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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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Monday, May 28, 2012
Itâs 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!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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 ]
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 ]
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Reading City Fire Dept, PA--âArea Fire Museum Restoration Specialist Ralph Bascelli
is selling this restored fire hydrant to benefit the Fire Museum as well as cancer--âstricken
Reading City Fire Chief Ron Wentzel.
is $400 You can contact Ralph at
rjbascelli... [ more ]
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!
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 ]
MCPD leading the escort from Bethesda,
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
MCPD and MCFRS ready to bring home
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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 ]
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 ]
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. Patrickâs 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 in a Limo commandeered by Rescue 1
FF Chris Manderville
Left to right starting at the bottom -
Dan Rothermel MCFRS Station 2, Mike
Matteo MCFRS Station 21, Paul Fenush
BCoFD Station 13, Patrick Paradise MCFRS
Station 15, Cecil Dubots Progress
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Once again Firefighters from all over the world converged on
New York City for the 250th annual St. Patrickâs day parade. The
morning started with having breakfast with firefighters from as far away as
Germany and Ireland as well as others. The city showed these fireman
hospitality that is second to none. I am glad to say that once again I was in
that Company. The FDNY extended us every type of hospitality they could. I am
always blown away by the lengths that... [ more ]
A member of 40 Truck tending a busy
the "Half Cutter"
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Staff at CentralPABravest will be adding a new section to the website featuring firefighter health and fitness called FIREFIGHTER - FIT. Don't forget - as firefighters, we serve in a profession that demands competence, physical strength and endurance greater than almost any other profession. When called to duty, our bodies are pushed to their physical limits and exposed to temperature extremes that far exceed everyday norms. Since 1999 ... [ more ]
"Stay Healthy My Friends"
Station 15-B MCFRS
Monday, February 27, 2012
No matter how old we are or how many years we have on the job everyone asks........how big, how many rooms, was there fire showing and so on and so on. We are kids that never grew up and we love every minute of it!
With that being said...................enjoy the "Motivator"
Monday, February 13, 2012
Moose was admitted to the Reading Hospital ICU on Saturday Night February the 11th. After an MRI was completed, a cancerous tumor was found on the left brain. The site of the tumor is currently effecting his motor skills. Surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday February 14th……..
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