned back into service at 09:39 Hours.

Then at 10:00 Hours, 102 QRS responded to a QRS Detail in the First Due.

Then at 14:52 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 217 were alerted to respond to the 100 block of Freeport Road in Blawnox for a reported gasoline all over the roadway. 102 units were canceled en route by 111. All units returned back into service at 15:00 Hours.

Then at 15:34 Hours, 102 QRS responded to a QRS Detail-E0 in the First Due.

Then at 23:09 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 265, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to the Ramps at the Route 28 North and South split heading into the City in Aspinwall for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. 157 C-2 arrived on scene and reported no entrapment just minor clean up so the assignment was scaled back to 102 and 265 units. 102 Rescue deployed lights, brooms and oil dry to mitigate the hazards and debris on the roadway. 102 Rescue crew also disconnected the vehicles battery. 102 Rescue and 102 Engine 1 took up blocking positions to protect the scene. 102 units cleared the scene at 23:42 Hours.



102 RIT Responds to Millvale for a Commercial Fire

Friday, January 2, 2015 23:55 MILLVALE, PA--

At 23:55 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team to the 200 block of Lincoln Ave in Millvale for a reported Commercial Building Fire. Upon arrival of 191 Assistant, he reported light smoke showing from the roof area. 102 RIT arrived on scene and told to send manpower up to the scene to stage as the RIT. 102 Rescue was canceled en route. Interior crew reported a small dumpster fire inside a garage that was quickly extinguished. Once the scene was deemed under control, 102 RIT was released at 00:24 Hours on 1/3/2015.

1st Alarm: 191, 239, 240, 259 149, 260, 247 Truck, 102 RIT



Quick Start to 2015 for The "Volunteers"

Thursday, January 1, 2015 00:17 Not long after the ball had dropped ushering in a brand New Year were the 102 "Volunteers" turned out for their first run of the year. At 00:17 on 1/1/2015t, Stations 102 and 265 (Sharpsburg) were alerted to respond to the 200 block of 8th street in the 265 Box for a brush fire. Soon after dispatch 102 Safety (Marsh) updated Allegheny County Communications that he had discovered a second small, unattended fire at 11th and North Canal in the same box. 102 was held in station by 265 Engine.  Both incidents were quickly under control and all units marked up ready at 00:27.

Best wishes for a safe 2015 to all of our fellow first responders!



2014 Review

Thursday, January 1, 2015  As of 23:59 on 12/31/2014, the "Volunteers" of the 102 House turned out for the following incidents:

Suppression and Rescue: 549

Medical Local (Quick Response Service): 35

Total runs: 584

Many thanks to the members who answered these alarms, especially our sisters and brothers from mutual aid companies.

The Officers and Members of Station 102 wish everyone a healthy, happy, and productive 2015!



Engine Assists 265 House with Trash Fire

Saturday, December 20, 2014 14:04 At 14:04 hours, a commercial assignment was struck for 265's box upon report of smoke from the rear of a structure. Upon arrival of 265 Chief and Assistant (Costanzo and Bagnato) smoke was found to be from an unattended trash fire up against a building in the rear of 2201 Main Street.

102 Engine stretched an 1 3/4" line and got water on the fire. Crews mopped up the incident and checked for extension to the adjacent structure and picked up ready at 14:30.



Vincent Yacono Memorial Decals Available

Saturday, December 20, 2014  ASPINWALL, PA;  Continuing our efforts to reach out to and assist the family of passed firefighter Vinny Pie Yacono, the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department has sponsored Memorial Decals in honor of our brother firefighter. We have them available in two sizes. 4" for your vehicle window and a 2" decal for your helmet. All the proceeds raised from these Memorial Decals will go to Vinny's family. You can get a 4" Memorial Decal for a donation of $10 each and the 2" Memorial Decal for a donation of $5 each.

 An enlarged picture of the Memorial Decal is attached to this entry along with a size comparison between the 4 inch and 2 inch decals.

 If you are interested in making a donation to receive one or more Vincent Yacono Memorial Decals, in either the 4 inch or 2 inch size, please contact FF J.C. Teyssier at (412) 932-4959 or LT. Rob French at (814) 553-9845.

 Once again, all the proceeds from the funds raised from these Memorial Decals will be sent on to Vinny's family.

 Thank you for your time and interest in this endeavor.



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