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 […]