March 28, 2011 – At 21:50 Station 4 was dispatched for Tanker 738 to respond to 301 Hughes Street, New Ringgold for a working structure fire. Crews arrived on scene, assisted with fire attack and overhaul. Due to the abundance of manpower, Squad 739 also rolled on the call and the cascade system was utilized at the scene. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command of all Schuylkill Haven units. [Read more…]
Archives for March 2011
March 23, 2011 – At 09:50 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 314 Parway Avenue for a vehicle accident involving a utility pole. Just as units began to respond, Chief 730 (Reed) arrived on scene and advised fire was no longer needed. All units were cancelled.
March 21, 2011 -01:19 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 401 University Drive, Rest Haven Nursing Home for a possible structure fire. Chief 723 (Donatti) quickly arrived on scene and was met with light smoke coming from an unknown source. Crews searched the building and used Thermal Imagery Cameras to check for heat. Fire personnel were also sent to the roof to check all utilities that may have been malfunctioning. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 1 hour until maintenance arrived. Chief 723 (Donatti) was in command.
March 20, 2011 – At 19:51 The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 26 E. Williams Street for a possible house fire. Crews quickly arrived on scene and extinguished a small fire located in the oven. The oven was then removed from the residence. PPV fans were set in place to clear the smoke from the structure. All Schuylkill Haven units were placed available after approximately 25 minutes.
March 20, 2011 – At 11:09 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 250 Route 61 South, Cardinal Systems Inc. for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived on scene and searched the building for anything that may have caused the alarm. It was then determined to be a false activation and all Schuylkill Haven units were placed available. Chief 730 (Reed) was in command.
March 19, 2011 – At 16:21 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area behind Tamaqua Cable for a reported brush fire. Crews arrived on scene and found a large brush fire in a wooded area. Crews used handlines, Indian tanks, and rakes to outten the large fire. All units were on scene for approximately 1 hour. Station 1 and an Engine from Cressona Fire also assisted at the scene.
March 13, 2011 – At 12:28 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 318 W. Adamsdale Road, for a motorcycle accident with injuries. Chief 735 (Motko) arrived on scene and found a motorcycle had run off the roadway and one injured patient. Crews assisted EMS and PSP at the scene, and removed debris from the roadway. All Schuylkill Haven units were placed clear and available after 20 minutes.
On Thursday, March 10, 2011, a massive rain stormed soaked the eastern part of the country dumping almost 4 inches of rain in Schuylkill County and flooding most of the rivers and waterways in our area. Station 4 was kept extremely busy during the night with multiple pump details in the borough. Then, at approximately 02:36 early Friday morning, Station 4 was dispatched for Wagon 736 to respond to 500 Railroad Street, Gilberton Borough, to assist with pumping water from the town’s flooded areas. Crews from Station 4 assisted Gilberton for approximately 7 hours before returning home around 09:00 hours. In all, Station 4 ran a total of 13 calls resulting from the weather.
March 6, 2011 – At 10:28 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 199 S Berne Street for a tree down on a vehicle. Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on scene and was met with a large tree on wires that caused severe damage to a vehicle that was passing through the area. Crews swept debris from the roadway and contacted the township for assistance in removing the tree. The occupant of the vehicle was thankfully uninjured. All Schuylkill Haven units were placed clear and after approximately 25 minutes by Chief 723. Pictures via Engine 737.
March 5, 2011 – At 19:19 Station 4 was dispatched to 336 West Columbia Street (Turkey Hill) in the borough, for a smell of “burning wires” inside the structure. Crews arrived on scene and used Thermal Imagery Cameras (TIC) to check for the source of the odor. It was determined to be a malfunctioning heating unit and all units were placed clear and available by Chief 723 after approximately 25 minutes.
March 4, 2011 – Just as units were responding to the previous call located in Orwigburg, SCCC advised of a 2nd call to district for a Tanker Task Force response to 67 Geary Wolf Road, Pine Grove Township for a possible structure fire. Just as Tanker 738 began to respond Pine Grove command canceled the task force and Tanker 738 was placed available.
March 5, 2011 – At 13:50 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with District 56 (Orwigsburg), District 47 (Landingville), and District 42 (Deer Lake) to 900 West Market Street Orwigsburg Borough, for smoke in a nursing home. Crews arrived on scene and determined the source of the smoke to be from a malfunctioning HVAC unit. Fire Personnel then proceeded to ventilate the structure with PPV fans and search the structure for any other problems. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes until being released by Chief 56-02.