The members of the Liberty Fire Company would like to congratulate Assistant Chief Aaron Schimpf and his wife Sarah on the birth of their baby boy. Derek Ryan Schimpf was born on June 16th, at 17:19hrs. Derek weighed in at 8 pounds 9oz and was 21.5 inches long. The new family is doing well.
(WBRE/WYOU) — Firefighters save lives everyday, but we can’t expect them to rush into our burning homes without the proper equipment. That’s why a fire company in Schuylkill County is celebrating today. They’ve just found out they’re getting brand new gear. Eyewitness News reporter Haley Bianco found out how the gear will be used now and by future firefighters.
“When you guys are running out of the building, we’re running into it. It’s at 3 in the morning when you’re sleeping, and we’re up out of bed ready to go,” said Greg Semanco, Liberty Fire Co. President.
After years of passing down old sets of gear, Liberty firefighters decided it was time to go shopping. With the help of a federal grant, the volunteer fire team gets state-of-the-art gear.
“We rely on it every day,” said Aaron Schimpf, assistant Fire Chief.
The new gear is lighter and more advanced, making the brave act of fighting fires a little bit safer.
May 28, 2016 – At 12:00hrs members from Station 4 participated in the annual Friedensburg Hose and Barrel competition hosted by the Friedensburg Fire Company No.1. Station 4 sent a total of four teams to the competition. Even though our teams did not place, all involved had a great time. Thank you to Friedensburg for hosting the event, and congratulations to Goodwill Cressona on their first place trophy!
May 27, 2016 – The officers and members of the Liberty Fire Company extend our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to our Junior firefighters who graduated from Schuylkill Haven Area High School this past Friday. Those graduating included: Tyler Boyer, Josh Semanco, Zack Semanco, Carter Koch, and Meagan Dasch (missing from photo). Congrats to the class of 2016!
National EMS Week is the perfect time to honor your local EMS professionals and promote awareness of their everyday service to the public. We at the Liberty Fire Company No. 4 would like to wish everyone a happy “National EMS Week” as we honor our local Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics and Flight Crews who serve the community with outstanding services every single day.
This year’s theme is “Called To Care“.
“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re — CALLED TO CARE.”
If you see an EMS member this week, please say “Thank you”.
The “48” (a 1948 Mack pumper), and the “57” (a 1957 Mack pumper), will make their way back to the Liberty Fire Company No. 4 for the 4th Annual 2016 Summer BBQ Bash being held June 11th, 2016 — compliments of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society, Shenandoah. The Macks will be on display during the day and will participate in the noise parade at 5 PM. Learn more about the BBQ Bash on our events page.
The door has closed on the Liberty Fire Company Chicken Pot Pie season. Thank you to everyone that has continued to support us time and time again over the past couple months/years. Without you all, we wouldn’t be as successful as we have been. We are looking forward to taking the summer off, doing some upgrades, and preparing for other fundraisers held throughout the year. We will see everyone back in September!!
A huge thank you also goes out to all of our families! As you can see in this picture, (and there are several people missing) it takes a lot of people to make this as smooth and effortless operation. So thank you to all of our members and their families for sacrificing a whole Saturday to make a couple bucks for the Liberty. Enjoy the time off, September will be here before you know it! Thanks again!!
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.