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Incident Roundup For Wednesday, November 26th

Here is a look at fire incidents from around the western Pennsylvania region over the last couple days.

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Fire Headlines: Fatal Cycle MVA, River Rescue, Tractor Trailer Rollover

Here is a look at your Western PA Fire Rescue news for Sunday, June 28th, 2009.  Pretty slow weekend all things considered.  Hopefully things will stay quiet for a while.

  • Yesterday there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Moon Township.  [Tribune-Review]
  • Chartiers was the scene of a fatal vehicle accident overnight.  The driver was killed despite wearing a seatbelt, and a passenger was injured and flown to Allegheny General Hospital.  [Tribune-Review]
  • Four people were rescued from the Beaver River in Taylor Twp, Lawrence County yesterday. Reports are that one of the people pulled out has died though.  Apparently the boaters were in a canoe that capsized.  KDKA has the report and some video on their site. [KDKA]

River Rescue - KDKA

River Rescue - KDKA

  • A police officer crashed his cruiser in North Braddock last night. [WTAE]
  • Lastly, in Erie a tractor trailer hauling materials for “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” had a little trouble and rolled over on his side.  Luckily no one was hurt, but most of his load was destroyed pushed the project back a little bit.  I hate when that happens! [WICU12]

Fire Headlines: 3 y/o killed, Gambling Fines, Tractor Trailer Fire

Here are your western PA fire headlines for Friday June 26th, 2009

  • A 3 year old was hit and killed after darting onto the street in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh yesterday. [Tribune-Review]
  • Four South Connellsville VFD firefighters were fined for having 8 illegal video gambling devices.  The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement also seized the machines.  [Tribune-Review]
  • A man from Houston, Texas lost his truck and belongings to a fire in Hermitage, PA. [The Herald]

Hermitage Tractor Trailer Fire - photo by David E. Dale/Herald

Hermitage Tractor Trailer Fire - photo by David E. Dale/Herald

Pretty slow news day, lets hope it stays that way over the weekend!

So Where Do You Go For Fire Rescue News? Try HoopieWorld.com

Anyone that has visited Hoopie World for Fire Rescue News over the last couple of weeks hopefully have seen the changes taking place.  Hoopie World is in the process of turning into a combination blog/news site with a lot of reference material.  Our focus is still on western Pennsylvania, and I see a lot of improvement opportunities for reference pages including history and the started company profiles among others.

So what is different with this new format you may be asking?  A blog is a site that contains news, images, and links to other sites, along with commentary articles.  Hoopie World is now going to be making a better effort of covering all the local news outlets for fire rescue news, and something different with commentary on some of the incidents.   Hopefully the readers will agree with the editorials, however if the readers disagree we definitely encourage comments on the articles themselves or in the forums.  Those articles will be added daily for the most part and will be in the News section.  We’ll also still have our Featured Stories section that contains fire photo stories submitted to us.  From the Editor contains articles written by myself, featuring general fire service commentary, website updates, and any other rants or ramblings that I may have.  The Contributing Editors section contains articles from guest writers to the site.  The News From Affiliate Sites are photo stories from individual fire department sites.  We also will maintain the information that we’ve always had, like our forums and photo gallery.

Hoopie World is taking that step up to the next level, and our goal is to establish ourselves as a valid western pennsylvania fire rescue news source.  We are trying to shake the whole “thats just a whacker site” reputation that has followed us.  The site is so much more than guys chasing ambulances and fire trucks and taking pictures.  I encourage everyone to invite their fellow firefighters to give Hoopie World another chance if they haven’t been on for a while.  Yes, the forums still have some of the heated arguments, however most fire forums on the web all contain that stuff and we try to limit it as best as possible (including a certain other forum, TWD, that isn’t even owned and operated locally by the way).

To all the regular visitors out there, especially those from the start way back in February 2003, I want to thank you again and hope you like where the site is going.  There have been a ton of similar sites created since then, however many of them have faded away.  That is a compliment from you guys.

So how can you help Hoopie World take it to the next level?  Visit often and get others to visit.  Sign up for our RSS Feed to get updates to your My Yahoo page or email alerts on new headlines.  Register for the forums and contribute your thoughts in the forums and comment on articles.  If you run a website, add our RSS Feed to your site and link to us.  Contact us if you want to be an Affiliate Site.  Also, send in news and information.  Content is king, and without firefighters and public sending in firefighting pictures and news, the site would be pretty boring.

Thanks for all the continued support, and be safe out there!

Fire Headlines: Tractor Trailer Problems, River Rescue, Erie Dispatch Situation, More Vacant House Fires

Here are your western PA firefighting headlines for June 23rd, 2009

  • A tractor trailer caught on fire on the parkway east near the Squirrel Hill tunnels.  Like traffic isn’t screwed up enough around there, huh?  Story and video on WPXI.
  • Yet another vacant house caught on fire this morning.  This one occurred in Uniontown around 5:30am today and is under investigation. [WPXI]
  • A tractor trailer rolled over and took out a utility pole yesterday and luckily stopped short of a house in Ellwood City. [WPXI]

Ellwood City Tractor Trailer Accident - WPXI

Ellwood City Tractor Trailer Accident - WPXI

  • McKeesport had a structure fire this morning on a yep, you guessed it, a vacant house.  It occurred in the 1600 block of Cornell Street.
  • There was a SUV rollover accident on Allegheny River Blvd near Nadine Rd in Penn Hills this morning. [KDKA]
  • Crews fought a residential structure fire in South Huntingdon yesterday. [Tribune-Review]

South Huntingdon Fire - photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen/Tribune-Review

South Huntingdon Fire - photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen/Tribune-Review

  • Four people were rescued from the Allegheny river near Tarentum by another boater.  [Valley News Dispatch]
  • Aliquippa fire department was able to extinguish an electrical fire before it turned bad. [Beaver County Times]
  • Fallen firefighter, Michael Crotty, who was Deputy Chief of Lawrence Park, was honored and his family received the Purple Heart in a ceremony on Monday. [WICU Erie]
  • Interesting article regarding 911 Dispatching in Erie County.  Per the article, the general public is losing faith in the 911 center and actually calling the police, ambulance, or fire stations directly. [WICU Erie]

Western PA Fire Headlines – 06/08/09 Daily Update

Here are your western PA fire incident morning headlines from across the area.

  • A teen was killed in a dirt bike accident in South Huntingdon Twp. [WTAE]
  • Two adults and a child escaped a basement fire in Carrick. [Tribune-Review]
  • Westmoreland County’s 74th Annual Firemen’s Association Convention is moving to a more rural location this year. [Tribune Review]
  • Saltlick is celebrating their 50th year anniversary. [Daily Courier]
photo by Rachel Basinger/For the Daily Courier

photo by Rachel Basinger/For the Daily Courier

  • Finally, as if we as firefighters have nothing else better to do at 1:30 in the morning, vandals opened 36 fire hydrants in Sewickley Twp last night. [WPXI]

Stay safe out there!

Western PA Fire Headlines – 06/06/09 Daily Update

Here is your daily look at firefighting incidents from across the region.

  • The whole Guyasuta Volunteer Fire Department situation is back in the news.  It appears Guyasuta and O’Hara Twp are working towards a resolution, but don’t have one yet. [Tribune-Review]
  • A fire last month in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland County was ruled as an arson. [Tribune-Review]
  • There was a fatal accident on Route 51 in North Union Township this morning.  Two others were injured. [WTAE]
  • Finally, sad news about the lady being shocked from a power line that fell has died.  This occured in Hempfield Twp.  Another reminder to use caution when dealing on calls with downed lines. [WTAE]