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 Fire Deptartment News

VFW Donation
The Hooversville VFW 13-Star Post 7565 has made a donation of $1,000 to the Fire Dept. The Officers and Members of the HVFD say "Thank You".

American Legion
The Stoystown American Legion has made a donation of $1,000 to the Fire Dept. The Officers and Members of the HVFD say "Thank You".

American Legion Donation
The Stoystown American Legion has made a donation of $2,500 to the Fire Dept. The Officers and Members of the HVFD say "Thank You".

Recycling at the Firemen's Grove has resumed
Thanks to the Somerset County Recycling Program and the Somerset County Commissioners. Please use the Small Green Shed to deposit your recycled items. Recycling Instruction Signs are on the Front of the Shed.

New Truck
At a Special Firemen's Meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2013, the membership voted to approve the purchase of a 2002 KME Ford F550 4x4 Mini Pumper/Rescue @ a total cost of $79,000. The Truck was delivered on Tuesday, Oct. 15th and is currently at Station 614.

Rescue Squad
As of January 1, 2013, the Hooversville Rescue Squad, Inc (Ambulance/EMS) will no longer be providing Ambulance Coverage for the residents of Hooversville Borough, and portions of Quemahoning, Shade and Paint Townships. Depending on your location, Emergency Ambulance coverage will be provide by the Somerset Area Ambulance Associaition, Conemaugh Twp. EMS, or Northern EMS of Windber. The Hooversville Vol. Fire Dept. should not be confused with the Hooversville Rescue Squad, for both organizations are separate entities with their own individual finances, organizational structure, and sources of income. The HVFD continues and will continue to provide Fire and Rescue Service to the residents of our coverage area.

West Hamilton Beach VFD Sunday, November 4, 2012... A great amount of Thanks is sent to Hooversville Fire Department of Pennsylvania for their great donation of a 1981 Mack CF pumper and various equipment. This vehicle was of great need since all of our firefighting equipment was wiped out with the exception of hose and fittings. This vehicle enables use to once again protect the neighborhood as we seem fit, with dedication and self sacrifice. We continue to take donations since our specialized equipment has also been lost. Such Vehicle extrication equipment, including the "Jaws of Life", spreader, cutter, rams and air bags. We have also lost many meters for gas leaks, Carbon Monoxide and such which are the majority of our calls in the upcoming winter season. WHBFD says Thank You Hooversville. You guys are the Real Heros.

2012 Foreign Fire Money
The following amounts were received from the VFRA (Foreign Fire Insurance) to the HVFD for 2012: HOOVERSVILLE BOROUGH: $2,822.67 QUEMAHONING TOWNSHIP: $3,994.15 SHADE TOWNSHIP: $2,914.72 PAINT TOWNSHIP: $670.66

Dodge Van
Squad 614-5 (1990 Dodge Van) has been sold and is no longer in service.

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Arlen Specter (D-PA) recently announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $151,008 to the Hooversville Volunteer Fire Department in southwestern Pennsylvania. “Firefighters are invaluable members of the community and they work tirelessly to ensure our safety. It is critical that we do everything in our power to provide them with the necessary tools and resources to perform their jobs,” said Senator Casey. “This money will provide valuable assistance to the Hooversville Volunteer Fire Department in southwestern Pennsylvania.” “These fire prevention and safety programs will help protect the citizens of Pennsylvania and the firefighters who risk their lives every day,” Senator Specter said. “I commend the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing this priority and for its continued support of our nation’s fire services.” Federal funds are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) which aims to strengthen the Nation’s first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public as well the responders’ themselves. The grants are available through the Operations and Safety (O&S) program area of the AFG. This is the 9th round of AFG O&S grants for Fiscal Year 2009.

The Bureau of Forestry has announced that the Fire Department's Application for Assistance under the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program has been approved for the total amount of $7,464.
This is a Matching Grant Program so the fire department is responsible for $3,732 of the total grant.