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Philipsburg Fire Department Completes Specialized Training
Monday, June 9, 2008 18:00 Hours
Article by Joe Hollis
Elevator Hoistway Rescue Members of the Hope and Reliance fire companies completed a weekend of specialized training involving rescues from passenger elevators. Members learned to identify modern elevators and to identify hazards presented by elevator incidents. Training included an introduction to Phase I and Phase II firefighter’s service, size-up of conditions and securing hazards, rescuing patients from a passenger elevator car, and from the elevator hoist way.

Vehicle Fire Endangering a Dwelling
Monday, January 21, 2008 7:24 Hours
Article by Chad Baughman
Centre County transmitted box 5711 for a vehicle fire at 4602 Morgan Run Road in Boggs Township, Clearfield County. Chief 5702 arrived on the scene and reported a working vehicle fire endangering a structure. Engine 11 arrived with a crew of 5 and put in service 1 ¾” attack line and quickly contained the fire with no extension to the dwelling. Units responding on the box: Engine 11-10 and Engine 12-10.

Vehicle Accident with Entrapment
Thursday, January 17, 2008 17:55 Hours
Article by Chad Baughman
The BJW Fire Company from Clearfield County was alerted for a vehicle accident with entrapment and fire, in the area of Walker Lumber on the Clearfield-Woodland Highway. Engine-Rescue 16 responded and while en route was advised by fire department personnel on the scene confirmed a two-vehicle head on accident with entrapment but with no fire. Deputy 16 requested additional rescues, bringing a response from Hope Fire Company. Rescue 11-18 responded with a crew of 5 and was assigned the job of extricating the patients trapped in the SUV. Extrication was accomplished by removing the roof and making a third door conversion. After extrication, the patients were flown to the Altoona Trauma Center. A total of 5 patients were transported, all using air medical. Units responding on the 16 rescue box: Engine-Rescue 16, Rescue 11-18, Rescue 5, Clearfield EMS, Stat Med-Evac, Life Flight, Moshannon Valley EMS, Clearfield PSP, and Engine 15.

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