Recent Calls

Date posted: April 23, 2015

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Date posted: April 19, 2015

Total Time On Call:
Units Responding: Special Unit 522
Officer In Charge: 540 - Stan Clouser

Early this afternoon, Company 5 was called out for a bush fire at University Gateway Apartments in downtown State College. 540 arrived and advised of freshly laid mulch smouldering under a small bush with embers slowly spreading to other sections. Special Unit 522 responded and the smouldering areas of mulch were doused with water. The box was placed available.

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Total Time On Call:
Units Responding: Engines 514 and 513, PSU Hazmat 2029, Boalsburg Rescue 318, Fire Police 536
Officer In Charge: 540 - Stan Clouser

At approximately 1100 hours today, Company 5 was called to the Millennium Science Building on the Penn State University Park Campus for a Hazmat incident involving a chemical spill in a laboratory. PSU Police reported that the spill was contained to the lab and the room was secure. Crews from Engines 513 and 514 as well as Rescue 318 from Boalsburg staged in the parking lot behind the building while PSU Hazmat 2029 sent an entry team into the building to check the hazard and clean up the contaminated area. Personnel from Penn State Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management coordinated the clean up. Penn State EMS provided standby in case rehab was needed.

Date posted: April 6, 2015

Total Time On Call:
Units Responding: Engine 510, Tanker 519, Tanker 520, Special Unit 522, Mutual Aid Boalsburg Brush 325, Fire Police 536 and 570
Officer In Charge: Chief 502 - Tony Berrena

Company 5 was dispatched for a wild fire in a field behind the 3500 Block of West College Avenue  near Pine Grove Mills this afternoon. Chief 502 arrived on scene to find a small portion of dry ground on fire spreading rapidly due to high winds. Engine 510, Tankers 519 and 520 responded as did Special Unit 522 and Brush 325 from Boalsburg. Ground crews quickly made a fire break and kept the fire from reaching a tree line which contained it in the field of origin. Approximately 10 acres of dry vegetation burned and no structures were endangered.