Monday, April 29, 2013
Dormont Volunteer Fire Department's annual car raffle has begun, and this year's prize is a Hyundai Genesis.
This year, it's a 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe parked under the tent in the Dormont Plaza parking lot. The tent, as well as the car it shelters, has become a local symbol of summer, marking the start of Dormont Volunteer Fire Department's annual car raffle. The raffle is the VFD's biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are just $2 each, and a drawing to choose the winner will be July 4 in Dormont Park, right after the fireworks. As in past years, the first-place winner will have the option to take either the car or the $18,000 cash equivalent. The car was provided to the fire department by #1 Cochran, and will be purchased for the winner by the fire department. The second-place winner will receive $2,000 and the third-place winner will …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Dormont police blotter, Feb. 1 to Feb. 8.
Dormont police were dispatched with the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department to an apartment fire in the 3000 block of West Liberty Avenue on Feb. 7. Police Sgt. James Briglia said once inside the apartment, police found drug paraphernalia, scales, and marijuana. Michael Curtin, 24, of Dormont, was charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver, according to court records. Briglia said Curtin was charged by summons. Briglia said the fire was started by an unattended candle. There were no injuries in the fire, and minor damage to the apartment. No residents were displaced. Also in the blotter: Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A gas leak at a Voelkel Avenue apartment building in Dormont is under control.
A gas leak reported at a Voelkel Avenue apartment building is under control, but crews are still conducting tests and residents still are not allowed back in the apartment building. The leak was reported at 2900 Voelkel Avenue, the six-unit apartment building at the corner of Voelkel and Potomac avenues, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dormont Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jeff Stakich told Dormont-Brookline Patch the leak occurred in the basement of the apartment building, and that crews initially had trouble stopping the leak. He said it was unclear whether that was due to the cold or to old pipes. The gas company was on scene, and the leak was stopped around 6 p.m. Stakich said fortunately, crews were able to stop what could have been a …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Dormont Fire Department is mainly run by volunteers, and you could be one of them.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, January 15
If you've been thinking about joining the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department, now could be the right time. Dormont VFD Captain Bryan Taylor posted the following message on the Dormont Fire Department Station 130 Facebook page: "Dormont Volunteer Fire Department is currently recruiting new members. There is lots of hard work and sacrifice involved to be a volunteer firefighter but many more rewards! If you are interested in becoming a member please feel free to stop up at the station on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7pm and sit down and talk to one of the firefighters about the position and fill out an application. You can also email me at email@example.com for any questions or to apply." Earlier this month, Dormont…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Dormont Volunteer Fire Department held a swearing in ceremony Thursday evening.
Members of the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department were sworn in as officers in a ceremony held Thursday prior to the department's regular meeting. During a brief speech before the ceremony, Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd noted the level of commitment the members have to the fire department. The fire department has 13 active members, as well as two probationary members who are in training. Only the drivers are paid, which means the department is run almost entirely by a group of volunteers. The department responded to 320 calls in 2012, and members also completed drills, details, meetings and other training. Lloyd also noted that Thursday was his last opportunity to have the honor of swearing in the fire department members, as he plans to retire …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon joined Mt. Lebanon firefighters in battling the blaze.
TRAFFIC UPDATE (3:39 p.m.): All of McNeilly Road has been reopened. A Thursday morning fire at a McNeilly Road home in Mt. Lebanon killed two people. The Post-Gazette is reporting that crews were dispatched to 916 McNeilly Rd. about 7:20 a.m. Mt. Lebanon police Deputy Chief Mike Gallagher said the house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. In addition to Mt. Lebanon firefighters, fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon boroughs also responded. The Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, but the blaze is not suspicious, according to the Post-Gazette. Also according to the P-G, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the couple as Dennis Miller, 61, …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
An update about the fire at Dormont Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 30.
A fire that broke out on the playground behind Dormont Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 30 did about $25,000 worth of damage to the property, Dormont fire Chief Jeff Arnold said. The fire damaged a play structure and bench, as well as the rubber mulch surfacing on half of the playground. Although there is smoke damage on the brick wall of the building up to the second floor, Arnold said there is no structural damage to the building. The call came in to Dormont Volunteer Fire Department at 5:50 p.m. and the department had it under control within 15 minutes, Arnold said. Fire departments from Mt. Lebanon and Glendale assisted. Arnold said the department can’t yet confirm that this is an arson case. Because crews on scene were not able to …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Upload your Christmas photos here!
It was a full day of Christmas events in Dormont on Saturday, and Dormont-Brookline Patch wants to see your photos! Whether you captured pictures of the Christmas parade, Cookies with Santa or the Christmas tree lighting, we want you to share them here by clicking the "Upload Photos & Videos" button. The annual Dormont Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade kicked off the holiday events, followed by cartoons and hot chocolate at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. Cookies with Santa in the recreation room above Dormont Pool, and the tree lighting ceremony wrapped up the evening. Upload your photos here, and we'll pick a few to feature as the cover photo on the Dormont-Brookline Patch Facebook page through the holidays.
Dormont police blotter, Nov. 23 to Nov. 30.
No major damage was reported after a water leak sent local emergency crews to Dormont Village Shops on Nov. 26. Dormont police officers and the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department responded to the shopping center on West Liberty Avenue just after 7 a.m. Crews determined that the water was coming from a men’s bathroom on the second floor of the building. Water was leaking into more than one of the businesses on the first floor, said Dormont police Sgt. James Burke, although he did not know how many businesses were affected. Burke said no major damage was reported, and the situation was under control within half an hour. Also in the blotter: Nov. 21 Nov. 22 This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned…
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