Odor of Natural Gas - Bridgewood Circle
By Secretary Mike Cline
January 14, 2020

At ~ 9:33 PM, Westmoreland 911 dispatched Station 20 (Murrysville VFC) to assist Station 78 (Sardis VFC) for an odor of natural gas in a home on Bridgewood Circle. Station 20 responded with Truck 20 (3 firefighters including Assistant Chief 20), Engine 20 (4 firefighters), with an additional firefighter manning the station. Westmoreland 911 also dispatched the following additional stations to support Station 78: Station 22 (Export VFC) and Station 64 (White Valley VFC). Engine 78 with Chief 78 was the first unit on scene, Chief 78 established command, ensure that the homeowner was safe, and cancelled all responding units except for Truck 20. The crews from Truck 20 and Engine 78 entered the home with 5-Gas Meters and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and upon investigation found no traces of natural gas within the home. Command 78 declared the home safe, and turned the home back to the homeowner. Command 78 returned Truck 20 to service and station.

Units: Truck 20, Engine 20
Mutual Aid: Sardis VFC (Station 78 - Engine 78), White Valley VFC (Station 64 - Engine 64), Export VFC (Station 22 - Engine 22-1)