News
Thursday, October 27th, 2022
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Members from the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department participated in the Unity Township Fire Bureau/Latrobe VFD Junior Firefighter recruitment program at the Greater Latrobe Jr./Sr. High School.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
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The Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department held our annual Halloween parade. In addition to leading the parade volunteers provided traffic control and treats at the fire station. Have a safe and happy Halloween.
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Baggaley Elementary School Kindergarten students visited the Youngstown Whitney VFD fire station for our annual fire prevention program. The UTFB fire prevention program presented information on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, what to do in case of a fire, crawl low in smoke, Stop, Drop, and Ro...
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Volunteers from the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department took the Unity Township Fire Bureau Fire Prevention Program to the Great Expectations Pre School. Participants learned about smoke and C-O detectors, a home fire evacuation plan, firefighter protective equipment, and tools.
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Members from the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department took our Rescue Engine to participate in the 26th Annual Hempfield-Greensburg Fire Prevention Night display at Westmoreland Mall. A great way to spread the fire prevention message and meet with firefighter friends and members of the publi...
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
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Today members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department took the Fire Prevention message to 2nd graders at Baggaley Elementary School. Students learned about Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, having a home escape plan and a family meeting place and other safety tips.
Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department went to Baggaley Elementary School today with the Unity Township Fire Bureau’s Fire Prevention and safety message. First Graders got to hear about fire safety, firefighter protective equipment and breathing apparatus, and see a workin...
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department along with volunteers from other UTFB and area departments participated in a Grain Bin Rescue training class at Station 36. Attendees participated in the class offered by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety using a grain b...
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department participated in the annual Lowe’s Safety Day. Area fire departments brought equipment for personnel to display and demonstrate. The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of many of the young folks who want to be firefighters someday...
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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Training included proper use and placement of ladders.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Training included operator familiarization with the department’s Foam/Attack truck. Operators familiarized themselves with both in cab and street side controls for the apparatus. In addition to proficiency operating the apparatus we discovered a problem with the front mounted turret nozzle and...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Youngstown Whitney firefighters assembled and tested a new Hi Expansion Foam Generator. This will provide another tool in our foam firefighting toolbox.
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department participated in the Latrobe Alliance Church Back to School Community Bash at Baggaley Elementary School. Great to meet and talk to so many friends.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
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Timed competitive drill for proficiency from brakes on, team and operator out of Engine, secure and stretch a 200’ pre connected line, and water out the nozzle in under 60 seconds. Juniors participated as well.
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Moving water in Hempfield Township. Members from the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department participated in a Hempfield Township Zone 2 drill at West Point Station 96. Great mutual aid drill exchanging water movement skills.
Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
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Congratulations to Assistant Chief Shawn Reagan who received official notification from the PA State Fire Commissioner he passed the Fire Officer Officer I certification. Your hard work continues to pay off.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
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Training Junior Cadets the proper way to connect to a hydrant.
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Members of the YWVFD along with other UTFB and area departments attended the Tanker Relay portion of the Rural Water Movement Class. Engines drafted water to fill the tankers in the relay. The Tankers moved the water to the area where portable ponds were set up to dump the water for draft by a suppl...
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YWVFD Junior Cadets learning about rural water movement using dump tanks, portable pumps, suction hose, Tankers, hose rolling, and appliances.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
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YWVFD members tried new things with high flow hose, high flow nozzles, and appliances. Some of these set ups were for specific possible problems we may encounter.

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