Recent Calls

Date posted: January 17, 2015

Total Time On Call:
Units Responding: Engines 510 and 514, Trucks 516 and 517, Rescue 518, Fire Police 536 and 537.
Officer In Charge: Assistant Safety Officer 541- Svend Pederson

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 the rear of the building. Inside they found heavy smoke and a fire in a kitchen area with the sprinkler system active. The crew quickly doused the flames while Truck 517 went to work in front of the building in case roof access was needed. Engine 514 staged at the nearest hydrant and Truck 516 ran a ladder to the roof at the rear. 518 staged at the rear as well in case additional crews were needed. Centre Life Link EMS provided rehab in a warm ambulance for crews who were soaked by the sprinkler system or were standing outside in the bitterly cold air. The water from the operations caused air packs to freeze up and the parking lot to ice over; Ferguson Township Public Works was called in to spread salt so that crews could safely walk around the scene.

Date posted: January 10, 2015

Total Time On Call:
Units Responding: Engine 514, Rescue 518, Fire Police 536 and 537
Officer In Charge: Chief 501 - Shawn Kauffman

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 waiting ambulance.

Date posted: December 31, 2014

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2015 Alpha Fire Company Training Calendar
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Date posted: December 26, 2014

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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.  Minor extension was found in the apartment above, however there was no significant damage.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Centre Region Fire Marshal and State College Police Department.

Click Here to view the article from the Centre Daily Times.