Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Team 800 responded to Mutual, Unity Township to assist Station 83 Mutual & 36 Pleasant Unity fire departments to mitigate a leaking home heating fuel tank. The resident quickly called 9-1-1 to rep...
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East Huntingdon Township Home Heating Fuel Leak, Team 800 personnel assisted local FD to mitigate fuel spill in the basement and then provided assistance to construct an underflow dam to collect the l...
Friday, January 14th, 2022
Team 800 responded on 1/14 to a fuel spill involving a reefer trailer diesel tank that was damaged when the trailer had become disconnected from the tractor. Team 800 assisted Station 26 with mitigat...
Saturday, December 18th, 2021
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Team 800 was requested at approximately 2000 hrs to assist and support New Kensington City FD with the containment and mitigation of a vehicle accident involving two 55 gallon drums of used oil damage...
Friday, June 10th, 2022
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Team 800 performed standby duties for ARFF 121 for the 2022 AirShow in Westmoreland County. 7 members of the team provided response capabilities in R800, UT800, and C800 for practice on June 10, 2022
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
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Dear Friend and Supporter:We wish to sincerely thank all the businesses and individuals who help make our 20th annual 2022 golf outing a huge success. Even though we were nearly rained out from nearly...
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Station 111 hosted a decontamination review in their new station and Team 800 conducted familiarization with the H800 apparatus. Thanks for hosting this informative session.
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
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Past Chief and SFA instructor S. Teacher provided refresher training for Station 26.
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Team 800 members started out the new year with training on radiological, 4-gas, and PID meters and other instruments. Ten members participated in a hands on, utilization and understanding of using the various instruments including calibration set up of the tools.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
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A great turnout for the annual banquet provided for a wonderful event and roast to our eighteen year Chief, William R. Wright. "802" announced that he will be stepping down this year and with high emotion gave praise to all the members who had helped him through the years.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Each year an individual who is not an officer of the team that contributes in a consistent and outstanding way through attendance in response and non-response activities is chosen to show appreciation for going above and beyond the status quo.
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Team 800 participated in a 4 hour two part program on EOD awareness presented from an Allegheny County Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer on Thursday December 5, 2013 in Westmoreland County. A Sergeant/Bomb Technician provided a large display of ordinance and switches that may be found in ...
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Monthly training at the Team 800 station. Fitting the new guy out.
Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 9:00am- 2:00pm Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Check the attached flyer for a complete list of acceptable materials and sponsors.
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Four days of quality education by national experts including numerous outdoor hands-on training programs. Seven Springs offers a stunning location in Western Pennsylvania with a large number of recreational activities and a special conference room rate of only 135.
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A multi fire company and hazardous materials response team exercise/drill was conducted at Smith Oil Company on Pandora Road in Derry Township/Bradenville alarm district Monday August 19, 2013 with 70 participants.
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The PAHMT Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians in conjunction with the manufacturer’s representative, PEMA, PA Region 13, and State Fire Academy instructors on May 4, 2013, conducted training at APRA Arnold Palmer Regional Airport a day long hands on certification course...
Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Team 800 placed in service in conjunction with last nights team training the vehicle below. Next months formal training is scheduled around use and deployment of this vehicle. Thanks to the County Commissioners and those who were instrumental in procuring this asset for our arsenal to mitigate hazar...
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Please review the monthly Training Schedule in the "Files" section for TEAM 800 in 2013. Please make every effort to attend these training sessions to become familiar with some of the new equipment and topics such as basic rope, well site training, EOD awareness, DECON tent.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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The regular monthly meeting conducted Thrsday night December 27, 2012 had a lot of information on the agenda and discussion on membership was a big part of the business conducted. Also, Director of Public Safety Michael Brooker was on hand for the meeting and addressed the upcoming year.
Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Gerry McCracken was named Team 800 member of the year for his dedication, support and attendance as an active member of our team. We congratulate Gerry on his award and thank him for his continued active role as a team member since 2009.
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
It is with deep regret that we report the death of Life Member William H. Fink Jr. Bill has been a member of the team since 1988. A former HAZMAT Technician, Bill was a member and former Chief of the Manor Fire Department.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Team 800 participated in the annual Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act Drill in Fairfield Township May 3, 2012. Over 100 participants and 8 agencies participated in the drill. Team 800 responded to handle a Hydrochloric Acid leak from a straight truck tanker with the assistance of Somerset C...
Monday, March 12th, 2012
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Tenth Annual Team 800 Golf Outing Date: Friday, May 4, 2012 - Shotgun Start at 11:00 AM (Rain or Shine) (Registration opens at 10:00 AM) Course: Champion Lakes Golf Resort, Route 711 North of Ligonier (Clubhouse open for breakfast, on your own) Fees: $80.00 per person (I...
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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More than a dozen members of the team recently participated in operator training updates and response based scenarios using the HAZMAT ID 360 from Smiths Detection. A review of the basic knowledge of the equipment and then 5 scenario based exercises were conducted to test knowledge, skills, and abi...
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Tim Hallam stepped down from Captain with Anthony Henry stepping in to the Captain's Helmet. Adam Dancho moved up from Lieutenant 2 to the Lieutenant 1 slot with Chet Bell stepping down. Mark Castin moves into the Lieutenant 2 position.
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Mark Castin, Technician, EMT, Police Officer, Diver was named HAZMAT member of the year by Chief Wright at the 11th Annual Christmas Banquet. Mark has contributed a lot in the past year and deserves the award said Chief Wright.
Saturday, December 17th, 2011
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All members and friends of the Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Team 800 mark your calender for the 11th Annual Christmas Banquet on December 17th. Come celebrate another year and our recent quadrennial recertification.
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