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Do you know what to do when an emergency vehicle is approaching? Remember, Pull to the right for sirens and lights!


The members of Station 293 would like to send their thoughts and prayers to the family and members of the LODD in Cambria county.

This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time! Don't forget to change your clocks, but also your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries!


Members from station 293 would like to welcome home Lieutenant Alex Scripp from Munhall #5. Alex was recently injured from a house fire in Munhall and today he got to come home.


Welcome home brother, looking forward to seeing you back on the rig.

Around 2000 hours station 293 was dispatched for a structure fire in the area of Coal Road and Homestead Duquesne Road. Prior to arrival, 293 L-1 updated the assignment to a fully involved structure fire. 293 C-3 responded and found a 2 story abandoned structure fully involved on the alpha side. 293 Quint responded and staged on the Alpha side of the structure for a defensive attack. 298 Engine provided a water supply to 293 Quint for fire suppression. Responding companies from 294, 298, 171, 133 provided assistance with fire suppression, company 161 provided RIT and company 203 and salvation army provided rehab support. Allegheny County Fire Marshall is currently investigating the cause of the fire.


Responding Companies: 293 (Homeville), 294 (Duquesne Annex), 298 (Whitaker), 161 (Glassport), 171 (Homestead), 133 (Duquesne), 203 (Munhall), 510 (Baldwin EMS), ACFM, WMPD

OIC: 293 C-1 David Martin

Today marks one year since Richard "HayStacks" McGartland answered his final call. You are missed everyday and always in our prayers.


Today marks one year since Adam Hood answered his final call. Adam, you are missed everyday and every call. Keep looking over us brother.


Happy New Years from Station 293!


This weekend, station 293 will be having a boot drive to raise money for their equipment fund. Stop by Giant Eagle at the Kennywood Shopping mall and make a donation!

Dates: 10/3, 10/4, 10/5

The members of the Homeville VFC participated in the 135th Pennsylvania Fireman's 2014 Convention Parade that was held in Meadville, PA, on Saturday, September 27th. Prior to leaving and returning home, Members posed at Conneaut 5's house and send their greatest appreciation to the members there for allowing Homeville to use their station to wash and ready our rigs for show.

HVFC members in attendance: Chief Dave Martin, Asst. Chief Chris Martin, 1st Lt. Ronald Lowe, Firefighters Nick Halkias, Eric Hoss Jasinski, Justin Martin, Jake Martin, Robert Palko, (pictured L to R) Captain Nate 'Kase' Kaselonis, Deputy Chief Travis D Knapp, Firefighters Jonny Mattis, Jimmy Kostovny and Mike Ragan.


Around 1053 station 293 was dispatched for a vehicle fire endangering a structure. Upon arrival, 293 firefighter Gary Kopcho found a fully involved engine compartment fire as well as smoke coming from the structure. 293 Quint and 171 Truck crew extinguished the car fire and made entry through the garage of the house. During the suppression of the car fire, Baldwin EMS crew reported they had fire in the basement of the structure. Crews from 294 assisted Baldwin EMS with the suppression of the fire in the garage. Crews were able to make a quick knock and kept minimal damage to the structure.


Responding Companies: 293 (Homeville), 294 (Duquesne Annex), 298 ( Whitaker), 171 (Homestead), 133 (Duquesne), 510 (Baldwin EMS), WMPD and ACFM (Allegheny County Fire Marshall)

During the evening on September 25th, Station 293 was dispatched to for a possible structure fire in Mon View Heights. Upon Arrival, 293 Chief reported he had heavy fire on backside of the building and the roof. Crews worked for over 3 1/2 hours battling the blaze. The fire was contained to the end unit and all companies returned home safe.


Responding Companies:293 (Homeville), 294 (Duquesne Annex), 295 (WM #3), 298 (Whitaker), 171 (Homestead), 133 (Duquesne), 161 (Glassport), (Munhall 5), 510 (Baldwin EMS), WMPD, ACFM (Allegheny County Fire Marshall)

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On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, visit the Homeville VFC and be apart of a great event in saving lives by donating blood. Meet with some HVFC personnel at the station and get a coupon book courtesy of Sincerely Yogurt.

Can't make it? No problem. Call the Central Blood Bank with the code listed on the poster so that they can get you listed under the Homeville VFC donation list.

For additional information, please contact the Central Blood Bank.


Station 293 was dispatched to Monview Heights for a possible couch on fire endangering the structure. Upon arrival, crews found a couch on fire and heavy smoke damage to the building. Crews extinguished the fire and found heavy damage to the first floor.


Responding Companies: 293 (Homeville), 294 (Duquesne Annex), 298 (Whitaker), 510 (Baldwin EMS), WMPD, ACFM

Thinking of the words to say anymore is not so much the hard part as it is dealing with the loss of yet another member of the Homeville family. Richard "Haystacks" McGartland, firefighter and brother, answered his final call on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. "Stacks" was a well-known individual throughout the Steel Valley for his multiple input with fire companies and organizations. Known even more so for his dedication to the Salvation Army and always being there with the 'Sally Wagon' on extended fires in our region. Stacks had a heart unlike any, always with a smile, and something smart and funny to say that would brighten up anyone's day. Thank you for your devoted service to the community and always being a brother. Rest easy Stacks, we've got it from here.

The members of the Homeville VFC ask that you all keep brother firefighter Gino Gill in your thoughts and prayers as he deals with the heart break in the passing of his wife, Joan. Joan was always a great friend and treated all firefighters as her own sons and daughters, and for that love she will be missed by many. Thank you, Joan, for everything you've done for us, and everything you'll continue to do watching over us.

Firefighter and former 2nd Assistant Chief, Adam Hood "Gump" answered his final alarm today, but joining the ranks of an even larger company with the rest of our fallen brothers and sisters. As family, friends and colleagues lifted him up, we felt his upbeat and humorous, loving and caring hands assuring us that he is and always will be with us. Rest easy brother, and God Speed.

It comes with a heavy heart that we have lost one of our own this morning. We ask that you keep Firefighter Adam "Gump" Hood and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for all your lessons, firefighter war stories, and all the great times Gump, you will certainly be missed.
Rest easy brother, keep an eye over us, we got it from here.