Firefighters, police officers, medics, soldiers and veterans from Upper St. Clair and around the area gathered Tuesday night to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Firefighters, police officers, medics, soldiers and veterans from around the area gathered Tuesday night at the Bridgeville fire hall to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 11 years ago. The Knights of Columbus in Bridgeville formed an honor guard to salute the first responders and military members–both active duty and retired–and to honor their service. Some of the firefighters who attended were from Bridgeville, Presto, Rennerdale, South Fayette, Fairview, East Carnegie, Bower Hill, Upper St. Clair and Cecil. Two Bridgeville police officers, a Pennsylvania state police trooper, a SouthBridge medic and two Army soldiers accompanied them for the service. A moment of silence was held for the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the…
A dishwasher caught fire in a St. Clair Woods apartment unit.
A dishwasher caught on fire Friday afternoon at the St. Clair Woods Apartments along Painters Run Road. Upper St. Clair fire Chief Steve Moore said there was "a lot of smoke in the apartment," but there was no major damage or injuries. The Bridgeville and Mt. Lebanon fire departments assisted Upper St. Clair firefighters. Temperatures in the upper 80s made the job uncomfortable for the firefighters, but did not cause any problems.
Check the schedule to see when Santa will be in your neighborhood
No need for Donner or Blitzen, the fire engines are taking care of Santa's travels. Saturday is the annual Santa visits Upper St. Clair event courtesy of the Volunteer Fire Department. "We've been doing this since the early 1950s," VSCVFD secretary Russell Rauch said. "We've got this pretty well planned out now." And they have to. There are four Santas on four different fire engines, the drivers must not be in the same place at the same time. "It's the only way we can get to every neighborhood before dark." Rauch said. The Santas began their journey at 10 a.m. and will finish up around 4 p.m. The fire engines will cover an estimated 320 roads in Upper St. Clair, stopping whenever they see people gathered. They will follow this schedule, …