News Headlines
Mon. Jan 14th 2019
Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving his both his Proboard/IFSAC Firefighter II and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certifications!
Thu. Aug 23rd 2018
Members from Station 145 took the Engine to the Elizabeth boat launch, where we practiced pump operations with other area fire departments. We got to familiarize ourselves with aerial master streams, ...
Tue. Apr 17th 2018
Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving his Proboard/IFSAC Fire Service Instructor 1 certification!
Thu. Apr 5th 2018
Station 145 recently took delivery of a Plymovent diesel exhaust system for the fire garage. Whenever any of our apparatus are turned on, the system automatically kicks in and removes harmful diesel e...
Tue. Mar 27th 2018
Members from Buena Vista VFC concluded an Engine Company Operations class held at the Westmoreland County Community College Public Safety Training Center, where we practiced fire attack and hoseline a...
Angelo Gioia
Assistant Fire Chief
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Swift Water Technician

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Firefighter I, NPQS, IFSAC
Firefighter II, NPQS, IFSAC
PA DOH Emergency Medical Technician
Hazardous Materials Awareness, NPQS, IFSAC
Hazardous Materials Operations
Water / Ice Rescue Technician
--Water Rescue First Responder-1670 Awareness
--Water Rescue Emergency Response-1670 Operations
--Emergency Boat Operations Rescue-1670 Technician
--Ice Rescue Emergency Response-1670 Technician
Fundamentals of Firefighting 48 hr
Structure Burn Session SBS
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
Wellsite Emergency Responder
Engine Company Operations
Truck Company Operations 1
Fire Scene Awareness and Preservation
Clandestine Drug Operation and Explosive Scene Recognition
Arson Awareness
Rapid Intervention Teams
IS 100- Intro to Incident Command
IS 200- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS 700- National Incident Management System
IS 800- National Response Plan, an Introduction
Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue
PA DOH Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician
Basic Vehicle Rescue Operations
Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness
Confined Space Rescue
Wilderness Search and Rescue
ATV License
Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
USCG Boating Skills and Seamanship Course

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