May 9th – Smoke in the Structure

At 309pm we were dispatched for smoke in the structure at Nulton Diagnostic in the College Park Plaza.  While enroute, a 2nd call stated that they heard a long bang then then had an odor of smoke in the hallway. Truck 3-1, Tower 3-1 and Engine 3-1 responded with 9. …

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May 8th – Odor Investigation (Fire)

3 Chief was contacted by phone by a cook at the Nectar Lounge on Scalp Avenue indicating a possible light ballast malfunctioning.  He indicated that maintenance felt it was a light ballast and had many of the fixtures opened up but could not locate the faulty one.  He also stated…

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May 8th – Ligntning Strike

At 539pm units were dispatched to Coldren Street for a kitchen fire as a result of a lightning strike.  A neighboring department Chief was on scene reporting that there was no fire and requesting FD units cancel.  3 Assistant had units continue in to further investigate.  A FF from our…

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May 7th – Structure Fire in Boswell

At 7pm we were dispatched to assist Somerset station 605, Boswell, with a structure fire.  Truck 3-1 with staffing of 6 and Rescue 3-1 with 7 responded as well as 3 Chief and 3 Assistant.  Initial reports were that a porch was on fire as a result of a turkey…

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May 7th – Smoke in the structure – Windber

We were dispatched to assest Windber FD with a smoke in the structure at Windber Medical Center.   Car 3-1, Truck 3-1 and Rescue 3-1  responded with a total staffing of 11 and stood-by on Greham Ave.  Truck 3-1 was then moved up to check a roof top HVAC unit…

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May 6th – Rubbish Fire

Units were dispatched for a small outside fire in the mine area of mine 37. Somerset Command 616 notified Car 3-1 after responding that he was on Cottage lane looking at the fire which was on the side of the bony piles of mine 37.  3 Asst. entered the wooded…

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May 5th – Chemical Leak

At 437am we were dispatched for an industrial gas alarm at Galliker Dairy.  The Chief, Deputy, Assistant, Truck 3-1, Rescue 3-1 and Engine 3-1 responded with a total staffing of 12.  While enroute an update was received reporting an alarm showing a Phase 3 active ammonia detector. 3 Deputy arrived…

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May 2nd – Vehicle Accident

At 1059am we were dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident at the intersection of Scalp Avenue and the Rt 219N onramp.  Engine 3-1 responded with staffing of 3 and found the 219N ramp at Scalp Ave blocked.  Rescue 3-1 responded with 3 but was cancelled prior to arriving on scene. …

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April 28 – Fire Alarm

At 823am we were dispatched for a fire alarm at the Hampton Inn.  As usual, the management, who in the case of all hotels, is extensively trained in firefighting procedures, reset the alarm prior to our arrival.  Upon the arrival of Eng 3-1 with a staffing 4, was told that…

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April 19th – Oven Fire

At 257pm we were alerted to a reported oven fire at an apartment in Aspen Woods.  Truck 3-1 with staffing of 4, Engines 1 and 2 with a total staffing of 5, 3 Deputy and 3 Battalion responded.  3 Capt. arrived on the scene with a 2 story apartment style…

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