Friday, October 30, 2015
REMINDER: When you change your clocks this weekend remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
At 1541 Stations 207, 114 (Braddock HIlls), and 153 (Forest Hills) were dispatched for a vehicle accident with fluids on the roadway at Yost Boulevard and Brinton Road in Braddock Hills. 207 Rescue responded and held the assignment to 207 minor fluid containment.Command: 207 Chief (Rydzak)Units Responding: 207 Rescue
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Keep Your Family Safe with a Working Smoke Alarm in Every Bedroom! The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.Did you know that half of the home fire deaths result from fires reported 11 pm and 7 am, when most people are asleep?Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, fire spreads and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
Monday, August 24, 2015
At 1151 Stations 207, 113 (Braddock), 153 (Forest Hills), and 171 (Homestead) were dispatched to the 500 block of Hawkins Avenue for a reported garage fire. 207 Chief on scene with a fully involved garage on fire on Reeves Way. Crews stretched 1 3/4" preconnect for fire extinguishment. Reeves Way command cancelled all units with the exception of 207. Allegheny County Fire Marshal notified to investigate the cause of the fire.Command: 207 Chief (Rydzak)
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The North Braddock Fireman's Street Fair is coming back to Wolfe Avenue in front of the fire station! The dates are July 22 - 25. There will be food, fun, games, hayride, and much more.There will be a firemans parade on July 25 beginning at 6pm. The parade route will begin at Good Shepherd Church on Brinton Road in Braddock Hills and conclude at the street fair.More info to come as it becomes available!
Monday, May 11, 2015
At 1526 Stations 207, 278 (Swissvale), 137 (Edgewood) and 171 (Homestead) were dispatched to 7546 Ormond Street in Swissvale for a reported residential structure fire. 278 Chief on scene minutes later with a working duplex fire in the rear of the structure. 207 Engine arrived on scene and established a second water supply at Woodstock Avenue and Ellesmere Street. At this point Ormond Street command requested a second alarm bringing stations 293 (West Mifflin), 292 (West Homestead), 203 (Munhall) and 161 (Glassport). Multiple handlines were stretched for an interior attack. Shortly after being inside crews were pushed out by the fire and heat the fire quickly advanced and command requested all units working go defensive. Extensive overhaul was performed making sure all of the fire was extinguished. Multiple fire departments called in for manpower due to the heat. Utilities and Allegheny County Fire Marshal notified to investigate the cause of the fire.Command: 278 Chief (Wilhelm)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
At 0028 Stations 171 (Homestead), 292 (West Homestead), and 232 (Pleasant Hills) were dispatched to 548 Dickson Street in Homestead for a reported commercial structure fire. Homestead PD on scene moments later reporting a working structure fire. 171 TK on scene with heavy fire throughout a two story commercial structure with 171 Chief in command. Command then requested a second alarm bringing stations: 203 (Munhall), 133 (Duquesne), 201 (Munhall), 294 (West Mifflin) and 207 (North Braddock). Multiple hydrants were taken and multiple handlines were stretched for fire extinguishment. Multiple other fire departments were called along with 161 (Glassport) for RIT. Crews performed extensive overhaul to make sure there were no more hot spots. 207 Engine was released by command. Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.Command: 171 Chief (Barca)
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.
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