Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted City companies today with a house fire on Harrison Ave. Initial arriving crews found an advanced fire in the rear of the house extending to a 2nd house. Truck crew assisted on scen...
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted Youngwood with a house fire on S 7th street in Youngwood Borough. 10 members operated on scene for approximately 3 hours battling the fire and the cold temperatures.
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Last evening at 7:58 PM, The Truck and Rescue Pumper were dispatched to Farmington Place in Hempfield Twp for a possible house fire. Captain 29 arrived and reported a working fire. Truck 24 arrived ...
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
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Truck and Rescue Pumper 24 assisted the City with a house fire over night. 1st due units arrived to a well involved house spreading to a 2nd house. Crews from 24 operated on scene for nearly 4 hou...
Monday, September 12th, 2022
Tickets for the 2022 Fall Gun Bash are now available and on sale. The Gun Bash will be held at the Fire Station on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are $25.00, and can be bought from any fire department ...
Thursday, September 1st, 2022
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When Justin Schell, 38, says he grew up in the fire station — it’s not too far from the truth.Schell’s childhood home was located just a few houses away from the Southwest Greensburg...
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
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Nathan Kristoff, 23, noticed the high quality of training and equipment that Southwest Greensburg Fire Department had to offer and decided to join as a volunteer firefighter.“It’s a lot ni...
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Tony “Rusty” Hunter, 26, recommends becoming a volunteer firefighter to anyone who enjoys an adrenaline rush like him. “It’s really one of those things where you have to be a c...
Call history
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Last evening at 7:58 PM, The Truck and Rescue Pumper were dispatched to Farmington Place in Hempfield Twp for a possible house fire. Captain 29 arrived and reported a working fire. Truck 24 arrived 1st due and the crew went to work. At 8:17 during the initial interior suppression operations, a Flashover occurred, at the same time, the on scene water supply was lost. While evacuating, the Truck’s 2 person interior crew became disoriented and lost and declared a Mayday. Less than 2 minutes later, the crew was located and assisted out of the building by the remaining Truck crew members and members from Greensburg Engine 8. 1 member was transported to the hospital by Mutual Aid Ambulance. The 2nd member taken to the hospital later in the evening. Both members were treated for burns. 1 member remains hospitalized, and the 2nd was treated and released.

Both members are expected to make full recoveries.

We appreciate everyone who has reached out and sent well wishes over the last 12+ hours.

2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
2 members injured at Hempfield Twp house fire
Photo by USAF Fire Photography
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Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted City companies today with a house fire on Harrison Ave. Initial arriving crews found an advanced fire in the rear of the house extending to a 2nd house. Truck crew assisted on scene for over 3 hours.
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Truck 24 assisted Youngwood with a house fire on S 7th street in Youngwood Borough. 10 members operated on scene for approximately 3 hours battling the fire and the cold temperatures.
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Last evening at 7:58 PM, The Truck and Rescue Pumper were dispatched to Farmington Place in Hempfield Twp for a possible house fire. Captain 29 arrived and reported a working fire. Truck 24 arrived 1st due and the crew went to work.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
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Truck and Rescue Pumper 24 assisted the City with a house fire over night. 1st due units arrived to a well involved house spreading to a 2nd house. Crews from 24 operated on scene for nearly 4 hours assisting with suppression efforts and mop up.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
24 Truck assisted the Hempfield Bureau of Fire with a house fire in the West Point section of the Township. The house fire displaced a family of 9. The Truck operated on scene with a crew of 5 for approximately 2 hours.
Friday, March 19th, 2021
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12 hours after the house fire in the Borough, the Truck and Rescue Pumper assisted with a fire in an apartment building in the city. Crews battled this multi alarm fire before bringing it under controlled.
Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Crews were dispatched to a house fire at 3:35 AM this morning in the rear of the 400 Block of Oakland Ave in the Borough. The fire was contained to the area of origin. Truck an Rescue Pumper along with units from South Greensburg, Youngwood, Geeensburg, Hempfield Twp and Crabtree operated on scene...
Shortly after 5:00 PM this evening, the Rescue Pumper and Truck were dispatched to Chestnut Street in the Borough for a report of a male with his foot caught in an air conditioning duct. PD and Chief Wright arrived to find a male patient with his foot in a floor duct vent that had its cover removed...
Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Station 24 and the first alarm were activated for a reported house fire in the 400 block of Chestnut St in the Borough. Chief 24 Wright arrived on scene just over 2 minutes after dispatch and reported a working fire.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Crews arrived to a reported Natural Gas Leak on Mt Pleasant Street in the Borough. Gas was leaking from the riser of a meter set. Members contained the leak and secured area until Peoples Natural Gas arrived on site.
Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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The Truck and Rescue Pumper assisted Youngwood this afternoon at the Christ United Methodist Church. Original reports of smoke in the building were investigated and found to be a malfunctioning furnace.
Friday, January 17th, 2020
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It’s been a busy day so far for the Borough’s including this crash with entrapment on Rt 119 in a southwest Greensburg. Crews from RP 24 and Rescue 32 (South Greensburg) extricated the patient who was transported to a hospital.
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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As Rescue Pumper 24 and 32 Engine were operating at a minor vehicle accident on Route 119, the Department's were dispatched to a trailer fire behind Art's Barber Shop on Broad Street in South Greensburg.
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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It was a busy morning for the department as we responded to two house fires in the City in 10 hours. The Rescue Pumper assisted with a house fire on Mt Pleasant Street just before midnight. This morning just after 9, the truck assisted with a house fire on Park Ave that took several hours to br...
Friday, August 31st, 2018
The Borough fire department as well as surrounding departments responded to a garage fire on the 400 block of Green Street this afternoon. The fire was reported by FF Todd Brant who spotted the fire on his way home from work as a Borough Police Officer.
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Truck 24 was activated at 7:50 this morning to assist South Greensburg with an individual who fell approximately 16’ into an excavation. The truck was used as a high point and crew members assisted with the extrication.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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The new year kicked into full gear as the Truck and/or Rescue Pumper responded to 9 incidents, including our first building fire of 2018 (pictures below assisting Hempfield #2), and 4 accidents, 1 of which had entrapment and multiple serious injuries (pictured-assisting the City).
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
At 10:04 PM Station 24 was dispatched to the 200 block of Foster Street in the Borough for a smell of smoke in a house. Upon arrival, Chief Wright found smoke coming from a duplex across the street and down the alley from the reported address.
Monday, September 4th, 2017
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The Rescue Pumper and Truck responded to the 500 Block of Oakland Ave for a fence on fire. Neighbors were using garden hoses on the fire upon arrival. The Rescue Pumper stretched a line to finish extinguishment.
Monday, July 24th, 2017
At 7:21 this evening, while the members of the department were out on company training, the 1st alarm was activated for a possible electrical fire at a duplex on the 400 block of Oakland Ave in the Borough.

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