Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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The Buena Vista VFC is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a participating fire department from the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner. This recognizes all of the t...
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Recently the Buena Vista VFC received our order of 2 new FLIR K65 thermal imagining cameras and truck chargers. These cameras were purchased using grant money from the Pennsylvania Office of the State...
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Tonight members practiced operating and running the pump on our all-terrain vehicle 145 SOV. This offers us the capabilities to fight brush fires as well as access and extricate patients from ...
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving his Proboard/IFSAC Fire Officer I certification!
Call history
Friday, January 24th, 2014
17:07 Station-145 was activated for a smoke condition in a structure / possible furnace malfunction 3134 Skillet Hill Rd. in the Victory section of Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 responded with four and cancelled shortly after by Command-143.
Friday, January 17th, 2014
19:00 Station-145 was activated for a Motor Vehicle Accident at Greenock-Buena Vista Rd. at Koch Lane. Dispatch indicated unknown injuries. 145-Chief responded directly to the scene for scene size up and update.
14:41 Station-145 was activated for a report of possible smoke coming from a Commercial Structure at Happy Hollow Rd. and Park Ave. in the Blaine Hill section of Elizabeth Township. Station-145 acknowledged the call as 142-Chief reported it to be a controlled burn at the address.
14:32 Station-145 was activated for a reported Water Condition in a Structure at 2017 Country Club Dr. in the Mt. Vernon section of Elizabeth Township. 145-Deputy responded to the scene direct to investigate.
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
09:17 Station-145 was activated for a Working Structure Fire at 2073 Smithfield St. in the Boston section of Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 and ESU-145 responded with a total of six. 145-Crew assisted with overhaul and operations after the initial knock down by Engine-147 and Rescue-144.
12:13 Station-145 was activated for a possible working Residential Structure Fire on Karen Dr. in Central 147 district. Engine-145 responded with 4 to the scene. 145 Crew, upon arrival assisted with establishing water supply while Chief-145 ran the accountability command board.
15:56 Station-145 was activated for a Residential Fire Alarm at 505 McGowan Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Shortly after dispatch, alarm company notified County 911 of a false alarm. Chief-145 went direct to the scene to investigate and found a false alarm due to dust from a contractor doing work a...
19:27 Station-145 was activated for a Residential Fire Alarm at 112 Narragansett Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Shortly after dispatch, the alarm company notified County 911 of a false alarm. Chief-145 held all units in station with the exception of Engine-147 to hold at Mt.
Sunday, May 26th, 2013
01:45 Station-145 was activated for a possible Stove Fire at 600 Pineview Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 responded with 3 to the scene. Engine-145 was canceled while en route by Assistant-147.
11:55 Station-145 was activated for a Commercial Fire Alarm at 125 Conroy St. in Elizabeth Township. Captain-145 arrived on scene and declared the alarm to be the result of a cooking incident. Captain-145 cleared all units with the exception of Engine-145.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
03:52 Station-145 was activated for a possible Garage Fire at 802 East Smithfield St. in Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 called en route with 4 only to be canceled after two minutes on the road, as the fire was to be handled by Engine-147 (Central), Engine-143 (Blythedale) and Rescue-144 (Greenoc...
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
23:35 Station-145 was activated for an EMS Assist (Lift Assist) at 112 Brandywine Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Squad-145 responded into the scene. Rescue-144 was in the area and arrived prior to Squad-145 and assisted EMS.
16:10 Station-145 was activated for a River Emergency on the Youghiogheny River for an overturned kayak with one male patient in the river. When crews arrived, the patient had made his way to shore on the opposite side.
15:00 Station-145 was activated for a possible Trailer Fire due to a lightning strike at 637 Elway Ave. in Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 responded into the scene and provided assistance while Chief-145 ran the command board for command operations.
10:50 Station-145 was activated to assist with Air Supply for a Commercial Structure Fire at Mountain Tops Stereo shop on Hayden Blvd. in Forward Township. ESU-145 responded to the scene to provide air for firefighter rehab.
15:06 Station-145 was activated for a possible Residential Structure Fire at 638 Scenery Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 and all other units were held in station by Assistant-147 as it was declared a brush fire outside of a residence.
15:19 Station-145 was activated, along with Stations 147, 144, 143, & 142 for a possible Garage Fire, endangering the surrounding woods and house on Wolfe Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Engine-145 responded with 3 to the scene to assist with fire control.
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
19:55 Station-145 was activated to assist units from 147 (Central) and 143 (Blythedale) with a pumping detail due to a water main break at 113 Arrow Dr. in Elizabeth Township. Squad-145 responded with 5 to the scene and assisted with water diversion and pumping.
Friday, March 29th, 2013
10:24 Station-145 was activated for a Smoke Investigation in the area of Schweitzer Rd. and Smithfield St. in Elizabeth Township. Per Chief-144, Engine-145 held in station. Units in the area determined the cause to be a smoke bomb in a back yard.
11:43 Station-145 was activated for a report of wires down in the area of 228 Industry Rd. in Elizabeth Township. Chief-145 responded direct to the scene and stated that wires were down in a large tree behind the residence.

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