Grants recently issued to First Responders across the state will assist units like the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company in Bradford County (top), firefighters like Stephen Yonkin and Brian Yonkin of Dushore Fire-Rescue in Sullivan County (above), and northern tier units like the Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company in Susquehanna County
Photos by Rick Hiduk Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department (top) and the Towanda Fire Department were awarded $11,514 and $13,176, respectively, through a recent round of state grants. More than $400,000 in state funding was awarded to first responders in Bradford, Sullivan, and Susquehanna Counties this week, according to Rep.
Photo and Story Rick Hiduk Volunteers from the Meshoppen Fire Company and the FWM Emergency Squad (above) blocked the southern end of Meshopany Ridge Road on Saturday after an unscheduled release of highly pressurized natural gas occurred at the Manning Compressor Station in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The sudden release
Photos and story by Rick Hiduk Residents of Rabbit Hollow in Washington Township return to their vehicle after being told by first responders from Meshoppen and Mehoopany that there has been an incident at the recently constructed UGI natural gas compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road. (update link below) The
Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from right) Tom Henry, Ron Williams, and Judy Meade proclaimed the county’s observance of April 13 to 19 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. They were joined at the meeting by Wyoming County 911 staff members (from left) Brian Miller, Debi
(Mehoopany) – Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for pipeline emergencies training. These funds will be used for training first responders in Bradford, Sullivan,
Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk The Wyoming County Commissioners chambers at the courthouse in Tunkhannock were filled on March 11, as representatives from Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services (MH/DS), several elected officials, and clients served by the agency joined the regular meeting of the commissioners for a
Thousands of miles of underground pipelines buried underneath Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier present new challenges to area first responders. COGENT, a locally-based organization proactive in pursuing productive partnerships among those involved in and affected by the natural gas industry, will receive funds from the state to provide specialized training for local