Just after 5am this morning, the structure assignment was transmitted for a report of flames and smoke coming from the apartment above the Trail View on Industry Road in 145’s district. 140 Assistant 2 (Michaels) arrived within minutes of dispatch and confirmed the working fire dispatch. 145EN was first arriving, followed by 147EN. 147EN established a water supply and began assisting with suppression activities. As additional companies began arriving, command requested the 2nd alarm be transmitted, along with additional companies by request and station fills to provide coverage. Units worked for approximately 2 hours to bring the fire under control. 147 units cleared the scene after about 4 hours. Great work by all responders, and our thoughts are with those affected by this incident. (Photos by Central members and local news media).
Companies on Scene:
Buena Vista VFC
Elizabeth Township Fire Department
Blaine Hill VFC
Elizabeth Boro V.F.C.
Glassport Fire Department - Station 161
Volunteer Fireman's Association of Liberty Borough
Lincoln Boro VFRC #1
Munhall Volunteer Fire Co. # 1
Versailles Volunteer Fire Company
White Oak Volunteer Fire Company #1, Station 299
Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Company
Rostraver Central Fire Department
Sutersville Volunteer Fire Department
Duquesne Annex VFC
Vigilant Hose Company #1 Of Port Vue; Station 237
Jefferson Hills Fire-Rescue
West Newton Volunteer Fire Company
Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company
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It is with great honor that we announce that we have begun the process of a departmental merger with the Elizabeth Township Fire Department. We are confident that this will enhance and streamline our operations, and allow us to continue to provide the highest level of service to the residents and visitors of Elizabeth Township. Stay tuned to our social media accounts for updates as this process continues. Any questions, please direct to PIO@central147.com.
The Officers and Members of the Central Volunteer Fire Company would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Associate Member Linda Salim, who passed away last week. Linda was the wife of our Treasurer Louis (Jim) Salim, and mother of Firefighter Matt Salim. Please keep Linda’s family in your prayers during their time of sorrow.
Just after 5am this morning, the structure assignment was transmitted for a report of flames and smoke coming from the apartment above the Trail View on Industry Road in 145’s district. 140 Assistant 2 (Michaels) arrived within minutes of dispatch and confirmed the working fire dispatch. 145EN was first arriving, followed by 147EN. 147EN established a water supply and began assisting with suppression activities. As additional companies began arriving, command requested the 2nd alarm be tra...
This morning, the #CentralVolunteers were alerted to assist the Elizabeth Township Fire Department with a tree down on wires, that subsequently started a small brush fire. The Attack and Engine assisted with suppression and overhaul. While on this incident, the Rescue was alerted for a vehicle crash on Hayden Boulevard near the GetGo. That call was quickly cancelled when police units found no crash in the area.
It is with deep regret that we must announce that the upcoming Grand Central Train Show scheduled for September 2020 has been postponed until January 2021 (tentatively) due to the #COVID19 situation. We are sad to have to have come to this decision, considering this is one of our main fundraising activities during the year, but the safety of our vendors, patrons, and members is of the utmost importance. Please continue to follow our official social media accounts and website for more information...
Just after 03:30hrs, the first alarm was transmitted for reports of a fire at the Buena Vista Pool on Styche Street in the Buena Vista section of the Township. 140AST1 arrived and confirmed a working fire in the locker room/restroom building with fire throughout. The fire was under control within 45 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal.
Today, 147 Rescue and Squad underwent our tri-annual inspection by EMS West in order to recertify our Quick Response Service licensure. This inspection is held every three years and involves on site inspection of our basic life support medical equipment, as well as ensuring our roster of medically trained personnel is up to date. As a QRS, our certified Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and Pre-Hospital Registered Nurses respond and provide life saving treatment and care prior to the ar...
In honor of National EMS Week (May 17th-23rd, 2020), we would like to take a moment to recognize our friends at SouthEast Regional EMS for the services that they provide to our area, and the assistance that they provide is on scenes day in and day out. We would also like to recognize our very own EMS providers within Central VFC.Did you know?... Central VFC operates as one of 3 Quick Response Services, or QRS, in Elizabeth Township? A QRS is licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of H...
We are proud to announce that the Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth Township has been re-certified as a Participating Department through the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner. To attain this certification, a department must have a certain percentage of members who are Pro Board certified to various fire service qualification levels such as: Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Hazardous Materials, etc. We are especially proud of this recertification cycle since we wer...
The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb”, but it certainly appears to have been a lion the whole month this year. With everything going on in our world, you can rest assured that we have a dedicated group of volunteers ready to assist you. During the month of March, we handled 27 calls for service, bringing our year to date total to 77. We can get through these hard times together. Remember, together, through #SocialDistancing and practicing good person...
Yesterday evening, the #EngineCompany responded on the 1st alarm to Calhoun Road in Lincoln Borough for a reported structure fire. Police arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. 147 Engine assisted with suppression operations and overhaul. This is the 4th working fire the #CentralVolunteers have responded to already this year. Scene photos obtained from the Volunteer Fireman's Association of Liberty Borough Facebook page.
The Grand Central Train Show is now in its 5th year!September 12th (10am-4pm) and September 13th (9am-3pm)We have over 60 different vendors covering over 180 tables! All gauges are represented, with parts and miscellaneous Items to make your layout complete. We also have 5 different layouts on display and for kids to interact with. The following groups are regular attendees of our show: Pittsburgh Independent Hi-Railers --- O gauge Pittsburgh S Gaugers --- S Gauge (2 dif...
This afternoon, the 1st Alarm was transmitted for a reported shed on fire on Hillview Drive in the first due. Upon marking on the air, 147 Station reported a header visible from the firehouse. EMS units arrived and confirmed a working fire behind a residence. 142 Truck was first arriving and stretched on the fire, with 147 Engine quickly behind to assist with suppression and utility control. During the course of suppression activities, a water line break occurred creating a separate incident. Cr...
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