Crews head to Southmont for parade

Tonight members took Tower 3 and Engine 3-1 to Southmont for their annual jubilee parade. Engine 3-1 won best appearing and equipped engine (1250 GPM+).  As usual the house was staffed with volunteers while members enjoyed a night out.

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May 11th through May 21st

Crews operated at 20 different incidents during this time frame consisting of: 4 non-injury vehicle accidents, 8 QRS medical assist calls, 2 automatic fire alarms, 3 public service details, 1 child locked in a vehicle, 1 dispatched dumpster fire that turned out to be an outdoor cigarette receptacle against the…

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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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