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2003 Spartan/Crimson Engine for Sale

6/20/17
The department is selling its 2003 Spartan/Crimson Engine. The engine is powered by a 350hp Cummins with an Allison transmission. 1250 GPM pump / 500 gallon water tank.
Vehicle equipped with 3 crosslays, high side compartments both sides.
Sale includes hard sleeves, handlights, intake valves, 30 gallon foam cell wtih 95gpm inline eductor, ladders, deck gun, two roll out trays, power call siren, Q2B siren and automatic chains.
Mileage: 19,000
Asking price: $130,000 negotiable
Contact Chief Chris VanLuvender (570-407-8837) or Deputy Chief Tom Matthews (570-445-1716) for additional details.

  

Department Receives Grant Award

8/4/17
The department recently received a grant award from the Firefighters Assistance Foundation for $12,300 for the purchase of new tools and a forcible entry door. Pictured are the new tools to be placed in service on the 112 Rescue.

The Forcible entry door will be arriving soon.

We would like to the Firefighter Support Foundation for working with us on this project.

Listed below are the tools that will be in service within the next week on the rescue.
Milwaukee 120 amp corded super sawzalls (2)
Milwaukee 28v sawzalls with quick chuck
Milwaukee 28v 10 1/4 circular saw
Milwaukee 3 bay 28v gang charger
Milwaukee 28v hammer drill
Milwaukee 28v 4 1/2" grinder
Milwaukee 28v batteries (3)
Bosch electric jackhammer
AIR Systems Air Distribution confined space system
Scott Air Distribution box adapter
Diablo saw blades
SDS drill bits from 3/16"-1 5/8"
Firestore Forcible Entry Door simulator

  

New Command Car in Service

3/27/17
The department took delivery Monday evening of our new 2017 Interceptor AWD Command vehicle. This vehicle replaces the 2003 Dodge Durango that served the department for many years.

The new vehicle will be paid for with State grant awards over the course of the next several years.

  

A Call for Volunteers

We are always in NEED for volunteer members. Take a few moments and watch this video from WNEP, and then contact us to discuss how YOU can help!

  

Charity Football

11.29.16 As they have for the past several years, members from Station 112 and Pittston Twp Vol FDs got together for a charity flag football game this past Saturday. The game is played to raise money for the KRZ Caring for Kids campaign, where money raised is used to purchase Christmas gifts for the less fortunate.

We couldn't be any prouder of the members from both departments for continuing to show why our area volunteers are some of the best.

(and yes, we need to do a little bragging... the 112 boys brought home the trophy with a hard fought victory!)

  

Chief Recognized for Service

8.15.16 During Friday night's opening ceremony of our Annual Softball tournament, members took the opportunity honor those we lost during the past year, while presenting Chief Chris VanLuvender with a plaque for his years of service.

A moment of silence was held to honor FF/Paramedic Frank Wozniak, Fire Police Captain Marty Mackin and life member Alfred Moore.

Chief VanLuvender then received honors for his more than 50 years of service. Chris has been an active member for 51 years, while serving as department Chief for more than 40 years. Chief VanLuvender is pictured above along with his family after the award ceremony.

  

Members Receive Promotions

8.15.16 During the August monthly meeting, Chief Chris VanLuvender announced several FF promotions.
Jason Bartoli promoted to Rescue Leiutenant.
Kevin O'Brien Jr promoted to Engine Sargeant.
Tom Matthews Jr promoted to Rescue Sargeant.
Rich Szumski promoted to Fire Police Leiutenant.
Rich Ostrander promoted to Chief Engineer of Rescue.
Chad Jacobs promoted to Chief Engineer of Engine.
Congrats to each of you and thank you for all your hard work!

  

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

2.12.16 Last night, Borough Council passed a resolution allowing the community to participate in an emergency notification system that is being sponsored by Luzerne County.
The system allows Luzerne County, Avoca Borough and the AFD to push out instant notifications to residents to apprise them of an ongoing incident or threat. The system might be used in cases of flooding, natural disasters, large scale incidents or simply a road closure due to construction or emergency services activities. EMA Coordinator and AFD President Jim McMahon is an administrator of the system and recently attending a training session on its use.
Any resident who currently utilizes a landline phone service is already subscribed to the system. Anyone else can download the Swift911 app from the iphone/google stores. (blue icon, not red)
Once the app is downloaded, you simply register and then choose your subscriptions. Some local subscriptions that may interest you are Avoca Borough, Dupont Borough, Luzerne county Nuclear plant and other area notification plans.
There is no cost to you and you can determine within the app how you would like to receive the notification, whether it be a call, email or text.

  

JOIN TODAY!

Its said that it 'takes a village to raise a child'. It also takes a community to operate a volunteer fire department. Today, we need your help. We need you to get involved. We need you to show your support. We need you to join us today so that we can continue to provide essential services throughout our area.

The AFD is an ALL VOLUNTTER department.

If you are interested in learning more, please stop by the station or contact us through our Facebook page.

  

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