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Fri. Mar 28th 2014
8 New Rescue Techs!!!!!!

This past month Station 115 had hosted a Basic Vehicle Rescue Class. Additional members from surrounding departments had also...

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Thu. Mar 6th 2014
Station 115's Annual Fish Fry!!!!!!!!!

The members here at Station 115 would like to invite you to our annual Lent Fish Fry. Hours of operation are from 4pm. to 7pm...

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Wed. Feb 5th 2014
2014 Line Officers CONGRATS!!!!!

Chief: Bryan Fitch1st Assistant Chief: Chad Clark2nd Assistant Chief: Curt BrittonCaptain: Len Swanger Sr.1st Lt. Shawn Buris...

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2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit now available
National Preparedness Month is right around the corner! This September's theme is Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. The Ready Campaign is gearing up to bring your community many great resources and tools for preparedness. Get started planning your preparedness events and National Day of Action with the just-released 2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit!


New program helps fire departments plan for older adult fire safety
A new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is available to fire departments and other community organizations to help plan and implement fire safety interventions for the high-risk group of older adults. The Fire-Safe Seniors program uses home assessments, smoke alarm installation, education and follow-up to ensure a comprehensive approach to fire prevention. A free toolkit is available to help you implement the program. For more information, visit the USFA website at www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/older/


Mary Marchone honored with national fire safety award
Mary Marchone, a U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy (NFA) training specialist for the Fire Prevention (Management) curriculum, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education. The award was presented on May 1 at the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.


Updated report: Residential Building Electrical Fires (2009-2011)
The U.S. Fire Administration has released an updated report on home electrical fires. From 2009-2011, an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year. These fires caused an estimated 280 deaths, 1,125 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss. Home electrical fires resulted in greater dollar loss per fire than nonelectrical fires. Download the free report from our website at www.usfa.fema.gov


Theme for the 2014 Arson Awareness Week is announced
The theme for this year's Arson Awareness Week (May 4-10) is Vehicle Arson: A Combustible Crime. For more information and resources you can use to increase awareness about vehicle arson in your community, visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw/.


New resources for National Fire Incident Reporting System users
In support of National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) users, the U.S. Fire Administration is now publishing NFIRSGrams: short bulletins that provide coding help to fire department personnel using NFIRS. NFIRSGrams address frequently asked questions and common mistakes made when completing incident forms. Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/nfirs/training/ for the latest NFIRSGram bulletins and to sign up to receive them through email.


Federal committee releases strategic plan to support emergency medical services nationwide
The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) has reached consensus on a strategic plan that maps action steps for federal support of optimal emergency medical services (EMS) systems nationwide. The five-year plan provides a framework to synchronize interagency efforts and strengthen EMS practices, principles and strategies throughout the United States. Download the FICEMS Strategic Plan from the EMS.gov website at www.ems.gov/ficems/plan.htm


Recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response
Our latest study report, Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014), provides best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response. Topics covered include common crash causes and crash prevention, internal and external factors for improving response and roadway safety, vehicle design and maintenance, and regulating emergency vehicle response and roadway scene safety. Download this free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.





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Thu. Jun 12th 2014
Working Fire with Possible Entrapment in 69's First Due

This morning around 04:30 hours, Westmoreland 911 dispatched stations 69, 56, 95, 54, and 115 for a reported house fire with ...

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Wed. Apr 9th 2014
Brush Fire Endangers Garage, Fully Involved

This afternoon around 15:00 hours, Station 115 was dispatched to Horseshoe Lane for a brush fire endangering a structure. Eng...

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Sun. Apr 6th 2014
MULTIPLE ALARM COMMERCIAL in 102's FIRST DUE

This morning around 07:00 hours, stations 102, 49, 115, 69(RIT) and 169 were dispatched to CCF Industries for a reported fire...

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