Recent Calls
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...
Thu. May 23rd 2019
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This morning, a report of a commercial structure fire within the
confines of the 73 district prompted a response from local fire
companies. Upon arrival, crews found a large industrial oven on fir...
Sat. May 11th 2019
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Early this morning, 114 Rescue was added to the aissgnment for a
commercial structure fire within the confines of the City of Greensburg.
Crews were designated as the rapid intervention team for t...
News Headlines
Fri. Oct 4th 2019
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As our annual tradition continues, The Lloydsville Volunteer Fire
Department is proud to take part in the National Fallen FireFighters
Foundation ‘Light The Night’ initiative in order ...
Sat. Jul 20th 2019
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This evening and night, 114 crew(s) will be providing emergency coverage
for the annual Crabtree Festival and Fireworks. Apparatus and personnel
are strategically placed in and around the localize...
Sat. Jul 13th 2019
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In todays day and age, non-traditional tasks have been added to our
mission. Today we put 8 stop the bleed bags into service on our
apparatus. Each bag contains enough equipment to care for up to ...
Thu. Jul 4th 2019
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Hard work and pride pay off. Today all but the brush truck were in the
Latrobe 4th of July parade, and the Engine even won best heavy engine!
Thanks for all the support! Have a safe and happy 4th ...
Fri. May 17th 2019
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Thanks to a recent FEMA Grant (AFG), Station 114 is fortunate enough to
replace hundreds of feet worth of 5 inch, 3 inch and 1.75 inch hose
line. This new and more versatile hose line will take th...
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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