Friday, March 8, 2013
Donations from the breakfast benefit the department’s general and building funds.
Don’t bother cooking breakfast on Sunday—this one is on Richland Township volunteer firefighters. The department is hosting its annual "All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March at the station’s social hall, located at 5857 Meridian Road. There is no admission cost, but firefighters are asking for a free will donation. The breakfast is held regardless of the weather and features regular and buckwheat pancakes, fresh sausage, hot cinnamon apples and beverages. New this year is the chance to win a basket in a Chinese auction. The breakfast is one of the many fundraisers held by the department every year. Proceeds from the event benefit the department’s general and building funds. Are you planning to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
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UPDATE: As of 2.50 p.m. Monday, Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann said there are no problems reported in the area. MORE UPDATES: See links at the end of this article for related stories. Pine-Richland is making plans to deal with Hurricane Sandy, the major weather event also dubbed "Frankenstorm", according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. Although the fury of the storm is not scheduled to hit until Monday night, emergency agencies already are working together on plans. Amann said fire department stations will be open if residents need to evacuate their homes. "We will make arrangements to get people there if (the need is) medical related," Amann said. Plans were still in the making Monday morning, but Amann …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, Northern Regional police respond.
No injuries were reported Saturday afternoon when a Subaru Impreza and Dodge Dakota pickup collided on Route 8 in Richland Township. Northern Regional police and Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded, directing traffic around the accident and through the lower parking lot of North Park Clubhouse. Firefighters also cleaned up the debris on the road. Once Rudolph's Auto Repair towed both vehicles away, traffic quickly returned to normal. No further details were available. _____________________ Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Richland volunteer firefighters answer multiple calls as streams and creeks flowed over their banks.
As clouds burst and rains deluged Richland Township on Friday, volunteer firefighters stayed busy along the Route 910 corridor with flooding conditions. Fire Chief Jim Kelly of the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department said firefighters answered 15 calls, including eight for homes with basement flooding. When rainwater comes into homes that fast, drainage systems can't keep up, Kelly explained. The fire department's pumps get the water out faster, he said. Kelly said he did not see major damage in the homes. Route 910 at Turner Road was closed for a while Friday night because of flooding, he said. Also, Route 910 at Dickey Road was closed because of the road buckling, Kelly said. The eastbound lane of Route 910 is cordoned off with …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The fire was in a remote wooded area of Richland Township, off Victoria Lane.
A fire that destroyed a treehouse in a remote wooded area of Richland Township on Friday was set accidentally, according to the fire marshal. Richland Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone said four "youngsters" decided to build a campfire near the base of the tree and it got out of hand, catching the tree and treehouse on fire. Firefighters doused the fire off Victoria Lane within an hour, said Chief Jim Kelly of the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department. Although firefighters originally thought they were responding to a brush fire, they instead found what appeared to be a treehouse or clubhouse, about 15 feet by 15 feet, in flames, Kelly said. Firefighters used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get to the fire in the woods, according to Kelly. …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get through the hilly terrain.
Firefighters doused a fire in a clubhouse/ treehouse in a remote wooded area of Richland Township Friday afternoon. Chief Jim Kelly of the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said someone called in the fire when they saw smoke in the hilly wooded area off Victoria Lane. Although firefighters originally thought they were responding to a brush fire, they instead found what appeared to be a treehouse or clubhouse, about 15 feet by 15 feet, in flames, Kelly said. The fire marshal will investigate to find the cause, Kelly said. Firefighters used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get to the fire, which was “down in the middle of the woods,” according to Kelly. Walking trails were visible in the area, he added. Brush trucks carried water to…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
No injuries are reported in blaze on West Stag Drive.
UPDATE: A mentally ill man at a Richland home for special-needs adults set his mattress on fire Sunday night, causing damage and the evacuation of the home, according to the fire marshal. "He got sick and tired of staying in this place and tried to burn the house down," said Richland Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone, who determined the cause of the fire at the West Stag Drive house to be arson. Northern Regional police transported the man to UPMC Mercy Hospital for evaluation, said Pedicone. Allegheny County's fire marshal and arson detective will decide where to place the man, Pedicone said. He added that he did not envision the man being jailed. "This individual keeps running away," the fire marshal said, and Northern Regional police were …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
No injuries reported in Saturday morning fire.
A welding spark that ignited dust at T&J Hopper Building Supplies' structure in Richland Township on Saturday morning caused a fire that destroyed the building, according to fire officials. "When we first arrived we had flames and smoke coming from the top of the structure," said Chief Jim Kelly of the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department. "What we found is the employees here were doing some cutting and welding on a metal hopper inside. The sparks seemed to have caused the fire." Employees got out of the building at 5975 Station Hill Road safely and no injuries were reported, said Kelly. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly, he said. Richland Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone explained that welding and grinding on steel …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Drying wood close to wood-burning stove appeared to be source of fire, according to Richland Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone.
Wood left to dry close to a wood-burning stove apparently was the source of a fire Thursday night in a detached garage on Elgro Road in Richland Township, according to Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone. Richland and North Hampton volunteer fire departments doused the fire. No injuries were reported. "The kids had a lot of stuff in there. That was their workshop. It's a heavy loss for the kids," said homeowner Steve Hudec as he watched firefighters. The family was able to salvage his 18-year-old son James' all-terrain vehicle and seven new tires, he said. "We lost our home eight years ago to a fire," Hudec said, referring to the house next to the garage in the 2600 block of Elgro. They have lived there for about 20 years, he said. "We were up here …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
No injuries reported; house is total loss.
No injuries were reported Sunday night at a house fire in Valencia, but the home is a total loss, according to fire officials. Fire Chief Jim Kelly of the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department said crews took about a half hour to extinguish the fire at the Allegheny Avenue home in the Valencia area of Richland Township. As of 10:35 p.m., scanner reports indicated that the fire was out. The family was home at the time, Kelly said. Richland Township Fire Marshal Guy Pedicone, who investigated the cause of the fire with the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office, said an electrical box in the rear of the house shorted out and that is what caused the fire. He confirmed that the home is a total loss and that the family lost everything. …