January 24, 2017 – C&C Candies Commercial Fire

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 – House Fire Dove Street (North Manheim)

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 – RIT to Pottsville City For WSF

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 – Working Structure Fire (Foster Township)

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 – Chimney Fire Meadow Drive (South Manheim)

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 – Chimney Fire (Long Run Road)

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 – Working Garage Fire (North Manheim Twp)

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

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July 4, 2016 – Landing Zone Earl Stoyer Drive

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.

June 17, 2016 – RIT To Pottsville For Working House Fire

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.

Congrats to Sarah and Squid on Birth of Baby Boy

IMG_1222The 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.

June 11, 2016 – Liberty Fire Featured On WBRE

liberty fire co._1465696891385_8958215_ver1.0(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.

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June 3, 2016 – Liberty Fire Company Awarded 2015 AFG Grant

afg_fire_grant_logo_thumbJune 3, 2016, Schuylkill Haven, PA – The Liberty Fire Company #4, has been awarded the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for Operations and Safety. The amount awarded is $39,286.00 which will be used for 15 sets of personal protective equipment or PPE.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

The Liberty Fire Company would like to thank FEMA and the grants program for this generous award that will help keep our firefighters safe.

View award list here: https://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grants-award-year-2015