2014 Call #: 403

Kuhl Hose Responses



11/30 - Structure Fire Assist Dept 24


11/29 - Structure Fire Assist Dept 24

EMS Call


11/28 - MVA Old Waterford


11/27 - 2 EMS Calls


11/25 - 2 EMS Calls


11/24 -  2 EMS Calls


11/23 - EMS Call

Assist Dept 24 Structure Fire




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Recent Incidents



Mindi Ct Trailer Fire

11/29 - Just before 0530 Kuhl Hose was dispatched for RIT to assist Brookside for a structure fire.  Chief 240 arrived on scene and reported a working fire. The only hydrant in this section of the trailer park was out of service and 240 called for a Tender 685 as well. Crews from Brookside, Wesleyville, & Lawrence Park quickly had the fire under control.  683 crew held the RIT assisnment, while 685, Fairfield and Harborcreek shuttled water from a short distance away.  683 Engine was the also the primary water supply engine from the drafting site, and was operated by Chief 260 as the 683 crew was assigned to RIT.  697 and Rehab 68 also assisted at the scene.  The fire is under investigation by Brookside.



Black Friday Crash

11/28 -  Friday morning Kuhl Hose and Emergycare were dispatched to Old Waterford Rd near East Rd for a roll over accident.  On arrival 687 reported a vehicle on it's roof.  691 assumed command.  1 patient self extricated with minor injuries was found, 683 was assigned to secure the vehicle and 697 was assigned to assist fire police.  Crews cleared the scene in 30 minutes and PSP is investigating.



"The Buffalo Street" Structure Fire

11/23 - Kuhl Hose was dispatched for RIT to assist Brookside in the 5000 block of the Buffalo Street.  Chief 240 arrived and confirmed a working fire.  Enroute 683 Engine was upgraded from RIT to an engine crew assignment.  Belle Valley rescue 368 was given the RIT.  683 arrived as crews from 263, 262 & 242 were making a hit on the fire as 289 performed OV and truck duties.  683 assisted with containing and extinguishing the fire.  The remained on scene and assisted with overhaul.  Ambulance 697 responded with EMS/support personnel and REHAB 68 was special called to the scene.  Crews cleared the scene within a few hours.  The fire is under investigation by the Brookside Fire Department.



RT 8 Pin Job

11/22 - Kuhl Hose and Emergycare were dispatched to RT 8 & Barton Rds for a 2 vehicle accident.  Dispatch received reports of the accident being a SUV vs Plow truck head on.  On arrival 68-01 reported T-bone accident involving a Penn DOT vehicle but not a plow.  68-L2 assumed command and requested a RESCUE to assist as 1 patient was confined confined.  687 & 697 arrived, began patient care and started removing the driver door with the Holmatro BCT.  368 RESCUE arrived and finished the door removal.  The patient was removed from the vehicle and transported to UPMC Hamot.  The 2nd driver and a passenger in the 1st vehicle refused care.



Downtown Greene Can Job

11/10 -  Kuhl Hose was dispatched to a Structure Fire just before 10 am.  County dispatch reported caller states they were using an oil lamp in the attic, it tipped over causing a fire.  On arrival 680 reported smoke from the attic area.  680 contained the fire with a can prior to 682 & 685 arrival.  Crews arrived worked to extinguish the fire using the can while Tower 369 crew ventilated the structure.   Damage was kept to a minimum. 



Lawnmower Fire

10/26 - 682 Engine responded to a lawnmower fire from the chimney fire.  The owner was attempting to mulch leaves when the mower caught fire.   68-L2 arrived and reported a lawnmower fully involved with some extension to the surrounding leaves and brush.  The fire was quickly contained and overhaul of the area completed.   687 responded for a victim with minor burns to face and leg.  The victim was transported to UPMC Hamot.




Chimney Fire

10/26 - Kuhl Hose and Perry Hiway were dispatched Sunday afternoon for a chimney fire.  On arrival 683 reported nothing visible from a residential structure.  690 arrived and assumed command.  683, 685 & 429 contained, and extinguished the fire.  Units cleared the scene in just under 1 hour.   682 Engine also responded but was diverted to another fire.



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.