Station 102 responds to two AFA's and a MVA

Thursday, August 18, 2016 00:57  ASPINWALL, PA--


At 00:57 Allegheny County Communications alerted 102 Rescue(Aspinwall) and 157 Rescue(Fox Chapel) for a reported  Motor Vehicle Accident in the area of 406 Center Avenue in the 102 Box(Borough of Aspinwall. 102 Chief(Marsico) marked out in the area with 2400 Cars(Aspinwall Police). 102 Chief Chief stated that Police had one vehicle with a traffic stop. However, no accident in or around the area. 102 Chief placed the assignment in service. 102 Rescue marked ready at 01:03 Hours.


At 09:37 Allegheny County Communications alerted 102 Engine (Aspinwall) and 111 Truck (Blawnox) for the Commercial Bells sounding at 1010 Delafield Road in O'Hara Township. 102 Engine took the Alpha Side of the structure and entered the structure, taking command with them. 102 Engine crew investigated with the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) finding nothing. VA Police reset the alarm and 102 Chief(Marsico) placed the Box in service. 102 Engine marked ready at 09:58. 

Then at 19:36 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 1010 Delafield Rd for a Commercial Fire Alarm sounding. 102 Chief responded to the scene.  Crews investigated and found nothing. 102 Chief confirmed a false alarm and returned all units at 20:05 Hours.

   


 

Station 102 responds to Hat Trick

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 17:57  O HARA TOWNSHIP, PA--

At 17:57 Hours, Allegheny County Communications dispatched Aspinwall (Sta 102), Blawnox (Sta 111) and Fox Chapel (Sta 157) to 230 Rockingham Road, in O Hara Township, for a report of a transformer explosion/on fire with possible wires down, as a result of a severe storm that moved through the area, behind that address. 111 Chief arrived on scene and began investigations confirming a high tension power line was down behind that address. It appeared to be un-energized. Rockingham Road command diverted 111 Truck to respond to Epsilon Drive in RIDC Park as that might have better access to the downed line. Duquesne Light was notified and 102 Units were released at 18:11. 

At 20:20 Hours, Allegheny County Communications dispatched Aspinwall (Sta 102) and Blawnox (Sta 111) to an Automatic Fire Alarm activation at 260 Kappa Drive, OHara Township. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene, provided a brief size up and established command. 111 Engine was told to stage at a hydrant while 111 Truck was ordered to continue in. 102 Crews began an exterior 360 of the structure looking for issues while crews in front waited for the keyholder to arrive. Upon arrival of the keyholder, they checked and reset the system, but confirmed that power was out in the entire building, causing the alarm to activate. Satisfied that there was no issue at the address, command released all units at 20:39. 

At 22:36 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to 217 Rockingham Road in O Hara Township for a reported wires down. 102 units stood by on scene till released by command at 23:30 Hours. 

   


 

Station 102 responds to Multiple Incidents

Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:25  SHARPSBURG AND HARMAR, PA--

At 10:25 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to 1900 blk of Middle Street in Sharpsburg for a CO Detector activation. 102 Engine 1 and 265 Engine 1 arrived on scene and began metering the structure for any Carbon Monoxide. It was discovered that a gasoline powered power washer was being used next to a basement window that created a CO condition inside. Crews from 102 metered the basement and got readings of 140 ppm before retreating outside. Electric PPV fans were setup to vent the residence. Crews also monitored the rest of the building with zero readings. After 25 minutes of venting the residence, the readings finally dropped to zero ppm. A third reading was taken to confirm the CO was vented. All readings read zero ppm. Crews then packed up their equipment and returned back into service at 10:59 Hours. 

At 10:38 Hours, while on scene of the CO Alarm, County dispatched Stations 102 and 265 to respond to the 1900 block of Main Street for an odor of natural gas inside a commercial building. 265 Engine 1 was released from the previous call with 102 Chief to respond to this scene.  265 Engine with 102 personnel investigated all four floors of the building with a high odor of gas coming from an apartment on the 3rd floor with no answer from the residence. The buildings owner and peoples gas were alerted to respond to the scene. 102 Engine 1 diverted to this scene after clearing the CO Alarm. 102 units were released at 11:15 Hours by command. 

At 14:47 Hours, Station 102 was added to assist Station 315 with a reported Motor Vehicle Accident with Fire and Entrapment on I 76 Westbound. 315 Rescue requested 102 Rescue respond and standby at the I76 Entrance. 315 Rescue arrived on scene and reported patient was out and vehicle is on fire. 315 Rescue then reported a good fire in the woods with multiple explosions. 111 Engine 1 and 315 Engine 2 were requested onto the Turnpike while 102 Rescue stood by in Harmar. 102 Rescue was returned back into service at 15:11 Hours.







   


 

Station 102 responds to a Transformer Fire

Saturday, August 13, 2016 15:05  RIDC PARK, PA--

At 15:05 Hours, Stations 102, 111, and 157 were alerted to respond to 620 Epsilon Drive in RIDC Park for a reported transformer fire. 102 Engine 1 was sent to investigate transformers near 609 and 615 Epsilon Drive and found no issues at those locations. Transformer was found at 342 Fox Chapel Road in Fox Chapel. Duquesne Light was requested to respond to that scene to investigate the transformer further. 102 Engine 1 returned back into service at 15:53 Hours. 







   


 

Station 102 responds to a Hat Trick

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:48  ASPINWALL AND O HARA, PA--

At 12:48 Hours, Stations 102, 265, and 217 were dspatched for a vehicle leaking gasoline in the 0 block of 1st Street in Aspinwall Borough. 102 Assistant Chief arrived on scene. assessed the situation and held the assignment to 102 units only. 102 Rescue responded and arrived. Reportedly, this vehicle as it was running and moving, was leaking gasoline. 102 Assistant informed 102 Rescue that when the vehicle is not running, the gasoline doesn't leak. On scene assessment reveals that any fluid hazard has since dissipated and there wasn't any need for further intervention. Aspinwall P.D. were on scene as well and they were coordinating AAA tow service, for the affected driver and owner of the vehicle. 102 Rescue stood by on scene till the vehicle was towed and returned back into service at 14:27 Hours.

Then at 17:23 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to RIDC Park at 180 Gamma Drive for a Commercial Fire Alarm. After dispatch, proper code was received. Fire alarm was set off by a smoker. 111 Engine confirmed. 102 units returned back into service at 17:30 Hours.

Then at 20:53 Hours, Stations 102, 217, 218, and 265 were alerted to respond to the 0 block of Kittanning Pike for a reported vehicle into a structure. Further update reported driver fled the scene. 102 was held in quarters. Scene was checked by 217 and 218 for any structural damage. None was found. 102 returned back into service at 20:59 Hours. 




   


 

Station 102 responds to Live Power Line Down

Friday, August 5, 2016 06:39 POWERS RUN RD/FREEPORT RD, PA--


 At 06:39 Hours, Stations 102, 111 (Blawnox VFC) and 157 (Fox Chapel) were alerted to respond to the intersection of Powers Run Road and Freeport Road for a report of wires down on the roadway. 111 Chief responded to the scene via personal vehicle. 111 Chief arrived on scene and confirmed wires down. 111 Engine 1 was diverted to a second call in Blawnox while 102 Engine 1 and 157 Engine and 157 Squad responded to Powers Run Rd. 102 Engine 1 shut down Powers Run Road completely while 157 units closed down Powers Run Road at Camberwell Drive. 102 Rescue arrived on scene and closed down the turning lane to Powers Run Road. Fire units handled traffic control till Duquesne Light arrived and handled the situation. 102 units returned back into service at 07:36 Hours. 




   


 

Station 102 Responds to Multiple Houses affected by Power Surge

Thursday, August 4, 2016 00:55  FOX CHAPEL, PA--

At 00:55 Hours, Stations 102,  157 and 172 were alerted to respond to 586 Squaw Run Road East in Fox Chapel for a Possible Dwelling Fire for a odor of smoke inside. 102 Engine 1 and Rescue 102 responded to the scene. Upon arrival of first 157 units, multiple houses were determined to be affected by a power surge that went through the area. 157, 102, and 172 checked multiple houses for any issues. Nothing major was found with the exception of blown fuse boxes. 102 units were released at 01:52 Hours. 




   


 

Station 102 Responds to a Possible Fire in the 102 Box and a AFA

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:55 ASPINWALL AND RIDC PARK, PA-

At 11:55 Hours, Companies 102, 111 (Blawnox), 265 (Sharpsburg), 157 (Fox Chapel), 191 (Millvale ) and 260 Rapid Intervention Team (Cherry City- RIT) were alerted to respond to 111 Delafield Road in Aspinwall for a reported kitchen fire inside a residential structure. 102 Chief (Marsico) and 102 Assistant Chief (Teyssier) responded in their personal vehicle to the scene. 102 Chief arrived on scene and established "Delafield Road Command" and reported no fire there and held the assignment to 102. 102 Engine 1 arrived on scene and stood by till released by the Chief. Cause was a kettle pot handle that melted onto the burner. Fire was out upon arrival of 102 Chief. 102 units returned back into service at 12:07 Hours. 

Command: 102 Chief

Units On scene: 102 Engine 1

Then at 15:53, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 106 Gamma Drive for a Commercial Fire Alarm. Fire units were canceled en route. False Alarm. 









   


 

Station 102 Responds to a Gas Odor Inside

Sunday, July 31, 2016 08:32  SHARPSBURG, PA--

At 08:32 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to the area outside behind 814 Main Street in Sharpsburg for a smell of natural gas outside. 102 Rescue and 265 Engine 2 arrived on scene and confirmed a odor of gas outside and determined to be coming from a vacant business beside the address. 102 and 265 crews forced entry into the building via a window due to negative results on reaching the building owner. Then crews forced entry into the basement to shut off the utilities. Crews investigated both floors with an odor of gas on both. The source was narrowed to two stove burners left on in the 2nd floor. Once the gas was shut off, crews ventilated both floors. Gas Company arrived on scene and scene was turned over to him. 102 Rescue returned back into service at 09:40 Hours. 




   


 

End of July Brings Station 102 Seven Calls

Saturday, July 30, 2016 01:13  ASPINWALL, PA--

At 01:13 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond to Route 28 North at Exit 6 for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Unknown Status. 102 was canceled in quarters.

At 04:29 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond as the RIT team to a reported building fire in the 800 block of Evergreen Ave in Millvale. 102 RIT was canceled in quarters.

At 06:02 Hours, Stations 102, 265, 149, 217, 111, 260 and 191 were alerted to respond to the 300 block of 23rd Street in Sharpsburg for a Commercial Fire Alarm. 102 Engine staged at the hydrant till released by command. 102 units returned back into service at 06:31 Hours. 

At 08:51 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to the Highland Park Bridge and Freeport Road for a Containment Detail. Good intent call.

At 09:18 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to Route 28 South at the Highland Park Bridge for a Motor Vehicle Accident. 102 Rescue assisted with traffic control till released to respond to the next call. 

At 09:31 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond to the Highland Park Bridge Ramp to Aspinwall for a Motor Vehicle Accident.  No fire department services needed. 

Finally at 19:58 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to the 1800 block of Main Street in Sharpsburg for Wires Down. Assisted 265 with traffic control due to a transformer explosion. 102 Engine was released at 20:35 Hours. 

   


 
 
 

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