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.