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Washer and Dryer Donated!

Shortly before the end of 2018 we wrote a post asking for some help in acquiring a washer and dryer to help with cleaning our hoods and other necessary items around the firehouse. As we learn more and more about what we do as a fire department, one of the issues we face is a very high risk for cancer, part of this is from things left on our clothing and fire gear after a fire. Having a good washer and dryer around will help us clean some of the items after a fire quicker and will lessen our exposure to these cancer causing materials and particles. We were fortunate enough to get some help, we would like to thank the Penn Rod & Gun Club and Kennametal, they have come forward and helped us purchase a new washer and dryer, we would like to say thank you for their donations, we appreciate it.

Busy Week for ACVFD

The volunteers at ACVFD have been busy over the last 7 days. Responding to 17 incidents. 11 of which were in our first due. The mix of incidents included everything from a flooded basement to a reported fire and working mobile home fire. Attached are a few pictures of the incidents.

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Working Oven Fire, Frick Ave.

Station 10 and the first alarm assignment were sent to Frick Ave in our first due for a reported Oven Fire. Asst. 10-1 arrived to find nothing evident from the street. Upon doing a walk-around, the homeowner advised that they had a fire in the oven and the house was full of smoke. (more…)

We Are Asking Santa Claus for a Few Things For Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching; the end of the year is near and I know you are looking for a last-minute tax deduction. Adamsburg and Community VFD is in the need of a washer and dryer for our fire station. You may not know it but to help get our fire trucks out the door quickly we frequently have members stay overnight at the fire station or sleep there during the day, after night shift, and even come home for a week and stay at the hall. We are looking for a washer and dryer to give a good home to. The volunteers would appreciate the appliances to help keep the bunkroom, beds and their clothes clean. If you were thinking about upgrading to a new washer/dryer, but your older ones still have some life left and are in good shape it would certainly how the department and our cause out. If you are in the position to donate your used washer or dryer, want to donate new economical ones or donate cash for or towards new ones please contact us at 724-527-6250. Leave a message and we will get back to you. We can even make arrangements to pick them up if need be. We here at Adamsburg and Community VFD appreciate the support out community gives us and we would appreciate any help with this!

Fund Drive Information

A message to our residents about our fund drive: You may have received a reminder letter for our fund drive. We understand that quite a few of our residents received these after they had already sent a donation in. This was done in an error and was out of our control. The way our contracted fund drive company operates led to a delay on their part sending out these letters, which included a period of time where many of you had sent in a donation and your address did not make that list to be excluded from our second mailing. This caused not all, but some people who mailed during this gap to still get a reminder. We attempted to negate this by sending in spreadsheet of fund drive numbers in so that these addresses could be removed, however this did not happen in a complete manner. We are currently investigating what the breakdown was. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Annual Fire Prevention Visits

In the past 2 weeks Adamsburg and Community VFD has participated in many events to stress the importance of fire safety. Firefighters have visited the Fire Prevention Event at Westmoreland Mall, where Engine 10 was displayed for everyone to see. Our Firefighters also visited West Hempfield Elementary School and West Hempfield Presbyterian Church Pre-School to discuss the importance of fire safety, stressing escape plans, Stop Drop and Roll, general fire safety, and closing your bedroom door at night. (more…)