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Great Helmet Cam Video of Apartment Fire In Harrisburg


I was sent a helmet cam video from a friend of mine of firefighters responding to an apartment fire in Harrisburg.  I know Harrisburg isn’t in western PA, however the quality of this video and the fire load in the apartment was impressive, so I figured the western PA whackers would enjoy it.

Harrisburg units were dispatched to an apartment fire at 1410 South 15th Street in Harrisburg with people jumping from the 3rd floor.  This fire occurred in the early morning hours of November 14th.

9 Ways How To Help Hoopie World

hw-logoAs you may or may not know, Hoopie World has grown tremendously over the past few months and continues to grow in viewership each and every day.  A lot of this has to do with the site being consistently updated, but another big reason is due to using social media (Facebook & Twitter) and incorporating social media with the site.  I would like to thank all of you for continuing to support the site and for the compliments I have been receiving.

Back in the old days of Hoopie World, the message boards / forums were a lively place that held many discussions on how things were being done, having critiques on incidents, best practices, and just about every other firefighting & ems topic under the sun.  The online  landscape has changed, the HW message boards are gone, and now people are able to discuss things much easier on Facebook and Twitter.

When talking about the site, I often have people ask how they can help out, so I thought I’d write an article on how people can help out to help the site grow.

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Question of the Day From Facebook – Mutual Aid

facebook-questionHere at Hoopie World we are continuing to try to incorporate Facebook and Twitter and all the other social media channels together with the site.  Here is another attempt as we are trying a post from our Facebook wall here on the site.


Feel free to chime in with the others Free T-Shirt Twitter Contest

HW-T-SHIRTCalling all twitter users!

We are excited to announce our first Twitter contest.  We are giving away a free t-shirt to 2 lucky winners who follow us @HoopieWorld and retweet the tweet at this link.

Here are the contest rules & guidelines:

1. The contest will run from Monday September 30th, 2013 until 12:00 noon on Monday October 7th, 2013.
2. The winners will be selected randomly and notified via Direct Message.  The winners will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address and size of shirt or a new winner(s) will be selected.  The winners will also be announced on
3. The winners will select their adult size of shirt Small, Medium, Large, XL, or 2XL.
4. Per Twitter rules, anyone creating multiple accounts to join the contest is ineligible.
5. You must Follow @HoopieWorld and retweet this tweet to be eligible.
6. reserves the right to
7. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, Twitter. Any
questions or comments regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor, not Twitter.

The Hoopie World T-Shirts are a light grey and have the following graphics on them:

Small Logo on Front:




















Good luck!

Bethel Park Open House 2013

bethel-park-open-house-2013Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company is holding an open house on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.

It will be held at the Brightwood Road Station, and will go on rain or shine.

Some highlights include:

– Sparky’s Birthday Celebration
– Free Hot Dogs and Drinks
– Car Cruise and DJ
– Fire Truck, Ambulance, and Police Car Display
– Antique Truck Display
– Kids Fire Fighter Challenge
– Vehicle Rescue Demonstration
– Fire Safety House
– Fire Safety and Other Community Vendors


North Strabane Twp Releases Another Recruitment Video

north-strabane-fire-patchNorth Strabane Twp Fire Department has released another recruitment video. Check it out below and share it.

North Strabane Township Fire Department Recruitment Video


This recruitment video was sent to us to post.  Please check it out and share it.

North Strabane Twp Fire Dept is seeking new members. This video is a sample of what happens during a vehicle accident. Are you able to help? Consider joining today! or call 724-745-1010 Free Training, Join the Brotherhood of Fire Fighters, Help your community!