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Longer Hoselines for High-Occupancy Buildings

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

On Tuesday West Mead 1 members reviewed and practiced longer hoseline deployments into multi-family residential buildings off Arthur Street in Forest Green Estates and Woodland Heights.

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Hosebed Update for Drill

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

This past Tuesday members spent time updating the hosebed on 28-13. While the standard hoseline for residential structure fires on our engines is an 1.75" line that is capable of around 175 gpm, the department also utilizes 2.5" attack line for larger fires in commercial buildings and our larger apartment complexes.

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Structure Fire Assist to Utica

April 14th, 2018|0 Comments

At 12:11 AM West Mead 1 was dispatched with Cochranton to assist Utica with a structure fire along US 322. Engine 28-12 responded with a full crew to the scene. Department 28 spent the bulk of time on suppression and overhaul on the most damaged building, a post-frame metal garage.

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Cochranton Road Accident with Injury and Entrapment

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

At 7:06 AM West Mead #1 was dispatched with Meadville Ambulance for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injury on Cochranton Road near Wilson Chutes. Meadville Central and Cochranton were requested to assist with rescue and traffic control.

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Recruitment and Retention Seminar

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

On March 28 Fire Chief Brad Johnston and Assistant Fire Chief Craig Lauer attended a Recruitment and Retention training program hosted at Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department, with round table discussions regarding recruiting, retaining volunteers, and what drives volunteers away who already serve.

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Burning Complaint on Alden St

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

At 4:04 PM West Mead #1 was dispatched for an engine crew to respond to a reported violation of West Mead Township's burning ordinance on Alden Street. Engine 28-12 responded to the scene and found an unattended smoldering fire burning household trash and other items outside a proper container.