11/25/13 - 1730
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
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.
Click here for more photos of the training.
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
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
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
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.
6/25/2013 - 19:47 hrs
Units: Truck 1, DuBois Engine 75
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
6/15/2013 - 1700 hrs
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
2012 E-One Typhoon
1500 GPM/750 GAL
6 Man Cab
(2) 200' 1.75" Crosslays
(1) 300' 2.5" Rear Preconnect (Attack Line)
(1) 300' 3" Rear Preconnect (Blitzgun)
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.