Easter Egg Hunt – April 19

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00 am
Please Gap Fire Company
Carnival Grounds

Grounds will open at 9:30 am

(Enter from Robinson Lane)

Children who live in our coverage area, which includes Spring Township, parts of Benner, Marion & Walker Townships; and children of our members are invited to attend.

There will be egg hunts for five different age groups:  1 to 3 years of age,  4 to 6 years of age,

7 to 9 years of age, 10 to 12 years of age, and 13 to 16 years of age.

Special Guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Please enter the Carnival Grounds from Robinson lane and follow directions for parking.

Thank you to our sponsor for this event, the Pleasant Gap Lioness Club, Kohl’s,

Jim Broyles of Tyler Fire Equipment and Magnum Broadcasting.

Lioness

Thank you!

CO Alarm in Steeplechase

At 20:45 this evening, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence in the Steeplechase development. Upon returning home, the resident heard the CO alarm sounding and evacuated the building.

Crews worked for some time to identify that the furnace was the likely source of the CO. The residence was cleared of CO with positive pressure ventilation (PPV). The homeowner was advised to contact a qualified repair company to service the furnace.

As a reminder, the right course of action if your CO alarm is sounding is to evacuate the house and call the 911 communications center. You may call the 911 emergency number, or the non-emergency number 800-479-0050.

Both our Rescue 818 and Engine/Rescue 814 have multi-gas meters, but we also need the fire fighers with air packs and other tools (like the electric fans) to reduce the CO in the house if we find it. We also brought the ambulance on the call to evaluate and treat any possible patients, and to be available to treat our firefighters if needed.

This box included Engine/Rescue 814, Ambulance 850 and Spring Twp Police.

Sprinkler Failure at The Oaks

At 01:59 early this morning, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to an automatic alarm for water flow at 300 Rachel Drive (The Oaks Retirement Community).

A firefighter and Chief 800 (L. Brungard) arrived on scene to find a sprinkler head had broken off and was flowing water at a high rate into the common living room area. Chief 800 located the water shut off in the sprinkler room and stopped the flow of water. Engine 810 arrived and crews assisted the staff with water removal to reduce the amount of water damage. Crews worked for approximate 60 minutes.

MVA with Entrapment on Harrison Road

On January 4, 2014, at 10:30 am, the Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on the 200 block of Harrison Road. Spring Township police and Assistant Chief J. Royer (803) arrived on scene and confirmed entrapment of one patient in an overturned vehicle.

Rescue 818 and Engine/Rescue 814 responded with Ambulance 850 and Medic 24. Deputy Chief T. Royer (801) assumed the command. Crew from 818 began stabilization of the vehicle with air shores and cribbing. 814’s crew charged a hose line for protection. Mixed crews continued stabilization and removal of the driver’s side door. The patient was removed from the vehicle and transferred into the care of EMS.

Units on the box included Heavy Rescue 818, Engine/Rescue 814, Ambulance 850, Medic 24, Co.8 Fire Police and Spring Township Police.

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Winter Storm Warning issued for Centre County

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 AM Saturday through 4 AM Sunday. Snow accumulations of 5-8 inches are expected. Please use caution when driving, or consider delaying travel until conditions improve.
Listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite weather source for more information on this storm.

With the chance of power outages from the storm, the Pleasant Gap Fire Company and FEMA remind you of the following cautions when using alternative heating and power:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal¬¨ burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors
  • The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
  • Call for help (911) from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

2014 Officers

The Pleasant Gap Fire Company Officers for 2014 are:

President – Rick Meyers
1st Vice President – Norm Weber
2nd Vice President – Brian Shade
Treasurer – Scott Meyers
Financial Secretary – Rick Sherettz
Recording Secretary – Gregg Heny
Trustees – Mike Smouse, Marc Burns, Clay Philips, Joe Ault, Ronnie Carlson and Clint Ripka
Fire Chief – Harold (Lou) Brungard, III
Ambulance Captain – Scott Packer
Fire Police Captain – Steve Snook

The Pleasant Gap Firemen’s Relief Association Officers for 2014 are:

President – Scott Packer
Vice President – Jeremy Royer
Secretary – Marc Burns
Treasurer – Nick Giacobe
Directors – Joe Ault, Clint Ripka, Clay Philips

Dwelling Fire in First Due

On December 6, 2013 at 22:30 hours, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a dwelling fire on the 200 block of Whitman Avenue in Pleasant Gap. Chief 801 (Breon) responded to the scene and confirmed initial reports of a fire in the basement.

Engine 810, Truck 217 and Engine-Rescue 814 responded. 810’s crew took the initial attack through the outside basement entrance, located the fire and achieved knock-down. Truck 217’s crew made access to the roof, with 810’s remaining personnel being joined by 814’s crew for advancement through the front door and down the stairs. After initial knock-down, the attack was halted due to live electrical lines until the power company could arrive and disconnect the power. Crew continued with extensive overhaul throughout one wall and the ceiling of the basement and applied foam to the affected areas to reduce the likelihood of a rekindle.

Both residents evacuated prior to the fire company’s arrival and their three cats were located. The residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross with emergency shelter and immediate needs.

Crews remained on scene until approximately 01:30 am, December 7. Units on the box included 810, 814, 217, Ambulance 851 and Spring Township Police.

Barn Fire on Witherite Road

At 0116 early this morning, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a barn fire on Witherite Road in Spring Township. The Spring Township Police Department noticed a fire with a column of smoke and a glow behind the barn.

Chief 800 responded directly to the scene and assumed the command. The fire was located and was found to be a skid-steer/bobcat style loader that was on fire inside the barn. The owner was located, who pulled the burning loader out of the barn.

Engine 810 and Engine/Rescue 814 responded along with an Engine from Company 1, a Truck from Company 2, and a tanker from Company 4.

Special thanks to the vigilance of the Spring Township Police Department for noticing this fire at an early stage of development.