Sunday, August 21, 2016 04:57
RIDC PARK AND SHALER TWP, PA--
At 04:57 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 (Blawnox VFC) were alerted to respond to 180 Gamma Drive in O Hara Township for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Chief (Marsico) responded to the scene via personal vehicle. Upon arrival, proper code was received and given by County. 102 Chief and 111 Truck began investigating due to the alarm system resounding several times. Nothing was found. 102 stood by in station till released by 102 Chief at 05:42 Hours.
At 17:03 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the Rapid Intervention Team to 1512 Clinton Road in Shaler for a reported propane tank explosion next to the residence. Also alerted on the assignment were: 264 (Undercliff VFD), 261 (Elfinwild VFD), 149 (Etna VFD), 262 Truck (Shaler Villa), 259 Rescue (Bauerstown VFD), and 325 Fire Police. 264 Officer arrived on scene and reported a propane tank on fire and the first engine in to grab the hydrant. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene on Glenshaw Ave and staged at the apparatus till released by command. 102 Engine 1 returned back into service at 17:22 Hours.