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Date posted: April 16, 2014

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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!

WHEN IS IT?From Tuesday May 6th at 12am – Wednesday May 7th at 12pm, every gift made at will go directly to the Alpha Fire Company and will be amplified by local and national match dollars. Our goal is to help the Alpha Fire Company attract new donors and build online fundraising capabilities to support long-term success.

Date posted: April 5, 2014

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

Special Recognition to the Outgoing Chief

  • Keith Yocum

Special Recognition for years of service as an elected officer

  • Kenneth Peters – Trustee
  • Keith Yocum – Chief

Five years of Service

  • Christopher Martin
  • Christopher Halbig
  • Kenneth Johnston
  • Robert Hill, Jr.
  • Matthew Johnston

Ten years of Service:

  • Louis Anthony Berrena, Jr.
  • Mike Waite
  • Brian Sampsel

Fifteen Years of Service

  • Nate Corl

Twenty Years of Service

  • Barrett Smith

Most Improved Firefighter

  • John Domico

Ronald F. Ross Firefighter of the Year Award

  • Christopher Martin

William “Pap” Lower Spirit Award

  • Carmine Prestia, Jr.



Date posted: March 13, 2014

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Alpha BrothersTwo 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.


Date posted: February 23, 2014

Total Time On Call: 2 hours
Units Responding: 516, 518, 510
Officer In Charge: Chief 500 - Jeff Martin

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 be a part of this event.