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Aliquippa chief retires after 27-year long career

020314-aliquippa-pdBy Kirstin Kennedy – Beaver County Times

ALIQUIPPA — Aliquippa Police Chief Andre Davis ended a 27-year career as a police officer Friday as he retired from the department to work in the private sector.

Davis enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Aliquippa High School in 1982. He served as an administrative specialist and shore patrolman with the Navy until 1988 when he attended the Community College of Beaver County and received a professional certificate in police technology.

Starting as a part-time office in Aliquippa in 1986, Davis also worked as a part-time office with the Ambridge Police Department from 1992-1997. He was promoted to detective sergeant with Aliquippa in 1998 where he was in charge of investigations. He became a captain in 1999 and was promoted to chief in 2011.

Davis has also served on the Beaver County Anti-Drug Task Force, was a coordinator for the city’s Weed and Seed program and was deputized as a task force officer for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a certified D.A.R.E. officer and founder of Camp Fair Chance Summer Day Camp.

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Three fires break out before dawn in Beaver County communities

012914-aliquippa-fireBy Molly Born / photo by Darrell Sapp – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Firefighters in Beaver County were battling three fires this morning, all reported within about an hour and a few miles of each other.

Crews are still on scene putting out flames at a home on 2120 Richie St. in Aliquippa, which was reported at 4:50 a.m., a Beaver County dispatcher said.

Also in Aliquippa, firefighters brought under control a house fire at 221 Wykes St. and were checking for remaining sources of heat that could rekindle the blaze around 7 a.m. The fire was reported at 3:42 a.m.

No one was injured in the two house fires, the dispatcher said, and the Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania was helping displaced families. Both managed to escape.

In Brighton, a barn fire at 165 Hall Road was reported at 3:55 a.m. Thirty lambs died and three horses were killed or had to be put down because of their burns, the dispatcher said. No other injuries were reported there.

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Beaver Co. Industrial Building Fire Called Suspicious

010214-aliquippa-fireBy KDKA / Photo by Brian Grystar/KDKA

ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) – Firefighters battled an early morning industrial fire in Beaver County, and now we’ve learned that the blaze may have been intentionally set.

Smoke poured out of the building on Steel Street in the Aliquippa Industrial Park around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters were initially kept out of the building because of several small explosions and extreme heat.

They were eventually able to get inside and knock the fire down.

Sources tell KDKA’s Marty Griffin that the fire is suspicious; and as the investigation progresses, early evidence shows that the fire may have been started in two or three different places in the building.

“It could possibly, very well be arson,” Aliquippa Fire Chief David Foringer.

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Aliquippa Thanksgiving Day Fires

120213-aliquippa-dan-bender3By HoopieWorld.com / Photos by Dan Bender

As reported as breaking news on Hoopie World’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, during the afternoon on Thanksgiving 2013, firefighters from throughout Beaver county were dispatched to assist Aliquippa with two structures about a football field apart on fire on George Street.  Both structures were vacant.

Arson is suspected, and the fires are under investigation.

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Large Fire in Aliquippa on Franklin Avenue

101713-aliquippaBy HoopieWorld.com – Photo via Facebook

Fire crews were dispatched around 5pm on Thursday evening to Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa for a structure fire.

One source states a funeral home may be housed in the building, another source is reporting a photography studio occupies the building.

Crews were ordered to execute a defensive attack due to safety concerns.

As of the last update, stations on scene include 91 – Aliquippa, 92 – Hopewell, 36 – Center Twp #1, 37 – Center Twp #2, 38 – Center Twp #3, 71 – Ambridge, 57 – Monaco #4, 35 – Raccoon Twp, 48 – Harmony Twp, 47 – Baden, and 129 – Crescent Twp.


Fire Rescue Headlines: Carnegie Medal, East Liberty Fire, River Rescue Prevention

Here are your western PA Fire Rescue news headlines for Thursday, July 3rd, 2009.

  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire crews extinguished a fire in the East Liberty section of the city last night around 2 am.  The residents tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose prior to units arriving. [WPXI]
  • A truck crashed causing traffic delays on I-79 near Mt Nebo road this morning. [Post-Gazette]
  • Nice timely article about the Versailles/McKeesport area and lack of resources for kids to learn how to swim.  Since there have been so many river rescue situations this year already, they are trying to think of ideas on how to prevent more from happening.  I like the proactive idea of teaching how to swim, instead of trying to prevent people from going in the river.  Like they said, you’d have to build a fence 100 feet tall the whole way down the river to keep people out of the river. On a side note, as a person living near White Oak, I fully agree with the person complaining about the cost to get into White Oak pool at $8 for non-resident children and $10 for adults.  That my friends is highway robbery just to get into a swimming pool. [Post-Gazette]
  • Finally, resident Dwight Moore from Aliquippa, received a Carnegie Medal of Heroism for saving his neighbor from a fire in May, 2008. [Beaver County Times]