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THREE MILE ISLAND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION TEST TODAY

Thursday, June 28, 2012  Wondering why the sirens are going off Thursday? All 96 emergency notification sirens in the 10-mile radius around Three Mile Island (TMI) Generating Station will be sounded for three minutes on July 28 starting at 1215. 



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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE STOUT FAMILY

Bob and his wife Kimberly

Bob and his wife Kimberly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012  The Staff at CentralPABravest and FireFighter-Fit send our thoughts and prayers to the Stout family.

Bob Stout, Chief 29 lost his wife Kimberly to a long battle with cancer. Kim was an active member at the Halifax Fire Company in Dauphin County where Bob is currently the Chief and the Dauphin County Hazmat Team. The Stout family is very dedicated to public service and has inspired, mentore... [ more ]  

 

 

THIS IS FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK

Firefighter health and safety week

Thursday, June 21, 2012  Check out this video from a local Chief.......be careful out there Brothers and Sisters, this video sums it all up! 

 

 
 

FLAG DAY 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012  Thanks to the Lancaster Bureau of Fire in Lancaster City, PA for sending us a few shots of their American Pride on Flag Day 2012! 

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY WE LOST A BROTHER FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Saturday, June 2, 2012 

A year ago today, Lieutenant Vincent Perez and Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Valerio of the San Francisco Fire Department were injured in the line of duty and subsequently succumbed to those injuries.  On this day in June of 2011at 10:45 AM, Box 8155 was sounded for a reported single family dwelling fire at 133 Berkley Way. 



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THANK YOU!

Monday, May 28, 2012 

It’s simple, we can enjoy this long weekend off with our families because of the sacrifices of our armed forces! Thank You to all of our men and woman who served and gave their lives so we could live in peace in our wonderful country! 



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DETERGENT SUICIDE IN SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY

Thursday, May 17, 2012  CASE SUMMARY
On 05/03/12 around 1000 am Swatara Township Police and Fire (49, 41, 40) along with Lifeteam were dispatched to the Super 8 Hotel off of Eisenhower Boulevard for a barricaded person involving hazardous materials. When police and fire arrived we found a 2 story hotel with all guests evacuated except a suicidal person on the second floor of the hotel. There was distinct “spoiled egg” odor in the hotel and just outside the hotel.
The scene was immedia... [ more ]  

 

 

FIREMAN BLAKE APPLETON PASSES AWAY TODAY

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 

It is with great sadness that I report 9 year old Blake Appleton has lost his battle with cancer, and has joined the other angels in heaven. Blake was a fighter all the way to the end. A man among men. Never did he give in or give up. His mother conveyed to me the importance of the trip to New York City and his new found Fire Department friends. I feel humbled to have been a part of the team that wa... [ more ]  

 

 

RESTORED FIRE HYDRANT FUND-RAISER

Saturday, May 12, 2012  Reading City Fire Dept, PA--‐Area Fire Museum Restoration Specialist Ralph Bascelli is selling this restored fire hydrant to benefit the Fire Museum as well as cancer--‐stricken Reading City Fire Chief Ron Wentzel.

The price is $400 You can contact Ralph at rjbascelli... [ more ]  

 

 

IN MEMORY OF A TRAGIC LOSS 5 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Friday, May 4, 2012  Five years ago today 3 young brothers of the the local fire community lost their lives in a tragic accident. Take time to remember this tragic loss of our three young brothers today.


Rest Easy Brothers and hope you are catching some good jobs up there! 

 

 

 

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY ST LOUIS LOST TWO BROTHERS

Thursday, May 3, 2012 

Ten years ago today, Captains Rob Morrison and Derek Martin of the St. Louis Fire Department received fatal injures while searching for a reported missing firefighter.  The four alarm fire at Gravois Refrigeration Company which distributed goods to local grocers, shortly after 9:00 PM.  Approximately twenty minutes into the fire attack, an accountability check showed one firefighter missing.  Morrison and Martin entered... [ more ]  

 

 

LOCAL MARINE AND PROGRESS FIREMAN WELCOMED HOME AFTER 2ND PURPLE HEART!

MCPD leading the escort from Bethesda, MD

MCPD leading the escort from Bethesda,
      MD

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  Corporal Brian Riddle of the United States Marines and Progress Fire Company Fireman was welcomed home today. Brian was first injured by a sniper in Afghanistan and recently injured by a mortar attack in Helmand Province on April 22. He sustained shrapnel wounds from head to toe and was flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to undergo several procedures to remove the shrapnel.

Brians escort started in Montgomery County, MD by the MCFRS and M... [ more ]  

Brian leaving Walter Reed escorted by MCPD and MCFRS Engien 721

Brian leaving Walter Reed escorted by
      MCPD and MCFRS Engien 721

MCPD and MCFRS ready to bring home Brother Riddle!

MCPD and MCFRS ready to bring home
      Brother Riddle!

 

 

BROTHERHOOD IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL!

Saturday, April 28, 2012  WELCOME HOME!


Today at approximately 1230hrs, Rescue Co. 804 was "officially" ready for service as Alarm Box 80 was finally cleared, welcoming home Lt Austin Peters. While Peters was waiting for his discharge from the Burn Unit, arrangements were under way so we could give him a warm welcome home. Companies were called and rallied together in the Weis Shopping Center, where Units staged awaiting his arrival. As Peters arrived he was asked for a speech and respond... [ more ]  

 

 

UPDATE ON THE CLOSE CALL FIREFIGHTER INJURY IN COLUMBIA BOROUGH, LANCASTER COUNTY

Friday, April 27, 2012  Injured Firefighter Update:

While operating on the Rescue Co. Fireman Peters sustained 2nd degree burns to
his wrist, calf and foot area. With initial reports of people trapped and while
lines were being stretched, Peters initiated a search ahead of the hose line in
high heat zero visibility conditions. As searches were proving negative with all
occupants accounted for, Peters began assisting in suppression efforts by
knocking the fire. Once the bulk of the fire was... [ more ]  

 

 

STAFF CORRESPONDENT DAN ROTHERMEL MAKES FDNY PORTION OF A NEW YORK CITY TRIP FOR 9 YEAR OLD CANCER PT A SUCCESS

Dinner at Engine 54 Ladder 4 Manhatten

Dinner at Engine 54 Ladder 4 Manhatten

Thursday, March 29, 2012 

John Lender, a retired firefighter paramedic from Harrisburg now living in Orlando Florida had been checking out the recent trip the staff took to New York City for St. Patrick’s day on Central Pa bravest.com. John had helped out recently with a poker ride for a young boy from the Orlando who has terminal Brain Cancer and was planning to visit NYC to see a Knicks game and wanted to meet a New York... [ more ]  

 
Blake at Time Square

Blake at Time Square

Blake in a Limo commandeered by Rescue 1 FF Chris Manderville

Blake in a Limo commandeered by Rescue 1
      FF Chris Manderville

 
 
 

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