Special Chief Tones
Friday, 17 December 2010
Today at 11:00 Tioga County 911 set off the Chief tones and asked for Chief 44 (D.VanWhy) to call the center for a special assignment. Chief 44 was advised to call the North Pole and speak to a Mr. Clause. After the two spoke for a few minutes Chief 44 advised his station that Santa Clause is requesting our department to help him once again this year in getting him to Austin and surrounding areas to meet with the boys and girls. So tomorrow December 18th starting at 5:30 Engine 44-2 and Santa Clause will be going house to house to meet the children. We ask that you leave your porch light on if you would like us to stop at your house. From all of us here at AVFD we would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Holidays.
Station 44 Has A Busy Day
Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Today at 07:54 Station 44 was toned out for a water rescue in the Austin Boro. It was reported heavy flooding with 4 people trapped in the house. After speaking to the home owner they decided to stay at the house for the time being. In the mean time personnel were receiving multiple calls of other flooding areas. At this time Chief 44-20 activated the EMA and had an emergency shelter opened up at the fire station.


MVA On The Reed Run Road
Monday, 29 November 2010

This morning at 06:07 Station 44 was toned out for a mva in Keating Township on the Reed Run Road. Chief 44-20 (M.Bacon), LT 44 (S.Frank), Chief 44-70 (S.Orlowski) and PFC 44-90 (R.Setzer) all responded at time of dispatch. Moments later Rescue 44-8 and Ambulance 44-7 would respond. Once on scene with Rescue 44-8 Chief 44-20 would report 1 vehicle off the roadway, airbag deployment, 1 bls injury and established Reed Run Command. Due to poor road conditions on a stretch of no winter maintained roads command special called for Keating Township to drop some cinders at the scene. Personnel went to work at checking the vehicle for hazards and assisting the Ambulance crew with loading of patient. At 07:08 command was terminated and Station 44 returned available.


Reed Run Command - Chief 44-20


Units On Scene - Rescue 44-8, Ambulance 44-7, 44-91, PSP


*We would like to thank Keating Township for their assistance*

2011 Officers Elected
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tonight Station 44 held their annual election of officers. The following are the winners of the election. Officers take over duties on January 1st 2011.


Chairman - Peg Rotello *


President - Kerry Ehrensberger *


Vice President - Danielle Bennett *


Seceretary - Kathy Brooks


Chief 44 - Darren VanWhy *


Chief 44-10 - Chase Cooney *


Chief 44-20 - Mike Bacon *


Chief 44-60 - Dawn Bacon


Chief 44-70 - Nate Burgett


Board Member - Joe Burgett *


Board Member - Shaun Frank *


Board Member - Jim Dynda *


Board Member - Terry Setzer


* Held position last year


Appointed positions will be updated once announced


Chief 44-30 - Joe Burgett *


2nd Working Fire In 2 Days
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Tonight at 19:11 Station 44 was toned out for mutual aide response to a working fire in Cameron County in Lumber Township. Chief 44 (D.Vanwhy), Chief 44-20 (M.Bacon) and CPT 44 (R.Freer) all responded at time of dispatch.
Early Morning Fire
Wednesday, 20 October 2010

At 02:00 Station 44 was toned out for mutual aide to the scene of a structure fire in Homer Township. The fire was reported to be fully involved. Chief 44 (D.VanWhy), Chief 44-20 (M.Bacon), Chief 44-30 (J.Burgett) and CPT 44 (R.Freer) all responded at time of dispatch. One minute later Tanker 44-5 would respond follwed shortly after by Engine 44-2 and Tanker 44-15. While enroute to the scene Chief 44 would request Station 14 to standby at our station.


Station 44 At It Again
Saturday, 25 September 2010

This morning for the 3rd time in 3 days Station 44 was dispatched for a fire. This time the call came in at 07:05  for mutual aide to the scene of a working fire in Shippen Township on the Plank Hollow Road in Emporium. Chief 44 (D.VanWhy), Chief 44-20 (M.Bacon), Chief 44-30 (J.Burgett) and LT 44 (S.Frank) all responded at time of dispatch.


Wires Down / Wildfire
Friday, 24 September 2010
At 13:45 today Station 44 was toned out for live power lines down on the Bark Shanty Road in Keating Township. Chief 44-10 (C.Cooney), Chief 44-20 (M.Bacon) and CPT 44 (R.Freer) all responded at time of dispatch. Tanker 44-5, Patrol 44-4 and Patrol 44-14 would all respond. Chief 44-20 was first officer on scene and reported rapid moving wildfire and had Station 48 (Coudersport) dispatched for patrol units.
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