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Recent Incidents


RT 8 Crash with Pin

11/18 - Mid morning Wednesday had Kuhl Hose and Emergycare units responding to a roll over crash in front of Station #68. The vehicle left the roadway into a ditch, over a culvert and into a pole @ RT 8 & Rescue Lane. On arrival 680 reported 1 vehicle on its side into a pole, live wires down across the truck and burning in the roadway. An urgent request was given for the power company to the scene by both the fire department and State Police. Crews from 697, 683 & Emergycare assembled equipment and secured the area. As soon as the power was secured and the OK given from the power company they began the extrication. Crews secured the vehicle with Junk Yard Dog struts, and removed the roof using the Holmatro rescue tool. The patient was removed from the vehicle and secured to the gurney, moved to 697 and transported to UPMC Hamot. The vehicle was secured, the road asphalt fire was extinguished. PennDot was notified due to the roadway damage. The accident is under investigation by the State Police.



Bliley Rd Fire

11/17 - Just before midnight Tuesday Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Bliley Rd for a house fire.  On arrival 24-L8 reported a working fire of the rear porch extending to the structure.  On arrival 680 assumed command.  Tender 686 arrived on the scene, the crew stretched 1 1 3/4 line and quickly contained the fire.   682 & 683 Engine crews checked for extension and 249 Truck arrived but was returned as the structure was quickly ventilated.  The homeowner was assisted with minor clean up and securing the structure.  Crews cleared the scene in under an hour.  Wattsburg, Greenfield and Fuller Hose assisted but were returned prior to arrival. 



Sampson Rd Barn Fire

10/31 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched for an outside fire just after 10 Saturday night.   There was no one home at the time of the fire and a passerby called 911.  Shortly after the dispatch was upgraded to a barn fire.  Mutual Aid was dispatched to assist.  On arrival 680 found a barn structure heavily involved in fire and partially collapsed.  With no exposures and the size of the structure mutual aid was cancelled except for Tender 176 from Wattsburg.  

683 arrived stretched a 1 3/4" line and began to contain the fire.  Crews from 682 & 685 arrived and assisted.  The fire was under control in a short time.  Some animals in the barn were lost in the fire.  Crews cleared the scene within an hour.



Belle Valley House Fire

10/28 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist Belle Valley at a structure fire on Footemill Rd shortly after noon Wednesday.  Millcreek police arrived and reported a working fire with an elderly occupant inside. A Millcreek Police officer pulled the resident from the structure. Both the resident and the officer suffered smoke inhalation, both were treated and transported by Millcreek Paramedics.

The fire is in one of the non hydrant areas of Millcreek  so Kuhl Hose 685 responded along with tenders from Perry Hiway, Waterford and Fairfield. The tenders shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant a short distance away. Addition to setting up water supply, Kuhl Hose personnel assisted Brooksides Engine crew with fire suppression. Crews were pulled from the building by command when the fire in the attic was much further ahead of the crews making an attack. West Lake 489 provided a master stream which quickly knocked down the fire. Once the fire was knocked down crews re-entered the structure extinguish and overhaul the fire.


Waterford House Fire

10/10 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist Waterford for a Structure Fire just after 7 Saturday evening.  683 arrived pulled a 2 1/2" and also used the deck gun to make the knock down. 145 arrived stretched a line to protect a propane tank and assist with knock down.   Water was shuttled by Kuhl, Waterford and Union City from Chapman's Pond about 4 miles away with Perry Hiway 432 establishing the supply at the fill site.  Edinboro 382 set up RIT and 383 assisted with an engine crew for manpower.  The fire was under control in 20 minutes and crews remained on the scene for a few hours to overhaul and extinguish the fire.  REHAB 68 assisted at the scene, along with Squad 147 and Emergycare 117.  The fire is under investigation by the Stancliff Hose and the State Police.



RT 8 Accident

09/23 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to RT 8 @ Morehouse Rd for a roll over crash Wednesday morning.  A Pick Up truck and SUV collided.  The SUV was reported to be rolled over by the caller.  It was on it's wheels but off the road on a bank.  The truck was also off the road with some damage.  1 occupants in the SUV was confined to the vehicle.  Crew were able to access her easily and extricate her through the rear hatch.  3 other occupants self extricated prior to EMS arrival.  They were all assessed and treated and packaged for transport.  All 4 occupants were transported to UPMC Hamot for further treatment.  Brookside and Emergycare assisted at the scene.  The accident is under investigation by the State Police.

RT 8 Roll Over

08/04 - Tuesday afternoon Kuhl Hose and Emergycare were dispatched to RT 8 near Siegel Marsh on the #218 Game Lands for a vehicle roll over.  On arrival 68-L1 reported 1 truck roll over, well off the road 1 patient self extricated.  On arrival 687 assumed patient care, treated and prepared for transport.  ALS arrived as the patient was being loaded for transport.  The PT was transported to UPMC Hamot.  682 & 683 assisted with patient care, secured the vehicle and assisted PSP.  



Tractor Roll Over

08/04 - Just after 13:00 Tuesday Kuhl Hose responded to the 3900 blk of Hartman Rd for a tractor rollover. Dispatch reported a tractor roll over, down an embankment into a pond.  The operator of the tractor was also reported in the water.  On arrival Chief 681 reported the victim in the water but alert and holding onto the tractor.  He also confirmed that ropes and rigging would be needed to rescue the patient.

687 arrived and made access to the patient, assessed and treated him while 683 setup a 3:1 haul system.  The patient wasn't seriously injured.  The haul system was used to raise the patient in the stokes basket.  687 with ALS transported to UPMC Hamot.

Assist Brookside Structure Fire

7/20 - Early Monday morning Brookside was dispatched to Hannon Rd for a structure fire. Kuhl Hose was sent to assist with one engine. Chief 240 arrived on scene and confirmed well-involved fire in a 40 x 30  garage.  On arrival Engine 683 laid in from a hydrant on the corner of Hannon and Ridge Parkway.  500 ft of 5 in supply line was laid to Engine 242 performing the fire attack with three hand lines. Once water supply was established, the crew from 683 assisted with suppression and overhaul.
Engine 682 and Rehab 68 were also requested and assisted on scene in addition to Belle Valley, Fairfield, Wesleyville and Fuller Hose RIT. Cause is being investigated by the Brookside Fire Department.


Independence Day Fire

07/04 - Just after six Saturday evening a fire was reported at a farm on Clemens Rd.  Kuhl Hose was dispatched along with several other departments.  Chief 681 responded and was advised of a barn fire.  A Kuhl Hose member arrived on scene prior to 681 and the apparatus.  He worked with several family and neighbors to form a bucket brigade and was able to keep the fire in check.  On arrival 686 stretched 1 - 13/4" line and extinguished the fire.  Crews from 686 and 683 checked for extension in the barns structure, manure pile and other farm materials.  The cause of the fire appears to be from outdoor burning that spread to the barn.  Wattsburg 176 assisted at the scene.




RIT Assist Union City

05/28 - Union City was dispatched for a residential structure fire.  Command reported a well involved residential structure on arrival.  Corry 108 Rescue was originally assigned the RIT assignment but enroute Command requested 68 RIT to the scene as 108 would be going to work.  685 & 686 were also requested to the scene for water shuttle operations.  On arrival 683 set up on side A, monitored conditions, worked with safety and assisted with other fire ground operations as required and appropriate.  REHAB 68 also responded to assist at the scene.  The fire is under investigation and no injuries were reported.



RIT Assist North East

05/20 - North East was dispatched to Lake St for a structure Fire. Kuhl Hose was dispatched as RIT.  Engine 202 arrived first on scene, confirmed a working fire and began an attack. As 683 Engine was en route East County Dispatch relayed that there were two structures involved. A second RIT was dispatched from Belle Valley with this information.  On scene 68RIT set up in the A-B corner and 36 RIT set up on the Charlie side. RIT monitored conditions, placed ladders and provided support. Attack and truck crews from Fuller, Crescent, Fairfield and Greenfield worked to contain the fire and assisted at the scene.



Barn Fire assist Waterford

05/03 - A barn fire on Union Rd in Waterford township Sunday afternoon was a total loss.  Crews were called to a report of a barn fire just before 2:30 Sunday afternoon.  Chief 150 arrived on the scene and reported a working fire.  Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist and responded with Engine 683 and Tenders 685 & 686.  Crews stretched multiple hand lines to protect exposures, make a knock on the fire as well as set up portable monitors to contain the fire.  Water was shuttled from a dry hydrant as well as  municipal water source several miles away.  Edinboro, Mill Village, Union City, and Perry Hiway  also assisted Waterford.  Crews cleared the scene in just under 5 hours.



Brush Fire assist Brookside

4/19 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to standby to assist Station 24 with a brush fire on Hannon Rd Sunday night.  Chief 240 arrived and reported over 1 acre of field on fire. 689 was requested to the scene, and 697 also responded with additional manpower.

Upon arrival on scene, 689 stretched a booster line and used hand tools to contain the fire. Tender 685 was also called but canceled once the fire was under control.  Harborcreek and Fairfield also assisted.


Structure Fire Assist Mckean

02/26 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist Mckean early Thursday morning.  Mckean was dispatched to a house explosion with fire just before 06:00.  On arrival units reported a fully involved structure.  The house was a long distance from the roadway.  A multi unit pump relay was established using a multiple water tender shuttle operation for the supply.  Kuhl Hose send both 685 & 686 to assist along with Perry Hiway 435, Edinboro 383, Fairview 535, and Waterford 145.  Units shuttled water from 2 established supply points.  The fire was under control in a few hours and units were returned.  REHAB 68 also assisted at the scene working with West Ridge rehab.



Structure Fire Assist Wattsburg

02/08 - Just before 09:30 Sunday morning Wattsburg was alerted to a structure fire on Young Rd.  Kuhl Hose, Greenfield, Elgin and Corry were also dispatched to assist.   On arrival Captain 184 reported a working garage fire.  172 Engine crew arrived stretched a 2 1/2" line and made an initial attack.  Crew from 683, 704 & 756 Engine's assisted with suppression efforts.  Corry 108 held the RIT.  Tenders 176, 685, 686 supplied water and squad 707 and medic 146 stood by.  The garage was used as a small living area for 1 adult, as well as storage of farm machinery.  The fire was contained quickly but took crews several hours to overhaul.   The cause appears to be a wood stove, but official determination is underway. 



RIT Assist Union City

02/07 - Kuhl Hose assisted Union City at a residential structure fire.   Crews arrived found and exterior fire that had extended into the attic space.   Edinboro 382 was originally called for RIT, but went to work and 683 responded and held the RIT assignment until units were cleared.



Structure Fire Assist Wattsburg

01/24 - Just after 5:30 Saturday night Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist Wattsburg on Page Rd for a house fire.  On arrival heavy fire conditions were reported throughout the 1st and 2nd divisions of the house.  680 assumed command as units arrived.  172, 174 and 683 engine crews made the initial attack with 2 1/2" hand lines.  Engine 704 set up water supply and supplied 174 & 683.    Manpower from 704, 363 & 369 assisted with suppression.  248 Rescue worked as safety/RIT.   Tenders shuttled water from a pond about 1/2 mile away on plum road where 682 Engine was set up.  Fuller Engine 204 & Tender 206 were special called to assist.  The fire is under investigation and no injuries were reported.



Snow Rescue Assist Greenfield

01/11 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Townley Run to assist Greenfield with an off road snow rescue.  A 11 year old struck a tree while sled riding and had a traumatic leg injury.  Greenfield 700 arrived and requested Snow Rescue 68 and manpower to help extricate the patient.  On arrival, the patient was moved to the stokes and placed on the rescue sled, then extricated to the ambulance.  707 transported to UPMC Hamot.  Snow Rescue 68 returned to service.