Alpha Fire Company

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Alpha Fire Company
Do More. Be More. Volunteer.
Agency Overview
Established 1899
Annual calls 1000
Employees 100
Staffing All Volunteer
Fire chief Jeff Martin
Facilities & Equipment
Stations Main Station, 400 West Beaver Ave
College Township Station
Patton Township Station
Engines Engine 510, Engine 512, Engine 513, Engine 514
Tanker 519, Tanker 520
Trucks Truck 516, Truck 517, Quint 527
Rescues Rescue 518
Website
Alpha Fire Company

The Alpha Fire Company provides fire and rescue services for the Borough of State College, College Township, Ferguson Township, Patton Township, and The Pennsylvania State University.

The company was formed in 1899 as the Union Fire Company and changed its name to Alpha Fire Company in 1900

Apparatus[edit]

Alpha Fire Company operates a fleet of 17 vehicles.

  • Command Unit 534 - incident command post rotated among the line officers
  • Chief's Car 538 - fire chief's car, additional command post
  • Fire Police Unit 536
  • Fire Police Unit 537
  • Special Response Unit 522
  • Utility 521
  • Utility 525

Engine Company[edit]

  • Engine 510 - 2005 Pierce Dash
  • Engine 512 - 2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine
  • Engine 513 - 1996 KME Renegade
  • Engine 514 - 2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine
  • Tanker 519 - 2013 Pierce Custom Tanker
  • Tanker 520 - 2004 5 Guys Custom Tanker

Truck Company[edit]

  • Tower 516 - 2007 Sutphen model SPH100 Aerial Platform with a 100’ Foot Boom and a prepiped 5” waterway
  • Tower 517 - 1976/2009 Mack (completely refurbished by Pierce Mfg. including new chassis, hydraulics)
  • Quint 527 - 2010 75 Foot Aerial PUC Quint on a Pierce Arrow XT Chassis.

Rescue Company[edit]

  • Rescue 518 - 2000 Saulsbury Cougar Series Rescue on a Spartan Gladiator Long four-door Chassis

Stations[edit]

Main Station[edit]

The Main Station at 400 W. Beaver Ave. opened in 1975. The Main Station has a Meeting Room, Maintenance Shop, Lounge and Watch Office. The station houses 5 pieces of apparatus, Engine 510, Engine 512, Tower 516, Rescue 518, Tanker 519. Fire Police units 536 and 537 and Utility 522 are also housed here.

College Township Station[edit]

The College Township station is a sub-station housed in the basement of the College Township Building at 1481 E College Ave. This station has a Watchroom, Office, Lounge, Bunkroom, Live-in rooms, and a Kitchen. Engines 513 and Quint 527 are housed here.

Patton Township Station[edit]

The Patton Township Sub-Station opened in 2001. It has rooms for four live-in members and a bunkroom for additional firefighters. The station houses Tower 517, Engine 514, and Tanker 520.

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