Is your home equipped with a CO Alarm?

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Carbon-Monoxide-Information-Center/Carbon-Monoxide-Questions-and-Answers-/

Yesterday was a busy day for the members of Station 293, crews responded to 8 calls within a 12 hour span. The calls range from 1 stove fire, 2 house fires and 5 storm related calls. Crews assisted station 278 (Swissvale) with a working structure fire and also assisted station 171 (Homestead) with a porch fire.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/05/11/fire-consumes-swissvale-house/

 

Tonight, members from station 293 participated in a drill with company 171 (Homestead).  The drill consisted of two crews advancing a charged hose line through a 2 story duplex. Crew one was instructed to advance a hand line  up a ladder and through the second division. The second crew provided a backup line from the first division of the structure to the second division.

The members from Station 293 would like to congratulate our 1st Lieutenant Ronald Lowe and his wife Emily Lowe on their new born baby girl yesterday. We are very excited to welcome Grace to the family and we send you guys the best of wishes!

Last night station 293 was dispatched to stand-by in station 278 (Swissvale) while they assisted Wilkins Township with a commercial structure fire. 293 Quint responded and was in station 278 for roughly 2 hours. Station 293 also had a crew standing by for both West Mifflin and Swissvale.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/05/03/fire-causes-1-mil-in-damage-at-apartment-building/