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 ...
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Congratulations to 145 Firefighter Sarah Davenport on passing her National Registry EMT exam!
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Congratulations to 145 Firefighter Sarah Davenport on passing her National Registry EMT exam!

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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 training our members have done to become certified at the Firefighter 1 level or higher.
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 Fire Commissioner.
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 off-road and wilderness settings.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Congratulations to 145 Firefighter Sarah Davenport on passing her National Registry EMT exam!
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving his Proboard/IFSAC Fire Officer I certification!
Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Congratulations to Assistant Chief Angelo Gioia on achieving his Proboard/IFSAC Firefighter II certification!
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Our new turnout gear washer/extractor and gear dryer were both delivered and installed in Station 145! The washer extractor can be used to remove harmful carcinogens after fighting fires, as well as removing infectious substances from gear/uniforms.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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For company training this evening we welcomed members from STAT Medevac for a class on landing zone safety. We covered how to safely establish a landing zone, making contact with the helicopter, and how to safely operate around a helicopter on the ground.
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For company training this evening we welcomed members from the Allegheny County HAZMAT Red team, Station 440, which can be requested to assist us with hazardous materials calls in our jurisdiction. Topics covered during the training were how to request aid, what the capabilities of the red team are,...
Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving both his Proboard/IFSAC Firefighter II and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certifications!
Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Station 145 recently took delivery of a Genesis Eforce 17C combination rescue tool, which can be used to assist to perform simple vehicle rescues. Thank you to Anthony from Genesis for all of his help along the way!
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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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, drafting, and hoseline advancement.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving his Proboard/IFSAC Fire Service Instructor 1 certification!
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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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 exhaust from the garage, allowing firefighters to breathe clean air and reduce the risk of cancer fro...
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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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 advancement techniques.
Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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Congratulations to Assistant Chief Angelo Gioia and Lieutenant Chris Gioia on achieving their Proboard/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness certification!
Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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On Saturday December 17 Santa, along with his fire elves, visited Buena Vista and Mount Vernon and delivered treat bags to children that have been good this year.
Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Congratulations to FF Ben Desmond and Lt Chris Gioia on passing their Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician exam! They both attended the BVR class hosted by Central VFC, where they were able to learn basic vehicle rescue practices and also familiarize themselves with Rescue 147's capabilities and equi...
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Members from the Buena Vista and Central VFCs gathered at Station 147 to review ATV operations as well as patient packaging practices.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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On Saurday October 21st, members of Station 145 (Buena Vista) and Station 147 (Central) held a joint drill to hold a meet and greet, become familiar with each others equipment, and assess our combined fire and rescue capabilities.
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