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Elizabeth Twp Commercial Structure Fire

120813-elizabeth-twp-comm1By HoopieWorld.com

At approximately 2:40pm on Sunday December 8th, Elizabeth Twp fire units were dispatched to 940 Greenock-Buena Vista Road for a machine on fire inside of PDQ Tooling Inc.

Initial units on scene confirmed moderate to heavy smoke and a working fire in the structure.

Command requested tankers and an additional truck to the scene.

Interior crews were able to extinguish the fire and the structure was ventilated.

The fire is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal.



Dogs Rescued at House Fire in Boston Section of Elizabeth Twp

102913-elizabeth-twp-meade-fireBy HoopieWorld.com

Shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday, October 29th, crews were dispatched to the 6000 block of Meade Street in the Boston section of Elizabeth Twp for a reported house on fire.

Police arrived, confirmed there was smoke showing and made initial entry.   They reported they could not execute a search due to too much smoke in the house.  However they later confirmed no one was home at the house.

Firefighters safely rescued a dog, and another dog ran from the house upon firefighters arrival.  Both dogs were being kept in a neighbor’s yard and doing fine.

Elizabeth Twp 140 Engine 7’s crew made initial entry and made a quick knock down.  Additional crews assisted with ventilation and overhaul.

Responding to the scene were units from Elizabeth Twp 140-3, 140-4, 140-7, Buena Vista 145, Blaine Hill 142, Liberty 183, Lincoln 184, and Versailles 286.  Sutersville had RIT duties.  Jefferson Hills Truck 180 stood by in Central 140 station 7, and Rainbow 300 station stood by in their station for Versailles.

Elizabeth Twp EMS and Elizabeth Twp Police were also on scene.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating.

Car Collides With Tractor Trailer near Elizabeth Giant Eagle

100913-giant-eagle-crash-1Story by HoopieWorld.com – Photos by Josh Hickman

Crews were dispatched to a vehicle vs tractor trailer accident shortly after 4pm on Tuesday, October 8th in front of the Giant Eagle on McKeesport Rd / Lincoln Blvd on the Elizabeth Twp / Lincoln Borough border.

Per witnesses, a vehicle pulled out from the Giant Eagle parking lot and struck the rear end of a box trailer of a truck traveling north on Lincoln Blvd towards Glassport.

Crews from Blaine Hill Engine and Squad 142 and Lincoln Engine 184 applied oil dry to the roadway, disconnected the battery, and assisted with patient packaging.

Elizabeth Twp EMS 520 transported one patient to Jefferson Hospital.

Liberty Service 183 was requested to the bottom of Bellbridge Road in Lincoln to block Lincoln Blvd.

Elizabeth Twp and Lincoln Borough police responded and investigated the cause.

Elizabeth Borough police also responded to assist with traffic control at the light at Lovedale Road.

All crews cleared once the car was towed.


Rib Crib Restaurant in Elizabeth Twp Damaged By Fire

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Shortly after 3am fire crews were dispatched to the Rib Crib restaurant on Park Avenue in the Blaine Hills section of Elizabeth Twp for a commercial structure fire.

Blaine Hill 142’s officer arrived on scene and assumed incident command and reported light smoke from the exterior and heavy smoke inside.  Engine 142 and Elizabeth Boro Engine 139 crews made entry and made a good knockdown on the fire.  Jefferson Hills Truck 180 handled truck operations.  Glassport 161 handled RIT operations.  Also on scene assisting were Engines from Central 140 Station 7, Clairton 123, Lincoln 184, and ETFD 140 Station 3.  Greenock 140 Truck 4 stoodby in Central’s station, and Sutersville Westmoreland Rescue 11 and Clairton Rescue 123 stood by in Blaine Hill’s station.  Elrama Washington County Engine 24 stood by in Elizabeth Boro’s station.

Many responding units were just clearing a vacant house fire in West Elizabeth at the time of this alarm.

Most units were back in service approximately an hour and a half into the incident.  The cause is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshals office.

Freightliner Sprinter joins Elizabeth Township EMS fleet

081513-elizabethtwpemsBy Tim Karan – photo by Jennifer R. Vertullo – McKeesport Daily News

If you call for an ambulance in Elizabeth Township and see something seemingly out of a James Bond movie roll your way, you’re not hallucinating.

Elizabeth Township Area EMS recently displayed the newest addition to its fleet — a distinctly European-style 2013 Freightliner Sprinter.

Chief Chris Dell said that although the new ambulance maintains all of the same features and equipment that standard ambulances boast, there are plenty of differences between the Sprinter and more common modular models on the road today.

“The look of the exterior is very unique and the interior is laid out a little differently, too,” he said. “The spaciousness inside enables crew members to better perform their duties. The lighting system is all LED lights, which are brighter and demand less of the vehicle’s electrical system, and the cabinetry enables ease of access for larger equipment that customarily is practically inaccessible in other ambulances.”

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Round 2 unleashes floodwaters again

071813-bostonBy Patrick Cloonan – McKeesport Daily News

Five motorists were rescued when a late Wednesday afternoon flood swamped Boston Hollow Road in Elizabeth Township.

“We found five cars in the water,” said Glassport Fire Chief Wayne Lewis, Mon-Yough river supervisor for Allegheny County’s Swiftwater/Flood Response Team. “We rescued the individuals by boat. All were treated and released by (Elizabeth Township Area EMS).”

Glassport and Elizabeth crews went to Boston, backed up by McKeesport and Pittsburgh swiftwater personnel.

“It is terrible,” John Mihaljevich said of the flooding along the Boston shore of the Youghiogheny River. “We never had water in the yard like that in 33 years.”

Mihaljevich just finished clearing out a creek bed that feeds the Yough from his property. It had been flooded on Tuesday.

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Elizabeth Twp. EMS seeks recertification

050913-elizabethtwpemsphoto/story by Eric Slagle, Mckeesport Daily News

A local ambulance company is pursuing recertification from a national EMS review agency.

Representatives from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services were at Elizabeth Township Area EMS this week as part of a tri-annual review process.

CAAS uses a 130-point criteria system to review ambulance companies on all aspects of their operations and service. The review includes an examination of company finances, facilities, professional conduct and clinical protocol.

Reviewer Jim Thompson of Jackson, Miss., said accreditation demonstrates that ambulance companies are taking extra steps to achieve high standards in EMS work.

ETA EMS Capt. Dwayne Beere said the local company is one of only three in Allegheny County that has accreditation through CAAS and has been accredited since 2007.

A review board will look at the findings and is expected to issue a report within the next three months.

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