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Breakfast With Santa!

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The Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite local families to come and have breakfast with Santa!!

Santa will be making a stop at the ACVFD at 9:00 am on December 21st. There will be breakfast, cookies and treats handed out by Santa and his helpers.

Notice for Hempfield Township Residents who have an Irwin (15642) zip code.

Notice for Hempfield Township Residents who have an Irwin (15642) zip code. Once again, it has come to our attention that you may have received a subscription request from one of the ambulance services that neighbor the western part of Hempfield Township. Due to the way the postal service handles mail routes, these were sent to residents of Hempfield Township. Our neighbors, Rescue 14 E.M.S. are the Ambulance providers for residents of the western section of Hempfield Township, including a section of Hempfield which has a 15642 and a 15644 zip code. Rescue 14 apologizes for the confusion, however we have been unsuccesful trying to fix the issue. Rescue 14’s subscription drive will be arriving shortly. These subscriptions should only go to residents who reside in Rescue 14’s primary response area. Rescue 14 asks that you discard errant flyer and look for Rescue 14’s flyer for your yearly subscription. These should be hitting mailboxes soon.

Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Week for ACVFD

The week of Thanksgiving proved to be busy for the Volunteers at ACVFD. Our department answered 16 calls for service.

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Busy Week For the ACVFD

The ACVFD has had a busy few days. The Rescue Truck responded to 4 crashes in the last 7 days that have all been reported to have entrapment. Luckily only one of these needed an actual extrication. Firefighters from ACVFD and Herminie VFD quickly extricated one person from their vehicle in the Darragh section of our Response area. The Quint and Engine also responded to Hutchinson for the reported structure fire with entrapment. Herminie VFD arrived and rescued the lone occupant. ACVFD units assisted with laddering the roof, ventilation, and opening up. We have attached some pictures of these incidents.

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Vehicle Rescue Drill

Last night Firefighters gathered for our monthly drill. The topic for the night was vehicle rescue practice. Firefighters reviewed simple door removal, roof removal, and a 3rd door conversation. Firefighters used 2 techniques to make room for the rear seat in this 2 door SUV, one using hydraulic rescue tools and the other using an electric reciprocating saw. We have attached some pictures we took while cleaning up.

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Early Morning Vehicle Fire

Early Monday morning, ACVFD and mutual aid companies responded to Orchard St. in Arona Borough for a reported vehicle fire that was endangering a house. Chief 10 arrived to find a working vehicle fire about 20 feet from a house.

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Brush Fire Season

During the first few weeks of spring, there is a period of time where vegetation is very dry. This causes a greater risk for vegetation fires such as brush or grass. Recently the ACVFD has responded to a few incidents where this type of fire has occurred. The most recent happened on March 21st along a busy stretch of Edna Rd. Chief 10 arrived to find 3 separate small brush fires that were growing quickly. Engine 10 arrived and deployed 2 lines and water cans to quickly stop the fire spread. The Quint staged as a secondary source of water. The prior incident happened on March 15th, the Quint responded on an outside fire reported to be endangering a house in Strawpump VFD’s fire district. The Quint was given the task to pull a line and wet down some smoldering areas of vegetation and a retaining wall.

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