News
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

We all have something special to be thankful for this Holiday Season. Everyone in the community is anxious to see long distant family members through this holiday season, however COVID-19 may restrict those happily annual traditions. From all of us at Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company, we want to share the message from CDC this holiday season:

Over the last 7 days, more than 1 Million Cases were reported in the United States. As cases continue to increase rapidly across Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and entire United States, it is important to remember your family and your individual safety. The safest way to celebrate during this year's Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with people you directly live with. Note that gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the changes of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the seasonal flu.

TRAVEL: If you do choose to travel this holiday season, again know that it may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year. Below is some important questions to ask yourself and your loved ones before leaving home in hopes to help decide what is best for you and your family:

  • Are you, someone in your household, or someone you will be visiting at increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19?
  • Are cases high or increasing in your community or destination?
  • Are hospitals in your community or your destination overwhelmed with patients who have COVID-19?
  • Does your home or destination have requirements or restrictions for travelers? Always best to check state and local requirements before you travel.
  • During the 14 days before you travel, have you or those you are visiting had close contact with people they don't live with?
  • Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air which might make staying 6 feet apart difficult?
  • Are you traveling with people who don't live with you?
If the answers to any of the safety tip questions is "yes," you should consider making other arrangements to celebrate. Hosting virtual gatherings or delaying your travel might be the safer option. It is always best to talk with the people you live with and your family and friends about the risks of traveling this year.
Safer Gatherings: Gatherings with friends and family are something many of us are looking forward too, especially this year. Everyone joining in the celebration can make it safer, even the kids. If not celebrating virtually, please remember to:
  • Wear a mask with two or more layers to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin, making sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay at least 6ft away from others who do not live with you.
  • Wash your hands and keep clean disinfectant surfaces
  • Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled.
  • Use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets and disposable items like food containers, plates, and utensils.
  • Outdoor meal settings allowing for social distancing and limiting guest sizes.
Virtual Gatherings: Virtual gatherings are encouraged this year. It will help to schedule a time to share a meal together and have people share recipes and show their turkey, dressing, or other dishes they prepared. In keeping with tradition, move the Thanksgiving Dinner in front of the TV for the ultimate parade watching, sports game cheering, and holiday movie watching.
From all of us, Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
×picture
74 entries in the News
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
picture
We are happy to help celebrate National Preparedness Month through all of September. Joining with our friends at FEMA, United States Fire Administration, and Department of Homeland Security, we are helping to raise the importance of Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
picture
Hurricane IDA surely traveled north bringing heavy rain to our region. In preparation for the potential flooding, we recommend checking home owner's insurance policy for flood coverage and your vehicle insurance for water damage.
picture
We are all sad to see summer end so quickly this year. However many are excited to be returning to see all the teachers and friends at school in the fall. However, have you taken some time to update those emergency contacts for your little ones? Ready.gov has some great fillable information cards th...
Saturday, July 10th, 2021
picture
One of your family members a service animal? Are they included in your emergency preparations and evacuation plans?Some families in the community have service animals who help members of all ages with various jobs at home, in public, and one on one basis.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
picture
We all like money, especially since it goes out faster than it comes into our piggy banks. Disasters and Emergencies are never cheap, so while you have some extra from working this summer or selling all your old stuff during yard sales, put some back in an Emergency Fund.
Monday, June 7th, 2021
picture
Summer is here and we hope the warm sunny weather stays with us all summer long. While you have time floating in the river, pool, or just laying out soaking in the sun, its never too late to prepare for emergencies.
Saturday, June 5th, 2021
picture
Heat is one of the leading weather-related emergencies in the United States. Often it results in hundreds of deaths each year. Heat can be very taxing on the body and can occur even on short notice and even during a short period of exposure outside and inside.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Each year firefighters across the nation participate in what is known as Firefighter Safety Stand Down. This year it is celebrated June 20-26th. Firefighter Safety Stand Down is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Safety, Health and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fir...
Monday, May 31st, 2021
picture
MICU 18, Rescue 18, and Car 18 responded to vehicle on fire over the embankment off East Third Street and Northway Road early Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. MICU 18 found vehicle over the small bridge covering Miller's Run on its side and on fire.
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
picture
Help us celebrate National EMS Week! May 16-22, 2021 is the 46th annual National EMS Week. Originally started in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, EMS week was authorized to honor EMS practitioners and share the stress the importance of our providers throughout the community.
picture
Drivers all ages new and old, remember to slow down and move over when approaching emergency scenes on the roadway. Failure to do so is breaking the law and punishable with fines and even loss of license.
picture
Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!April 11-17th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. With a tough year in 2020 and continuing the Covid-19 response into 2021, many forget those Heroes behind every call dispatched in our community.
Friday, April 2nd, 2021
picture
Happy National Library Week!Happy National Library Week! National Library Week is celebrated April 4-10th. With all the technology at our disposal these days, our library at the station has become a little dusty.
Saturday, March 13th, 2021
We are happy to be bringing back our famous Chicken BBQ this Spring, Summer, and Fall Season. Please visit our social media pages for updated menus and any time changes. Chicken Dinners are $10 and come with half-chicken, baked beans, Mac-salad, and roll.
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
We are never too old to learn something new, and this includes Fire Safety. Partnering with U.S. Fire Administration, education of fire safety with older adults is just as important with educating our children.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
Looking to get the Covid-19 Vaccination? COVID-19 Vaccination is now available in Lycoming County. Below is a list of locations providing the vaccination. Please note, that you must pre-registered to get the vaccination.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
2021 has brought freezing temperatures to our region. Staying warm is very important for all members of the family. We are teaming up with United States Fire Administration to help "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires." Already this season we have seen fires increase in our community.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
picture
2020 in Review !We all share the feeling of being ready to say goodbyes to 2020 and hello to 2021. It has been one unique. To capture it all is mind blowing to say the least. Even with all the COVID-19 restrictions and limitations, we as a community were able to make the most of the year and find th...
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
We are happy to announce that our 2021 Fire Fund Drive and 2021 EMS Ambulance Memberships are available for purchase online. If you and your family wish to purchase either the Fire Fund Drive or EMS Ambulance Membership, please visit our store tab off the website.
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Members were kept very busy this holiday season. Responding to winter snow emergencies and Christmas Day Flooding just added to our normal routine. We were very happy to report of no additional watering of Christmas Tree's this year.
74 entries in the News

© 2021 Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company