In Memory of
Chief Emeritus
John C. Haschke


2014 Fire Stats
Jan 54 Jul 44
Feb 42 Aug 38
Mar 29 Sep
Apr 26 Oct
May 35 Nov
Jun 46 Dec
Total 314

2014 QRS Stats
Jan 98 Jul 47
Feb Aug 41
Mar 67 Sep
Apr 63 Oct
May 57 Nov
Jun 36 Dec
Total 409


Stories







The boys from the hill....
1516 calls for service
in 2013

Recent Calls

Call Information (Blue = Medical, Red = Fire)
2014-11-24 01:19:02 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST CORBETT APTS #617 at 175 CORBETT CT #617 ROS
2014-11-23 19:53:50 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST 7500 ROSS PARK DR #117 btwn END and BROWNS LN ROS
2014-11-23 15:40:20 NGASCOM F1 NATURAL GAS SMELL/LEAK COM BLDG GREAT CLIPS ROS at 3340 MCINTYRE SQUARE DR ROS
2014-11-23 15:02:36 FRSMOKE F2 SMOKE OUTSIDE - SEEN OR SMELLED W SUTTER RD/THOMPSON RUN RD <1198/ 671> ROS
2014-11-23 13:34:46 QRS2 Q2 E-2 QRS / EMS ASSIST 110 MARUTH DR btwn SANGREE RD and END ROS

Latest Stories

Berkeley Hills introduces Special Active membership

Are you a retired firefighter but want to drive fire engines occasionally?
Are you living far away but want to run calls when you're in town?
Is your emergency service employment and personal life making it hard to spend time running calls as much as you would like?
Running with a nearby department but want to run extra calls with us?

Special Active status might be for you.

Berkeley Hills Fire Company has introduced a new membership class, targeted towards those with emergency service experience, past or present. Called Special Active, members who meet the criteria will be exempt from meeting our regular annual fire call and training requirements. To be eligible for Special Active status, you will be: A suitably trained firefighter or medic, trained to a level so you are able to make an immediate contribution to the department and; A current member or employee with another fire department or EMS agency, or a retired career or volunteer firefighter with at least 20 years experience.

For more information, please contact the membership committee via the web form here: http://www.station247.org/site/membership.php

Submitted by: mmurray
October 11, 2014


2015 CPR/AED/First Aid Class Schedule

Berkeley Hills Fire Company is pleased to announce its schedule of CPR and First Aid Classes for 2015. Classes are held at the Berkeley Hills Fire Company station at 235 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. CPR classes are held from 10am to noon and First Aid from noon to 3pm on class days. Specific dates for the training can be found on our Public Training page.

Please register with course instructor Ralph Pagone at the station at (412) 366-2910 or home at (412) 366-8620. The cost is $25 per person per class. Emergency response personnel and their immediate families qualify for a discount.
Submitted by: mmurray
September 11, 2014


Highway Safety Program Class

Members of the Berkeley Hills and Evergreen Fire Companies attended the Highway Safety Program on Tuesday November 26th hosted by the Berkeley Hills Fire Company.

The program instructed by Operational Supervisor Steve Kline from the Ross West View EMS Authority reinforced the aspect of situational awareness involving roadway incidents. Roadway related injuries and fatalities continue to plague not only the emergency services fields but all roadway workers who have to deal with anything involving our nation’s highways.

The program gave each student the understanding of how we can improve our safety as well as the motorists who are unaware of our presence during these incidents.

Thank you Steve, for a very informative and educational program.


Submitted by: roofcracker88
December 03, 2013


Berkeley Hills Hosts Commercial Building Training

On October 22, 2013 the Berkeley Hills Fire Company had the rare opportunity to train fire company members in fire department responses to commercial properties. Acquired properties are not always available and liability concerns always seem to reduce the opportunities even more. The motto for the class was “Breaking the Mentality”. Far too often we are seeing firefighters responding to commercial property emergencies the same way we respond to residential emergencies. Our goal for this program was to bring to light the differences firefighters will face in commercial properties vs. residential. With the help of the proposed Northway Mall development in the coming future, the old Northway Elementary School is slated to be demolished to make way for some new construction. Deputy Chief Story who has been working for the last 4 months to get this program off the ground recently finalized all paperwork and agreements to begin the training. LRC Property Management who is heading this development has been very open and helpful throughout this entire training venture. On Tuesday night 10-22, 2013, multiple fire companies were able to partake in this training which consisted of 4 practical evolutions.

The first station instructed by Deputy Chief Story, was commercial forcible entry which allowed students to force doors and work through the lock to gain access to commercial buildings.

The second station instructed by Instructor Coleman, was commercial Outside Ventilation Practices focusing on targeted OV responsibilities and building size-up.

The third station instructed by Truck Captain Morgan, was Commercial Laddering which gave an overview of what priorities should be considered when laddering and how these differ from residential.

And the last station instructed by Truck Lieutenant Doubt, was Wall Breeching which focused on masonry breeching if the need to gain access or safe haven arises during firefighting operations.

Companies represented were Stations 191, 246, 247, 259, and 261. A total of 40 firefighters attended this training.

Berkeley Hills Fire Company would like to thank Gary O’nesti from LRC who was instrumental in bringing the training to light. Without his effort this would not have been possible. Thank You!




Submitted by: roofcracker88
October 24, 2013


West View Fire Prevention

10.12.13

Thanks to West View Fire Department for inviting us to their annual fire prevention day at West View Plaza.




Submitted by: Guido
October 12, 2013


Houston Fire Rescue Line of Duty Death

The Berkeley Hills Fire Company would like to extend its most hearth felt sympathies to the Houston Fire Department on the loss of four of your brothers. May the Lord accept you with open arms. Rest easy brothers.
Submitted by: roofcracker88
June 03, 2013


Duncan Avenue Structure Fire

On April 2nd around 07:45am, Truck 247 was alerted to respond to the 1600 block of Duncan Ave for a reported fire in the building. Rescue Engine 188 arrived on scene with a working fire and requested the 2nd alarm which brought in the Truck. Truck arrived on scene side alpha. Crews went to work throwing ladders, searches, and assisting the interior crew with ventilation and overhaul. Around 09:00, the Truck was ready for service.


Submitted by: mmurray
April 06, 2013


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