Recent Calls
Thu. May 3rd 2018
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At 20:55 Stations 107(Turkeytown), 17(Smithton), 19(Yukon), 58(Scottdale), Tanker 74(East Huntingdon) and Air 38(Mt. Pleasant) were activated for reports of smoke and flames coming from the rear of a ...
Wed. Jul 26th 2017
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This past Wednesday a young man was working on a house in when he was injured in an accident. He sustained life threatening injuries to his arm while severing several arteries and veins. He was brough...
Mon. Jul 24th 2017
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As storms rolled through the Smithton Area around 21:00, roadways began to flood as calls came in to the 9-1-1 center. Station 17(Smithton) was originally activated for a flooded roadway near the fo...
Thu. Jul 13th 2017
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Shortly after 23:00 on Thursday evening, Fayette County Station 11 was alerted of a working abandoned structure fire on River Road in Dawson Borough. A second alarm was requested which added Westmore...
Wed. Jun 7th 2017
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Just before 11:00pm on Wednesday night, Station 82(West Newton) was activated for a possible structure fire near 105 South Second Street, West Newton Borough. Stations 103(Collinsburg), 11(Sutersville...
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 1959 American LaFrance - Engine 17-4

 In July of 2008 Engine 17-4 was officially retired and replaced with Station 17's newest addition, Squrt 17. The American LaFrance proudly served the Borough of Smithton and surrounding communities since 1959. It was also the main "sleigh" every December 24th for Santa and all his elves to pass out goodies and treats to the Smithton Area Children.

 

This American LaFrance Fire Engine was bought in 1959.  It was the first new engine purchased by the Smithton Volunteers.  It featured a 750 gpm volume pump and a high pressure pump for use with the booster lines.  In that time frame high pressure pumps were in vogue, designed to use limited amounts of water to prevent excessive water damage.  This picture was taken at the area ALF service center where the unit was being prepared for delivery.
Pictured is Roger A. McGary.

Department members built this two-bay station in the early 1950's. It replaced a wooden structure that was leaning badly.  At the time the only fire engine (on left) was a 1948 Ford with a 250 gpm front mount pump.  In 1957 Valentines Dairy donated the vehicle seen in the right bay.  It was a milk delivery truck.  Seen below, firefighters converted the unit into a utility vehicle.
Pictured working on the unit are Bill Keedy (front) and Bill Beers.

1936 Dodge / McKay

Small Front Mount Pump

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