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Rapid Intervention


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

RIT response into 65’s first due


Rescue 10 and Rescue 104 were activated for the Rapid Intervention Team, into North Hempfield St.65 for a working structure fire, the RIT team setup equipment on the Alpha/Delta side of the structure, thankfully the RIT team was not needed and were released by Chief 65 a few hours later.

RIT Response To The 104 District


Rescue 10 responded as part of the working fire alarm to the Fort Allen section of the Township. Rescue 10 arrived and was assigned to RIT staging next to Tower 26. Also part of the RIT on the alarm, was Rescue 34 (Crabtree), who arrived and was assigned to RIT Staging. (more…)

RIT Response Into 57 District

Rescue 10 was Activated to Respond With Its Rapid Intervention Team to Assist Irwin Station 57 For A Working Structure Fire At A Single Family Dwelling. Rescue 10 Was Assisted By Squad 104 Who Also Makes Up Hempfield Twp RIT Team. Thankfully The (more…)

RIT Response to North Hempfield

The Hempfield Township RIT team (The Rescue truck and Fort Allen Rescue 104) were sent to the North Hempfield section of the township to assist Station 65 with a Commercial Structure Fire. (more…)

09-0318 :: RIT Call

Incident # 09-0318
Date: 11-4-09
Location: Route 819, Hempfield Township

09-813-mainAdamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire.  ACVFD responded with Fort Allen VFD to assist with RIT (Rapid Intervention).  RIT is established on working fires and allows for a specific group of fire fighters (more…)