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Training Night - Brush/UTV
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

YVFD’s work/training drill included familiarization, operation, and equipment on the department’s Brush Truck and Ranger UTV.

Training Night - Brush/UTV
Training Night - Brush/UTV
Training Night - Brush/UTV
Training Night - Brush/UTV
Training Night - Brush/UTV
Training Night - Brush/UTV
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Youngstown Whitney Firefighters participated in an aircraft familiarization exercise at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Training included the Airbus 320 Series aircraft used by Spirit Airlines and the Pa.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
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Training included a nighttime rescue drill using only manual and battery powered rescue tools available on the Youngstown Whitney Rescue Truck. The exercise gave volunteers the opportunity to sharpen their highway extrication and rescue skills.
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
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The fire pumps on our Class A rated Engine, Rescue-Engine, and Tanker-Pumper were tested to National Fire Protection Association and Insurance Service Organization standards as part of the Unity Township Fire Bureau’s annual testing program to insure pumps on all apparatus are in perk operatin...
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
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The Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department held our annual Halloween Parade. In addition to leading the parade firefighters provided traffic control and treats at the fire station. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Friday, October 15th, 2021
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department and the Unity Township Fire Bureau Fire Prevention Committee returned to Baggaley Elementary School to present fire prevention and fire safety Information.
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department and the Unity Township Fire Bureau Fire Prevention Committee visited Baggaley Elementary School to discuss fire prevention and fire safety. First and Second Graders learned about Smoke Detectors, C-O Detectors, and what to do in case of a f...
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department took the Rescue and UTV—Ranger to participate in the Hempfield-Greensburg Fire Prevention Night at Westmoreland Mall. We enjoyed meeting with the public and other firefighters to demonstrate our equipment and see what is available els...
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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Training included proper hydrant hookup to apparatus to get efficient water flow quickly from a hydrant and ability to get maximum available water from the hydrant long range. The hook up includes gating all ports of the hydrant and use of the hydra assist valve to boost flow/pressure when necessary...
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
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Four officers and members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department attended a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the PA Fire and Emergency Services Institute on the Future of the Pennsylvania Fire Service / Next Generation.
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The Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department was asked to bring a truck to display at American Legion post 982’s SAL Car Cruise. All proceeds benefited the American Legion Post, Chico Outdoors, and Military Veterans Outdoors.
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue 39 traveled to Station 34 Crabtree for a Rescue Operations Class. The firefighter training is sponsored by the Unity Township Fire Bureau.
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Members of the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department had a demonstration of and training on the IDEX SAM total water control system. SAM manages the pump, inlets, discharges, tank, and other functions of the apparatus.
Saturday, July 31st, 2021
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Some members from the Youngstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Greensburg today to participate in the Greensburg VFD’s Parking Lot Party Battle of the Barrel. Team 39 placed 3rd of the 12 teams participating.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
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Training and friendly competition!Practicing “Battle of the Barrel” provides training for precision nozzle handling, hose handling, hose and appliance hookups, and apparatus operation. Great exercise for a hot summer night.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
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Volunteer members of the Youngstown Whitney fire department did the monthly truck and equipment checks, while several others attended a demonstration class on chemical additives to use on difficult to extinguish fires.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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Driver-Pump Operators from the Youngstown Whitney Fire Department went to the Unity Township lake at the Township building to practice pump operations and drafting. Operators gained proficiency in operating the Engine and Attack-Foam truck.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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The Rescue went to Station 34 to participate in the Unity Township Fire Bureau’s Rescue class. Firefighters from Youngstown Whitney and other UTFB companies received instruction and practiced stabilization, use of air bags and air chisels, and patient packaging.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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The last few weeks have been busy with a lot of calls. Time to deep clean the apparatus so it’s clean and ready for action. Thanks to those who helped with the clean-up detail.
Monday, May 31st, 2021
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oungstown Whitney Volunteer Fire Department members assembled at Brody Park in Youngstown and the Honor Roll in Baggaley for Memorial Day Ceremonies. Services were conducted by Father James Podlesny O.S.B.
Sunday, May 30th, 2021
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Back to the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport for Day 2 of the Westmoreland County Air Show. The Rescue-Engine, Tanker, Service, and UTV-Ranger completed various Standby Emergency Assignments.
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