Alpha Fire Company

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Alpha Fire Company
Do More. Be More. Volunteer.
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Centre County
Agency overview
Established 1899
Annual calls 1000
Employees 100
Staffing All Volunteer
Fire chief Jeff Martin
Facilities and equipment
Stations Main Station, 400 West Beaver Ave
College Township Station
Patton Township Station
Engines Engine 5-1, Engine 5-2, Engine 5-3, Engine 5-4
Tanker 5-1, Tanker 5-2
Trucks Truck 5-1, Truck 5-2, Quint 5-1
Rescues Rescue 5-1
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 18 vehicles.

  • Command 5 - Incident command post rotated among the line officers
  • Car 5 - Fire chief's car, additional command post
  • Traffic 5-1 - Fire police traffic unit
  • Traffic 5-2 - Fire police traffic unit
  • Special Unit 5 - Modified 2005 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab
  • Utility 5-1
  • Utility 5-2
  • UTV 5 - Kubota RTV

Engine Company[edit]

  • Engine 5-1 - 2005 Pierce Dash
  • Engine 5-3 - 2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine
  • Engine 5-4 - 1996 KME Renegade
  • Engine 5-2 - 2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine
  • Tanker 5-1 - 2013 Pierce Custom Tanker
  • Tanker 5-2 - 2004 5 Guys Custom Tanker

Truck Company[edit]

  • Truck 5-1 - 2016 95 Foot Pierce Velocity ladder Truck
  • Truck 5-2 - 2009 75 Foot Pierce ArielScope ladder Truck
  • Quint 5 - 2010 75 Foot Aerial PUC Quint on a Pierce Arrow XT Chassis.

Rescue Company[edit]

  • Rescue 5 - 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 5-1, Engine 5-4, Truck 5-1, Rescue 5, Tanker 5-1. Traffic units 5-1 and 5-2 and Utility 5-1 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. Engine 5-3 and Quint 5 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 Truck 5-2, Engine 5-2, Utility 5-2 and Tanker 5-2.

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