In Memory of
Chief Emeritus
John C. Haschke


2015 Call Stats
Fire
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499
QRS
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776
TOTAL
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1,275



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The boys from the hill....
1,275 calls for service
in 2015

Recent Calls

Call Information (Blue = Medical, Red = Fire)
2016-06-21 16:42:30.000000 ALFRCOM F2 FIRE ALARM COM BLDG SHENANIGANS ROS at 2310 BABCOCK BLVD ROS
2016-06-21 12:25:23.000000 ALFRRES F2 FIRE ALARM RES BLDG 102 CHERRINGTON DR btwn SANGREE RD and GOLDSMITH RD ROS
2016-06-20 16:22:35.000000 29B4U Q1 TRAFFIC - UNKNOWN STATUS (UNK # INJ) EYEGLASS WORLD ROS at 7498 MCKNIGHT RD ROS
2016-06-20 15:42:58.000000 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST 105 CRESTLINE DR btwn IDAWAY DR and END ROS
2016-06-20 07:25:45.000000 ALFRCOM F2 FIRE ALARM COM BLDG VFW SHA at 643 WETZEL RD SHA

Latest Highlights

Truck goes to water rescue in 246 first due

As local storms moved in, members stepped up to put more staffing in the firehouse. At 2223 the call was received for a woman trapped in her car in flood water in the area of 2115 Babcock Blvd (Monte Cello's Restaurant). The Truck responded with 7, the squad with 3, and the deputy. EMS arrived on scene and was able to assist the woman out of her car. The deputy was unable to get to 2115 Babcock due to flooding conditions at the intersection of Babcock and Peoples road. With rain still falling and Monte Cello's being surrounded on 4 sides by water, the swift water rescue team was requested from 188 and 149. Once some of the water receded making it safer for the occupants of the Monte cellos to evacuate they did so. once the restaurant was evacuated the crew from 188 proceeded down Babcock to the area of best feeds to assist the deputy with over 2 feet of water. The volunteers operated for about an hour before returning to service.




Submitted by: ColemanD
June 17, 2016


Sunday Box Alarm

As the truck was on its way to a car show at the Masonic Temple, the box alarm was sounded for an odor of smoke in the building at the Waldorf Park Apartments. The truck responded and added an additional engine to supplement the first due engine. 247 truck arrived reporting nothing evident, and the engine arrived shortly after taking their own hydrant and stretching the 400'. Upon investigation an odor of smoke was found on division 2. The ladder truck forced entry to the apartment to find a pot of meat left on the stove. Truck 297 assisted with ventilation and all companies were returned.


Submitted by: ColemanD
June 06, 2016


May 2016

With the completion of May the volunteers responded to 28 fire runs and 62 EMS runs. Bringing the year to date call stats to 189 Fire and 357 EMS runs totaling 546 runs. One of the highlight incidents of the month was a row house fire in the borough of Millvale.

At 0747 on May 8th, 2016 the 191 box was dropped for smoke coming from the building. The ladder truck responded with 7 volunteers and operated as the second due truck company. 191 went on the scene with fire showing from divisions 1 & 2. The crew split up into inside and outside crews, the inside conducting a search, and the outside doing ladder and vent work. Shortly after making the fire floor the fire grew intensely forcing the crew out. After regrouping the men then went to the bravo exposure and trench cut the roof in an effort to stop the spread of fire. The fire grew to 3 alarms before getting a handle on the fire. The crew did some overhaul and went back in service.


Submitted by: ColemanD
June 01, 2016


Hands and Heart Mission Donation

Over the past few weeks, members of the Berkeley Hills Fire Company have been doing some spring cleaning at our Fire Station. During the cleanup, we found numerous usable kitchen items that were in great condition and not ready to be simply thrown out. This past weekend, members of our Fire Company met with a member of the Hands and Heart Mission from Gallitzen, PA, to donate nearly 100 kitchen items, including pots, pans, and utensils, for their use. The Hands and Heart Mission makes yearly trips in January to the poorest towns in Haiti, where their goal is to "strive to model a simple and balanced life within community." The Mission representative stated that the donations from the department will likely go to the orphanages who house hundreds of infants and children. For more information regarding Hands and Heart Mission, as well as the 2017 Sea Container Collection List, please see their website at http://ccwsisters.org/haiti-outreach-project/sea-container-collection-list/
Submitted by: mmurray
May 12, 2016


2016 Schedule of CPR and First Aid Classes

Berkeley Hills Fire Company announces its schedule of CPR and First Aid Classes for 2016. 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.

The list of 2016 dates can be found on the Public Training portion of our website.


Submitted by: mmurray
November 27, 2015


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