Three Springs Vol Fire Company

Three Springs Vol Fire Company Our pasts will always be remembered, for in those memories, we live on. In the Summer of 1927 a group of concerned citizens brought to the Three Springs Borough Council, initial proceedings on behalf of the community and its concerned citizens protection, a charter to start a community fire company.
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This fire company would be known as the “Three Springs Fire Company”. On the 17th day October 1927, the Honorable Thomas F. Bailey granting the charter for the existence of the Three Springs Fire Company signed a decree in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. Loyal and Dedicated community members volunteered their time and efforts toward the new fire company. The first piece of apparatus purchased for the fire company was a 1912 hand drawn hose cart with 300 feet of 2 ½ hose. After a period of time and with the on set of World War II taking the young men of the community, the fire company had all been but forgotten. When life was beginning to return to normal after World War II, in 1947, a new group of concerned citizens made it evident to the rest of the community about the threat of fire in the community. On April 4, 1947, the fire company was re-organized and has been active from this day forward. Shortly after, the new officers of the fire company purchased additional equipment for the hand-drawn hose cart, such as (2) 2.5” to 1.5” adapters for $5.30/each, an AkroMist nozzle for $39.00, and an additional 500’ of 1.5” hose for $540.00. The fire company had consistently grown since the reorganization and to further the development of the fire company on March 5, 1948 a building committee was organized to construct a new fire station. On March 19, 1948, the local school board signed a lease of the land around the mineral springs for 99 years to construct the new fire station. On March 26, 1948, the first motorized piece of apparatus arrived in Three Springs. The Dodge/John Bean High Pressure Fog Pumper had a 500-gallon water capacity and was purchased for $5310.00. On October 7, 1949, the new fire station was completed and ready for fire company use. With a vibrant proud Fire Company, the Three Springs Fire Company hosted its first and only Fireman's Convention. The Tenth Annual Huntingdon County Fireman’s Convention was held in the Summer of 1956 on June 30th with a grand parade and softball game. Some years later on January 9, 1967 a contract was signed to purchase a new piece of apparatus to replace the 1948 pumper. A new Ford C850/John Bean High Pressure Fog Pumper was purchased with a 1000 GPM pump and 1000-gallon water capacity. It was placed in service in July of 1967. Five years later in 1973, the growing community needs for fire service was complimented by an addition on the fire station built in 1949 to accommodate to new pieces of apparatus. One of the pieces would be a 1957 GMC Tank Truck with a 2000-gallon water capacity purchased in 1973. To update the 1957 Tanker, a new Chevrolet chassis was purchased and installed in 1977. The new chassis enabled faster response and better reliability for the rural service area which was growing into the surrounding communities of Three Springs. The fire company later, in 1979, purchased a 1961 6X6 Chevrolet/Hahn pumper with a 750 GPM pump and a 1750-gallon water capacity to compliment the growing number of volunteers. The year of 1983 brought further updating of equipment to the fire company, which decided to refurbish the 1967 Ford/John Bean Pumper. 4-Guys Fire Trucks, Meyersdale, PA, performed the refurbishment. The fire company purchased a 1975 Hahn custom pumper from Carlisle, PA for $50,000 to replace the oldest piece of the apparatus fleet in 1987. It included a 1000 GPM 2 stage Hale Pump and a 650-gallon water capacity. It was placed in service as Engine 12-2. At twenty-five years old the 1977 Chevrolet Tanker was updated and refurbished by 4-Guys Fire Trucks during 1992 with a stainless steel body and an 1800-gallon elliptical tank and a 500 GPM Waterous single stage pump and additional compartmentation. With the advances in technology and the growing needs for better vehicle rescues, the first AMKUS rescue system with an electric motor, a combination cutter/spreader and a hydraulic ram was purchased for $8,000. It was placed in service in 1993 on Engine 12-2. After years of running constantly aging primary equipment the members of the fire company decided to purchase a new pumper to replace the 1975 Hahn Pumper. In 1997, the fire company purchased a Spartan Advantage/Luverne Resolution with a Waterous 1250 GPM single stage pump and a 750-gallon water tank. It was placed in service as Engine 12. It was the first new apparatus purchase by the fire company in 30 years. It was the first custom piece of apparatus with an enclosed cab for the Firefighter's safety. Shortly after the purchase of the new Engine, the Huntingdon County Local Emergency Planning Commission and Emergency Management Agency named Engine 12 as the Southern Huntingdon County component of the Huntingdon County Foam Task Force. Through the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) the fire company received a 1963 2.5 Ton 6X6 Kaiser. It was converted to a brush truck with a 600-gallon water capacity. It was placed in service as the current Brush 12. After many years of dependable service the fire company replaced the aging 1967 Ford/John Bean Pumper with a 1980/1994 Oren/Grumman custom pumper. It was purchased from the Westminster Fire Department in Westminster, MD. This piece of apparatus was placed in service as Engine 12-1 as an Engine-Rescue. It includes a Waterous 1000 GPM pump, a 1000-gallon water capacity, and a six man enclosed cab. With a donation from the Three Springs Area Ambulance Service a complete set of AMKUS rescue tools was purchased for the new piece of apparatus. The recent Federal and State Government's institutions of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Company Grant Program has enabled the Three Springs Fire Company to prosper and serve its communities for years to come. In 2004, the fire company was awarded its first “Federal Fire Grant”. The Fire Company received new MSA Air Packs for all pieces of apparatus, as well as, additional Air Cylinders to replace the 25-year-old apparatus it was currently using. It also received an Air Cascade system and Fill Station for the fire station and the fire company’s first MSA Thermal Imaging Camera, which was placed in service on Engine 12. The Fire Company also received a Pennsylvania State Fire Grant, which assisted the fire company with the purchase of a second MSA Thermal Imaging Camera for Engine 12-1 and replace aging hose on the pieces of apparatus. Again in 2005, the Fire Company was blessed once again with a “Federal Grant Award” to purchase communication equipment for both the apparatus and the individual Firefigthers to increase the safety of the Firefighters on scene at an incident and collaboration between neighboring county's fire companies during any mutual aid assistance call. Once again in 2007, the Three Springs Fire Company received notification of its most fortunate “Federal Grant Award”. It enabled the Fire Company to replace the 30-year-old Chevrolet Tanker with a new piece of apparatus. The members of the Fire Company worked to design the new piece of apparatus which arrived in late May of 2008. The new tanker is a 2008 International Workstar Chassis and a Crimson Fire body. It is equipped with the tools of a pumper and the latest technologies of a water supply tanker. As well in 2008, a new firehall adjacent to the original firehouse built in 1949 has been completed. The rich history, growing interest, and continued support of the community will be the catalyst for growth of the Three Springs Fire Company for many years to come.

Mission: To protect and serve our community

Operating as usual

Mount Union Fire Company
09/12/2020

Mount Union Fire Company

Mount Union and Three Springs paid respects today to a retired volunteer from the now defunct friendship fire co of chambersburg. Rest In Peace Sir.

Never forget!!!On this date 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep ahead of their morning flights. 2,309 people went to ...
09/11/2020

Never forget!!!

On this date 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep ahead of their morning flights. 2,309 people went to sleep in preparation for another routine day at the office. 343 firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, and 8 paramedics went to sleep not knowing what their next shift would bring. None of them saw past 10am the next day. In one single moment, life may never be the same. Before you go to sleep tonight, take a moment and think about all you are thankful for in life that can sometimes be taken for granted. Hug and kiss the ones you love. And remember those 2,977 people whose lives were tragically cut short that following day.

NEVER forget. 9-11-01 🇺🇸

Here is the list of winners from The Gun drawing this morning.  The Three Springs & Robertsdale Vol Fire Companies Thank...
08/01/2020

Here is the list of winners from The Gun drawing this morning.
The Three Springs & Robertsdale Vol Fire Companies Thank everyone who purchased tickets and helped make this Gun Drawing a success. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year at the drawing.
Congratulations to all the winners

08/01/2020

Once all winners from today's drawing are contacted and names verified, a list of winners will be posted.
As always, Thanks for your support!!

08/01/2020
We still have tickets available. Please see any member.  The live  drawing is this Saturday at the Three Springs Fire co...
07/30/2020

We still have tickets available. Please see any member. The live drawing is this Saturday at the Three Springs Fire co.

07/22/2020

The Three Springs/Robertsdale Gun Drawing will still take place this year! Unfortunately due to the restrictions that are still in place we are not able to have the drawing in person. With much consideration the decision has been made to still have the drawing with the virtual format. This year the gun drawing will be held through a Facebook Live on the Three Springs Vol Fire Company's page. The live drawing will take place August 1st beginning at 9:00 AM. All tickets that were sold are still valid, and the cash and gun options are still available. Although this will not be the traditional setting we encourage all that are possible to watch the live feed. Thank You!!

Congratulations to Alexis Fogal our new 2020 Fire Queen!!
06/27/2020

Congratulations to Alexis Fogal our new 2020 Fire Queen!!

Last call for Pre-order meals. This will be the last meal till September. Chicken and Waffle meal Pre orders (take out n...
06/23/2020

Last call for Pre-order meals. This will be the last meal till September.

Chicken and Waffle meal
Pre orders (take out no dinning in)
Sunday June 28th 11:00 - 12:30
Please call 448 2222 and leave message. Please leave name and the number of meals needed. Deadline 6/23
$10 each meal

Congratulations to Carlie Bard our new 2020 princess!  A job well done by all contestants!
06/21/2020

Congratulations to Carlie Bard our new 2020 princess! A job well done by all contestants!

06/09/2020
Chicken and Waffle meal Pre orders (take out no dinning in)Sunday June 28th 11:00 - 12:30Please call 448 2222 and leave ...
06/09/2020

Chicken and Waffle meal
Pre orders (take out no dinning in)
Sunday June 28th 11:00 - 12:30
Please call 448 2222 and leave message. Please leave name and the number of meals needed. Deadline 6/23
$10 each meal

06/03/2020

Just a REMINDER!!!
Our Annual RW&BT/Three Springs Gun Drawing, which was to be this Saturday, 6/6/2020, is RESCHEDULED for Saturday, 8/1/2020.

05/24/2020

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us today!

05/17/2020

The Three Springs Vol Fire Company would like to send their condolences to life member & former Fire Chief Dave Hoffman & her son life member Brian Hoffman & their families on the passing away of life member Pam Hoffman.
Thank you for your years of service. RIP Pam !!!!

Roast Beef MealDate: May 24th (Sunday)  11:00 till ? Cost: $10 per person Location: Three Springs Vol Fire CoDetails: Ta...
05/14/2020

Roast Beef Meal
Date: May 24th (Sunday) 11:00 till ?
Cost: $10 per person
Location: Three Springs Vol Fire Co
Details: Take out only!! Please stay in your car. Someone will be there to take your order.

05/03/2020

The Three Springs / Robertsdale Fire Company 12th Annual Gun Drawing for June 6th 2020 has been RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1ST 2020 held at the RWBT picnic grounds. Please share
Tickets are still available see any Co 12 or Co 17 members or check for tickets at the local stores.
Grounds open at 11 am
Drawing 12 noon til 5:00 pm
Meal provided 11:30 am til 3:30 pm
Only 4000 tickets printed
Donation $10.00
Co 12 & 17 Thanks You for all your support
HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL AUG 1ST 2020

Engine and Tanker mutual aid assist to Co. 2.
04/25/2020

Engine and Tanker mutual aid assist to Co. 2.

Tones dropped at 3:47am to assist company 2, mapleton on a dwelling fire. All occupants and animals were out of the residence, thanks to the family dog that woke them, as fire crews arrived. No injuries reported. Call ended shortly before 6:00am.

ATTENTION Three Springs Citizens:The Three Springs Fire Princess and Queen contest will soon be approaching (situation p...
04/17/2020

ATTENTION Three Springs Citizens:

The Three Springs Fire Princess and Queen contest will soon be approaching (situation permitting) and the Three Springs Fire Department is looking for contestants!

Princess contestants must be between the ages of 6-8 as of June 1st, 2020, and must reside in the Three Springs coverage area.

Queen contestants must be between the ages of 16-18 as of June 1st, 2020, and must reside in the Three Springs coverage area.

The Three Springs coverage area includes Three Springs and Saltillo Burroughs, Springfield Township, and parts of Clay and Cromwell townships.

Please contact Kim Myers, Mikara Anderson, or Holly Anderson for questions. Applications are due to Kim, Mikara, or Holly no later than May 2, 2020. You can email [email protected] for an application.

At this time the state of a formal pageant is unknown, but information will be provided as soon as possible. Regardless, the department would still like a princess and queen representative for the year.

The chosen fire queen and princess MUST be available to participate in the county competition the second week of July if the county convention still happens. Again, our department would still like to have two representatives regardless.

Please share!

Hunt information
03/27/2020

Hunt information

You will be missed by alot of people in our community and county  and in the surrounding communities and counties that's...
03/21/2020

You will be missed by alot of people in our community and county and in the surrounding communities and counties that's for sure.
You were a great inspiration to many.
RIP Gene

E12 was called out this morning for a mutual aid assignment to Robertsdale for a structure fire. Crews assisted with ven...
03/19/2020

E12 was called out this morning for a mutual aid assignment to Robertsdale for a structure fire. Crews assisted with ventilation and overhaul.

03/17/2020

Effective Tuesday March 17, 2020, ALL rentals and public activities are cancelled at the Three Springs Volunteer Fire Company until further notice
This was a difficult decision; however, this is what needs to be done in order to protect the community and our volunteers. Your safety and well being is our number one priority.
This will NOT have any effect on our Emergency Response. We will still continue to serve and protect our community as the need arises.
We want to thank the community for their continued support and understanding during this difficult time. We wish everyone continued health and that we all can get back to “normal” as soon as we can.

Please share! Hunt Jan 31,  Feb 1st, Feb 2nd
01/14/2020

Please share! Hunt Jan 31, Feb 1st, Feb 2nd

11/28/2019

Co 12 Wishes Everyone a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving

11/12/2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Company 17 and the Drenning family

Does anyone recognize these keys? They were left at the firehall. We already contacted the library.
11/06/2019

Does anyone recognize these keys? They were left at the firehall. We already contacted the library.

We spent the day with the Trough Creek Vol Fire Company at the Spring Farms Elementary School for fire prevention day.  ...
10/10/2019

We spent the day with the Trough Creek Vol Fire Company at the Spring Farms Elementary School for fire prevention day. We had a beautiful day and alot of fun with the kids

We still have cash party tickets available. Please contact Jim/Kim Myers if interested.
10/07/2019

We still have cash party tickets available. Please contact Jim/Kim Myers if interested.

Members attended the Agape Fall Festival today. We had a wonderful time and will be happy to attend again next year. Tan...
10/06/2019

Members attended the Agape Fall Festival today. We had a wonderful time and will be happy to attend again next year.

Tanker 12 had to exit early after being dispatched for a residential fire alarm. Crews found nothing evident and the box was placed in service.

Shirley township, box 7-8, 11823 Lenape drive, commercial building fire assisting Co. 7
10/05/2019

Shirley township, box 7-8, 11823 Lenape drive, commercial building fire assisting Co. 7

Marshall is in the house !!!
09/21/2019

Marshall is in the house !!!

Come see us in Three Springs... yard sales everywhere.....homemade soups are cooking (chicken corn, ham bean and chili) ...
09/21/2019

Come see us in Three Springs... yard sales everywhere.....homemade soups are cooking (chicken corn, ham bean and chili) ....Marshall will be here 1030 130. Please share!!

Hunting stuff, household items, clothes of all ages....you name it we have it here

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8418 Ashman St
Three Springs, PA
17264

Telephone

(814) 448-2222

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