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.