Company 35 is pleased to provide the 2014 Year-in-Review. This video was played at the annual banquet, and highlights some of our work in 2014. Numerous accomplishments occurred including: the certification of 4 firefighters to state Firefighter I, continued growth of the PA Urban Search and Rescue Company 5, expansion of the Junior Firefighter program, and new efforts for recruitment and retention under the Allegheny Mountains Firefighters Initiative. Sit back and enjoy! And is you are in our service area, why don’t you come out and try us on for size. We are always looking for new recruits!
Company 35′s Engine and Tanker responded to a reported fire in the area of SR 913 and SR 26. Saxton PD were originally notified of the report, and upon investigation alerted Chief 35. Chief 35 responded and determined the fire was a nonreported, controlled burn, and placed all units back in service.
Company 35 Public Information Officer Branden S. Diehl said, “We’d like to remind all residents to take the time and call-in controlled burns. It is a simple procedure, and it could save a life. With frigid temperatures, and icy roadways personnel responding to the station or rigs responding to the call could wreck and hurt or kill someone. Additionally, homeowners not reporting controlled burns can be fined. Please take a few minutes to call your county dispatch center to log your burning activities.’
The Bingo Committee would like to thank everyone for their support of our Bingo Program. Due to the extreme temperatures, and pending weather Bingo is CANCELLED for Wednesday, February 18 ,2015. We look forward to seeing you the next time around!!! Stay safe at home, and stay warm.
Rescue 35 was dispatched to assist Chief 35 on the scene of a malfunctioning smoke alarm. Crews deployed a ladder to access the alarm, and changed the batteries. Crews additionally checked the dwelling for any abnormal heat signatures. Normal conditions were found, and Rescue 35 was placed in service.
Company 35 was dispatched for a dwelling fire on Valley Road. Engine, Tanker, and Rescue 35 responded. Engine 35 and Tanker 35 provided water operation’s support. Wagon 36 was first on scene and served as the attack engine. 36 and 35 crews were assisted on scene by Companies 32 and 41, and by Company 35 Fire Police, as well as two Unit 16 ambulances. The Red Cross was called to assist the displaced family. Crews were on scene for approximately 2.5 hours. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported.
Huntingdon Station 17 provided standby at 36′s station, and Station 3 staffed The 35 House.
The cold has provided more than its fair share of headaches for homeowners. Tanker 35 responded to a flooded basement in Dudley. Crews determined that the water meter broke causing the flooding. Personnel shut-off the water main into the meter, and the water naturally dissipated via a basement drain.