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11/25/13 - 1730

Crews took the opportunity to utilize the new Hurst Edraulic Rescue Tools tonight with extrication training at Station 1.  Members went through various scenarios, including door removal, dash lift, roof removal, as well as airbag use on a vehicle donated by Bailey's Garage. 

Units:  Engine 1, Rescue 1



7/28/2013 - 0800

After spending Saturday in the classroom, members from Brockway, Elk 4 (Horton), and Jefferson 4 (Falls Creek) headed to the Johnson property to put their classroom theory to use.  Crews spent the day working various engine compartment, passenger compartment, trunk compartment, and fully involved vehicle fires.  In total, 6 cars were burnt thorughout the day.  After class, crews returned to Brockway and cleaned hose and rigs after a muddy day of training.

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Units:  Tanker 1, Rescue 4 (Horton), Tanker 4 (Horton)



7/20/2013 - 1256

While awaiting arrival of Engine 1 for a final inspection, Station 1 was alerted to the 1-W box for a structure fire with smoke coming from the attic.  Truck 1 was quickly on the road with 4 followed by Tanker 1 and Rescue 1.  Truck 1 arrived, threw ground ladders, opened up the interior access to the attack, as well as the roof gable vents before confirming that their was no fire in the attack.  1-W was placed available and members were able to give Engine 1 a final walk-a-around before it left for Advantech for final assembly.

Units:  Truck 1, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, Engine 15 (Warsaw), Tanker 15, Engine 4 (Falls Creek), Tanker 4, Engine 71 (DuBois-Friendship), Chief 1, Deputy 1

Command:  Chief 1



7/12/2013 - 1400 hrs

Jefferson Truck 1 was requested by Elk Co to transfer to Elk Co 4 (Ridgway - Central) to cover Elk County as the only available truck due to the multiple alarm fire in Johnsonburg at the Domtar Paper Mill.   

Truck 1 remained at Elk 4 for 13hrs and assisted with a MVA before going available at 0300 hrs.  Special thanks goes out to Elk 4 for their hospitality and also to DuBois City who transfered three Engines (71, 75, and 74) to the 1 house for the duration of the transfer assignment.

Units:  Truck 1, Chief 1



6/29/2013 - 0630 hrs

Members traveled to Hamburg, NY today to check progress of Engine 1.  While there, shelving, slideouts, and toolboard locations were laid out.  Engine 1 will be heading to Advantech in the coming weeks for final assembly with an expected delivery of July 20th.  Click here for more photos.

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6/25/2013 - 19:47 hrs

Truck 1 and Clearfield Engine 75 (DuBois City - Goodwill) requested by Clearfield EMA to standby at Clearfield Co. 1 (Clearfield Boro) due to all Clearfield County aerial units working a large structure fire at the Colonial Courtyard assisted living facility.    Brockway and DuBois crews assisted Co. 1 in repacking LDH and handlines.  Truck 1 and Engine 75 remained at Co. 1 for nearly 5 hrs before being placed available by Clearfield Chief 1

Units:  Truck 1, DuBois Engine 75

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6/24/2013 - 14:28 hrs

Truck 1 and Rescue 1 requested mutual aid to Elk Co. 7 (Horton Township) to assist in removing a fall patient from the roof of a single story dwelling.  The patient was cutting a fallen tree from his roof when he fell and was unable to descend his ladder from the roof.  Truck and Rescue crew threw multiple ground ladders and assisted Elk Co. 7 & and EMS with patient removal.

Units:  Truck 1, Rescue 1

Command:  Chief 1

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6/15/2013 - 1700 hrs

Members from Station 1 traveled to DuBois City for the Community Days Parade celebrating 125 years of service for the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department.  Truck 1 took 1st place for best appearing/equipped aerial while Brush 1 placed 2nd for best appearing/equipped brush unit.

Units:  Truck 1; Brush 1


06/05/2013 - 1000 hrs

Construction of Engine 1 is well underway with an antipated delivery date of late June 2013. 

2012 E-One Typhoon
1500 GPM/750   GAL
6 Man Cab
1000' LDH
(2) 200' 1.75" Crosslays
(1) 300' 2.5" Rear Preconnect (Attack Line)
(1) 300' 3" Rear Preconnect (Blitzgun)


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6/2/2013

Members from Brockway, Pine Creek, Falls Creek, DuBois City, and Sandy Township particpated in a Bus Rescue class hosted by BVHC.  Members spent 8hrs on Saturday reviewing theory and methods in the classroom, then spent Sunday putting the classroom training to the test.  A special thanks goes out to the Holt family for donating a bus for the class.

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Firefighter Close Calls

2013 Monthly Alarms

Month Fire
MVA Total
Jan 1
4
11
Feb 1
2
9
Mar 0
4
6
April 0
2
12
May 0
0
6
June 0
2
19
July 3
3
17
Aug 0
1
8
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Oct


Nov


Dec


Total 5
18
88

Yearly Alarms

Year
Fire
MVA
Total
2013
5
18
88
2012 11
44
143
2011

124
2010

112
2009

91
2008

96

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