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Scanner Feed Down Time

June 15, 2015, 12:43:49 PM CCF Administrator

Attention scanner feed listeners, the computer which provides the streaming audio feed is currently undergoing an upgrade, this upgrade will be done in several phases over the next few days and will result in system downtime. The upgrade includes a hard drive replacement, update from Windows 98 to Windows 7, and updated streaming software and audio setup. Unfortunately no down time estimate or schedule can be provided, our apologies for the inconvenience.

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Pa. Firefighters to be Featured on New Reality TV Show

June 02, 2015, 05:19:16 PM oldtimer#3

State College Spikes First Responders Night‏

May 28, 2015, 12:13:39 PM CCF Administrator

First Responders Night is Friday, July 3rd. The night is centered around honoring all Fire, Police, and EMTs in the area before the game, and throughout the night. After the game there will be a great fireworks display honoring the First Responders, and then all children under 12 are able to run the bases. Information flyer and picnic order form attached below.

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Edward Blake “Keppy” Kephart

May 18, 2015, 03:55:23 PM oldtimer#3

It is with a sad heart that I pass this information along.

Edward Blake “Keppy” Kephart 75 of Brookville Pa. passed away May 15, 2015 after a well fought battle with cancer.

Keppy retired from the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources as a foreman and forest fire inspector. During his employment, he enjoyed his interactions dressed as Smokey Bear, teaching children and families about forest conservation efforts.

He was a Lifetime member of the Moshannon Forest Fire Fighter’s Association, the Goshen Township Sportsmen’s Association as well as the Sigel Sportsmen’s Association.

Anyone who was involved in Forest “Brush” firefighting service in the Clearfield, Jefferson, Centre, Elk , Indiana, Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Clinton and Cameron County areas...pretty much all of central Pa in the 1960's through the 1980's, would remember his cheerful demeanor and smiling face.

Born on September 3, 1939 in Clearfield Pa. he is survived by his wife, Patricia ( Keith ) Kephart, whom he married on March 6, 1993, two daughters and one son: Lisa A. (David) Shifter, Clearfield; Edward G. Kephart, Clearfield; and Tammy (Roger) McGee, Mahaffey. He is also survived by two stepsons: Timothy (Jennifer) Keith, Brookville, and Brian (Laura) Keith, Lykens; a brother, Arthur (Charlotte) Kephart, Woodland; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Beth (Kephart) Lytle, and a brother who passed away at birth.

Internment will take place Monday May 18, 2015 in the Eden Cemetery, Goshen Township, Clearfield Co. Pa.

Rest in peace brother.

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University Park Airport Triennial Exercise ARFF Training Opportunity‏

May 15, 2015, 12:07:09 PM CCF Administrator

As part of the Triennial Full-Scale Exercise at the University Park Airport, West Virginia University Extension is bringing in their mobile ARFF training unit. The unit consists of a 1350 sq ft pit fire, cabin fire, brake fire, and engine fire. The Airport has been very nice and is allowing the volunteer fire service to participate in the ARFF training. The class is approximately 3 to 4 hours long and all those participating must be interior firefighter qualified and conform to the facial hair policy of the PA State Fire Academy. The firefighter is responsible to bring full turnout gear and scba for the class. The class dates and times are as follows:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
0800
1300

Thursday, May 28, 2015
0800
1300
1800

Friday, May 29, 2015
0800
1300
1800

If you would like to participate please send an email ( wgs101@psu.edu ) to reserve your seat prior to the class. Please keep in mind that all seats are on a first-come first-served basis and if you sign up for a seat we are requesting that you promptly show up for the training. The class will be held at the University Park General Aviation Terminal.

This is a link to the trainer: http://fireservice.ext.wvu.edu/programs/Aircraft_Rescue_Firefighting

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Hose, Ladder and Aerial Testing‏

May 13, 2015, 06:11:26 PM CCF Administrator

The Centre Region Fire Protection Program, on behalf of the Alpha Fire Company, will again be arranging for Hose, Aerial and Ladder Testing for those fire companies interested. Hose testing for 2015 is scheduled for the week of July 20, 2014.

Hose testing for 2015 will be conducted by the same company “Maintenance Unlimited” as last year.  Maintenance Unlimited will unload all hose from apparatus, test hose, and replace hose with your hose load style with what they describe as being “Parade Ready Finish.”  You will receive both a paper and electronic description of all hose testing results such as:  Hose Brand, Date of Manufacturer, Unique I.D. Number, Hose Condition and test status (Pass or Fail). The cost of hose testing is the same as last year and is twenty-eight cents (0.28) a foot.

Both Ground and Aerial Ladder testing will also be conducted in 2015, as has been the case for the past eight years Aerial Testing Company (Herman Fayola) will be doing all testing.  The cost again is the same as last year and is as follows:

Aerial Device -- $1225.00
Ground Ladder -- $45.00

Plus the cost of any required labels or heat decals.  Ladder and Aerial testing will occur during the week of August 3, 2015

If you are interested in participating in any of the above bulk purchases please contact Francis (Rusty) Schreiner by email at fschreiner@CentreRegionFire.com or by telephone at 814-237-4127 Office; 814-574-6993 Cell.  Please note new email address.  Please provide estimated feet of hose to be tested or number of apparatus to be tested.

Final date to be included in group purchase is June 30, 2015

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