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October 29, 2010 – Live Scanner Feed Courtesy of Radio Reference.com

We found this live scanner feed courtesy of Radio Reference.com. 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.

October 7, 2010 – Working Structure Fire (New Philadelphia)

October 7, 2010 – At 4:13 Station 4 was dispatched to 39 Water Street, New Philadelphia Borough as part of a Tanker Task Force for a working fire.  Crews arrived on scene and established a tanker fill site setting up a dump tank. Fire consumed five homes in the Borough and caused a reported $250,000 damage. Pics coming soon.

October 6, 2010 – Fire Prevention Week Activities

The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department conducted a fire safety program for the students in the Schuylkill Haven Middle School on Monday as part of Fire Prevention Week.

A total of approximately 305 students in grades 5-7 were informed about the dangers of fire and what to do in case their house caught fire by Liberty Fire Company chief engineer Leroy Boyer. The students were then taken through the Fire Safety Trailer provided by the Deer Lake & West Brunswick Township Fire Company. Inside the trailer, the students were showed fire hazards in the kitchen, and had to crawl through a bedroom filled with artificial smoke.

The students then got a chance to view apparatus and equipment on display by the SHFD’s three companies: Rainbow, Schuylkill and Liberty. Pictures coming soon!

October 2, 2010 – AFA at The Cotton Club

October 2, 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).  Chief 730 (Reed) arrived on scene and determined the alarm to be a false activation and canceled all units.

September 30, 2010 – House Fire (Second Call To District)

September 30, 2010 – Just as crews began to remove a large tree located at 800 Schuylkill Mountain Road, a second call to district was advised by SCCC of a possible structure fire at 739 Garfield Avenue. Chief 724 (Moran) was the first to arrive on scene and advised county of a smoke condition caused by a microwave. Crews arrived on scene and used Positive Pressure Fans to ventilate the residence. Crews remained on scene for approximately 20 minutes. Chief 723 (Donatti) was in command.

September 30, 2010 – Trees Down Schuylkill Mountain Road

September 30, 2010 - At 17:21 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 1305 Schuylkill Mountain Road for a reported tree down. As units began to respond, county advised of second tree down located at 800 Schuylkill Mountain Road. Station 4 took the first call at 1305 while Station 2 continued to the area of 800 Schuylkill Mountain Road. Station 4 arrived on scene and confirmed a tree resting on wires that was out of reach. County was advised and Station 4 then proceeded to the area of 800 to provide assistance with a very large tree also resting on wires. Chief 723 (Donatti) then requested Station 1 for Ladder 725 due to the size of the tree. Just as crews began to cut the tree, a second call to district was advised by county of a possible structure fire at 739 Garfield Avenue. Station 1 remained on scene to continue the tree removal.

Liberty Fire Borough Day Car Show

On September 25, 2010 the Liberty Fire Company held its Annual Borough Day Car in the fire company parking lot. We had a total of 41 cars enter into judging. We would like to thank all who participated and those who came to enjoy great food and a fantastic auto display. The winners will be posted shortly. *Pictures Thanks to Megan Snyder and MLK Photos*

September 30, 2010 – Tree Down (North Manheim)

September 30, 2010 – At 15:20 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 40 E. Second Mountain Road for a reported tree down blocking the roadway. Crews arrived on scene and were met with a tree blocking one lane of the road. Fire personnel removed the tree by using a chainsaw and were placed available. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command.

September 30, 2010 – Lift Assist (Fritz Reed Ave)

September 30, 2010 – At 13:46 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 41 Fritz Reed Ave. for a lift assist. Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS with lifting a resident. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command.