During the height of the rain storm on Sunday evening, box 521 was struck for a dwelling fire, possibly struck by lighting, at 3221 Shellers Bend, unit 827 in Ferguson Township. Captain 591 arrived on scene with flames showing from the roof and upgraded the call to a 2nd Alarm. Units from Boalsburg, Bellefonte, and Pleasant Gap responded to assist. More story to follow as crews are still on scene at the time of this publication.
The Alpha Fire Company announces the return of its popular Firefighter-for-a-Day event. This event provides a unique opportunity to those who have considered becoming a volunteer firefighter at Alpha or who simply want to learn more about the role of a firefighter. The event will be held from 6:00 pm Friday, August 15 through 6:00 pm Saturday, August 16. The Alpha Fire Company last hosted this event in 2011.
The Alphas were called to Longfellow Lane in Ferguson Township for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a house. Chief 501 arrived on scene and confirmed smoke showing with flames visible on the second floor to the rear of the structure. Engine 510 arrived, forced entry and began knockdown. Truck 517 then sent a crew to the roof to open a vent. Crews from 514 and 527 assisted with overhaul and the box was placed available.
Company 5 and Company 5 Fire Police responded to I-99 Southbound between State College and Port Matilda for a reported tractor trailer rollover. Fire Police assisted in closing the right lane until PennDOT arrived.
Fire police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Allen Street to assist State College Police in shutting down the road between Foster Avenue and Nittany Avenue due to an incident that occurred near an apartment building. Special Unit 522 assisted with securing the scene.
Alphas responded to a report of building fire at the Quality Inn, 1274 North Atherton Street. Ferguson Township Police on scene reported a smoke condition on the 2nd floor with evacuation underway. The cause was determined to be electrical.
What happens when a rope breaks on a tall flagpole in the birthplace of Memorial Day two days before the festivities on the Diamond? Call Truck 516 of course! 2nd Assistant Chief Tony Berrena and Truck Captain Randy Clouser came out, and with the help of the bucket, had the rope fixed in time for the celebration!
On May 22, 2014, the Alphas were called to the Geisinger Medical Group near Grays Woods to establish a landing zone for Life Flight. Crews assisted with patient transfer from a Centre Life Link Ambulance to the helicopter.
The Alpha Fire Company held its annual Memorial Meeting this evening. The meeting included he Roll Call of the Honored Members of the Company who have passed away. Many are remembered as having served with us as well as before us. Remarks and Scripture Readings by Reverend Philip Saylor, Chaplin, and the Reverend L. Steffensen; ‘Know that what you do is valiant, know that you are honored . . . when you face the fire you are not alone, the Lord is with you ….