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Archive for August, 2009

Your participation is greatly appreciated to help one of our own.  There will be a blood drive for Dorothy on September 11th, 2009 from 1pm-7pm at our fire station.  Everyone who knows Dorothy knows she always cared for others before herself, now is time to give a helping hand back.  Please see the below flyer for more details.

Shortly after 8pm on Sunday August 30th, Captain Bertok & Firefighter Thomas heard screeching and a large crash near their residences.  Both investigated and found a single car into the guardrail on Liberty Way just below Finney and 2 males walking outside of the vehicle.  Captain requested Lincoln PD and Engine 184 non-emergency to the scene for cleanup and traffic control.  The driver of the vehicle was able to limp the vehicle onto a turnaround/widespot at the side of the road to get it off the roadway.  Engine 184 responded and applied oil dry and swept the street clean of debris.

The driver apparently had his throttle stick as he was making a left turn onto Liberty Way from Finney and drove into the guardrail.

Engine 184 cleared once things were cleaned up and Lincoln PD stayed on scene awaiting a private tow.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2009: Crews were dispatched to assist police with extricating a person too weak to walk out of the woods.  The patient was with a Pa Game Commissioner, about 1/4 mile off the Dead Man’s Hollow path.  Police and firefighters first had to find the men, using audio calls and flashlights.  Once found, a medic assessed the patient’s condition and started treatment.  It was determined a rope rescue was going to be needed to extricate the person out due to his weakness.  During the clearing of a path, a firefighter was injured by a chainsaw and had to be tended to and extricated out of the woods as well.  He was transported by ground to an area hospital.  At last report, he is going to be ok.

Central and Greenock rescues established the rope rescue system and the man was packaged into a stokes basket and extricated out of the woods and transported to a local hospital.

Liberty also had crews on scene assisting with the extrication.

Here is a link to WTAE
Here is a link to WPXI

We would like to thank Liberty, Central, Greenock, Elizabeth Twp EMS, and the stand by units for all their assistance.   Best wishes go out to the injured firefighter.

In the evening of Saturday, August 15th, 2009, Lincoln 184/610, Liberty 183, Elizabeth Twp EMS 520, and Clairton Rescue 123 was dispatched for an accident with entrapment at Bellbridge Road and Lincoln Blvd.  Initial reports described a car into a hillside with a male unconscious inside the vehicle.  Prior to arriving on scene, units were updated that the male was conscious and awake and trying to start the vehicle and drive away.

The accident occurred between Coursin Hollow and Mendlowitz Trucking on Lincoln Blvd.  The vehicle was traveling toward the Clairton Bridge, swerved into the oncoming lane and hit into the guardrail sending the vehicle back into the middle of Lincoln Blvd.  Luckily the guardrail did its job, and prevented the vehicle from going over the hill onto the railroad tracks or river below.  The driver and a passenger refused medical treatment and the accident is under investigation by Lincoln and Glassport police.

Shortly after 4pm on Monday, August 10th, 2009, Lincoln VFRC was requested by Duquesne for tankers due to a commercial structure fire on Grant and Linden Streets in Duquesne.

Tankers 184-1 and 184-2 responded to the scene and started supplying master stream operations. Monroeville Tanker 195 also responded and the 3 tankers performed shuttle operations.

Lincoln crews were dispatched to assist the police with closing the roadway due to a water main break on Sunday evening, August 9th, 2009. Seven volunteers responded and setup roadblocks on Liberty Way at Abe’s Way and at Bellbridge Rd. The water line break was on Liberty Way and was starting to wash away the road.

PA American water showed up shortly after dispatch and all Lincoln VFRC units cleared.

Elizabeth Borough Fire

On Wednesday, August 5th, 2009, Lincoln was requested into the Walker Heights section of Elizabeth Boro with tankers due to low water pressure while Elizabeth was working a house fire.  Tanker 184-1 and Tanker 184-2 responded fully staffed and stood by on scene.  Initial crews made a great knockdown and extinguished the fire in a very timely manner.

More information at this link.