In Memory of
Chief Emeritus
John C. Haschke

2015 Call Stats


The boys from the hill....
1,275 calls for service
in 2015

Recent Calls

Call Information (Blue = Medical, Red = Fire)
2016-10-20 09:14:53.000000 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST 511 HUDDERFORD RD btwn WOODHAVEN LN and CHERRINGTON DR ROS
2016-10-19 18:06:50.000000 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST ROSS HILL RETIREMENT HOME #212 at 7500 ROSS PARK DR #212 ROS
2016-10-19 16:12:13.000000 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST NORTH HILLS HIGHLANDS #407 at 100 FELICITY DR #407 ROS
2016-10-19 09:55:58.000000 QRS1 Q1 E-1 QRS / EMS ASSIST TOWN NORTH TOWERS #512 at 99 CORBETT CT #512 ROS

Latest Highlights

RPM Drive Crash

8/9/16: After the company meeting, the Engine Company was alerted along with EMS Station 210 and 312 Rescue 40 for a crash with injuries on Ross Park Mall Drive. Engine 247 was on the road in seconds, and arrived with Ross PD and RPM Security with two vehicles head-on, with one on the ground. The Engine Company split its crew, initiating patient care and handling containment. Medic 214-1 and Squad 217-5 arrived and packaged the patient for transport to an area trauma center. The Engine cleared shortly after.

Submitted by: mmurray
August 28, 2016

Grove Avenue Garage Fire

8/7/16: Late in the afternoon Truck 247 was alerted along with other area companies for a garage on fire on Grove Avenue in 252s district. Truck 247 with a crew of 4 arrived as the first due truck and immediately went to work throwing ground ladders, checking for extension, and opening up the roof. The Truck returned within the hour.

Crews also handled a Residential Fire Alarm, two QRS details, and a Public Service Detail throughout the day.

Submitted by: mmurray
August 28, 2016

Engine and Truck arrive first at 246 Box

At 1205 on Friday the box was struck for an odor of smoke in the building at the Ross Township Police Station. The truck arrived first with nothing evident and began investigation. The engine arrived shortly behind, secured a water supply and assumed command. The truck crew had an odor in one of the police conference rooms. Upon further investigation with crews from 251 and 297, completely tearing apart an HVAC unit, the source was finally narrowed down to a belt in the HVAC unit.

Submitted by: ColemanD
August 27, 2016

Squad Gets Life Save

8/6/16: On its second of 5 calls for the day, QRS 247 was dispatched for a male who fell outside of the Town North Towers. Squad 247 (FF Combs, FF Schmidt) responded to find one on the ground outside still in a wheelchair. Just as the medic unit was pulling up, the patient went into cardiac arrest. The Squad crew immediately began resuscitation efforts along with the Medics. After one defibrillation they regained pulses, and the patient was transported to AGH with one from the Squad aboard. The patient survived and is to be discharged from the hospital shortly. Great work gentlemen!

This is the 6th life save for Berkeley Hills Fire Company for 2016. A "Life Save" is when a patient goes into cardiac or respiratory arrest, and through the efforts of our QRS crew, sometimes even before the arrival of the medic unit, the patient is resuscitated with spontaneous respirations and heart beat.

Berkeley Hills Fire Company provides QRS (Quick Response Service), responding on all higher priority EMS calls in the area. With EMRs (Emergency Medical Responders), EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), and Paramedics, we provide medical care prior to the arrival of the ambulance, which can sometimes be delayed with the heavy traffic congestion on McKnight Road. In 2015, BHFC ran 776 QRS calls.

Submitted by: mmurray
August 14, 2016

Engine Company Runs Pin on McKnight

8/4/16: Early in the afternoon, EMS Station 210, 312 Rescue 40, and Engine 247 were dispatched for a vehicle crash on McKnight Road at Browns Lane. The call was quickly updated with reports of entrapment. The Engine Company arrived to find two vehicles with one patient confined. Crews pulled the "Red Line" for a protection line and went to work along with Rescue 40 to quickly extricate the patient. Great job to everyone involved!

Submitted by: mmurray
August 14, 2016

July 2016

The volunteers were kept busy throughout July, handling 47 fire and 66 QRS runs. This brings the year to date total to 275 Fire and 473 QRS for a total of 748 runs as of the end of the month.

Highlights of July included:
  • A 2-alarm Building Fire in Shaler, 247 crews handled roof operations cutting several ventilation holes.
  • A large debris pile on fire at the construction site of the Northway Mall in the first due. 247 Engine was on the road with 4 while tones still dropping and held it with the "Red Line."
  • Several Public Relations details throughout the area
  • 247 Engine, Truck, and Command attended the Ross Township Independence Day parade, and 247 Engine attended the Ohio Township parade

This was in addition to "the usual" mix of fire alarms, vehicle crashes, outside fires, and QRS calls.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of the busiest all volunteer firehouses in Allegheny County, click on the recruiting tab above and make a difference!

Submitted by: mmurray
August 14, 2016

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