Company Currently Recruiting for Fall 2016-Spring 2017 College Semesters

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The Hope Hose Company #2 is now accepting applications for all membership types as well as for our Live-In Program for the Fall 2016- Spring 2017 Semesters.

The company is celebrating 135 years of service to the community and currently operates an Engine Company with EMS First Response capability, Command/EMS Special Unit, 100 foot Tower Ladder and 105 foot Ladder.

The station is under a mile from Lock Haven University nestled in the heart of downtown Lock Haven.  There is also easy commuter access to Route 220 via Paul Mac Blvd. which is one block from the station, 27 miles from Williamsport’s Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology and 37.1 miles to State College, home of Penn State Main Campus.

Another asset available to members living in the area or in station as a Live-in is that the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is located in Lewistown, PA which is only a 51.6 mile drive.

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Company History

The Hope Hose Company #2 was formed in June of 1881 to protect the lives and property of the City of Lock Haven and was located in an Engine House  on North Grove Street near the corner of East Church Street as a volunteer department. Today it is a combination department that is partially funded by the City of Lock Haven. Currently we have twenty (20) Volunteers and three (3) paid staff including one (1) full-time and two (2) part-time Driver/Operators that are hired through the Company and funded by the City of Lock Haven.

Coverage Area Demographics

Historical Commercial/Downtown Area

Midrise Apartment Buildings

Garden Style Apartments

Government Complexes

Educational Complexes

Limited Access Highway

Municipal Airport

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What we have to offer

  •  Strong Volunteer Base.
  • Excellent Leadership.
  • Experienced Company Officers.
  • Brand new Bunk/Study room.
  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet.
  • Free Training
  • Progressive department averaging 300 calls a year.
  • Opportunities for advancement and Employment with the City of Lock Haven.

 

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Basic Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • No previous training required*
  • Weekly Staffing requirement for Live-In Members
  • Criminal and Child Abuse background check
  • Completion of Essentials of Firefighting or EMT within 12 months, Firefighter 1 within 18 months**

* Live-In program requires at minimum Essentials of Firefighting or EMT, Preferred Firefighter 1

** Administrative and support personnel are exempt from this requirement

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an officer please stop in or call the fire house at (570) 748-5958 and ask for the Captain or Chief.

Hope Hose Application

 Live In Application

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HazWeather-Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1010 AM EDT SAT AUG 13 2016

PAZ012-018-019-024>027-033>035-041-042-045-141415-
NORTHERN CLINTON-NORTHERN CENTRE-SOUTHERN CENTRE-CAMBRIA-BLAIR-
HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-SOMERSET-BEDFORD-FULTON-NORTHERN LYCOMING-
SULLIVAN-SOUTHERN CLINTON-
1010 AM EDT SAT AUG 13 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL APPROACH 100 DEGREES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEYS
AND LARGER TOWNS AND CITIES THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING
LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG
WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING
AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD SEND HEAVY RAIN REPORTS OF OBSERVED RAINFALL GREATER
THAN ONE INCH PER HOUR OR OBSERVED LOCALIZED FLOODING REPORTS TO
CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV

DEP Declares Drought Watch for 34 Pennsylvania Counties

Drought-Watch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTACHMENT FOR USE: Water Conservation Tips Graphics
August 2, 2016
 
DEP Declares Drought Watch for 34 Pennsylvania Counties
Drought Warning Issued for Potter County
 
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued a drought watch declaration for 34 Pennsylvania counties and a drought warning declaration for Potter County following a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force where members evaluated recent data that indicate conditions for water supplies are continuing to deteriorate. 
The declarations are in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal precipitation primarily across counties in the upper half and south-central portions of Pennsylvania. These conditions have resulted in rainfall deficits of as much as 6.0 inches during the past 90 days. 
“A number of public water systems have already instituted voluntary and mandatory water restrictions to preserve their drinking water supplies,” DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “We’re asking residents and businesses to use water wisely and follow simple water conservation tips to ease the demand for water.”
A drought watch is the least severe of the three drought declarations. It calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use. During a drought warning, citizens are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water use between 10-15 percent in affected counties. A drought emergency calls for mandatory restrictions on nonessential water use to protect water supplies as well as public health and safety. A drought emergency requires a proclamation from the Governor.
Through a cooperative program with the U.S. Geological Survey, DEP helps fund a statewide network of gauges to monitor groundwater levels and stream flows. This network provides the state’s drought coordinator with comprehensive data that is used to determine drought classifications. In addition to precipitation, groundwater and stream flow levels, DEP monitors soil moisture and water supply storage. This data is shared with other state and federal agency personnel who make up the task force.
Varying conditions under drought watch and warnings may dictate individual water suppliers or municipalities asking for more stringent conservation actions. DEP is notifying all water suppliers in the affected areas of the need to monitor their supplies and update their drought contingency plans as necessary.
DEP is also looking at new and innovative ways to improve the management of the state’s water resources.
“Historically, stormwater management consisted of getting runoff to streams as quickly as possible, and away from our cities and towns. Within the past decade, we have begun to see stormwater as a resource to recharge groundwater, and we continue to look for innovative ways to encourage these practices,” McDonnell said.
DEP recommends the following ways to reduce water use:
          Run water only when necessary.  Avoid running the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, or letting the shower run for several minutes before use;
          Check for household leaks.  A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day!
          Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
          Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40 to 50 percent less energy.
          Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.
DEP also offers other water conservation recommendations and water audit procedures for commercial and industrial users, such as food processors, hotels and educational institutions. These recommendations and additional drought monitoring information are available by clicking here or visiting DEP’s website, www.dep.pa.gov/drought.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Susan Rickens, 717-787-1323
Following is the list of counties under a drought declaration: 
Drought Warning
Potter
 
Drought Watch
Armstrong
Bedford
Berks
Blair
Bradford
Cameron
Carbon
Centre
Clarion
Clearfield
Clinton
Dauphin
Elk
Forest
Fulton
Huntingdon
Indiana
Jefferson
Juniata
Lawrence
Lebanon
Lehigh
Lycoming
McKean
Mercer
Mifflin
Northampton
Perry
Schuylkill
Snyder
Sullivan
Tioga
Union
Venango

Company Recognized as Participating Department

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The Hope Hose Company is proud to announce that we are now a “Silver” level department through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s Participating Department Program.

This is an improvement from 2013’s level  of only 10% of our active membership being certified to the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board®) standards.

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Per the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s website the “Participating Department is a program that Commonwealth emergency responders have an opportunity to participate in and be recognized as a certified fire professional at various levels in accordance with nationally recognized and sanctioned Professional Qualification standards. The purpose is to recognize those organizations that support, promote, and encourage their emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s Certification Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.”

For more information on the program go to the Participating Department Program Website.

 

 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
314 PM EDT MON JUL 25 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN POTTER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SOUTHERN CAMERON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELK COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
NORTH CENTRAL UNION COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SOUTHERN TIOGA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
LYCOMING COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT.

* AT 313 PM EDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM CANTON TO NEAR CROSS FORK TO NEAR BROCKPORT…MOVING
EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
JERSEY SHORE…MONTOURSVILLE…LOCK HAVEN…WILLIAMSPORT…
MEDIX RUN…MACKEYVILLE…FLEMINGTON…HUGHESVILLE…DUNNSTOWN…
ELIMSPORT…ALLENWOOD…SHUNK…TROUT RUN…MUNCY VALLEY…
KETTLE CREEK GORGE…HICKS RUN…LEETONIA…SLATE RUN…
RALSTON AND COGAN STATION.

FOR THOSE DRIVING ON INTERSTATE 80…THIS INCLUDES AREAS BETWEEN THE
BELLEFONTE AND LEWISBURG-WILLIAMSPORT EXITS…SPECIFICALLY FROM MILE
MARKERS 172 TO 203.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 180 FROM MILE MARKERS 10 TO 29.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

HazWeather-Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
532 AM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-
SNYDER-MONTOUR-NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-
LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-LANCASTER-


THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HEAT INDICES WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

ISOLATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO
MONDAY EVENING...ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM
THE OHIO VALLEY. LOCALIZED WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50
MPH...SMALL HAIL...AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING ARE THE
PRIMARY WEATHER IMPACTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

Tower Runs Rescue Assignment in the 27 Box

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On 7/3/16 at 1649 Tower 2 was special called for Box 2701, a Rescue Assignment for the report of a Hang glider accident with person trapped 70 plus feet in a tree. At this time Tower and Chief 2 responded and upon arrival on scene positioned to extricate the conscious, un injured operator from the glider.

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Crew members loaded the high angle equipment from the tower onto the aerial device and proceeded to the operator.

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Upon gaining access to the individual a fall arrest system was attached to the operator and they were safely removed from the tree and into the tower ladder with no complaints of injury.

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Units operating on scene included Engine 27-1, Squad 27-14, Squad 29-14, Ambulance 29, Ladder 29-70, Utility 29-20, Tower 2, Chief 2, Deputy 29, Deputy 27.

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