Girl Scouts visit Kirwan
A group of Girl Scouts from Collier Township came to Kirwan Heights for a station tour and fire prevention class. The girls watched a video, followed by a demonstration of how firefighters look when fully dressed out, then took a tour of the station and apparatus.
Vehicle Fire - I-79 Northbound
At around 9:00, crews responded to a report of a vehicle fire on I-79 northbound, just prior to the Kirwan Heights exit. Upon arrival, EMS found a working engine compartment fire, and E124 arrived soon after and quickly extinguished the fire. R124 assisted police with traffic control until units returned to service.
Air Management Class
Chief Nick Sohyda (Mt. Lebanon Fire) led an air management class for Collier Township Firemens' Association. The class consisted of a classroom session followed by rotation through several timed scenarios. Firefighters practiced conserving their air supply during strenuous physical exertion.
Old Glory Back in Place at Vanadium
In February, the old flag pole was damaged in a windstorm and had to be removed. After several weeks, workers completed the installation of the brand new 75' flag pole at the corner of Washington Pike and Vanadium Road. KHFD would like to thank the Collier Township commissioners, road department, Stan Yablonski (township road department supervisor), and Rick Hess from Selective Insurance for assisting us in completing this project.
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Oxyacetylene Cutting Torch Training
Bill Lacey led a training class on the use of oxyacetylene cutting torches during rescue operations. Members were able to gain valuable hands-on time with several guardrails and I-beams.
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Clean Up Collier
About 75 volunteers braved the wind, cold and rain to clean up Collier on Saturday, April 16th. Afterward, volunteers gathered at the Township Building for lunch and a door prize drawing. Thank you to all organizations who helped make this a success!
Cub Scout Visit
KHFD hosted a fire prevention presentation and station tour to area cub scouts. Director of Operations Joe Wissel led the presentation, followed by a tour of the station and apparatus.
KHFD receives $60,000 AFG Grant
Congratulations to the Kirwan Heights Fire Department and its officers for obtaining an AFG Grant from FEMA. The total amount of the award is approximately $60,000 and will be used to purchase replacement fire and rescue equipment. More >>
MVC on I-79
Stations 124/770 were dispatched to I-79 southbound for a vehicle crash with rollover and one occupant entrapped. Crews exctricated the patient and transported him to Allegheny General Hospital. Fluid & debris were cleaned up and the scene released to police.