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Jan
29
2015

Residential Structure Fire

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This morning just after 12:30am, crews were alerted to a reported dwelling fire in the 1300 block of Hillsdale Drive in the 4th district. E-42 arrived on scene with a three person crew and went to work. Firefighter Balanti and Lieutenant Stadler forced entry to the front door and removed a victim several feet inside. Once removed from the residence, the crew of E-51 immediately began resuscitation efforts and moved the victim to the awaiting Medic unit. E-42 crew then returned to the interior to begin extinguishing the rapidly spreading fire. Crews remained on scene for several hours to assist the Allegheny County Fire Marshall with the investigation. While operating at the scene one firefighter from Company 1 and one firefighter from Company 5 sustained minor injuries and were transported to the local hospital for evaluation. Both are doing fine.

Command: C-40 (Feyes)

Units: E-42, E-51, E-12, E-31, T-4, Q-1, R-6, E-230-1 (RIT), M-48, M-49

(Photos courtesy of WTAE.com) http://www.wtae.com/news/30984290

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/77-year-old-woman-killed-monroeville-house-fire-2-/njy7N/

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/woman-dies-in-monroeville-fire-officials-looking-into-the-cause/

Jan
9
2015

Busy Friday Morning

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This morning started off rather busy with several Fire and EMS calls before 10:00am.  Around 0630 Medic 49 responded into Plum for a cardiac arrest. Shortly thereafter the Truck ran back to back calls into District 1; one for an electrical issue at a multi-residential high rise and the second for a broken sprinkler line inside a commercial structure. Then during a short breakfast break, Medic 49 responded to a resident having a stroke and Medic 48 responded to a motor vehicle collision (shown) while the Truck responded to a third call into the 1st District before being cancelled.

Jan
6
2015

New Sign

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Today, the crew from Advance Sign was here to place the final piece of the puzzle in our Fire Station remodel project. The guys braved the bitter cold weather to install these great looking letters over our main apparatus bays.

Jan
2
2015

Congratulations!!

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2015 brought some good news to one of our members. Firefighter/Paramedic Tony Karashowsky has accepted a career position with Fairfax County Fire Department in Fairfax, Va.

Tony came to #4 back in 2005. He was a live-in member for four years while he attended college and obtained his paramedic certification.

Tony has continued to be a very active member in our organization and Fairfax’s gain will surely be our loss. Tony joins countless others who have gone onto career positions with prominent Fire and EMS organization across the country. We wish you continued success and a long and safe career! The 4 house and the community thank you for your service.

Jan
2
2015

Busy Year!

2014 turned out to be one of our busiest years to date. Station 4 responded to 2,805 EMS runs and 721 Fire and Rescue incidents for a total of 3,526 Station runs.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and hard work!

Dec
26
2014

Smoke in Building

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Shortly before 7:00am Companies were dispatched to the 4th District for a large commercial grocery store having an automatic fire alarm activation. E-42 arrived on scene and quickly began investigating only to find the building filling with smoke. The ‘working’ assignment was then dispatched bringing additional resources to the scene. It wasn’t long before E-42′s crew found a fire in one of the roof top HVAC units and extinguished it. Within minutes, efforts were made to ventilate the structure and begin releasing units.

Units: E-42, E-51, Q-1, T-5 , T-4, R-6 (RIT), Command 32

Command: C-48 (Stadler)

Dec
24
2014

Christmas Eve Fire

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This morning, crews were alerted to the 2800 block of Broadway Boulevard in District 3 for a report from passing Police that smoke was emitting from an apartment building. While responding, units were updated that an unknown number of occupants were still inside. E-42 arrived on scene with smoke coming from the second division, D side and secured its own water supply. Crews forced entry and began searching for occupants. Several residents were safely assisted from the building by Firefighters J. Locke, D. Reed and Lieutenant Stadler while other crew members were stretching the ’350′ for extinguishment. Crews found a mattress fire in one of the apartments and made quick work or extinguishing it before it could extend.

Units: E-31, E-12, E-42, Q-1, T-4, R-6 (RIT), Command 32

Command: C-40 (Feyes)

Dec
21
2014

Vehicle Overturned

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Company 4 started the day off with a single motor vehicle collision into a creek in District 5. Upon arrival, the single driver occupant had already self extricated and eventually refused EMS services. R4 became available as E51 remained on scene to assist the Police with lighting.

Dec
20
2014

House Fire

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This evening, Truck 4 responded to District 1 for a reported house fire. T4 arrived just after Quint 1 and went to work, splitting the crew. The interior crew opened up for the Engine Company and overhauled while the exterior crew was throwing ladders, running lights and setting up fans. Quint 1′s crew quickly extinguished the rapidly extending kitchen fire.

UNITS: Q1, T4, E31, E62, E51 (RIT), Command 32, A-19, M-69, M-48

COMMAND: C-12 (Lieb)

Dec
14
2014

Annual Christmas Party

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On Saturday we celebrated with our annual Company Christmas party. In the afternoon all of the Members’ children got to meet Santa and watch Christmas movies over lunch. Later in the evening all Members where invited back for a great dinner and some fellowship. The Membership would like to express our gratitude to Pat Douglas and the ‘Special Events’ Committee for making the night special.