2016 NBFD Fish Fry

Wednesday, January 20, 2016   The 2016 NBFD Fish Fry and the Lenten season is quickly approaching. The North Braddock VFD Inc. will run its annual Fish Fry from Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. The dates will be as follows:

February: 10, 12, 19, 26

March: 4, 11, 18, and 25

Attached you will find the menu and pricing for the 2016 NBFD Lenten Fish Fry.



2016 Officers

Friday, January 1, 2016   The North Braddock VFD Inc. would like to congratulate the 2016 Operational Officers and 2016 Administrative Officers.

Administrative Officers

President - Paul Catania

Vice President - Mike Pocsatko

Secretary - Bev Rydzak

Treasurer - Alan Rydzak

Trustees - Alan Rydzak

                    Mike Lovas

                    Jamo Sepesy

                    Jesse Rydzak

                    Terry Culligan

Operational Officers

Chief - Anthony Rydzak

Assistant Chief - Jerome Sepesy

Captains - Terry Culligan

                    Brian Kelly

Lieutenant - Jesse Rydzak



Vehicle Fire

Thursday, December 31, 2015   Stations 207, 113 (Braddock), 238 (Rankin) dispatched to Eighth Street and Talbot Avenue in Braddock for a reported vehicle fire. Moments later Braddock Police on scene stating a fully involved dump truck on fire. Crews from 113 and 238 stretched preconnects for fire extinguishment. 207 provided additional manpower.

Command: 113 Chief (Petrovic)

Units Working: 113 Engine, 207 Engine, 238 Engine



Change Your Clocks & Your Batteries

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!



Motor Vehicle Accident

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



Fire Prevention Week Coming October 4-10

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!



Fully Involved Garage Fire

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)



2015 NBFD Street Fair

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!



Mutual Aid Dwelling Fire

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)



Mutual Aid Commercial Structure Fire

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)



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