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2015 Training Calendar

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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Deck Fire in Lemont

Company 5 was dispatched to a reported deck on fire behind a dwelling at approximately 7:45PM. Chief 500 (Jeff Martin) arrived on scene and confirmed the report with heavy black smoke and fire endangering the structure. Engine 514 arrived and quickly contained the fire to the deck; however, some siding on the garage sustained heat damage. 5502 (Dennis Harris) made entry in to the dwelling to check for extension, none was found and the box was placed available.

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Duckling Rescue

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 around 9:00am the Alpha Fire Co. was dispatched for a public service for an animal rescue.  Engine 513 and Duty Officer Capt. T. Hammond (593) responded on the request for assistance in removing ducklings that had fallen into a storm grate at 801 Stratford Dr in the Borough of State College.

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Mutual Aid to Bellefonte

Truck 516 and Rescue 518 assisted the Bellefonte Fire Department on Thursday, May 7, 2015 with a dwelling fire on Valentine Hill Rd in Spring Township.  Units arrived and assisted with overhaul operations.  The fire caused damage to the basement, first and second floors.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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2015 Training Calendar

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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Bush on fire at University Gateway Apartments

Early this afternoon, Company 5 was called out for a bush fire at University Gateway Apartments in downtown State College. 540 arrived and advised of freshly laid mulch smouldering under a small bush with embers slowly spreading to other sections. Special Unit 522 responded and the smouldering areas of mulch were doused with water. The box was placed available.

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Hazmat at PSU Millennium Science Bldg

At approximately 1100 hours today, Company 5 was called to the Millennium Science Building on the Penn State University Park Campus for a Hazmat incident involving a chemical spill in a laboratory. PSU Police reported that the spill was contained to the lab and the room was secure. Crews from Engines 513 and 514 as well as Rescue 318 from Boalsburg staged in the parking lot behind the building while PSU Hazmat 2029 sent an entry team into the building to check the hazard and clean…

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Field Fire in Pine Grove Mills

Company 5 was dispatched for a wild fire in a field behind the 3500 Block of West College Avenue  near Pine Grove Mills this afternoon. Chief 502 arrived on scene to find a small portion of dry ground on fire spreading rapidly due to high winds. Engine 510, Tankers 519 and 520 responded as did Special Unit 522 and Brush 325 from Boalsburg. Ground crews quickly made a fire break and kept the fire from reaching a tree line which contained it in the field…

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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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