Welcome to the internet home of the Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company! Cherry City VFC is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization that provides fire suppression and rescue services for the First District of Shaler Township, and also to mutual aid companies within and outside of Shaler Township. Some of the services we provide include, but not …
03:31 – Crews responded for a working house fire at 102 Convent Ave in the first due. 260 Chief arrived on scene and reported a good working fire. 260 Truck took the front of the structure and stretched lines into the structure with 259 & 191, making a quick knock. 102 RIT assisted with laddering …View full post
13:58 - Company 260, along with a full first alarm assignment was dispatched to 50 Maplewood Road within the first district of our first due area. The reporting party, from 110 Convent Ave, was on scene and reported that the family had multiple dogs inside of the house. Upon arrival at 14:01, 260 Assistant (Nestler) reported …View full post
This call came in for a working Structure Fire on Hays St in Millvale. This fire was dispatched at 0241 hours on unk date in March of 2002. Chief Gary Witkowski from Millvale FD arrived on scene with a fully involved structure with exposures on sides B & D already involved. 260 Truck team utilized …View full post
1743 – Units dispatched to the Sears Carpet Cleaning Business at 112 Lincoln Ave in Millvale for smoke coming from the business. Upon arrival, the truck took the C/D corner of the structure and the crew laddered the building. The crew then proceeded to cut a hole in the roof at the C/D corner for …View full post
This is a great program started by our own member, Jim Wyzomirski! Follow the link below to read the entire story on how this program got started. http://triblive.com/mobile/5071880-96/fire-volunteer-wyzomirskiView full post
22:34 – 260 RIT responded into Hampton Twp at the Wildwood Country Club for a kitchen fire. The fire was quickly knocked by first units who arrived on scene. 260 Rescue staged the RIT team in front of the building until conditions were deemed safe enough for the overhaul units inside and then the RIT …View full post
00:04 – Units from 149 & 260 dispatched down to the 400 block of Butler St in Etna for a vehicle smoking and containment following a pursuit. 149 went to the rear where the actor vehicle stopped and handled containment and the smoking vehicle at that location. 260 Rescue handled a containment detail in front …View full post
1305 – Company 260 Dispatched with 259 for a vehicle that struck about 5 trees, rolled over twice and came to rest in the yard of 708 Wible Run Rd. The female occupant was self extricated upon arrival. 260 & 259 units held on scene for cleanup and for the tow. 259 Lieutenant had command …View full post
01:49 – A neighbor called to report a porch on fire at 122 Heather Dr. Fire units quickly responded and the neighbor after calling 911, had a good bit of the fire knocked with a garden hose. 191 Engine crew extinguished the fire with two cans. Some minor damage to the porch and side of …View full post
01:17 – Units were dispatched to Route 28 in the area of the Shaler Pumphouse for a vehicle overturned with reported entrapment. 149 Rescue and 260 Squad arrived on scene and reported a vehicle on its roof. Police were on scene and reported that the patient had already been extricated. The fire units remained on scene …View full post
08:05 – 260 Rescue responded to a vehicle crash with unknown injuries in front of 334 Parker St in the first due. 260 Asssistant arrived on scene, confirmed no injuries, however the rear-end dtyle crash needed a containment detail and 1 tow. The crew assisted police with cleanup and traffic control.View full post
00:25 – Units were dispatched to a working house fire at 13 Oakwood Sq in the first due. Upon arrival by 260 Chief, he reported fire through the roof of the house and on the C/D corner. 191 Engine took the front of the address and stretched a 2-1/2″ hoseline to the rear. 259 Engine …View full post
01:24 – 260 Truck was dispatched to a working fire at 35 Vine St in Etna. Upon arrival, the truck crew entered the structure on a backup line, assisting 149 units already inside with extinguishment of the blaze. No injuries were reported and units remained on scene for a while for overhaul.View full post
14:15 - 260 Truck crew responded to the parking lot of the station andextinguished a working truck fire with a 1-3/4″ hoseline. There were no exposure issues and the fire was confined to the engine compartment of the truck. 259 assisted with checking for extension.View full post
Cherry City VFC would like to congratulate the following members on completing their Essentials of Firefighting (188 Hours). They dedicated quite a bit of their summer to become interior firefighters with the company. Great job, guys! Michael Homick, Cody Kernic, Aaron Skalos & Nick Skalos
Through the month of July, the Cherry City Volunteers have been working hard to keep the company at its best. Some notable points to mention include: Incident Man Hours for 2014 – 376 Hours Training Man-Hours for 2014 – 1371 Hours Work Details (Hall Functions) Man-Hours for 2014 – 2894 Hours Total Man-Hours through July …
00:12 – Units responded to 139 5th St in Aspinwall for smoke inside of the house with an apparent electrical condition. 260 Rescue (RIT) was cancelled en route as there was no need for the GO team.
16:21 – A box assignment was dropped for 104 Kriss Dr in the first due for an odor of gas coming from the residence. Upon arrival, 260 Truck began an investigation and quickly determined it was a stove burner left on without being lit. 260 Truck held the assignment and ventilated the structure.
10:56 – Company 260 along with 191 were dispatched to the area between the Millvale Exit and the 40th ST Bridge for a vehicle crash with containment. 260 Truck was responding from Station 217 with a full crew, however was cancelled by 191 as they advised they could handle.
22:13 – A box assignment was sent for Residential Care Services in Millvale for a report of an extinguished oven fire. 191 held the assignment and returned the balance.
09:29 – Companies were sent out to 1 Elizabeth St in Etna for a general fire alarm. The assignment was held to 149 & 264 as there was no immediate problem
10:53 – Units were dispatched to Gino’s Pizza in Sharpsburg for a Uhaul Truck that backed into the building. With no major structural damage or entrapment, 260 Rescue was cancelled while en route