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Its said that it 'takes a village to raise a child'. It also takes a community to operate a volunteer fire department. Today, we need your help. We need you to get involved. We need you to show your support. We need you to join us today so that we can continue to provide essential services throughout our area.

The AFD is an ALL VOLUNTTER department.

If you are interested in learning more, please stop by the station or contact us through our Facebook page.


AFD Awarded Federal Grant

7.10.15 We have received notification that our 2014 AFG Grant application has been awarded.
This award allows the department to purchase a gear cleaning system and a drying closet.
Currently, when members need to have their gear cleaned, we would need to coordinate with outside agencies to have it done. This project will allow members to wash their gear frequently and at their convenience.
The federal share of the project comes in at just under $22,000 with the department's cost share being $1,100.


Trench Rescue Demonstration

5.5.15 Members of Rescue Co 112 were in attendance today at the Mohegan Sun Arena along with Plains Twp Rescue, Kingston Rescue, Nanticoke Rescue, and Medic 25 to perform a trench rescue simulation for UGI, Linde, and many other local companies who perform operations inside trenches during their work day.

Rescue company officials showed the dangers of trench work and the prolonged time it takes to rescue someone from a collapsed trench. Employees were taught different objectives about working around a trench and what to do in case of emergency.


Members Complete Specialized Training

2.28.15 It took a few months to put it all together, but members finally got to complete the Man vs Machine class. The class, taught by instructors from PL Vulcan Fire Training Concepts, LLC taught members how to manage incidents relating to impalement, hands/arms in meat grinders and ring removal techniques.

Station 112 had 18 members complete the training, along with firefighters from Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. In all, 51 students participated in the class.

Besides teaching us the techniques and skills needed, the class left us with re-usable scenarios for ongoing training. Now that the class has been completed, the department will begin work on developing a Man vs Machine response kit. We'd like to thank everyone who assisted in making this class a success as well as the great guys from PL Vulcan for sharing their expertise with us.


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