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Washington County Station 62
451 West Main Street
Monongahela, PA  15063
724.258.6871
911 (Emergency Only)
Established 1883   
August 2008 Incidents
On Wednesday July 16, 2008 at approximately 16:00 hours City firefighters were
dispatched to Wall Ave (Black Diamond Area) at the railroad crossing for a truck vs a
train. Rescue 62 and Engine 62-1 responded. While enroute update was recieved
confirming 1 patient entrapped, crews arrived to find a roll off truck against the side of a
Norfolk Southern Train. City firefighters quickly deployed the Genesis Rescue System
and began extricating the patient. Patient was extricated within 15 minutes and was
transported to the Aquatorium landing zone by Tri-Community Ambulance and was air
transported by medical helicopter to a Level 1 Trauma center in Pittsburgh. City
firefighters remained on the scene to contain hazardous fluids leaking from the truck
and the Washington County HAZMAT team was requested for additional assistance. No
Hazardous fluids leaked from the rail cars. City firefighters were assisted by New Eagle
(Rescue 14) and Monongahela Police Department.  (Pictures follow - Click to enlarge.)
On 08/16/2008 at approximately 22:15 hours City firefighters were dispatched to Dry
Run Rd in the area of the Carroll Twp Line for a Motorcycle accident. Chief 62-1
requested  Rescue 62 to the scene and Engine 62-1 to the Aquatorium for a possible LZ
set up. Crews found a patient laying in the woods. Rescue 62 provided lighting at the
scene while Rescue 62 crew stabilized the patient until Mon Valley EMS arrived and
received patient care. Patient was then transported by MVEMS to the aquatorium and
was airlifted to a level 1 trauma center. Rescue 62 remained on scene for approximately
40 minutes in assisting with traffic.  (Pictures follow - Click to enlarge.)
In the early morning hours of 8/17/2008 at approximately 4:30am City firefighters were
dispatched to the Stockdale (Stoggletown) area of the city to assist police and EMS with
a physical rescue. Rescue 62 responded with a crew of 8. Upon arrival, Rescue 62 crew
was briefed that a male shooting victim was over a 20 foot embankment in the woods.
Rescue 62 crew quickly set up a retrieval system as the patient was being treated by
TCA personnel.  Patient was secured into a stokes basket and was hoisted up the hill
and transferred into the waiting EMS unit. A Landing Zone was established by crew from
62 for Lifeflight at the Armstrong Soccer Fields. Patient was airlifted to a level 1 trauma
center.   (Pictures follow - Click to enlarge.)
On 8/19/2008 the City Firefighters held  river rescue training at the Aquatorium. Boat 62
was deployed into the water for the training exercise, along with the City SCUBA Team.  
This training gave the members a chance to get hands-on experience with water type
emergencies.  Basic techniques were shown and practiced along with hands-on training
of operating the boat safely.  (Pictures follow - Click to enlarge.)
On 8/28/2008 at approx 6:13 a.m., City firefighters were dispatched to the back gate of
the Monongahela Cemetery to assist police with a trapped animal. Rescue 62
responded with a crew of 8. Upon arrival, the crew found this young fawn trapped in the
bars of the iron gate. Rescue 62 crew deployed the Genesis Rescue System spreaders
and cleared the animal of a potentially fatal situation. With a little help up from firefighter
Polonoli (pictured) the young fawn ran up the hill to his awaiting family that was standing
on top of the hill watching the event take place.  (Picture follows - Click to enlarge.)
On Thursday 8/28/2008 at approx 5:05 p.m., City firefighters were dispatched to the
Metal Management Yard on East Main Street for a chemical leaking from a cylinder.
Upon arrival it was determined that the chemical leaking was chlorine from a 100 pound
cylinder. Command was established and as per the Emergency Respone Guidebook,
master streams were deployed and evacuation for residents to safety was initiated.
Washington County HAZMAT team was dispatched to seal the leak. City firefighters
were assisted by Donora (Station 66) and New Eagle (Station 14) to help direct traffic.
Crews remained on scene for approximately 4 hours.  (Pictures follow - Click to enlarge.)