November 23, 2010 – At 11:50 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) was dispatched to 515 South 3rd Street, Hamburg for a commercial fire. Crews arrived on scene and stood by for approximately 3 hours until being released by Hamburg command. Chief 723 (Donatti) was in command. Pics from MLK Photos coming soon.
November 21, 2010 – At 21:18 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 245 Route 61 for an unknown type fire. After searching for a few minutes crews determine the source to be a controlled burn. All units were then placed available by Chief 723 (Donatti).
November 21, 2010 – At 02:00 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to Fritz Reed Avenue (The Island) to setup a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. Crews arrived on scene and established a secure area for the “bird” to land. However, Medevac 7 was canceled by EMS and all units were placed available. Chief 723 (Donatti) had command.
November 18, 2010 – At 14:17 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched along with District 41 (Cressona Fire) to 1530 Route 61 (Cressona Mall Parking Lot) for incoming Medevac 7. Crews arrived on scene and secured a safe area for the “bird” to land and assisted with patient packaging and transport. All units were cleared by Chief 722 (Sattizahn) shortly after takeoff.
November 18, 2010 – Just as Station 4 returned from the previous structure fire, at 06:29 Tanker 738 was requested to 74 Water Street, New Philadelphia Borough for a working structure fire with entrapment. When crews quickly arrived on scene manpower was sent to the front of the burning structures for support, while Tanker 738 hauled approximately 4,000 gallons of water. Station 4 remained on scene for roughly 3 hours until being released by Chief 54.
November 17, 2010 – At 23:22 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 63 West Williams Street in the borough for a commercial fire. Crews quickly arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the side A (front) of the structure. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) immediately requested a 2nd alarm as crews began to arrive on scene.
E – 732 was first on scene and hooked a hydrant at the intersection of Williams and Saint John Streets. The crew pulled a 2 1/2 handline and a back up 1 3/4 line and made entry to the structure.
E-737 was the first unit to arrive from Station 4 and laid 5inch from a hydrant located at the intersection of Parkway Avenue and Williams Street. E-737 then fed Ladder 725 with a 5 inch supply line and other units at the scene as the water supply became established.
Crews from Station 4 made entry on side C of the structure and began to attach the fire with a 2 1/2 hand line. Manpower from Wagon 736 and Squad 739 were sent to Side A to assist Station 2 with an interior attack. Firefighters were then forced out of the building due to the deteriorating conditions and heavy fire load sending all operations into a defensive attack.
Chief 722 (Sattizahn) requested a total of 2 commercial alarms and 3rd TTF (Tanker Task Force) alarm through out the night. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 12 hours. Special thanks to the Red Cross and everyone who assisted the SHFD. Photos below courtesy of MLK Photos**
November 17, 2010 – Just as crews began to assist EMS at the previous call, it was advised that the patient would be flown. At 09:35 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 110 Route 61 (Church by PSU) to set up a landing zone for incoming medevac 7. Units arrived on scene and established a secure area in the parking lot for the “bird” to land. Crews then assisted with patient packaging and transport to the helicopter. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) had command and units were clear after 25 minutes.
November 9, 2010 – At 17:44 The Schuylkill Haven RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) was dispatched to 715 W. Norwegian Street, Pottsville City for a working structure fire. Crews from Stations 1,2, and 4 quickly arrived on scene and stood watch as the firefighters from the city began overhaul operations. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 15 minutes after being released by Pottsville Command, P-4.
November 5, 2010 – At 8:03 the Schuylkill Haven fire department was dispatched to the area of Manheim Road and Second Mt. Road for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Crews quickly arrived on scene and were met with a vehicle into a tree and two patients entrapped. Fire personnel worked for approximately 30 minutes to free both patients from the vehicle. More information coming shortly.
October 30, 2010 – Just as units cleared the previous call (kitchen fire) at 17:15 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to the Cressona Mall Giant Parking Lot for a vehicle accident with fluids down. Just as E-737 became en-route the call was held to only a few units due to the size of the spill.