Recent Calls
Sat. Jul 17th 2021
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Call # 41. 7/17/21.FD Box: 1330Fire-Hazardous Conditions3200 TYRONE PIKE BLK, RUSH TWPCompany 13 was alerted for hazardous conditions, reported trees and wires down across Tyrone Pike. Brush 13 and Ut...
Fri. Jul 16th 2021
Call # 40. 7/16/21.FD Box: 1310Fire-Alarm Sounding285 STATE ST, RUSH TWPCompany 13 was alerted for a smoke alarm sounding. Engine Rescue 13 responded. Upon arrival, a smoke alarm was found sounding on...
Wed. Jul 14th 2021
Call # 39. 7/14/21FD Box: 1320Fire-Vehicle Fire - Large4200 TYRONE PIKE BLK, RUSH TWPCompany 13 and Columbia Volunteer Fire Company Tanker 22 was alerted for a tractor trailer fire on the Sandy Ridge ...
Thu. Jul 8th 2021
Call # 38. Box 57-33Engine Rescue 13 was alerted to assist Department 57 with a possible dwelling fire, reported washing machine smoking at 1726 Black Moshannon Road in Rush Twp. Engine Rescue 13 was ...
Wed. Jul 7th 2021
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Call # 37. 7/7/21.Box 13-10430 State StreetRush TwpBrush 13 and Engine Rescue 13 handled a tree down on a house. Crew removed the tree off the residence. Company 13 operated for 1 1/2 hours with 10 vo...
News Headlines
Thu. Jul 29th 2021
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Earlier this month the Mountain Top Fire Company was awarded a grant provided by the PA EMS Provider Foundation & Highmark. Today we have received that money and have signed documents purchasing a...
Sat. Jul 24th 2021
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The Mountain Top Volunteers attended the Houtzdale Days Parade this evening and brought home a 1st Place Best Appearing Oldest Motorized for our 1933 Indiana!Apparatus photo credit to Shawn TV
Thu. Jul 8th 2021
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Last evening, Brush 13 traveled to Rebersburg to attend the Miles Township Fire Company Parade and was awarded with Longest Distance Traveled!Apparatus photo credit to Shawn TV!
Sat. Jul 3rd 2021
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The Mountain Top Fire Company attended the 99th Annual Columbia Fire Company Fireman's Parade held on July 3, 2021. Ambulance 13-1, Ambulance 13-2, Brush 13, Utility 13, UTV 13, Engine Rescue 13 a...
Thu. Jul 1st 2021
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We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a grant though the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation and Highmark in the amount of $22,267 to purchase EMS equipment and supplies. An release will be...
History

The Mountain Top Fire Company was organized in 1927 after 3 fires at the Twigg Store, Wilson home and the Barnett Store in one night. The company was incorporated in 1928. The property, which is the current location was donated by the Harbison Walker Brick Company. The company began with 8-10 round bottom buckets and a ladder. All of which were housed in the 1 car garage behind the RJ Barnett Store. The first “ fire truck” was a 1924 Page automobile donated by Cobb Pfouts. A “chemical tank” was mounted as well as hooks for the ladder and room for the buckets. The first permanent building, purchased for $ 80.00, was a hay barn in the nearby Mulligan Hollow area and was dismantled and moved to its current location. This part of the building is the current 2 bay fire truck side.

The first officers were:

President Charles Gearhart
V. Pres. Forest Gill
Secretary J.C. Malaker
Treasurer Paul Vaughn
Trustee s R.J. Barnett, J.W. Merryman, Edman Faust
Chief John Henry
Asst Chief James Moore
Asst Chief S. H. Swope

Company Highlights:

Oct 20, 1929 First carnival held at the Retort Park
Oct 25, 1929 First meeting was held at the “new” building.
March 13,1944 Junior fireman were accepted at the age of 16
August 1944 First public dinner was held at cost of 1.00 adults and .55 for kids
July 31,1944 “Old Schoolhouse” was sold for 225.00
March 13,1950 Motion to give the “fire company” back to Harbison Walker due to lack of interest.
March 27,1950 Special Re-organizational meeting held. Former motion rescinded to give up the  fire company.
May 8,1950 Ladies Auxiliary formed.
Sept 1, 1950 Carnival held with a profit of 1,052.91
Dec 1950 First Christmas treats distributed for kids and fruit baskets for the sick and needy
July 3,1952 First new fire truck arrived. A 1952 Central on a Chevy Chassis.
Jan 12, 1953 Fire Police unit officially organizes.
June 8, 1953 Total membership listed as 151
Oct 16,1961 First ambulance purchased. A **** Packard for 400.00
April 12,1971 First, of many, county music shows with the Blue Ridge Quartet held.
June 17,1971 Motion to build a new addition was passed.
Nov 13,1972 Fire Company owned Community Park opened
Aug 1982 1 ambulance was moved to Osceola Mills at the fire station.
June 28, 1982 Meeting room addition began
 Nov 28, 1983 The company dispatch was taken over by Centre County in State College.
June 6,1985 "Old School House" burned
June 24, 1985 Hydraulic rescue tools purchased and put in service
Nov 25, 1986 Ariel Ladder truck put in service. First in the Moshannon Valley.
Jun 22, 1990 The current Osceola Mills ambulance station was purchased.

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