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Fire Protection to Penn State and Surrounding Communities. University Safety Council October 20, 2004 Steve Triebold Fire Protection Engineer Environmental Health and Safety Penn State University. Bellefonte Logans (Co1) Undines (Co2) Boalsburg (Co3) Centre Hall (Co4) Alpha (Co5)

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fire protection to penn state and surrounding communities
Fire Protection to Penn State and Surrounding Communities

University Safety Council

October 20, 2004

Steve Triebold

Fire Protection Engineer

Environmental Health and Safety

Penn State University

centre county fire departments
Bellefonte

Logans (Co1)

Undines (Co2)

Boalsburg (Co3)

Centre Hall (Co4)

Alpha (Co5)

Snow Shoe (Co6)

Gregg Twp. (Co7)

Pleasant Gap (Co8)

Milesburg (Co9)

Philipsburg

Hope (Co11)

Reliance (Co12)

Mountain Top (Co13)

Howard (Co14)

Port Matilda (Co15)

Walker Twp. (Co16)

Pine Glen (Co17)

Millheim (Co18)

Miles Twp. (Co19)

Centre County Fire Departments
in 2003 centre county fire companies responded to 4 655 requests for assistance
Structure Fires

Vehicle Fires

Brush / Grass Fires

Automatic Fire Alarms

CO Alarms

Fuel Spills

Hazardous Materials

Search Details

Hazardous Conditions

Flood Water Removal

Rescue Calls

- Vehicle

- Specialized

Animal Rescue

Fire Police

Other requests

In 2003 Centre County Fire Companies Responded to 4,655 requests for assistance
fire company membership
Fire Company Membership
  • Fire companies are made up of individuals who..
    • Volunteer their time

- Are willing to serve their communities.

    • Jeopardize their own safety during emergencies.
    • Committed to the organization
members duties
Respond to alarms 24 / 7

Training Requirements

Station Duties

Equipment Maintenance

Record Keeping

Building Maintenance

Fund Raising

Hoagie Sales

Dinners

Carnivals

Recruitment / Retention

Public Education

Committee Work

Members Duties
what happens when you call 911
What Happens When You Call 911
  • Call received by County 911 Dispatcher located at the Willowbank building in Bellefonte
    • Type emergency, location, name
  • Dispatcher uses computer to obtain information for type call (Box Alarm)
    • Fire Company and Equipment Due
    • Ambulance Company
  • Dispatch Call
  • Fire Fighters notified by personal Pager
  • Police may also be dispatched at this time
response cont
Response Cont.
  • Fire Fighters respond to the scene or station
    • From home
    • From work
    • Other : shopping, recreation
  • Arrive at station
    • Staff apparatus and respond to scene
  • Arrive on scene and begin operations to address emergency conditions
university park
University Park
  • Alpha Fire Company (Primary FD)
    • Approx. 90 members (community members, PSU employees, PSU students)
    • Dispatched 15 times in 2003 to PSU (cancelled 3 times, worked 6 times, Ventilation, Vehicle fires).
    • Operate from main station (Atherton and Beaver Ave) and two sub-stations. (Patton and College township bldgs)
    • Responded to approx 850 requests for assistance in 2003
    • Receives mutual aid from Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Pleasant Gap Fire Companies.
psu fire response procedure
PSU Fire Response Procedure
  • Direct link between Centre County Emergency Communication Center and PSU Police Dispatch
  • Established protocol for Fire Alarm response
  • Alarm Received
    • Police Officer responds
    • All officers trained in fire behavior, extinguishing techniques, Search / Rescue etc.
psu response cont
PSU Response Cont.
  • Fire Department dispatched immediately if:
    • Verbal confirmation of fire / hazardous condition
    • Multiple alarms received i.e. two smoke detectors, manual pull stations, water flow.
    • No officer available for response
    • Dispatcher discretion
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University Park Airport
    • Crash / Fire / Rescue Vehicles on site
    • Several Airport Employees trained in aircraft emergency response.
    • Bellefonte Fire Department
  • Mutual Aid
    • Most fire departments utilize mutual aid to..
      • Provide additional manpower
      • Provide equipment needs
  • Two recent events illustrate the commitment of Centre County Emergency Responders – I 80 Crash , Academy Apts. Fire.