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Chain Saw Safety

August 19, 2015, 07:36:15 PM cvgtrapper

The Westover Area Vol. Fire Co. will be hosting
Chain Saw Safety
Sunday, November 01
Lunch Provided
No Cost for the Class
Must be 18 to take class

For more information or to register for this class please call 814-743-5319 or email station_45@yahoo.com

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August 14, 2015, 10:31:04 AM Paramedic 25-15

VFIS EVDT(EVOC) for Fire/EMS at Centre Lifelink EMS

Taught through the VFIS program, the EVDT program is designed for EMS/Fire/Rescue personnel who plan to drive any sort of emergency vehicle or apparatus. This course consists of classroom and driving time including a competency course.  Participants from outside of LifeLink are asked to bring a vehicle to drive for testing. We routinely accommodate larger engine/truck company apparatus. The VFIS EVDT course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to meet the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) requirement necessary to obtain EMSVO certification.

Course Date:
Weds & Thurs Sept. 23rd & 24th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday Sept 27th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  125 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801
(Must attend ALL dates)

Cost:  $100.00 (NO CHARGE for CREST or LifeLink Members)
Con ED: This course consists of didactic and practical skills and will be taught as classroom and on a skills course totaling 12.5 hours "other" CEU.

Course flyer attached. Visit our website or email training@centrelifelink.com for info or to register.

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NIOSH Fire Boot Study‏

August 12, 2015, 05:45:43 PM CCF Administrator

Volunteers Wanted - Determining Tolerance Ranges for Firefighter Boots Accommodation

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to participate in a research study to determine tolerance ranges for firefighter boots accommodation conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with DIApedia, LLC. The study visits will be conducted at a date and time we schedule with you at a convenient location. Male participants must be active firefighters. Female participants do not need to be firefighters.

During the 1.5 hour visit, we will measure your foot length and width, take a 3D scan of your feet and lower leg using a commercially available white light foot scanner, and measure the range of movement of both ankles.  We will measure your height, weight, and waist circumference.  We will ask you to select a fire boot size and put on and take off the fire boots while we time you.  We will ask you to fill out a comfort questionnaire while wearing the boots sitting and after a series of short physical tasks while wearing the boots.  These tests will be repeated for 2 additional sizes of fire boots. You may decide to stop at any time. Your decision to terminate the testing will not affect your future relationship with NIOSH.

For every person that is tested, $15 will be donated to the department.

You must (1) be greater than 18 years of age (2) have a foot size between 8.5 and 12.5 for men or 7 and larger for women (3) have the ability to walk in a circle, up a flight of stairs, and over small objects and (4) have the ability to follow the study protocol and give informed consent.

You must not have (1) an allergy to any of the boot materials (2) walk with a visible limp or need to use aids like a cane or walker when you walk or (3) any condition in the opinion of the study's investigators that would affect your ability to complete study procedures.

To participate in this survey, please contact:

Zach Schreckengost
(814) 234-0700
270 Walker Drive
Suite 207E
State College, PA 16801

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Clinton County Station 21 Ambulance for sale

July 27, 2015, 09:26:27 AM piercedash17

I went past Clinton County Station 21 and saw on of their ambulances are for sale. I don't know if it's 21-82, 21-83, or 21-84. I don't know if they the price or anything but if any companies are willing to buy it they will have to stop by the station. They took of all the sticker so I couldn't see which one it was. So if any fire companies want an ambulance, you better hurry to station7/21.  :D

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Firefighter 1 Skills Enhancement

July 26, 2015, 11:43:44 AM cvgtrapper

The Westover Area Vol. Fire Company will be hosting
Firefighter 1 Skills Enhancement

August 18
August 25
August 27
September 2
September 10
September 21
September 28
October 5

All Classes run from 6:00 10:00

Bill Cornell, Instructor

No cost for the class

The FFI test at the Cambria County Fire School is Oct  9 & 10

For more information or to register for any of these classes please call 814-743-5319 or email station_45@yahoo.com

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Extreme Firefighter Close Call Video

July 21, 2015, 07:04:06 PM CCF Administrator

This video is of an incident that happened about a year ago-but is excellent for all of our training. You'll see a relatively small dwelling with an obvious working fire in the rear. As companies were setting up, they found a stripped hydrant, the IC strikes the second right away, crews find a second source, companies go to work etc.

The IC assigned a Captain to handle fire attack and the Captain did as ordered. As he approached the dwelling, San Bernadino Fire Captain Greg Gallagher was struck in the helmet by a powerline line but thankfully did not suffer any injury.

Take a look-another excellent training opportunity that we can all learn from.

Check out the video:

Close Call. No Injury. Chance To Learn. A Good Day.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 7/20/20915-1400 Hours

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