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May, 2017:

Firefighters Complete Annual Hazmat Update

Firefighters participated in their annual Hazardous Materials Operations update. This update keeps our firefighters ready for the most current hazards and our skills sharp for any incident that may arise. Firefighters trained on ways to clean hazardous materials off ourselves, mitigate minor incidents, and rescue individuals from these type of calls. Attached are a few pictures of this class.


House Fire and a Cover Assignment Make for a Busy Night

Rescue¬†10 and Vent 500 were added to the assignment for Skyline Drive in Hempfield 2 VFD’s first due for the working house fire with entrapment. Rescue and Service 10 staged near the front of the house with Fort Allen VFD’s RIT crews for the duration of the fire. Vent 500 provided air monitoring and completed ventilation post extinguishment. First arriving companies successfully pulled the trapped individual from the house. Units were released when the fire was deemed out.

A short while after returning this incident several Hempfield Township Fire Bureau units were requested to transfer. Engine 10 along with Engine 104 transferred to Sewickley Township to cover while their companies were working a house fire. Station 61 provided first due coverage for the combined response area while the Engine was in Sewickley Twp.