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Western Pa Fire News – WPAFN http://wpafirenews.com/wp2 Western Pennsylvania's #1 Source for Fire News & Information Sat, 06 Jan 2018 18:36:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 12828534 13 Do’s and Don’ts of Running a Facebook Page for Fire Departments http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/dos-donts-running-facebook-page-fire-departments http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/dos-donts-running-facebook-page-fire-departments#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:17:15 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8260 We have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook pages for fire departments.  Recently we updated our Western Pennsylvania Fire Department Facebook Listings page for the first time since 2014.  The majority of fire departments in the region now have Facebook pages, and if you don’t have one you are behind the curve. [...]

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House Explosion in Moon Township http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/house-explosion-moon-township http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/house-explosion-moon-township#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:51:52 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8251 A house on Convair Drive in Moon Twp exploded today just before 4pm. The explosion occurred right after children got off a school bus, causing them to scatter. Reports are that no one was home at the time of the explosion, and there were no injuries reported.  Two dogs were inside at the time of [...]

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DCNR Grant Available For PA Volunteer Fire Departments That Respond to Wildland Fires http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/dcnr-grant-available-pa-vol-fire-dept-respond-wildland-fires http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/dcnr-grant-available-pa-vol-fire-dept-respond-wildland-fires#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:01:47 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8226 Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that the application period is open for the 2017 DCNR Grant program.  The DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) awards grants to Pa volunteer fire departments who serve a rural area, or community under 10,000 residents.  The grant money can be used for training and/or equipment for fighting brush [...]

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Area Structure Fire Report For Thursday March 16th http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/area-structure-fire-report-march-16-2017 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/area-structure-fire-report-march-16-2017#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:24:41 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8218 Crews from western Pa responded to five different structure fires on Thursday. Area structure fire report for Thursday March 16th, 2017: Just before 10am crews responded to Dille Run Road in Morris Township in Washington county to battle a residential structure fire.  The two story log cabin home was destroyed, and the fire was fueled [...]

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Western Pa Fire Department Twitter Accounts Directory http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/western-pa-fire-department-twitter-accounts-directory http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/western-pa-fire-department-twitter-accounts-directory#respond Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:31:04 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8213 We are happy to announce that we have added a listing page of all western Pa fire department Twitter accounts. This list contains all the Twitter accounts that we could find, if there are any that you know of that we missed, please email us or use the contact form. The page can be found [...]

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North Apollo Annual Fire Fee to Remain http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/north-apollo-annual-fire-fee-remain http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/north-apollo-annual-fire-fee-remain#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:55:40 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8178 We have good news regarding a follow up to yesterday’s story “North Apollo Council to Vote on Discontinuing Annual Fire Fee Tonight“. After hearing from many residents supporting the fire fee, North Apollo council voted unanimously to keep the annual fee last night during their council meeting. Per Emily Balser of the Valley News Dispatch [...]

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North Apollo Council To Vote on Discontinuing Annual Fire Fee Tonight http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/north-apollo-council-vote-discontinuing-annual-fire-fee-tonight http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/north-apollo-council-vote-discontinuing-annual-fire-fee-tonight#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:14:47 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8175 North Apollo council plans on voting tonight on whether to abolish an annual fire fee that it charges residents for fire service protection.  The fee was originated in 2013 to assist with North Apollo VFD’s operational expenses. Per the Valley News Dispatch/TribLive, North Apollo council president President Laura Ford stated they were looking into possibly eliminating [...]

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Job Opportunity – Director of Emergency Services – Part Time Position http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/job-opportunity-director-emergency-services-part-time-position http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/job-opportunity-director-emergency-services-part-time-position#respond Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:10:12 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8165 We were notified by Jim Harmes from Fire Chief Recruiters about an open part time Director of Emergency Services position with 1-800 Board Up. The position is based out of Gibsonia, PA. This position is part-time, but has a great salary and a good bonus plan to go along with it. Per Jim, the hours are [...]

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6 Ways To Help Your Local Fire Department http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/6-ways-help-your-local-fire-department http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/03/6-ways-help-your-local-fire-department#respond Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:58:54 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8151 I often get asked by people outside the fire department on how they can help out.  The majority of people I talk to are very thankful for the work their local firefighters do, and sometimes they would like to help out more.  I have created this article to help spurn some ideas that you may [...]

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It’s Our Birthday! WPAFN is 14 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/02/birthday-wpafn-14 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/2017/02/birthday-wpafn-14#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:54:55 +0000 http://wpafirenews.com/wp2/?p=8147 February marked the 14th year that we have provided western Pennsylvania firefighting news.  It was originally created in February of 2003.  It has undergone a lot of changes, and even a new name (Hoopie World to WPAFN).  Please see the site history at this page link. The creation and popularity of Facebook was the biggest [...]

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