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Nov
21
2014

Multiple Structures In Wilmerding

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Just after 0200 hours this morning Truck 4 was alerted to Wilmerding for multiple dwellings on fire. Both residences were on a hillside and set back off the road approximately 50 feet. Chief 306 arrived on scene with one structure at 100% involvement, already collapsing in on itself and another structure at 50% involvement. T4 was assigned to position on the A side between the two structures and set up for aerial master stream operations. The interior crew went to structure #2 and began opening up for the engine company. Within minutes Command made the second dwelling an exterior operation as well and crews were in for a long, cold night.

Units: E306-1, E306-2, E283, E229, E230, T4, T283, R135, E161

Command: C306 (Hartzell)

Nov
20
2014

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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Tonight Members of Fire Co. No. 4 gathered for the annual Thanksgiving feast held at the station. This year we had a lot to be thankful for; none of our Members were seriously injured at any incidents, our building project was finally finished, and our new pumper will soon be on the production line. Everyone at Fire Co. No. 4 wishes you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Nov
19
2014

Kitchen Fire

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This afternoon, just before 4:30pm, Companies were dispatched into the 6th district for a reported dwelling fire. Station 6 personnel arrived on scene reporting a working kitchen fire. Truck 4 arrived on scene as the Rapid Intervention Team just as E61 was extinguishing the fire. The assignment was held to E61 and T5 for ventilation.

 

Units: E61, T5, Q1, T4

Command: C61 (Ramsey)

Nov
19
2014

Agency Assist

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Just as Rescue 4 cleared from the fire they were requested, along with Medic 47, onto the PA Turnpike for a motor vehicle collision but were soon cancelled by High Spire when another EMS agency arrived and reported minor injuries to one occupant. While enroute back to the fire house from this call Truck 4 was dispatched to Wilmerding to assist with an unknown odor inside a commercial building. With T4 on a delayed response as they cleared from the fire, Lieutenant 306 requested Rescue 4 to respond as well. Company 4 units assisted Company 306 with investigating a two story commercial building with metering equipment and lighting. Odor was attributed to a build-up of sewer gasses. 

Nov
19
2014

Building Fire

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Just before 11:00pm Tuesday night Companies were dispatched to the 1900 block of Eagle Ridge Drive in the 6th district, for a report of fire coming from the roof. Truck 4 responded with 6 as the second due Truck Company and was assigned to place exterior ladders and secure utilities. T4 then placed the power ladder to the roof for the secondary egress for the roof team. Rescue 4 also responded with 6 as the Rapid Intervention Team and staged personnel on Side A of the building. Once T4 crew placed all ground ladders, they deployed a handline from Engine 51 for extinguishment of the fire which was located above the 3rd division ceiling. Fire was under control in less then an hour.

 

Units: E61, E51, E12, Q1, T5, T4, M69

Command: C50 (Harvey)

Nov
17
2014

Smoke In The Building

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Shortly after 1 AM, Monroeville Police units were on scene of a vehicle crash with no injuries, with a pole and wires down on Route 22 in the first district. Officers noticed smoke coming from the business adjacent to the crash and requested the fire department. Stations 1, 6, 5, Truck 4, RIT 4, and Command 32 were dispatched for the possible structure fire. C-14 (Captain Sonafelt) arrived on scene and established command confirming a smoke condition in the store. Quint 1 arrived and stretched a 2″ attack line into the store. It was discovered that the wires down sent a surge through the business and burned electrical equipment inside. The power was isolated and units confirmed there was no extension. The business was ventilated and fire units cleared the scene within the hour.

Nov
8
2014

Smoke In The Residence

A couple of hours after the chimney fire Companies were alerted to the 200 block of Shackelford Drive for a possible residential structure fire with smoke in the kitchen of a single family dwelling in the 5th district. E42 arrived as the second due Engine Company and staged at a hydrant as E51 investigated. The source of the smoke was determined to be a large electrical appliance in the kitchen of the home.  Units were quickly placed back in service.

Nov
8
2014

Chimney Fire

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At approximately 8:30pm this evening Companies were alerted for a reported chimney fire in the 1200 block of Northwestern Drive in the 4th district. Chief 135 was on scene reporting a working fire in the flue of the chimney with a moderate smoke condition in the residence. E42 arrived and deployed a 1 3/4 inch hand line to the interior while E51 laddered the roof and deployed “chimney chains” which were effective in removing the burning residue from the flue. Interior crews extinguished and removed the burning material and checked for extension. House was ventilated naturally and crews returned to service within a short while.

Units: E42, E51, Q1

Command: C40 (Feyes)

Nov
4
2014

Smoke in the Building

Engine Company ran a first due box last evening in the 200 blk. of Cambridge Square Drive. E42 arrived on scene with nothing evident from a two story in the front, three story in the rear garden style apartment. The engine crew established their own water source and advanced a 200' 1.75" attack line into the building. Crews encountered smoke in the common hallway from food on the stove in one of the apartments. With no extension and only minor ventilation needed, the assignment was held to E42. The company returned to service a short time later.

Engine Company ran a first due box last evening in the 200 blk. of Cambridge Square Drive. E42 arrived on scene with nothing evident from a two story in the front, three story in the rear garden style apartment. The engine crew established their own water source and advanced a 200′ 1.75″ attack line into the building. Crews encountered smoke in the common hallway from food on the stove in one of the apartments. With no extension and only minor ventilation needed, the assignment was held to E42. The company returned to service a short time later.

Oct
24
2014

Accident w/ Injury

October 24th, 2014 Just after 4:00pm Company 4 was alerted to a motor vehicle collision with injuries on Route 48. As units went enroute to the call they were updated that this was a head-on type collision with potentially multiple injuries. Medic 48 and Rescue 4 arrived on scene with two vehicles involved, both sustaining heavy damage. Neither operator was entrapped and only one of the drivers had injuries. The crew of M48 packaged the patient and transported him to the local trauma center. R4 crew dealt with fluids and hazards then remained on scene until vehicles were towed from the scene. Units: Medic 48, Medic 49, Rescue 4 Command: C40 (Feyes)

October 24th, 2014
Just after 4:00pm Company 4 was alerted to a motor vehicle collision with injuries on Route 48. As units went enroute to the call they were updated that this was a head-on type collision with potentially multiple injuries. Medic 48 and Rescue 4 arrived on scene with two vehicles involved, both sustaining heavy damage. Neither operator was entrapped and only one of the drivers had injuries. The crew of M48 packaged the patient and transported him to the local trauma center. R4 crew dealt with fluids and hazards then remained on scene until vehicles were towed from the scene.
Units: Medic 48, Medic 49, Rescue 4
Command: C40 (Feyes)