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Fire Prevention

Out and About in the Community

Throughout the last month the Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department has had the opportunity to interact with the community several times! ACVFD provided Fire Prevention Programs at West Hempfield Elementary School and West Hempfield Presbyterian Church Preschool. We have also participated in Halloween Parades in Greenridge, Rolling Hills and Arona Borough. The volunteers also patrolled during the Hempfield Townships halloween trick or treat hours helping to make sure everyone was safe! As firefighters, we often meet people at the worst times in their lives, the past events have given us the opportunity in a more fun and interactive way. We appreciate the invitations to these opportunities.

Rescue Participates in Hempfield Fire Prevention Night

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The Rescue and Service made the trip to Westmoreland Mall for the annual Hempfield Fire Prevention night. Members participated in a Rescue Demonstration, Recruitment, and showing off the Rescue truck. Attached are some pictures of the activities. Attached are pictures of the rescue demonstration. (more…)

17th Annual Hempfield-Greensburg Fire Prevention

 

ACVFD attended the 17th Annual Hempfield-Greensburg Fire Prevention night at Westmoreland Mall on Tuesday, October 10th. Rescue 10, Quint 10 and Gator 10 along with its support trailer, were all put on display in the parking lot for residents to view. (more…)

Fire Prevention Day at Home Depot

 

Quint 10 and Rescue 10 went to Home Depot for their annual Fire Prevention Day. The trucks were put on display for residents to view. Rescue 10 assisted Station 21 with putting on a vehicle rescue demonstration. (more…)

Photo Shoot Day 2

Can you find the fire hydrant in each of the below pictures?

  

Can you find the fire hydrants in these pictures

Can you find the fire hydrants in these pictures?

Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department wants to stress the importance of clearing away the snow from near and around the fire hydrant that is on your property or near your house.  Since the Snow Event on February 5 and 6th we have gotten 21″ or more of snow across the region.  This snow along with the plow trucks have partially or completely covered hydrants in Hempfield Township.  This can make it very hard to locate and use these hydrants in an emergency. Now today we are expecting an additional 8″ – 14″ of heavy snow which will add to the problem.  A total snow fall of +30″ will completely cover most for hydrants if not attended to. 

Every summer Adamsburg and Commnity Volunteer Fire Department makes an effort to go out and mark the roadway with a YELLOW DOT in front of each hydrant.  We do this to make sure that we can locate the hydrants in the winter if we get heavy snowfall. We ask that you as a responsible homeowner make sure to dig out the snow in the  area around these hydrants so when we need them we do not have to waste valuable time uncovering the hydrant. In an emergency every second counts, so by saving us this valuable time we can ensure your safety.  

If you can not physically uncover the hydrant on your property please ask a neighbor to assist you.  If you have no available assistance please call your local fire department so they can resolve this issue for you.   

Remember by taking the time to clear the snow from around your fire hydrant you may be saving the life and property of one of your neighbors or even your own.