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Patton Township Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment

On the afternoon of 3/21/15 the Alpha Fire Co. was dispatched to the intersection of N. Atherton St. and Stevenson Rd. in Patton Township for motor vehicle crash with injuries.  Reports from the scene were indicating a vehicle with the occupant still in the vehicle.  Assistant Chief S. Kauffman requested an additional engine to the scene, upgrading the incident to an accident with entrapment.  Engine 514 arrived to find a pick up truck on the guardrail with the occupant still in the vehicle.  The crew…

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2015 Training Calender

The 2015 training calendar has been updated.  Sign-up sheets are in the main station for hosted courses.  Any questions see Asst. Chief Harris.  2015 Calendar

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Atherton St 2nd Alarm Fire

On February 3rd, 2015, the Alpha Fire Company responded to a building fire at 705 S Atherton St. Truck Lieutenant 597 arrived to confirm a working fire in a service garage and brought the 2nd alarm. Engine 512 and Truck 516 arrived and first due crews deployed multiple hand lines to attack the fire and protect a commercial building exposure to the rear. The garage fire was knocked down and a successful interior attack was made on the rear exposure, saving the building from more…

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Ferguson Township Barn Fire

On February 2nd, 2015, Truck 516 and Tankers 519 and 520 responded to a dwelling fire in Potter Township (Company 4). Tankers provided water while 516 conducted searches, vertical ventilation, and overhaul. While they were operating, Company 5 was dispatched to a barn fire on Rhodes Farm Ln. Confirming a working fire, Tankers 519 and 520 broke off the Potter Twp fire and responded in addition to Engine 510, 512, 513, and 514. As the call progressed, every unit in the Alpha Fire Company fleet…

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RE: Accident Photo Posted to the Alpha Fire Company Twitter Account

On the morning of February 2, 2015 a member of the Alpha Fire Company posted a tweet to advise followers that East College Avenue was closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident. Sadly, this accident resulted in a fatality. The tweet included a photograph depicting the severity of the crash. This tweet should not have included a photo. The intent of the person posting was to explain the reason for the road closure, remind people that the roads are more treacherous than many believe,…

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Early Morning Fire at Northland Center

With temperatures hovering around 10 degrees early this morning, Company 5 was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm with water flow at 289 Northland Center. Duty Chief 541 responded and Engine 510 responded shortly after that. While in route, Ferguson Township Police arrived on scene and advised that smoke was showing from the roof of the structure above a restaurant at the address.  541 upgraded the box to a second alarm bringing out a full company response. 510 arrived and the crew forced entry at…

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Buffalo Run Road Crash

Company 5 responded to a report of a vehicle accident in 4700 block of Buffalo Run Road. Chief 501 arrived on scene and found one vehicle over the embankment into a tree with one patient entrapped. While Company 5 Fire Police shut down the roadway between between Atherton Street and Stevenson Road, 514 and 518 arrived and began extrication of the patient. Once extrication was complete, crews used various ropes and tackle to haul the patient up the rather steep, snow covered bank to the…

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2015 Training Calendar Posted

Click on the titel of this post to see the link to the 2015 training calendar for the Alpha Fire Company.

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Early Morning Fire on Christmas Eve

Shortly after 4:00 AM on the morning of December 24, 2014 the Alpha Fire Company was dispatched to 668 E. Prospect Ave. in the Borough of State College for an inside investigation.  As units were responding State College Police arrived on scene and began advising of a heavy smoke condition with smoke coming from a utility room in the basement.  Fire crews arrived on scene to find an active fire in the utility room.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire and minimized damage to the building….

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The 2014 Santa Express is History! Thanks Everyone For Your Support

All the Sleighs have returned to the North Pole. Click on the title of this post to see our thank yous for this run:

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