March 31, 2010- The Liberty Fire Company and the entire Schuylkill Haven Fire Department would like to wish Schuylkill Haven Borough Fire Chief Robert “Boat” Peel the best of luck on a speedy recovery!!! Chief Peel was admitted into the hospital on Monday March 29th and had surgery Tuesday March 30th. He will be out of commission for “a little while” until his wounds are healed and he’s cleared to go back in service by surgeons. Please join us in keeping Chief Peel in your thoughts!!
March 30, 2010 – At 19:54 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 28 Berne Drive Drive for a reported tree down. Crews searched and found the location of where the tree had fallen. Time out was about 10 minutes.
March 24, 2010 – At 17:05 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 63 W. Liberty and Railroad Streets for a reported brush fire. Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on location and confirmed a moderate amount of brush on fire in a wooded area just off of Fairview Avenue. Crews used a hand line, brush packs, and rakes to extinguish the fire and remaining hot-spots. Tanker 738 supplied additional water to Engine 732 while Ladder 725 from Station 1 was also requested for man power and assisted with overhaul at the scene. Time out was about 1 hour 20 minutes.
March 21, 2010 – At 19:58 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 62 Seven Stars Road (Cotton Club) for an Automatic Fire Alarm. However, before any units could go responding they were canceled by Chief 722 (Sattizahn).
March 21, 2010 – At 15:43 Station 4 was requested to stand by in Station for a possible response to assist District 47 (Landingville) with a search in South Manheim Township. Station 4 was canceled a short time later, due to the child being found.
March 20, 2010 – At 15:36 Station 4 was dispatched for Tanker 738 along with Districts 42 (Deer Lake), 55 (New Ringgold), 56 (Orwigsburg), and 47 (Landingville) to 1530 Merle Terrace, Orwigsburg for a brush fire. Crews were met with a large brush fire involving approximately 2 acres of land. Tanker 738 hauled 4,000 gallons of water to the scene while firefighters battled the fire using rakes and brush packs.
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March 13, 2010- At 18:23 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 1510 Route 61 (Formerly Pottsville Open MRI) for a transformer on fire. Duty Chief 720 (Peel) arrived on scene to find the fire to the rear of the building. All units remained on scene until the electric company arrived to fix the problem.
March 8, 2010- At 19:04 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Parkway and West Main Street, Schuylkill Haven Borough, for a possible house fire. Duty Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on scene and held all units in station with the exception of Engine 737. After investigating the problem, found to be an outside wood burner, everyone was canceled off and placed available.
March 6, 2010- At 19:25 stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the intersection on Parkway and West Union Streets, Schuylkill Haven Borough, for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Engine 737 arrived on scene and advised county of a 2 car crash with no injuries or entrapment. Duty Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived and soon canceled off incoming Rescue 727. The crew from the engine remained on scene for about 20 minutes until the towing company arrived and cleared soon after. [Read more...]