Recent Calls
Thu. Jan 30th 2020
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This afternoon, a report of a garbage truck on fire in our first due was dispatched. Upon arrival, crews found a large pile of refuse on fire on the street, that was dumped promptly by the quick think...
Sat. Jan 25th 2020
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This morning, the crew participated in our annual CPR/AED training. Staying fresh on a very crucial topic ensures all members are aware of the latest lifesaving techniques!
Thu. Aug 1st 2019
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This morning, 114 was activated for a physical rescue involving trapped
animals. Numerous baby ducks inadvertently fell through a storm drain
near Wimmerton Lake, within the Wimmerton section of t...
Wed. Jul 31st 2019
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Early this morning the rescue was dispatched as part of the Westmoreland
County Technical Rescue Team (Team 148) into Penn Township for a
structural collapse with a patient trapped. A tree fell in...
Sat. Jun 15th 2019
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This afternoon, 114 and surrounding township companies responded to a
report of a garage fire as a result of an unattended burn in the 73
district. Crews arrived on scene to find a working fire on...
News Headlines
Sun. Apr 26th 2020
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SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!‼️💥💰🌾🧰‼️The Lloydsville VFD are excited to announce a rare chance for the Spring Yard Maintenance Special! Click the link below to purchase your chance via our ...
Fri. Apr 17th 2020
ON THE PROPOSED FINANCING BY Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department located in Unity Township, Pennsylvania (the Issuer), will allow for...
Wed. Mar 18th 2020
We have had numerous inquires regarding the status of our Fish Fry this Friday, March 20th. We will be open, but for TAKE OUT and DELIVERY ONLY. We will have spaced out tents setup outside for all ord...
Mon. Mar 16th 2020
After much consideration and concern, the officers of the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department – in cooperation with Governor Tom Wolf and the PLCB – our social club will be closed for th...
Sat. Feb 15th 2020
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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” - GoetheSunday funday with some vehicle rescue techniques and tool demos!
Special Team

The Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department has incorporated a Division of Special Rescues which includes:

Swift Water Rescue: The department first certified in the early 1990's, but has grown since. Now 8 members are certified swift water rescue technicians through the PA Fish and Game Commission and The PA State Fire Academy. We have a few other members who are working towards the same level of certification. The department is part of the Westmoreland County Swift Water Rescue Team (Westmoreland Team 175 consisting of our department, New Alexandria VFD, and Bradenville VFD). In recent years the team has seen deployments to the greater Harrisburg area in 2011 to assist with flooding from Tropical Storm Lee, as well as many local deployments for rescues on both water and ice. Countless hours of training have been spent to keep the team in a constant state of readiness.

Rapid Intervention: As an initiative taken in by Crabtree VFD, Forbes Road VFD, New Alexandria VFD and Lloydsville VFD, through funds provided by grants, the department acquired equipment and put almost all of our members through training to certify in Rapid Intervention, which is a team put together used to rescue trapped, injured, or disoriented firefighters. We currently provide these services for local departments and to those who request it.

Technical Rescue: In the same initiative as Rapid Intervention, the same departments took time to train in special technical rescue aspects such as rope/high angle rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse rescue, and wild land search and rescue. A few members also certified in CORE Rescue which is the basic rescue skills required to be recognized and national rescue technicians. The department works to provide continued education, and looks for new members wishing to add their expertise.

 

Anyone who is interested in joining the team, either from another department, or they don't want to fight fire but are interested in the special rescue aspects, can see any one of the department members to receive an application for the special teams. Training will be provided as it can be attained and equipment will be distributed.
 


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