Archive for April, 2011

March Alarms

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

North Warren VFD responded to 19 alarms in March. Of these, it included 2 structure fires, 6 motor vehicle accidents, a propane leak, one fire alarm and a couple service calls. NW provided mutual aid to Warren State Hospital Fire Department, Russell, Lander, Glade, and Spring Creek. Firefighters assisted WSH at 2 structures fires. Crews responded for a smoking hut fully involved and were on scene for about an hour. Later in the month North Warren provided a full response to assist the WSHFD. An aggressive interior attack was made by Engine 8’s crew for a room and contents on the 3rd floor of a large 3 story structure. Engine 7 provided a back up team and water supply for interior crews before advancing for salvage and overhaul. The Rescue provided rehab and cascade into the afternoon for mop up teams.

Wildfire Season

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Monday night April 18th Russell, Lander, and North Warren VFDs held a Wildfire drill in Russell. Crews reviewed basic wildfire skills, each department’s equipment and procedures, then practiced cutting fireline. The exercise was key to refreshing everyone’s skills before the upcoming wildfire season.

Wildfire season is approaching. Please be mindful when performing spring cleaning and burning outside. See the links below before burning or call the local Fire Department, PA DCNR, or National Forest Service for recommendations on burning.

NOAA Fire Weather

NOAA Fire Weather Forecast

PA County Burn Bans