Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Call # 31.Engine Rescue 13 responded to assist the Houtzdale Fire Company with a working house fire on Brisbin Street. Engine Rescue 13 provided the RIT stand by. Units operated for a little over 1 hr...
Friday, April 29th, 2022
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Call # 30.Utility 13 shut down Route 350 Southbound due to a MVA with wires down on the Tyrone Pike in Blair County. Company 13 operated for approximately 1 1/2 hours with 5 volunteers before the road...
Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Call # 29. 4/25/22.FD Box: CLFD 24Fire-Wild Fire9683 JANESVILLE PIKE, CFGULICHBrush 13 and UTV 13 responded to assist the Ramey FD with a wildfire. Upon arrival, crew was sent into the wilderness and ...
Monday, April 25th, 2022
Call # 28. 4/25/22.FD Box: 1511Fire-Wild Fire204 WILLS HOLLOW RD, WORTH TWPBrush 13 and UTV 13 responded to assist the Port Matilda FD with a wildfire.
Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Members demoed the Holmatro Pentheon rescue tools, along with a mini cutter. We thank James Artz from ESI Equipment, Inc. for coming up on this snowy evening! These tools are top notch and fast!
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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Today, we placed into service our new UTV. It is a 2022 Can-Am Defender HD-10 6x6 with a QTAC skid unit. It is equipped with 4 LED scene lights, Centre mobile, Clearfield/Blair mobile, 70 gallon water...
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
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Our annual ambulance subscription drive is underway for 2022. We do third party billing. This means, when you are transported to the hospital by our ambulance, we will bill your health insurance provi...
Monday, October 18th, 2021
This evening, 10 members completed the American Heart Association BLS Provider recertification. This class serves as a refresher in performing resuscitative efforts on adults, children, and infants su...
EMS
 
 
 

The Mountain Top Fire Company owns and operates two Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances. We have a 2019 Ford Transit Type II Demers Series and a 2017 Ford Transit Type II Demers Series. We operate out of two stations. Our main station is the fire station in Sandy Ridge. Our ambulance sub-station is in Osceola Mills, located at 199 Hale Street. This location is where we staff a crew from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The reason for staffing this station is due to the majority of our ambulance emergency calls are in Osceola Mills Borough and the surrounding Decatur Twp. This helps us provide quicker response to your time of need. In the event that your emergency requires Advanced Life Support (ALS), Moshannon Valley EMS of Philipsburg will also be responding and will provide care while transporting in our ambulance. During the hours of 4PM to 8AM on weekdays and during the weekend we have an on call crew made up of paid members-employees and volunteers that will respond in the event of your emergency. This ensures our ambulance is staffed 24/7.

We strive to provide the best care available. We train daily and make sure all equipment is up and running efficiently every day. Our ambulance service is licensed through the PA Department of Health to provide BLS care. Our ambulance service is also recognized at the Master Level of providing pediatric care through the EMS Child Recognition Program.
 

Our annual ambulance subscription drive is underway for 2022. We do third party billing. This means, when you are transported to the hospital by our ambulance, we will bill your health insurance provider for reimbursement. Most insurance companies only pay a percentage of the bill and will leave you with a great amount of out-of-pocket expense. By purchasing a membership, we will "write-off" any monies not paid by your insurance company in the event you need our EMS services. The bill is considered paid in full. Price for the membership is $65 for family (everyone who resides in your household) and $45 for single. If you do not receive yours in the mail, please send us a message and we will mail one to you.

In addition, in the event you have fallen, are not injured and cannot get up (lift assist only) the fee for non-subscribers is $50 and the fee for subscribers is $25. These are considered non-billable to the insurance companies so the patient is responsible for payment.

By purchasing a subscription you are financially protecting yourself and/or your family. This is also our ambulance service biggest fund drive which maintains our service to have the necessary up to date life saving equipment needed to protect our community when needed. Please consider purchasing a subscription.

If you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions please do not hesitate to give us a call at 814-339-7410.

As always, thank you for you continued support!

 
 
Below are a couple life threatening emergencies that have gained research over the last few years that we would like you to be familiar with:
 
STROKE-ACT FAST
 
F- Face: Ask the person to smile, Does one side of the face droop?
A- Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward or doesn't move at all?
S- Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase as "The sky is blue in Pennsylvania." Is their speech slurred or strange?
T- Time: If you observe any of these signs, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY, TIME IS BRAIN!
 
CARDIAC ARREST
 
Research has shown that breathing is ineffective within the first 10 minutes of cardiac arrest. What will save a person's life is early and proper CPR along with early defibrillation if an AED is available. If you do not know CPR, we strongly recommend that you obtain your certification in it. It may save your family members life or someone else. We strongly encourage all business to have your employees trained in CPR and to also purchase an AED. Is someone's life worth the cost? We say yes! If you have trouble finding a CPR/AED class or have questions about purchasing an AED, just give us a call! We would be more than happy to assist you!
 
OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS
 
Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
 
Steps to be taken during an overdose for first responders:
 
 
For laypersons:
 
 
Anyone wishing to see what EMS is all about, you are more than welcome to stop by the station and we will give you a tour. Training is provided when available.
 
Below is a printable version of our Patient Privacy Notice, which was effective starting on October 25th, 2013.
 
 
Our mailing address is:              
Mountain Top Fire Company     
PO Box 50                              
Sandy Ridge, PA 16677    
 
Our phone numbers are as follows:
Sandy Ridge station: (814) 342-5014 (PHONE & FAX)
Osceola Mills station: (814) 339-7410 (PHONE)
Osceola Mills station: (814) 339-7510 (FAX)
 
Any EMS related business please call our Osceola Mills station at 814-339-7410.
 
Office Staff:
EMS Chief - Benjamin Bush
Asst. EMS Chief / Billing Specialist - Shelly Tormey
                                              

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