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The new Spotlight is here. This month's article takes a look at some of the tools that transformed vehicle Rescue. The April Spotlight is dedicated to the "Jaws of Life".

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Helping One of Our Own

For more than 38 years, Frank Wozniak has spent his days (and nights) helping anyone in need. As a lifetime member of both Station 112 and Avoca EMS, Frank has been there when anyone in the community needed assistance. Today, we ask that you join us in rally support for Frank as he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Frank not only spent his life volunteering to help others, but he made it his life's work. Frank is both a Paramedic as well as an LPN. To offer our support and assistance to Frank and his wife Barb, Station 112 along with many other of Frank's friends and coworkers, we have started "WOZ's WARRIORS".

As our first order of business, WOZ's WARRIORS will be hosting a benefit event on Saturday, April 26th at the Germania FD. You can learn more by Liking and Sharing our Facebook page at: Woz's Warriors

Download the event flyer HERE


New to the Fleet

The Department recently made a purchase to better equip it's Fire Police Force. This 2001 Ford F-150 will replace a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer. The new unit will perform double duty. While it's main purpose will be to carry Fire Police equipment and assist with traffic control, it will also be used as a utility vehicle for the 112 house to pick up hose or other necessary equipment from fires or accidents.

The new FP-112 was purchased from Mike George Service Station. Next steps will be to complete the lettering and light package.

Thank you to everyone who helped us with the purchase of the vehicle.


Members Complete CPR/First Aid Training

Members came together Thursday night to complete the annual CPR/First Aid refresher class. Besides recertifying members in CPR, members also reviewed basic first aid procedures, automatic external defibrulator training and saw a demo from Geisinger Medic 303's automatic compression device that is used to provide chest compressions in place of manual CPR.

Thanks to Medic 303 and Avoca EMS for sharing their equipment and expertise with us.


PAWC Grant Purchases New Valve

The department recently received a grant award from Pennsylvania American Water Company. The money received from this grant was put towards the purchase of our new Oasis hydrant assist valve that is currently in operation on Engine 112. The new hydrant assist valve will replace our older model that was broken a few months ago after 20 years of service.

The new valve was purchased through MES Fire Equipment. We would like to thank Pennsylvania American water Company and MES.

The new valve is pictured below mounted on E-112.


From the Chief's Desk

A very powerful message.


Volunteers Needed

An all volunteer department can only exist if it has volunteer members. Over the past year, we’ve lost several active members due to new employment or relocation from the area. This has had a drastic impact on the services we provide. The only way for us to be sure to meet every emergency response is to increase our membership. We currently have less than 15 active members, which is not sufficient when it comes to all the work involved in running our fire department.

According to nationally recognized studies, there are only four options for communities to maintain viable emergency services:

  • Recruit and retain volunteer firefighters;
  • Create and maintain a combination volunteer and career fire department;
  • Create an entirely career fire department;
  • Contract services with an outside agency

You can learn more about becoming a volunteer by visiting our Join Us page.

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