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Emporium Fire Dept, Cameron County

By DARIN SMITH, Correspondent | March 28, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 032821107

The Emporium Fire Department in Cameron County is one of only two fire companies in the county, (Sinnamahoning being the other). The 398-square-mile county, with roughly 5,000 residents, is almost all forest, with Emporium being the County seat. The closest mutual aid comes from Saint Mary's in Elk County, at 19 miles away. Sinnamahoning is 22 miles. Even this small town has had it's share of emergencies. Recently having a large sawmill fire, there was a major train derailment several years ago, and a major downtown fire that destroyed almost an entire block. Thank you so much to Chief Adam Johnson, Jacy Langley and Chad Olay for moving rigs around for photos. A class act, out in the wilderness.

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