Recent/Active Incidents


Archives for August 2010

August 18, 2010- Brush Fire Meadow Drive

July 18, 2010 – At 13:41 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of Meadow Drive and Summer Hill Road for a reported brush fire. E-737 arrived on scene and pulled a 1 3/4 trash line to extinguish the fire along the roadway. Stations 2 & 4 were on scene for approximately 35 minutes.

August 7, 2010 – AFA “JuLu”

August 7, 2010 – At 07:31 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to 252 Dock Street for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Crews arrived on scene and once again performed a walk through of the building and determined the alarm to be a false activation. Time out was about 10 minutes.

August 7, 2010 – MVA w/Injuries (Schuylkill Mountain Rd)

August 7, 2010 – At 2:38 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 1266 Schuylkill Mountain Road for a vehicle accident with reported injuries. Chief 723 (D0natti) was the first unit to arrived on scene and was met with a vehicle roll over and only minor injuries. Rescue 726, Engine 737, and Squad 739 remained on scene for approximately 2 hours until PSP and the tow company arrived.

August 4, 2010- Transformer fire in the borough

August 4, 2010-  At 08:44 stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the intersection of West Columbia and Railroad streets for a transformer fire.  Duty Chief 722 (Sattizahn) arrived on scene to fine a transformer that was “tripped” but with no visible fire.  Apparatus remained on scene for about 5 minutes until the Schuylkill Haven “Line Crew” arrived on scene.

August 2, 2010 – House Fire (Woodland Drive)

August 2, 2010-  At 02:28 stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to assist Districts 47, 42, and 56 (Landingville, Deer Lake and Orwigsburg) on a house fire at 127 Woodland Drive, South Manheim Twp.  As chiefs and apparatus were en-route, SCCC advised them of “no reported fire” with just smoke throughout the residence.  Chief 47 (Hoffman) arrived on scene shortly thereafter and was met with visible smoke and fire from the residence.  Engines 733 and 737 arrived on scene right at the same time.  E-737 laid a section of LDH at the end of the driveway and E-733 was already setting up a dump tank for dump tank/tanker shuttle operations as Tanker 738 shortly arrived and was on deck to dump.  Luckily the tanker didn’t need to dump there load as the interior crews made a great hit on the fire and saved the house from more considerable damage.  At the request of Chief 47, station 1 was also added to the call about 20 minutes into the fire for their cascade system to fill air cylinders.  The SHFD was busy and out of the borough for over an hour.

July 26, 2010- AFA at the “JuLu”

July 26, 2010-  At 13:32 the SHFD was dispatched to 252 Dock Street, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, for an automatic fire alarm.  Crews arrived on scene and conducted a search and determined it to be a false activation.

July 25, 2010- AFA at Rest Haven Nursing Home

July 25, 2010-  At 13:44 the SHFD was dispatched to 401 University Drive, North Manheim Twp, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home for an automatic fire alarm.  Once units arrived on scene, they checked the building with a TIC and came up with nothing.  Duty Chief 730 (Reed) and all apparatus remained on scene for about 40 minutes.

July 21, 2010- Tree Down on the mountain

July 21, 2010-  At 19:04 stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 760 Schuylkill Mountain, South Manheim Twp, for a tree down on the roadway.  However, before any apparatus could arrive on scene, the tree was removed from the road by another motorist. Time out was about 5 minutes.