Call history
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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This afternoon at 17:15 Rescue 34 was alerted to assist as the Rapid Intervention Team at a Trailer Fire in the Carbon section of Hempfield Twp (23 District). The crew set up with Rescue 10 RIT members and stood by while crews extinguished the fire and performed overhaul duties.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
This morning at 09:29 Station 34 and 1st alarm units were alerted for the Oven Fire at a residence along Latrobe-Crabtree Rd in the Old Crabtree section of our 1st due. Engine 34 arrived to find a self-cleaning oven, with the fire contained to the appliance and smoke throughout the 1st floor.
Monday, November 18th, 2013
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At 17:19 Rescue 34 assisted on a Vehicle Accident, Route 119 @ Slightown Road, Salem Twp (90 District). Units arrived to find 2 vehicles, with 3 injuries. Crews from 34, 59, 77 & 90 secured the vehicles, controlled the hazards, assisted EMS with patient care and provided traffic control.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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This evening at 22:07, local fire units were summoned to the WalMart at Colony Lane, Route 30 Unity Twp (73 District) for a fire alarm activation. As additional calls were received at the 911 Center of a fire in the garden center, the alarm was upgraded bringing in additional crews, including Rescu...
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Crews were kept busy overnight into the morning hours again with a crash, fire and smoke condition. Rescue 34 was alerted at 23:34 last night for the Vehicle Accident on Cameo Lane, Hempfield Twp (93 District) with 1 vehicle rolled over and 1 patient ejected.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
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This morning around 04:00 emergency crews were awakened by a fast-moving storm throughout Westmoreland County that brought heavy rains and high winds to the area. Crabtree crews handled 5 incidents between 04:13 and 05:40 including 3 trees down, 1 wires down & 1 fire alarm.
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Today the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department hosted the annual community Children's Halloween Parade & Party at the fire station. Crews then took to the streets patrolling during trick-or-treat hours.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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This morning at 08:15 Rescue 34 was alerted as the Rapid Intervention Team for the Structure Fire in the Holiday Acres Community, Derry Twp (71 District). 1st arriving crews found a middle of the group townhouse well involved on the 2nd floor and put a quick knock on the fire.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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As part of Fire Prevention Week, Engine & Rescue 34 participated in the annual Fire Prevention display @ Westmoreland Mall. The crew enjoyed interacting with the public and showing off the equipment to those in attendance.
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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This evening Rescue 34 was alerted to Route 22 @ Hannastown Rd, Salem Twp (90 District) for the Vehicle Accident involving a tractor trailer. 1st arriving units found 1 truck that took out utility poles and went over the embankment and a tractor trailer that became entangled in the wires that came ...
Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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This morning at 09:44 Rescue 34 was alerted to Route 22/West Penn Ln east of New Alex (77 District) for the Vehicle Accident with Injuries and a section of guardrail thru the vehicle. 1st arriving 77 units found a passenger vehicle that took out several hundred feet of guardrail, with about 5 feet ...
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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This afternoon a severe storm brought heavy rains and gusty winds to a large portion of Westmoreland County, including Crabtree and surrounding communities. The incidents began rolling in at 15:00 and would keep Crabtree crews busy for the next 7 hours handling a total of 33 incidents, including 26...
Saturday, July 27th, 2013
The new multipurpose 4x4 Utility Truck has been ordered through Pierce Manufacturing Co. This new piece will replace the 1995 Suburban and will be equipped to handle incidents that occur off-road and in our farmlands, as well as our medical calls and as a backup to our other pieces of apparatus.
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This evening at 21:13, Rescue 34 was alerted as the Rapid Intervention Team to the Allegheny Ludlum Plant, Derry Twp (71 District) for an explosion and fire in the melt shop. Chief 71 arrived to find smoke showing, a large portion of the roof missing and significant structural damage to the walls.
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Thank you to all of our members, families, friends, neighboring fire companies and other emergency service agencies who assisted our community with the 2013 edition of the St. Bartholomew Church Festival & Crabtree Fireworks.
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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This afternoon at 16:18, Engine 34 responded for the Vehicle Fire in the parking lot of Rizzo's Restaurant. The crew quickly knocked the fire & performed a bit of overhaul. Crews out 30 mins.
Monday, June 24th, 2013
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This evening at 19:25 Rescue 34 was alerted to Twin Lakes Rd @ McWilliams Rd intersection (114 District) for the Vehicle Accident with injuries. 1st arriving units found 1 vehicle on its side up against a telephone pole, with all occupants out.
Friday, June 14th, 2013
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This morning at 0518 Utility 34 assisted Station 77 with a medical incident in the boro in which the patient was flown to a Pittsburgh medical facility. Crews assisted EMS with patient packaging & extrication from the residence and then set up a landing zone in the parking lot of the Presbyteri...
Friday, June 14th, 2013
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Recently Engine & Rescue 34 were updated with high visible, chevron striping on the rear of the apparatus. This allows us to be in compliance with NFPA 1901 Standard for Emergency Vehicles and Fire Apparatus, making us more visible & safe while operating on our roads & highways.
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Today Engine & Utility 34, along with Engine 90, spent the day at the James Metzgar Elementary School, Salem Twp participating in the annual end of school year Metzgar Day. The apparatus and equipment displays were part of a fun-filled day of outdoor activities that were enjoyed by the students...

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