Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Firefighters in Moon respond to a minor blaze at the Pittsburgh Airport Holiday Inn on University Boulevard.
Construction workers at the Pittsburgh Airport Holiday Inn reported a minor blaze at 11:15 a.m. today on the University Boulevard hotel's roof. Moon Fire Chief John Scott said wood caught fire on a roof over the building's lobby. Construction called 911 after spotting the blaze, which was put out before fire crews arrived. Scott said firefighters worked to ventilate the building. The fire caused minor smoke damage in the lobby, he said. No one was injured in the incident. The 10-story hotel is owned by Robert Morris University and serves as both student housing and guest lodging. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Monday, February 18, 2013
Several hundred people turned out for the first day of the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry fundraiser. Click through our gallery for a glance at the event.
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department fish fry takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 pm. each Friday of the Lenten season, wrapping up March 29, at the Moon Township Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. The event serves as one of the fire department's largest yearly fundraisers.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a fire truck to a section of Queens impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy sparked 94 fires across New York City, but none of them as bad as the one in Breezy Point. Searing through 126 homes in the seaside Queens neighborhood, the blaze ranks among the worst in New York City history. Spread by hurricane winds, flames raged for 10 hours, sweeping from home-to-home, according to area media. For the community's battered volunteer fire department, the storm and subsequent fire came with an especially heavy toll. "(Breezy Point) was inundated with floodwaters and winds," said Moon Township Fire Chief John Scott. "And the fire department lost everything. Lost buildings, lost trucks, lost all of their equipment. "They were devastated," said Scott, who estimated that the department sustained more than…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Climb aboard a fire truck and talk to firefighters and police when the Moon Volunteer Fire Company opens its door to the public this weekend.
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company will open its big doors to the public this weekend to kick off National Fire Prevention Week. Bring the family to the firehouse from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and see what it's like to be a firefighter. It's all free. There will be hands-on demonstrations of fire extinguishers and the fire hose, as well as other live fire equipment demonstrations. Moon Township Police, Valley Ambulance, and STAT MedEvac will be on hand to answer your questions and display their specialty vehicles. You can talk to firefighters as you walk through the station, check out all of the fire apparatus, and climb aboard a fire truck. And, if you want to become a volunteer firefighter, don't miss the special public information…