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ACVFD Conducts A Local HAZMAT Drill

On June 7th the ACVFD conducted a HAZMAT drill on a local farm in our first due. Firefighters used continuing in house training along with classroom training to identify a potential issue at a local farm. A commonly used chemical to fertilize farm land was the target of the drill. Firefighters from the ACVFD, Strawpump, Westmoreland City, Herminie, and High Park VFD came together to rescue a victim caught in a simulated chemical leak. These firefighters along with the Westmoreland County Hazmat Team, Murrysville Medic One Support Unit, Rescue 14 EMS, North Huntingdon EMS, Hempfield Township Emergency Management Team worked for 3 hours to successfully complete the simulation.


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Chief Thoma and the ACVFD would like to thank the Farm Owner for providing the opportunity for us to train. We would also like to thank all of the Firefighters, EMS Crews, the Hazmat Team and all other agencies involved for taking time to train and hone their skills with us.

Reported ATV Fire RT 136


Station 10 was dispatched to the area across from the Log Cabin Tire on Rt. 136 for a reported ATV on fire 1 mile back in the wooded area. Units arrived to find a plume of black smoke back in the woods. Continue reading →

Reported House Fire in High Park’s First Due


Station 10 was activated as part of the first alarm assignment to respond to Boxer Ridge Lane for a reported house fire. Chief 104 arrived to find an incorrectly addressed mobile home with about 40% involvement in fire. Chief 61 directed Engine 104┬áto make the treacherous drive back the approximately 600 foot muddy driveway. Quint 10 arrived and was assigned to send its crew forward to assist 104 with fire attack. Continue reading →

Station Responds to Another Brush Fire Along The Turnpike

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Station 10 was activated by Asst. 2-1 to assist with a Brush Fire that had extended off of the PA turnpike near the Liberty Rd. Overpass. The Engine, Service, Squad, Gator, and the Quint responded. Continue reading →

Station Empties for the Reported Chimney Fire in Madison


Station 10 was activated as part of the first alarm assignment to Main St. in Madison for the reported Chimney Fire. The Quint, Engine, and Rescue responded. The Quint arrived and was given the Alpha-Bravo┬ácorner to set up. Continue reading →

Brush Fire PA Turnpike


The Engine was requested by Station 2 to standby at the interchange for 2 reported Brush Fires on the PA turnpike at the 71 and 73 mile marker. Units from Station 2 arrived at the 71 mile marker with a several acre brush fire that had made it off of turnpike property. Continue reading →