Fire Fighters Needed

Who Will Save Us?

Who Will Save Us? A special three-part investigative report by BeaverCountian.com

For nearly a century, West Mayfield volunteer fire fighters have proudly provided much needed fire protection and other emergency services to the community. From house and brush fires to traffic control and search and rescue missions, local first responders have been on the front lines keeping us all safe.

BUT NOW WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM!

But like so many fire departments throughout Beaver County, West Mayfield desperately needs help from volunteers to provide fire protection to the borough and surrounding communities.

If you have an interest in fulfilling this critical public service to your community, please contact us today. Spread the word and share our need with others who might be willing to help.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct fire fighting or support positions available such as traffic control, rehab service, equipment repair, station cleaning, fundraising, fire prevention education
  • Junior fire fighters must be at least 16
  • Active fire fighters must be at least 18
  • No experience necessary
  • Departmental training and certification provided
  • On-call insurance coverage provided
  • Resident of the borough not required, but those who live in the borough or surrounding communities (Chippewa Twp., White Twp., Beaver Falls, Big Beaver) preferred.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US

Chief Lou Little: (724) 601-7166

contact us through the West Mayfield Borough website


Beware of Utility Imposters

From Known Scams, by First Energy Corp.

Criminals posing as sales or service people

In this scam, individuals appear at the door, claiming to be affiliated with one of FirstEnergy’s utility companies. The scam artists often work in pairs, are very persistent, and use a variety of excuses to gain personal information or access to your home. In some cases, once access is gained and/or the victim is distracted outside, the home has been robbed.

These criminals may try to distract victims by requesting a copy of the resident’s utility bill, allegedly to “see if you’re getting the lowest rate.” Another tactic reported to police involves a pair of people claiming to be tree trimmers contracted by the utility. One individual walked the property with the homeowner, while the other took items from the home. 

The facts:

  • These individuals do not represent FirstEnergy, our utilities, or subsidiaries. Our utility employees do not solicit door-to-door, and they would not ask you to provide a copy of your electric bill.
  • While some third-party generation suppliers may use door-to-door sales tactics, they should represent themselves as such; not as affiliates of our company.
  • If a utility employee or authorized contractor needs access to your home or needs to review an issue with you, an appointment will be scheduled in advance, and proper identification will be provided for your review.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

  • Do not allow these individuals into your home, and do not provide them with your utility bill or other personal information.
  • Do not leave your home unattended to accompany an individual who shows up without an appointment.
  • Report them to your local law enforcement authorities.

Individuals canvasing door-to-door to collect information

Customers have reported that individuals are knocking on doors late in the evening, posing as contractors affiliated with one of FirstEnergy’s utility companies. In some cases they claim to be hired by the utility company to inspect the meter or fuse box within the house. 

The facts:

  • These individuals do not represent FirstEnergy, our utilities, or contractors. 
  • Our utility companies are not conducting door-to-door surveys of meters or fuse boxes. 
  • If a utility employee or authorized contractor needs access to your home, an appointment will be scheduled in advance, and proper identification will be provided for your review.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

  • Do not allow these individuals into your home for any reason. 
  • Report them to your local law enforcement authorities.