The Four Way Test Award

 

Each year, the State College Sunrise Rotary Club honors local volunteers for their efforts to follow the four way test and “service above self”

2017 Four Way Test Award Winners

Award winners group 2017

The recipients are Denny Johnson, Boalsburg Fire Company, Rob Nese, Alpha Fire Company and Ian Arevalo, Centre LifeLink EMS.

2016 Four Way Test Award Winners

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ROTARY CLUB HONORS VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

  The State College Sunrise Rotary Club annually honors area fire company and ambulance service volunteers with their Four-Way Test Award. Collectively, these volunteers contributed over 45,000 hours in the past year. Three volunteers were honored at the recent ceremony: Each received a personalized plaque inscribed with the Rotary logo and the Four-Way Test.  Pictured from left to right: Ted Gabriel– Alpha Fire Company, Lam Hood-Four-Way Test Committee Chair, Raymon Masters – Centre LifeLink EMS, Marlin Neff – Boalsburg Fire Company, Art Leach – Rotary Club President. Alpha Fire Company

  • Volunteer service since 1899
  • Cover 98 square miles
  • 102 active volunteer members

2015 Service

  • 9,705 on-scene hours
  • 9,403 training hours
  • 58 public education events – 5,942 people served, 112 hours
  • 1,193 responses

23,261 Total Volunteer Hours (excludes meetings and general station work) Boalsburg Fire Company

  • Established 1892
  • 40 active volunteer members

2015 Service

  • 174 incidents in 2015
  • 925 hours of fire incidents
  • 2,084 training hours (ave. 53 hrs. per member)
  • 2,528 hrs on Social Functions – Carnival – 1,236 and people’s choice 518
  • 348 hrs – work nights
  • 1,500 hrs – Company and committee meetings
  • Increased membership by 12 in 2015

7,385 Total Volunteer Hours Centre Life Link EMS

  • Founded in 1941 as Alpha Fire Company Ambulance Club
  • 75th Anniversary
  • New Name 2004 – Centre Life Link EMS
  • 7 ambulances and 4 transport vans – depreciate ambulances over 7 yrs @ $180K
  • Reaccredited by CAAS in July 2014 – 1/7/167 services in country to be accredited

2015 Service

  • 6,271 ambulance calls

 

  • 6,271 ambulance calls
  • 2,298 non-emergency van trips
  • 8,569 total calls
  • Ave. 23.5 calls/day
  • 40 Volunteers
  • 14,894 volunteer hours (7 + full time EMT’s on duty)
  • Board and committee meetings – 450 hrs.

TOTAL ALL Organizations 9,936 Total Responses 45,540 Total Volunteer Hours (@ 23.07 per hr “non-profit rate) = $1,050,608 volunteer dollar value


 

2015 Four Way Test Award Winners

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Members of the Alpha Fire Company, Boalsburg Fire Company and Centre Life Link were honored for their volunteer service.

Don Madden, Anand Swaminathan and Joe Davidson Alpha Fire Company

  • Volunteer service since 1899
  • Cover 98 Square Miles
  • 116 Active Volunteer Members

2014 Facts

  • 15,230 on-scene hours
  • 7,399 training hours
  • 59 public education events – 110 hours
  • 1,145 responses

28,500 + Volunteer Hours   Boalsburg Fire Company

  • Established in 1892
  • 40 active volunteer members
  • 202 Incidents in 2014
  • Received I.S.O. (Insurance Service Office) review . Changed from Class 4 to Class 2. (Class 1 represents exemplary fire suppression program and class 10 does not meet ISO criteria.
  • Completed $1.6 million building expansion completed in Sept. 2014 – Includes bunking for 12, dedicated training room and additional apparatus bay.
  • 925 hours on Fire Incidents
  • 1,025 Training Hours
  • 2,586 hours on Social Events – Carnival-1,200 and People’s Choice 591
  • 906 hours – Work Nights (returning material/equipment to building after renovation)
  • 2,000 hours – Company and committee meetings

7,442 volunteer hours   Centre LifeLink EMS

  • Founded in 1941 as Alpha Fire Company Community Ambulance Club
  • Separated from Fire Company in 1970’s – ACASI
  • New Stations and New Name 2004 – Centre LifeLink EMS

7 ambulances and 4 vans– depreciate ambulances over 7 years @ $160k

  • Reaccredited by CAAS in July 2014 – 1/7/167 services in country to be accredited

2014 Facts

  • 5,761 ambulance calls
  • 2,131 non-emergency van trips
  • 7,892 total calls
  • 21.5 calls/day         Most ever – Last year 20.83/day
  • 40 Volunteers
  • 10,238 volunteer hours ( 5 FTEs) on-duty
  • Board and Committee Meetings – 450 hours
  • 10,688 Total Volunteer on-duty Hours (5+FTE or $107,000)
  • Does not include all required training – EMT (200+ Hours), CPR, EVOC, BBP, Haz-Mat, Con-Ed, monthly meetings………

Total Hours of three organizations – 46,630  = $.5 million


 

2014 Four Way Test Award Winners

The State College Sunrise Rotary Club awarded three community volunteers with the Four Way Test Award on May 28. Following the lead of clubs in Golden, Colorado and Wilmington, North Carolina, we presented plaques to one volunteer from the Alpha Fire Company, the Boalsburg Fire Company, and Centre Life Link. Each of these organizations relies on large numbers of community volunteers, who give hundreds of hours of service every year, building good will and making their organizations beneficial to all concerned. This year’s honorees include Marv Robinson of the Alpha Fire Company, Glenn Dry of the Boalsburg Fire Company, and Janet Zerbe of Centre Life Link. Pictured are the three honorees and club president, Dan Hendey on the left and chair of the awards, Lam Hood, on the right. In his presentation, Lam Hood explained that Rotary adopted the Four Way test in 1943, having learned of the test from Herbert Taylor, who created it for his employees in 1932. IMG_7482 IMG_7486 IMG_7489 IMG_7494