2014 Pictures
A special thank you to all contributing photographers. You know who you are.
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Station stand-by - Tarentum - January 6
Allegheny River Ice - Tarentum - January 7
In-station stand-by for the sub zero weather.
I'm told that the Chief bought donuts.
The Captain sure looks Happy, Happy, Happy!
BAD ICE,
STAY OFF!
Meals on Wheels - Harrison - January 11
A great day to be on the roof for a little bit of shift level elevator training..
Motor Vehicle Crash - Frazer - January 17
Follow-up to the picture to the far left. January 20th, to make up for the donuts, a fruit tray. watermelon, cantelope, grapes. And the smile if for the pineapple... LOL
Ice Rescue - Allegheny Township - January 26
Elevator Emergency Training - Tarentum - February 3
Some of you may have seen the news about many broken water lines due to cold temperatures. One local casualty was the Meals on Wheels in the back of Station 167, Had a work detail to help them clean up and Deputy Chief James (doing what he doesn't like to do) was giving an interview to WTAE.
Visit from Progress - Tarentum - February 3
Welcome Progress (Dauphin County Station 32) Captain Strasbaugh and Firefighter Agostino in SWPA for some business and ended up on a layover at the 281 house.
The Leaning Tower - Tarentum - March 10
At it again. The Leaning Tower of Tarentum has moved about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in the past month. I tried to make these comparison photos, although the ones on the left may be harder to see with the vines. I used the red vertical lines as a point of reference.
Station 281 - Tarentum - March 11
Taking advantage of sunshine and mid 60 degree temperatures to do some preventative maintenance.
Engine Training - Tarentum - March 30
Motor Vehicle Crash - Tarentum - April 3
Physical Rescue - East Deer - April 6
Residential Structure Fire - Frazer - April 17
Murrysville Medic One - Training/Search Dive - Tarentum - April 21
Missing piling
Found
Thanks guys & gals
Motor Vehicle Crash - Fawn - April 29
Columbia Gas Fire Training - May 10
Demolition - Tarentum - May 13
Firefighter 1 Prep - Tarentum - May 16
Cleaning the Marina - Tarentum - May 20
Allegheny River - Tarentum - May 20
Allegheny River - Tarentum - May 22
Lots of rain to the North and East. Starting to come our way. This is what the Allegheny looks like at our boat house. Reported level at Lock 4 in Natrona is 21.6'.
Motor Vehicle Crash - Fawn - May 28
Allegheny River - Tarentum - June 4
Piling replacement prep work..
Old piling out... New one to go in.
This project was Geese approved.
Allegheny River - Tarentum - June 3
Docks going in.
Piling going in.
What it feels like to be a dock in tow.
What it feels like to be Rodger on the boat!
In for the 2014 season.
Allegheny River - Tarentum - June 5
Finishing up a search on the Allegheny.Reported jumper off the New Kensington side of the bridge.
Allegheny River - Tarentum - June 14
The river's up to about 14.5' and flowing about 46kfps thanks to all the rain.

Good news. The piling is still there!
Route 28 - Tarentum - June 27
Commercial Structure Fire - Frazer - June 29     (ALS Squad)
Dock Repair / Air Bag training - Tarentum - July 2
Overturned boat - Tarentum - July 9
Allegheny River Search - South Buffalo - July 13
Motor Vehicle Crash - Fawn - July 15
Grandview Upper Elementary Compass Camp Tour - Tarentum - July 17
Shift Level Low Pressure Bag Training - Tarentum - July 17
Harrison - July 25
Vehicle Fire - Brackenridge - July 26
CONGRATULATIONS - Mrs. Kelly and Lieutenant Jeff Heckman. 
Tactical Lifesaver Course Completion - Tarentum - July 27
After a long, productive and fun weekend in the park. The Tactical Lifesaver Course comes to an end.
Structure Fire - Tarentum - July 28
Allegheny River - Tarentum - July 31
Allegheny River - Tarentum - August 1
Station 281 - Tarentum - August 3
Structure Fire - Tarentum - August 11
TFD Drill Night - Grandview Upper Elementary - Tarentum - August 18
Tarentum - August 28
HAPPY 9th
BIRTHDAY
EMBER!
Residential Structure Fire - East Deer - August 29
Motor Vehicle Crash - Frazer - August 30
Tow truck assisting with extrication.
Motor Vehicle Crash - Frazer - August 30
Shift Level Training - Tarentum - September 1
Station work - Tarentum - September 11
September 11th. We paused, we remembered, we did some maintenance and even a few shenanigans...
Tanker Task Force - Tarentum - September 12
Water line break in West Tarentum. Tanker 150 and 195 now on First Due.
10 Years ago - Tarentum - September 15
So I was reading an article in the paper the other day. They were talking about how the 10 year anniversary of when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan hit the AK Valley. Here is a small collage of our pictures from then.
Stand-by at Westmoreland Station 95-2 - Arnold - September 19
Building Inspection - Tarentum - September 21
When it comes to safety and building inspections, our crews will leave no toy un-turned!
Re-surfacing - Tarentum - September 23
Combined HAZMAT 420 and ACSWFRT 490 Training - Tarentum - September 27
Rotary Tool Revie - Tarentum - October 2
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Blystone & Zeigler - Tarentum - October 5
Fire Prevention Tour - Tarentum - October 7
High Rise Drill (Rescue and RIT crews) - Harrison- October 8
Shift Level Training - Tarentum
New LED lights - Tarentum
WOW - bright!
Brush Fire - Fawn - October 14
Eureka Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Tarentum - October 21
Route 28 South - Tarentum - October 23
Allegheny River - Tarentum - October 24
Docks coming out. Turned into a training day.
HAZMAT Ops Refresher - Tarentum - November 2
Odor Investigation - Tarentum - November 4
Pump Testing - Tarentum - November 11
Remodeling - Tarentum - December 14
Had some remodeling over the past few months.
New paint job and dining room table.
Thanks to all who made this possible!
Commercial Fire Alarm (actual fire) - Brackenridge - December 22
Look what came in the mail today - Tarentum - December 23
New Year's Eve @ the 281 House. A game of cards going on - Tarentum - December 31