3/4/17: MVC with rollover on West Run Road

3/4/17: Company 20 was dispatched for a reported MVC with rollover on West Run Road near Stewartstown Road. A Monongalia County Sheriff’s department unit who was in the area and arrived first on scene reported a single SUV on its roof and over an embankment with no one in or around the vehicle. Squad 203 responded and upon arriving on scene completed a secondary search with MON EMS and Mon County SD to ensure that there was no victim(s) at the incident. Squad 203’s crew then performed traffic control and scene lighting for towing personnel during the extensive vehicle recovery before returning to service.

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3/3/17: Structure Fire – Wildlife Hill Road (Cheat Lake)

3/3/17: Company 20 was dispatched 3rd due to Wildlife Hill Road for a structure fire. Initial dispatch of the call was for a general fire alarm that was quickly upgraded to confirmed structure fire when the residents called in to report that the rear of their house was on fire. Engine 209 and Unit 202 responded to the incident and upon arrival were tasked by Co 14 command with deploying E209’s apartment load due to responding units being unable to get up the icy driveway. Unfortunately the remote location of the structure, hazardous early morning road conditions, strong wind conditions and lack of definitive water supply caused the structure to be a total loss. Company 20 units remained on scene for approximately six hours during the initial dispatch and were called upon again later in the day to assist with a rekindle of the structure.

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2/18/17: Vehicle fire on I-79N at the 159MM

2/18/17: Company 20 was dispatched to a reported tractor trailer fire on I-79 northbound near the WV/PA state line at the 159MM. Engine 201, Engine 209, Squad 203 and Medic 21 responded within minutes of dispatch and upon arrival found the trailer portion of the tractor trailer heavily involved in fire. All traffic northbound was immediately shutdown while crews operated to control the fire which appeared to have started in the area of the trailer’s wheels. Luckily, the driver of the semi was able to notice the flames early, pull to a safe area and remove the tractor from the fully loaded trailer (carrying frozen broccoli). Thanks to the quick and efficient work of Co. 20 personnel on scene the fire was able to be contained to the wheels and outside back portion of the trailer without extension into the box of the trailer or the payload. After primary extinguishment of the fire the left lane of I-79 N was able to be reopened to traffic while awaiting WVDOH to take over traffic control. Once WVDOH arrived on scene primary traffic control was turned over to the WVDOH crew and all Co. 20 personnel returned to service.

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“Fire is everyone’s fight”

“Fire is Everyone’s Fight” is a FEMA program designed to unite the fire service, civilians and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. FEMA estimates that 16,000 people are killed/injured by fire every year. The most common cause of fire is cooking.

Simple steps to take to help prevent fire and related injury while cooking are:

  1. Be as cautious as possible while cooking and baking.
  2. Do not wear loose fitting clothes while cooking.
  3. Keep a “3 foot kid free zone” around all cooking areas.
  4. Keep all burnable materials clear of all hot surfaces / open flame.
  5. Turn pot/pan handles in.

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!! Make sure to install smoke detectors inside and outside all sleeping rooms as well as on every level of your home with hard wired detectors with battery backup being the best option. Make sure to test all detectors once a month and change batteries every six months.

Seconds count in case of a fire emergency. Make sure to establish and practice multiple routes to escape your home in case of a fire. Once safely out of your home GET OUT, STAY OUT and do not re-enter the structure for ANY reason.

Below is a short video presented by FEMA and the United States Fire Administration that you can share with your friends and family to help educate them about the dangers of fire.

 FIRE IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT

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2/4/17: Vehicle Fire (I-79 @ Exit 155 S)

2/4/17: Company 20 was alerted for a vehicle fire on I-79 South at the 155 exit ramp. Engine 209 responded and upon arriving on scene found one vehicle heavily involved in fire with negative entrapment. During fire attack the exit ramp was shut down for firefighter and drivers’ safety, but was reopened quickly after the vehicle was extinguished. E209 remained on scene until WVDOH arrived to take over traffic control and the vehicle could be towed from the roadway.

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1/30/2017: Structure Fire – Dug Hill Road (Brookhaven)

1/30/2017: Companies 12, 14, 20 and Tanker 172 were alerted for a reported structure fire on Dug Hill Road. Engine 209, Unit 202 and Rescue 205 responded to the call with a total of 14 personnel. While en-route additional information was obtained that the nature of the fire was a chimney fire with possible extension. First arriving units on scene found a small but active chimney fire and began fire suppression. Luckily due to the early discovery of the fire and call to 911 by the homeowners the fire was able to be quickly extinguished without extension to the rest of the structure. All units were on scene for approximately thirty minutes and then returned to service.

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1/25/2017: Vehicle Fire at Circle K – Point Marion Road

1/25/2017: Company 20 was dispatched to our 2nd due for reports of a vehicle fire by a gas pump at CircleK on Point Marion Road. Engine 201 responded with six to reports of flames showing from the engine compartment of a small dump truck which was parked by the gas pumps. Fortunately due to the actions of the gas station personnel shutting down the pumps and a Co. 14 and two Co. 20 POV firefighters applying fire extinguishers to the seat of the fire most of the incident was mitigated prior to E201’s arrival. Company 20 personnel remained on scene until the wrecker loaded the vehicle then E201 cleared the scene and returned to service.

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1/21/2017: Service Call – Cat in engine compartment

 

Sometimes we also answer calls to help our furry friends! Earlier tonight, Company 20 was alerted for a service call related to a cat trapped inside an engine compartment. It took some time and creative thinking, but by lifting the car and removing a tire, responders were able to find and free the animal. The cat has since been transferred to the care of a local veterinarian.

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Close your door while you sleep

Closing your door at night while you sleep and having multiple working smoke detectors in your home is paramount to surviving a fire that may start in your home. Below you will find a news story done by KDKA in Pittsburgh showing real life footage of a fire in a residence. In the video you will see that even with fire directly outside the bedroom with the door closed the space inside is virtually untouched, however, a bedroom down the hall from the fire with the door open would have been full of smoke and fire. Visit http://www.closeyourdoor.org for more information.

CLOSE YOUR DOOR – KDKA NEWS

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