ARB @ Sandy Creek Rd – MVA W/ Injuries & Entrapment

Early Wednesday Morning, Rescue Companies 222 & 223 and Station 225 were  alerted for a motor vehicle accident, caller reporting one vehicle on its side, patient still inside. Police on scene reporting one still trapped. RQ-222 & EN-225 arrived on scene, crews started vehicle stabilization. EN-223-1 arrived on scene and assisted. Crews removed the front windshield to access the patient. The patient was removed safety from the vehicle and was handed over to EMS. Patient was transported to a local trauma center.  Crews returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 222 LT (Fitzhenry)

Units: EN-223-1, RQ-222, EN-225, PHPD, PH EMS, Medic 155


Firemen Appreciation Day

On Saturday, September 20th, The Rapp Funeral Home in Penn Hills held its Annual Penn Hills and Verona Firemen Appreciation Day. Volunteers and trucks from all the fire departments in Penn Hills and Verona came to the annual event, volunteers even provided a “man downed” situation for the visitors to see. People took bucket rides on Truck 7, while others climbed through apparatus and looked at the tools. We thank Bernadette from the funeral home for holding this event for us over the past year. Thank You!


7605 Saltsburg Rd – Trailer Fire

On Tuesday afternoon, Stations 226, 223, 227 were alerted for a trailer on fire in the parking lot of the Penn Hills Missionary Alliance Church. EN-226 arrived on scene and reported a trailer to a tar truck was on fire.  Units from 223 & 227 assisted extinguishing the fire.  No injuries were reported.

Command:  226 Chief (Turpin)
Units:  EN-226, ATK-226, EN-223-1, MP-223, TK-227, EN-227, PHFM


1509 Hunter Rd – Residential Structure Fire

On Thursday, shortly before 11:30pm.  Stations 224, 223, 222, 285, 227 were alerted for a residential structure fire.  221 Chief arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire in a detached garage and the main house.  227TK arrived on scene and units pulled two (2) attack lines.  227 Chief held all firefighting efforts to the exterior of the building.  Crews knocked down the bulk of the fire in the garage area.  223EN secured a water supply to 227TK.  224 Chief arrived on scene and assumed incident command.  222 laddered the building.  224, 223, 285 assisted with extinguishment.  No injuries were reported.  The Penn Hills Fire Marshal & the Allegheny County Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.

Command:  224 Chief (Robbins)
Units:  EN-223-1, EN-223-2, EN-227, TK-227, EN-224-1, SS-224, EN-222-1, RQ-222, EN-285-1, EN-285-2 PHPD, PHEMS, PHFM, ACFM

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1521 Universal Rd. Dwelling Fire

Early Thursday morning crews were dispatched to 1521 universal Road for a reported structure fire, PD onscne with a working fire. Crews went defensive and knocked the fire down. During operations 1 FF and a Medic were taken to near by hospital with minor injuries. The fire is said to be suspicious.

341 Golden Gate Dr – Residential Structure Fire

On Wednesday evening, Stations 224, 223, 222, 285 were alerted for a possible residential structure fire, caller reporting heavy smoking coming from rear of the structure. Additional calls coming in for the fire, it brought EN-227, EN-225, and TK-221. Chief 221 on scene, reporting working chimney fire. EN-223-1 arrived on scene, crews laddering the structure and extinguishing the chimney fire. EN-224 arrived on scene and crews assisted with savage. Crews checked for extension with none found. Crews returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 224 Chief

Units: EN-223-1, SV-223, EN-224, EN-227, RQ-222, Chief 221, Stations. 285, 225 & 221, PH PD, PH EMS

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7555 Saltsburg Rd – Brush Fire

On Monday evening, Stations 226, 223 & 227 were alerted for a possible dumpster on fire, with fire spreading to the hillside. Police on scene reporting dumpster fire with the hill involved. EN-226 arrived on scene and crews started to extinguish. EN & Mini 223 arrived and assisted. Fire out, all united returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 226 Chief (Turpin)

Units: EN-226, EN-223-1, Mini-223, Car-227, PHPD, PH EMS

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2700-Blk Reiter Rd – Residential Structure Fire

On Friday evening, Stations 226, 223 & 227 were alerted for a residential structure fire, caller reporting heavy smoke coming from a residence in the 2700-Blk of Reiter Rd. Police on scene, reporting heavy smoke showing. EN-223-2 arrived on scene, crews pulling an 1.5′ attack line, while the other crew secured a hydrant. Crews made entry to the front of the structure, finding fire in the living room. Fire out, TK-227 crew assisted with ventilation and overhaul. Fire out, overhaul complete, all crews returned in service as they picked up. No injuries were reported, Great job by all on scene. The ACFA is investigating.

Command: 223 Chief ( Capone)

Units: EN-223-1, EN-223-2, TK-227, EN-227-1, Attack-226, PH PD, PH EMS, ACFA

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6633 Saltsburg Rd – Commercial Structure Fire

On Friday, Stations 223, 226, 227 & 222 were alerted for a possible commercial structure fire, caller reporting the basement filling with smoke. Police on scene reporting heavy smoke in the basement. 223 Assistant arrived on scene, confirming smoke and reporting an electrical main that caught fire, causing a power outage to the building. The fire was put out by an extinguisher, requesting fire crews continue, needed for ventilation. Structure ventilated, crews returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 223 Asst. (D.Zacchia)

Units: EN-223, EN-226, EN-227, EN-222, PH PD, PH EMS


580-Blk Guylyn Dr – MVA W/ Fire

On Sunday evening, Stations 226, 227 & 223 were alerted for a two vehicle accident, reported vehicles on fire in the 580-Blk of Guylyn Dr. Police on scene, confirming one vehicle fully involved, second vehicle starting to catch. EN-226 arrived on scene, crews pulled 1 3/4′  hose-line and started fire attack. RQ-227 arrived and assisted. EN-223-1 arrived and stood by at the hydrant. Fire out, all units returned in service as they picked up.

Command: 227 Chief (Jeffcoat)

Units: EN-223-1, SV-223, EN-226, ATK-226, RQ-227, PHPD, PH EMS

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