Each year responders throughout the county and the Commonwealth respond to numerous calls for lost and missing hunters. Help us help you by following some simple tips:
- be sure to alert someone where you are going (how do you get there, where do you park, how far do you walk to your stand/blind),
- provide a GPS coordinate if known,
- provide a time when you expect to return,
- take a day’s worth of medications with you in case you get lost or injured,
- ensure your cell phone is charged,
- carry a flash light and matches, and
- know your limits!
Hunt safely, and good luck!
Company 35 was out for two calls early Saturday morning. The first was for a mutual aid call with Huntingdon Station 3. Marklesburg was dispatched for a structure fire, and mutual aid companies were alerted. The first purportedly started as a result of a domestic violence call. Tanker 35 provided water support, while Engine 35 provided a stand-by crew at 3′s station.
Rescue 35 was dispatched around 0530 for a MVA on Little Valley Road. Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle drivable and off the roadway. The vehicle had struck a deer. Crews returned shortly after arriving on scene.
Company 35 reminds motorists of the start of deer season on Monday. Please stay alert as deer will be moving throughout the day!
You may already know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving Day is normally double the average number of fires in homes all other days.
Help keep your community and organization safe by sharing the following safety tips and social media resources. This way everyone can have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking – frying, broiling or boiling – at high temperatures.
• Make your cooking area safe. Move things that can burn away from the stove. Turn pot handles toward the back so they can’t be bumped.
• Watch what you’re cooking. Use a timer when roasting a turkey or baking.
• Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need it to smother a pan fire.
• Stay awake and alert while you’re cooking. If you see smoke or the grease starts to boil in your pan, turn the burner off.
• Prevent burns. Wear short sleeves when you cook, or roll them up. Don’t lean over the burner. Use potholders and oven mitts to handle hot cookware.
Turkey Fryer reminders:
• Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
• An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when placed into the pot.
• Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
• Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
• The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.
By following these easy steps, we hope you and your family stay safe this holiday season. From everyone at THE 3-5 House–happy Thanksgiving!!!!
It wasn’t 11 to 7 fortunately, but Truck 35 was out for about an hour and a half with Station 3. At approximately 1105 Truck 35 was dispatched for an assist with Huntingdon County Station 3. The call was for a chimney fire on Raystown Road in the area of Heston and Seven Points Roads. Truck 35 arrived on scene and found electrical lines preventing aerial deployment. Crews threw a 28 foot ladder, and utilized a 20 foot roof ladder to access the chimney. Station 3 removed the fuel/heat source, and monitored attic conditions while 35 crews drug the chimney and provided ground support.
Though we’ve been running mad lately, and we had our gun drawing last night, we weren’t sleeping in this morning. Fortunately, the weather was great for our scheduled rescue training. Thanks to McGhee’s Used Cars, 35′s Rescue Company put on an in-house training aimed at familiarize everyone with some new equipment, and ensuring that new members were comfortable using everything on the rig.
Chief Taylor said, “Stabilization is critical for patient care and responder safety. We want to ensure everyone understands the basics. The key is to be efficient at what we do–no wasted steps or effort.”
There wasn’t a tool left on Rescue 35 once the training started. From cribbing to auto-cribs to Junkyard Dogs to GlassMasters to hydraulic tools to jacks and even a reciprocating saw or three it was used. Pick-headed axes were used to provide a starting point for reciprocating saws to open-up a roof. Air bags were used to free a victim’s pinned arm, and hydraulic tools spread and cut whatever was in the way.
A special thank you to Rescue 35′s officers. They’re a wealth of information, and we’re all certainly better prepared to have a good day on someone’s bad day.
Company 35 has been busy with calls over the past several days having run two MVAs, a log yard fire, a brush fire, several calls for trees down, and two structure fires.
Though you may not have seen or heard us leaving town when the alarm was blowing Saturday we were on the move. Each time a call for trees down or other calls came in to dispatch, the whistle blew–despite crews being active out of the station. Rest assured we crewed for the calls, and handled each of them with the skill, dedication, and professionalism you’ve grown to expect from us!
Company 35 reminds residents that conditions are ideal for brush and wildland fires. Residents are urgent to refrain from burning leaves.