Recent Calls
Fri. Feb 28th 2020
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 302 N 3RD ST YNGWD_B: @SPORTS ATTIC X-ST:WASHINGTON AVE & AVENUE A NATURE:HAZMAT CALLER:DAVIS TOC: 13:13:23 Fire TAC: EMS Tac: Comments: ODOR OF GAS INSIDE Chief Com...
Wed. Feb 26th 2020
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 111 SILVIS FARM RD YNGWD_B: EST X-ST:DEPOT ST & WINEMAN ROAD NATURE: VEHICLE ACCIDENT CALLER:PSPG TOC: 18:37:48 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 8 EMS Tac: Comments: VAN OFF THE RO...
Wed. Feb 26th 2020
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO : 302 S 3RD ST YNGWD_B X-ST:LOWE ST & NEWILL STREET NATURE: VEHICLE ACCIDENT TOC: 10:02:00 Fire TAC: EMS Tac: Comments: VEHICLE ACCIDENT Chief Complaint: Motor Vehicle...
Mon. Feb 24th 2020
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO 1339 BROAD ST S_GBG_B: @ALTERNATIVE LIVING SOLOUTIONS X-ST:HUFF AVE & SHERIDAN AVE NATURE: COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM CALLER:OP - 8809 TOC: 18:04:07 Fire TAC: FIRE TAC 5 EMS ...
Sat. Feb 22nd 2020
STATION 26 DISPATCHED TO : 567 WALTZ MILL RD SEWICK_T: @MENASHA CORPORATION X-ST:PITTSBURGH PIKE & RAMP I 70 E TO EXIT 54 RAMP NATURE: COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM CALLER:OP 151 TOC: 21:27:41 Fire TAC:...
News Headlines
Fri. Jan 17th 2020
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Three people were reportedly burned Friday in a tanker truck explosion inside an East Huntingdon garage, Westmoreland County 911 said.The explosion occurred about 4:25 p.m. at 1528 New Stanton-Ruffsda...
Wed. Jan 15th 2020
Happy to Announce the Line Officers for 2020 Assistant Chief – Bob Coletta Deputy Chief – Seth Helman Engine Captain – Darren Miller Rescue Captain – Dave Barlock Truck C...
Sun. Jan 5th 2020
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PA Turnpike closed after 5 people killed, over 50 hospitalized following crashBy: WPXI.com News Staff
Updated: January 5, 2020 - 4:42 AMAll directions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed due to a ...
Sat. Dec 21st 2019
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Anytime we can save the American Flag its a GREAT SAVE !!! Great Job !!
About Us


 

 Our Fire Department

    The idea of the hose company was conceived in the spring of 1903. On May 28,1903, records show , the first meeting was called and held in the Robert Ellis Building located on South First Street. A Volunteer Fire Company was organized with C.G Frey appointed Chairman; W.J. Rummell, Secretary; and G.M. Pahel, Fire Chief. Maurice Shrader and William Joseph met with the Borough Council to find a place to meet and to arrange purchase of some fire fighting equipment. The newly organized Volunteer Fire Company held it's meeting in the carriage house which served as the truck room.

   On November 9,1903, application for the formal charter was submitted by Robert Ellis, W.H Crock, T.E. Holtzer, George M. Pahel, W.J. Rummel, Thomas O'Brien and G.A. Nelson.Officer of the newly-charted Youngwood Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 were President, Robert Ellis, Secretary James Ellis; Treasure, James Romig; Chief George Falkins; Captain, Maurice Shrader; Lieutenants, William Joseph and Earl Pyatt; Hose Man, Sam Romig; Trustees, W.J. Rummell, T.E Holtzer and F.M. Stroble.

    On September 13,1904 the Fire Department met with Borough Council and arranged to purchase a new hose wagon from J.S. Knisely, Bellefone Pennsylvania. In addition to the hose wagon , Council purchased 400 feet of new hose, a second hand hose cart and a ladder truck drawn by Ohand.

    In 1905, the Borough Council granted the Hose Company the use of two rooms at a rent of $1.00 per year.

    In 1908, a committee was appointed to solicit funds for a Bell or Gong.

   The town's first major structure fire occurred on Feb. 23,1914 when Fiscus and Riblett Store at the corner of Third and Depot was destroyed. It was never rebuilt.

1924 - Seagrave Fire Truck was Purchased

1937 - International Fire Truck was Purchased

1938 - A fire siren was placed atop the Borough Building on Fourth Street.

1946 - American LaFrance Fire Truck Purchased

1950 - A major development occurred thru the generosity of J.B. Peterson, A Packard Ambulance was acquired to the service the Youngwood Area.

   As the years went on , six Ambulance replacements followed, and as of 1974, Youngwood owned two Cadillac ambulances, Fully equipped. In the late 80's a decision was made to disband the ambulance service, and to enlist the help of Mutual Aid Ambulance service to better serve the community with full service.

   On March 26, 1953, The First Life Member Banquet was held at Sleepy Hollow Tavern near Ligonier, Pennsylvania Thirty-Three members were honored that night.

  In 1969, The Hose Company took giant steps....A tract of land at the south east corner of Second and Chestnut Street was purchased...and the " Long Shanty", an old land mark was sent up in flames while the firemen carried out practice drills.

   A community center was planned around the building that would House the present and modern equipment envisioned for the immediate future. An  Air Conditioned building, with meeting rooms and kitchen facilities was planned and built at a cost of $200,000.00. The Youngwood Community and Borough Council cooperated with the Fire Company's ambitious plans and a New Fire hall and social center was developed for the citizens of Youngwood.

  The Building committee for this bold project was; Chairman , Mayor ( 1969-1973) James Neal; John Vukelic; Edward Levendusky; Albert Gaebel, James Wallace, Mike Pacelli Sr., Edward Anderson, Jess Goswick, Paul Conde and Robert Laird. The dedication for the new Fire Hall was held on Sunday , Nov. 22, 1970 with Robert Laird Chairman.

 

 

 


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