Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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At approximately 10:40am Station 102 was alerted along with Attack 64 (White Valley) for a large brush fire on Tall Oaks Drive. While enroute Westmoreland 911 advised multiple calls were starting to ...
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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At approximately 9:55pm Station 102 was alerted for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries, 1 vehicle into a commercial structure. Rescue and Squad responded. Assistant Chief Baustert arrive...
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
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The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company has volunteered to ride Santa though the Township on Saturday, December the 17th
Friday, November 25th, 2022
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After you have stuffed yourself with turkey and did some HO HO HO shopping come play BINGO on Friday, November the 25th at the Washington Township Firehall, 4078 State Route 66, Apollo, PA.Doors will ...
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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At approximately 10:40am Station 102 was alerted along with Attack 64 (White Valley) for a large brush fire on Tall Oaks Drive. While enroute Westmoreland 911 advised multiple calls were starting to ...
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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At approximately 9:55pm Station 102 was alerted for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries, 1 vehicle into a commercial structure. Rescue and Squad responded. Assistant Chief Baustert arrived ...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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