Jul
29
2015

Community Involvement

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Company 35 was asked to participate in enrichment activities at Oasis of Love’s VBS on Wednesday, and then invited to be part of the Sunday sermon. The theme was “All-in”. Company 35 was asked to provide information on how volunteers are “All-in”, and encouraged to share their stories of service and dedication.

Branden S Diehl, Public Information Officer covered both events. He provided an overview of equipment used, training required, commitment to the community and fellow firefighters, and talked about themes such as: family, strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and using one’s personal gifts for community betterment. All points were tied to the theme, and were well received by the youngsters and the adults alike.

Diehl said, “We’re honored to participate in these wonderful community outreach opportunities. I’m proud to say one girl from Wednesday’s session is no longer scared of firefighters, because she saw me as a person before I was geared-up as a firefighter. She thanked me for helping her with that fear–the moment was priceless. On Sunday, the congregation was inquisitive, and I feel I was able to enhance their understanding of our work, our fundraising, and why community support is important.”

Feel free to contact the department to have us talk with your group. We’d love to share with you as time and scheduling permits! A special thanks to Pastor Kathy for being a good sport and participating in the activities, being the camera lady, and for this great opportunity.

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Jul
27
2015

Vehicle Fire

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Company 35 was called for a purported vehicle fire on Upper Ridge Road. 35-3 was the first on scene and reported a fully involved vehicle. Engine and Tanker 35 arrived on scene and handled suppression and hazards mitigation. No injuries or other property damages were reported.

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Jul
18
2015

Convention Favorites

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You made a ton of memories at convention, but did you capture them on camera? We did. Visit this link to view the memories available for purchase. And just to tease, here are a few samples!

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Jul
18
2015

Tired Tree

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Company 35 was dispatched for a public service call today for a tree down across Saxton Road. Apparently, the tree was tired of standing and wanted to lay down. A chainsaw made quick word of the slumbering tree, and traffic flow was restored.

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Jul
17
2015

It’s BACK

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Today, Company 35 put it’s emergency warning siren back in service. The siren was down for repairs, and there was an extended delay resetting the poles the siren sets on. It was determined the poles had shifted over time, and were the cause for the abnormal wear on the siren’s internal parts. This siren plays an integral role in alerting responders and the public to emergencies. In it’s absence, many people may have forgotten it existed. This public service announcement is to let you know it’s back!

Jul
16
2015

LODD Condolences

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The Saxton Fire Company extends our sympathies along with our thoughts and prayers to family and the Jefferson, PA Fire Company following the LODD of Melissa a Doll.

Rest in Peace Sister!

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Jul
6
2015

Boat Training

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An important part of Company 35 and Company 5′s emergency rescue fleet is our inflatable boat. This boat is designed for shallow water rescue, and to be puncture resistant. For approximately four hours company members learned how to properly inflate the boat, and how to balance air in the boat’s chambers to keep it afloat in the unlikely event of a puncture.

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Jul
4
2015

Vehicle Fire

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Company 35 was dispatched for a motor vehicle fire on Pinchot Road. Purportedly the car was fully involved with now occupants in our around the vehicle. 35-2 arrived on scene and confirmed the original dispatch information. Engine 35′s crew quickly extinguished the fire, and was assisted on scene by Company 35 Fire Police. PSP are investigating the incident.

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Jun
29
2015

Apologies

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We apologize for the recent lack of photos posted to our webpage. We are having technical difficulties. Firecompanies.com is aware of the problem and is purportedly working to address it for the past two weeks.

Jun
29
2015

Saturday Poured Down Calls

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Company 35 ran three calls Saturday. The first was for trees down on wires along Hickory Hill.

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The second was for a MVA in the vicinity of Riddlesburg on SR 26.

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The third was assisting Saxton PD with a tree across the road on Pinchot Road.