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Highland Ave Duplex Fire, Assist to Meadville Central

May 26th, 2018|0 Comments

At 3:38 AM West Mead #1 was dispatched with Vernon Central and Saegertown to assist Meadville Central with a structure fire on Highland Avenue. Engines 28-13 and 28-12 responded to the scene, a two-story wood-frame residential duplex, where crews from Meadville Central and West Mead 2 were already at work extinguishing the fire that began on the porch and spread into the apartment and up the eaves.

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Vehicle Accident on Pettis Road

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

At 8:59 AM West Mead 1 was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with injury and unknown entrapment on Pettis Road. Engine 28-13 and Fire Police Captain Chris Millhorn responded to the scene, a single vehicle off the roadway in the ditch.

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Natural Gas Leak on Chad Lane

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

At 10:53 AM West Mead 1 was dispatched for a natural gas leak on Chad Lane. Engine 28-13 responded to the scene, where a construction crew operating with an excavator had sheared off into a service line that was not marked by the PA One Call service.

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Longer Hoselines for High-Occupancy Buildings

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

On Tuesday West Mead 1 members reviewed and practiced longer hoseline deployments into multi-family residential buildings off Arthur Street in Forest Green Estates and Woodland Heights.

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Hosebed Update for Drill

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

This past Tuesday members spent time updating the hosebed on 28-13. While the standard hoseline for residential structure fires on our engines is an 1.75" line that is capable of around 175 gpm, the department also utilizes 2.5" attack line for larger fires in commercial buildings and our larger apartment complexes.

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Structure Fire Assist to Utica

April 14th, 2018|0 Comments

At 12:11 AM West Mead 1 was dispatched with Cochranton to assist Utica with a structure fire along US 322. Engine 28-12 responded with a full crew to the scene. Department 28 spent the bulk of time on suppression and overhaul on the most damaged building, a post-frame metal garage.