1ST Responder Newspaper - PA
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Union Fire Company operates a 1987 Western Star/Reo Diamond pumper tanker 750/4000. The unit operated from the 10th District in Maryland.
ERIC RASMUSSEN/FIRST DUE PHOTOGRAPHY
Firefighters scramble to move truck out of harms way with outriggers still out
Ladder 82 is a 1961 American La France 100' which originally served Harrisburg as Ladder 3, then Steelton, and later West Newton. It is now believed to be privately owned.
DENNIS WETHERHOLD JR.
The Star Hose Company of Washington Township operates this 1985 Mack MC/Swab as Rescue 641. It formerly saw service in Upper Saucon, PA
Community Fire Company of Frystown run this 1990 HME/Grumman pumper tanker 1500/2500. The rig once ran out of Malaga, NJ.
Smoke can be scene from miles away
NICK MARKOWITZ JR.
Seven Penn Hills firefighters trapped, three injured At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 26th, a fire was reported in the old Rivers Edge Restaurant along Allegheny River Blvd. Itâ€™s most recent reincarnation was as Vincinos, an Italian restaurant, which closed shortly after opening last year. Firefighters from several Penn Hills departments arrived and started an initial attack with a short water supply as there was only one hydrant in area. The Allegheny River was many feet below them. A tanker assignment was immediately called for. Firefighters initially started an interior attack. but unknown to them were all the additions and layers of construction from over
JUMP TO FILE #032716101 the years and the subbasement, which the fire had been burning underneath for several hours before the fire was noticed. Seven firefighters became trapped and three firefighters suffered injuries but were quickly rescued. The fire was extremely intense and terrifying at points. The large foam unit from Greensburg, Westmoreland County was brought in to help get the massive fire under control. The fire was knocked down, but did rekindle later in evening and was still smoldering in the
morning. A great effort was put forth by all under the leadership of Station 221 Chief Shawn Snyder. On scene units included Penn Hills 221, 222, 225, 227 with Stations 216, 137, 278, 102, and 196 and City Engine 15. Tankers included Aleppo 101, Rural Ridge 175, West Deer 290, Airport 100, Ohio Township 220, Sardis 78, White Valley 64, Washington Twp Richland 241, Monroeville 195, Logan's Ferry 235, Wexford 228. Greensburg Foam 2 arrived as special service as well as multiple EMS and rehab units. - NICK MARKOWITZ