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Sheppton & Ringtown firefighters participate in pump training

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Tuesday evening, Sheppton-Oneida and Ringtown Valley firefighters gathered at a dam in Union Township to practice drafting operations.  Members worked on double drafting with Engine 09-10 while supplying multiple master streams. Click here to see the entire photo gallery

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Mahanoy Area mock DUI accident

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Two cars collide, multiple teenagers are trapped in the vehicles, one teenager is thrown from the back seat through the windshield – she is dead on the hood.  A distraught mother rushes into the scene as first responders arrive.  The police arrest the driver of one vehicle, he was driving while impaired and more than likely created this disaster.  The poor decision of one person just affected dozens, if not hundreds of lives. This was the message given to Mahanoy Area High School students on the afternoon of Thursday, May 5 – the day before their … Continue reading

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Companies hold Pump Operations training

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Over the last two weeks, firefighters from throughout Schuylkill County gathered to train on pump operations.  The class was held at Ringtown Valley Fire/Rescue, Aristes Fire and Sheppton-Oneida Fire. Attendees learned or brushed up on their skills of drafting, using hydrants and using tank water to supply hand lines and master streams.  The class was instructed by Mike Kitsock and Joe “Blackie” Kufrovich.  A Pumps II class is scheduled for August. Click here for the entire photo gallery!

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NOVA holds annual open house

LEHIGH COUNTY, PA –  Members of the community came together on Sunday, May 15, to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Northern Valley Ambulance Open House.  Attendees were treated to demonstrations, games, food and other information.   Starting at 1PM, children were able to play games within the station or go outside and look at a group of fire trucks and ambulances. In one demonstration, members of the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company raised their aerial and rappelled from the bucket. Laury’s Station Volunteer Fire Company had a station set up for children to pretend to be firefighters as they climbed … Continue reading

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