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. 

   


 

Another Day Brings Station 102 a Hat Trick

Thursday, July 28, 2016 13:31   O HARA, SHARPSBURG AND ASPINWALL, PA--

At 13:31 Hours, Stations 102, 111, 217 and 218 were alerted to respond to the 600 block of Arbor Court in O Hara Twp for a CO Alarm. 102 Engine 1 arrived and determined the alarm to be malfunctioning and all units returned back into service at 13:40 Hours.

At 16:14 Hours, Stations 102 and 265 were alerted to respond to the 200 block of 21st Street in Sharpsburg for a containment detail. 102 Rescue assisted 265 with placing oil dry and pads around a transformer leaking oil. 102 Rescue returned back into service at 16:50 Hours. 

At 17:04 Hours, Station 102 was alerted to respond to the 200 block of Western Ave in Aspinwall for a Water Condition Inside a building. 102 units investigated the building and found nothing that the fire department could do with the exception of shutting off the water service and advising residence to contact a plumper and keep the power shut off. 102 units returned back into service at 

   


 

Station 102 responds to a Hat Trick

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 04:44  BLAWNOX AND FOX CHAPEL, PA--

At 04:44 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 3rd St and Center Ave in Blawnox for wires down. 102 was canceled in station.

At 20:58 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to 700 Center Ave in Blawnox for a smell of natural gas. Determined to be false.  

At 22:27 Hours, Stations 102, 157, and 172 were alerted to respond to 400 block of Fox Chapel Road for a Commercial Structure Fire.  102 assisted 157 with investigation, ventilation and utility control.  Fire was out upon arrival of fire units. 102 units cleared the scene at 23:46 Hours. 


   


 

Station 102 responds to Working Vehicle Fire on Route 28

Monday, July 25, 2016 13:01  ROUTE 28 SOUTHBOUND, PA--

At 13:01 Hours, Stations 102 and 111 were alerted to respond to Route 28 Southbound for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival of fire units, the vehicle was almost totally engulfed in flames. 102 Engine 1 and 111 Engine pulled handlines off and knocked down the fire. 102 Rescue provided manpower and traffic control. 102 units cleared the scene at 13:46 Hours.

Units on scene: 102 Engine 1, 102 Rescue, 111 Engine

     



 
 
 

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