31 Dec
2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Kirwan Heights Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe, happy new year. Please be responsible tonight during your First Night Celebrations.

Photos courtesy: Google Images

29 Dec
2012

Automatic Alarm

Kirwan Heights Fire responded to an automatic fire alarm at Phoenix Big Cinemas. Crews arrived onscene to find an active sprinkler head. Crews remained onscene to help bsuiness management with containment and some cleanup before clearing.

Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

26 Dec
2012

Vehicle Spun Out

Kirwan Heights Fire & EMS responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident on I-79 northbound at the Collier Exit. Crews arrived onscene to find one vehicle spun out into the median guide rail. There were no reported injuries at the accident and crews remained onscene for about 45 minutes until the vehicle was removed.

Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

25 Dec
2012

Merry Christmas

Kirwan Heights would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. Please be safe during the holiday season.

24 Dec
2012

Christmas Eve Luminaries

Kirwan Heights once placed over 150 luminaries out in honor of Christmas. Please take a look at the display.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

22 Dec
2012

Railroad Crossing 1, Car 0…

Kirwan Heights responded to the report of a motor vehicle at accident at Vanadium Road and Scotti Drive. EMS and Fire arrived onscene to find one vehicle that took out the railroad crossing. There were no injuries at the accident scene. Crews remained onscene for about 1 hour for traffic control and clean up.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

20 Dec
2012

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations to our 2 newest EMTs: Dave Estridge and Patrick Saltzman. If you see these two around, please stop and wish them well.

17 Dec
2012

HazMat Ops Refresher

Members from several departments attending a Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher class taught by Timothy McDonald.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

16 Dec
2012

Santa Visits Kirwan Heights

Santa Claus visited Kirwan Heights today. Several members and their children were on hand for his arrival.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

15 Dec
2012

Christmas Party

Sautrday night brought our annual department Christmas Party. Members were treated to a year in review video, ugliest Christmas sweater contest and our annual beer pong tournament. Thank you to RPM's for catering the event, and thank you to those members who helped to make this party possible. It was a great success.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

13 Dec
2012

Basic Rigging - Final Day

Our in-house training program continued today with the last scheduled day for Basic Rigging. Students in attendance were taken through several different types of haul systems. Students were also taken through a review of knots, ropes, rescue hardware, and anchors.

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Photos courtesy: T. McDonald

13 Dec
2012

Car Seat Safety Check

Kirwan Heights & UPMC sponsored a Car Seat Safety Check today.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

12 Dec
2012

Collier Twp. CPR

Kirwan Heights had CPR & AED training at the Collier Township Municipal Building this morning. About 10 people were in attendance for the class. Thank you to those who participated.

Photos courtesy: T. McDonald

11 Dec
2012

Motor Vehicle Accident

Kirwan Heights responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident near Collier Town Square. Crews assisted EMS with patient care and packaging. Afterwards, patients were removed, members of Kirwan Heights handled debris removal and traffic control.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

11 Dec
2012

Vehicle vs. Pole

Kirwan Heights responded to the report of a vehicle versus pole accident in the early morning hours. Crews arrived onscene to find a sheared electric pole being held up by a severely damage truck. Crews worked to extrication the driver, who was transported to an area hospital. The patient's condition was not immediately known at the time.

Crew remained onscene for debris cleanup and traffic control while L. Thomas Towing worked to remove the vehicle.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

9 Dec
2012

Toys For Tots - Day 4

With our goal achieved, we set out on our final day of collection to get as many toys as possible. We want to thank everyone who stopped by to donate toys and/or money. All money collected went to buys more toys at our local businesses.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis, D. Boggs, & T. McDonald

8 Dec
2012

Toys For Tots - Day 3

Day 3 of our Toys For Tots collection drive has come and gone. We are proud to announce that we did make our goal of filling an ambulance with still a day to go…

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis

5 Dec
2012

Fluid Clean-up

Kirwan Heights responded to the report of a vehicle leaking fuel in front of Bottom Dollar Food this morning. Rescue 124 arrived onscene to find less than 5 gallons of diesel fuel on the ground. It was reported that a cap was loose on a vehicle's booster tank. When the vehicle was started, the tank became over pressurized and started to leak fuel. The leak was stopped prior to our arrival. Crews use oil dry to contain and obsorb the spilled fuel.

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Photos courtesy: N. Jackson

3 Dec
2012

Cleveland High Rise Pack

Kirwan Heights is always looking for new, better ways to our job. Please check out this link for the Cleveland High Rise Pack. After speaking with folks from our hose testing company this past Saturday, members were trained its operations and we have since switched over our high rise pack to this style.

Cleveland High Rise Pack

2 Dec
2012

Toys For Tots - Day 2

Day 2 of 4 planned collection days for Toys For Tots was today. More great fellowship!! Lots and lots and lots of more toys were collected.

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Photos courtesy: T. McDonald

1 Dec
2012

Toys For Tots - Day 1

Day 1 of 4 planned collection days for Toys For Tots was today. We enjoyed nice weather and fellowship as random stranger committed acts of kindness by donating new, unused toys for a great cause.

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Photos courtesy: T. McDonald

1 Dec
2012

Hose & Ladder Testing

Kirwan Heights Fire Department went thru hose & ladder testing today. We are glad to report that only 1 small section of hose failed. All ground ladders passed. Thank you to those that got up early on Saturday morning to drag all that hose.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis