Penn Hills No.7 VFC is now accepting applications for Live-In Firefighter (FT-Student & FT-Employed). There are two goals of the Penn Hills No.7 Live-In program. First is to provide a fully staffed 100 % volunteer fire station for quick response for service 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week. The second is to give you the firefighter the necessary education needed to procure employment within a career department. Living at the fire department is a unique experience that can be as rewarding and educational as you choose to make it. The program is both demanding and time consuming, but it is our hope that it creates the discipline and respect that is expected in a career fire department. Motivation, dedication and professionalism are qualities that successful Live-In’s must possess. Primarily, our focus is to recruit personnel with previous Fire and Rescue experience, although none is required to file an application.
We also allow Live-In members to be employed full time and live at the station. The Live-In is required to maintain employment, not less than 32 hours per week, no time limit is imposed, and all other applicable rules as a member apply. Both types of membership encourage participation in all fire company activities as regulated by the Fire Company By-Laws.
Applicants for live-in membership must be at least 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or GED. A Pennsylvania mailing address and drivers licenses is also required within State required time-frame. Openings in the program will be filled as per the Membership Committee and Fire Chief. First consideration to new applicants will be given to persons with previous Fire Department and/or Rescue experience or certification. Applicants will be required to complete an official application after meeting with the Fire Chief and sign a release for a background investigation to verify requested information. An interview will then be conducted for suitability of membership after completion of the background checks. If you are interested in gaining a VALUABLE experience as a Live-In Firefighter, Then the Penn Hills No.7 VFC wants you! Click HERE for an application for membership!!!
- NO QRS/First Responder Calls
- Free room & board
- Modern apparatus & equipment
- New TWP fire training complex (.5 miles from No.7,Fall-18 Completion)
- Close to Schools, Colleges & Universities
- Use of company vehicle for transportation to fire school/grocery,shopping
- Full paid scholarship to CCAC through FireVest* (we will help you apply)
- High-speed wireless internet
- Entertainment including: HD Cable, X-Box One, Netflix, Hulu
- Quiet study areas available at all times
- Living quarters & storage
- Free laundry utilities
- Fully-equipped kitchen with appliances
- Reimbursed Gym Membership Fees
- Extensive Fire & Rescue experiences
- ALL personal protective equipment supplied
- Close to shopping, activities & restaurants
- Build a friendship that will last forever
Saturday evening, Station 227 went out of service for a few hours to celebrate our annual banquet. Members received recognition for top calls runners, and two members received recognition of service awards. FF William Gentile and FF Moe Rayan received their “Life Memberships”. This membership status is given to members that have completed 25 (twenty-five) years of service with 227. Thank you to both of these gentlemen for years of hard work and dedication.
Top 10 Fire Call Response Awards:
- John King
- James Davis
- Austin Pipes
- Larry Zamora
- Ken Lander
- Tom Kutcher
- Bill Jeffcoat
- Don Long
- Isaiah Wilson
Monday Evening Starts the beginning of a 24-hour Hazardous Materials Operations Class. This course provides responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to analyze, plan, and implement performance-defensive response actions for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. During this course, students receive instruction and hands-on experience in the knowledge, activities and responsibilities required of operations-level HAZMAT responders. This course trains responders to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
Over the past three (3) months we have been updating all portable hand lights on all the fire apparatus. We have finally completed this project. All of the new lighting is LED and gives brighter illumination and allows for longer usage times. Penn Hills No.7 VFC continues to plan for replacement and modernization of our apparatus and equipment to better serve our citizens and firefighters.
We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, FireForce,Inc. installed the last eight (8) TIC’s on our G1 SCBA’s. This now means that the entire fleet has been convirted over to this technology. Station 227 is the first in Penn Hills and Allegheny County to have all SCBA’s with the integrated thermal imaging cameras. We fell this will give our firefighters an added tool in their arsenal to find any potential victims much faster.
On Monday evening, Members from 227, 221, 222, 225, 285 completed a 16hr PA State Fire Acadmey Approved Class on “Engine Company Operations”. Thank you to all the members that attended.
We are proud to announce that St. 227 has purchased 8 more TIC’s to completely outfit all SCBAs on 227 Rescue. We feel this will give our firefighters an added tool in their arsenal to help find any potential victims much faster! In November, the rest of the fleet will be outfitted.
On Tuesday, Station 227 took delivery of 3,900 feet of fire hose that we won from a 2016 AFG grant. We hope to have all the new fire hose in service in the next few weeks.
On Friday, Station 227 took delivery of a new MSA Altair X5 multi gas detection meter. This new detection meter has cutting edge Bluetooth technology that transmits real time gas readings back to the command post for incident commanders. This meter can simultaneously detect 6 different gases.
On Monday evening, about 30 members from 227, 221, 222, 223, 225 attended “Lock-Out, Tag-Out” at Station 227. This class addresses the practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment, thereby preventing the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing and maintenance activities. The standard outlines measures for controlling hazardous energies such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, and other energy sources.