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Scanner Down Since 3/30/16 ??

April 06, 2016, 11:18:15 AM giacobe

Just curious -- can anyone provide an update about the scanner feed?  Seems like it has been down since the end of last month.'


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Hanover PA, FF LODD

March 12, 2016, 03:29:42 PM CCF Administrator

Tragic report out of Hanover (PA) as a Firefighter responding and driving apparatus to a mutual aid working house fire, suffered a medical emergency. The apparatus left the road but no others were injured.

Our sincere condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace, Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

The Secret List 3-12-2016-1215 hours

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2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant

March 10, 2016, 01:30:58 AM CCF Administrator

The application period will open March 7 for a grant made available through Section 10(b)3 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (Volunteer Fire Assistance). All applications must be electronically submitted by 4:00 pm on May 19, 2016. Applications can be found at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us, DCNR’s E-Grants website.

Section 10(b)3 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, as amended by the Forest Stewardship Act of 1990, authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide financial, technical and other assistance to state foresters or other appropriate officials in cooperative efforts to organize, train and equip local forces in rural areas or communities under 10,000 population to prevent, control and suppress fires which threaten human life, livestock, wildlife, crops, pastures, orchards, woodlands, farmsteads, or other improvements in rural areas. The key objectives of this program are to save lives and protect property in unprotected or inadequately protected rural areas. Therefore, the selection of the participating agencies must be based on vulnerability and the adequacy of existing fire protection.

This is a cost-share program. Financial assistance on any project during any fiscal year cannot exceed 50% of the actual expenditures including expenditures of local, public and private nonprofit organizations participating in the agreement.

The maximum grant we will consider for the 2016 program is $7,500 ($15,000 total project) per Fire Company.

(Official DCNR Announcement Attached)

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Wildland Fire Training

March 09, 2016, 11:47:00 AM CCF Administrator

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
Basic Wildland Firefighter (PA-130)
Wildland Fire Observations and Origin and Scene Protection for the First Responder (FI-IIO)

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of Forestry, in conjunction with the Winburne Volunteer Fire Company (Clearfield Station 18), will be hosting wildland firefighter training. The courses to be offered will be the Basic Wildland Firefighter (PA-130), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190) and Wildland Fire Observations and Origin and Scene Protection for the First Responder and all classroom portions will be held at the Winburne Volunteer Fire Company fire station in Winburne. All classes will begin at 1800 hours unless otherwise noted.

The course dates are:

March 21, 2016 (S-190—4 hours)
March 26, 2016 ***0800 Hours Start***
(S-190 (Completion/Exam), (PA-130 Classroom)
April 2, 2016 ** *0800 Hours Start* **
(PA-130 Classroom Completion/Field Day and Exam)
April 4, 2016 (Fl-110—4 hours)
April 18, 2016 (Fl-110—Completion)

Any questions regarding the training can be directed to Harold David at 814-592-2064, or the Moshannon State Forest District Office at 814-765-0821.

We appreciate your willingness to assist the Bureau of Forestry with wildland fire suppression, and look forward to seeing you at this vital training.

(Flyer Attached)

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CART Free Training and Lunch

March 09, 2016, 10:17:43 AM CCF Administrator

The Centre County Animal Response Team (CART) would like to you invite you to a FREE training and lunch

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Centre County Grange Fair Grounds
Weather: Rain or shine

Tentative agenda includes, but not limited to:  Learning how to set up a Rescue Glide and Becker Sling, Small and Large Animal First Aid, ICS/NIMS/Hazmat Refresher, Rabbit Handling, and more exciting things to come! Other suggested training ideas are welcome. More details to come.

For questions or more details, please contact: Jennifer Johnson, Centre CART Coordinator at 717 – 443 – 1181 or email at jenjohnson@pa.gov or visit our website at www.pasart.us and click on County Information.

(Flyer Attached)

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Full Hazmat Operations Course (EMS Oriented)

March 03, 2016, 01:49:34 PM Paramedic 25-15

Centre LifeLink EMS will host an 'EMS oriented' Full Hazmat Operations (20-Hour) Level course at our station in State College.

The class will be held on April 10th and 24th from 8am-6pm.  Students must attend BOTH dates to complete the course.

The cost for non Lifelink or CREST staff is $50.

Please RSVP to training@centrelifelink.com if you would like to enroll in the class.

The course flyer is also attached.

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