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SCBA PROFICIENCY DRILL

Tonight for drill, we tested the guys (new and old) on their SCBA familiarization. Knowing your packs inside and out with gloves on and NO visibility is an entirely possible scenario in the fire service. First the guys had to, with gloves and covered faces, recognize and name … [Read more...]

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WE NEED YOU!!!

We currently have openings here at #5 for those interested in a fantastic learning experience. … [Read more...]

PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Matto

STRUCTURE FIRE – PENN HILLS

Tanker 5 was alerted today to Penn Hills for a structure fire at an old US Steel facility. Tanker crews shuttled about 11 loads of water to supply engines on scene due to difficulty getting a water supply from the area. Crews were on scene most of the day. … [Read more...]

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STRUCTURE FIRE

Today, Co 1,3,4,5,6 were dispatched for a possible kitchen fire at Belmont Ridge Apartments in Company 1 District.  Crews arrived and reported smoke showing and a fire involving a stove top and cabinetry. Crews made quick work knocking the small fire down and checked for … [Read more...]

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BUSY FOGGY MORNING

Today the guys ran several early morning runs in a very foggy start to their day. The calls consisted of not only automatic fire alarms but 3 smoke condition calls. This call volume and staffing vehicles for all these runs shows the dedication these guys have. AFA (Automatic … [Read more...]

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STRUCTURE BURN SESSION

As part of the firefighter requirements for entry level firefighters, a live burn is required. In the past, they would use an old home or building to conduct this training. Due to safety concerns and todays building construction, this is no longer a safe and practical way to … [Read more...]