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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Since the 1930's the Borough of North Braddock has been in a decline in population. Largely due to the diminishing steel industry in the region. The population in the 1930's was thriving with 16.782. According to the 2012 census the population has decreased more than 50% since 1930 bringing the current population of the borough to 4847. With that decline this brought the Borough of North Braddock over 360 vacant and dilapidated structures. To tear down over 360 vacant structures the borough would have to pay over 2 million dollars. The North Braddock VFD, North Braddock Borough, North Braddock Cares, Slippery Rock University, and Penn State students decided to team up and tackle one of the biggest projects these groups have done. This board up project consisted of about 60 volunteers. This group boarded up over 100 vacant structures and making sure they are secured for public safety.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
At 1546 Stations 207, 153 (Forest Hills), 113 (Braddock), and 171 RIT (Homestead) were dispatched to the 200 block of Lobinger Avenue in North Braddock for a possible residential structure fire. 207 Chief arrived on scene and found a 2 1/2 story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing. 207 Engine secured a water supply at Hawkins Avenue and Second Street. Crews stretched multiple handlines for fire extinguishment. 153 Truck performed ventilation and assisted with fire extinguishment. A second alarm was called for manpower bringing 227 (Penn Hills #7), 192 (Monroeville #1), and 135 (East McKeesport). The fire was brought under control in a little over an hour. Extensive overhaul was performed to make sure all the remaining hot spots were out. The utilities were notified as well as the Allegheny County Fire Marshal for the investigation.Command: 207 Chief (Rydzak)Units Responding: 207 Engine, 153 Truck Rescue & Engine, 113 Engine, Engine 2 & Rescue, 171 Squad, 192 Engine, 227 Engine, 135 Rescue
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The famous NBFD Fish Fry will beginning Ash Wednesday February 18. As we finalize the menu and prices this site will be updated accordingly.
Friday, January 23, 2015
At 0426 Stations 171 (Homestead), 292 (West Homestead), 232 (Pleasant Hills) were dispatched for a reporting structure fire on East 8th Avenue in Homestead. PD arrived moments later and found a well involved structure with confirmed entrapment. 171 on scene with a well involved commercial building with entrapment. 171 Truck crew made multiple grabs from the burning structure. Stations 293 (West Mifflin), and 133 (Duquesne), and 161 RIT (Glassport) were dispatched for manpower. Additional manpower was requested by 171 Chief bringing stations 201 (Munhall), 203 (Munhall), 207 (North Braddock), and 199 (Mount Oliver). As 207 Engine arrived on scene and reported to command performed a search of the exposure building with negative results. Crews were evacuated due to structural collapse. Multiple fire companies called in for extinguishment and overhaul operations. ACFM is investigating.Command: 171 Chief (Barca)
Monday, January 19, 2015
At 0605 Stations 120 (Chalfant), 153 (Forest Hills) and 303 (Wilkins #3) were dispatche for a possible apartment fire in the 300 block of Lynnwood Avenue in Chalfant. As units were marking up PD and EMS on scene and reported nothing showing. 303 Truck entered the dead and street first with 120 Engine behind them securing a water supply. 153 Engine arrived just behind them as units determined there was a working fire in the first floor apartment. 153 Engine crew stretched a line off of 303 Truck and entered the apartment where a bedroom fire was located. After difficulty getting water pressure the bedroom fire was knocked but crews found heavy fire extension in the ceiling and running the walls. With this update and smoke beginning to push from the second and third floors command requested a second alarm bringing 122 Rescue (Churchill), 302 (Wilkins #1) and a special call for 207 Engine. As crews began to open up the upper floors a large amount of fire was discovered on both the second and third floors. This along with a severe drop in water pressure led to the building being evacuated as crews regrouped and secured an additional water supply. Personnel were able to get the bulk of the fire knocked down shortly after, but extensive overhaul had to take place due to the fire load. During the course of the incident multiple mutual aid companies were requested for manpower. These companies included 304 Engine (Wilkins #4), 137 Rescue (Edgewood), 227 Rescue (Penn Hills #7), 135 RIT (East McKeesport), and 196 RIT (Monroeville #6). Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating.Command: 120 Chief (Wroblewski)Operations: 153 Assistant (Colella)Units Working: 120 Engine, 153 Engine and Truck, 303 Truck and Attack, 207 Engine, 122 Rescue, 302 Engine, 304 Engine, 227 Rescue, 135 Rescue, and 196 Rescue
Sunday, January 11, 2015
It is starting to become that time of year again for the famous NBFD Fish Fry! Ash Wednesday is February 18th. Check back often for menu and pricing updates!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
At 0855 Stations 122 (Churchill), 153 Engine (Forest Hills), 302 Engine (Wilkins Twp #1), and 137 RIT (Edgewood) were alerted for a dwelling fire in the 100 block of Kings Dale Road in Churchill.122 Chief arrived on scene and found heavy fire in the rear of the structure that was already starting to burn through the roof. 122 Rescue and 137 Rescue arrived and advanced lines to attack the fire. 303 Truck and 302 Engine arrived and assisted with initial fire ground operations. With heavy fire from the roof and water issues 122 Chief called for a 2nd Alarm. This brought 207 Engine, 304 Engine (Wilkins Twp #4), 225 Truck (Penn Hills #5), 227 Engine (Penn Hills #7), 135 RIT (East McKeesport), 196 RIT (Monroeville #6). After pulling the crews out of the structure to solve the water issues the fire was knocked down and crews returned interior to finish extinguishment. The fire was placed under control in 90 minutes.Units Working: 122 Rescue, 153 Engine, 302 Engine, 137 Rescue, 207 Engine, 225 Truck, 227 Engine, 135 Rescue, 196 RescueCommand: 122 Chief (Zatlin)Operations: 207 Chief (Rydzak)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
North Braddock Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate the 2015 Civil and Operational officers and wish them the best of luck.CivilPresident - Paul CataniaVice President - Matt DruziskyTreasurer - Alan RydzakSecretary - Bev RydzakTrustees - Alan Rydzak, Jamo Sepesy, Jesse Rydzak, Terry Culligan & Mike LovasOperationalChief - Anthony RydzakAssistant Chief - Jerome SepesyCaptain - Nathan RydzakCaptain - Brian KellyLieutenant - Terry Culligan
Monday, December 1, 2014
At 1018 Stations 207, 113 (Braddock), 153 (Forest Hills) & 135 (East McKeesport) were dispatched for a reported residential structure fire at 1611 Brinton Avenue in North Braddock. North Braddock PD on scene minutes later with a working structure fire. 207 Engine secured a water supply at Brinton Avenue and Ravine Street. Multiple handlines were stretched for fire extinguishment. Crews performed overhaul and extinguished the remaining hot spots. Utilities were notified along with the Allegheny County Fire Marshal for the investigation. Crews from 207 remained on scene to assist the Fire Marshal.Units Working: 207 Engine, Rescue & Squad, 113 Engine & Rescue, 153 Truck, 171 SquadCommand: 207 Chief (Rydzak)
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