At Company 35 we work hard, train hard, and play hard, but in the end we are all in this together. Tonight we took the time to have Christmas with our second family. It was great spending time with everyone, and the food was beyond one’s imagination. We’d love to call you one of our family; you should think about joining!
Rescue 35 and Unit 15 were dispatched for a single vehicle crash in that area of 9529 Raystown Road. Crews arrived on scene to find two patients self-extricated. 35 personnel assisted with hazard mitigation, and with packaging the two patients for transport. Company 35 Fire Police assisted with traffic control and remained on scene until PSP cleared the scene.
Company 35, Company 36, and Station 17 brought Santa to town! The Christmas in the Parkway was a great success. It is estimated that more than 500 people attended. A special thanks to the coordinators, those that participated, and everyone attended. We look forward to this growing into a HUGE tradition.
Rescue 35 was alerted at approximately 1615 for a RIT assignment with Blair Station 80. Rescue 35 responded to the barn fire on Henrietta Mountain Road, and was released by 80 Command approximately an hour later.
Company 35 sends heartfelt condolences to our Brothers and Sisters in Philadelphia and to the family of firefighter Joyce Craig Lewis. Firefighter Lewis was an 11 year veteran of the fire service, and a mother of two. The 36 year old died while working a structure fire on 12-9-14. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and the Philadelphia FD. May you rest in peace firefighter Lewis.
Engine and Tanker 35 were dispatched to assist Huntingdon County Station 3 at a structure fire near Seven Points. Engine 35 was nearly on scene when they were rerouted to fulfill a stand-by assignment. Tanker 35 was placed available. Engine 35 was on stand-by for approximately one hour before returning to station.
Company 35 Fire Police were dispatched for a reported road hazard on Pinchot Road. 35-3 called the incident in to Bedford County Dispatch, and requested traffic control support. Crews arrived on scene to find a single-axle dump truck into a drainage ditch. Fire Police and firefighters assisted on scene until the highway was cleared approximately 45 minutes after dispatch.
Today, Company 35 announces four, new, state-certified firefighters. Official notices of certification were provided to Tammy Rhodes, David Edwards, Ron Horton, and Branden S. Diehl. The four join a rich tradition of certification at the station. The official notices were the exclamation point to nearly eight months of training that included nearly 200 hours of classroom and practical time.