Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co #1, Allegheny County Pennsylvania

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Archive for April, 2015

Members trained tonight on the use of rescue tools and procedures. Different exercises were setup to test our skills and practice deploying tools in a timely manner. Great job to those who participated tonight! ...

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** UPDATE ** Road has been reopened. Please use caution as water crews are still in area working as of 1am.

Bellbridge Road is currently closed due to a water main break. Pa American Water has just arrived on scene.
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Please do not burn!

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
939 PM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

PAZ021-029-031-073-075-131000-
/O.CON.KPBZ.FW.A.0001.180413T1400Z-180413T2300Z/
Allegheny-Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Fayette-
939 PM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 021 Allegheny, Fire Weather
Zone 029 Washington, Fire Weather Zone 031 Greene, Fire
Weather Zone 073 Westmoreland and Fire Weather Zone 075
Fayette.

* TIMING...Mid-morning Friday through early Friday evening.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 22 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs around 80F.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag
Warnings.
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Our station stayed busy today with Tanker 184-1 standing by at McKeesport Station 2 due to a large water break in McKeesport. The water main was fixed and Tanker 1 was back in service shortly before 9pm.

Around 5:30pm this evening Tanker 184-2 and SOV 184 responded to assist Buena Vista VFC with a large brush fire. Tanker 2 stood-by on scene as a secondary water supply and SOV 184 was deployed to search and extinguish hot spots. Both units were cleared by command around 7:30pm.
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Call #055 - 04/11/2018 - 10:56am - Rt 837 Jefferson Hills - Tanker request for Crane Fire

184 Tankers 1 and 2 responded to assist with a crane fire at All Crane Rental on Rt 837 in Jefferson. Shortly after arriving on scene, a reported commercial garage fire was reported a short distance away in West Elizabeth. Command (Assistant 180) freed up some units to assist with that fire. The tankers remained at the crane fire with Jefferson 885 180 Rescue, Floreffe 178, Elrama Engine 24, and Clairton 123 Truck. The tankers were used to feed Clairton Truck 123 and used two loads of water each.
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Call #050 - 03/29/18 - 10:30a - Deer Lane - Lincoln Boro - Possible Dwelling Fire

Our station responded to Deer Lane this morning for a possible house fire. Crews arrived to find a smoke condition in the basement. After investigation, the issue was isolated to the furnace and all crews cleared the scene about 25 minutes after dispatch. We were assisted on scene by Volunteer Fireman's Association of Liberty Borough, Vigilant Hose Company #1 Of Port Vue; Station 237, SouthEast Regional EMS and Lincoln PD.
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**Update** The road has been reopened.

Lovedale is currently closed between Mill Hill and Scott Street due to a tree across lines in danger of falling. Our SOV and Blaine Hill VFC’s Engine are currently on scene awaiting Verizon’s arrival.
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Call #45 - 03/16/18 - 4:56pm - Lovedale Road / Pierce Rd - Lincoln Boro

Our station, Rescue 147 from Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth Township, and Rescue 140 from Elizabeth Township Fire Department were dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident early this evening with one vehicle into a creek.

The alarm was held to 184 Engine, 184 SOV, and 147 Rescue and crews assisted with debris cleanup, fluid containment, traffic control, and hazard mitigation. SouthEast Regional EMS checked multiple individuals involved in the accident and transported 1 person to a local hospital for a minor injury. Lincoln Pd and Elizabeth Twp Pd were on scene and handled police duties.

All units cleared approximately 45 minutes after initial dispatch.
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We responded to 18 calls in the month of February.

Of those 18 calls, 8 were in Lincoln Boro, and the other departments we assisted were:
Duquesne Volunteer Fire Department: 3
Elizabeth Township Fire Department: 3
Vigilant Hose Company #1 Of Port Vue; Station 237: 3
Volunteer Fireman's Association of Liberty Borough: 1

Call Types:
Building Fire: 1
Chimney Fire: 1
Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: 2
Motor Vehicle Accident with no Injuries: 2
Gas Leak: 1
Power Line Down: 2
Water Problem, other: 2
Cover assignment, standby, move-up: 1
Dispatched and cancelled enroute: 4
No incident found on arrival: 1
Smoke scare, odor of smoke: 1
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