Heavy Staffing for State Patty's Day - Alpha Fire Company

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The normally busy State Patty’s Day weekend has a slightly different twist this year. The social media driven party weekend was established six years ago when spring break fell on St. Patrick’s Day. Ever since, Penn State students have annually established a State Patty’s Day weekend at Penn State. This year over thirty bars have agreed to close on Saturday to help curb alcohol fueled incidents in the community. However, students have moved parties from the bars to the apartments. The increased risk of fires during and after houses parties has prompted Alpha to increase staffing during the weekend. More information about State Patty’s Day can be found at: http://www.centredaily.com/2013/02/23/3512518/police-to-target-rowdy-state-pattys.html