Archives for October 2010

October 29, 2010 – Live Scanner Feed Courtesy of Radio

We found this live scanner feed courtesy of Radio This is a great fee to listen to Schuylkill County EMS, FIRE, and POLICE.

Schuylkill FIRE, EMS, POLICE live feed

October 20, 2010 – House Fire (Lake Wynonah)

October 20, 2010 – At 06:44 Station 4 was dispatched along with fire district 34 (Friedensburg) to 1886 Bow Drive, Lake Wynonah for a possible structure fire. Just as Tanker 738 was about to arrive on scene, the call was canceled by Chief 722 (Sattizahn) who was in command.

October 17, 2010 – AFA Cotton Club

October 17, 2010 – At 23:13 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 62 Seven Stars Road, North Manheim Township, for an automatic fire alarm (Cotton Club).  Just as units began to respond, county advised of a call back from the alarm company stating a false activation.

October 15, 2010 – Tree Down (Berne Drive)

October 15, 2010 – At 22:15 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 253 South Berne Street in the borough, for a reported tree down. Chief 720 (Peel) arrived on scene and found a small tree laying on the side of the road. Chief 720 held the call to Station 4 and all units were available after dragging the tree off the roadway.

October 14, 2010 – Landing Zone (Blue Mountain High School)

October 14, 2010 – At 4:45 Station 4 was dispatched to 1076 W. Market Street, North Manheim Township (Blue Mountain High School) to assist District 47 (Landingville Fire) in setting up a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7.  Crews arrived on scene and set up a secure area for the helicopter to land. Fire personnel then remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours for the patient to arrive from the scene of a vehicle accident. When the patient arrived, crews assisted EMS with patient packaging and transport to the helicopter. All units from Landingville and Station 4 were placed available after shortly after take-off. Chief 47 (Hoffman) was in command and all units were on scene for 2.5 hours.

October 13, 2010 – AFA at The Cotton Club

October 13, 2010 -At 23:02 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 62 Seven Stars Road, North Manheim Township, for an automatic fire alarm (Cotton Club).  Just as units began to respond, county advised of a call back from the alarm company stating a false activation.

Liberty President Mike Gossard Featured In Local Newspaper

October 10, 2010 – In an article publish October 9, 2010, Liberty Fire Co.’s President was featured on the front page of the Pottsville Republican in regards to the installation of a residential sprinkler system installed in his new home. The article weighs the pros and cons about new measures leading to more sprinkler system installation in newer construction. An excerpt of the article and Mike’s comments are posted below. Feel free to check out the original article over at the Republican and Herald website.

Mike Gossard, president of Schuylkill Haven’s Liberty Hose Company No. 4, recently built a 600-square-foot ranch home off Schuylkill Mountain Road in South Manheim Township.

Despite the home being built before the Jan. 1 deadline, he decided to install a sprinkler system anyway, for a very simple reason.

“Because I’m a fireman,” Gossard said in an interview Friday. “We don’t live in a place with fire hydrants. I know how difficult it is to get water up to areas that don’t have hydrants.”

He said he paid $5,200 for the system. Of that, he said $1,800 went to water pumps and tanks since his home does not have access to municipal water.

“If we had municipal water, it would have been cheaper,” Gossard said.

Picture Courtesy of the Republican and Herald.

October 12, 2010 – More Fire Prevention Activities

The Liberty Fire Company No. 4 hosted 28 members of the Schuylkill Haven Area Middle School’s after-school program Tuesday afternoon as part of Fire Prevention Week. The group, escorted by teachers Marisa Horbal, Courtney Richardson and Kevin Bayliff, received a tour of the fire station and the apparatus.

Since most of the students participated in the fire safety presentation the previous week at the middle school, Chief Engineer Leroy Boyer talked to the group of students in grades 5-7 about what it takes to be a firefighter, the age requirements and the different tasks volunteer firefighters in Schuylkill Haven perform. He educated the group about the different stations and apparatus in the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department and what each vehicle is used for. Firefighter Danielle Snyder showed off the turnout gear that firefighters wear and Mrs. Richardson then donned a full set of turnout gear to show the students.

The fire prevention program was the fifth in a span of nine days done by members of the Liberty Fire Company, as fire safety programs were done at the Schuylkill Haven Area Middle School, Discovery Workshop Day Care and Safe Haven Day Care in addition to the visits by the Schuylkill Haven Elementary School on Friday and the after-school program Tuesday.

If your group would like to tour the fire station, or have members from our station visit your school or day care to talk about fire prevention and fire safety, contact the firehouse at 385-3341.

October 11, 2010 – Fire Prevention At Penn State Schuylkill

October 11, 2010 –  Stations 1, 2 & 4 participated in Fire Prevention Activities at Penn State Schuylkill Campus. Students were educated on the basic elements of fire safety and had a chance to view apparatus and equipment on display by the SHFD’s three companies: Rainbow, Schuylkill and Liberty. Fire personnel was also provided with a tour of the new housing facility “Nittany 5” in-case of an emergency. The campus provided food to all those who participated as the night’s activities progressed. The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department would like to thank Penn State Schuylkill for hosting the event during fire prevention week(s).

October 10, 2010 – Landing Zone (Earl Stoyer Drive)

October 10, 2010 – Just as all units cleared the Medical Assist on Berne Street, at 17:58 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 15 Earl Stoyer Drive  to set up a Landing Zone for incoming Medvac 7. Crews quickly arrived on scene and established a secure area for “the bird” to land and assisted with patient packaging and transport. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command and all units were cleared shortly after take-off. Time out was about 30 minutes. **VIDEO

October 10, 2010 – Medical Assist (Berne Street)

October 10, 2010 – At 17:37 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched for any available personnel to 60 North Berne Street to assist EMS with lifting a patient. Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command and all personnel were cleared from the scene after 15 minutes.

October 8, 2010 – Working Vehicle Fire (Wayne Township)

October 8, 2010 – At 12:24 Station 4 was dispatched to the area of  560 Route 183 South for a working vehicle fire. As Engine 737 arrived on scene crews were met with a working engine compartment. Crews used  a 1 3/4  hand line and various tools to extinquish the fire. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command and crews remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes.