February 16, 2014
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
19:04 – Units were dispatched to 32 Arlington Court in the first due for a working kitchen fire. Initial reports indicated that the fire had spread from the stove to cabinets above the stove. 260 Chief arrived on scene and had good smoke pushing through the front door. 260 Truck arrived on scene about a …View full post
11:20 – Units were dispatched to 403 Davis Avenue in our first due for a working house fire. 260 Chief arrived on scene and had smoke showing. The back deck was off and spreading to the rest of the house. 260 Truck arrived on scene a short time later and began to knock the fire. …View full post
08:18 - 260 Rescue assisted 259 Rescue with removal of a dog from a creek bed behind 1809 Babcock Boulevard. Upon arrival, 259 had ground ladders set up down to the creek bed. 260 team utilized a firefighter in hip boots to ford the creek and bring the dog to the near shore behind the address. …View full post
07:51 – Multiple calls were coming into Allegheny County 9-1-1 for a working house fire at 75 Shaler Ave. 260 Truck arrived 2nd on scene to a working structure fire behind 247EN2. Upon arrival, the 2-1/2 story dwelling had the entire roof and 2nd floor filled with fire. 260 Truck set up for aerial operations, …View full post
February 16, 2014
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 …
1730 – Companies were dispatched to the Millvale Community Center for a general fire alarm activation. 191 Lieutenant was on scene and stated that it was false, returning the assignment almost immediately.
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 a 2-1/2″ handline off of 259 Engine to assist in suppression on side A of the initial building. The fire was so intense that the conductive heat shattered the windows on 191 Truck and melted siding off of structures across the street upwind from the fire. By the end of the night, a total of 9 houses were completely lost/damaged. A strong wind accelerated the fire, and from what I remember on that night, we were coming down Rt 28 from Etna and Embers were coming down all over the roadway… the fire was still a half-mile away. I believe that this fire reached 5 full alarms, with a bunch more companies on standby or transferred.
February 22, 2014
1053 – Company 260 was dispatched to 100 Fenway Rd for water coming from a house. Upon arrival, Shaler Twp PD had already had the water shut off, and Hampton-Shaler Water was on scene. The water that had leaked was being taken by the floor drains and with nothing further that could be done on …
0430 – Units were dispatched to 205 Evergreen Ave in Millvale for a report of sparks coming from a house. Police arrived on scene and stated that it was coming from an electrical pole and was not endangering a structure. Duquesne Light was notified and the assignment was returned.
0253 – A full box was sent for a report of a fire inside of a structure with reported entrapment… one male highly intoxicated that was passed out in the house. Upon arrival, 149E & 260 Truck took two water cans inside and determined that the fire was completely out prior to arrival. The couch …
1534 – A full assignment was dispatched for an odor of something burning inside of 922 River Oaks Dr. in Aspinwall. 102 Chief arrived on scene with nothing showing and determined it to be coming from a burnt pot on a stove in an adjacent apartment. The RIT was cancelled while en route.
14:11 – Units dispatched to 1147 Freeport Rd in Ohara Twp for an odor of gas inside of the structure. 260 RIT was cancelled while en route as the problem was identified and there was no immediate danger to any firefighters working the scene.
0927 – Units dispatched to the Mt Alvernia Daycare for a general fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, nothing was showing and per maintenance on scene, there was no problem and the assignment was returned.
03:21 – Companies 260, 259, 191 & 102 were dispatched to 221 Elbe Dr for an odor of gas in the house. Police were on the scene for another incident at this residence and noticed the smell of gas. Upon arrival, 191 headed straight in and began an investigation. 259 Engine held the hydrant at …