The officers and members of Homeville VFC would to congratulate Probationary Firefighter Jimmy Kostovny on completing his essentials of firefighting and obtaining the rank of Firefighter.

The members of Station 293 would like to say a special thank you to Ryan Mull for his Eagle Scout Project. Ryan's Eagle Scout Project was to build a roof/window simulator.

This simulator will be used to train firefighters on how to properly ventilate a roof and to also train on entering and exiting through a window in multiple training scenarios.

The members of Homeville look forward to using this new training tool in their upcoming drills.

 

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Earlier this evening Station 293 was dispatched to Kennywood Blvd for a vehicle fire. 293 Chief arrived on scene with a fully involved vehicle fire. 293 Rescue responded with Baldwin EMS and numerous police agencies from the surrounding area. Crews were on scene for roughly 45 minutes.

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At 1640 station 293 was dispatched for a dwelling fire on Douglas Avenue. The caller reported that they can see smoke coming from a second floor window. Units from station 293 (Homeville), 298 (Whitaker), 294 (Duquesne Annex), 171 (Homestead) and 161 (Glassport) were due to respond. The fire was quickly knocked down and units were on scene for roughly 1 1/2 hours

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At 1851 station 293 was dispatched to assist station 294 with a vehicle rollover and 1 occupant trapped. 293 Rescue responded and assisted with vehicle stabilization and extract. Crews were on scene for roughly one hour before clearing.b2ap3_thumbnail_12821439_1003647073022425_4234662207479955157_n.jpg