The Monroeville Dive Team was activated for deployment into Elizabeth Township last evening to assist their Fire Department and Police with a vehicle and boat trailer submerged at the Boston boat launch. Divers and riggers from Stations 1, 4, 5 and 6 assisted with removing the vehicle from the river. Crews were back in service within 4 hours.
This afternoon Company 4 was requested as a Rapid Intervention Team at a residential structure fire in Murrysville. With the Murrysville fire companies making quick work of the fire, the crew was released from RIT responsibilities and moved into Murrysville Station 20 as a stand by Ladder Truck.
Last evening before the start of the Pittsburgh Pirates – Milwaukee Brewers game, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Highmark, through the “Great Save Program”, hosted the Monroeville Fire Department Station 4 crew that responded to a cardiac arrest involving a teacher at Gateway High School. Thanks to coworkers starting CPR and the actions of EMS crews, Matt has made a full recovery. He and his family along with fellow teachers and station 4 crews enjoyed a great night at the ball park.
Just before 10:30 this morning the Monroeville Dive Team was activated to assist McKeesport officials and the PA Fish and Boat Commission with recovering a vehicle in the Youghiogheny River at the 10th Ward Boat Launch. Crews from Company 6, 5, and 4 responded and assisted with finding and rigging the vehicle for removal.
It is with great pride that we announce that another one of our FF/Paramedics is moving onto a career position with a big city department. TJ Dailey has accepted a FF/Medic position with DC Fire and EMS in our nation’s capitol and he will be heading there in early June.
TJ came to #4 from the Johnstown area (Upper Yoder TWP.) back in December of 2009 and he became a live-in member. During that time he attended college obtaining his Fire Science Degree as well as becoming a National Registered Paramedic. He has been an instrumental part of our department over the years serving most recently as an engineer as well as our head trustee and executive board member. TJ also has coordinated and completed several projects throughout the station that all of our members have and will benefit from for years to come. TJ has answered thousands of fire, rescue and EMS calls over the years and many patients have benefited from his skills. He was honored last year by Allegheny Health Network and the Pittsburgh Pirates for his quick actions at the Franklin Regional School stabbing.
TJ now joins the rank of many other #4 live-ins that have come to our station, obtained training and education and have gone onto enjoy long fulfilling careers in large departments across the country. Just this year we have had past live-ins obtain positions in Fairfax County Fire and the CIty of Pittsburgh EMS.
TJ, your brothers and sisters at #4, as well as the community thank you for your service to Monroeville and we wish you a long and safe career!
This afternoon, Rescue 4 was alerted for the Rapid Intervention Response into Swissvale Borough for a working fire that eventually went to three alarms. R4 arrived on scene with five firefighters who quickly went to work sizing up the structure and making contact with the Incident Commander. The crew remained on scene and ready for deployment for approximately 1 hour before being released.
Just after 9 pm last evening, Truck 4 was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at the Brentmoor Towers in Wilkins Township. While enroute, units were updated that there was fire emitting from a fourth floor apartment. C40 and Truck 4 were first arriving with heavy fire showing from the fourth division, Bravo side, and auto-exposing to the fifth division. T4 crew immediately went to work searching the fire floor for victims and locating the fire in zero visibility and high heat conditions. The Truck crew then began extinguishing the fire using the facility provided attack line from the hose cabinet while additional units began to arrive. The fire eventually reached three alarms and one resident and one firefighter were treated by EMS.
Units: T-4, 304, 303, 302, RE-122, T-227, E-137, T-153, E-229, E-230, T-283, SQ-192, R-196, T-113
Command: C-40 (Feyes)
KDKA news story and video: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/11457933-wilkins-twp-apartment-damaged-by-fire/
Today, crews were busy handling several EMS and Fire incidents including the one pictured above. Crews were dispatched to several reports of arcing electrical distribution transformers and power lines down throughout the first due. Crews arrived above to find a telephone pole on fire after taking a surge that blew a 4-6 inch hole right through the pole. Eventually, the top of the telephone pole dislodged and fell, pulling several power lines down with it. During the course of the day (07:30 – 16:00 hours) Company 4 handled 16 incidents – 7 fire and 9 EMS runs. The calls included a cardiac arrest, smoke in a structure, elevator rescue, respiratory failure, several fire alarms and a few paramedic assists.
Company 4 was alerted to Mosside Boulevard on this rainy afternoon for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Upon arrival, crews found a chain-reaction type crash from a heavy dump truck striking a passenger vehicle from behind. This caused ththe pictured SUV to collide with another passenger vehicle, causing both occupants to be injured. Rescue 4 stabilized the vehicle and assisted with extricating the victim who was transported to a local trauma center by Medic 48.
This morning, just after 8:00am, Rescue 4 was dispatched with other units into the Renton section of Plum for a residential structure fire. R4 and C-41 responded with 7 volunteers and was tasked with setting up for RIT operations on the ALPHA side of a single family dwelling with a working basement fire. R4 crew secured egress avenues by placing several ground ladders and then stood by with no activation. Company 4 units were released after approximately 90 minutes.
Units: E234, E236, E235, E78, E51, T233 R4 (RIT)
Command: 236 A/C (Simms)