As part of Company 35′s outreach efforts, we’ve developed the included photo to illustrate the expenses associated with providing our services. Not noted in the picture are the costs associated with training, certification, apparatus, fire and rescue tools, insurance, and the list goes on. As a general understanding it costs, more than $10,000. Your support helps keep us safe while protecting the communities we serve. A special thanks to Ron Horton for his assistance in developing this visual.
Crews were called to Trinity UCC on Church Street twice on Tuesday. The first time around 5, and the second at 2AM. The first time crews did a complete interior investigation checking for heat sources, smoke, and signs of fire. The cause for the alarm was determined to be paint fumes. Crews waited outside until the alarm could be reset to ensure the alarms did not reactivate. Crews spend approximately 30 minutes on scene. The second call was also attributed to the paint fumes. Church officials were encouraged to have the painters provide ventilation while painting, and to have the system serviced after the painting is completed.
Chief Taylor said, “It is important that crews aren’t complacent when responding to automatic alarms. I’m happy to say crews exited the rigs with proper gear and SCBA donned. We instill this in our firefighters, and nonemergency situations provide opportunities to learn, practice skills, and do the right things without the pressure of an emergency. Some of the neighborhood kids even had an opportunity to check out our gear and rigs–it was a good day!”
Company 35 in partnership with Peggy’s Kitchen broke the overall attendance record today. The crowd ate from 4 until 6, and there were 73 people that passed through the firehouse doors. As a token of the company’s appreciate for the community’s support, they provided this month’s meal which included spaghetti with meatballs, salad as well as assorted desserts and drinks.
Branden S Diehl, Public Information Officer said, “We were happy to see so many people take this opportunity to enjoy a meal on us. It was a token of our appreciation, and a way for us to further support Peggy’s Kitchen. We certainly can’t do the things we do without community support. A special thank you goes out to all those that helped, and to Peggy’s Kitchen for giving back to the community.”
Company 35 was happy to have our Firehouse Ambassadors participate in the Central Districts Parade. Rachel even took a shot at battle of the barrel. These students from the MDS program won our hearts after a visit to the station. Their strength, courage, and love of life are an inspiration to us all!
Learn more about the MDS program.
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Central Districts is finally here. We thought it would be nice to add some additional activities that the community could participate in. Sooooooooooo, we brought in a carnival, we’re having a cornhole tournament, and kids are encouraged to participate in the youth battle of the barrel. For a complete listing of activities, explore our convention webpage. Click images below to enlarge them!
If you didn’t hear, the population of Saxton is about to expand. Soon members from 22 counties in PA will converge on Saxton for the Central District’s Convention. Truck 35 was out putting up banners–our version of rolling out the red carpet! Visit our convention page to learn more.