The Waynesburg Franklin Twp Volunteer Fire Company would like to congratulate Hogan Barnhart, Steve Calvario, Dan Fox, Chris Lash, and Nathan Ribar in receiving their National Pro Board Firefighter 1 Certification. Currently the Fire Department has 25 members certified to Firefighter 1 standards including 12 certified to Firefighter 2 standards. The Department also has 3 members certified to Pro Board Hazardous Materials Operations Level and 5 members certified to National Pro Board Fire Service Instructor 1. The Department does have 5 PA Fire Academy Suppression Instructors.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past Assistant Chief, George “Jed” Howard. Jed joined the company in 1979 and held the line officer positions of Lieutenant and Captain for a number of years. Jed was Assistant Chief from 1986 thru 1993.
The Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Memorial Service on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 6pm. The Fire Company will also attend the Funeral Service on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 11am.
Any and all fire departments that wish to participate are welcome.
Jed served the Waynesburg Community for many years. Thank you for your many years of service.
Please keep the Howard Family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Waynesburg Franklin Twp VFC participated in a regional collapse rescue training exercise put on by the Region 13 Task Force. The scenario was a collapse of a concrete and steel structure with people trapped inside. The fire company was assisted by the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company, EMS Southwest, Greene County Emerency Management, Washington County Department of Public Safety, and the Region 13 USAR Team. The exercise was held at the Mine Training and Technology Center in Ruff Creek, PA. Thanks to all that helped with this valuable training.