2014 Call #: 347

Kuhl Hose Responses



10818 - MVA Assist Dept 18

2 - EMS Calls

EMS Assist Dept 24

Structure Fire Assist Dept 42


10/17 - Off Road Rescue

EMS Call


10/16 - AFA Assist Dept 36


10/15 - AFA

EMS Call


10/13 -  AFA Assist Dept 24


10/12 - Assist Dept 17 ATV Crash

AFA Assist Dept 42


10/11 - MVA Jones Rd

Bennett Rd Structure Fire

EMS Call




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Recent Incidents



Assist Perry Hiway Structure Fire

10/18 - Just after noon Saturday Kuhl Hose was dispatched to assist Perry Hiway at a structure fire.  On arrival Command reported a single story commercial brick structure nothing visible.  When crews entered they found a fire in the rear wall & roof.   683 arrived assisted 423 & 362 Engine crews with hooking the ceiling, locating and extinguishing the fire.  429 laddered the building while 442 made the roof and worked open the roof and extinguish the fire.   683 cleared the scene within and hour.  The fire is under investigation by the Perry Hiway Hose Co. 



Assist Wattsburg MVA

10/18 - Early Saturday Wattsburg was dispatched for a vehicle accident on RT 8.  On arrival Chief 180 reported 2 vehicles head on heavy damage.  He soon requested a rescue/engine and ambulance to assist at an MVA early Saturday Morning.  Engine 683 & Squad 697 responded.  On arrival 683 assisted with scene lighting, securing vehicles and assisting 697 with patient care and extrication.  2 patients were transported with ALS to the trauma center.   Fire Police assisted until the road was cleared and PSP is investigating the accident.




Off Road Rescue

10/17 -  Kuhl Hose and Emergycare were dispatched to Old Wattsburg Rd for an off road accident.  An overturned UTV was visible in a ravine far off the roadway. Chief 680 confirmed the best access would be off of Kuhl Rd.  There was a farm field road that led to a closer access point.  The victim was cutting wood alone in the woods and had planned to return on his UTV.  He was backing up when the UTV got on uneven ground and rolled on its side.  In the rollover, the patient was pinned by his lower extremities.  Crews secured the UTV with chains and a come along, stabilized using cribbing and lifted the unit with airbags.  The patient was treated and extricated then carried to the ambulance.   697 transported the victim to UPMC Hamot for evaluation of minor/moderate injuries.



Jones Rd MVA

10/11 - Just after 5 Saturday Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Knoyle & Jones Rd for a single vehicle MVA.  On arrival 691 reported a single vehicle moderate damage into a tree.  PSP was requested to the scene due to a confrontation at the scene.  687 & 697 obtained 2 patient refusals.  PSP remained on the scene with fire police. 



Structure Fire

10/11 - Just before 05:00 Saturday Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Bennett Rd for a structure fire. 68L1 arrived on scene, reported a 40ft x 40ft garage fully involved and assumed command. 68L1 reported 1 occupant missing and possibly trapped inside.  Due to the heavy fire involvement initial exterior operation were ordered. Engine 683 arrived, stretched a 5" supply to the end of the driveway, pulled a 2-1/2 attack line and made an aggressive attack on the fire.  They also used 2 - 1 3/4" lines to attack the fire and protect the exposure.  Engine 682 picked up the supply line and setup water supply with Tenders 685, 686, 705 and 176. 

Engine 704 set up a tender fill site at a farm pond a short distance from the scene.  Crews from Engine 362, 432, 172 and truck 249 also assisted with containing and extinguishing the fire. 148 held the RIT assignment. Once the fire was under control, overhaul was performed and a search was continued.  The State Police Fire Marshal and the Coroner were notified when a male occupant was located.  The fire is under investigation by the Fire Department, Coroners Office and State Police




10/05 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched for an accident @ RT 8 and Hillborn Rd just before 01:30 Sunday. Multiple 911 calls reported a single vehicle accident roll over, on fire, into a house with multiple patients ejected and entrapped. Corry Ambulance, transporting a patient to Erie, arrived just after dispatch. They found 1 victim heavily entrapped and the vehicle on fire. The crew was able to contain the fire with extinguishers. 680 arrived, confirmed 1 patient heavily entrapped, the fire out.  Crews were able to confirm there were 4 occupants in the vehicle before the crash.  Unable to find 3 victims, crews did multiple searches of the area.  No other victims were found. 683 Engine & Rescue 368 coordinated efforts, used multiple rescue tools, saws and air bags to disentangle and extricate the patient. The victim was transported to UPMC Hamot.  Dispatch was able to confirm 3 other victims arrived at local hospitals via private vehicle.  The accident is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.



Garage Fire


08/24 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Old Wattsburg Rd for a Barn Fire.  On arrival 683 reported an out building heavy fire involvement.  683 stretched and line and made the initial knock down of the fire.  682, 423 and Truck 379 crews stretched a 2nd line and assisted with overhaul and extinguishment.   Wattsburg 176 assisted 685 & 686 with water supply.  All other units were returned.  The fire is under investigation.



MVA Kuhl & Harborgreene Rd


08/23 - Brookside and Kuhl Hose were dispatched to Kuhl & Harborgreene Rd's for a 2 vehicle accident, 1 roll over and 1 into a pole.  Initial reports were of multiple patients and entrapment.  Squad 247 & Chief 680 arrived and reported 1 rolled over in the ditch, 1 into a pole.  247 quickly confirmed there was no entrapment and only 2 patients.  687, 697 and 248 also responded.   247 & 697 treated and had 2 patient refusals.  687 & 248 secured the vehicles.  Crews cleared the scene in a short time, and fire police remained on the scene until the vehicles were moved.  PSP is investigating the accident. 



MVA RT 8 & Tate


07/16 - Just before 12:30 Wednesday Kuhl Hose was dispatched to RT 8 & Tate Rd for a multi vehicle accident.  On arrival 680 reported 3 vehicles moderate damage.  After initial triage and assessment 680 reported 5 patients, 1 confined.  MPS and ECI were requested to assist with ambulances.  687 & 697 arrived and began to treat patients.  On 683 arrival they stabilized and secured the vehicles and prepared to remove the door for patient access.  Once access was gained, all patients were treated and transported.  Fire Police assisted until the road was cleared of the vehicles.  The accident is under investigation by the State Police and all crews cleared the scene with in 45 minutes.



MVA RT 8 Assist Belle Valley


07/12 - Belle Valley was dispatched for a vehicle accident on Wattsburg Rd @ I-90 East bound off ramp.  On arrival Chief 370 reported 2 vehicles moderate damage, 3 patients and 1 confined.  Rescue 368 and Emergycare responded to the scene.  Kuhl Hose was requested for 2 ambulances to assist.  Rescue 368 removed the driver door and made access to the patient.  On arrival Kuhl Hose EMS crews assessed patients and packaged them for transport.  Both patients were transported to St Vincent.  The accident is under investigation.




07/07 - During the afternoon busy drive time, as well as a passing Thunderstorm with heavy rain, a 2 vehicle accident occurred.  On arrival 680 reported 2 vehicles moderate damage.  697 arrived and began assessment and triage of the patients.  On arrival of 687 each ambulance prepared 2 patients for transport.  683 arrived secured the vehicles and assisted with patient care.  The accident is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.



Garage Fire Assist Dept 24

07/06 - Kuhl Hose was sent to the 3800 block of Station Rd to assist Brookside with a garage fire.  On arrival Chief 250 confirmed smoke showing.  683 was initially dispatched as RIT and was assigned to suppression on arrival.  The fire was quickly contained and crews worked for a short time to overhaul and extinguish the fire.  1 firefighter was injured when he slipped resulting in a knee injury.  He was transported to UPMC Hamot for evaluation.  The fire is under investigation.



House Fire Assist Dept 24

05/28 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched for an engine and tender to assist Brookside on Hannon Rd Ext for a house fire.  On arrival 250 reported a working fire and assumed command.  682 Engine arrived stretched a line and quickly contained the fire.  As other crews arrived a 2nd line was stretched, ventilation performed and secondary searches completed.  242 established water supply and supplied 682 while 685, 715 and 265 shuttled water from about 3/4 mile away.  Crews were on the scene for just over an hour.  The fire is under investigation by the Brookside Fire Company and the Pennsylvania State Police.




Chimney Fire

04/24 - Just before 11 Thursday night, Kuhl Hose was dispatched for a Chimney Fire.  On arrival Chief 680 reported fire from the chimney, and assumed command.  682 & 683 arrived, confirmed the fire was contained to the chimney, removed the burning material from the wood burner and extinguished the fire.  No injuries were reported and crews cleared the scene within an hour. 



Shed/Trailer Fire Assist Perry Hiway

04/22 - Tuesday afternoon Perry Hiway was dispatched to a trailer fire on Applewood Ln.  680 was 1st to arrive, reported a shed fire next to a trailer with some extension.  432 Engine arrived, stretched a line and made a quick knockdown of the fire.   683 & 363 engine  crews opened up the exterior walls of the trailer and found some minor extension and quickly had it contained.  The fire is under investigation by Perry Hiway Hose and the State Police Fire Marshal. 



Structure Fire Assist Waterford

04/17 - As crews were clearing the RT 8 Wild Land fire they were sent to Waterford for a house fire @ 1st & Chestnut St's.  First arriving companies reported a working fire.  Chief 140 arrived assumed command and assigned the 1st crews to an interior attack.  Chief 680 arrived and was assigned the Ops Chief duties.  682 Engine arrived was sent to the 2nd Division to make an attack on the fire.   The Fire fanned by high winds quickly spread and crews were called out of the building and an defensive attack was made.  683 laid a line from 3rd and Chestnut and supplied Truck 389 for master stream ops.  The stubborn fire took several hours to contain, and crews remained for overhaul for several more hours.  The fire is under investigation. 



Wild Land Fire

04/17 - Mid afternoon Thursday Kuhl Hose was alerted to a wild land fire threatening exposures on RT 8 near Kuhl Rd.  680 arrived on the scene reported fast moving 1/4 acre fire.  High winds added to the fires spread.  683 & 689 arrived and crews quickly contained the fire, overhauled the area and returned to service within 30 minutes.



Tractor Trailer Fire

04/15 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Hunter Truck Sales/Service for a tractor trailer fire.  On arrival 68S1 confirmed a working fire.  683 arrived pulled a line and made a hit on the fire.  685 supplied 683, the fire was quickly contained and extinguished.  Crews were on the scene for less than 30 minutes. 



Wildland Fire extends to shed/grain bin

04/14 - Just before 11 Monday morning Kuhl Hose was dispatched for a shed fire on Lake Pleasant Rd.  On arrival 686 reported a large fire in a shed and extension to a grain bin and other material.  686 requested an additional engine.   On arrival 680 assumed command.  Crews from 682 & 683 stretched 2 lines from 686 and  contained the fire while protecting 2 large barn exposures.  Once the fire was contained, extensive overhaul was required.  Crews from 687 & 689 assisted with this task.  The fire appears to have started from a wild land fire that extended to the structure.  689 was used to extinguish the original fire area.  Crews were on the scene for just over an hour.