Monday, November 26, 2012
The early morning fire displaced a local family.
A local family is displaced today following an early morning fire at their Glen Osborne home. Cochran Hose Fire Co. Lt. Shayne Quinn said the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office is still investigating what exactly caused the fire at 1524 Railroad Ave. Firefighters from Cochran Hose along with the Leetsdale and Emsworth fire departments responded shortly after 4 a.m. and emergency officials were able to quickly douse the flames before they could spread. Quinn said the fire that originated in a first-floor fireplace caused minimal damage to the two-story home. He said utilities were shut off to the house as requested by the fire marshal. The home belongs to Pamela Lang, according to county assessment records. Neighbors say Lang was …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Moon crews respond to a house fire.
One woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with a burn injury following a house fire today on Pillar Drive. Moon Police Officer James Kazmierczak said the woman suffered a burned hand in the blaze, which ignited in an upstairs bedroom. Kazmierczak said the home at 161 Pillar, one in a block of townhomes on the street, was heavily damaged. Firefighters said that flames raged up through the building's roof. Moon Fire Chief John Scott said the injured woman attempted to put out a fire burning in a bedroom mattress. Five people were in the home at the time of the incident. Each escaped before emergency personnel arrived. Crews--including Cochran Hose Co. from Sewickley--responded to the fire at 11:24 a.m., the officer said. Each of the …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is now investigating.
Several area fire departments responded early this morning for a structure fire at Marino's Italian Kitchen in Sewickley. Cochran Hose Co. Fire Chief Jeff Neff said when firefighters arrived at 616 Beaver St., the flames were showing from the back of the restaurant on Beaver Street. Neff said firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to a storage refrigerator and office area to the side of the kitchen. Neff said the building suffered smoke damage throughout and structural damage in the storage area, but the fire was brought under control by about 5 a.m. and didn’t reach the dining area. “The guys did a good job,” Neff said. Firefighters were initially called at 3:30 a.m. for a report of heavy smoke in the area, Neff said. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The ambulance authority will open its doors to the public on Saturday.
The public can tour Valley Ambulance Authority's University Boulevard facility this weekend and learn more about area public safety services. The event, held in honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, will include emergency service departments from Moon, Crescent, Sewickley and Robinson. Residents can meet local EMTs and paramedics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the authority's 3500 University Boulevard facility. The event is free to attend. Click the media in this article to view a full listing of events. Events scheduled for the day include: Throughout the day:
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sewickley Council plans to vote tonight to accept two fire trucks from Edgeworth as a credit towards fire services.
Sewickley Council plans to approve an amendment tonight to the Edgeworth fire protection agreement that will include a transfer of two Edgeworth fire trucks to Cochran Hose Company. The $200,000 value of the two trucks will be credited toward Edgeworth’s annual payments for fire services to Sewickley. Edgeworth Council voted in September to decertify its volunteer fire department because of a shrinking number of volunteers providing fire protection. The borough later struck an agreement with Sewickley for fire-protection services. Under the agreement, Edgeworth pays annually $50,000 as well as a $9,000 contribution to the Fire Capital Reserve Fund. Sewickley Solicitor Richard Tucker said the transfer of the truck titles will give …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The free holiday celebration includes crafts, snacks and a chance to visit with Santa.
Cochran Hose Company will host the department’s third annual "Santa at the Station" Christmas event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Fire Chief Jeff Neff said there will be plenty of crafts for the kids and, best of all, Santa Claus will be there on the 1927 fire truck. “People can visit and tell Santa what they have on their wish lists,” Neff said. Visitors may have their pictures taken with the jolly fellow while partaking in one of his favorite snacks: cookies with drinks. The event is free, although donations are welcome, Neff said. A silent auction will take place. Several gift baskets will be raffled off, with the grand prize being a ride for a family on the fire truck with Santa between now and Christmas. "Santa at the Station" …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
No one injured in the incident, according to the fire chief.
Firefighters with Cochran Hose Co. responded to a borough home Sunday night for a report of a small oven fire. Fire Chief Jeff Neff said the residents at 601 Blackburn Road evacuated the home safely. Neff said a resident was preheating the oven when some build up caught fire. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 10:30 p.m., and the home was not damaged. Firefighters cleared the structure and the residents were permitted to return. Sewickley police also responded.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sewickley Council to vote on 10-year agreement, which calls for an annual fee of $50,000.
Edgeworth and Sewickley boroughs have come to an agreement in which Sewickley-based Cochran Hose Co. will serve as Edgeworth's fire department. Edgeworth has agreed to pay Sewickley Borough $50,000 annually for Cochran Hose Co. fire services, Sewickley officials said in Tuesday night's committee meeting. Sewickley Council is scheduled to vote on the ordinance Monday at the general meeting. Borough Manager Kevin Flannery said the ordinance would establish the agreement between the two boroughs to have Cochran Hose Co. provide fire services for an annual fee of $50,000 and a $9,000 contribution to the Fire Capital Reserve Fund. The agreement would be for 10 years. "We look forward to having reliable fire service at a great rate for …
Quaker Valley High School is site of mock DUI crash ahead of this weekend's Homecoming activities.
Quaker Valley students received a sobering reminder Tuesday about the deadly consequences of making bad choices in their celebrations. Local police, EMS and fire personnel took part in a mock DUI crash at the high school before this weekend's homecoming festivities are set to begin. As part of her personal project presentation, high school student Vanda Freiberger worked with police, fire and emergency medical services workers to create an extremely realistic tableau for the teen audience. Students watched as six of their classmates participated in a rescue demonstration of the aftermath of a drunken-driving crash. Some students painted their faces white to represent those who have died in drug or alcohol-related crashes. Participating …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The borough will immediately begin receiving fire protection services from Cochran Hose Co.
After more than a century of protecting the community, volunteers with the Edgeworth Fire Department have been asked to hang their hats. Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Sept. 20 to decertify the department, which borough officials said in a statement was the result of fewer volunteers providing fire protection in Edgeworth, a growing trend in communities across Pennsylvania. In making its decision, council also pointed to the volunteers themselves, noting that none of the active adult members on the fire department resides in Edgeworth. “Council’s utmost concern is the protection of life and property of Edgeworth residents,” borough officials said in a statement. Edgeworth Fire Chief Tim Scott said the dismissed …