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)



North Braddock Fights Blight w/ Board Up Project

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. 



Residential Dwelling Fire

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



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



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