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Support the Alpha Fire Company with an online donation through the annual campaign at CENTRE GIVES.

WHAT IS CENTRE GIVES?Centre Foundation is excited to present, for the third year in a row, Centre Gives, a 36-hour online giving event designed to recognize and support the positive work of local nonprofits in Centre County!

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Alpha Fire Company Holds 2014 Awards Banquet

The Alphas held their 2014 Awards Banquet tonight, April 5th at the Ramada Inn in State College.  Service awards were:

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Former Alphas Participate in Seattle, WA fundraiser

Two former Alpha Firefighters participated in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, a major fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Seattle, Washington. Participating firefighters ran, yes ran, up 69 flights of stairs in the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.  Nathaniel Bashkirew of the Bozeman, Montana Fire Department finished in 15:31.  Tyson Depoe of the Seattle Fire Department assisted with the event.  Way to go brothers!  Click on the title to see the whole post. Click here to see the full article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle….

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FTK! Alphas Welcome Four Diamonds Families and Kids

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 the Alpha Fire Company again welcomed several families at Penn State for the 2014 Dance Marathon, THON.  Our guests were given rides to and from Station 5, got to ride the ‘bucket’ in Aerial Tower 516, used hoses and fire extinguishers to knock targets down, toured Station 5, and had some light refreshments.  Not incidently, some of the kids got some firefighters wet. The Alpha Fire Company sends its thanks to the THON organizers and families for allowing us to…

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Please Clear Fire Hydrants of Snow and Ice

Hey folks, please take an extra couple minutes clearing the snow from around fire hydrants near your homes and businesses.  We know it is extra work, but it will save firefighters vital time finding the hydrant and hooking up water supply if there is a fire in someone’s home.  Try to get a radius of three feet or more and brush the hydrant off if possible.

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Website operations restored.

We believe that our website has been restored to normal operations.  Thank you for your patience.

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Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Entrapment

On Thursday night January 30, 2014 the Alpha Fire Company was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Fox Hill Rd and Bernel Rd. in Patton Township.  Patton Township Police arrived on scene and advised of entrapment in the vehicle and the box was quickly upgraded.  Crews arrived on scene to find a passenger car that had struck a telephone pole head on with 3 injuries and one entrapped.  The crew from Rescue 518 stabilized the vehicle and performed a…

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A Busy Start To 2014

The Alphas are off to a busy start for 2014. As of 5:00 pm on Jan 27, the Alphas have responded to 111 calls for service. Increases in all categories of response were noted.

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Website Problems

Our apologies for the website being down this past week.  We’re having a great deal of difficulty troubleshooting the problem(s) so please bear with us.  Over the next week or so the site may or may not be available as we try to analyze what is going on.  

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The 2013 Santa Express is Over – Thank You State College!

The 2013 Santa Express is now history. The Alpha Fire Company says thank you to the Centre Region Council of Governments for permitting this event and to the citizens of the Centre Region for their support and encouragement.  We appreciate the tokens of gratitude. Special thanks again this year to Dennis and Valerie Hampton, Matthew and Alaina Hampton-Steinbugl for cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the Santa Express Crews. Food for all the meals was provided by the Joni Teaman Spearly Group of Kissinger, Bigatel,…

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