On Saturday May 28th, 2011 the Liberty Fire Company took battle in the Friedensburg Fire Company’s annual hose a barrel. A special thanks to Lily for the creation of this video she did a GREAT job!
June 6, 2011 – At 8:35 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department along with FD 41 (Cressona) were dispatched to a reported working fire in the area of 49 River Street, Cressona Borough. Crews arrived on scene and were met with 2 structures involved with fire; a residence and a detached garage. Fire personnel assisted with the initial fire attack and suppression. More information coming soon!
June 1, 2011 – At 00:47 The Schuylkill Haven Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 663 North Second Street, Pottsville to assist the PFD with a working structure fire. E-733 and Squad 739 arrived on scene and stood by as firefighter from the city knocked down the fire and conducted overhaul operations. All Schuylkill Haven units were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours until being release by Pottsville Command. Photos coming soon!
May 28, 2011 – At 08:38 The Schuylkill Haven Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) was dispatched to 50 Tri-Y Lane Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks County for a structure fire. When Engine 733 and Squad 739 hit the road SCCC advised that Berks units were on scene reporting a working fire and heading to a 2nd alarm. Crews arrived on scene and assisted command with roof ventilation and overhaul operations. Crews remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours until being release by command. Photos coming soon.
Article below from Reading Eagle: Fire damages home in Upper Tulpehocken Township
An accidental fire Saturday damaged a second-story room and attic in an Upper Tulpehocken Township home, a Strausstown Fire Company official said.
The fire at 50 Tri-Y Lane was reported at 8:30 a.m. and firefighters could see flames coming from the upper corners of the second story when they arrived, said First Assistant Chief Jeremy I. Bentz. Read More
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May 26, 2011 – Just after 8PM the SCCC advised all emergency services in the county of severe weather containing hail and strong winds in excess of 60MPH entering the western part of Schuylkill County. A line of severe thunderstorms with rotations and possible tornado touchdowns tore through the greater Schuylkill Haven and North Manheim Township areas causing major damage to homes and power equipment. The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to numerous calls throughout the night and early morning hours.
- At 20:28 – Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to Seven Stars Road for multiple trees and poles down. Fire personnel arrived on scene and found that possible tornado activity occurred with the roof blown completely off the Seven Stars Hotel. Crews conducted residential welfare checks in the area to make sure of no injuries. (Photos over at Schuylkillhose.com)
- At 20:38 Station 4 was dispatched to Berne Drive and removed several trees from the roadway.
- Chief 722 (Sattizahn) and Chief 730 (Reed) requested manpower from Pottsville City to assist with welfare checks and salvage operations.
- Hamburg FD and Pine Grove HH&L were dispatched to the borough to stand by in Station as all Haven units were busy.
- Station 4 was dispatched to Weavers Road/Haven Fair Lawn for trees and wires down. Crews removed and cut multiple trees away from the roadway.
- At 22:15 Engine 733 and Utility 734 were requested to assist Chief 41 in the Cressona Borough with multiple trees, poles and wires down. Crews arrived and began the task of opening up multiple roads due to trees across them. Units also assisted with welfare checks at several residences.
- Station 4 was dispatched to Shady Lane for a large tree blocking the roadway.
- Station 4 was dispatched to Coover Street in the borough for a tree down blocking a residence.
Overall the SHFD ran over 20 calls throughout the night. Fire Police remained on scene and at red lights for almost 48 hours due to the power outages in the area. The SHFD would like to thank the Red Cross, Pottsville FD, Hamburg Fire Department, Pine Grove HH&L, and everyone else who help assisted us on a very busy night.
Radar Image Courtesy of Aimee Peel
May 19, 2011 – At 08:42 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to 155 Route 61 (Thermo Dynamics) for an automatic fire alarm. Crews quickly arrived on scene and found that the alarm activated due to a faulty sprinkler system. All units were then placed clear and available by Chief 720.
May 18, 2011 – At 16:37 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of East Market Street in the borough for fluids down on the roadway. Crews arrived on scene and found a vehicle leaking fluids that had traveled to East Market Street from the Brok-Sel parking lot. Crews from Station 2 handled the spill on Market Street and Saint Peter Street while Station 4 traveled to the origin of the spill and spread absorbent. All fire personnel remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Chief 720 (Peel) had command.