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Lenten Fish Fry

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.



7 Alarm Multiple Commercial Dwellings on Fire

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)



Mutual Aid Dwelling Fire

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



Ash Wednesday Fish Fry

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!



2nd Alarm Mutual Aid Dwelling Fire

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 Rescue

Command: 122 Chief (Zatlin)

Operations: 207 Chief (Rydzak)



2015 Civil and Operational Officers

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.


President - Paul Catania

Vice President - Matt Druzisky

Treasurer - Alan Rydzak

Secretary - Bev Rydzak

Trustees - Alan Rydzak, Jamo Sepesy, Jesse Rydzak, Terry Culligan & Mike Lovas


Chief - Anthony Rydzak

Assistant Chief - Jerome Sepesy

Captain - Nathan Rydzak

Captain - Brian Kelly

Lieutenant - Terry Culligan



Working Residential Dwelling Fire

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 Squad

Command: 207 Chief (Rydzak)



Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

Sunday, November 30, 2014  Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires each year cause by Christmas Trees. Carefully decorating your Christmas Tree and following the recommendations for Christmas Lights can make your holiday safer. Below you will find safety tips for Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights.


Many artificial trees are fire resistant. If you buy one, look for a statement specifying this protection. A fresh tree will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard than a dry tree. To check for freshness, remember: 

  •           A fresh tree is green.
  •           Fresh needles are hard to pull from branches.
  •           When bent between your fingers, fresh needles do not break.
  •           The trunk butt of a fresh tree is sticky with resin.
  •           The tree is too dry when the trunk is bounced and needles fall off.
Place tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. Heated rooms dry trees out rapidly, creating fire hazards.

Cut off about two inches of the trunk to expose fresh wood for better water absorption. Trim away branches as necessary to set tree trunk in the base of a sturdy, water-holding stand with wide spread feet. Keep the stand filled with water while the tree is indoors.

Place the tree out of the way of traffic and do not block doorways. Use thin guy-wires to secure a large tree to walls or ceiling. These wires are almost invisible.


Indoors or outside, use only lights that have been tested for safety. Identify these by the label from an independent testing laboratory.

Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Discard damaged sets or repair them before using.

Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, house, walls or other firm support to protect from wind damage.

Use no more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.

Turn off all lights on trees and other decorations when you go to bed or leave the house. Lights could short and start a fire.

Never use electric lights on a metallic tree.

The tree can become charged with electricity from faulty lights, and any person touching a branch could be electrocuted! To avoid this danger, use colored spotlights above or beside a tree, never fastened onto it!

Keep “bubbling” lights away from children. These lights with their bright colors and bubbling movement can tempt curious children to break candle-shaped glass, which can cut, and attempt to drink liquid, which contains a hazardous chemical.



Exclusive Christmas Tree Safety Tips from NIST


Winter months hold the highest for Carbon Monoxide Incidents

Friday, November 7, 2014   As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heat the number of Carbon Monoxide incidents rise significantly. November thru February represent the leading months of CO poisoning, with the peak being in December. In 2010, fire departments in the United States ran 80,000 non-fire incidents where CO was found. From 1999-2010 an average of 430 people were killed due to CO poisoning. Remember to check your CO detector and make sure the batteries are replaced and working properly. 

Click on the the headline above and click on the PDF file containing more information on Carbon Monoxide Safety.



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