West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company
 

Crews Received an Early Wake Up Call

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 0650  295 Crews were awoken at approx. 0650hrs this morning for a report of a possible house on fire on Lebanon Road in District 296. Crews were updated enroute that PD was on scene with a fully involved house fire. 296 Engine arrived on scene and 296 Captain (Youkers) took the Lebanon road command with a single story residential structure fully involved. 296 Command called for defensive operations. 295 Truck was used for Aerial Master Stream operation, 295 Rescue took a hydrant and was the dedicated water supply for 295 Truck. Crews on scene worked the exterior attack for a little under 2 hours before the incident was placed under control by command. Companies on scene were 296, 295, 232, 292, 180, and 203. A special thank you to 131 and 161 for standing by in station 295 while crews were working. The incident went well and everyone came home, Great Job by all. 

     



 

Lost Load shuts down State Route 837 for the better portion of the day.

Monday, January 19, 2015 1119  Station 295 was dispatched to assist WMPD with closing down State Route 837 between New England Road and Lebanon School Road. A Tractor Trailer that was overheight for the tunnel lost its load of steel pipes after losing its brakes and going through the tunnel at Lebanon School road. Luckily there were no other vehicles involved and nobody was injured in the incident. 

     



 

Members get a late Christmas gift

Sunday, January 18, 2015   10 Members received a late Christmas gift today. We completely outfitted 10 members in brand new Globe G Xtreme Structural turn out gear or PPE. It's donations from our residents and funding from the Borough of West Mifflin and our Fundraisers that help us keep our members well protected. 

   


 

2015 Elections

Congratulations to our newly elected line officers, executive officers, and directors! Our 2015 line up is as follows:

President - Ken Riley 
Vice President - Josh Koenig 
Financial Secretary - Dale Pavlik 
Treasurer - Larry Schrott
Recording Secretary - Bob Macey
Door Keeper - Tammy Neill

Fire Chief - Steve Schwab
Deputy Chief - Megan Barko
Assistant Chief - Justin Bronder 
Captain - Brian Thomas
1st Lieutenant - Chuck Schwab 
2nd Lieutenant - John Polka

3yr Director - Dale Pavlik
2yr Director - Joe Pippi 
2yr Director - Bud Smith
1yr Director - Ron Biagiarelli
1yr Director - Josh Koenig
1yr Director - Megan Barko

Once again, congratulations to all of our members and officers, and may we all have a safe and happy new year!

   


 

Welcome!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014   The West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company would like to welcome the following Probationary Firefighters who have joined the company so far within this year:


Jacob Connell

Matt Zugell

Christian Krantz (Associate)

Dustin Vallus

Chianne Olenak

We look forward to your hard work and dedication to the community. 

   


 

Crews Quick Knockdown keep a local business open

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1620  At 1620 hrs crews from 295 and 296 were alerted for a report of a vehicle on fire inside of a Storage building along Thompson Run Road in District 295. 295 Chief arrived on scene within minutes taking the Incident Command finding a single story commercial structure housing eight (8) separate storage units. Command reported a moderate smoke condition coming from the structure and a single unit door open showing a car with a fully involved engine compartment fire. Command requested the first alarm be filled bringing in the RIT, Fire Marshall, and Utilities. 295 Engine arrived shortly after and crews made quick work of the fire with a knock down time of under 5 minutes. Crews forced entry into the remaining units to check for extension finding there was none before the incident was deemed under control. Command and the interior crew remained on scene for the ACFM investigation while the rest of the units were released. There were no injuries reported and with the exception of the unfortunate damage to the vehicle there was no major damage done to the structure keeping this local business open for customers. Crews were on scene a little over 2 hours before the command was terminated and all were clear. Great Job to the attack team and thank you to all that were involved. 

     



 

295 Firefighters participate in Home Depot annual Safety Day

Saturday, October 5, 2013   Members of the West Mifflin # 3 VFC Station 295 were asked to attend the West Mifflin Home Depot Safety day along with the other three West Mifflin fire companies, West Mifflin Police, and Baldwin Paramedics. Members spent the morning showing off the apparatus and equipment to adults and children from the community. Home Depot has their annual safety day every year during Fire Safety Month and host a spectacular child oriented event including games, building projects, food, and more. The Event is totally free to the public and allows the community to learn about Fire Safety and meet their local Firemen. A great time was had by all, so if you missed this years event look for it next October at your local West Mifflin Home Depot. 

     



 

MVC Phillip Murray Rd. at Lebanon School Rd.

Monday, August 19, 2013  Monday evening Station 295 was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Crash over a hillside. Upon arrival of WM PD there was a report of a truck hauling scissor lifts on its side over the hillside. Rescue 295 responded assisted by members of station 296 (Skyview V.F.C). WM PD advised that patient self extricated himself. Crews stayed on scene to help with clean up and removal of the truck.


     



 

Station 295 regrets to inform the passing of a life member

Sunday, August 4, 2013   The West Mifflin # 3 VFC Station 295 regrets to inform that Life Member Bill Drury has answered his last alarm. Bill was a life member of our company serving in a multitude of both Line and Executive offices over his 51 years of service. The Viewing for Bill will be on Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 1400-1600 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs. with Firefighter service at 1930 hrs. The services will be hosted at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. Mass will be at Holy Spirit Church on Thursday at 1100 hrs with the wake to follow at the fire station. Firefighters wishing to attend the service are asked to be at the station no later than 1900 hours on Wednesday. 

   


 

Crews Help rescue a man from local business rooftop

Wednesday, July 31, 2013   Members of Station 295 were summonsed for a mutual aid assist into District 296 Wednesday for a reported high angle rescue. Baldwin EMS Received a call for a male that fell from a ladder at a local business upon arrival on scene they found that a worker had fallen along with a catwalk style ladder to a sub roof approx. 20-25 feet of the ground. The worker was ascending the cat walk style ladder from the sub roof to the main roof and when he was near the top of the approx. 20 foot tall ladder it became dislodged from the structure and collapsed to the sub roof with the victim falling with it. Baldwin EMS immediately put in the special request for rescue from the West Mifflin Dispatch Center. Units from 296 and 295 were dispatched to assist Truck 232 was then dispatched for their bucket ladder truck as Truck 295 is currently Out of service for repairs. Crews worked together and made access to the Pt. then assessed, treated, and packaged the Pt. on the rooftop before utilizing 232 truck to lower the Pt. to the ground. Crews used their skills in Ladders, Rope, and First Aid to assist the EMS. The Pt. was transported to a local trauma center by Baldwin EMS. Crews worked together and had the Pt. safely rescued and transported within 45 minutes of the Original Call. All Crews on scene did a phenomenal job. The Officers and Members of the West Mifflin #3 VFC would like to wish the victim a quick and painless recovery from their traumatic event. 

     



 
 
 

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