Rescue 35 and Unit 15 were dispatched at 9:37 for a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of Al’s Bar. 35-3 was the first on scene and reported a single vehicle rollover with self-extrication. Responding units ensured the scene was secure, provided patient evaluation, and returned to station. Patients refused treatment, and Unit 15 also returned. Company 35 Fire Police provided scene security and traffic control.
Company 35 was dispatched for an automatic alarm at Trinity United Church. PIO 35 was the first on scene and reported normal conditions. Stand-by crews from Bellwood, Blue Knob, and Portage assisted Company 35 crews with an interior walk-through. Chief Engineer 35 determined the alarm was a malfunction and placed the box available.
Company 35′s own Wayne Hammond provided a Basic Fire Police class at Station 35 on June 27 and 28. The 16 hours class reviewed Fire Police conduct, protocols, safety procedures, duties, and had a hands-on component. Participants did pre-planning exercises, and set-up traffic patterns.
Wayne said, “It is important for Fire Police to understand their roles, and how they support fire and EMS operations. We want them to be safe, and we want them to understand limitations within the law that grants us protection as Fire Police.”
An Advanced Fire Police class will be held in September. Stay tuned for details!
Sunday, June 22, 2014 1520 Rescue 35 and Unit 15 were dispatched for a car vs motorcycle at the intersection of Cove Mountain Road and SR 26. Captain 35-1 was first on scene and assumed command. Approximately 30 minutes later another motorcycle MVA occurred approximately three miles South of the SR 26 and 164 intersection.
Company 35 was dispatched to assist with a tree across the road in the vicinity of NAPA. Crews arrived on scene to find both lanes blocked by a large pine tree. Company 35 cut the tree, and moved it to the side of the road. Company 35 Fire Police assisted with traffic control.
Company 35 was dispatched to assist Huntingdon County Station 17 with a purported tractor trailer rollover on SR 913 near New Grenada. Crews arrived on scene to find a flatbed truck rollover. Company 35 assisted with hazmat operations, and traffic control. The truck was carrying recycled car batteries, and a company contracted hazmat crew handled clean-up. The road was closed for several hours until the truck could be removed from the highway, and the 300 batteries could be properly handled. After they were released from the scene, Rescue 35 provided a standby crew at Station 17 . Company 35 Fire Police assisted with traffic control/detours.
June 17, 2014 at 0520
Company 35 and Unit 15 personnel were dispatched for a car fire on Cove Mountain Road. Crews arrived on scene to a fully involved vehicle. Crews doused the flames using two 1 3/4 inch hand lines. No one was injured. Company 35 Fire Police assisted on scene with safety and traffic control.
Monday, June 16, 2014 On Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2014, from 08:00 hours to 16:00 hours, Saxton Volunteer Fire Company will be offering a Basic Fire Police Course at their station. There is a $3.00 cost to purchase the program syllabus. Meals will be provided in consideration for a donation. An Advanced Fire Police class will be offered as a follow-up in September or October.
All Fire Police and fire personnel are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by June 20, 2014 by contacting Wayne Hammond at: 814-935-0355 or 814-251-5670.
Monday, June 16, 2014 1615 Company 35 was alerted for a purported structure fire, assisting Company 36. Engine, Tanker, and Truck 35 responded, but were cancelled en route. Company 36 placed the box alarm back in service approximately 45 minutes after dispatch.