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

Recent Posts

July 28th, 2012 – The busy stretch continued today as shortly prior to 9am Lincoln 184/610, Liberty 183, and Elizabeth 139 were all alerted for another accident with rollover and entrapment on the Lincoln side of Lovedale Road between Mill Hill and Scott Street.  Again shortly after dispatch, the call was updated to notify us that there was no entrapment.  Engine 184, Rescue 183, Rescue 139, and QRS 139 all responded to the scene and setup traffic control and removed hazards.  There were no injuries at the scene.

July 28th, 2012 – A few minutes past midnight,  Lincoln 184/610, Liberty 183, and Elizabeth 139 crews were dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment on West Smithfield Street in Lincoln Borough.  Shortly after dispatch the call was updated to confirm there was no entrapment.  Upon the update, Chief 184 had Station 139 crews stand-by in station.

Engine 184 arrived on scene and found a vehicle off the roadway after failing to navigate a large curve.  Crews from Engine 184 and Rescue 183 setup traffic control, disconnected the battery, and stabilized the vehicle.  Service 183 blocked traffic at the top of West Smithfield.

The driver was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital by Elizabeth Twp EMS and all crews cleared after the vehicle was towed.

July 27th, 2012 – Lincoln VFRC was selected for the Judges Choice award at Liberty Borough’s 100th Anniversary parade.  Great job cleaning up the trucks and representing the department.

July 16th, 2012 – Crews were dispatched to Delrose Street in Liberty for a vehicle fire.  Engine 184 and Tanker 184-1 responded and assisted the Liberty crews who knocked the fire down prior to our arrival.

06/26/2012 – On Tuesday morning, Elizabeth Twp and Lincoln crews were alerted for a vehicle accident on McKeesport Road in front of DeCarlos.   Blaine Hill Assistant 142 and Lieutenant 142 arrived on scene to find the accident in front of Colonial Lanes on Lovedale Road.  While enroute, another call came in for a bicycle versus vehicle accident on Donner Street in Elizabeth Twp.  Central 140 Rescue 7 diverted to that call and Engine 184 requested Liberty 183 to be dispatched to start towards Lovedale.  Once Engine 184 arrived on scene, it was determined there were enough resources on scene and 183 Rescue was disregarded.  Crews from Blaine Hill and Engine 184 setup traffic control and cleaned up debris.  Elizabeth Twp EMS transported one patient from the scene.

Lovedale MVA

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 – Memorial Day weekend continued our busy stretch as early Friday evening we were dispatched to Duquesne for a tanker assist.  Duquesne had two occupied houses on fire.  Both Lincoln tankers responded shortly after dispatch and after arriving on scene setup a dump tank and tanker shuttle operations.  Monroeville Tanker 5 (195) was also on scene and was part of the shuttle along with Tanker 100 which was used as an additional water supply.

Photo Credit: Lori Barnes

Photo Credit: Lori Barnes

In the early afternoon of Saturday May 26th, Lincoln and Liberty crews were alerted to a working box truck fire on Lincoln Blvd between Mable Drive and Bellbridge Road in Lincoln.  Due to the location of the incident, Chief 184 also requested Elizabeth Borough be added to the alarm.  Crews arrived on the scene to find a work truck fully involved and extinguished the fire.  The Allegheny County Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

May 25th, 2012 – The department has been busy over the past month, and we wanted to give an update on some of the things that have been going on.

First, thank you to everyone that helped support our company by coming to our annual Mother’s Day dinner.

Congrats to Erica Perozich, Halie Perozich, Nathan Bertok, and Eric Baker for passing their Essentials Module 1 class.  They all also took and passed their Haz-Mat Awareness class as they all build toward completing their full essentials training.

On Friday May 11th, our department assisted Liberty with a fatal garage fire.  Our engine responded to the scene and our crew assisted with fire attack and overhaul.  Thanks to Liberty for the picture:

Here are other links to more about the fire:





On Friday, May 18th, our tankers were dispatched to assist the city of Mckeesport for two houses that were on fire on the same street.  Both tankers responded to Bennett street and fed Engine 161 multiple loads of water.

Photo by Ron Vezzani

Photo by Ron Vezzani


We hope everyone has a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, April 20th, 2012: Crews were dispatched to a possible commercial structure fire in Liberty at the Liberty Dairy store on Liberty Way.  Reports were that a outlet was on fire and there was a smoke condition in the structure.  Engine 184 responded with a full crew of six to the scene.  Another crew of five stood by at the station in case more manpower was needed.

Damage was minimal to the business and 184 was cleared shortly after some further investigation was done by the 183 interior crews.

March 28th, 2012 – Around 4am on March 28th, Lincoln stations 184 and 610, and Liberty Rescue 183 were dispatched for a vehicle accident with the vehicle on its roof on fire at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd and Coursin.  The driver was able to self-extricate.  While enroute the police on scene confirmed that it was on fire.

The initial police units hit the fire once with an extinguisher to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby grass and brush.  Engine 184 arrived on scene and found a small fire in the engine compartment area.  Crews pulled a trash line and doused the remaining fire.  Rescue 183 arrived on scene and assisted.  Elizabeth Twp EMS and Lincoln Ambulance 610 were also on scene along with Lincoln, Liberty, and Glassport PD.

After cleaning up a large amount of items that were in the bed of the truck the vehicle was towed by Mendlowitz Trucking.

Lincoln Blvd Truck On Roof

Lincoln Blvd Truck On Roof

March 14th, 2011 – Crews were dispatched for the 100 block of Lovedale in Elizabeth Twp for a vehicle into a pole with the pole down.  Lincoln Engine 184 arrived on scene and Chief 184 assumed command as the call was actually in Lincoln Boro.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.  Lovedale was closed for several hours while the utility crews repaired pole.

Also on scene were units from 142-Blaine Hill, 140 Station 7-Central, 140 Station 4-Greenock, and 180-Jefferson Hills (Due to a glitch in the CAD system).

Elizabeth Twp EMS handled patient care and Lincoln and Elizabeth Boro PD were on scene.