2015 Carnival

The Pleasant Gap Fire Company Carnival will be held between 22-July and 25-July

Details follow:

  • Wednesday 22-July:
    • DJ Troy Breon will be playing your favorites
    • Kids Night — free hotdog and 12 oz soda for kids 12 and under.
  • Thursday 23-July:
    • Pleasant Gap Parade. Parade route is from the Elementary school on Main Street to Mack Ave to the carnival grounds. Line-up is at the Elementary School at 5:00
    • Following the parade, the Bellefonte Area High School Marching Band will play on the stage.
  • Friday 24-July:
    • Velveeta to take the stage at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 25-July:
    • Hybrid Ice to Play at 7:00 PM
    • Baked goods auction starts at 6:30
    • $3,500 Total Raffle drawing at 11:00 (you need not be present to win)
  • Every night:
    • Chicken BBQ starting at 4:00. Chicken sells out quickly, so come early
    • Food stands are open by 6:00

Motor Vehicle Accident on the Interstate

January 9th 2015 at 8:57 AM, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Interstate 99 South at the 81.8 mile marker.

PGFD FF Nick Giacobe arrived on scene minutes later to find one pick up truck rolled over in the median with one patient entrapped and one patient ejected and PA State Police already on scene. A FF/Paramedic from Bellefonte was also on scene attending to the entrapped patient.

Chief 800 arrived and assumed the command. Engine/Rescue 114 and Heavy Rescue 818 arrived and crews focused on the extrication of the entrapped patient. Extrication included a full-door removal.

Both patients were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center via ground ambulance.

Units on the box included Rescue 818, Engine/Rescue 114, Ambulance 8, Ambulance 26, Ambulance 25, Medic 24 and PSP.




2014 Parade Winners

Congratulations to the following Parade winners:

Best Appearing Engine (10 years or newer) —  Boalsburg Fire Company  311

Best Appearing Engine ( 10 years or older) —  Logan Fire Company  111

Best Appearing Engine/Rescue —  Centre Hall Fire Company  414

Best Appearing Rescue — Nittany Valley Fire Company  17-62

Best Appearing Aerial Truck —  Undine Fire Company Quint  227

Best Appearing Tanker — Alpha Fire Company  519

Best Appearing Brush Truck — Port Matilda Fire Company  1526

Best Appearing Special Unit — Bellefonte EMS  2668

Best Appearing Ambulance —  Port Matilda EMS  2751

Best Appearing Pierce Apparatus — Alpha Fire Company  527

Fire Apparatus Traveling the Longest Distance — Treasure Lake Fire Company Utility 35

Oldest Antique Fire Apparatus — Howard Fire Company  1418

Judges Choice Award — Fame EMS Rehab 12

Thank you to everyone who came out to the parade.

A Special Thank you to Glick Fire Company for their Sponsorship.



Thanks for the Memories

The fireworks show on Saturday was AWESOME !

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Thank you to Dan Barker & FireOne Pyrotechnics Management, Inc.

for the awesome show.

Thank you to our other sponsors and contributors:

Spring Township

Chante Hill Farm

JT Photography

QWik Rock & Magnum Broadcasting

And THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our Fire Company at our annual carnival.

2014 Raffle Winners

The winners of the 2014 Money Raffle were announced at the carnival grounds after the fireworks this past Saturday. They are:

  • 3rd Place – Sean Heverly of Bellefonte, PA
  • 2nd Place – Kathy Stank of Millmont, PA
  • 1st Place – Jean Vonada of Zion, PA

Congratulations to all of the winners. We look forward to seeing you all again at the carnival next year!

Fireworks Show – Additional Carnival Information

Saturday, July 26, Pleasant Gap will be rocked by the thunder of the

Centennial Fireworks show.  The aerial show will be displayed from the field next

to the Carnival Grounds.  The best location to see the show will be on the Carnival

Grounds.  So come early to get a parking spot.  Enjoy the sights and sounds

of our Annual Carnival.  Chicken B-B-Q will be available at 4:00 pm. The Carnival

rides will fire up at 6:00 pm as well as the remainder of the food stands.

Join in the bidding for some of the finest baked goods around at our

Old Fashion Baked Goods Auction starting at 6:30 pm.

Hybrid Ice is on stage at 7:30 pm. The band will pause for the fireworks show

at 10:00 pm.  The raffle drawing for the money prizes will be at 11:00 pm.

Stop by our Centennial Booth for Centennial commemoratives available for purchase.

Items available include mugs, glassware, patches, t-shirts, Centennial Book and Pottery.

Thank you to the fireworks show sponsors: Spring Township and Fire One Pyrotechnics.

A Special Thank you to Chante Hill Farm in helping to make this show possible.

Thank you to Magnum Broadcasting as our Centennial Sponsor and for providing the simulcast of

the music to the fireworks on 105.9 QWik Rock .


A Successful Community Day Event

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Community Day a success.

Thank you to the B-B-Q Chicken cooks, the folks who baked for the Bake Sale, and to everyone who participated in the event.

The Chicken B-B-Q and Bake Sale was enjoyed by everyone who participated.  The children’s activities included the bounce houses, the Fireman’s Game, Balloon Animals, Smokey the Bear, Sparky, Ike the Spike, and the coloring contest were a big hit. 

And, The weather held out to almost the very end.

Our Community Day Sponsors:

HealthSouth Nittany Valley

Pennwood Home & Hearth

Magnum Broadcasting

and our Contributors: 

Alpha Fire Company, Bellefonte Community Band, Best Event Rental, Boalsburg Fire Company,

Coca Cola, Curtzee Food Service, Giant, Grandville Hollow Pottery, King Printing,

Memories by JT Photography, Nittany Wildland Firefighters & Smokey the Bear,  Oasis Showrooms, 

PennDOT, Penn State Football, Pleasant Gap Women’s Club, Renova Fire Company & Sparky,

Seven Mountains EMS, Spring Township Police Department,

State College Spikes & Ike, Uncle “B’s” Balloon Creations and “Us 5″

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Thank You to Pastors Thomas Osif, Kevin Shock & Robert Dornan and

the Alpha Fire Company Honor Guard for participation in the Memorial Service.


A Special Thank You to the members of

“Us 5″

for their melodic renditions of the National Anthem & Amazing Grace.

The raffle winners are:

Spikes Ticket Package – Connie Bair-Holt,

Penn State Footballs – Kaitlyn Snook

Grandville Hollow Pottery – Susan Hagg

Door Prize winner:

Oasis $100 Gift Certificate – Robert Silvis

Coloring Contest Winners:

$15 Gift Card – Juliet Pope & Breanna Dickey

$10 Gift Card – Elisa Shadow & Peper Meyers


Thank You.

Community Day – June 8

Centennial Celebration

Community Day

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Noon to 4:00 pm

Carnival Grounds

475 Robinson Lane

(Enter from Robinson Lane)

Activities include: A Memorial Service – 12:00 Noon

Bellefonte Community Band Concert – 2:00 pm

Children’s Activities – 12:30 to 4:00 pm

Activities include bounce house, coloring contest, Balloon Animals by Uncle Brian,
Pictures with Smokey the Bear and Ike the Spike, & various children’s games.

JT Photography will be available to take your picture, if you forget your camera.

Child Safety Seat Inspection by Spring Twp. P.D.

Chicken B-B-Q, $8.00 each – 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, roll & butter.

Chicken B-B-Q available only by advanced tickets sales, by May 23, 2014.

Tickets available at: Titan Federal Credit Union, Pennwood Home & Hearth,

The Village Eating House, Ed Rose Barber Shop

or any Pleasant Gap Fire Company Member.

Baked Goods, Desserts & Beverages will also be available.

Thank you to our sponsors and contributors:

Health South Nittany Valley, Pennwood Home & Hearth, Pleasant Gap Women’s Club,

King Printing, State College Spikes, Grandville Hollow Pottery, Best Event Rental,

Alpha Fire Company, Boalsburg Fire Company, Giant, Spring Township Police,

Nittany Wildland Firefighters & Smokey the Bear

and Magnum Broadcasting.

Part-Time and Full-Time Paid EMT Positions

We are currently accepting applications for Part-Time and Full-Time Emergency Medical Technicians.  To be considered for a paid position with our service, an applicant should meet the qualifications below:

  • PA EMT-B
  • CPR/Pro/Healthcare Provider with AED
  • Hazmat Operations level
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
  • Valid driver’s license

Recommended: At least 12 months verifiable service as a crew chief (primary responsibility for patient care) on a BLS service in either paid or volunteer status.

The application for employment can be found here:


Return the application via U.S. Mail to:

Ambulance Committee
Pleasant Gap Fire Company
475 Robinson Lane
Pleasant Gap, PA  16823

or via email to amb-comm@fire8.com

The Pleasant Gap Fire Company’s ambulance is staffed by volunteers, full-time and part-time paid staff.  As such, we are what is known as a “Combination Service”.  Our ambulances are crewed by a mixture of paid and volunteer staff members who perform job duties according to their training and certification levels as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Management of our EMS Service is performed by volunteers, with an Ambulance Captain, several Assistant Ambulance Captains and an Ambulance Committee of several fire company members who handle governance and oversight of the service.

If you have questions, you can email the Ambulance Committee at amb-comm@fire8.com

Centennial Banquet

Tonight, members of the Pleasant Gap Fire Company gathered at the Mountain View Country Club for a very special 100th Anniversary version of our annual banquet. Over 190 people attended, including volunteer members of the company, paid EMS staff, spouses and their guests. We were honored to have some of our friends from neighboring companies in attendance as well.

For our centennial, we received special proclamations from Congressman Glenn Thompson, PA State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, and PA State Senator Jake Corman, and all three of our County Commissioners. We also heard some very nice words of thanks and appreciation from township representatives of Spring, Benner and Walker Townships. Our speaker tonight was PA Fire Commissioner Ed Mann whose message was to “remember our history” – very fitting for our 100th anniversary.

As we look backwards, tonight, members received a book of photographs, stories and information about our fire company’s history. This book was the result of countless hours of work by Fire Company Member Gregg Heny and the financial support of several local business sponsors.

We took a moment tonight honor Gary Royer, who has served as our fire chief for the past 20 years. We presented him with a commemorative plaque as a small token of our appreciation for his leadership and look forward to his continued involvement in our fire company.

As we turned over the reigns to the new chief, Lou Brungard, we did so in typical Pleasant Gap style, by giving him a hard time tonight about his picture in yesterday’s Centre Daily Times. Thanks Commissioner Mann for helping us with that! Commissioner Mann also presented us with a proclamation from Governor Tom Corbett and our “Participating Department” certificate and decals.

This year’s Ambulance Volunteer Award went to Marc Burns. The Ambulance Paid Staff Award went to Chris Hockenberry. The Fire Police award went to Gary Royer. The Community Award went to Swartz Fire and Safety. Gene Jacobs received his Life Member pin tonight. Rick Sherretz received the President’s Award. Tom Shade received a special “Teamwork” award for his service to the company and many years as our financial secretary and in many other capacities over they years.

Special thanks to Alpha Fire Company, Undine Fire Company and Centre LifeLink EMS for staffing our station tonight.

You can view a few pictures from our banquet at https://www.facebook.com/pgfd8/posts/611901098897547

… and now, on to the next 100 years!