Archives for February 2012
February 26, 2012 -At 13:45 Station 4 was dispatched to 298 Schuylkill Street to set up a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. Fire personnel established a secure area for the “bird” to land and assisted EMS and the Flight Crew with patient transport. Chief 724 had command.
February 25, 2012 – At 13:53 the SHFD was dispatched to 625 East Main Street, the Schuylkill Haven Area High School to setup a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. Fire personnel established a secure area for the “bird” to land and assisted EMS and the Flight Crew with patient transport. All units cleared the scene shortly after take-off. Chief 724 (Donatti) was in command.
February 24, 2012 – At 16:28 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Cressona FD to 53 Pottsville Street (Cressona Borough), Sapa Extrusions for a commercial fire. Crews arrived on scene to find that a large transformer had exploded inside of a structure and that the fire was extinguished by Sapa employees. Fire personnel checked the area of the explosion for extension and nothing was found. All units were then placed available by Cressona Chief 41.
February 24, 2012 – At 14:44 the SHFD was dispatched to the area of 400 St. Charles Street, behind the water treatment plant for an unknown type fire. Chief 723 (Motko) arrived on scene and found a small area of debris burning in a wooded area. Crews from Stations 2 & 4 used Indian tanks and a water can to extinguish the fire. All units were then placed available.
February 24, 2012 -At 04:16 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to 674 Mill Street, Auburn Borough for a structure fire. As all units began to respond, SCCC advised of a possible car port on fire in a driveway. Auburn Command shortly requested Ladder 725 and E-737 to recall and go available as the fire was knocked down.
February 21, 2012 -At 07:35 the SHFD was dispatched to South Berne Street and Roosevelt Street, in the borough for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. SCCC advised of a single car accident (roll-over) with entrapment. Crews arrived on scene and found a vehicle on its roof with no entrapment. Fire personnel secured fluids leaking from the vehicle and remained on scene until the tow company arrived. Chief 723 (Motko) had command.
The first call for the night was at approximately 23:36, Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to 406 Washington Street, Auburn Borough for a structure fire. As all units were responding SCCC advised of the fire being knocked down and of Auburn Command Requested all incoming Haven units to recall. All units were then placed available.
Shortly after, at 00:41 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 1820 Long Run Road, North Manheim Township for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. E-737 was the first to arrive on scene and advised of a single car accident (vehicle on it’s side) and a sheared utility pole. Crews assisted 1 patient with minor injuries and applied floor dry to leaking fluids from the vehicle. All SHFD units were on scene for approximately 1 hour until the tow company arrived.
Finally, at 02:19 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of 258 West Adamsdale Road for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on scene and found a single car accident (roll-over) with no injuries. Fire personnel secured the vehicle and remained on scene until the tow company arrived. Chief 722 (Donatti) had command.
February 15, 2012 -At 07:53 the SHFD was dispatched to the intersection of Avenue D and Union Streets for a vehicle accident with fluids down. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) arrived on scene and found a small amount of fluids on the roadway and held the call to Station 2. Crews applied floor dry to the area around the vehicle and cleared debris.
February 14, 2012 – At 19:48 Station 4 was dispatched along with Fire Districts 47 and 56 to 705 Ridge Road, North Manheim Township for a residential fire alarm. As E-737 arrived on scene SCCC advised of burnt food on the stove and placed all units available.
February 11, 2012 -At approximately 23:00hrs Station 4 was dispatched to 1565 Long Run Road, Wayne Township to assist Fire District 34 on a fully involved house fire. Engine 737 was the first Station 4 unit to arrive on scene and immediately established a water supply feeding E34-10 via 5inch diameter hose. Personnel from Station 4 also established a tanker dump site as 34 command requested a 1st Alarm Tanker Task Force.Windy conditions and the intense cold temperatures made it difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze and created extremely slippery conditions. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported.
February 11, 2012 – At 20:12 the SHFD was dispatched to 252 Dock Street (the Jerusalem Lutheran Church) for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived on scene and found that the alarm had reset it self. Fire personnel did a walk through of the building a found nothing. Chief 730 had command.