July 31, 2009 – At 14:33 Station 1 was dispatched along with Cressona Fire Department in the area of 1819 Sweet Arrow Lake Road (North Manheim Township) for a motor vehicle with entrapment and power lines resting on the vehicle. As units arrived on scene, Station 1 requested manpower from Station 4, and Engine 737 hit the roadway.Crews waited for PPL to disconnect the power to the infridging pole and the patient was immediatley extricated. Time out was approximately 1 hour 20 mins.
Archives for July 2009
July 29, 2009- At 20:58 Liberty Station # 4 was dispatched to assist Districts 47, 42, and 56 (Landingville, Deer Lake, and Orwigsburg) on a possible house fire. As Engine 737 and Tanker 738 went repsonding, they were advised that due to a thunderstrom in the area, lightning had struck the house at 3 Main Street, community of Landingville. Incident command Chief 47 (Hoffman) arrived on scene with nothing showing from the exterior, and asked all incoming units to do a search of the inside of the house. Once 737 and 738 arrived on scene, the crews were split up, with one crew searching the third floor and the other in the basement area. After a search with thermal imaging cameras, it was determined that there was no extension into the house from the lightning strike. All units remained on scene for just over 1 hour.
At 18:10, Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 141 West Main Street in the borough for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. As units arrived on scene they were met with a single vehicle (Jeep) versus a utility pole and no injuries. Crews applied floor dry, disconnected the vehicles battery, and assisted in cleaning up the debris. Time out was about 35 minutes. ***Thanks to MLK Photos!
July 27, 2009- At 23:14 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department along with Cressona Fire and Ladder 51, Squad 52 (West End, Pottsville) were dispatched to 1544 Route 61 (The Surgery Center) for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived with nothing showing from the exterior and did an investigation of the interior. After about a half hour, it was determined to be a false activation and all unit were cleared.
July 27, 2009- At 08:08 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 424 East Union Street, Schuylkill Haven Boro, to assist Medic 63-01 on a cardiac arrest. Crews assisted with packaging the patient and were on scene for about 15 minutes.
July 26, 2009- At 21:19 the Schuylkill Haven RIT was dispatched to 810 North 3rd Street, Pottsville, for a working structure fire. The RIT was dispatched to assist Pottsville as they had a working row home fire. RIT members responded on Engine 737 and Squad 739 with Chief 720 in command. Schuylkill Haven members weren’t utilized but remainded on scene for the better part of 2 hours.
July 23, 2009- At 15:36 the S.H.F.D. was dispatched to the intersection of Dock Street and Center Ave, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a motor vehicle accident. On duty Chief 723 (Donatti) was the first to arrive on location and advised of a 2 car crash with both vehicles still on the roadway with a minor injury. Rescue 727 and Engine 732 arrived on scene and assisted with cleaning debris off the roadway, while Engine 737 went to Center Ave and North Garfield Ave to assist Schuylkill Haven PD with traffic control. All units remained on scene for about 40 minutes.
July 21, 2009- At 21:20 all 3 Schuylkill Haven stations were dispatched to 62 Seven Stars Road, North Manheim Twp, for an automatic fire alarm. However, before any fire apparatus could go responding, the department was cancelled off by the alarm company stating a false activation.
July 19, 2009- At 14:47 Station 1 was dispatched for Rescue 727 and manpower to assist District 34 (Friedensburg & Summit Station) on a search in the area of 1 Hunters Lane, Washington Twp. The initial call was for an off road ATV accident but quickly turned in to a search call as a few people lost their way in the woods. Members from station 1 along with Chief 723 (Donatti) went responding within minutes of dispatch and were quickly activated to assist with the search. In the meantime, more companies were being called to the scene to assist, such as Pine Grove HH&L. Once HH&L was activated, they had station 2 from Schuylkill Haven respond out to their station to cover Pine Grove boro until they returned.The Schuylkill Hose were out in Pine Grove for just over 4.5 hours before being released. Chief 723 and Rescue 727 remained on scene up until after 19:00. All in all, it was a very long and hot day, but thankfully everyone went home!!!
July 16, 2009- At 14:09 stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 408 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a smoke condition. The two companies were dispatched at the request of Chief 722 (Sattizahn) already on scene for an investigation, with smoke in the basement. Once the two engine companies arrived on scene, they did an investigation with thermal imaging cameras to try to determine the source of the smoke. It was then determined that the smoke was coming from a coal furnace that the homeowner was trying to re-light. Each company was on scene for roughly 20 minutes.