Station 293 would like to thank and remember all the military personal that made the ultimate sacrifice! If it was not for these brave men and women, freedom would not be free.

Freedom’s Memorial

This day is set aside
to honor those
who took the chance to die.

But they have died in vain
if we ever forget
the reason why.

Freedom can be like time
slipping away
before we even know.

But we all have the choice
more, a duty
to battle freedoms’ foe.

Let us give thanks this day
to all those brave
who paid the highest cost.

Not take it for granted
and realize
it easily could be lost.

With the upcoming Memorial day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer, station 293 would like to share some important grilling safety tips!

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling/grilling-safety-tips

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.