28 Jul
2012

Commercial Structure Fire

Firefighters from Kirwan Heights, Bower Hill, Heidelberg, and Glendale Fire Departments were dispatched for the report of a commercial structure fire at 600 Mayer Street, Universal Stainless & Alloy. Onscene, firefighters were presented with a room and contents fire and smoke showing from first floor windows. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire to the single structure. During overhaul and salvage, Heidelberg Engine 1 contained any remain hot spots with their Compressed Air Foam System.

There were no reported injuries during this incident and all crews returned inservice about 1 hour after the incident started.

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Photos courtesy: M. Quinlan
21 Jul
2012

Gas Leak

Approximately 0100 hours on Saturday morning, Kirwan Heights Fire & EMS and Heidelberg Vol. Fire Department responded to the report of a natural gas pipe struck by construction crews. Crews arrived on scene to find an approximate 10 inch gas main fractured and venting natural gas into the area. Kirwan Heights and Heidelberg remained onscene provided fire suppression and traffic control for 18 hours until gas crews were able to successully, safely cap the gas leak.

Washington Pike was opened to one lane each way about 1800 hours Saturday evening. The northbound lanes will remain closed for up to 4 days while the pipeline is repaired.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
20 Jul
2012

Baltimore Expo 2012

The Officers of Kirwan Heights attended the annual Fire Convention Expo in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday. Officers met with a variety of vendors. Check out the pictures provided by our Officers.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
17 Jul
2012

Heidelberg Racetrack Dedication

Special thanks to the Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department for inviting Kirwan Heights to the historical landmark dedication of the Heidelberg Race Track site at 2100 Washington Pike. During the 1950's and 1960's, Kirwan Heights would assist Heidelberg during large events and with NASCAR races.

Thank you for letting us take part in this peice of history.

Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
16 Jul
2012

Special Thank You…

Kirwan Heights Fire Department & EMS would like to announce that we have partnered with Culligan Water. Culligan Water has graciously donated approximately 300 bottles of water to support our Rehab Program. Culligan Water will also continue to donate about 200 bottles of water ever quarter.

We want to extend our thanks to Culligan Water.

Photos courtesy: Google Images
12 Jul
2012

I-79 Crash

124 Rescue and Heidelberg 170 Engine 1 responded to the report of a 2 car motor vehicle accident on I-79 southbound near the Kirwan Heights Exit. Heidelberg Engine 1 provided traffic safety while firefighters from Kirwan Heights cleared some minor debris off of the interstate. There were no reported injuries.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
2 Jul
2012

Hall of Flame Golf Outing

Collier Township Firefighters Association hosted their Annual Hall of Flame Golf Outing at Nevillewood Country Club. Eighty-six golfers came out to support the Collier Township Firefighters. Thank you to all of those who participated.

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Photos courtesy: T. McDonald