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.





   


 

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 1100 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.

   


 

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.


   


 

Station 102 responds to two MVA's with Rollover

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 08:37 SHARPSBURG, AND ETNA, PA--

At 08:37 Hours, Stations 102, 157 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover. Due to conflicting locations, 102 Rescue checked 28 North and South from Aspinwall to Fox Chapel Rd Exit with nothing found. 102 C-1 requested 102 Engine 1 to check 28 South to the Etna Exit . As 102 Engine 1 was responding, the Engine crew noticed the accident was actually in the Northbound lanes between Etna and Sharpsburg. 265 was added to the assignment due to it being in their area. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a one vehicle accident with rollover and the vehicle was on all four wheels. EMS transported the driver to the hospital as a precaution. 102 and 265 units handled traffic control and debris removal. Once the vehicle was on the hook, all fire units returned back into service at 09:52 Hours.


At 14:42 Hours, Stations 102, 149, 260, 265 and EMS were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound in Sharpsburg for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover. When units were en route, PD advised one person was trapped but they had good access and had two total patients. 149 Rescue arrived on scene and confirmed the report given by police and requested EMS to expedite. Upon arrival of 102 Rescue, 149 had extricated the patient and was loading into a ambulance. 102 Rescue's crew assisted in patient care of a second vehicle's occupant. 102 Rescue cleared the scene at 15:01 Hours.








     



 

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.





   


 
 
 

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