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“It is the mission of the Indiana Fire Association is to protect the lives and property of the residents of the Indiana Borough, White Township and surrounding Communities by providing the highest quality fire suppression and rescue services. We will continue to seek new opportunities to serve our neighbors and to strive for excellence in the services we provide, through continued education and training.”

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Volunteers of the Indiana Fire Association assisted the Homer City Fire Department with a house fire overnight at 71 Oakland Avenue, Homer City Borough. At 0215 hours the Indiana County 911 Center ac...

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Volunteers of the Indiana Fire Association assisted the Homer City Fire Department with a house fire overnight at 71 Oakland Avenue, Homer City Borough.

At 0215 hours the Indiana County 911 Center activated the Homer City Fire Department (HCFD) for a house fire along with mutual aid from the Indiana Fire Association, Coral Graceton Fire Department, Black Lick Fire Department, Blairsville Fire Department, Citizens Ambulance Service and Homer City Borough Police.

Police Officers are on scene quickly and confirmed a working house fire. All occupants of the house were quickly located outside the structure. 

Fire Chief Terry Gardner of the HCFD along with Assistant Chiefs Steve Smeltzer and Joe Iezzi quickly orchestra a plan for apparatus placement and fire attack. 

Multiple hydrants were used to support fire suppression efforts by the first arriving apparatus. Handlines were advanced inside the house and fire knocked down.

Ladder 101 arrived on scene and was placed on Bates Avenue to allow for roof access and ultimately vertical ventilation.

After an excellent interior attack by crews, an aggressive overhaul targeted a couple of stubborn hot spots on the second floor. Some access was made inside and out before operations were concluded around 0430 hours.

Mike Hickman, Bill Ray and 23 others like this

Dan ShacreawNice work by all and great teamwork! Keep up the good work!2 days ago   ·  1
Chris JacobskyThanks guys for coming to help. It was greatly appreciated. 183 captain2 days ago   ·  1
Terry GardnerGreat job by everyone1 day ago   ·  1
Steve SmeltzerGreat job everyone!!!24 hours ago
Ella Mae Fetterman18 hours ago

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Volunteers of the Rescue Squad responded with Aultman VFD for a single vehicle overturned with unknown injuries or entrapment on Warren Road near Old Route 56.

100 Officer in Charge Paul Koons responded along with crews from Engine 108 and Rescue 105. 100 OIC arrived on scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway. The operator was out of the vehicle and commented about minor injuries.

Crews arrived on scene and mitigated some fuel coming from the vehicle. Traffic was stopped for awhile to allow patient care. Crews remained on scene until Aultman VFD arrived.
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Volunteers of Rescue Squad are assisting Aultman VFD with one vehicle accident on Warren Road at Old Route 56, Center Township. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers of the Indiana Fire Association, specifically the Rescue Squad, responded to a reported coal truck overturned on Ruffners Curve near Zehner Road, White Township.

100 OIC Paul Koons responded along with a skeleton crew on Engine 108 and Rescue 105. 100 OIC arrived on scene to find a single tri-axle coal truck overturned and down a slight embankment. A majority of the twenty-two ton load of coal ended up in the stream along the roadway.

EMS was on scene and had made patient contact. Prior to the arrival of E108/R105 it was determined that the patient was confined to the cab of the truck but not entrapped.

Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS with extricating the operator from the cab. Crews were assisted on scene by Citizens Ambulance Service and the Indiana Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police. Crews were on scene less than one hour.
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Steve SmeltzerMatt Orner looking to good!2 weeks ago

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 286 is CLOSED at Ruffners Curve near Zehner Rd, White Township due to MVA involving an overturned coal truck. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers of the Rescue Squad are responding to a coal truck overturned on Route 286 near Ruffners Curve, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers of Company Three are responding for a utility line down, Brady Drive, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less

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John SteigertPretty jealous. Great job guys. Anyone can save a cat. IFA saves Bears.3 weeks ago   ·  6
Meg PattersonThat's something you don't get to see/do everyday. Thanks for keeping all parties safe. Hopefully someone hugged the Cubs (after they were napping)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Chris ReidmillerThank you folks so much for your help.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Heather HaggertyAwe great job guys for helping get the bear cubs down out of the tree and to mama bear safe and sound3 weeks ago   ·  1
Sam DottsWay to go CO 2!!!!!!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Dan ShacreawGood work BRT!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Hank ParksGreat job 1003 weeks ago   ·  1
Alison MaryView from the vet clinic! As animal care professionals, we are happy they will be relocated to a safer, more bear friendly environment. :)3 weeks ago   ·  5
Carol FindleyOne of the Cubs must have gotten separated from mom and spent most of the night in my yard crying. Drove my dogs nuts!!!!3 weeks ago
Amber StormTracey McDonald I think I'm a little jealous!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Jim SisitkiI was there3 weeks ago
Marcus LutmanThis is awesome3 weeks ago   ·  1
Kay BusamGood job, thank you.3 weeks ago
JereAnn Elizabeth Wagner💗3 weeks ago

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Volunteers of Rescue Squad are responding for an odor investigation, Ringneck Avenue, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers of Association, Clymer VFD and Homer City VFD are responding to an APT FIRE in Copper Beach, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less

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Volunteers of Company Three are responding to a utility pole on fire, Wida Road, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers of Company Two are responding to a small fire at Enterprise Rental Cars, 1923 Oakland Avenue, White Township. ... See MoreSee Less