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Pet Preparedness & Christmas Party

Posted by vp on December 9, 2017 at 9:10 PM

We love our pets! Learn how make sure that your pets needs are met even in an emergency. Join us to learn how to prepare your family's pet for emergencies. 

Personal Online Security & Water Filtration Workshop

Posted by vp on November 5, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Join us on November 13th at 7pm to learn tips on keeping your identity safe online. Following that training & discussion, we will be holding a workshop to build a water filtration system (for emergencies or for everyday use). At the end of the meeting, one lucky attendee will get to take home the water filtration system!

Upcoming Events!

Posted by vp on August 11, 2017 at 2:40 PM

We have some fun and exciting events planned over the next month! We hope to see you there with us!

Monday, August 14th @ 6:30PM we'll be taking part in Shelter Training with the Red Cross at the First United Methodist Church in Butler (1802 N Main St Ext, Butler PA 16001). This type of training is essential in a disaster, and the area desperately needs more trained volunteers. Participate and help strengthen your community!

Visit us Thursday, August 24th from 5PM - 9PM at the Farm Show grounds during State Representative Brian Ellis' Community Days. You'll get to meet the search and rescue dogs and have the opportunity to try out our Disaster themed Escape Room! We've partnered with Solitary Breakout Escape Room to bring you an unforgettable time!

Come to our monthly meeting on Monday, September 11th, at 7PM, at Lyndora American Legion Post 778, for lifesaving Stop the Bleed training presented by UPMC! Participants will learn and practice life saving techniques to keep a bleeding patient alive. A bleed injury could happen at any time, and a person can bleed to death in less than 5 minutes. A few hours of training & practice could save the life of someone you care about!

Thank you all so much for your continued support and contributions for Butler County's emergency preparedness!

Free Red Cross Shelter Training with certificate - August 14, 6:30PM

Posted by vp on July 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Butler EMS Director Steve Bicehouse as well as the Regional Disaster Officer of the American Red Cross, Nick Garbacz, both agree – Butler County is truly in need of trained Community Shelter Volunteers. There are currently only a handful trained in the area – the need is staggering.

The Pennsylvania Volunteers have arranged training through the Red Cross to help meet this need in our community. The training will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 200 E North St., Butler, PA 16001 on August 14th at 6:30 PM. The training should be over by 9 PM and attendees will receive a certification from the American Red Cross.

We need as many people as possible to be trained in this area. Please invite those that you work with; your church, your family, veterans, senior citizens, & everyone in your community that is 18 and older. The more people we have there the better off and the safer our community is. Please put this out on any organization email list that you might have as well.

It’s all about caring for our friends, family and our community. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, NOTHING TO BRING WITH YOU (except other people)


PA Volunteers July 23 Picnic Cancelled

Posted by vp on July 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM

We are sorry to announce that we had to cancel our July 23 picnic due to inclement weather. We plan to reschedule the event soon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

July 10th Informational Meeting

Posted by vp on July 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. and the American Red Cross are hosting a FREE training and information session on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Lyndora (150 Legion Memorial Drive in Butler). Participants will learn the basics of how to help their family, friends, and co-workers in emergency or disaster situations. An overview of additional training opportunities will be provided - available through the Pennsylvania Volunteers - from the American Red Cross, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and FEMA for Citizens Emergency Response Team certification.

You will benefit from this training by:

• Knowing what to do to assist in an emergency, instead of wondering what to do

• Understanding what to do before an emergency to be prepared at home, in your community, and your workplace

Nationwide, first responders (police, police reserves, paramedics, firefighters, etc.) are slightly above 1% of the population. Locally, first responders are only 0.75% of the population. Participating and encouraging your friends & family to become involved in this free training will make our communities better prepared for the unexpected.

There is no cost or obligation, other than the investment of a few hours of each individual’s time. This is a great opportunity to develop additional skills, support your community, and make yourself better prepared for unexpected situations. We are pleased to host this session, and thank you in advance for supporting these efforts to prepare and train our citizens, communities, and local organizations.

To learn more about this session or our organization, please visit the “Pennsylvania Volunteers” Facebook page (search @PAVolunteers on Facebook).