November 30, 2009- Soon after the Rainbow Hose left the previous accident on Route 61 at the Cressona Mall, they were asked to respond to 222 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a carbon monoxide detector activation. The station was notified by the homeowner to go and “check out” the residence. Squad 726 responded to the scene and verified that it was just a faulty detector. Time out was 10 minutes.
Archives for November 2009
November 30, 2009- At 17:15hrs stations 1 & 2 along with Cressona were dispatched to 1544 Route 61 South (Cressona Mall Entrance) for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. When Chief 41 arrived on scene he found a two vehicle MVA with one vehicle on its roof at the mall entrance with 1 person confined. When E-733 arrived on scene Chief 41 had them begin to stabilize the vehicle for the extrication when R-727 arrived. The patient then self extricated herself and was found to have no injuries. Meanwhile personnel applied floor dry to the fluids down and helped clean up the debris on the highway. Units were on scene for approximately 40 minutes until the vehicles were removed from the highway. Information composed at schuylkillhose.com
November 30, 2009- At 01:55 the Liberty Fire Co. #4 was dispatched for Tanker 738 to assist Districts 47, 42 and 56 (Landingville, Deer Lake and Orwigsburg) on a house fire at 133 Frisbee Road, West Brunswick Twp. Once Tanker 738 arrived on location, the crew was sent to the roof by incident command Chief 56-01 (Zimmerman) to check the chimney for blockages and further extension on the exterior of the building. It was believed that the fire started in the chimney and got into the walls. Companies worked together on checking for extension on the interior and exterior of the building using thermal imaging cameras. After conducting the searches, the house was ventilated and the remaining “hot spots” were hit. Tanker 738 and Squad 739 were back in the borough by 03:10. **MLK PHOTOS**
November 28, 2009- At 15:20 the Schuylkill Haven RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) was dispatched to Spring Street and Lehigh Ave assisting District 43 (Frackville) on a working apartment building fire. Engine 733 and Squad 739 went responding under the direction of chiefs 720 and 722 with a crew of 13 team members. Once arriving on location, team members set up the RIT station on Lehigh Avenue. The crew(s) remained on scene for about 40 minutes before being released by incident command, Chief 43, and all Schuylkill Haven units were back in the borough by 16:45. **Station 4 Pics**
November 26, 2009- At 23:52 the Liberty Fire Co was dispatched to 106 Woodland Drive, South Manheim Twp, (scene from the previous structure fire) for a rekindle. Tanker 738 responded with a full crew to assist Districts 47, 42, and 39 and provided a tanker shuttle to the fire scene at the request of Chief 47 (Hoffman). Engine 737 also went en route and was directed to provide a fill site to be set up at the Auburn Boat Dam. Crews remained on scene for nearly 3 hours hitting the remaining “hot spots”. **All pictures from both incidents were provided by MVP and Lora Cherrybon**
November 26, 2009- Soon after the Liberty Fire Company returned to station, and in the process of putting the trucks back together, an emergency call was placed into the station by a resident at 226 North Berne Street, Schuylkill Haven, about smoke detectors being activated and a smoke condition within the first floor of a house at 230 North Berne Street. Engine 737 hit the street and notified duty Chief 723 (Donatti) about the problem. Chief 723 and Engine 737 arrived on scene to find what appeared to be an unoccupied house. The crew gained entry via the backdoor, and found an unattended candle burned out on the first floor and the smoke alarm activated. The homeowner was home at the time and had lit the candle and fell asleep. The chief and the engine remained on scene for about 20 minutes.
November 26th, 2009 – At 16:57 Station 4 was dispatched along with District 47 (Landingville), District 56 (Orwigsburg), District 39 (Auburn), and District 42 (Deer Lake) for reported house fire at 106 Woodland Drive, just outside of Landingville, in South Manheim Township. After numerous calls to the Schuylkill County Comm Center, it was believed to be a house “well off”. Engine 737 hit the street in a matter of 3 minutes and was shortly met by a thermal column visible from Deibert’s Valley Road. E-737 was one of the first pieces of apparatus to arrive on scene and confirmed it to be a fully involved structure fire. Since the fire was out in the “boonies” portable dams/dump tanks needed to be utilized as well as numerous requests for a Tanker Task Force. Landingville Engine/Attack 47-11 and Engine 737 supplied the fire scene while Engines 56-10 and 42-10 layed LDH from the main road and dump tanks up the lane and supplied the fire scene. Soon into the fire, a defensive gameplan was used due to the overall deteriation of the fire building and blitzlines and Blitzfires were used for the “surround and drowned” operation. The Liberty Fire Company remained on scene until about 21:30. Please allow 30 seconds for each video to load when clicking the links below.Click here for Video #1 Video #2 Video #3Post Fire Photos (Click to Enlarge)**Videos/Pics by Meat Video Productions and Lora Cherrybon
November 24, 2009- At 21:38 stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the intersection of St. John and East Main Streets (Sch. Haven Boro) for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Schuylkill Haven Police and Chief 723 arrived on scene and advised County Comm Center that they could cancel all incoming fire apparatus and there was no injuries nor fluids down. Schuylkill Haven Fire Police remained on scene until the towing company arrived and were cleared in 30 minutes.
November 23, 2009- At 16:19 stations 1 & 2 along with District 41 (Cressona) were dispatched to the area of 1544 Route 61 (Cressona Mall) for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Duty Chief 723 (Donatti) arrived on scene to find 2 vehicles involved with no injuries or fluids down. All units were on scene for under 10 minutes.