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.
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!
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.
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.
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.