Fire Prevention Essay Contest Winners

On October 11th, we congratulated all of those who submitted their essay to the Fire Prevention Essay Contest. This year the essay contest that was sent out to Washington County 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Students had to write an essay on Home Fire Safety. Vice President Jon Kimberland led the contest in which there were more than 240 essays submitted. The top 5 finalists were selected from each grade level and invited to […]

Gas Well Training Pad

Today at the fire academy we officially opened the Washington County Fire Academy Gas Well Training Pad.  In conjunction with the Tri-County Oil & Gas Fire & Safety Training Experience todays’ event brought together emergency first responders, local elected officials, industry representatives and stakeholders to view the new facility and demonstrations of the training opportunities now available here in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The event concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony thanking the industry sponsors for all […]

Fire Prevention Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Fire Prevention Essay Contest.  The contest is open to all fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students in Washington County.  The topic for this year is “Home Fire Safety”.  All essay must be written on this topic to be eligible.  There will be five (5) winners selected from each grade for a total of twenty (20) winning essays. The 1st place winners of each grade will receive $100 dollars, […]

Gas Well Training Pad Project – Update

The Gas Well Training Pad project is moving along well.  All the major props have been set in place.  We have installed several 400 barrel tanks, two gas production units (GPU’s), a horizontal and vertical separators, pump jack derrick, and well head with cellar to name a few. The props are being piped to burn propane fuel that would represent various incidents in which first responders may be dispatched.  The propane is being stored onsite […]

Gas Well Training Pad Project

The Washington County Firemens’ Association in cooperation with the Washington County Department of Public Safety have been working for the past 8 months on constructing an Oil/Gas Well training pad. The project includes developing one (1) acre of ground at the fire academy located at 895 Western Ave in Houston, PA to replicate an actual gas well pad. We are working with several gas well companies, engineers, contractors, and industry experts in providing some real […]

Awards Presented

At our regular monthly meeting on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the North Franklin VFD the association paused the meeting to recognized two individuals for their courageous actions. On, August 24, 2013 fire departments were dispatched to a possible structure fire in Amwell Township.  Capt. Kris Engle of the North Franklin VFD radioed to county dispatch heavy smoke conditions, arriving on-scene to report a working fire.  He also reported possible entrapment, when he noticed a […]