April 23, 2016 – This past Saturday, 4 Junior firefighters from Station 4 attended the Schuylkill Haven Area High School 2016 Prom. The juniors were escorted to the grand march in fire apparatus driven by: Kevin Reiley, Sam Detweiler, Leroy Boyer and Greg Semanco. Those attending prom were: Josh Semanco, Zach Semanco, Tyler Boyer and Carter Koch. From the members of Station 4: We all hope you had a great night. Photos by Jen Adams-Schaeffer
The Liberty Fire Company #4 is excited to announce that as of July 20th, 2015, the members of the company have achieved the Pennsylvania Participating Department Recognition Program. 28% of the company’s active firefighting members are certified to at least the level of Firefighter I. The purpose of the program is to recognize those organizations that support, promote, and encourage their emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s Certification Program, administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
The course provides the firefighter the basic knowledge to reinforce the evidence based research conducted by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and other fire service organizations. This course introduces new terminology related to fire dynamics, legacy verse modern fuel loads, new construction techniques, flow paths, door control, and ventilation that all impact fire ground operations.
The class will be held August 24, 2015 at Liberty Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven.
Class start time is 1830 to 2130.
To sign-up for the class being conducted by the Schuylkill County Training Academy, click here.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank everyone for making our barbeque bash, poker run, hose and barrel, and various challenges a huge success! We look forward to seeing you next year! Special thanks goes to the Friedensburg Fire Company for helping us set up the hose and barrel.
May 11, 2015 – The Liberty Fire Company #4, took delivery of a used Pierce Arrow Pumper on May 11th. The Pumper was purchased from Goodwill Hose Co. Cressona and will be used to replace the current Squad (1994 MedTec Ambulance). The new Squad will respond to emergencies such as vehicle accidents, structure fires, medical assists, public service calls, and Rapid Intervention Team incidents.
We will keep you updated on the progress of the new Squad 63-69.
April 24, 2015 – The Liberty Fire Company #4, has been awarded the 2014 AFG (Assistance to Firefighters) Federal grant from FEMA. The award amount is $38,572.00 which will be used for new turn-out gear, helmets and boots. The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank FEMA and the grants program for this generous award that will help keep our firefighters safe.
The Liberty Fire Co. #4 has been awarded the DCNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant for the year 2014.
Grants can be used for the purchase of wildfire suppression equipment, wildfire protective gear, mobile or portable radios, installation of dry hydrants, wildfire prevention and mitigation, or wildfire training.
The funds received will be used to equip Tanker 738 with an additional 400′ of 1-inch forestry fire attack hose, 3 additional Indian Vest Tanks, and two forestry nozzles. The equipment will greatly improve our ability to fight forestry and brush fires. The Liberty Fire Co. would like to thank DCNR for awarding us this grant.
August 23, 2014 – The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department traveled to Pottsville for the annual Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention hosted by the Pottsville Fire Department.
- The Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1 received a Second Place for Ladder 725 and their Light Rescue 726.
- The Schuylkill Hose received a First Place for their Rescue/Engine 733 and the Dive Unit.
- The Liberty Fire Company brought home a First Place trophy for Tanker 738 and a Second Place for Squad 739.
The Department Marching unit received a 3rd Place, and Schuylkill Haven Fire Department received the Best Overall Department.
We would Like to congratulate the Pottsville Fire Department one a successful convention! Also congratulations to the Paxtang Fire Company #1, Good Will Fire Company(Cressona) and the Cressona #1 Fire Company on their awards.
During the past two weeks, the Liberty Fire Co. #4 held its first annual children’s Embers Training Camp. Participants ages 4-14 learned about the fire service, firefighting equipment, and participated in numerous firefighting training activities.
A few of the many activities included a tour of all 3 Schuylkill Haven Fire Department Stations, a smoke filled maze, a firefighter obstacle course, emergency services night, and a “mini” hose and barrel competition.
Emergency services night was held this past Wednesday. Cadet participants were able to learn about and explore numerous emergency vehicles including 2 ambulances, a police car, fire apparatus from Stations 1 & 2, and Lehigh Valley Medevac 7.
Thursday night wrapped up the program with a “mini” hose and barrel competition along with the graduation ceremony. At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, a special presentation of turn-out gear was presented to Jake Sweigert, the son of Assistant Chief Keith Sweigert. Jake will be joining the company this September as a Junior member. Congratulations to Jake!
Approximately 25 kids participated in the camp. The entire company would like to congratulate all of the participants on a job well done!
The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank members from Stations 1 & 2, Pottsville Schuylkill EMS, the Schuylkill Haven Police Department, and Lehigh Valley Medevac for their participation in Emergency Services Night.
Finally, the Liberty Fire Company would like to thank Aimee Peel and all members of the company who helped organize and facilitate the event. Without the dedicated members of our company the success of this camp would not be possible. We hope to see everyone next year!
Pig Roast | Beer & Soda | Poker Run | Firetruck Parade |
Chinese Auction | 50/50 Drawing | Music
Poker Run: Festivities kick off with a Poker Run. Registration is at 12 p.m. High and low hands win. $20 per person, includes t-shirt. Carloads welcome to join!
Firetruck Parade: A fire truck noise parade will be held at 5:30 p.m., with special awards being handed out at 8 p.m. Categories coming soon!
Food & Beverages: Pig roast, hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh cut French fries and beer & soda/tea will be served all day. Must be 21 to drink alcohol. Proof of age is a must! Music by DJ Inspekta.
Prizes: Chinese Auction and 50/50 tickets will be sold all day, with the winners being drawn at approx. 8 p.m. Stop by to win a 50” Flat Screen TV, baseball tickets, lottery tickets and lots of other great items! You do not need to be present to win.
Hope to see you all there!