Recent/Active Incidents


Archives for May 2010

May 27, 2010- Motorcycle Fire Inside Garage

May 27, 2010-  As apparatus was responding to the fire alarm at the Water Treatment Plant, a second call came in, sending Engine 732 to 105 Center Ave, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a motorcycle fire inside a garage.  A member from Station 4 who lives in the area made a quick hit on the fire via a water can as units began to arrive on scene.  Crews then applied floor dry to the fluids that had leaked out and surrounding the areas.  Engine 732 and Chief 723 (Donatti) remained on scene for about 15 minutes.

May 27, 2010- AFA at Tumbling Run

May 27, 2010- At 17:10 the SHFD was dispatched to 16 Tumbling Run Road, North Manheim Twp, for an automatic fire alarm (Sch. Haven Water Treatment Plant). Once units arrived on scene, a search was conducted throughout the building and it was eventually found to be a false activation.

May 17, 2010 – AFA Blue Mountain High School

May 17, 2010 – At 14:59 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with District 56 (Orwigsburg) and District 47 (Landingville) to 1076 Market Street, North Manheim Township for automatic fire alarm at the Blue Mountain High School. Just as units began responding, they were canceled off by Chief 56 due to a false activation.

May 16, 2010 – MVA w/Unknown Injuries

May 16, 2010 – At 4:17 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 704 Berne Drive for a reported motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Chief 724 (Moran) quickly arrived on scene and was met with a one car accident with no injuries. Chief 724 then held the call to Station 4, and requested PSP to the scene. Crews assisted with lighting and traffic control and remained on scene for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes until the tow company arrived.

May 13, 2010 – MVA w/Fluids Down

May 13, 2010 – At 06:47 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 336 West Columbia Street for a reported motor vehicle accident with fluids down. When Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on scene he was met with a two vehicle accident with no injuries and fluids down on the roadway. Crews arrived on location and applied floor dry around the area of the vehicles and assisted with traffic control. Chief 723 had command and all units remained on scene until the towing company arrived.

May 12, 2010 – House Fire In Lake Wynonah

May 12, 2010 -At approximately 17:00 Station 4 was requested for Squad 739 to respond to 685 Wynonah Drive (Lake Wynonah) for assistance at the scene of a working structure fire. Crews arrived on scene and filled SCBA Cylinders via the cascade system on Squad 739. Previously, at 16:10 Station 2 was dispatched to along with District 34 (Summit, Friedensburg), to the same location for a working structure fire.  Station 2 & 4 returned to the borough around 19:oo hrs.

May 10, 2010- AFA @ Rest Haven

May 10, 2010- At 19:39 the SHFD was dispatched to 401 University Drive, Rest Haven Nursing Home, on an Automatic Fire Alarm.  Once the apparatus arrived on scene,  personnel searched the building to find where the alarm was coming from.  After a walk through the building, it was determined to be a false activation.  Time out was about 40 minutes.

May 8, 2010 – Another Tree Down

May 8, 2010 – At 20:23 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to in the area of 400 Berne Drive for a reported tree down. When Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on location he found that the tree had already been moved off the roadway and cancelled all units.

May 8, 2010 – Tree Down Berne Drive

May 8, 2010 – At 18:14 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 28 Berne Drive for a reported tree down blocking the roadway. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) advised he was en-route and held the call to Squad 739 who was already en-route. Crews arrived on location, removed the small tree and its branches from the roadway, and returned back to the previous call located at 51 N. Berne Street.

May 8, 2010 – Chief Request/Special Assignment

May 8, 2010 – At 17:05 Stations 1 & 4 were requested to 51 North Berne Street for a special assignment involving a damaged roof at the residence. Crews set up a 35 foot extension ladder, and re-fastened the area of the roof that lifted due to the high winds. Chief 723 (Donatti) had command and units remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes.

May 7, 2010 – Special Request For The Dive Team

May 7, 2010 – At 13:48 the Schuylkill Haven Dive Team and Utility 734 were dispatched to assist the St. Clair Fire Department at 1417 SR61 (New Castle Township) with vehicles submerged in a reservoir. As members from Station 2 & 4 became en-route with Squad 734, and Utility 734 , incident command (Chief 700 Bravo) advised all incoming units that he needed Divers to help contain the fluids leaking from vehicles. When crews arrived on scene they used booms and absorbent pads to contain the large amount of fluids from reaching a spill way. Crews also helped the towing company remove the submerged vehicles from the water. The Dive Team and fire personnel remained on scene for approximately 4 hours.

May 5, 2010 – R.I.T. Response To Pottsville City

May 5, 2010 – At 11:56 the Schuylkill Haven R.I.T. Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 6 South 20th Street, Pottsville for a working structure fire. County advised all responding units of a working basement fire at the residence. Just as Engine 733 became en-route with members from Station 2 and 4, Pottsville Command (P-1) advised that the fire was under control and that the R.I.T. team was no longer needed. Engine 733 was placed available and Chief 722 (Sattizahn) had command.