Saxton Volunteer Fire Department
 

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Friday Night Lights?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 1900 Friday night there were lights of a different kind--chopper and warning lights. Company 35 welcomed more than 20 recruits to participate in a 'run night'.


Branden S Diehl, PIO said, "The intent was to recruit some younger blood--the company certainly isn't getting any younger. We need to start recruiting our next generation of community leaders and firefighters. There is no better way to give recruits a feel for what this is about than to show them. It was an interactive experience and not a PowerPoint Presentation."


Recruits were able to explore an air medical chopper, participate in a search, observe vehicle rescue and structural fire extinguishing, as well as participate in fire extinguisher exercises.


Chief Mark Taylor said, "We're excited to have a high level of interest, and some motivated recruits. We're going to work hard to keep them, and hope to work with our mutual aid companies in developing a first class experience for our collective future."


     
Finding gear.

Finding gear.

Preparing.

Preparing.



 

Run Night Media

Run Night

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Attached is a media clip of the new coverage from 10News. A special thanks to Ben Manning for being such a good sport. The video was slightly edited due to audio quality.


   


 

FUN-raising.

Flier.

Flier.

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Company 35 will hold a Corn-hole Tournament on April 26. The tournament will be held at the station and will be rain or shine. A $10 registration fee is required. Registration starts at noon, with the games beginning at 1PM. Small games of chance and firehouse food will be available for purchase. No alcohol will be served. The event is BYOB.


   


 

Assisting 17.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 2320 Company 35 and Company 36 were dispatched to assist with a purported structure fire in Robertsdale. Company 17 arrived on scene and cancelled all responding units except Engine 35.


     
Photo by Frank Pawuk.

Photo by Frank Pawuk.

Photo by Frank Pawuk.

Photo by Frank Pawuk.



 

Assisting 36.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1530 Crews from Company 36 and 35 showed up in force for a structure fire in Hopewell Borough. Company 36 arrived on scene to find a fire under the porch. Crews quickly worked to extinguish the fire. The quick response and action kept property damage to a minimum. Engine, Rescue and Tanker 35 assisted on scene. Units from Company 35 and 41 were placed available.


     
36 Units.

36 Units.

35 and 36 crews.

35 and 36 crews.



 

MVA?

R-35 Available.

R-35 Available.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2130 Rescue 35 and Unit 15 were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of SR 26 and Cove Mountain Road. Company 35 Fire Police were first on scene and cleared the area. Bedford County Control placed responding units available when Blair County Control reported the accident was actually in their county.


























   


 

Public Service

Friday, April 11, 2014 1915 Engine 35 was dispatched for a public service call assisting Saxton Borough Police at the scene of an unattended, outdoor burn. Saxton PD reported the fire smoldering in a back yard, and that no one was home at the residence. Crews spread out the smoldering debris, doused it with water, and returned shortly afterwards. Company 35 Fire Police also assisted on scene.


Public Information Officer Branden S. Diehl said, "We'd like to remind residents that responding to incidents like this one can come with a fine and a bill for services provided. Additionally, if we respond to a controlled burn that has not been reported to county dispatch, that also can come with a fine and service bill. If responders are injured in such an event additional charges will be filed. Please be sure to help keep everyone safe and money in your pocket by reporting controlled burns, and by not leaving fires unattended."


     
Weeze and Notestine.

Weeze and Notestine.

E-35.

E-35.



 

Two for Thursday

Engine and Tank 35.

Engine and Tank 35.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1350 Engine 35 was dispatched to Kelly Apartments for a brush fire. Responding crews found mulch on fire. Water fire extinguishers were used to douse the flames.


Tanker 35 was dispatched at 16:00 to assist Huntingdon County Station 3 with a purported structure fire. They were cancelled en route by Chief 3. Company 3 and 65 handled ventilation operations, as the homeowner was able to extinguish the fire prior to their arrival.


   


 

36 Chimney Fire

Exiting the roof.

Exiting the roof.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1930 Truck 35 was dispatched to Riddlesburg assisting Company 36 with a chimney fire. Company 35 staff set a ladder to the roof and dragged the chimney. Company 35 and 36 crews completed an interior investigation, and did interior ventilation.


   


 

Assisting 36

STAT MedEvac.

STAT MedEvac.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1630 Rescue 35 was dispatched to assist with setting-up a landing zone for medical transport for incoming Unit 16. Rescue 35 was placed available, as company 36 had a crew on station.


   


 
 
 

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