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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.


A prayer for the 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

Winter Storm MVC with Entrapment 12-402


Rescue 10, Rescue 2 and Station 320 were activated into 61 district for a MVC with entrapment with pole and wires down.  Chief 61 arrived with Rescue 61 and reported a salt truck had sheared a power pole and the driver was unable to get out of the vehicle due to the possibility of live wire in contact with the truck. A WPPCO representative arrived and deemed the situation safe for the driver to move the truck away from the pole. Mutual Aid companies assisted Station 61 with traffic control until released


House Possibly Struck By Lightning

Quint 10, Engine 10, Rescue 10, Special Service 10, and Squad 10 Responded To Brush Creek Road For A Reported House Fire. Chief 3 arrived to find a (more…)


Heavy winds in the area brought several incidents to our first due and surrounding areas. ACVFD answered 2 calls this evening, the first at 202 Sewickly Ave. for a reported electrical fire. Quint , Engine , and Service 10  handled this incident. All units were assigned to staging and released within a minute. Shortly after this incident the ACVFD handled a tree down blocking Ladysmith road near the border of our first due area. Engine 10 and Rescue 10 handled this large tree. Firefighters made quick work of the tree (more…)

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.

10-0035 :: Motor Vehicle Collision

Incident # 10-0035
Date: 02-05-2010
Location: Brush Creek Road, Hempfield Township 

Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Brush Creek Road, Hempfield Township.  Upon arrival found one vehicle that slid on snow covered roads into another vehicle. No injuries were reported in this collision. 

This is the second heavy snow fall of the season and travel is hazardous.  6″-14″ of snow is expected across the region in the next 24 hours.  Since travel will be hazardous, and we ask that you stay home until Penn DOT and the Hempfield Department of Public Works is able to make travel safe again.   (more…)