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Tue. Mar 25th 2014
Governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen Youngwood fireman Jeff Wentzel

Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered that all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at state ...

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 Thankful. Grateful. Indebted. Overwhelmed. Beholden.

 There are just not enough words to express the feelings that have swirled through the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department over the past few weeks.

 Our hearts are heavy at the loss of our brother, E. Jeffrey "Lance" Wentzel in the line of the duty on March 22, 2014. At the same time, we cannot help but be buoyed by the unbelievable outpouring of support for our department and for Lance's family. Prayers and expressions of sympathy have poured into the station from across the street, across the town, across the county, across the state and across the country.

  We have been touched by a letter hand-addressed in the script of a girl from Wisconsin. She said she is sorry about Lance and wants to be a firefighter some day. A card arrived from a Mt. Pleasant fireman's widow. She extended her sympathy and recounted her late husband's years in the fire service and the brotherhood she came to know. These are but a few examples of the hundreds of cards and letters, from as far away as Alaska, that reached us and touched our hearts.

  The swift arrival of representatives from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner and the Westmoreland County Emergency Management was a godsend. They took care of details that would have surely escaped us. They did things we never knew needed to be done. Our surrounding fire companies became fixtures in our station - covering our calls, extending a hand and offering a shoulder - true brothers, every one of them. We could not have handled this without their invaluable assistance.

 At the station, townspeople arrived with cookies and snacks in hand in the days following the accident. We had enough food donated by area businesses to keep everyone fed, even though no one really felt like eating.

 The incredible attendance of fire and police departments, assorted honor guards and bagpipers at Lance's memorial service is testament to the firefighter and the man that he was. We were touched at the sight of the citizenry along the procession route - from a little boy dressed in a fireman suit to men and women clutching flowers and American flags to uniformed firemen standing at attention. Most of them not knowing Lance, but knowing it's the right thing to do - to show respect and to honor a hero. Signage at businesses from Youngwood to Greensburg was changed to read "RIP Lance," "Prayers Lifted for Lance, Family and Ywd. VFD," "Fireman Jeff Wentzel. You Are In Our Prayers."

 As the community was reaching out to support us, we are trying to do the same for the members of the Wentzel family - their loss is far greater than ours.

  Lance and his many contributions will never be forgotten by this community and by this fire department.  Plans are in the works for a permanent memorial at the fire station on Second Street. The numerous donations that have come in remembrance of Lance will be used to bring that project to fruition.

 We can never repay the kindnesses shown, but we will never forget. For that, the officers and members of the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department will be forever grateful.

 

Anyone wishing to Donate to the Permanent

E.Jeffrey "Lance" Wentzel Memorial

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Chaplin John Storey Sr. (412) 558-2223 or Vice President Don Miller (724) 219-5778.

 


                   

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Governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen Youngwood fireman Jeff Wentzel
Tue. Mar 25th 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered that all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at state facilities in Westmoreland County in honor of fallen firefighter Edwin Jeffrey “Lance” Wentzel.Wentzel, 57, of Youngwood, served with the Youngwood Volunteer Fire ...

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18:00 - House Fire - Ray Weyandt Road
Wed. Apr 16th 2014
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO  180 RAY WEYANDT RD HEMP_T X-sts: HURST RD & NIGHTINGALE LN  NATURE: HOUSE FIRE  TOC: 18:00:10 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 3 EMS Tac: Comments: BELIEVES PELLET STOVE IS ON FIRE ITS IN BASEMENT SAW FIRE COMING BACK INTO THE HOPPER EVERYBODY IS OUT OF HOUSE...

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12:42 - Commercial Fire Alarm - South Grande Blvd
Mon. Apr 14th 2014
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 2480 S GRANDE BLVD HEMP_T: @WESTMORELAND MANOR X-sts: ROUTE 119 & DEAD END   NATURE: COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM  CALLER: WESTMORELAND COUNTY (WESTMORELAN TOC: 12:42:14 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 8 EMS Tac: Comments: FIRE ALARM GOING OFF ...

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00:55 - Commercial Fire Alarm - Technology
Fri. Apr 11th 2014
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 1001 TECHNOLOGY DR E_HUNT_T: @RIDC WESTMORELAND X-sts: OLD ROUTE 119 & DEAD END NATURE: COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM  CALLER: SEC SYS///JESSICA TOC: 00:55:40 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 7 EMS Tac: Comments: GENERAL FIRE ALARM WATC MAAS NOTIFIED  Disp: ...

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18:26 - Medical Assist - Clawson Ave
Thu. Apr 10th 2014
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO CLAWSON AVE YNGWD_B X-sts: N 6TH ST & N 7TH ST  NATURE: AMBAS AMBULANCE ASSIST  CALLER: MAAS TOC: 18:26:02 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 11 EMS Tac: Comments: EMERGENCY LIFTING AND EXTRICATION  Disp: E26-1 ...

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10:12 - House Fire - Mohawk Drive
Thu. Apr 10th 2014
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO  125 MOHAWK DR HEMP_T X-sts: FOSTERVILLE RD & FOSTERVILLE RD  NATURE:TRUCTURE FIRE  CALLER: DANIEL MUIR TOC: 10:12:39 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 4 EMS Tac: Comments: SMOKE IN THE HOUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE SOURCE BUT IT IS GETTING WORSE MAAS NTFD ASST...

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Wed. Apr 16th 2014
18:00 - House Fire - Ray Weyandt Road

STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO  180 RAY WEYANDT RD HEMP_T X-sts: HURST RD & NIGHTINGALE LN  NATURE: HOUSE FIRE  ...

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Mon. Apr 14th 2014
12:42 - Commercial Fire Alarm - South Grande Blvd

STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 2480 S GRANDE BLVD HEMP_T: @WESTMORELAND MANOR X-sts: ROUTE 119 & DEAD END   NATURE: C...

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Fri. Apr 11th 2014
00:55 - Commercial Fire Alarm - Technology

STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 1001 TECHNOLOGY DR E_HUNT_T: @RIDC WESTMORELAND X-sts: OLD ROUTE 119 & DEAD END NATURE: COMMERCI...

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