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Sun. Jun 22nd 2014
Rescue Company Runs RIT Assignment Into Grandview For A Working Dwelling Fire

Rescue 57 was dispatched as the RIT Team to the 400 Block of Burrell Hill Circle in Penn Township for a reported dwelling fir...

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Fri. Jun 13th 2014
Rescue Runs Wreck With Entrapment

Rescue 57 was requested to assist Hartford Heights with a vehicle accident with confirmed entrapment on Rt. 30. The Rescue a...

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Sat. May 31st 2014
Rescue Runs MVA With Ejection

On 5/31/2014 Rescue 57 was activated to assist Paintertown with a vehicle accident with ejection and a fully involved vehicle...

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Irwin Volunteer Fire Department
518-526 Western Ave
Irwin, PA  15642

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7248643104

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Establishment of the Organization

            The Irwin VFD Ambulance was established in or about 1941 as a service of the Irwin VFD. Although some documentation exists that in earlier years the Irwin VFD did offer first-aid teams, no proof has yet been identified suggesting operation of a formal ambulance service prior to 1941.

            From 1941 until 1988 the service was operated free of charge by an all-volunteer force. In 1988 ambulance billing procedures and an ambulance subscription program were instituted. Also in 1988 the department revised its by-laws to create the position of three ambulance officers to manage the service. The ambulance officers are elected annually by the department’s general membership as per the by-laws of the Irwin VFD. The ambulance officers report directly to the Board of Directors of the Irwin VFD.  Paid staff was also hired in 1988 to complement the volunteer members.

            The Irwin VFD Ambulance Service consists of two ambulances staffed by a combination of paid and volunteer members. The primary emergency service area consists of Irwin Borough, North Irwin Borough and a section of the PA Turnpike. The service covers emergency and medically necessary non-emergency calls. The service is dispatched through Westmoreland 911 and provides mutual aid to the residents of the surrounding communities.     

 

 

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            The Irwin VFD Ambulance strives to provide prompt, quality medical care and transportation to our patients. Through education, training and advancing medical technology we shall continually improve emergency medical services for our community.




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Tue. Oct 1st 2013
Irwin VFD 7th Annual Golf Outing A Success

On Saturday September 28th, 2013 we held our 7th annual golf outing at The Madison Club.  We would like to thank all our...

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Wed. Jun 19th 2013
Another EMT Added To The Ranks

Firefighter Kenneth Lindsay was enrolled in the Mutual Aide Training Institute to get his EMT certification. After about 6 mo...

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Wed. Oct 24th 2012
Open House , Saturday October 27, 2012 100 Pm - 500 Pm

On Saturday October 27,2012 the Irwin Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house. We welcome all to come in and check ...

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