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State of the Art Apparatus
The Unity VFD maintains state of the art firefighting apparatus to provide the highest level of protection for the our community. Learn about it...
The Unity VFD is not just a service to the community, it is a part of it. We become involved by providing demonstrations, department tours, fire safety information and by participating in many community events. Learn more...
The Unity VFD's greatest asset is its members. We have more than 30 active members, many of whom are lifetime members. We also have a Ladies Auxiliary that supports the department in many ways.
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Through your support the Unity VFD is able to provide the very best in fire and rescue protection. Our ability to stay at a high level of readiness depends on you.
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New Engine 233-1 has arrived
July 25, 2014 - Engine 233-1 has arrived to it's new home at Unity VFD on Friday July 25th. It is a 2014 Pierce Impel Pumper with a 1500gpm pump, 750 gallon tank and a 450HP Cummins Diesel engine. Also featured is the Husky 12 foam system which we will be using to deliver Class A foam. It has been a long process and we are proud to add this latest addition to Plum Borough's Firefighting fleet.
New Engine 233-1 Coming Soon
July 12, 2014 - New Engine 233-1 is on its way soon to Unity VFD. Final inspection and foam training was conducted at the Pierce Factory in Appleton, WI on July 8th thru the 10th. Engine 233-1 is expected to arrive around 7/18 thru 7/23 time frame. Thanks to Jim Sims, Glick Fire Equipment and Pierce for their hospitality for a great visit to the factory.
233QRS Best Appearing Ambulance/QRS at Allegheny County Convention Parade
June 14, 2014 - Unity VFD (Qrs233 and Truck233) attended the parade at Oakmont VFD. Plum Borough was well represented. Unity VFD won a plaque for Best Appearing Ambulance/Qrs. Thanks to all Unity members that attended and your efforts.
Network of Hope 5K walk at Boyce Park
May 17, 2014 - Unity VFD was requested to lead the walk at Boyce Park Ski Lodge. Engine 233-2 and QRS233 and crew attended the event. Thanks for all the support by Network of Hope staff.
Residential Structure Fire
March 24, 2014 - Plum Station's 235,233,234,WC54 and WC56-2 were dispatched to a
residential structure fire. 233 Asst on scene reporting working fire, 235 Chief on scene
with command. 235 Engine, 235 Tanker on scene started fire attack. Westmoreland County E54 and E56-2 on scene assisting. 233 Truck on scene setup aerial for exposure protection if needed. 233 Engine 2 on scene, crew searched basement. 233 Truck, 234 Engine crews assisted with overhaul and finished off hot spots. Allegheny County Fire Marshall's Office called to the scene for investigation.
Units: 235 Engine, 235 Tanker, 233 Truck, 233 Engine 2, 234 Engine, WC Engine 54, WC Engine 56-2, 235 Service, 233 Qrs
Command: 235 Chief (Brenner)
Operations: 233 Asst (Imbarlina)
Safety: 233 Chief (Currie)
March 24, 2014 - Plum Station's 233 and 235 were dispatched to a brush fire behind Haskell Ln in East Oakmont section of Plum. 235 Tanker, 233 Engine 2, 235 Service on scene with a good size brush fire over hillside behind Certified Carpet Co. Preconnect from 235 Tanker deployed along with brooms and water cans by 233 and 235 crews. 233 Squad with 233 ATV arrived and was deployed down the gas well road to assist in extinguishment. Fire extinguished, all 233 and 235 units cleared scene.
Units: 233 Engine 2, 233 Squad, 233 ATV, 235 Tanker, 235 Service, 235 Engine
Command: 233 Chief (Currie)
Operations: 233 Asst (Turpin)
New SCBA (Self contained breathing apparatus) placed in service
February 15th, 2014 - Unity VFD recently purchased Thirty (30) New MSA Firehawk M7 Breathing Apparatus units. These units are 4500psi 30 minute bottles with the new ExtendAir II buddy breathing option. Units were placed in service on all Unity VFD vehicles as of Saturday Feb 15th.
Girl Scout Troop #52326 visit to Unity VFD
January 19th, 2014- On Sunday, Girl Scout Troop #52326 from Plum visited Unity VFD for a field trip to learn about fire safety and see our equipment helping the girls earn their petal patch.
Busy 2013 ends with 1,051 calls
January 1st, 2014 - For the 7th year in a row Unity VFD had over 1,000 calls coming in at 1,051 incidents in 2013.
Some of the incident totals...
- 682 Medical Qrs Calls
- 94 Auto Accidents
- 77 Fire Alarms
- 27 Natural Gas Leaks
- 24 Brush/Trash Fires
- 23 Structure Fire related incidents
- 23 Utility/Pole/Wires down
- 21 Smoke/Odor investigations
- 19 Public Service Details (flooding, home related assistance)
- 16 Vehicle Fires
- 16 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- 9 Misc Rescues (Off road, ATV included)
- 8 Standby Details
- 5 Haz Mat
Santa visit to Regency School
December 20th - Santa visited Regency School aboard Unity Truck 233 to the delight of all the students. Santa had gifts for the teachers and students for their classroom.