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Polar Plunge--December 8th,2013

Posted by mvfcsec on October 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

 Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

Seven Points Beach concession area, Raystown Lake

 All proceeds benefit the Clay Bishop Water Rescue & Safety Fund.

 Register by November 1 to be entered to win a $150 MasterCard® gift card!

Individual and team prizes will be awarded for best costume and most money raised.

All plungers will receive a Polar Plunge towel and a goodie bag.

 How to Register to Plunge:    www.kishbank.com/plunge

 Please print and complete a Polar Plunge Registration Form. If you run out of space to track sponsorships, or collect additional sponsorships after you register, please use the Additional Sponsorship Form to track them.



 How to Become An Event Sponsor:  www.kishbank.com/plumge

 Please print and complete a Sponsorship Package Form.

 If you have any questions, please contact Sara Bean at 814-641-9677 ext. 4126 or [email protected].

 Organized and sponsored in part by Kish Bank in cooperation with the Markelsburg Volunteer Fire Company.

Public Charity Sale-September 28th,2013

Posted by mvfcsec on September 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)




This sale will consist of donated items with all proceeds going to the Clay Bishop Water Rescue & Safety Fund.


Items being accepted new or slightly used items.

For example:

Power Tools, Furniture, Household Items,

Quilts, and other useable items.

Antiques, Load(s) of Firewood, Load(s) of Hay,

Food Stand will be open for lunch!

Sorry we won’t be accepting any clothing!


Please visit : www.auctionzip.com (Auctioneer Wm. Brian Miller) or www.ClayBishopFund.org

If you are interested in donating any items please contact : Brian & Rachel Miller 814-658-2674 Or Roxanna Cianci 814-599-0391 or Email : [email protected]

Wm. Brian Miller au-05748L & Steve Price au-727L



Quilt will be on display at the United Way Touch-A-Truck Day-Sept.8th,2013 at Huntingdon County Fairgrounds--1 to 4 pm.

Posted by mvfcsec on August 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Tickets are a $1.00 Each or 6 for $5.00

Drawing will be at the Charity Auction on Saturday-September 28th at the Marklesburg Fire Comapny.

Play For Clay VideoRay Benefit Tournament

Posted by mvfcsec on July 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)



 Saturday, August 31, 2013.

 8:00am until 6:30pm.

 Standing Stone Golf Course 10506 Standing Stone Rd, Huntingdon, PA 16652


This tournament is being organized and ran by the Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company and HAHS Senior Joey Dell in order to benefit the Clay Bishop Water Rescue & safety Fund in order to meet the goal of purchasing, maintaining, and training personnel in the use of a VideoRay POV system.

Early registration ($60/Golfer, Includes T-Shirt) Deadline is August 2nd,2013

All other registration is $65/Golfer by August 16th,2013

Registration Includes :

Greens fees for 4 person scramble start. Golf cart, Luncheon/Dinner at SSGC, Skill prize opportunities, Door prize opportunities, Hole in one prize opportunity.

Improve your score packages and 50/50 tickets will also be available the day of the event.


Schedule of Events: Please note there is AM & PM Registration


8:00 am -Registration

8:30 am - Shotgun start

12:30 -Luncheon and prize drawings



1:30 pm -Registration

2:00 pm -Shotgun start

6:30 pm -Dinner and prize drawings


Please note this is an alcohol free event !!


Register Online at       www.ClayBishopFund.org


NOTE ON FIRE COMPANY ADDRESS: Correct address is: 15205 Raystown Road, P.O. Box 446 (Not 886 ) James Creek, PA 16657

Additional Thanks !

Program Sponsor: Kish Bank

Dinner Sponsors: KCF Technologies & C.F. Wood Construction, Inc.



Motorcycle Benefit Ride--Saturday-August 3,2013

Posted by mvfcsec on June 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

August 3,2013       Sponsored by:  Marklesburg Fire Company & Saxton Fire Police

Benefits Water Rescue & Safety Fund

Motorcycle Benefit Ride starting at the Marklesburg Fire Hall (registration from 9am-11am, kick stands up at 11:30am) -- (NO ALCOHOL ON PREMISES) and traveling approximately 90 miles with 5 firehouse stops along the way in Marklesburg, Smithfield, Mt. Union, Robertsdale and Saxton. $20.00 /Rider--$10.00/Passenger. There will be a small pork BBQ meal after the ride at the Marklesburg Fire Hall. Any questions about the ride can be directed to Brian Watkins @ 814-635-2686.

Pre-Registration Deadline July 27th,2013 Guaranteed Memorabilla !

Pay Online by Visiting:  www.ClayBishopFund.org

Donation by PayPal

Posted by mvfcsec on May 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Donation by way of PayPal Is now ready..Please click on the Donation Page.

BBQ & Bake Sale 5/25/13

Posted by mvfcsec on May 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A huge Thank You for all that got everything ready for the day and all that came out to help us. Also to all that donated bake goods for the bake sale..everything was wonderful ! Was a awesome turn-out even tho the wind was not our friend yesterday..things got put on hold time to time cause of it. Sorry for any inconvenience this may of cause for some. We are truly Sorry for that. But we still had a great day for this wonderful cause. Truly Blessed ! :)


Posted by mvfcsec on May 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)


August 24, 2012 - VideoRay Staff Finds Local Drowning Victim with VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

August 24th, 2012 VideoRay staff members locate local drowning victim in less than an hour with VideoRay Pro 4 ROV system. Raystown

VideoRay got the call for assistance on Monday morning August 20th. Brian Hunsicker from the Marklesburg, Pennsylvania Fire Rescue squad had heard of the VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) through nearby tech firm KCF Technologies, manufacturer of the VideoRay ROV Smart Tether positioning system. Their agency, along with the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous dive rescue squads from the area, had exhausted their search efforts over the last two days trying to locate a 16 year old who had disappeared the previous Saturday on Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania. 16 year old Clay Bishop had jumped off a 27 foot cliff at the lakes edge, and had not resurfaced. Water at the site ranged from a few feet to over 100 feet deep. Authorities were immediately notified and began searching with divers, but the extensive search was not successful.

VideoRay staff members Brian Luzzi (Marketing Manager), Brett Kolb (Quality Control Manager), and Shawn Devlin (Inside Sales Representative) prepared appropriate search tools – two VideoRay Pro 4 SAR (Search and Recovery) ROV systems with a Smart Tether Non-Acoustic tether based positioning system, two Teledyne BlueView P900-130 multibeam imaging sonars, manipulator arms, a small 2000 watt generator to power both systems, and plenty of tether to reach the bottom.

Raystown lake was formed by a dam built in 1978, and the bottom was cluttered with trees and rocks – extremely challenging search conditions. The team used one fully equipped VideoRay Pro 4 system with BlueView sonar and Smart Tether positioning to do a systematic search of the shale rock ledge that extends to the bottom, using the sonar to identify and investigate targets on the bottom. A second system was withheld for backup in case of an entanglement.

After arriving at the Raystown Lake visitor’s center Tuesday morning, the VideoRay staff was debriefed by Hunsicker and Pennsylvania State Police Troopers about the last known point of entry, cadaver dog “hits”, and diver reports of the underwater conditions. The Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District which maintains operations at the lake provided their barge as a work platform for the ROVs.

VideoRay ROV operations started at approximately 12:45 pm, with Brett Kolb piloting the first submersible and Shawn Devlin providing tether support. Conditions along the stepped rock ledge were extremely difficult as he navigated the jagged rock outcroppings and submerged timber clearing sonar targets to the bottom. Since his unit did not need to be withheld, Luzzi launched the second VideoRay Pro 4 submersible and started his own search pattern directly under the jump point off the cliffs. On his fourth dive he located the victim on a 6 foot wide rock ledge at a depth of 58 feet, less than an hour after the first ROV was splashed.

The team decided not to attempt to lift the victim with the ROVs manipulator arms, given the chance for snags on the rocks and trees on the way to the surface. Dive rescue teams from Mount Union and Newton-Wayne fire companies were called to conduct the recovery. The ROVs settled next to the site with their bright LED lights on so all the divers had to do was follow the ROV tether to the scene while the VideoRay operators provided “eyes” for surface support personnel while the victim was raised and recovered.

The operation proved the value of VideoRay technology in this kind of situation. VideoRay extends our sympathy to Mr. Bishop’s family, and our thanks to the volunteers who managed the search.

Public Meeting for Fund.

Posted by mvfcsec on May 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Marklesburg Fire Company will be holding a Public Meeting on May 23rd, 2013 at 7 p.m. This meeting is being held to give those that would like to help with the fundraising efforts and to learn about why this fund is so important to the family and friends of Mr. Bishop.The purpose is to purchase a VideoRay underwater camera to provide equipment & training for search and recovery teams that cover Raystown Lake and surrounding areas !

2013 Queen & Little Pricness

Posted by mvfcsec on May 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


               Our 2013 Queen & Little Princess !


Amber Buseck 2013 Marklesburg Fire Queen

   Amber is 16 years old and from James Creek, Pa. She attends Tussey Mountain High School and is in 11th grade. She has two sisters and her parents are Pam and Richard Buseck. She enjoys boating, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, spending time with friends and family. Is a varsity wrestling cheerleader.  Also attends the Bedford County Technical Center for Cosmetology.  Helps teach junior and children's church at Robertsdale Church of God.

 Kaitlynn Wise 2013 Marklesburg Little Princess


 Kaitlynn is 7 yrs. old. She attends Southside Elementary. Parents are Kenneth & Tonya Wise.Kaitlynn enjoys crafts,soccer,reading,math,singing and dancing. Spending time with family and friends.