Millvale Volunteer Fire Department (Station 191)

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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.

100% ALL VOLUNTEER Fire Department providing Professional Fire, Rescue and Fire Police services for the Borough of Millvale and mutual aid for surrounding communities.

Mission: To serve the community to the best of our abilities and remain at a high level of readiness to respond to all emergencies in a professional manner.

Outstanding slogan and message regarding distracted driving from our friend's at AAA!  Don't drive intoxicated!  Don't d...
05/14/2019

Outstanding slogan and message regarding distracted driving from our friend's at AAA!

Don't drive intoxicated! Don't drive intexticated!
Put down your phone. LIVES depend on it!

05/13/2019

Members of Station 191 have been busy over the past several months. As of today, Millvale Fire has been dispatched and responded to 173 incidents within the Borough and it's surrounding mutual aid areas.

That would include:
36 Residential and Commercial Fire Alarms
27 Confirmed Residential and Commercial Fires
25 Motor Vehicle Accidents
18 Residential and Commercial Natural Gas Leaks/Odors
And a mix of other Emergency and miscellaneous dispatches.

Our Fire Police division has been requested and responded for traffic control incidents 38 times so far this year.

With all those STATS we sure could use a few NEW members!

PUSH that signup button or STOP by for an application!

To all the Mom's out there who are with us and to those watching over us!  Happy Mother's day!
05/12/2019

To all the Mom's out there who are with us and to those watching over us! Happy Mother's day!

Photo credit First Due Photography.Several pictures of member's working on scene in the Borough of Etna yesterday during...
05/10/2019

Photo credit First Due Photography.
Several pictures of member's working on scene in the Borough of Etna yesterday during the multi-alarm commercial assignment. After our interior crew was evacuated due to deteriorating conditions members assisted with accessing the fire through exterior walls.

Crews on 191 Rescue-Engine, Engine, Squad along with our Fire Police responded into the Borough of Etna for a Commercial...
05/09/2019

Crews on 191 Rescue-Engine, Engine, Squad along with our Fire Police responded into the Borough of Etna for a Commercial structure fire at 1420 hrs this afternoon. After a hard fought multi-alarm battle crews cleared the scene and returned into the Borough at 2115 hrs.
#nohashtagsneeded

Crews were on deck testing and repacking hose this evening on the Rescue-Engine and the Engine but took a break for a fe...
05/07/2019

Crews were on deck testing and repacking hose this evening on the Rescue-Engine and the Engine but took a break for a few minutes for this awesome photo opportunity with a few of our younger Borough residents.

Who knows, there maybe a future firefighter among them!

How much does our gear weigh?  This gives a pretty good example of the different levels of added weight depending on wha...
05/03/2019

How much does our gear weigh? This gives a pretty good example of the different levels of added weight depending on what a firefighter is tasked with.

Reposted from @chicofire2734 - How much does Firefighter gear weigh?? Picture 1 - A firefighter wearing his everyday station uniform. We wear this uniform around the station, to trainings, medical aids, and public assists.
Picture 2 - A firefighter with his turnouts and helmet. We wear this to vehicle accidents and hazardous conditions.
Picture 3 - A firefighter wearing his full turnouts, helmet, scba, and fire axe. We wear this to structure fires, vehicle fires, and gas leaks.
Picture 4 - A firefighter wearing his full turnouts + water can and irons. This is what firefighters may utilize for forcible entry, alarm soundings, and the early stages of a fire.
Picture 5 - A firefighter wearing his full turnouts + hose pack. This is what a firefighter would have for a residential structure fire or high rise fire.

Our personal protective equipment ensures our safety, but adds a large amount of weight to an already physically intensive job. Our firefighters train hard to be meet these tasks daily and to serve the citizens of Chico in a caring and professional manner.

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05/01/2019

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Twenty year's of Volunteering and Community Service isn't something you hear about very often!  The member's of Millvale...
05/01/2019

Twenty year's of Volunteering and Community Service isn't something you hear about very often! The member's of Millvale Fire would like to Congratulate and Thank Kevin Davis and Missy Machajewski for their dedication to not only our department but the Borough and residents of Millvale.

This evening Kevin and Missy received their lifetime membership pins and awards.

Flashback Friday!  Did you know that Truck 191 began it's journey on the American LaFrance assembly line in 1951 and was...
04/26/2019

Flashback Friday! Did you know that Truck 191 began it's journey on the American LaFrance assembly line in 1951 and was commissioned and put into service in 1962 within the Borough of Millvale. Truck 191 was originally a open cab stick shift and was outfitted with a pump and water tank before a complete refurb!
#millvalefireflashback #oldschoollafrance #opencabridingbackwards #truck191

Do you have what it takes to volunteer!  New members always needed.. Stop by and talk to one of our membership represent...
04/23/2019

Do you have what it takes to volunteer! New members always needed.. Stop by and talk to one of our membership representatives!
#doyouhavewhatittakes #oldschooltruckcompany #100percentstaffedbyvolunteers #millvalefire191

Photo credit: First Due Photography with pictures of our members working the multi-alarm assignment yesterday.
04/11/2019

Photo credit: First Due Photography with pictures of our members working the multi-alarm assignment yesterday.

Member's took the Rescue-Engine and Squad into Station 188's district for a 4 alarm commercial assignment.  Our initial ...
04/10/2019

Member's took the Rescue-Engine and Squad into Station 188's district for a 4 alarm commercial assignment. Our initial dispatch was for standby at 247's house, but was immediately moved up to R.I.T. and then put to work as an interior crew.
#4bells #themcknightexpresstakeover

04/08/2019
The Borough of Millvale, PA

FYI for Borough residents!

ATTENTION:
Starting tomorrow (4/9/2019), Bateman, Siegel and Lippert streets will be closed 7 am – 6 pm through Friday (4/12/19) for milling and street work. Updates will be posted as we receive them. Signs will be posted by Police at affected areas. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Our prayers go out to the family and member's of Station 149 in the loss of one of their long time member's retired Chie...
04/07/2019

Our prayers go out to the family and member's of Station 149 in the loss of one of their long time member's retired Chief Harry Litvaney. Harry and his smoker's pipe was well known in the North Boroughs. Sir, you will be truly missed!

It is with profound sadness that the members of the Etna Volunteer Fire Department announce the passing of retired Chief Harry Litvaney. Harry is 88 years old and up until a few weeks ago, was still responding to fire calls with us. Harry fell ill late in March and passed around 4:20 this afternoon. Harry was a member of Etna Volunteer Fire Company #1 prior to the merger in 1980 where he was a founding member of the new Etna Volunteer Fire Department. Harry served Etna Borough, our neighboring communities and the fire service for more than 65 years. Harry’s passing will leave a gap in our department that we will never replace. Harry was full of knowledge, experience and certainly he was funny with the stories he would share with the members. The fire station will not be the same without Harry sitting in his chair on the garage bay talking to everybody that walked past. Please keep Harry and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We will announce arrangements once they are confirmed.

Crew's on 191 Rescue-Engine and Engine after checking on a report of wires down in 259's district responded in to 246's ...
04/05/2019

Crew's on 191 Rescue-Engine and Engine after checking on a report of wires down in 259's district responded in to 246's district this morning as the 3rd alarm company..
#goestojobs #mutualaidcompanies #3bells

It's better to be prepared in case it happens!  Pennsylvania Flood Safety Awareness Week!
03/26/2019

It's better to be prepared in case it happens! Pennsylvania Flood Safety Awareness Week!

Today begins Pennsylvania Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 25-29)!

Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in Pennsylvania? #️⃣1️⃣ Flooding can occur due to a variety of reasons, including prolonged and/or fast rainfall. 💧

Be prepared with these #PAFloodSafety and health tips ➡️ bit.ly/2CAwjzK. Pennsylvania Department of Health

Good day to have the Rescue-Engine and Engine out on the deck.  Thanks to Len Hufnagel for the photo!#theworkhorsesofmil...
03/24/2019

Good day to have the Rescue-Engine and Engine out on the deck. Thanks to Len Hufnagel for the photo!
#theworkhorsesofmillvalefire #sunsoutwagonsout

A heads up for Borough residents
03/20/2019
Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority on Twitter

A heads up for Borough residents

“Millvale customers: Please be advised that work is ongoing on Klopfer Street that impacts water service on the northern streets of the Borough. Water will be restored by 2:00 am.”

Designate a sober driver!  Don't drink and drive!
03/16/2019

Designate a sober driver! Don't drink and drive!

The line is forming, 50/50 tickets are ready, basket of cheer and this year a pallet of beer is up for grabs!Doors open ...
03/09/2019

The line is forming, 50/50 tickets are ready, basket of cheer and this year a pallet of beer is up for grabs!
Doors open in 30 minutes!
#cashbash2019 #millvalefire191 #reservefire317 #letsthegoodtimesbegin

Crews just finished setting up, In less than 24 hours our 2019 Cash Bash with Reserve FD will be in full swing!  Doors o...
03/09/2019

Crews just finished setting up, In less than 24 hours our 2019 Cash Bash with Reserve FD will be in full swing! Doors open at 5 pm!
#cashbash2019 #comegetyourfooddrinkandgameon #millvalefire191 #reservefire317

REMEMBER to spring your clocks forward an hour Saturday before you go to bed .. And to test and change your Smoke and Ca...
03/08/2019

REMEMBER to spring your clocks forward an hour Saturday before you go to bed .. And to test and change your Smoke and Carbon monoxide detector batteries!

Did you know...
A house fire occurs every 86 seconds in the United States and that 50% of those residential fires occur while people are sleeping with 25% of those fires starting in a bedroom.

It is recommended that a smoke detector be place outside of every bedroom and also within common areas including at the bottom of the basement steps!

If you ever have any questions regarding the installation and placement of detectors please contact us!

03/07/2019

A Big Thanks to Randig Towing For the donation of 50 Bags Of Oil Dry.

We are once again offering FREE smoke detectors to residents of our Borough.  You can stop at The Borough of Millvale, P...
03/06/2019
Free Smoke Detectors at the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department | Millvale, PA

We are once again offering FREE smoke detectors to residents of our Borough. You can stop at The Borough of Millvale, PA to register and we will contact you regarding your donation or send us a direct message here on our FB page. Quantities are limited

Millvale Volunteer Fire Department is giving out free smoke detectors.

We like every other volunteer department in the area need people who are willing to give up their free time to assist us...
03/04/2019
Pa. volunteer firefighter numbers dwindling, setting up potential for ‘very steep price tag’

We like every other volunteer department in the area need people who are willing to give up their free time to assist us with daily operations including responding to calls and assisting with fundraising to STEP UP... It's not about the fame, it's not about the money, it's not about the shirt... It's about answering the call and helping people in their time of need!

A state Senate report released last year details the issue and offers recommendations.

A bus, a truck and a van for the tow companies.  Busy morning for the Rescue-Engine and the Squad.  Thanks to Cherry Cit...
02/27/2019

A bus, a truck and a van for the tow companies. Busy morning for the Rescue-Engine and the Squad. Thanks to Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company for the assistance this morning!

02/27/2019

Lucky number "13"
We have 13 tickets available for the Cash Bash!!!!

Wind gust warning is effect until 7 am tomorrow morning.  There is the possibility of downed trees and powerlines.  If e...
02/24/2019

Wind gust warning is effect until 7 am tomorrow morning. There is the possibility of downed trees and powerlines. If ever in doubt call 911, never attempt to remove downed lines yourself!

Two tickets in hand ready to go...  Message if interested!!!SOLD...
02/21/2019

Two tickets in hand ready to go... Message if interested!!!

SOLD...

02/21/2019

THIS IS IT AGAIN FOLKS!! WE HAVE NO CASH BASH TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!!

As of this moment we are SOLD OUT of Cash Bash Tickets!!!  If ANY tickets become available we will post an update A.S.A....
02/20/2019

As of this moment we are SOLD OUT of Cash Bash Tickets!!! If ANY tickets become available we will post an update A.S.A.P!!!

Any future available tickets will be first come first serve... We will be unable to hold tickets for extended periods of time.

Thank you to everyone for your support!

UPDATE...WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY ONLY 40 TICKETS LEFT!!! Limited tickets are available for sale... The Cash Bash extravaga...
02/18/2019

UPDATE...

WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY ONLY 40 TICKETS LEFT!!!

Limited tickets are available for sale... The Cash Bash extravaganza is just a few weeks away!!!!
Contact us for information!!!!

The Rescue-Engine and Truck took in a residential assignment in 317's district this evening.  Strong and quick work by a...
02/10/2019

The Rescue-Engine and Truck took in a residential assignment in 317's district this evening. Strong and quick work by all crews on scene.
#northhillsmutualaid #anotherdayanotherjob #millvalefire #bma

Member spotlight: 191 Chief Cavanaugh and 191 Asst Chief Machajewski after working a residential assignment.#chiefsdowor...
02/09/2019

Member spotlight: 191 Chief Cavanaugh and 191 Asst Chief Machajewski after working a residential assignment.
#chiefsdowork #millvalefire #bma

Busy day and night for Station 191.  Strong work by the crew that responded into 247's district to assist with the multi...
02/09/2019

Busy day and night for Station 191. Strong work by the crew that responded into 247's district to assist with the multi alarm residential structure fire.
#prideofmillvale #station191 #bma

Rescue-Engine 191 holding at 102's house while they are operating on the multi alarm fire in Fox Chapel.#northhillsmutua...
02/08/2019

Rescue-Engine 191 holding at 102's house while they are operating on the multi alarm fire in Fox Chapel.
#northhillsmutualaid #takingover102shouse #millvalefire191

Tickets... Get ya tickets... This is one of our biggest and funnest fundraiser's of the year!  Contact us for sales info...
02/02/2019

Tickets... Get ya tickets... This is one of our biggest and funnest fundraiser's of the year! Contact us for sales info!

Get'm while they are HOT!!! The tickets for our annual IRISH CASH BASH with our Brother's and Sister's over at Reserve VFD - Station 317 are available for SALE!!! $20 donation, food and beverages, games of chance... And of course you are helping support two of your local 💯 percent ALL Volunteer Fire Departments.

Get your ticket(s) before they are gone!

Photos from Monday, January the 28th's joint Engine Company, Truck Company and RIT Training scenarios.  Bauerstown VFD E...
02/01/2019

Photos from Monday, January the 28th's joint Engine Company, Truck Company and RIT Training scenarios.
Bauerstown VFD Etna Fire Department Aspinwall Fire Department Undercliff Volunteer Fire Company Reserve VFD - Station 317 Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company

01/30/2019
Millvale Borough Police Department

Millvale Borough Police Department

The Millvale Police Department would like to remind everyone that due to the predicted extreme low temperatures, outdoor activities should be kept to minimum with extra caution used for kids, the elderly and pets. Please, if you have an elderly neighbor or know of someone that lives alone, try to check in on them periodically.

We urge you to keep bathroom doors and cabinets under sinks open to help with the flow of heat. Sinks on exterior walls should be turned on to a light drip to help prevent lines from freezing. Do not hesitate to call if you are in need of any assistance. Thank you

BROTHERHOOD at it's FINEST
01/29/2019

BROTHERHOOD at it's FINEST

Outstanding training this evening with Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company, Bauerstown VFD, Reserve VFD - Station 317, Un...
01/29/2019

Outstanding training this evening with Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company, Bauerstown VFD, Reserve VFD - Station 317, Undercliff Volunteer Fire Company, Sharpsburg Vol. Fire Dept., Etna Fire Department and Aspinwall VFD. Thanks to the Grist House for allowing us the use of these structures. Training opportunities like tonight are very rare and provided valuable skill building opportunities for all the departments that we're involved.

There were a total of 80 firefighters from all involved departments present for tonight's training exercises!

More pictures to come later this week!

01/29/2019

Sneak peek of training night in the 1st due. 3 acquired structures being used for Engine company, RIT Team and Truck company operations.
#norestfortheweary #mondaynightsarefortraining #millvalefire191

01/27/2019

PARKING & TRAFFIC NOTICE:
Tomorrow, Monday, January the 28th between 6 pm and 930 pm.. Sherman Street between Grant Ave and Farragut St will be CLOSED for a training exercise involving Millvale Fire Department and our mutual aid companies.

Our Fire Police Division will be on hand to assist with traffic detours. We apologise for the disruption and Thank you for your cooperation.

NO PARKING SIGNS have been posted by Millvale Police in the affected area.

Get'm while they are HOT!!!  The tickets for our annual IRISH CASH BASH with our Brother's and Sister's over at Reserve ...
01/26/2019

Get'm while they are HOT!!! The tickets for our annual IRISH CASH BASH with our Brother's and Sister's over at Reserve VFD - Station 317 are available for SALE!!! $20 donation, food and beverages, games of chance... And of course you are helping support two of your local 💯 percent ALL Volunteer Fire Departments.

Get your ticket(s) before they are gone!

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 Chris Budzinski Sean Buyeske *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 Kayt Eberz

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