This past weekend proved to be quite busy for the Alpha’s.
On Friday night shortly before midnight the company was dispatched to 715 Diebler Rd. in Ferguson Township for a dwelling fire. Captain B. DeArmitt (592) arrived first to find a 2-story single family dwelling well involved. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within an hour and crews remained on scene for several hours extinguishing hot spots. One of the occupants of the structure sustained burns while exiting the structure. Additionally, 1 firefighter was injured while operating on the scene. Thank you to Port Matilda, Boalsburg, Warriors Mark, and Bald Eagle fire companies for your assistance on scene. Also, thanks to Engine 212 from Bellefonte for tranfering to our Main Station to provide coverage to the Centre Region.
Saturday night was just as busy as the company was dispatched to assist Bellefonte Fire Department with a building fire at the DoDe Hotel and Tavern. Truck 516 and Quint 527 responded on the call. Crews operated at the building fire for several hours. The fire spread to 3 separate buildings and master stream operations were in effect.
In addition to the 2 fires, the company handled several other minor incidents in the Centre Region.