Saxton Volunteer Fire Department
 

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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.


   


 

Sunday Dinner.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 1130 Swiss steak is on the menu today! You have to eat, so come join us for all you can eat swiss steak, potatoes, green beans, stuffing and cake. Eat-in for $10 and take-out $11. Serving until 1PM.

   


 

Agricultural Vehicle Fire.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 1330 Company 35 was dispatched for a purported vehicle fire endangering a structure. Chief 35 was the first on scene and reported the vehicle was moved, but was in proximity to a structure, and the skid steer loader was fully involved. Quick action by 35 crews contained the damage to the vehicle, and prevented spread to the near-by structure and dry feed and bedding materials.


Chief 35 said, "The wind was not going to be our friend. A quick response, and effective attack prevented the fire from causing more damage."


At the same time Company 35 was fighting fire and the wind, Bedford VFD and mutual aid companies were fighting a windswept brush fire that was caused by a structure fire.


     
Attack lines.

Attack lines.

Making the attack.

Making the attack.



 

Thank You Unit 12.

No room at the inn.

No room at the inn.

Saturday, April 5, 2014  Unit 15 and Company 35 would like to thank Raystown Ambulance for their in-house standby services while our members participated in continuing education classes.


   


 

Assisting Station 3

Friday, April 4, 2014 1600 Truck 35 was dispatched to assist Marklesburg for a chimney fire in the area of Fouse Crossing and SR 26. Truck 35 arrived on scene and was placed in staging. Company 35 manpower assisted with checking the attic, and interior operations in the basement.


     
T-35 staging.

T-35 staging.

Who is that man?

Who is that man?



 

Taking it to the School.

Friday, April 4, 2014 1400 Members from Company 35 and participants from Company 36 gave a recruitment presentation to members of the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade classes at Tussey Mountain High School. Members spoke about their personal experiences, how they became involved, and how the company has changed their lives.


President Don Fields talked about the day someone rescued him from a car he had crashed, and how he was inspired by that self-less act.


Mitchell Rickabaugh talked about how being a member allowed him the opportunity to have his paramedic schooling paid for, and how he aspires to be a flight medic.


At the end of the program, students were encouraged to get applications and information sheets. There were approximately 40 students that expressed interest.


Company 35 will hold an open house and orientation for interested candidates today at 3PM.


     
Chief Taylor.

Chief Taylor.

Ast Chief O'Neal.

Ast Chief O'Neal.



 
 
 

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