Thursday, January 31, 2013
One Wilkinsburg officer is injured in the incident. Also other items from this week's Edgewood police blotter.
Edgewood police assisted Wilkinsburg police with a foot pursuit in the 1800 block of Montier Street on Jan. 24. Police took a juvenile into custody and recovered a 9mm loaded handgun. A Wilkinsburg officer was transported to the hospital for a possible broken ankle. Because Wilkinsburg was short staffed due to the incident, Edgewood police also dealt with a domestic verbal dispute involving intoxication in the 700 block of Wallace Avenue in Wilkinsburg. Jan. 29 Jan. 28 Jan. 27 Jan. 26 Jan. 25 Jan. 24
Friday, January 25, 2013
Also, gas odor discovered, dispute over eyebrow waxing and other Edgewood Borough Police Department blotter items.
Edgewood Borough police are on the lookout for possible scrap metal thieves in the area. A resident of the 700 block of Walnut St. reported that metal scaffolding was stolen from the rear of his house sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. In other Edgewood police news: Jan. 23 Jan. 22 Jan. 21 Jan. 20 Jan. 19 Jan. 18 Jan. 17 Jan. 15 _______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Fire Chief Dave Andrews also offers some tips for residents for Fire Prevention Week—and every week.
In observance of Fire Prevention Week, Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Safety Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Edgewood Towne Centre Kmart. For those who cannot attend, fire Chief Dave Andrews offers some advice of fire safety for the home. "Fall is the time of year when we all migrate to the inside due to the falling temperatures, making it the most dangerous time of the year for fire and related accidents," Andrews said. Seeing that the furnace has been idle all summer, Andrews recommends having it checked by a certified heating contractor to make sure that it is properly functioning. He said the heat exchanger can go bad without any warning and send carbon monoxide throught the house. "Carbon monoxide is …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Swissvale Fire Department will have an open house with activities on Oct. 7 and Edgewood firefighters will hold safety day Oct. 13.
Local fire departments will be observing Fire Prevention Week with activities this weekend and next. Swissvale The Swissvale Fire Department will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the new fire station, 7400 Irvine St., to kick off Fire Prevention Week 2012. Fire prevention activities will be conducted, including a Fire Safety House demonstration and fire extinguisher training, according to fire Chief Clyde Wilhelm. Visitors will also have a chance to tour the new fire station and see the fire department’s new ladder truck. Eastern Area PreHospital Services is offering blood pressure screenings. All borough residents are encouraged to attend. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served along with other refreshments. …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The local department received its certificate Thursday.
The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department is now officially certified by the state to offer emergency rescue services. The department received its letter of certifications along with decals for the truck on Thursday.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Congrats to this local fire department member!
The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department recently awarded its first recruitment and retention scholarship to Eric Rosner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The scholarship program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) $112,500 grant, which the EVFD received in 2010. The purpose of the scholarship program is to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters by helping to offset their educational expenses in exchange for serving the fire department. Rosner’s is the first such scholarship to be administered by the EVFD under the program. “The FEMA money has enabled us to focus on fighting the current trend of declining fire department membership in a way that we have not been …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The local department was officially certified Monday.
The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department recently received volunteer and rescue certification from the state of Pennsylvania, which recognizes its rescue services as an entity of the state. The department’s emergency rescue truck has to have certain types of equipment on it to be certified, while specific training also is required by all members. “To me, it recognizes the members hard work as volunteers to have a truck that’s actually certified and it’s something to be proud of,” said department member Steve Halle. All members need to attend a water safety, helicopter, highway and safety and vehicle rescue classes in order to gain the state certification. “I think this will open us up to more grants and monies from the state,” Halle said.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Edgewood fire chief calls it suspicious.
Edgewood Fire Chief Dave Andrews said more than one fire was set inside of the former Edgewood Tennis & Fitness Club this afternoon. Crews were on the scene after nearby workers and residents reportedly heard an explosion and called 911. The explosion was reported around 3:50 p.m. Monday at the 5000 block of McKelvey Road, located nearby Foli's restaurant and the Parkway East. No one was injured in the incident, which is being called suspicious by the chief and police involved. A fire did not spread and was under control. From the outside, damage looked to be minimal. The club, which also used to home to the Alpine Ice Arena, is currently vacant and abandoned, Andrews said. Edgewood and Swissvale fire departments responded to the scene as …
Learn more about what the local department takes on each day.
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Get an insider's view of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department by enrolling in the Citizen's Fire Academy. This free educational program provides Edgewood residents with fire safety and rescue training, plus hands-on experience in emergency operations. In addition, gain firsthand knowledge of how the EVFD works. Participants in this program will meet once or twice a week for several weeks including both classroom and practical outdoor sessions. The EVFD will be hosting the CFA in late May or early June. Topics include: This course will be taught by EVFD firefighters, fire officers, and guest speakers from various agencies. Classes and practical days will be held in or around Edgewood depending on the activity. Participants must be …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The community gathered Friday night to celebrate the holiday season.
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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Edgewood residents bundled up and gathered in Memorial Park Friday night to celebrate Light Up Edgewood. Sponsored by the Edgewood Foundation, the volunteer fire department, and the borough, the evening featured a performance from members of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, a visit from Santa Claus, and plenty of hot cocoa—not to mention the lights. Around 7 p.m., a fire truck brought Santa to the children. The borough then flipped the switch, lighting up a large Christmas tree in Memorial Park. After about 15 minutes in the cold, the celebration moved to C. C. Mellor Memorial Library, where members of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra had begun playing holiday tunes. Members of the Edgewood Foundation manned the hot cocoa table. “This is a …