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January 29, 2016 – RIT To Berks County X’s 2

January 29, 2016 – At approximately – 07:04 the Schuylkill Haven R.I.T. was dispatched to 411 Elm Avenue, Tilden Township, Berks County for a working house fire. Crews remained on scene for approximately 1 hour as Berks units operated and extinguished the fire.

The second call came in around 15:00hrs and once again the SHFD RIT responded to Port Clinton for a house fire. First in crews were able to make quick work of the small fire and RIT was placed available shortly after.

January 27, 2016 – 2nd Working Fire Pottsville City

Shortly after 8am this morning the Schuylkill Haven R.I.T. Was dispatched to the 1200 Block of West Market Street in the City on a Working Fire with reported Entrapment. 63-69 responded with a Crew of 6 and Staged in the front of the building. Luckily our services weren’t needed. 63-01 had command of R.I.T. And were on scene for approx 1hr.

Due to quick work by the PFD, all residents were accounted for.

Photo credits to Fire & Film.

January 26, 2016 – RIT Assignment Pottsville City

January 26, 2016 – At 02:50 the Schuylkill Haven Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 324 E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville for a working apartment building fire. Crews from Sta. 2 and 4 arrived on scene and split into 2 teams, with one team monitoring side A and the other side C of the buildings. The Rapid Intervention Team was on scene for approx. 2 hours as Pottsville units worked the scene.

Photo credits to Fire&Film and WNEP.

January 23, 2016 – Hydrant Detail After Snow Storm

12540853_905929896169558_5203173436193388238_nThis evening Station 4 members shoveled out the hydrants in our first due. The crew of 10 split into 3 groups and checked and cleared out the 49 hydrants in the first due. Crews we out for about an Hour and a half.

Thank you to all the members who helped out and to the residents who took it upon themselves to clean ones by their homes.

January 23, 2016 – Special Assignment (Clairmont Avenue)

12552682_906034406159107_274499326175537247_nEngine 63-17 was requested by Chief 63, to assist a homeowner in the Holiday Village section of town. Pictured is FF D. Boyer, Chief Sweigert and FF Aungst removing snow from a roof a residence to assist with an oil burner refire. The engine was on scene for about 20 minutes.

January 22, 2016 – MVA with Entrapment (Seven Stars Road)

At approx. 10:50 the SHFD was dispatched to 7 Stars Rd and 2nd Mtn. Rd for an Accident with reported Entrapment. Chief 63 arrived and advised of no entrapment or injuries. Crews stood by until PSP and the wrecker arrived.

January 4, 2016 – Working Fire 306 Caldwell Street

January 4, 2016 – Just before 9pm a page was sent out for a Chief to Orchard Ave. on a smoke investigation. Before a Chief could go responding, another page was sent out upgrading the call to a House Fire with an Address change to Caldwell Street. PD and 63-02(Reed) arrived and reported Heavy Smoke Showing and upgraded it to a Working Fire. 63-17 was the first in apparatus and stretched an 1 3/4″ line immediately and advanced to the well involved 2nd floor. 63-16 was second in and dropped 1000′ of 5″ from a hydrant to the scene. 63-12 & 63-25 followed and assisted with Suppression, Ventilation, and Searches. 63-13 & 63-69 went around and came in from the other direction. 63-13 laid in and the Squad set up to pump the hydrant but due to a quick interior knockdown, the second hydrant wasn’t needed. City RITs also assisted on scene.

September 30, 2015 – Structure Fire (Berne Street)

September 30, 2015 -At 23:41 Station 4 was dispatched to 33 North Berne Street, for an odor of smoke in a bathroom. Crews arrived on scene and found fire in the ceiling using a thermal imagery camera. 4 water cans were used to extinguish the fire as other personnel checked for extension. Station 2 was also requested to the scene for additional water cans. All units were on scene for approximately 2 hours. Chief 63-02 (Reed) had command.

September 29, 2015 – SHFD RIT To Berks County

September 29, 2015 – At 20:25 the SHFD Rapid Intervention team was dispatched to 14 Mountain View Road, Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks County for a working house fire. Crews arrived on scene, split into 2 teams and monitored each side of the structure. Fire personnel also assisted with manpower and overhaul. Chief 63-02 (Reed) had command and all units were on scene until 23:30.

September 25, 2015 – Working Garage Fire (Orchard Avenue)

September 25, 2015 -At 18:30hrs the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 400 Orchard Avenue, Schuylkill Haven Borough for a garage fire. 63-03 (Sweigert) arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire involving a detached single story garage. Crews from E63-17 deployed the initial attack lines as manpower from all 3 stations helped with overhaul and checking for extension. All personnel were on scene for approximately 1 hour. Chief 63-03 Sweigert had command.

July 20th, 2015 – PA Participating Department Recognition

The Liberty Fire Company #4 is excited to announce that as of July 20th, 2015, the members of the company have achieved the Pennsylvania Participating Department Recognition Program. 28% of the company’s active firefighting members are certified to at least the level of Firefighter I. The purpose of the program is to recognize those organizations that support, promote, and encourage their emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s Certification Program, administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

July 15, 2015 – Liberty to Host Fire Dynamics Class

The course provides the firefighter the basic knowledge to reinforce the evidence based research conducted by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and other fire service organizations. This course introduces new terminology related to fire dynamics, legacy verse modern fuel loads, new construction techniques, flow paths, door control, and ventilation that all impact fire ground operations.

The class will be held August 24, 2015 at Liberty Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven.

Class start time is 1830 to 2130.

To sign-up for the class being conducted by the Schuylkill County Training Academy, click here.

Light refreshments will be provided.

June 27, 2015 – AFA Blue Mountain Elementary East

June 27, 2015 – After a day of heavy rain and wind, at 18:41 Station 4 was dispatched for Engine 63-17 to 675 Red Dale Road for an automatic fire alarm. Crews gained entry to the building and found that the “blue roof” had leaked causing a faulty detector. All units were then placed available. Chief 56-01 (Zimmerman) had command of the incident.

Other Units on Scene Included: Fire Districts: SHFD Sta. 1, 42, 47, & 56.

June 22, 2015 – Commercial Fire (2 Adamsdale Road)

June 22, 2015 – At 9:49 the Station 4 was dispatched to 2 E. Adamsdale Road, North Manheim Township for a commercial fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a controlled burn too close to a commercial building. All units were placed available.

Units on scene included, SHFD Sta. 1, Fire Districts: 42, 47, & 56.

June 8th, 2015 – Numbers Switch, Possible House Fire

June 8th, 2015 – the same morning the new unit numbering system took effect, Engine 63-17, and Tanker 63-38 were dispatched to 1524 Pinto Cove, Lake Wynonah for an electric fire inside a residence. Crews arrived on scene and used a thermal imagery camera to locate a malfunctioning outlet inside an interior wall. The power was disconnected to the outlet and all units were placed available.

Other units on scene included SHFD Sta. 1, Fire Districts: 39, 34, & 47.

Chief 63-02 (Reed) had command of the Haven units.

May 30, 2015 – 3rd Annual Barbeque Bash A Huge Success

The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank everyone for making our barbeque bash, poker run, hose and barrel, and various challenges a huge success! We look forward to seeing you next year! Special thanks goes to the Friendensburg Fire Company for helping us set up the hose and barrel.

 

May 11, 2015 – Liberty Takes Delivery of New Squad 63-69

May 11, 2015 – The Liberty Fire Company #4, took delivery of a used Pierce Arrow Pumper on May 11th. The Pumper was purchased from Goodwill Hose Co. Cressona and will be used to replace the current Squad (1994 MedTec Ambulance). The new Squad will respond to emergencies such as vehicle accidents, structure fires, medical assists, public service calls, and Rapid Intervention Team incidents.

We will keep you updated on the progress of the new Squad 63-69.

 

 

April 24, 2015 – Liberty Fire Company Awarded 2014 AFG Grant

static1.squarespace.comApril 24, 2015 – The Liberty Fire Company #4, has been awarded the 2014 AFG (Assistance to Firefighters) Federal grant from FEMA. The award amount is $38,572.00 which will be used for new turn-out gear, helmets and boots. The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank FEMA and the grants program for this generous award that will help keep our firefighters safe.

March 6, 2015 – Landing Zone X’s Two (Friedensburg)

March 6, 2015 – At 21:50 Station 4 was requested to assist Fire District 34 with setting up a landing zone for an incoming helicopter for a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident. As Engine 737 became en-route, SCCC (Schuylkill County Communications Center) advised of two helicopters being requested. Engine 737 arrived on scene and positioned on the West side of the Blue Mountain Elementary West school and Wagon 736 positioned on the South side front parking lot. Engine 737 handled the landing zone for Life Flight 5 while Wagon 736 assisted PennStar 4 safely to the ground. Crews assisted the flight crews with patient packaging and transport to the “birds”. All Station 4 units were on scene for approximately 50 minutes.  Photos via MLK.

February 24, 2015 – Working Structure Fire (Panther Valley Road)

February 24, 2015 – At 18:31 the SHFD was dispatched along with Cressona FD to 2535 Panther Valley Road for a barn fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene to find a barn approximately 50x100ft  — fully involved. Crews pulled multiple hand-lines and initiated an exterior fire attack. Sadly a few animals were lost in the fire.  All units were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Chief 722 (Motko) had command. Photos via MLK.