Recent Calls

Date posted: March 21, 2015

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Units Responding: Engine 514, Rescue 518, Fire Police 536, Centre LifeLink EMS, Patton Township Police
Officer In Charge: Captain J. Troup (591)

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 from Engine 514 stabilized the vehicle and began removal of the passenger side door to extricate the patient.  Capt. J. Troup established the command while crews worked the scene.  Rescue 518 responded on the box in place of the second engine.  Once the patient was extricated they were transported to the Mount Nittany Medical Center via Centre LifeLink EMS.  The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Patton Township Police.

Date posted: February 19, 2015

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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

Date posted: February 3, 2015

Total Time On Call: 4 hours
Units Responding: Engines 510, 512, 514, Truck 516, Quint 527, Rescue 518, Mutual Aid from Company 2 and Company 3
Officer In Charge: Assistant Chief 5502 - Dennis Harris

On February 3rd, 2015, the Alpha Fire Company responded to a building fire at 705 S Atherton St. Truck Lieutenant 597 arrived to confirm a working fire in a service garage and brought the 2nd alarm. Engine 512 and Truck 516 arrived and first due crews deployed multiple hand lines to attack the fire and protect a commercial building exposure to the rear. The garage fire was knocked down and a successful interior attack was made on the rear exposure, saving the building from more significant damage. Crews remained on scene for an extended time for overhaul and clean-up. This was the Company’s 3rd working fire in 24 hours. Again, a big thank you to the mutual aid companies for the assistance, and thank you to Engine 814 and Truck 5716 for covering our area while we were out.

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Total Time On Call: 6 hours
Units Responding: Engines 510, 512, 513, 514, Tankers 519, 520, Quint 527, Truck 517, Rescue 518, Fire Police 536, 537, Utilities 521, 522, 538, Mutual Aid Companies
Officer In Charge: Fire Director 5500 - Steve Bair

On February 2nd, 2015, Truck 516 and Tankers 519 and 520 responded to a dwelling fire in Potter Township (Company 4). Tankers provided water while 516 conducted searches, vertical ventilation, and overhaul. While they were operating, Company 5 was dispatched to a barn fire on Rhodes Farm Ln. Confirming a working fire, Tankers 519 and 520 broke off the Potter Twp fire and responded in addition to Engine 510, 512, 513, and 514. As the call progressed, every unit in the Alpha Fire Company fleet (with the exception of 516) responded to the fire, as well as multiple mutual aid companies, before it was finally brought under control a couple of hours later. Pictures below are from the barn fire.