Altoona Fire Fighters IAFF Local 299

Altoona Fire Fighters IAFF Local 299 This is the OFFICIAL Altoona Fire Fighters IAFF Local 299 page. Local 299 represents the 62 fire fighters who are dedicated to protecting the City of Altoona and its citizens.

Local 299 is a charter of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) which represents over 280,000 fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the U.S. and Canada. We are also a member of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFFA) which represents over 10,000 paid professional Fire Fighters throughout Pennsylvania. The department is divided into 4 tricks (A, B,

Local 299 is a charter of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) which represents over 280,000 fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the U.S. and Canada. We are also a member of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFFA) which represents over 10,000 paid professional Fire Fighters throughout Pennsylvania. The department is divided into 4 tricks (A, B,

Operating as usual

10/20/2021

Starting today (10/20/21), the City of Altoona will be completing storm sewer drainage repairs on the inbound lanes of 17th St. Traffic will be reduced to 1 lane during this time. Drainage repair is expected to take approx. 2 weeks and will be performed Mon-Fri 7am-5pm. Motorists are encouraged to leave earlier to offset potential delays. Thank you

Earlier this month L-299 donated 150 coats from Operation Warm to Penn Lincoln Elementary. We were able to continue our ...
10/19/2021

Earlier this month L-299 donated 150 coats from Operation Warm to Penn Lincoln Elementary. We were able to continue our yearly tradition this year and we look forward to getting back to our boot drives in the upcoming year.

Since we have started the Operation Warm program, we have been able to donate over 2000 coats to the AASD.

We want to thank Roundhouse Harley-Davidson and the numerous personal donations that make this possible.

#OperationWarm #IAFF #givingbacktothecommunity

Earlier this month L-299 donated 150 coats from Operation Warm to Penn Lincoln Elementary. We were able to continue our yearly tradition this year and we look forward to getting back to our boot drives in the upcoming year.

Since we have started the Operation Warm program, we have been able to donate over 2000 coats to the AASD.

We want to thank Roundhouse Harley-Davidson and the numerous personal donations that make this possible.

#OperationWarm #IAFF #givingbacktothecommunity

10/16/2021

16:22

Structure Fire 5740 Maryland Ave.

Caller stating attic filling with smoke.

AC303 E314 311 312 313 L351

10/15/2021

Keep FF Kardosh on the Job. Vote NO on the Greenville Fire Fighter Referendum !!

Evan Kardosh is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Greenville Fire Department. Kardosh, 29, has been a firefighter for the past 11 years, working as a paid fireman since 2014. Kardosh completed his Paramedic training in 2011 and has been an active Paramedic and EMS Instructor throughout his time in the Fire Service. Kardosh is a Career Firefighter and has been employed Full-Time with the Meadville City Fire Department since January of 2019. Kardosh has a passion for helping his community. With the help of members in Meadville, Kardosh helped train school staff and place Stop the Bleed Kits in every classroom in Crawford Central School District. Kardosh helped organize a Stair Climb event in Crawford County that raised thousands of dollars for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Currently, Evan is working with a Meadville Police officer to organize a “Police vs Fire” charity hockey game to benefit the Meadville Recreation Foundation. Kardosh serves as the President of Meadville Firefighters IAFF Local 515. Kardosh resides in Meadville with his 5 year old Daughter, Aleigha.

00:39Dept.300 dispatched for a Working Structure Fire in the 2600 Blk./5th Ave. E314 arrived o/s in 3 minutes confirming...
10/14/2021

00:39

Dept.300 dispatched for a Working Structure Fire in the 2600 Blk./5th Ave. E314 arrived o/s in 3 minutes confirming a heavy fire in the rear of the structure with extension to the interior. E311 arrived second due and caught a hydrant with L351 setting up for roof operations.

Crews were met with heavy fire on the 1st floor. Multiple lines were stretched throughout the structure to bring the fire under control. Overhaul was conducted and crews cleared around 0400hrs.

One Firefighter was injured and transported by AMED to UPMC Altoona with a minor injury. No residents were injured

Units o/s: C300 AC301 E314 311 313 312 L351 352 FI 391

We would also like to give a huge shout out to the APD officer who was patrolling the area at the time and discovered the fire. With his quick actions of alerting the residents inside to the situation, it most definitely changed the outcome of this call.

00:39

Dept.300 dispatched for a Working Structure Fire in the 2600 Blk./5th Ave. E314 arrived o/s in 3 minutes confirming a heavy fire in the rear of the structure with extension to the interior. E311 arrived second due and caught a hydrant with L351 setting up for roof operations.

Crews were met with heavy fire on the 1st floor. Multiple lines were stretched throughout the structure to bring the fire under control. Overhaul was conducted and crews cleared around 0400hrs.

One Firefighter was injured and transported by AMED to UPMC Altoona with a minor injury. No residents were injured

Units o/s: C300 AC301 E314 311 313 312 L351 352 FI 391

We would also like to give a huge shout out to the APD officer who was patrolling the area at the time and discovered the fire. With his quick actions of alerting the residents inside to the situation, it most definitely changed the outcome of this call.

#IAFF #breastcancerawareness
10/13/2021

#IAFF #breastcancerawareness

#IAFF #breastcancerawareness

This years Fire Prevention theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Smoke and CO detectors save lives. It is very imp...
10/08/2021

This years Fire Prevention theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Smoke and CO detectors save lives. It is very important that every house has properly working detectors. If you are in need of assistance getting detectors, or even need us to come check there location and operation. We maybe able to help. If you are a city resident, Call the station for details on a program we are currently running. 814-949-2225
#LearnTheSoundsofFireSafety
#checkyourdetectors

This years Fire Prevention theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Smoke and CO detectors save lives. It is very important that every house has properly working detectors. If you are in need of assistance getting detectors, or even need us to come check there location and operation. We maybe able to help. If you are a city resident, Call the station for details on a program we are currently running. 814-949-2225
#LearnTheSoundsofFireSafety
#checkyourdetectors

#IAFF #BreastCancerAwareness
10/07/2021

#IAFF #BreastCancerAwareness

#IAFF #BreastCancerAwareness

Special thanks to the AAHS media class for helping us get our Fire Prevention message out to all the elementary students...
10/06/2021

Special thanks to the AAHS media class for helping us get our Fire Prevention message out to all the elementary students this year. Being unable to go into the schools, we had to improvise. The media class recorded and they are going to edit a video of our normal program, so the students can all watch it in class.
#learnthesoundsoffiresafety
#firepreventionweek
Logan Township United Fire

09/30/2021

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Kelly W. Frye, IAFF 4th District Local 1715, Cumberland, Maryland. Brother Frye passed away on September 29, 2021 from complications of Covid-19.

Services are pending and will be posted on the IAFF website when they become available.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 1715, 123 E Roberts St., Cumberland, MD 21502-4739

09/30/2021

9/30 10:43 Working Fire 2205 5th Ave.

AC303 E311 312 313 314 L351

AC 303 o/s reporting smoke showing

09/29/2021
We stand in support of our Brothers in Greenville IAFF L-1976! #NOFIRECUTS #IAFF #PPFFA
09/29/2021

We stand in support of our Brothers in Greenville IAFF L-1976! #NOFIRECUTS #IAFF #PPFFA

In preparation of the referendum vote on November 2nd, we have a supply of "No Fire Cuts" yard signs. This is in support of a NO VOTE to replace paid staffing with volunteers. To show your support you can message us on Facebook or contact the station at 724-588-3111

09/29/2021

*** RUNAWAY ***
The Altoona Police Department is attempting to locate 16 year old RUNAWAY MICHAEL BATHURST.

BATHURST was last seen leaving his residence in the area of 10th Street and 18th Avenue on the morning of September 21.

BATHURST is described as a 5’9” white male weighing 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

His clothing description is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of MICHAEL BATHURST is asked to contact APD by calling 814-949-2490 or by sending a private message to this page.

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post
09/27/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post

09/27/2021

9/27 11:26 Multi-Dwelling Fire 208 E Beech Ct.

AC302 E312 311 313 314 L351

09/22/2021

***L-299 MAGIC SHOW***

We are conducting our annual Magic Show fundraiser. This is being done by a 3rd party company, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact this page.

We appreciate the support!!

Photos from Bethlehem Firefighters IAFF Local 735's post
09/21/2021

Photos from Bethlehem Firefighters IAFF Local 735's post

***JOB OPENING***
09/15/2021

***JOB OPENING***

*** ATTENTION ***

Applications for testing to become a Firefighter with the City of Johnstown is now open. Please refer below for information and application process. Application deadline is by NOON - SEPTEMBER 27th, 2021. Thank you and good luck to all that apply.

09/14/2021

If anyone recognizes this vehicle or knows the registered owner, please contact this department immediately at 814-949-2490 or send a private message to this page. Thank you

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the innocent vic...
09/11/2021

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the innocent victims of this unforgettable attack on the United States of America.

#FDNY343 #IAFF #PPFFA

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the innocent victims of this unforgettable attack on the United States of America.

#FDNY343 #IAFF #PPFFA

09/06/2021
09/04/2021

We received some additional Red Cross flood cleanup kits this morning. If you are in need call the station to check availability. 814-949-2225

Beautiful day for some ladder training
09/03/2021

Beautiful day for some ladder training

Beautiful day for some ladder training

Let’s help out our Altoona Police Department - Altoona, PA and step up for the children of this community.
09/03/2021

Let’s help out our Altoona Police Department - Altoona, PA and step up for the children of this community.

09/02/2021
09/01/2021

BLAIR PA ALERT: September 1, 2021

The Blair County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is open at this time. All non-emergency calls related to Tropical Depression Ida, should go to 814-940-5924 until further notice. This will keep emergency lines open for emergency calls. Thank you.

Blair County Department of Emergency Services

*** SCHOOL CLOSING ***
09/01/2021

*** SCHOOL CLOSING ***

AASD schools are closed today due to the impending weather and strong potential for flooding. The GACTC will operate on a virtual schedule.

08/31/2021

Tuesday, August 31 @ 6pm: Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida will produce flash, urban, and creek/tributary flooding on Wednesday. The heaviest rainfall appears to be focused on south-central PA. Flooding could persist into Thursday and Friday on larger creeks and tributaries.

08/31/2021
Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post
08/31/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post

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1319 Washington Ave
Altoona, PA
16601

Telephone

(814) 949-2226

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Sorry to bother you. Is the city of Altoona dispatch on the Blair county freq. Of 460.600 or 460.575? If there not the right freq. Can I please have the freq. For city of Altoona Pa.
I hope the City of Altoona applies for this one! https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1375215113800716288?s=21
Good work guys
I think frost responders deserve more respect then we get cuz of it wasn’t for us there would be lease people in this world we run in what everyone runs away from it’s not just a job we do what we do for the people because with out us there would be no tomorrow for some we do what we do cuz we love to see the joy in peoples face that we serve and help just thought I would share and put that out there thanks to my brothers @ 312
Is open burning allowed in the city at this time? If it's near the neighbors huge dry fir tree?
I took this today of Altoona fire station station 4 I hope u guys like this picture
Does anyone have the current scanner frequency for the city of Altoona Pa. Fire department?? I did a search for the frequency and I found two different frequency.
Thank you for escorting the AAHS Class of 2020 today! It was very much appreciated!
Look up mr red white and blue guys this song im dedicated to all personal working during covid 19 its by Coffey Anderson please post on page for all personal please guys thanks
parents will appreciate all the fine work you do to help the community, now let the community help you, do you need any supplies, paper items, plates, bowls, cereal, plastic ware, spoons forks, anything. people will help, you have a lot of followers, again thank you for all you do much lay appreciated. also do you need toilet paper for the fire hall?!! stores can't keep up.but we can. much Love to all.
So very happy to be one of your top fans....please continue the wonderful job in making this community save #firstresponders
Keep doing what you guys do much respect