Monroeville is located approximately 12 miles east of the City of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and covers approximately 20 square miles. Monroeville is comprised of single and multi-residential, retail, commercial, and industrial buildings. Populations range from 70,000-100,000 daylight, and over 30,000 nighttime. The Monroeville Fire Department is made up of five fire stations, which provide all phases of emergency services along with fire prevention / public education. Our Department responds to a wide variety of incidents, both in Monroeville and also assisting neighboring communities. Station 1 is the oldest fire station in Monroeville it began as Old Patton Twp. Fire Co. 1. Station 1 provides 100% volunteer fire and rescue services, and a combination of paid / volunteer emergency medical services. Our fleet includes a 77' Quint, Heavy Engine, Air/Light Heavy Squad unit, 2 ALS Licensed Ambulance’s and a Utility pick-up. Our department also sponsors an active LIVE-IN program. If you would like additional information please contact our station 412-824-1122..

Quint 1 runs first alarm dwelling fire in Turtle Creek

Monday, July 25, 2016   Monday Night,  Quint 1 (Allegheny County Truck 192) was dispatched on the first alarm assignment for a dwelling fire on Chestnut Street in Turtle Creek.  Units from Turtle Creek, Wilmerding, Pitcairn, North Versailles, and Wilkins Township were also alerted on the first alarm.  TCFD Engine 283 arrived to find smoke showing and a fire in an upstairs bedroom.  Quint 1 met Engine 283 nose to nose at the front of the house.  Due to overhead wires, street placement was not feasible.  The Quint took the front lawn and set up for roof operations.  The Quint's manpower split, with an inside crew assisting with fire extinguishment and overhaul, while the outside crew threw ground ladders, accessed the roof via the aerial ladder, and performed vertical ventilation.  The fire was quickly controlled.  Great job to all companies operating on the scene.  Click the headline for more pictures.  

     



 

RIT Assignment for Commercial Structure Fire

Saturday, June 25, 2016   Shortly before 11pm Saturday Night, Squad 1 was dispatched for air supply to North Versailles Township for another abandoned commercial structure fire, adjacent to the building that burned last week.  This building is part of the same abandoned motel,  Squad 1 arrived and was reassigned to RIT.  The crew staged equipment, performed a 360 degree size up of the building, and stood ready until firefighting operations were complete.  Thankfully, No RIT activations were necessary.  The Squad filled several SCBA cylinders for fire departments operating on the scene and returned in service after about 2 hours.  

     



 

Single Vehicle Crash

Saturday, June 25, 2016   Saturday Afternoon, Station 1 was dispatched for a single vehicle crash with injuries on Route 22 near the Monroeville Mall entrance.  Ambulance 18, Ambulance 19, and Engine 12 responded.  Units arrived to find a vehicle into the woods.  C-12 (Deputy Chief Sonafelt) established command.  Ambulance 18 treated and transported one patient to a local hospital.  Engine 12 stood by on the scene while the vehicle was removed.   

     



 

New Training Props / Drill Night

Thursday, June 23, 2016   Over the past several weeks, Chief Scott Beltz, and Vice President Matt Beltz have been working on new training tools for the Monroeville Public Safety Training Center.  After getting equipment donated, props were built for propane fire exercises.  We tried these out for the first time during our weekly drill this week.  Thanks for your work in putting these great training tools together!

     



 

Standby Detail for TV Series Filming

Friday, June 17, 2016   Friday Night, Engine 12 and Mini 3 provided a fire standby at the set of the TV series "Outsiders."  This show is on WGN America, and the mountain village scenes are filmed in a wooded area of our first due district.  Throughout the night, a structure was burned and then extinguished by fire department personnel a total of 6 times.  The scenes will air during Season 2, this upcoming winter.  Some of the stars of the show took a moment for a picture with the crew.  Thanks to everyone who helped out with this all night detail.  

   


 

2 Alarm Commercial Structure Fire Assist

Wednesday, June 15, 2016  Shortly after 1 AM, Squad 1 was dispatched to assist the Fire Department of North Versailles with a commercial structure fire on US Route 30 in North Versailles Township.  Squad 1 responded with a full crew.  First arriving units found an abandoned motel fully involved with collapse.  A defensive attack was initiated.  Squad 1 assisted at the scene for about 2 hours.  Later that afternoon, Squad 1 was dispatched back to the scene for a rekindle.  FDNV found a small smoldering fire and cancelled the balance of the assignment.  

     



 

Commercial Dryer Fire

Monday, June 6, 2016   Shortly after 6 AM, Monroeville Fire Department units were dispatched for a commercial dryer fire at a health club in the First District.  Engine 12 arrived to find smoke showing from the side bravo loading dock area.  C-11 (Deputy Chief Lieb) established command.  Engine 12 stretched a line and found the fire to be contained inside the dryer.  Engine 41 established a water supply to the standpipes and to Engine 12.  The fire was quickly extinguished, and units remained on scene for about an hour working to ventilate the large structure.  The incident is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal.

     



 

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30, 2016   Station 1 personnel took time out of their day on Monday to participate in the Monroeville Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service in honor of those who died fighting for our nation.  Here are a few pictures from the events.  Thanks to Joe Hibala from Monroeville TV-15 for the pictures.

     



 

Public Education Detail

Friday, May 27, 2016   Friday Morning, Dr. Cleveland Steward Elementary School held a career day where parents could come in and present to the students about their jobs.  Caleb Sonafelt, son of Deputy Chief Jason Sonafelt, asked Station 1 to come talk about fire and EMS for this event.  Engine 12 and Medic 18 went to the school and took the opportunity to provide some fire safety education to the students.  Monroeville Police and PA State Police also participated in the presentations.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  

     



 

First Due Apartment Fire

Thursday, May 26, 2016   Shortly before noon on Thursday, Monroeville Fire Department Engines 12, 41, 31, Truck 4, Truck 5, Rescue 6, Squad 1, Command 32, and Ambulance 18 were dispatched for a kitchen fire at Belmont Ridge Apartments.  Ambulance 18 was driving past the complex at the time of call, and arrived immediately to find light smoke showing and a fire involving a stove top and cabinetry.  Ambulance 18 evacuated residents and knocked the fire down with extinguishers.  Engines 12, 41, and Truck 5 arrived shortly after and checked for extension and ventilated the building.  The fire is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal.  

     



 
 
 

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