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Tue. Jun 13th 2017
Rescue Company runs multi vehicle crash.

at 1556hrs units were dispatched to the 200 block of Pomroy's Drive for a Multi-Vehicle Crash. Engine 611, Truck 611, Bru...

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Thu. Jun 8th 2017
Engine Company handles 1st Due Vehicle Fire

at 1324hrs units were dispatched for a passenger vehicle fire in the first due. Engine 611, Tanker 611, Medic 655-1, FP1, FP2...

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Introduction to Fire Officership (INFO) - October 21st & 22nd, 2017

National Child Passenger Safety Technician Course - See Below


The Windber Fire Department drills every Monday night at 1830hrs, in conjunction with the Windber Regional Training Institute. All training sessions include a lab/lecture portion, unless specified. Weekly training is open to all departments, anyone wishing to attend can contact our Training Officer, at, or 814-467-7111. Departments or Personnel attending should always bring full PPE/SCBA. Outside Agencies must have a letter of approval from their respective Fire Chiefs or EMS Managers. In addition to the weekly training we offer several State and Federal training opportunities throughout the year. For training flyers and registration forms please see the file library. The Windber Regional Training Institute uses a multitude of props, and State Instructors to enhance the learning experience. No matter your skill level you and your department can and will benefit from high speed, technically proficient training from some of the areas best instructors. 

In House Training Schedule: Click Here

For Training Information, and Course Registrations click here, or click on the files tab. Should you need additional information, contact us at


Somerset County 

The Traffic Injury Prevention Project will be holding a National Child Passenger Safety Technician Course scheduled at the Northern EMS, 1620 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA. 9am to 5pm daily, Monday, Nov 6 – Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. You must attend all four days to complete the course.

Notes to students and businesses/agencies assigning personnel to attend the course: 

First, this course provides classroom instruction and installing car seats in vehicles. This requires some physical effort such as pulling on seatbelts, bending and climbing in vehicles and working with many types of car seats. Please keep this in mind when assigning or asking staff to participate. If anyone has concerns about their abilities to complete the course, please contact the lead instructor Cathy Connors at Kelly Whitaker or 814-943-3360 to address them.

Second, each student/future technician should manage his or her own account. If registering other staff please make sure, the student's current email address is listed and that they know how to get in to their account. All correspondence for the course details and future CEU opportunities will be through email and through their account.

To register for the course and pay the $80.00 fee:

1. Go to and click on “Find a Course”.

2. Enter the Course ID PA20170523581 in “course search”. Click "Submit".

3. Follow the prompts to select and register for the course. If you have any trouble or have questions on how to make payment, please call Safe Kids Worldwide's number listed for help and assistance. 1-877-366-8154.

Closer to the course (about 2-4 weeks) you will receive an email with details of the course and its location. Please check your email as this will be how information is provided. Please contact Kelly Whitaker at 814-943-3360 or email at if you have questions in the meantime on the location or details of the training. 

Remember all questions regarding payment or your Safe Kids Account must be addressed through them.

Upon completion of the course, you will become a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Technician! You will be skilled in helping families in your community to install their child safety seats properly. More information on the benefits of being a child passenger safety technician is available on the Safe Kids Certification page.

Thank you for your interest and support of helping children travel safely!


News Headlines
Tue. Sep 19th 2017
ParamedicFull-time jobAttention Paramedics:Northern EMS located in Windber, Pennsylvania (Somerset County) currently has openings for full and part time Paramedics. Competitive wages for both full time and part time along with, annual clothing allowance, and retirement plans. Full Time benefits also...
Thu. Jul 6th 2017
"When two departments come together as one for children in their community, great things tend to happen." The Because We Care Foundation is excited to announce that we have entered into our 5th county in Central PA with two amazing partnerships, @Windberfire (Windber Fire Departm...
Tue. Jun 20th 2017
The Big Gun Ticket is back!!! The ticket goes off for 91 straight days!! You get 4 numbers per ticket!! Numbers are drawn off of the 7pm Pick 4 PA Lottery. This equal 364 chances to win!!!!! You can't go wrong!! They make great gifts for that someone special!! See any of the members to gets...
Wed. Jun 14th 2017
Northern EMS recently participated in Concurrent Technologies Safety Seminar. Employees were encouraged to take advantage of the numerous training opportunities available on site. Staff members spent the day reviewing Child Seat Safety, CPR and Basic First Aid, as well as Stroke Awareness....
Sun. Jun 11th 2017
Several students from across the region successfully completed the Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) program that was held this weekend. The 16hr EVDT course was hosted by Windber Fire Department in conjunction with Bucks County Community College. The class was filled with students from Windb...
Recent Calls
Tue. Jun 13th 2017
at 1556hrs units were dispatched to the 200 block of Pomroy's Drive for a Multi-Vehicle Crash. Engine 611, Truck 611, Brush 611, Medic 655-1, Medic 9-1 (East Hills), 655 Commander, 611 Ass't Safety, and 611 Assistant went on the air for the assignment. Crews secured the auto's, assisted ...
Thu. Jun 8th 2017
at 1324hrs units were dispatched for a passenger vehicle fire in the first due. Engine 611, Tanker 611, Medic 655-1, FP1, FP2, and FP3 went on the air for the assignment. Crews arrived to find a working fire, stretched 100' of 1.75" hoseline and made short work of the fire. AC Bloom had the...
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1620 Somerset Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
Non-Emergency: 814-467-7111
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