March 8, 2017 – At 10:23 the SHFD was dispatched to 121 Tennis Avenue for a house fire. As Engine 63-12 and Engine 63-17 became enroute, SCCC advised of an address change to 130 Tennis Avenue, directly across from Boyer’s IGA. Engine 63-12 arrived on location and confirmed a working fire. More information and photos coming soon!
March 3, 2017 – At 18:20 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 320 Berne Drive, for multiple vehicle accidents with unknown injuries. Chief 63-03 (Sweigert) arrived and advised of extremely icy road conditions and multiple vehicles stuck. Engine 63-17 arrived first and checked on the occupants to make sure of no injuries. PennDot was requested by Chief 63-03 to salt the roadway so the vehicles could continue on their way. Fire personnel remained on scene for approximately 1 hour. Photo via Brush Captain Peel.
February 1, 2017 – At 13:31 the SHFD was dispatched to 774 Schuylkill Mountain Road for a structure fire. As all units became en-route SCCC advised of a single family dwelling with a neighbor reporting smoke coming from the residence. Chief 63 arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the basement. Crews found the source of the smoke to be a malfunctioning light ballast. Chief 63 had command.
January 24, 2017 -At 18:44 Station 4 was dispatched along with Fire Districts 34 and 58 t0 1305 Long Run Road, Friedensburg for a commercial fire. As Engine 63-17 became en-route SCCC advised of a firefighter on scene confirming a working fire to the rear of the building.
Engine 63-17 arrived on location and immediately noticed an occupant of the apartment building needing assistance from a second story window. Fire personnel used a 24ft extension ladder and rescued an elderly male from the window.
Engine 63-17 then proceeded to lay 1000ft of 5 inch supply line to a neighboring pond to establish water supply to the scene. Wagon 63-16, Squad 63-69 and Tanker 63-38 all responded with full crews and provided manpower assistance at the scene. Chief 63-02 (Reed) had command of the incident.
January 18, 2017 – At 18:20hrs the SHFD was dispatched to 16 Dove Street for a reported house fire. Engine 63-17 arrived and found a malfunctioning electrical outlet behind the stove. Crews checked for extension using a thermal imagery camera. All SHFD units were placed available by Chief 63-01 (Motko).
January 18, 2017 – At 14:22 the SHFD Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 113 South Jackson Street, Pottsville for a working house fire. RIT arrived and staged on the A side while Pottsville firefighters made quick work of the fire. Squad 63-69 and Engine 63-12 were then placed available by Pottsville command.
January 7, 2017 -At 06:23 Station 4 was dispatched to 199 Valley Road, Foster Township as part of a Tanker Task Force for a working house fire. Tanker 63-38 arrived on scene and assisted with water supply and manpower. Squad 63-69 arrived an established a tanker fill site as requested by command. The fill site was established at a hydrant located in the High Ridge Industrial Park. The Squad filled 15 tankers and Tanker 63-38 hauled 2 loads of water to the scene.
January 6, 2017 – At 06:19 Stations 2 and 4 were dispatched along with Fire Districts 56 and 47 to 248 Meadow Drive, South Manheim Township for a chimney fire. Tanker 63-38 responded and arrived on scene with 5. Command released the Tanker shortly after arrival. The fire was quickly contained.
October 31, 2016 -At 22:47 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 1816 Long Run Road for a chimney fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene and found fire in the walls behind a fixed fireplace with extension into the attic of the home. Crews used hand tools and a bumper line from 63-12 to extinguish the fire. Chief 63-02 (Reed) had command. Photos MLK Photography
October 31, 2016 -At 05:32 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 490 Route 61 South (North Manheim Township) for a working garage fire. Chief 63-02 (Reed) arrived on scene and confirmed a working garage fire and immediately requested a Tanker Task Force. The fire was brought under control in less than 20 minutes. Chief 63-02 had command. *Photos MLK Photography
July 4, 2016 – At 14:29 Stations 2&4 were dispatched to Earl Stoyer Drive, the Grace Evangelical Church, to setup a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. Apparatus arrived on scene and established a secure area for Medevac to land. Crews also assisted the flight crew with transporting the patient to the helicopter. All units were placed available by Chief 63 once Medevac 7 returned to the air.
At 08:06 the Schuylkill Haven Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 719 Centre Street, Pottsville for a working house fire. Squad 63-69 arrived on scene and staged on the A side as RIT with members from Sta. 2. SHFD units were on scene for approximately 1 hours as Pottsville units worked the scene.