Recent/Active Incidents


September 21, 2017 – 2nd Alarm House Fire (East Liberty Street)

At 04:00hrs the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 13 East Liberty Street for a house fire. Chief 63 (Donatti) arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with heavy fire showing from the B/C corner . Chief 63 and 63-02 then requested Pottsville RIT and a second alarm. Engine 63-17 arrived just after Engine 63-12 and Tower 63-12, bringing the hydrant to the scene from Williams and St. John Streets and establishing a water supply to 63-12. Fire personnel deployed multiple 1 3/4 hand-lines from Engine 63-12 knocking down the bulk of the fire from the interior and exterior. More information and MLK photos coming soon!

June 21, 2017 – Working Garage Fire (Tobash Drive, North Manheim)

June 21, 2017 – At 14:18 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Fire Districts 56, 47 and Pottsville RIT to 15 Tobash Drive, North Manheim Township for a garage fire. Chief 63-02 (Reed) was the first to arrive on scene and confirmed a 2-story garage with smoke showing. Engine 63-17 arrived shortly after Engine 47-10 and stretched a 1 3/4 attack line inside the building — locating a smaller electrical fire inside the A/D corner of the garage. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire personnel assisted with ventilation. Tanker 63-38 also supplied water to the scene. Chief 63-02 had command of the incident.

Photos MLK Photography

June 20, 2017 – Motorcycle Accident With Injuries (Cressona)

June 20, 2017 – At 18:04 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched with Fire District 41 to the area of Chestnut Street and Cross Creek Drive, Cressona Borough for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Just as Engine 63-17 arrived on scene, Chief 41 advised of a landing zone needed for 1 patient. Engine 63-17 redirected to the baseball field adjacent to the Blue Mountain Elementary Cressona and established a secure area for incoming PennStar 4  to land.  Crews assisted EMS and the Flight Crew with patient packaging and transfer to the helicopter. Chief 63-02 had command of the LZ.

The Liberty Fire 5K Run and Walk

Dash To The Summer Bash!

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania — On Saturday, July 1st, 2017 the Liberty Fire Company #4 located in Schuylkill Haven, PA will host a 5K Run and Walk event in conjunction with the 5th Annual 2017 Summer BBQ Bash.

The professionally-timed race begins at the Liberty Fire Company #4 and travels through the borough of Schuylkill Haven — continuing onto the newly constructed, shaded walking trail around the “Island” recreational complex.

Registration and check-in begins at 8AM and the race will take place at 9AM. For those who prefer not to run, an equally enjoyable 2.5-mile walk will follow the runners beginning at 9:05AM and will also encompass the “Island” walking trail.

Since we understand the dedication and commitment it takes to work as an emergency responder, we will be offering awards to the Top 3 Emergency Responders that cross the finish line. Medals for each age group will also be awarded along with a stunning trophy featuring a fire engine that resembles our 1980 CF Mack Engine going to the top male and female finishers.

Race or walk entry fees are $25 the day of the event. Preregistration cost is $20 available online until midnight Wednesday June 28th. Registration includes a choice of t-shirt or food tickets — while supplies last.

The Liberty Fire 5K Run and walk will be held rain or shine, and fees are not refundable.  For additional information, contact the Liberty Fire Company or Race Director Aaron Schimpf at or visit

GPS Directions: 223 West Columbia Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

May 21, 2017 – Working House Fire (Center Avenue)

May 21, 2017 –  At 01:00 Fire District 63 was dispatched to 67 Center Avenue for a house fire. Chief 63 (Donatti) arrived on scene and advised of a working house fire at 69 Center Avenue threatening exposures.

Engine 63-12 arrived to the A side with Ladder 63-25 arriving shortly thereafter. Engine 63-17 also arrived to the A side and assisted with stretching lines, securing a water source, and forcing the front door to the residence.

Tower 63-22 and Engine 63-13 arrived to the rear, deployed ground ladders, and setup roof operations. Interior crews performed a primary search of the first and 2nd floors, and while advancing to the attic — firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and all personnel remained on scene for approximately 3 hours. Chief 63 had command.

Pottsville RIT and a first alarm Tanker Task Force were also requested to the scene. Photos MLK*




May 1, 2017 – Working Commercial Fire (Pine Grove Borough)

May 1, 2017 – At 17:53 Fire District 63 was dispatched to 10 Snyder Avenue, Pine Grove Borough, as part of a 3rd alarm commercial fire. Due to the size of the building and the amount of fire, the scene was declared defensive operations only.

Large master streams were placed into service on all sides of the building and various hydrants were secured for water supply. Crews from Station 4 assisted with fire attack and overhauling storage units located on the B side of building.

Tanker 63-38 and Squad 63-69 responded from Station 4. Other District 63 units included E63-12, E63-13, Tower 63-22, and Ladder 63-25. Chief 63 and 63-01 had command of the SHFD units operating at the scene. Photos MLK*


April 12, 2017 – Reported Structure Fire South Margaretta

April 12, 2017 – At 15:32 the SHFD and Pottsville RIT were dispatched to 201 South Margaretta Street, Schuylkill Haven for a working structure fire. Chief 63-02 arrived on scene and advised SCCC of fire on the porch with no extension inside the house. First arriving Engine 63-12 deployed two handlines and knocked down the fire. Manpower from Station 1 and 4 were utilized for overhaul. Chief 63-01 (Motko) had command. MLK Photos*

March 8, 2017 – Working Structure Fire (West Main Street)

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 and stretching a line to the B side. Engine 63-17 secured a hydrant located in front of the church of the Nazarene and laid 5-inch to Tower 63-22 parked at the A/B corner. Interior crews made quick work of the fire located on division 1 and fire personnel remained on scene for approximately 2 hours. Station 2 Assistant Chief 63-94 had command. MLK Photos*

March 3, 2017 – Multiple Vehicle Accidents (Berne Drive)

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 – Structure Fire Schuylkill Mountain Road

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 – 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).