Mapleton Fire Department, 384 Main Street, Mapleton, Pa. Huntingdon County Station 2. Organized in May 1921, MFD provides coverage to Mapleton Borough and parts of Union, Brady and Shirley Townships. They respond to an average of 130 calls a year.
Portage Area Ambulance Association, 655 North Railroad Avenue, Portage, Pa. Cambria County Station 89. PAAA serves Portage Borough, Portage Township, Cassandra Borough, Wilmore Borough and Summerhill Township.
Portage Volunteer Fire Company, Headquarters Station, 271 Main Street, Portage, Pa. Cambria County Station 83. Chartered in 1906, they started out in a barn with a horse and engine. The current station was built, along with the municipal building, in 1977. In 2009 the Cassandra Volunteer Fire Company merged with PVFC and is now the PVFC North Station. In 2015 the Wilmore Volunteer Fire Company merged with Portage Volunteer Fire Company.
First Spring Training game ever. New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. Pitchers this day were CC Sabathia vs. Dylan Bundy. Not a lot of names in this Saturday lineup. O's took the win this day. I guess, during the in-season, this stadium is home to the Single A Tampa Yankees.
Kistler Volunteer Fire Company, southeast corner of Pine Street and Nolen Road, Kistler (Mt. Union), Pa. Mifflin County. I found no information on the KVFC. Kistler is currently protected by the Newton/Wayne Volunteer Fire Company.
Buckhead Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., 30076 FL-78, Okeechobee, Florida. Glades County Station 9, East District. The Buckhead Ridge community was laid out in the early 1960's. No information of when the fire department formed or built a fire station was found.
OK, sorry I missed it by a few days. The home offices here at the Outskirts of Suburbia are undergoing some unexpected renovations. But hey, how about last year? And can you believe it's been 10 years? Holy smokes. This past year saw not one but three trips to Florida. You can expect more. Another adventure to Colorado. More flowers, more birds, new critters, new baseball stadiums and many more fire stations. But the one constant here is something new even if it's just another sunset or sunrise. We could always use more of those. And I did very well at the Shippensburg Fair, four blue ribbons and a red ribbon out of five entries.
The numbers... 180,280 page views in 10 years, 23,347 last year (within 100 of year 9), 3263 all time posts, 301 last year. And still my number one viewed post (drum roll please) World of Pigeons. It has been viewed 2267 times.