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The Big Beaver Volunteer Fire Company

Presents


Remember When...

A collection of fire department sounds and sights in the Beaver Valley from days past



 
 
 

Last updated 3/13/99


All of the audio clips have been encoded with RealProducer G2 and should be played back on RealPlayer G2.  If you don't have RealPlayer G2 you can get it for free by clicking on the RealPlayer G2 icon above.  You can play the audio in an embedded player (i.e. the player is contained within your browser) or if that doesn't work on your browser, click on the "pop up RealPlayer" selection.  Both clips are the same.
 

INDEX



 

Big Beaver Volunteer Fire Company Memorabilia

    Remember when Plan 1, Plan 2 etc. were in effect?  They described what was due for different high risk areas like B&W and Rt. 18 area.  The audio below is a short clip of a call to the old Beaver Valley Truck Stop in Homewood.  Pay attention to the very last part of the clip.
     
     
    Call to the Beaver Valley Truck Stop 1977 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer

    Note:  This is just the start of the BBVFC's memorabilia section.  Much more to come soon.



 

Beaver County Memorabilia

     
    Remember when each zone (1-4) dispatched their own companies?  The six O'Clock test was the time when sirens and monitors were tested in each zone.  Remember "KGC636 Beaver Falls Fire Department testing monitors, house bells and sirens...."  How about the old New Brighton Fire Department tones?  Check out the audio clips below and remember when....
     
    Beaver Falls high band 6 o'clock test 154.250 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
    Beaver Falls low band 6 o'clock test  46.500 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
    New Brighton low band 6 o'clock test 46.500 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
    Remember when a fire box was pulled in the city of Beaver Falls?  Beep beep beep beep... Here's a clip of a fire at the old Beaver Falls Lumber Co.  6th St. and 2nd Ave.  See how many voices you can recognize.  The clip contains transmissions from Beaver Falls base (high and low), New Brighton base, and Beaver Falls police.  The call occurred in the early 80's
     
    Beaver Falls Fire Department "Signal Red" building fire 6th St. 2nd Ave. Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer Photo

    Here are a few miscellaneous clips from around the county
     

    Fire Call Ohioville from KGE480 Monaca Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
    Fire Call Eastvale  Nov. 1977 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
    Fire Call Economy Boro Nov. 1977 Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer

    See if you can figure out what this sound from the past is.  Here is a hint:  It was recorded on 46.500 in the 80's and the department is in zone 1.
     

    Mystery Clip Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer

Butler County Memorabilia

 
Remember when the Zelienople "Watch Desk" would test Zelienople's siren and monitors.  This happened every Thursday night at 1930.
 
 
Zelienople 1930 Siren Test Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer


 

Lawrence County Memorabilia

 
Remember when "792 Ellwood" had their old style tones?  Back in those days, Lawrence County was dispatched by Ellwood City and Neshanock Control (KFI636).  Here are a few clips we were able to come up with from Lawrence Co.
 
 
Fire Call Franklin Twp. 1970's Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer
1300 hrs Test 792 Ellwood Embedded RealPlayer Pop up RealPlayer




We hope you have enjoyed the audio clips.  Let us know what you thought.  Please sign the guest book with your comments.  If you have any historic audio or video clips or photos from the Beaver, Lawrence, or Butler County areas that you would like to see posted here, please contact Eric Capots.

If you are having problems accessing the audio clips, please contact Jim Codespote for assistance.



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