Posts from May 2018

Archives for May 2018

Classes & Types Of Fire And Ways To Contain Them: A Review

Recently we provided more information about what fire is, but what kind of firefighters would we be if we didn’t also share a little knowledge on what we have at our disposal to fight those fires. This story will examine the types of fires the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company has to face year to year. These fires are separated into “classes" based on what is burning and thus, what is needed … [Read more...]

Meet A Fire Engine: Engine 5-1 Of Alpha Fire Company

It’s a big, beautiful deep red beast of firefighting engineering, ingenuity and raw manmade power—just be sure to not confuse it with a fire truck! That’s right—did you know there are significant differences between a fire engine and a fire truck? But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First? We’d like you to meet Engine 5-1, one of the flagship firefighting vehicles for the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company. Meet Fire Engine 5-1 Of Alpha Fire Company. Engine 5-1 is a … [Read more...]

The Alpha Fire Company Open House: Sunday May 6th, 2018

Trucks, Tools, Fun And Firefighters! Please join your community Alpha Volunteer Firefighters, families and friends Sunday May 6th from 1-4 PM at the downtown station at 400 Beaver Avenue. There’s never been a better opportunity to touch a truck, see the station, fly high in a ladder bucket, spray a fire hose or see our tools of the fire rescue trade in action!  There’ll even be a visit by Smokey Bear!  Light refreshments to boot! Details for the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company Annual Open … [Read more...]