11680 Frankstown Rd – Commercial Structure Fire

On Sunday evening shortly before 11pm, Stations 227 & 225 were alerted for a commercial fire alarm activation at 11680 Frankstown Rd. AC911 received a call from a tenant that he was smoking in bed and caught the mattress on fire. The assignment was upgraded bringing St.222, 223, 196. 227TK arrived on scene with smoke showing. Initial crews deployed 350’ of attack line and were able to reach the fire apartment that was five (5) stories below grade. 227EN secured a water supply to 227TK. Crews from 227 & 225 were able to extinguish the fire. Crews from 222 & 223 assisted with ventilation and evacuation. No one was injured.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Operations: 227 Assistant (Davis)

Units: 227TK, 227EN, 227RQ, 225TK, 225SS, 223EN, 223EN2, 222EN, 196RQ, PHFM, PHEMS, PHPD

Stand By Companies: 224, 285

6659 Saltsburg Rd – Accident w/Entrapment

On Tuesday afternoon, Rescue Companies 223, 222, 227 were alerted for a 2 vehicle accident with entrapment. PHEMS arrived on scene and confirmed entrapment. 227RQ & 223EN arrived on scene. 223 began stabilizing the vehicle while 227 started to remove the drivers side door. 222 arrived and started fluid containment. Crews worked quickly to free the driver, after about 4mins the driver was free and in the care of PHEMS, and was transported to a local trauma center with non life threatening injuries. The roadway was closed for about 45mins.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)
Units: 227RQ, 227SS, 223EN, 222RQ, 222SS, PHEMS, M952, PHPD



Commercial structure fire: 250 Alcoma on the Green Apts

The North Bessemer VFD would like to give a huge thank you for the help today for the Commercial Structure Fire at 250 Alcoma Blvd (Alcoma on the Green) on the 4th Floor. We would like to thank; Penn Hills Stations 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 227, Verona 285, Unity 233, Oakmont 216, Monroeville 192, 195, 196 & Westmoreland Vent 112. Medical Units; Penn Hills EMS, Plum EMS, Murrysville Medic One. Penn Hills & Allegheny County Fire Marshall’s. The Salvation Army for assisting residents and all the utility companies. If we forgot you, Sorry! Thank you to every company, volunteer firefighter, standby companies, and civilians that helped us today. There were no firefighter injuries today!!

Busy Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, it was a busy day for all the volunteers all over Penn Hills. The North Bessemer VFD responded to a total of 6 calls throughout the day.

-Standby Detail While other Penn Hills companies were on a fatal structure fire

-Structure Fire – Joan Dr

-Residential Fire Alarm – Colonial Village Dr

-Structure Fire – Hershey Rd

-CO Alarm – No Illness – Cypress Hill

-Vehicle over a Hillside with Entrapment – Universal Rd

Thanks to all the volunteers who took time out of there Christmas day to respond to these calls.

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381 Whittier Dr – Residential Structure Fire

On Tuesday night, Companies 227, 222, 223, 226 & RIT-196 were alerted for a possible basement fire, caller reporting the basement is starting to fill with smoke. EMS on scene, reporting smoking showing, all occupants out of the structure.  227 Asst arrived on scene, requesting first engine in to take the plug and lay in. EN-227 arrived on scene, laying 500′ feet of 5′ inch and crews pulling a 1 3/4 hand line. Interior crews reporting broken water pipe, water hitting the breaker box. Crews from 223 & 222 secured the power, and starting pulling siding to expose the fire. RIT-196 set-up in the front of the structure. Fire out, overhaul and ventilation complete, all units returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 227 Asst (JP)

Units: EN-223-1, SV-223, EN-227, SV-227, EN-222, SV-222, EN-226, ATK-226, RQ-196, PHPD, PH EMS, DUQ LIGHT, 516FM1


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2899 Old William Penn Hwy – Commercial Structure Fire

On Monday Night, Stations 227, 222, 223 & 226 were alerted for a possible commercial structure fire, caller reporting the gas station starting to fill with smoke. Chief 227 on scene reporting light smoke showing, requesting RIT-196 to the scene. TK-227 arrived on scene, crews pulling 1 3/4 hand line, starting to pull neon signs off the “A” side of the structure. EN-223 & 222 arrived on scene and assisted interior crews with pulling ceilings. The fire was contained to the outside paneling of the structure, ventilation complete, all units returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: TK-227, EN-223-2, EN-222, EN-226, RQ-196, PHPD, PH EMS, 516FM1

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1915 Leechburg Rd – Vehicle Into A Pole

On Tuesday afternoon, Rescue Companies 223, 222, 227 were alerted for a vehicle into a structure with unknown injuries.  EN-223-1 arrived on scene and found one vehicle into a pole.  All other units were cancelled.  The roadway was closed down for about 3 hours.

Command: 223 Asst (D.Zacchia)

Units: EN-223-1, SV-223, RQ-227, RQ-222, PHPD, PH EMS, Duq Light


6300-Blk Saltsburg Rd – MVA W/ Rollover

On Black Friday Morning, Rescue Companies 222, 223 & 227 were alerted for a two vehicle accident, one vehicle on its side. Police on scene, reporting negative entrapment, one fire department unit for containment detail. Station 223 canceled all other units, and handled the spill. Service 223 contained the spill, vehicles were removed by tow, all units returned in service as they cleaned up.

Command: 223 Chief (Capone)

Units: SV-223, Mini-223, St.227, St.222, PHPD, PH EMS, Don Kuhn Towing

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Peoples Natural Gas Training

On Thursday November 13th , Crews from Penn Hills and Verona fire departments traveled out to Peoples Natural Gas training center to learn about controlling natural gas fires. Firefighters took turns using extinguishers and extinguishing the different types of fires. Huge thank you to 224 chief Jason, and Peoples for holding this class for us!!

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125 Dalecrest Rd – Physical Rescue

On Tuesday, Rescue companies 222, 223, 227 were alerted for a male that fell 40′-50′ from a tree stand. The male was discovered about 1 mile into the woods over a hillside. A crew from 227 & PHEMS proceeded over the hillside. Once at the patient, he was safely immobilized and the long walk up the hill began. Crew from 227, 222, 223 took turns carrying the stokes basket up the hill. Once the patient was out of the woods, he was transported to the waiting medical helicopter and flown to a local trauma center.

Command:  227 Chief (Jeffcoat)
Units:  227RQ, 222RQ, 222SQ, 223EN1, 223EN2, 223SQ, PHEMS, MD951/952, PHPD, Life Flight


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