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Rescue 14 E.M.S. Closes after 5 Decades.

For those that don’t know, the majority of the volunteers at Adamsburg Fire Department who currently have a career in EMS or are EMS trained started at or were currently volunteering at Rescue 14 E.M.S. Many hospitals and providers can attest, you would regularly see our firefighters on a Rescue 14 ambulance helping out in any way we could. These people, the volunteers, and the great employees that took part in this organization are what made it a great service. This is what makes it such a bittersweet day. Today marks the end of service for Rescue 14 E.M.S. The ambulance service we have worked with since its inception in 1968 is ceasing operations as of this morning. For the last 5 decades Rescue 14 has provided service to the West Hempfield Area, Adamsburg Borough and Arona Borough. Starting out as an all volunteer service, eventually transitioning to the combination service it was most recently, the service provided top notch ALS care. The service, small in size, has persevered through several tough times in its years of service, however with declining revenue, shortage of providers, and changing health care related political climate, it had become increasingly hard to support an ambulance service whose only mission is to provide quality Emergency Medical Care. The Board of Directors, seeing that it could no longer provide the the service at the level it should, made the hard decision to close. In this process, the Board met with Mutual Aid EMS, who was already the provider for the majority of Hempfield Township and made the move to integrate operations and ultimately have Mutual Aid EMS take over. The move has been organized so there will never be a lapse in coverage. We at the Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department, would like to say thank you to Rescue 14 E.M.S. and all of the employees, volunteers, board members, and the residents who supported them in anyway.We wish Mutual Aid, the best of luck in this new endeavor and plan on working closely with them just as we had with Rescue 14 E.M.S.

Busy Few Weeks for ACVFD

It has been a busy few weeks for us at ACVFD, we have had quite a few calls and managed to fit in a drill. Some of the notable ones:RIT Response to the North Hempfield section of the Township.House Fire assisting Herminie VFC.Garage Fire just outside of Arona in our first due.EMS assist turned Carbon Monoxide incident.Crash with reported Entrapment assisting Strawpump VFD.Appliance Fire on South Thompson Lane in our first due.House fire assisting Claridge VFD. We also spent time drilling on water supply, using the hydrant assist valve. We would like thank Strawpump Volunteer Fire Department for the use of their lot for this drill.


Brush Fire Dell Dr.

On Saturday June 6th Station 10 and our first alarm assignment were sent to Dell Drive for a reported brush fire endangering a house. First Arriving unit found a small bush and mulch fire with no extension. Quint 10 was ordered to wet down the area. Command held the alarm to the fire units from Station 10.


House Fire Wendel Rd.

Friday June 5th Station 10 and our first alarm assignment were sent to the 400 block of Wendel Road, for a reported House Fire. Chief 10 arrived to find a 2 story residence with smoke and flames showing from an attached 2 car garage.


ACVFD Assists with 2020 Hempfield Area Senior Walk

Yesterday Firefighters participated in the 2020 Hempfield Senior Walk. While normally this is a walk through of each school they attended, the current pandemic requires creative solutions. Instead of a walk through, students did a drive through of each school, finishing up at the high school. Firefighters took our Engine to the West Hempfield Elementary School, the Rescue to West Hempfield Middle School, and the Quint to the Hempfield Area Senior High School.


House Fire in Grapeville’s 1st Due

Friday May 22nd around 9:30 am, WCDPS sent Hempfield Township Fire units and mutual aid from the City of Jeannette Fire Department to Stevenson St. in the Grapeville section of Hempfield Township for a reported kitchen fire. First arriving units found a kitchen well involved in fire with extension to the attic. Quint 10 arrived and was assigned to overhaul, salvage, and air monitoring.