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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…)

Fund Drive Scam

PSA: Our fund drive is currently in progress and should be in your mailboxes soon if not already. We DO NOT solicit fund drive by phone and if you receive a call about a donation from an out of area phone number such as *484-281-1330*, it is not associated with Adamsburg and Community VFD and is a scam. We have been watching this continue across the area and it finally has hit ours. Please be aware that it is not us and is a SCAM.

9/11/01

Adamsburg and Community VFD would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and condolences to all the families and friends who lost a loved one on 9/11/01. We at the ACVFD would like to remind you to never forget the events on that day. These men and women did not think twice about risking their lives to help others and paid the ultimate price. For that we ask that you remember what they did and what your local Emergency Services will do for you. Posted are a few pictures that captured the events of that day. Below is a link to the names and companies of each of the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives that day.

 

 

http://www.fdnylodd.com/9-11-Never-Forget/Memorials/343-Firefighters.html

 

A prayer for the fallen

Fallen
Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in god we sought
Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.

by R. Hoffman, SSgt. USAF/MOANG, Firefighter, Rosecrans Airport, St. Joseph, Missouri

Notice from Rescue 14 E.M.S.

REPOST/Update:

Notice for Hempfield Township Residents who have an Irwin (15642) or a Jeannette (15644) zip code as well are residents of Hempfield township west of Toll 66, south of Route 30 and west of Middletown Rd. 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 and the eastern part of our service area, due to the way the postal service handles mail routes, these were inadvertently 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’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.