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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 to bring attention to all of our fallen brothers and sisters within the fire service. This weekend, members are currently taking part in the annual memorial service in Emmitsburg, MD.#NFFFlightthenight2019
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 localized area in order to respond to and mitigate any and all emergencies. Hope to see many of you here for tonight‘s festivities!
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 4 victims who may be injured in shootings, stabbings, or other incidents where bleeding needs controlled. Unity Township has provided each department with 1 bag, and the LLVFD decided to purchase the remaining 7 bags to ensure we are well equipped if the need should arise. The department b...
C ongratulations to our own Firefighter Leanne Rubino for completing module 4 of her essentials of fire fighting with live burn to complete the series! This was the long awaited end of many hours of training for a job well done! Also thank you to WRC Willy Walters for your help during the class as well as brining knowledge and experience to the students. Learning never stops in this line of work!
Today the officers and members took the day to teach some of the members of Saint Vincent FD vehicle rescue techniques. Crews taught stabilization with multiple methods, windshield removal, door removal, third door conversion, and roof removal and flapping. Thanks to the SVFD for having us out to help and educate!
All 5 officers along with the majority of responding members are in Youngwood with our brothers from Youngwood VFD and Forbes Road VFD taking P.L. Vulcans Man vs. Machine class. Lastnight we learned some methods via power point to rescue victims entrapped in machines and spaces (i.e. meat grinders and fence entrapments) Today crews will practice those methods.
With 2018 in the books, our annual banquet took place this past weekend where firefighters and officers were recognized for their work and effort throughout the previous year. Congrats to all and here’s to an even better 2019!2018 Member of the year: James Jellison Sr.2018 Officer of the year: David Vogle 2018 Most training of the year: Leanne Rubino2018 Most calls attended of the year: David Vogle
The rescue and utility are at Latrobe 30 Plaza for a very successful Trunk-or-Treat. Our firefighters are helping man the cross walks and providing safety for all the trick-or-treaters. The event is a smash hit with tons of cool costumes! Great work to those who set it up and the stores for being so good to these boys and girls! Thanks for letting us be a part of this awesome event!
This morning, rescue crews from Lloydsville and Brandenville took part in a “crash course” where members were given many opportunities to further their vehicle rescue skills. Many new skills were learned as well as going over the tried and true rescue methods. Thanks to Brandenville for hosting the event and to the Crash Course Village for the training exercises!
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Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community but not sure how to do that? Have you ever wondered if your career skills could be useful in a volunteer application? Are you a CPA, bank teller, doctor, business executive, chef, or other professional looking to either boost your resume or just donate a few hours a week to help out your community? We have good news! The Lloydsville VFD is looking for you. Our organization is growing each year, and with that growth comes increased executive needs. Currently our firefighters are holding multiple offices and roles, ranging from fighting fires and performing rescues to writing grants, cooking for fundraisers, filing taxes, and paying bills. The department is interested in finding career professionals within our area who are interested in lending their expertise to help take those duties off the responding member’s hands so we can better train to handle your emergencies. If you feel you have even 2 hours a week you can donate to the department we are more than happy to sit down and talk to you. Your volunteerism is just as important to the organization as those who respond to emergencies. If interested, please contact the station at 724-537-9872.
The Lloydsville VFD offers Address Marker Signs, compliant with Unity Township codes, as well as other municipalities. Each sign costs $15.00, will feature white reflective letters against a green background, and will be made to either a vertical or horizontal design based on your request. If interested, call the firehouse, or leave a message with us under the contact us link.