September 26, 2009- Once again this morning at 06:34 all 3 Schuylkill Haven stations as well as District 41 (Cressona) were dispatched to 1544 Route 61, Cressona Mall (Staples) for an automatic fire alarm. After an investigation it was determined to be another false activation. Chief 41 (Mansell) cleared all units after about 20 minutes.
Archives for September 2009
September 25, 2009 – At 6:39 all 3 Schuylkill Haven stations along with District 41 (Cressona) were dispatched to Staples at the Cressona Mall, North Manheim Twp, for an automatic fire alarm. After searching for the cause of the alarm it was determined that it had been a false activation. Cheif 41 had command and cleared all units from the scene. Time out was about 20 minutes.
September 24, 2009 – At 17:45 Stations 1, 2, & 4 were dispatched to the area of 1618 Route 61 (Tigers Den) for a reported vehicle leaking fluids. County advised all incoming units and Chief 723 that a gas pump had trouble shutting off and spilled gas on the ground. Crews used oil dry and absorbent pads to clean up the mess, and all units were cleared after about 15 minutes.
September 23, 2009- Just after midnight, once again all 3 Schuylkill Haven stations were dispatched to 252 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven Boro, at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Once everyone arrived on scene again, an interior investigation was done. After about 25 minutes, it was determined to be a faulty alarm and all units on scene were cleared.
September 22, 2009- At 14:42 the S.H.F.D. was dispatched to 252 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven Boro, at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Chief 723 (Donatti) was on scene quickly and advised the incoming units that it was the same problematic sensor, better known as “AC # 1”. Crews were split up, with one doing an interior search and another checking the roof. After a brief investigation, it was found to be a faulty detector and all units were cleared within 15 minutes.
September 17, 2009 – At 1:57 Stations 1, 2, & 4 were dispatched in the area of 18 News Street (Hilltop Trailer Park) for a reported transformer fire. Upon arriving on location, Duty chief 722 (Sattizahn) advised that the top of the utility pole was indeed on fire. Engine 737 and Ladder 725 assisted with blocking the roadway until the PP&L electric crew arrived on scene to make repairs. Time out was about 1 hour and 35 minutes.
September 15, 2009- At 13:04 stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 811 Schuylkill Mountain Road, North Manheim Twp, for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. As Chief 722 (Sattizahn) arrived on scene, he advised County Comm Center and all incoming units of a single car accident with the vehicle into a tree and now confirming entrapment. As Engine 737 and Rescue 727 arrived on scene, they went to work with vehicle stabilization and prepared to cut the roof and doors off a Jeep Wrangler. This task was a little tricky do to there being trees and bushes surrounding the car.In the meantime, Chief Sattizahn had asked to have station 2 dispatched for a landing zone right next to the crash site as well as having District 34 station 1 (Friedensburg) dispatched to the scene for additional manpower. Crews had the patient extricated from the vehicle in just over a half hour and immediately transported the patiend to the awaiting Medevac 7. All 4 companies remained on scene for 1.5 hours. *MLK PHOTOS*
September 14, 2009- At 18:35 stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of the Turkey Hill for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Engine 737 arrived on scene to find a 2 car crash with one vehicle on the road and with one victim complaining of a back injury. Crews from Engine 737 and Rescue 727 assisted with patient care and cleaning the fluids and debris off the roadway and waited for the towing company to arrive. Total time out was just under 1 hour. **Station 4 Pics**
September 14, 2009- At 13:32, at the request of Chief 722 (Sattizahn), already on scene, stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to 351 Route 61 at the old Van Huesen Plant for an industrial accident with entrapment. This was a result of a mezzanine collapsing onto a stand up forklift. Engine 733 and Rescue 727 arrived on scene and began to stabilize the area using cribbing and jacks. However, do to the severity of the situation, Chief Sattizahn also asked to have additional rescues to be dispatched to the scene, sending in Rescue 56-56 from Orwigsburg and Rescue 63 out of Pottsville. Crews from all of the rescue companies worked for the better part of 2 hours trying to cut the victim out of the tangled mess.Once the patient was removed from the building he was transported right across the street to awaiting Medevac 7 with a landing zone already set up by station 4 with engine 737. Total time out for the department was just over 2.5 hours. *MLK PHOTOS*
September 11, 2009- Just as Engine 733 was clearing the MVA on Route 61, they were “tapped” out again. This time traveling to Pine Grove Boro to cover for them as they were busy on a smoke in a structure at the Pine Grove Elementary School. Engines 732 and 733 responded within seconds of the dispatch and took care of the move up assignment.