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September 26, 2011 – Possible House Fire (Wilder Street, Cressona)

September 26, 2011 – At 18:49 just as members from the SHFD were about to begin a RIT/Survival Training, Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Fire District 41 (Cressona) to 95 Wilder Street, Cressona Borough for a possible house fire. Chief 41 (Mansell) was the first to arrive on scene and found light smoke coming from a chimney. Fire personnel arrived on scene and checked the chimney for fire and found nothing. It was determined that the oil burner had malfunctioned and all units were placed available by Cressona command. … [Read more...]

September 26, 2011 – Possible Apartment Building Fire

September 26, 2011 – at 12:27 the SHFD was dispatched to 200 University Drive, North Manheim Township (PSU Schuylkill) for an apartment building fire. As all units began to respond SCCC advised of a stove on fire with the sprinkler system activated. Chief 722 arrived on scene and found that the sprinkler system and maintenance had knocked down the fire. All units were on scene for approximately 20 mins until being cleared by Chief 722. … [Read more...]

September 24, 2011 – Liberty Fire Co. #4 Takes 1st Place States!

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On September 24, 2011 members from Station 4,  Leroy Boyer and Aimee Peel ventured to Lake Harmony, PA with Wagon 736 for the 2011 State Firemen's Convention hosted by Lake Harmony Fire and Albrightsville Fire Companies. Wagon 736 placed 1st for the category of Best Appearing Engine 1985 and older! Congratulations to Wagon 736, Aimee, and Leroy on their State Championship! The Liberty Fire Co. would also like to congratulate Landingville Fire who placed 3rd with 47-10  in the Tanker category and 2nd in the Attack Category with 47-11.   … [Read more...]

September 24, 2011 – AFA Blue Mountain Elementary East

September 4, 2011 – At 19:08 Station 4 and Ladder 725 were dispatched along with Fire District 56 to 675 Red Dale Road, East Brunswick Township (The Blue Mountain Elementary East) for an automatic fire alarm.  A crew from 56-10 conducted an interior search of the building and the alarm was determined to be a false activation.  All Station 4 units and the Ladder were placed clear and available by Chief 56. … [Read more...]

September 23, 2011 – Tree Down Adamsdale Road

September 23, 2011 - At 12:55 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of the Nutty Pear, Adamsdale Road for a tree down partially blocking the roadway. Crews arrived on scene and found that Penn Dot had already removed the tree. All units were placed clear and available. … [Read more...]

September 23, 2011 – Working Structure Fire Auburn Borough

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September 23, 2011 - At 01:16 the SHFD Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and Station 1 for Ladder 725 were dispatched to 202 Market Street, Auburn for a working fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene and staged on side A of the fire building until being requested to assist with fire attack and overhaul. Station 1 positioned Ladder 725 on Side D of the fire building and laddered the exposures. Crews were then split up into teams, an interior team for overhaul, and a roof crew for ventilation. All SHFD units were on scene just over 3 hours. More info coming soon! **Photos via Aimee Peel … [Read more...]

September 22, 2011 – MVA w/Injuries (Main Street)

September 22, 2011 - At 15:29 the SHFD was dispatched to the intersection of Earl Street and Main Street for a vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene and found a 3 car accident with 1 injury. Fire personnel assisted EMS with patient care and removal. All units were placed clear and available by Chief 723. … [Read more...]

September 19, 2011 – AFA Orwigsburg Manor

September 19, 2011 - At 10:58 Station 1 & 4 were dispatched to 1000 Orwigsburg Manor Road, Orwigsburg Manor Nursing Home for an automatic fire alarm. All units were cancelled before en-route. … [Read more...]

September 15, 2011 – MVA w/Injuries (Rt. 61 and University Drive)

September 15, 2011 - At 17:30 the SHFD was dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 61 and University Drive for a vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene and Station 1 assisted EMS with 1 patient.  All units were then placed clear and available by Chief 720. **Video via E-737. … [Read more...]

September 13, 2011 – AFA Ryon Lane (North Manheim Township)

September 13, 2011 - at 10:22 the SHFD was dispatched to 150 Ryon Lane, North Manheim Township for an automatic fire alarm. Just as all units began to respond SCCC advised of a false activation and placed all units clear and available. … [Read more...]

September 12, 2011 – Medical Assist (Schuylkill Mountain Road)

September 12, 2011 - At 20:45 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched for any available personnel to respond to 1158 Schuylkill Mountain Road for a medical assist. Just as Squad 739 went responding SCCC advised to cancel the call. … [Read more...]

September 11, 2011 – AFA Blue Mountain Elementary East

September 4, 2011 - At 22:37 Station 4 was dispatched along with Fire District 56 to 675 Red Dale Road, East Brunswick Township (The Blue Mountain Elementary East) for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 737 and Wagon 736 responded and arrived on location. A crew from 56-10 conducted an interior search of the building and the alarm was determined to be a false activation.  All Station 4 units were placed clear and available by Chief 56. … [Read more...]

September 11, 2011 – Tree Down (Schuylkill Mt. Rd.)

September 11, 2011 - At 22:24 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 1200 Schuylkill Mountain Road for a tree down. Crews arrived on scene and removed the tree from the roadway. All units were then placed clear and available. … [Read more...]

September 11, 2011 – MVA w/Injuries (Long Run Road)

September 11, 2011 -Just as Station 4 returned back from the previous accident, Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 2058 Long Run Road for an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene and found an antique car struck another vehicle parked along the roadway. Fire personnel applied floor dry to the area around the vehicles and remained on scene until PSP and the tow company arrived. Chief 723 had command. … [Read more...]

September 11, 2011 – MVA w/Unknown Injuires

September 11, 2011 - At 01:27 the SHFD was dispatched to the area of 446 Manheim Road, North Manheim Township, for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle that struck a fence and flipped onto its roof with no injuries and no fluids down. Crews remained on scene until PSP and the tow company arrived. … [Read more...]

September 8, 2011 – Tanker 738 Assists Fire District 58 (Pine Grove)

September 8, 2011 - Due to severe flooding due to heavy rains, Station 4 was requested by Fire District 58 (Pine Grove) to stand-by in the borough with additional man-power and Tanker 738 as multiple mutual aid units were deployed to assist residents in the borough of Pine Grove. September 9, 2011 -  Members from Station 4 and T-738 were dispatched to multiple calls while on stand-by. At 07:10 on September 9, T-738 was dispatched to Guilford Mills (PG) for and Automatic Fire Alarm. Crews from Engine 454 - Mahanoy City also assisted at the call. Fire personnel determined the alarm to be a false activation. September 9, 2011 - At 07:30 T-738 was dispatched to Brookside Trailer Court for a utilities investigation. Crews found multiple structures with heavy damage, overturned propane and … [Read more...]

September 8, 2011 – Unknown Type Fire (Schuylkill Street)

September 8, 2011 - At 22:47 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 602 Schuylkill Street for an unknown type fire. SCCC advised all incoming units and Chief 720 of a possible kerosene heater on fire in a driveway. E-737 was the first on location and extinguished the heater with an extinquisher. All units were then placed available. … [Read more...]

September 7-8, 2011 – Heavy Rain Causes Multiple Calls For SHFD

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September 7-8, 2011 - Heavy Rain from a strong tropical storm system pounded the eastern part of the state and dropped just under 10 inches of rain throughout Schuylkill, Berks, and Lehigh Counties. The SHFD ran multiple assistance calls in the borough; pumping basements, assisting SHPD with voluntary evacuations and residential rescues. Members from all companies in the borough remained on stand-by throughout the night and morning hours of September 8th. Station 4 ran approximately 11 calls and assisted a resident whose entire house was surrounded by water. Station 2 was dispatched to the borough of Pine Grove with multiple water rescues and evacuations. All 3 SHFD Dive Team inflatable boats were placed into service for longer than 24 hours. **Photos via Mark Krammes … [Read more...]

September 5, 2011 – AFA Nittany III Apartments PSU

September 5, 2011 - at 23:12 the SHFD was dispatched to 301 University Drive (PSU Nittany III) for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Just as all units became en-route PD on scene determined the alarm to be a false activation. SCCC placed all SHFD units available. … [Read more...]

September 5, 2011 – Vehicle Fire (Sch. Haven Laundromat)

September 5, 2011 - Just as units cleared the previous structure fire, Stations 2 & 4 were dispatch to the area of 100 W. Main Street (the Sch. Haven Laundromat) for a vehicle fire. Chief 730 arrived on scene and found a smoking vehicle in front of a structure. It was soon determined that smoke was coming from the occupants parking brake. All units were then placed available by Chief 730.       … [Read more...]