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02/07/15:  At 1739 hours today, Harrison Twp. units were dispatched to Dlubak Glass on Saxonburg Road for a reported structure fire. Caller reporting smoke coming from the roof. 169 Rescue Chief arrived quickly to find nothing showing. 167 Engine marked en route in under 3 minutes with a full crew, and upon arrival Command placed all units in service with nothing found.

02/06/15:  At 1006 hours, Stations 167, 168, 169, and 110 EMS were alerted for a dryer on fire at 1711 Union Avenue, Harrison Township.  Chief 167 and Engine 167 (with 4) marked enroute with an update from PD of smoke showing.  Engine 167 arrived and stretched a line to the Alpha side, Chief 167 assumed Union Avenue Command.  281 RIT was added to the card.  281 Rescue arrived and stood by, along with Engine 169 and Truck 168.  Engine 167 was able to make a quick knockdown of the fire with little extension.  AC Fire Marshal is investigating.

At 1251, 167 was requested by the FM back to the scene to assist with air monitoring.  167 Engine immediately marked up and assisted on scene until released.

01/31/15:  At 1815 hours, the General Alarm was struck for a dwelling fire in the area of 45 North Canal Street in 167’s first due, bringing 167, 168, 169, and 110 EMS.  Squad 167 (Chief Jones) quickly marked enroute with County updating that the caller can see a porch on fire.  Engine 167 marked enroute with 6, and shortly after PD updated a possible recreation fire in the yard, no structure involved.  Chief 167 arrived and confirmed this, and placed the assignment in service.

1/13/15, At 1821, Captain 70 Requested 167 Rescue-Engine to Freeport VFC to standby in their station while they were working a structure fire at 904 Freeport Road in South Buffalo Twp (Armstrong Co.) involving a Box Truck that spread to a Commercial Structure. As 167 Rescue-Engine marked enroute, 220 Chief (S.Buffalo) requested 167 Rescue-Engine divert to the scene. 167 Rescue-Engine along with the Squad and Engine made the call with manpower. 167 Rescue-Engine was placed at the Alpha Delta corner and provided fire suppression for the front of the structure. 112 Engine was also requested and laid a supply line into the Rescue-Engine. 167 Rescue-Engine had master streams in place and multiple hand lines were stretched. Units had to battle freezing temperature and icy conditions on scene, which made establishing a water supply a challenge. Medic 114 was requested to the scene as well for EMS standby and rehab. Lower Kiski, Pioneer, 114 and 70-1 provided rehab for the units on scene. Units operated on scene until around 2330 before being released by Command. Multiple Departments were requested including 167-110,169 and 112 from Allegheny County. 220 Chief held command throughout the incident. Thanks to Frazer 160 and Richland 241 for covering our station while we were out!

Mock Incident

Posted: October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

On 10/8/14, Citizens 167 & 110 Ems along with Hilltop 168, Harrison Hills 169, Eureka 281, and Pioneer 112 took part in a Mock Incident at the Harrison High Rise. At 1800. Allegheny county dispatched 167 & 110 for an automatic fire alarm. 167 Chief arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the Charlie side 6th division and upgraded this to a working fire bringing 168 and 169, along with 281 RIT and 112 rehab on the 2nd alarm. 167 Chief advised there was confirmed entrapment in Apt 614. 167 interior located the victim and worked with 168 truck to extricate the victim from the 6th floor balcony. 281 RIT was also deployed for a downed firefighter on the 7th division. After multiple crews finished searches. All units broke down and cleared without incident. Thanks to all fire units and Allegheny County Housing for making this drill possible.

At 0847 this morning 167 RIT was activated along with Tarentum companies for a reported structure fire at 800 Mill Street, Tarentum Borough. Caller reporting smoke filling their apartment. 167 Rescue-Engine (with 5) marked up within minutes, and was downgraded to non-emergency shortly after. 167 Squad (with 4) was held in station. Upon investigation by 281 Engine and 280 Truck, the source was found to be burnt food, and command returned all units not on scene.

Vehicle Crash

Posted: March 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

3/21/14- At 2319, 167 and 110 EMS were alerted for a motor vehicle crash with multiple injuries and one occupant trapped in the area of the Walmart.  AC911 quickly updated that there was one patient, no entrapment.  Medic 112, 167 Rescue (full crew), and 167 Rescue-Engine (full crew) all were on the road within minutes of dispatch.  Harrison PD confirmed the update, requesting FD for containment.  167 Engine (with 3) also made the call.  Crews arrived on scene, and requested 169 for traffic control assistance with a pole down due to the crash.  After the patient was transported and the roadway was cleaned up, 167 turned the scene over to 169 upon their arrival.

Units on Scene: 167 Rescue, 167 Rescue-Engine, 167 Engine, Medic 112, 169 Light/Air, 169 Engine, Harrison PD

Dryer Fire

Posted: March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

3/16/14- At 2044, the general alarm was struck for dryer fire bringing 168, 167, 169,110 Ems and 280 Truck (on the fill for 168 truck) to 1114 Liberty Ave. 168 Cheif quickly got on scene assuming command to find a dryer in the basement on fire. 167 Engine w/ full crew went enroute within minutes of dispatch and arrived as the first unit on scene with 167 Rescue-Engine shortly behind. 167 interior pulled a can and quickly extingused the fire and provided minor overhaul. Ambulance 113 provided EMS standby during the incident. All units were cleared and command terminated shortly after.

Residential Structure Fire

Posted: March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

03/16- Shortly before 1am this morning, Box 167-2 was struck, alerting 167 168 169 280 Truck and 110 EMS for a possible dwelling fire in the area of Freeport Road and Burtner Road. Caller reporting a house filling up with smoke, one person believed to still be inside sleeping. Medic 111 and Harrison Twp. PD quickly arrived to find burnt food to be the source, and evacuated the resident. With the update, Chief 167 held the assignment to 167 and 110. Engine 167 responded with a full crew to ventilate the house, with Rescue/Engine 167 standing by in station with additional personnel. Crews cleared after a short time on scene.

CO Alarm

Posted: March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

3/15/14- 167 and 110 EMS were toned out at 0633 for a CO Alarm activation on Painter Avenue, in the first due. Medic 111 and 167 Rescue/Engine made the call. Crews checked the interior with the gas meter, and determined the problem to be a faulty CO alarm.