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 Friendensburg 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!
You can make a donation to the Walsh Kennedy Memorial Fund here.
March 19, 2014 – Today, the Liberty Fire Company received official notification from the Fire House Subs Public Safety Foundation that a grant was being issued to our company for the purchase of an AED First Responder Package. All Officers and Members would like to thank Fire House Subs for their generous award as an AED will be an invaluable piece of equipment used to save lives in our community or possibly the lives of our own firefighters.
Congratulations to all of those who completed MOD IV of the Essentials of Fire Fighting this past weekend at the Schuylkill County Training Academy.
Members from the Liberty included; Nick “Jake” Semanco, Greg Semanco, and Dani “Daisy” Snyder.
Also, Congratulations to Aimee Peel and Chief Dennis Snyder for successfully completing Instructor I at HACC this past month.
On Monday August 12, 2013, members from Station 4 participated in a hazardous materials training covering the correct methodologies of vapor dispersion and vapor suppression. Fire personnel advanced a hoselines to the area of a leaking propane tank and used a fog pattern to disperse and lower the concentration of the hazardous vapor. Other topics covered throughout the evening included; equipment used for applying foam, foam classifications, and foam application techniques.
Flyer and registration info coming soon!
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – The president of Liberty Fire Company, Schuylkill Haven, said more of an effort should be made between Schuylkill Haven Borough and North Manheim Township relating to a fire protection agreement due to expire Dec. 31.
“It’s just sad all of these elected officials can’t make this happen,” Mike Gossard said at Wednesday’s borough council meeting.
The fire protection agreement between the borough, the township and four other municipalities – Orwigsburg, Landingville, Cressona and Pottsville – provides coverage to the township. What it provides coverage for has been in question, officials say. The township takes the stance it provides for fires in the township, solicitor Mark Semanchik said. Schuylkill Haven says it covers more than that.
Prior to the current 10-year agreement…Read the rest of the article over at the Pottsville Republican.
January 12, 2011 – After being placed out of service after the night a large commercial fire in the borough, we are happy to announce that Tanker 738 has been repaired and made it’s return back to the borough yesterday around 14:00 hrs. [Read more…]
On Monday December 13, 2010, Members of Station 4 participated in an in-house confined space training/rescue drill. The purpose of the drill was to simulate the hazardous conditions and obstacles a firefighter may encounter during an interior search or partial building collapse. The drill lasted for approximately 2 hours as different safety topics and techniques were covered. [Read more…]