28 Nov
2012

REMINDER: Toys For Tots

The Collier Township Firefighter's Association will be collecting new, unused toys for the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve's Toys For Tots Program this weekend. Click the link below or on the righ column for more information.

Chartiers Valley Patch

28 Nov
2012

BLS Skills Review

Kirwan Heights Fire Department hosted an in-house BLS Skills Review tonight. Members in attendance were asked to perform some of the Basic Life Support skills that we use each and every day on the ambulance. Some of our newer members were taken through an equipment update. Enjoy the photos.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

17 Nov
2012

St. Clair "Adopt-a-Highway"

Kirwan Heights Fire Department, along with Mt. Lebanon and Bower Hill Fire Departments, teamed up with St. Clair Hospital for their "Adopt-a-Highway" campaign along Bower Hill and Vanadium Roads. Fire Departments provided transportation and safety marking while volunteers from St. Clair Hospital and other agencies cleaned up the roadways.

Thank you to St. Clair Hospital's Green Team for inviting us. Please check on the Allegheny County Press Release here.

18 Nov
2012

Child Seat Safety Check

Kirwan Heights Fire Department & UPMC Prehospital Care would like to announce a Child Seat Safey Check day to be held at Kirwan Heights Fire Department. Click here for more information.

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to check your child safety seat.

This event is FREE. There is NO cost for you.

10 Nov
2012

Allegheny Co. Vol. Firefighters

Kirwan Heights Fire Department hosted the November 2012 Allegheny County Volunteer Firefighters Association meeting. Those members in attendance were shown a presentation of our Firefighter Rehab program. Dinner was provided for those in attendance after the meeting.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

10 Nov
2012

Car vs. Building

Kirwan Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a motor vehicle into a building at Pizza Hut. Crews arrived onscene to find minor damage to the exterior of the building and no vehicle onscene. Pictures of the interior have been posted. There was no structural damage found during investigation.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

09 Nov
2012

Fire Danger - Floor Construction

Please take a few minutes and watch this Youtube video. It describes an underlying danger that may be in your home. New, light weight I-beam style floor joists have been shown to fail in as little as 6 minutes during a fire. This is the same amount of time it will take to watch the video!! This should concern Firefighters, residents, and homeowners alike. The video will open your eyes.

http://youtu.be/60sgSPa5_w4

09 Nov
2012

Collection for Homeless Animals

Collier Township Girl Scout Troop 50099 is working towards their Bronze Award. They will be collecting supplies and food for the animals at Animal Friends and are asking the community to donate treats, food, Timothy hay for rabbits, cat litter, fleece blankets and old bath towels.

09 Nov
2012

"Fill the Ambulance"

Kirwan Heights Fire & EMS is announcing the start of our 2nd Annual "Fill the Ambulance" for the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" program. We are currently accepting new, unused toys at our station. Please use the Vanadium Road parking lot entrance. Collection boxes have been placed inside the lower Engine garage. Collection weekends are listed on the right column of our home page.

Our goal this year is to fill 2 ambulances.

Please refrain from dropping off anything that looks like a gun or items containing food, per Toys For Tots policy they will not be collected.

For up-to-date news about our collection progress, please follow the link on the right column of our page.

Photos courtesy: Google Images

02 Nov
2012

Chartiers Valley Primary School

Kirwan Heights Firefighters and EMS Personnel were invited into Chartiers Valley Primary School to speak to the kids about fire prevention and safety. Firefighter Joseph Wissel provided an overview of the equipment used by firefighters during a structure fire. Firefighter Patrick Saltzman played model for the day showing off his turn out gear and SCBA.

Thank you to Chartiers Valley Primary School for allowing us to do our show & tell.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

01 Nov
2012

Hot Pursuit!!!

Engine 124 responded to the report of a motor vehicle fire. Fire and EMS arrived onscene to find a vehicle into a pole with no fire. This accident was result of a chase initiated by Heidelberg Police.

Engine 124 and EMS stood by on scene while the car was removed by L. Thomas Towing.

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Photos courtesy: N. Jackson, T. McDonald, & M. Lewis