Recent Calls
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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News Headlines
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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Nationwide Fire News
From 2010 to 2012, an estimated 6,500 one- and two-family residential building fires originating in basements were reported annually by U.S. fire departments. These fires caused an estimated 65 deaths, 400 injuries and $278 million in property damage each year. Our latest topical fire report looks at the characteristics of home basement fires. Download the free report, along with an outreach handout to help prevent basement fires, from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This free report looks at fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities. It provides a basic understanding of the fire and emergency service culture, identifies individual and organizational behaviors that positively and negatively impact health and safety, and highlights focus areas for change by raising awareness about unsafe practices. Download the National Safety Culture Change Initiative report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.
The risk from fire is not the same for everyone. In 2011, 3,415 deaths and 17,500 injuries in the U.S. were caused by fires. These casualties were not equally distributed across the U.S. population and the resulting risk of death or injury from fire was more severe for some groups. This topical fire report explores why different segments of society are at a greater risk from fire. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
These reports look at the characteristics of one- and two-family and multifamily home fires using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Sixty-five percent of all residential building fires occurred in one- and two-family homes, while 28 percent occurred in multifamily homes. Download the free reports from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report looks at firefighter injuries sustained at, responding to or returning from a fire incident, using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report addresses the characteristics of home heating fires caused by central heating units, fixed or portable local heating units, fireplaces, heating stoves, chimneys, and water heaters. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
With this toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration, you will learn about the five basic steps to create or enhance a fire safety education program for your community. Whether you are just getting started in fire safety education, or you are a seasoned educator, this toolkit will get you on your way to a successful program.
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