|Posted by C R Tantlinger on January 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
HC Global will program and handle all repairs. Pagers will cost approximately $400.00 and two options will be available for a 2 channel or 5 channel voice stored pager. Two pagers will be provided to each department in Westmoreland County.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on September 20, 2012 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
President Greg Saunders called for a motion to suspend the meeting to eat. Eat we did! the menu included: Turkey, mashed potatoes, greenbeans, stuffing, noodles, cranberries, gravy and homemade cake dessert. The meal was outstanding and noteworthy as in the past years and the auxiliary should be commended.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on September 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
The new Director of Westmoreland County's Department of Public Safety Michael Brooker and Deputy Director Brian Jones were introduced at the September Fire Chiefs meeting for the 2012-2013 session held in Seward VFD. Director Brooker presented the plan for the narrow banding project and pagers with tone and voice for all fire departments to become compliant with the new legislation. Director Brooker also discussed the SAFER grant application applied for with the help of his wife. Also he briefly mentioned the "baptism by fire" involving the June 1, 2012 tornado that touched down within the first month on the job. Director Brooker can be reached by email at [email protected]eland.pa.us and Deputy Director Jones can be reached by email at [email protected] . It was also noted that State Representative of the 59th District Mike Reese was present for remarks on the newest legislation and County Commissioners Chuck Anderson & Tyler Courtney provided support for the new leadership.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on February 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
Pete M Calabrace read the legal terms for the 501c3 at the February 24, 2102 meeting to be voted on and signed by the membership.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on February 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM||comments (0)|
Don Kunkle of The PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute presented information on 18 initiatives being pursued by the organization at our change over meeting recently. Please visit www.pesla.org and www.pfesi.org for details on these initiatives below.
Reauthorization of the Volunteer Fire Grant
Sprinklers in the Building Code
Background Checks for Firefighters
Tax Breaks for Volunteers
Career Grants SB 649, HB 1505 Fire Works Tax SB 775
SR 60, HR 148
Free or Reduced Tuition
Small Games of Chance
2% Volunteer Loan Program loan increase
Permanent Sales Tax Exemption for Relief Organizations
Career Training Standards
Permanent Fire Department License Plates for Fire Trucks
Marcellus Oil Tax 2% for Fire & EMS
Statewide Civil Service
Billing for Fires
Open Records Law on 911 records
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM||comments (0)|
John Orzehowski provided 5 $100 Fire School Scholarships from Bill Hamilton that are to be used to help defray costs for those member departments to provide fire school attendance. These scholarships have een awarded for many years that have provided thousands of dollars to help educate firfighters in Westmoreland County
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on February 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM||comments (1)|
State Police Fire Marshals invited fire chiefs from Westmoreland County to the Youngwood Fire Department to provide an educational presentation on several items regarding fire marshal call outs and vehicle code concerns. The meeting was attended by about 30 fire department chiefs and assistants and several handouts were provided to help the chiefs and the fire marshals to efficiently work together to perform their duties. Also, the first edition of the Fire Chiefs Association of Westmoreland County Fire Chief's Handbook was distributed. Please call Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Kevin Karwatsky during work hours 724-832-5243 to receive the State Police provided documents provided to each chief. The Fire Chief's Handbook will be available at the Department of Public Safety building at 911 Public Safety Road, Greensburg PA 15601 or online here in the Information/FAQ tab.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on January 22, 2011 at 3:04 PM||comments (0)|
It is with great pleasure that we announce the unanimous approval of Commissioner Tom Balya as an Honorary Member of the Fire Chief's Association of Westmoreland County. Past President Tom Freeman made a motion during the special announcements at the regular meeting to make Commissioner Tom Balya an Honorary member of the Association for his support of the Fire Service in Westmoreland County.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on September 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM||comments (0)|
Please GOTO the Information/FAQ tab and click on the links for the contest applications.
|Posted by C R Tantlinger on September 16, 2010 at 3:13 PM||comments (0)|
Fire Chief's Handbook with information for all fire officers to use considering the high level of standards and recommendations required today on the fireground was presented to the membership for review. It can also be reviewed on the website. GOTO the Information/FAQ tab and click on the link for the Handbook.