Celebrating 50 years with the Susquehanna Fire Department are (top, from left) Dick Hennessey, William Mazikewich, Roger Holleran, Joe Schell, and Steve Glover. Mike Keyes (above, right) was thanked for his eight years of service as president of the fire department on Nov. 8, and Kimberly Tuttle was elected as theContinue Reading

Athens Borough Fire Department officers (above, from left) Pat Cotton, captain; Mike Polzella, assistant chief; Mike Davidson, assistant chief; and Jason Chandler, chief, exhibit the new sonar imaging equipment installed in their jet-powered rescue boat. The unit, which was purchased with a grant from Williams Companies, can easily be movedContinue Reading

Submitted Article Recognizing the additional challenges facing the Pennsylvania fire and emergency medical services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House of Representatives today approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). Senate Bill 1122 creates the COVID-19 Crisis Fire andContinue Reading

Submitted Article In recognition of a statewide shortage of ambulance (EMS) providers, the PA Department of Health has temporarily lifted restrictions for individuals whose EMS certification has lapsed and who would like their certification reinstated. From  EMS of Northeastern Pennsylvania:  Because recruitment and retention of EMS Providers has become increasinglyContinue Reading

FWM Emergency Services personnel (from left) Ricky Kruder, Jeff Cappucci, Stephen Henning Jr., Crystal Thomas, Ben Thomas, Tina Henning, and Stephen Henning Sr. welcomed a number of people to their facilities in Mehoopany on Saturday to get an up-close look at apparatus, enjoy a slice of cake, and learn aboutContinue Reading

Columbia Hose Company firefighters and personnel from other companies participated in a simulated emergency conducted by Southwestern Energy and Susquehanna County Emergency Management at an active gas pad (top) near Gibson. Rob Gorczyk (above, left) and Bill desRosiers (far right) of Cabot, and Phil McKeon of BX3 Rental (second from left)Continue Reading

Submitted Article Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) recently awarded grants to local EMS and volunteer fire companies, which will help with needed building repairs, additional firefighter and ambulance volunteer training, or equipment repairs and purchases. “I am truly thankful for theContinue Reading

Firefighters and EMTs from numerous communities in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Bradford counties (top) were on hand this weekend for the burning of an old farm house in Auburn township that served as a valuable training tool for Back to Basics Training Weekend, sponsored by Susquehanna County Volunteer Firefighter Association andContinue Reading

Submitted Article More than $403,000 in state gaming proceeds will benefit 33 fire and ambulance companies in the three-county region that comprises the 110th Legislative District, said Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). The grants are designed to help these companies better afford the critical life- and property-saving services they provide toContinue Reading