Millvale Volunteer Fire Department (Station 191)

Millvale Volunteer Fire Department (Station 191) Millvale Volunteer Fire Department - Station 191 - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania

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Staffed 100% by Volunteers

The history of the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department dates back to May 23, 1873. At this time, Messers, Graf and Bennet from Bennet Mills organized the first fire department in the borough, and called it the Franklin Fire Company. Records show that members of this first fire department disbanded after the meeting of November 20, 1875 and only reorganized in January, 1888. In April of 1890, the fire company disbanded for a second time. When it was finally reorganized in 1892, it received a new name – Citizen’s Fire Company No.1. The fire department retained its new name for only a short time. In 1906, a committee appointed to draw up new bylaws also succeeded in changing the name to Millvale Volunteer Fire Department.

The history of the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department dates back to May 23, 1873. At this time, Messers, Graf and Bennet from Bennet Mills organized the first fire department in the borough, and called it the Franklin Fire Company. Records show that members of this first fire department disbanded after the meeting of November 20, 1875 and only reorganized in January, 1888. In April of 1890, the fire company disbanded for a second time. When it was finally reorganized in 1892, it received a new name – Citizen’s Fire Company No.1. The fire department retained its new name for only a short time. In 1906, a committee appointed to draw up new bylaws also succeeded in changing the name to Millvale Volunteer Fire Department.

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03/30/2021

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03/30/2021
Millvale Borough Police Department

Millvale Borough Police Department

A message from the Chief of Police...

Millvale experienced a very bad house fire in our town yesterday afternoon. The home is a total loss but thankfully the occupants all got out safely.
As The Police Chief I have worked very closely with my counterpart Chief Cavanaugh of Millvale FD #191. I cannot express enough my respect and thanks for our fire department and all of the neighboring fire companies. These woman and men risk their lives to save life and property and are completely volunteer. Please everyone take time to thank these volunteer HEROES during the course of the week.

I also thank the EMS companies that do such a great job every day for not near enough compensation.

Last but never least thank you to all of my officers that I am so very proud of and all of the neighboring officers for risking their lives every day they walk out their door!

Chief Komoroski

MVFD along with our mutual aid companies were dispatched to a reported residential fire this afternoon in the Borough.Ch...
03/30/2021

MVFD along with our mutual aid companies were dispatched to a reported residential fire this afternoon in the Borough.

Chief 191 struck the tones initially, for a porch on fire in the 300 block of William Street bringing our 1st alarm assignment. By the time crews arrived, they were met with heavy fire on the 1st division with rapid fire growth to the 2nd division and attic. Crews made an aggressive interior push and were forced out momentarily by a sudden flashover striking several maydays and initiating the 2nd alarm.

Thankfully crews were able to evacuate the structure and one member had to bail from a 2nd division window.

This was truly an uphill battle as crews dealt with heavy smoke and fire, up hill terrain with narrow pathways, and minor water supply issues.

Thank you for the assistance from ALL of our mutual aid companies!

And to our Brothers that were caught in the flash, we're thankful you're ALL safe and we are here if you need anything 🙏🏽🙏🏽

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of this afternoons fire.

*** Photos from multiple sources ***

Busy morning for the Rescue Cō.  At approximately 0907 hrs this morning, crews were dispatched to the area of Clara St f...
03/26/2021

Busy morning for the Rescue Cō. At approximately 0907 hrs this morning, crews were dispatched to the area of Clara St for a reported vehicle fire. 191 Chief arrived on scene to find a service truck on fire that was energized by a downed Duquesne Light service line. Command requested an expedited response from Duquesne Light and for mutual aid assistance from Station 260.

The Rescue crew was able to safely chock the rear wheels of the burning truck and attempted to use dry chem extinguishers to protect an secondary vehicle from igniting. Due to the weather conditions, Duquesne Light wasn't able to respond in a timely manner, crews had to wait for the service line to burn away from the vehicle before extinguishing the fire.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hrs while awaiting Duquesne Light to cut service. The truck was eventually removed from the scene.

Sadly, there are inherent risks associated with the job and the ultimate sacrifice was made by our Brother in NY State. ...
03/24/2021

Sadly, there are inherent risks associated with the job and the ultimate sacrifice was made by our Brother in NY State. Sending our prayers and condolences.
#RFB

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03/22/2021

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MAY 2021 MVFD LOTTERY MEAT RAFFLE
$10 EACH 2 NUMBER PER TICKETS
WINNING NUMBER TAKEN FROM PA "PICK 3" 7PM LOTTERY
SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021
WINNER TO PICK UP ITEMS AT MISH FARM MEAT MARKET
INCLUDED: DEEP FREEZER, GAS GRILL AND $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR ATKINSONS BEER DISTRIBUTOR

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The Rescue Cō. along with our Fire Police responded to an early morning MVC involving 4 vehicles with no reported injuri...
03/18/2021

The Rescue Cō. along with our Fire Police responded to an early morning MVC involving 4 vehicles with no reported injuries. Evergreen Ave was shut down for about an hour while the Rescue crew handled containment and Randig Towing removed the vehicles from the scene.

Thank you Mark Panza of Panza Gallery for the donation and beautiful frame work of the production drawing of Truck 191. ...
03/16/2021

Thank you Mark Panza of Panza Gallery for the donation and beautiful frame work of the production drawing of Truck 191. It will be mounted in our newly remodeled lounge on the second floor of the station once it's completed.

Our department like many others relies on not only retention of existing members, but also recruitment of new ones as we...
03/15/2021

Our department like many others relies on not only retention of existing members, but also recruitment of new ones as well.

Taking advantage of the weather to flow water and practice hydrant hook-ups with our junior's this evening. Our Junior firefighter program helps mentor and train the younger generation, as they are our future!
#bnwphotography #juniorsarethefuture #flowinwater #millvalefire191

03/15/2021

Last night while you were sleeping, the Millvale Volunteers along with mutual aid departments responded to Mt Alvernia on Hawthorne Rd for an automatic alarm sounding. Units arrived and began investigating. This complex contains multiple buildings that are connected by one alarm system. While checking the other buildings, crews discovered an odor coming from the daycare section. Upon entry, crews were met with a heavy smoke condition coming from the basement. 260 Captain then assumed command due to this portion being in Shaler Twp, and upgraded the assignment to a working fire. Crews worked vigorously and had the fire extinguished within an hour of dispatch. Units remained on-scene for another 2 hours, no injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation by the Shaler Twp and Allegheny County Fire Marshals Office. This incident goes to show that a simple fire alarm should never be taken lightly. MVFD along with our neighboring departments are here to serve.

The Rescue Co is currently assisting on-scene of a multi-unit townhome fire in Berkeley Hills Fire Company’s first due. ...
03/14/2021

The Rescue Co is currently assisting on-scene of a multi-unit townhome fire in Berkeley Hills Fire Company’s first due. Units on-scene have it under control and are releasing companies.

03/13/2021

Congratulations to Firefighter Jonathan Halt for obtaining his Pro Board Fire Officer 1 certification. Jonathan started this class last year, and due to COVID, the class was paused and testing was pushed back months. We are proud of your continuous work for this cert. Can’t wait to see what you put your mind to next!

March 13th, 2004, Master Firefighter Richard Stefanikis and Battalion Chief Charles Brace lost their lives while battlin...
03/13/2021

March 13th, 2004, Master Firefighter Richard Stefanikis and Battalion Chief Charles Brace lost their lives while battling the Ebenezer Baptist Church fire. Not only did the Families suffers a tragic loss, as did the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire losing over 3 decades respectively of expertise and dedication. We remember that incident well, as each new recruit passes through the academy and learns from their ultimate sacrifice. May they continue to rest in eternal peace.

Daylight savings begins tomorrow!Change your clocks, test your smoke detectors!And remember, if your a Borough resident ...
03/13/2021

Daylight savings begins tomorrow!
Change your clocks, test your smoke detectors!

And remember, if your a Borough resident in need of smoke detectors, reach out to us! Your eligible for TWO FREE detectors via our Fire Safety Program in cooperation with NHCO!

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03/11/2021

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MAY 2021 MVFD LOTTERY MEAT RAFFLE
$10 EACH 2 NUMBER PER TICKETS
WINNING NUMBER TAKEN FROM PA "PICK 3" 7PM LOTTERY
SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021
WINNER TO PICK UP ITEMS AT MISH FARM MEAT MARKET
INCLUDED: DEEP FREEZER, GAS GRILL AND $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR ATKINSONS BEER DISTRIBUTOR

THANK YOU JEFF WOKUTCH AUTO BODY

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03/08/2021

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03/08/2021

International Women's Day is meant to celebrate all the achievements of women across the world, the contributions they've made to social, economic, cultural and political advancements.

We would like to give a special acknowledgement to our active members on this day. Thank you all for what you do!

Fire Police Capt. Sherri Cavanaugh
Firefighter Tyler Machajewski
Fire Police Ofc. Andrea Parker

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03/08/2021

DEWALT TOOL SET TIP BOARD SOLD OUT!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
WE'LL GO LIVE AT 6 PM TO REVEAL THE WINNER!!!

03/08/2021

Congratulations to our Engineer David Hammond on completing his Structural Collapse 2 coursework and certification this weekend at the A.C.F.A. with the ultimate goal of reaching Technician status in the near future.

It's that time of year again!  As we get ready to spring our clocks forward this weekend.. Don't forget to TEST your smo...
03/08/2021

It's that time of year again! As we get ready to spring our clocks forward this weekend.. Don't forget to TEST your smoke detectors and CHANGE those batteries!!

In partnership with and Thanks to North Hills Community Outreach we're still offering households within the Borough of Millvale FREE smoke detectors. Residents are eligible to receive up TWO FREE smoke detectors per address. You may contact us via Facebook messenger to arrange pick-up or stop by the station during Monday evenings.

Thanks again to NHCO for helping us to continue our Fire Safety initiative and ensuring that every home has working smoke detectors!

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03/07/2021

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DEWALT TOOL SET TIP RAFFLE

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• 1 RIGID 6 GALLON DRY VAC
• 1 BRUSHLESS 4 TOOL COMBO KIT
CONTAINS:
1 DRILL/ DRIVER
1 IMPACT DRIVER
1 RECIPROCATING SAW
1 OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL
2 20 VOLT BATTERIES
1 CHARGER
1 WOOD CUTTING BLADE
3 BELT HOOKS
1 CONTRACTOR BAG
• 6 ½ IN CIRCULAR SAW
• ¼ SHEET PALM GRIP SANDER W/ BAG
• 12- 60 GRIT SANDING SHEETS
• 4 PIECE CLAMP
• 16 OZ STEEL RIP CLAW HAMMER
• 6 “ & 10” ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES
• 8 PIECE SCREWDRIVER SET
• 30 PIECE SCREWDRIVING BIT SET
• 21 PC DRILL BIT SET
• COMPACT STAPLER W/ 1250 ARROW STAPLES
• WRECKING BAR
• 25 FT TAPE MEASURE
• FOLDING RETRACTABLE KNIFE W/ 10 REPLACEMENT BLADES
• TOTE & POWER TOOL CASE

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03/07/2021

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TRAFFIC advisory
03/06/2021

TRAFFIC advisory

PennDOT District 11 is announcing waterline work on Evergreen Road (Route 4009) in Millvale Borough, Allegheny County that will begin Monday, March 8 weather permitting.

Evergreen Road will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday continuously through mid-October between Klopfer Street and East Ohio Street as crews from Frank J. Zottola Construction, Inc. conduct waterline installation, service line replacements, and fire hydrant work. Through traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

Evergreen Road to Southbound Route 28

From Evergreen Road, turn right onto Emma Street

Turn left onto North Avenue

Turn left onto Grant Avenue

Follow Grant Avenue to the ramp to southbound Route 28

End detour

Evergreen Road to Friday Road

From Evergreen Road, turn left onto Lawrence Street

Lawrence Street becomes Locust Ridge Drive

Turn right onto Wallace Road

Follow Wallace Road to Friday Road

End detour

Additionally, work may occur that requires the closure of the southbound Route 28 off-ramp to Millvale (Exit 3B). Details will be provided in advance of any closure.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For further information contact Ryan Huber at 724-814-0100.

Police Officers will be posted at each end of the closure to assist motorists.

03/03/2021

THANK YOU EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF "THINK SUMMER", HEATHER BOYLAN !!
BE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR NEXT TIP RAFFLE.

03/03/2021

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03/02/2021

Looking for Men and Women willing to step up and answer the call. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, all necessary training and equipment provided free of charge by our department. Willingness to assist with fundraising efforts, community outreach along with department duties is a plus.

State sponsored education through CCAC and several other perks available once certain requirements are met.

Volunteer hours and weather conditions vary with the incident your responding to with a starting salary of $0 because volunteers do it for FREE and for the GOOD of the community!

02/26/2021

The Hard work and dedication of our members continues! Millvale Fire continues to move forward as we were notified that our PPC (Public Protection Classification) improved and our rating with ISO (Insurance Services Office) was upgraded.

The scale of a PPC rating ranges from 1-10, with Class 1 being the highest rating. Millvale Fire’s community Class 3 PPC rating, improved from Class 5, comes on the heels of a recent analysis performed by the ISO on the community’s fire prevention and suppression systems.

There are several essential elements a fire department must have to receive a Class "3" rating:

•Firefighter TRAINING must greatly exceed minimum standards.

*** VERY proud of our members for not only the internal but external training courses/hours taken over the past several years ***

•Fire Department must have pumper capacity to suppress a fire in any building in the community.

•Fire Department must have a 24 hour central dispatch for contacting all firefighters on duty via pagers.

•Annual tests must be conducted on pumper trucks, hoses, and hydrants.

•A minimum number of firefighters must be active in the department and respond to alarms.

The Rescue Cō. along with Rescue 260 responded to the area of 28 SB this morning for a reported MVC with one vehicle ove...
02/26/2021

The Rescue Cō. along with Rescue 260 responded to the area of 28 SB this morning for a reported MVC with one vehicle overturned. Occupant self extricated before arrival and was evaluated by EMS.

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02/23/2021

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Millvale 191

As the storms keep rolling in and it gets colder.. Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.#sile...
02/15/2021

As the storms keep rolling in and it gets colder.. Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Thank You Very Much Lucky Sign Spirits and Everyone For The Support!!!
02/08/2021

Thank You Very Much Lucky Sign Spirits and Everyone For The Support!!!

Thanks to everyone we were able to raise $300 for the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department (Station 191)!

Lucky Sign Spirits
02/04/2021

Lucky Sign Spirits

Starting today and throughout this weekend: $2 from every Cocktail to Go will be donated to Millvale Volunteer Fire Department (Station 191) Stop in and grab a couple for the #Superbowl. All Cocktails to Go are $8/8oz. The Backdraft is also available in larger sizes - $10/12oz and $12/16oz.

Address

501 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA
15209

General information

Want to be a Firefighter or a Fire Police officer? The Millvale Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members. We meet every Monday night at the station located at 501 Lincoln Avenue at 1900 hrs (7pm). Stop by and talk to our members and grab an application. You can also send us an Email. Thanks for your support! 2019 LINE OFFICERS Chief - Karl Cavanaugh Asst. Chief - Jim Machajewski Deputy Chief - Jim Tunstall, Sr Captain - Colin Machajewski Lieutenant - Jason Crooks Lieutenant - Norman Wilson Engineer - David Hammond, II Fire Marshall's: Karl Cavanaugh Jim Machajewski Executive Board Officers: James Ulrich, President Chuck Grimpe Sr., Vice President Joe Kypta, Secretary Sherri Cavanaugh, Treasurer Trustees: Jason Crooks Josh Richard Adam Macioce Fire Safety Educator: David Hammond, II ACTIVE FIREFIGHTERS *Rich Biernstein Aidan Budzinski - Jr FF Chris Budzinski *Karl Cavanaugh Ed Craver Jason Crooks Cory Eberz Will Felger *Chuck Grimpe, Sr Jonathan Halt David Hammond, II Joe Kypta *Jim Machajewski *Missy Machajewski Colin Machajewski Tyler Machajewski Adam Macioce Josh Richard *James Tunstall, Jr *James Tunstall Sr, *James Ulrich, Norman Wilson *= denotes Active Life Member Status (Serving 20+ Years) FIRE POLICE OFFICERS Sherri Cavanaugh (FP 1) Bill Schneider (FP 2) Andrea Parker Becki Heim Stacey Craver

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A Brief history of Millvale Fire

The history of the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department dates back to May 23, 1873.

At this time, Messers, Graf and Bennet from Bennet Mills organized the first fire department in the borough, and called it the Franklin Fire Company. Records show that members of this first fire department disbanded after the meeting of November 20, 1875 and only reorganized in January, 1888.

In April of 1890, the fire company disbanded for a second time. When it was finally reorganized in 1892, it received a new name – Citizen’s Fire Company No.1. The fire department retained its new name for only a short time.

In 1906, a committee appointed to draw up new by-laws also succeeded in changing the name to Millvale Volunteer Fire Department. The station house still stands on the corner of Lincoln & Sedgwick centrally located within the heart of the Borough.

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"On June 15, 2020, the Etna Police Department requested the assistance of the County Police with an investigation into the disappearance of 20-year-old Kaylene Oehling. Oehling was reported missing by her mother on January 12, 2020. She has been missing since January 10. Oehling was last seen at her friend’s house in Millvale late in the evening of January 9, 2020. She left the friend’s house to meet someone and was expected to return but did not return. Oehling’s last known communication with her family was a text message sent to her mother in the early morning hours of January 10, 2020. She was expected to show at her mother’s house to fulfill a babysitting obligation later that morning. Oehling never appeared, and her mother was not able to reach her by phone. Oehling is described as a white female, approximately 5’1” tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants. Anyone with information concerning Oehling’s whereabouts is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites."
I dropped off 3 cases of water and a 8 pack of gatorade to thank you all for the great job you do . Very much appreciated
Hi, Millvale first responders! For the community, tomorrow (Friday) Sprezzatura and Tupelo Honey Teas will have coffee, tea, and treats tomorrow between 8 - 9am. Swing by the former Moose Lodge parking lot on Sherman Street for jam-covered brownies, vegan coffee cake, fresh biscotti, La Prima coffee, iced tea. Pay what you can.
Millvale's First ladder truck in a 1940's parade!
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