Archives for April 2010

April 28, 2010 – Structure Fire North Manheim Township

April 28, 2010 – At 18:13 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 1056 Route 61 South (Weiner Iron & Metal) to assist the Pottsville Fire Department on a commercial fire. As units from Stations 2 & 4 along with Chief 720 (Peel) became responding, Pottsville Command advised that an additional water source and extra manpower was needed at the fire scene. Engine 732 arrived on location and laid a 1200ft (5inch) supply line to Pottsville’s E-71. Manpower from E-732 and E-737 was also sent to the burning areas of the structures. Crews assisted with ventilation and overhaul and all Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 3 hours until released by Pottsville Command around 20:56hrs. MLK Photos!

April 26, 2010 – Another WSF Minersville Borough

April 23, 2010 – At 3:45 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department R.I.T. was dispatched to 319 N. Front Street for a working structure fire. As units became en-route they were advised of a working house fire involving multiple structures. Crews arrived on location and were quickly put to work by Minersville Command (Chief 510) to assist with fire suppression, roof ventilation, and eventually overhaul. Photos from Coal Region Fire. [Read more…]

April 25, 2010 – Medical Assist

April 25, 2010 – At 3:05 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched for any available personnel to 79 N. Berne Street for a medical assist. Personnel arrived on location and assisted EMS with a cardiac arrest. Time out was about 25 minutes.

April 23, 2010 – WSF Minersville Borough

April 23, 2010 – At 3:16 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department R.I.T. (Rapid Intervention Team) was dispatched to 10 N. Front Street for a working structure fire. As Squad 739 and Engine 733  became enroute with Chief 724 (Moran), county advised of a working fire with multiple buildings fully involved. Crews arrived on location and staged at the intersection of Sunbury Street and Front Streets as numerous teams of firefighters were inside the building battling the blaze.  Minersville command then requested Haven R.I.T. for manpower to assist with overhaul and fire suppression. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 6 hours until the fire was completely extinguished. MLK Photos.

A few more photos from MLK over at http://www.havenfire.org

April 23, 2010 – Carbon Monoxide Investigation

At 17:31 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 28 Schumacher Avenue in the borough for a Carbon Monoxide Investigation. As crews began to investigate they were met with high levels of CO on the first floor and immediately began to ventilate the building with positive pressure fans. Chief 724 (Moran) and all Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene until the source of the CO was determined. Time out was about 1 hour.

April 22, 2010 – Accident Drill At SHHS

April 22, 2010 – At 9:21 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 625 E. Main Street (Schuylkill Haven High School) for the annual Prom Promise Drill. When units arrived on scene they were met with  a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Crews extricated the patient as Medevac 7 landed in the parking lot. Stations 2 & 4 remained on scene for approximately 1 hour until the conclusion of the drill. The mock DUI crash was set up in the parking lot and those who participated were the SHFD, SH Police Department, EMS and Medevac. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success.

April 18, 2010 – MVA/w No Injuries

April 18, 2010 – At 17:34 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 490 Route 61 South (North Manheim Twp.) for a motor vehicle accident with no injuries and fluids down on the roadway.  Chief 730 (Reed) arrived on location and advised all incoming units of a two vehicle MVA with fluids down in the parking lot of Renningers Market. Chief 730 held the call to Station 2 and placed E-737 available. Crews remained on scene for approximately 45 minutes until PSP and the tow company arrived.

April 18, 2010 – Rekindle Cressona Textile Warehouse

April 18, 2010 – At approximately 12:30 Station 4 was requested for a normal flow response for T-738 to 1 Old Mill Road (North Manheim Township) for a rekindle of a previous commercial fire. Tanker 738 arrived on scene and supplied water to 41-10 (Cressona) as crews doused a few remaining hot spots and flare-ups. Time out was about 40 minutes.

April 17, 2010 – Medical Assist

April 17, 2010 – At 20:27  Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched for any available personnel to 233 Paxson Avenue for a possible cardiac arrest. Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care. Chief 730 (Reed) had command and remained on scene for approximately 15 minutes.

April 14, 2010 – Working Structure Fire Cressona Textile Warehouse

April 14, 2010 – At 01:04 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched along with Cressona Fire and Pottsville RIT to 1 Old Mill Road, North Manheim Township for a Working Commercial Structure Fire. As units from the borough became en-route, Chief 41-01 advised county of a fully involved commercial building and immediately requested a second alarm. Engine 737 arrived on location and assisted in ventilating the structure by removing a garage door on the South side of the building.

Due to the location of the building and the heavy fire load, setting up sufficient water supply to fight the fire became a very complex operation involving multiple water sources and Engines throughout the area. Tanker shuttles also took place near the north end of the building.

Fire personnel remained on scene for more than 10 hours assisting with overhaul and equipment clean up. Thanks to MLK Photos.

April 13, 2010 – Smoke In An Apartment Building (Judy Drive)

April 13, 2010 – At 11:47 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Cressona (District 41) and Pottsville RIT (Engine 11) to 24 Judy Drive Cressona Borough for a report of smoke in an apartment building. More information coming shortly.

April 10, 2010 – AFA At the Cotton Club

April 10, 2010 -At 21:53 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 62 Seven Stars Road, North Manheim Twp, for an automatic fire alarm (Cotton Club). As Duty Chief 735 (Kremer) became en-route, county advised that they received a call back from the alarm company stating a false activation.

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