At 1 am on Thursday 12/4/14, emergency crews were alerted to a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Mansfield Rd and Boston Hollow Rd (Rt 48) in Elizabeth Twp.
Crews arrived to find the accident on Mansfield Rd with a SUV on its side and one person trapped.
Rescue crews stabilized the vehicle and cut the roof off to get patient access and free the driver.
Units on scene included 140 Rescue 7 (Central), 184 Engine (Lincoln), 140 Rescue 4 (Greenock), 140 Squad 7 (Central), and 140 Engine 3 (ETFD 1).
Elizabeth Twp EMS provided emergency medical services on scene. Elizabeth Twp police were also on scene handling police duties and traffic control.
By Mary Pickels Trib Total Media – photo by Mat Walter
The owner of an Elizabeth Township hardware store was cleaning up his family business that was damaged Sunday when a driver crashed into the storefront.
“We got a call that a young lady apparently lost control of her car and came into our two front (glass) doors. She smashed up the cashier booth,” Tom Walter, owner of the 59-year-old R.C. Walter and Sons True Value Hardware, said about the 10 a.m. crash on Boston Hollow Road.
No one was injured. Had the store been open, he said, employees would have staffed the booth and customers likely would have been near the storefront.
“We were lucky no one was here, or they would have gotten hurt,” Walter said.
Elizabeth Township police and fire officials could not be reached.
Buckets of driveway sealer burst inside the store, and the glass doors were “gone. She did a good job on them,” Walter said.
“There is no major structural damage. It’s mostly superficial,” he said.
The store was scheduled to be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
“We hope to open on Tuesday,” Walter said.
Central VFC of Elizabeth Twp is selling shirts to raise money to be donated to a local breast cancer charity. There are choices of tshirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies.
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By WPAFN – Photos by Elizabeth Twp FF/EMT Wesley McVicker via Facebook
Shortly before 3pm on Tuesday, Elizabeth Twp crews were dispatched to a 2 car vehicle accident at the intersection of Weigles Hill and Scenery Drive near the Elizabeth Forward High School stadium.
The accident was head-on in nature involving a full-sized SUV and a full-sized pickup truck.
The rescue crews had to remove a door from one of the vehicles to extricate one of the patients involved.
There were a total of 5 patients treated on scene. Their conditions and nature of injuries were unavailable.
Here is a link to more pictures via Elizabeth Twp FD’s facebook page:
By Eric Slagle – McKeesport Daily News
Fire swept through a family’s home in Elizabeth Township on Friday.
No people were home when the fire was reported at about 10:30 a.m. but firefighters did rescue three dogs from the burning building.
“We could hear them in there barking,” Greenock Volunteer Fire Co. Operations Chief Bob Greenawald said referring to the dogs, which were in pens inside the home at 108 Cascade Drive. The dogs were pulled out safely and Greenawald credited his firefighters for bringing the blaze under control quickly.
“It was a real aggressive attack. There was heavy smoke and high heat. They got in there and got the job done,” said Greenawald.
Greenawald said the fire burned heaviest in the back side of the structure.
Homeowner Mark Russell was at the fire scene watching as crews searched for hot spots inside. Russell said he, his wife, two children and father were displaced as a result of the blaze.
By Tim Karan / photo by Cindy Shegan Keeley – McKeesport Daily News
Parents of young children in Elizabeth Township should feel a little more at ease if the need for an ambulance arises. Elizabeth Township Area EMS was awarded master level recognition for its commitment to improving the emergency medical care of children through the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
The program, made possible by a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, issued Elizabeth Township Area EMS a certificate declaring the agency meets all the requirements of the EMSC Voluntary Recognition Program.
Chief Chris Dell said the EMS agency didn’t have to change much to achieve the certification.
“The program requires participating agencies to meet specific amounts of pediatric training and equipment,” he said. “We were very fortunate that, with the exception of needing to purchase one small piece of equipment, we already met the equipment standards. With respect to the training, we already met that standard as well.”
By Tim Karan / photo Cindy Shegan Keeley – McKeesport Daily News
Firefighters don’t only rescue civilians. Sometimes they save each other.
During the weekend, Elizabeth Township-based Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. gave one of its trucks to a Greene County department in need.
Chief Chris Evans said Blaine Hill had been looking to sell or donate its 1971 Mack CF-600 pumper truck for the past several months. When the Clarksville Fire Department inquired about it, Evans said he knew what needed to be done.
“We have another engine and we don’t need two,” he said. “This truck was just sitting in the garage collecting dust and we really wanted to see it go to people who need it.”
Evans said the truck, which served Blaine Hill for 11 years, had been largely unused for the past several and has been out of service since June. The department has several other trucks.
“Our newer engine is a 1997 (model),” he said. “The older truck is also a stick shift and it was getting difficult to find guys who can drive it.”