March 15, 2019 – Working Commercial Fire (Days Inn Hotel)

March 15, 2019 – Just before 16:00hrs the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department (Fire District 63) was dispatched to 1476 Route 61 (the abandoned Day’s Inn Hotel) for a reported structure fire. Deputy 63 became en-route and immediately advised of a working fire.

Arriving units were met with heavy smoke and fire conditions throughout the building with fire rapidly running the roof-line.  Engine 63-17 arrived and dropped 1000 ft of 5-inch to feed Engine 63-12 & Tower 63-25. Crews immediately set up master streams and blitz lines. Due to the amount of fire, command requested  Tower 52-22 (Minersville) and Ladder 58-25 (Pine Grove) for additional aerial operations.

Squad 63-69 and Tanker 63-38 arrived and set up an attack line on the A/B corner utilizing a blitz line. Wagon 63-16 arrived next and reversed laid 1700ft of 5-inch down to the river area (behind Giant) to draft as an additional water supply with Cressona’s Engine 41-10. Crews worked for a few hours to bring the fire under control and with most units clearing before dusk. Tanker 63-38 along with Engine 63-12 remained on scene for lighting, as the fire marshal processed the scene. Pottsville RIT also responded to the scene.

January 23, 2019 – Medical Assist and Landing Zone

January 23, 2019 – At 08:29 Stations 2 and 4 were dispatched to 9 Earl Stoyer Drive in the borough for a landing zone related to a previous medical assist call. Crews from Stations 2 & 4 assisted the flight crew with patient packaging and transportation to the Medevac helicopter.

January 22, 2019 – Working Shed Fire

January 22, 2019 – At 21:08 Station 4 was dispatched as part of a full department response to 12 Bensinger Lane, North Manheim Township for a reported shed fire. Deputy Chief 63 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with possibly two storage sheds involved. Engine 63-17 arrived on scene and stretched an 1-3/4 line to the B side of the shed and initiated fire attack. Manpower from Station 2 assisted in deploying a backup line to protect the exposures. Fire District 63 personnel remained on scene cleaning up hotspots for approximately 90 minutes until being released by Deputy Chief 63. Photo 63-17 dash-cam.

January 19, 2019 – Business Building Fire

January 19, 2019 – At 13:56, Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to 760 Pottsville Pike, Route 61 S., Orwigsburg for a business building fire. First arriving District 56 units were met with a well involved dryer fire on the C side of the building. Crews from Station 4 assisted with overhaul and checking the roof line for extension. Engine 63-17, Squad 63-69 and Tanker 63-38 responded.

March 20, 2018 – Working Basement Fire (Lake Drive)

March 20, 2018 – At 12:50, Fire District 63 was dispatched to 63 North Lake Drive, North Manheim Township for a house fire. Chief 63-01 arrived on scene and confirmed a 2-story residential with fire showing from the basement…more information as it becomes available.

March 19, 2018 – Working House Fire (City of Pottsville)

March 19, 2018 – At 18:14, as Station 4 was en-route to Pottsville for company training at an acquired structure, the Pottsville City Fire Department transmitted a box alarm for a working house fire at 807 West Norwegian Street. P-1 arrived on location and confirmed a working house fire and advised SCCC to dispatch Schuylkill Haven RIT.

Located just outside of the City on Route 61, Engine 63-17 and Squad 63-69 responded to the scene assisting crews with ground ladders and RIT operations.

Fire personnel from Station 1 (Rainbow) and 4 (Liberty) stood-by on Side A of the building for 1 hour until fire operations were concluded. Photo via Squad 63-69.

March 7, 2018 – Working House Fire (Wildcat Mountain)

March 7, 2018 – At 21:30, Station 4 was requested for Tanker 63-38 to 25 Gameland Drive, Walker Township, as part of a 2nd alarm tanker task force.

Tanker 63-38 shuttled water from a fill-site established by Engine 55-13 (New Ringgold) at Leiby’s Restaurant to the scene — located more than 6 miles away.

63-38 supplied the scene with a total of 6,000+ gallons of water and was in operation for more than 2 hours.


February 15, 2018 – 2nd Alarm House Fire (Orwigsburg)

February 15, 2018 – At 14:02 the Orwigsburg Fire Department (District 56) requested Station 4 as part of a 2nd alarm to 206 Long Avenue, Orwigsburg for a working structure fire. Crews arrived on scene and assisted with fire attack and overhaul on division 3 of the fire building. Engine 63-17, Squad 63-69 and Tanker 63-38 responded to the assignment. Chief 56-01 had command of the scene. Photos courtesy of Mark Krammes.

February 12, 2018 – Reported Kitchen Fire (Garfield Avenue)

February 12, 2018 – At 19:57 Fire District 63 was dispatched to 621 North Garfield Avenue for a house fire. As units became en-route, the Schuylkill County Communications Center advised of a possible kitchen fire. Crews arrived on scene and found a grease fire in the kitchen of an apartment that had been partially knocked down by the tenant. Fire personnel checked for extension and performed ventilation with positive pressure fans. Fire District 63 units were on scene for approximately 45 minutes. Engine 63-17 and Squad 63-69 were the responding units from Station 4. Chief 63-02 had command. Photos courtesy of Mark Krammes.


2018 Yellow Truck Spring Sportsman Bingo — April 28, 2018

Mark your calendars for this Awesome Event! Saturday April 28,2018. Bingo starts at 1pm
New this year……Concealed Carry Seminar will be held at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Call for seating, information, or tickets — 570.294.9875 or 570.527.0905

Sponsored by GoodWill Hose Company, Cressona and the Liberty Fire Company #4 of Schuylkill Haven!

January 2018 Call Rundown

7 – Structure Fires
5 – Medical assist, assist EMS crew
3 – Carbon monoxide incident
3 – Heating System malfunctions
2 – Trees Down or Weather Related Incidents
1 – Chimney Fires
1 – Motor vehicle accident with injuries

Total Calls for January: 22

Liberty Fire Company 2017 Year In Review – “Legendary”

2017 Liberty Fire Company Year In Review. #4HouseStrong

Special thanks to Mark Krammes Photography, Fire and Film, and a few unknown video contributors (the opening scene).

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