September 30, 2010 – In the early afternoon Station 2 was dispatched to Pine Grove Borough to assist the Pine Grove Fire Department (District 58) with the water conditions and flooding. Crews assisted with pumping and other water removal operations. Crews remained on scene for approximately 8 hours.
Archives for September 2010
September 26, 2010 – At 12:40 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to 110 Route 61 (Church by Penn State) for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on scene and applied floor dry to the area around the vehicles and assisted with traffic control. Chief 720 (Peel) had command and units remained on scene for approximately 45 minutes.
September 26, 2010- At 08:12 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of Route 61 and University Drive (Penn State Schuylkill Entrance) for a vehicle accident with no injuries and fluids down. Crews arrived on scene and applied floor dry to the areas around the vehicles. Chief 720 (Peel) had command and all Haven units were on scene for approximately 40 minutes.
September 25th, 2010 – At 17:46 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of the Saylor Street Playground for a possible brush fire. Chief 720 (Peel) quickly arrived on scene and found a small area of mulch smoldering on the playground. Chief 720 then held the call to Station 4 and crews extinguished the small area of mulch. Time out was about 10 minutes.
September 24, 2010 – At 21:33 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to 120 Gordon Nagle Trail (North Manheim Township) for a rekindle of the previous fire earlier that day. Crews arrived on scene and assisted the Cressona Fire Department with additional overhaul operations. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 45 minutes. Cressona Chief 41 (Mansell) had command.
September 24, 2010 – At 14:16 Station 1 & 4 were dispatched along with District 41 (Cressona Fire) to the area of 120 Gordon Nagle Trail for a garage fire. Cressona Chief 41 (Mansell) arrived on scene and advised county of a fully involved commercial building and immediately requested a second alarm which brought Station 2 to the call. Crews arrived on scene and made forced entry to the interior by cutting and removing the garage doors. Other fire personnel were sent to the roof and the interior for fire attack and to begin ventilation. After the fire was knocked down crews assisted with overhaul. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 2.5 hours. Chief 720 (Peel) was in command. Pictures via MLK Photos.
September 22, 2010 – Just as the first few storms began to impact our area, at 18:28 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the intersection of Berne Drive and Schuylkill Mountain Road for a tree down on wires. As Engines from Station 2 and 4 were en-route Chief 720(Peel) arrived on scene and advised of a large tree blocking the roadway and resting on wires. Just as E-737 arrived on scene Chief 720 (Peel) then had E-732 redirected to a second call in the area of 520 Deiberts Valley Road for another tree down on wires. As both incidents continued Chief 720 requested Ladder 725 to assist with the first call due to the size of the tree. Crews used Ladder 725 to remove parts of the tree and release tension on the wires. Debris was swept from the roadway and all units cleared both incidents after approximately 1 hour. Chief 720 and 722 had command.
September 21, 2010 – At 18:39 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to 1466 Route 61 South (formerly known as the old State Police Barracks) for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Just as units began to arrive on scene, Chief 722 (Sattizahn) confirmed a false activation and placed all units clear and available.
September 20, 2010 – At 18:48 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with District 56 (Orwigsburg) and District 47 (Landingville) to 1076 Market Street, North Manheim Township for automatic fire alarm at the Blue Mountain High School. Crews arrived on scene and completed a quick search of the building. Chief 56 (Hardinger) confirmed a false activation and placed all units available.
September 20, 2010 – At 09:37 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of Route 61 and Manheim Road for a vehicle accident with one patient suffering a medical condition. When crews arrived on scene they assisted EMS with a class one patient that was involved in the accident. Chief 720 (Peel) then requested an Engine from Station 4 to help setup and secure a landing zone for areo medical at 110 Route 61 South (Church by Penn State). Station 2 then followed EMS to to await incoming Medevac 7. Chief 720 (Peel) had command and units remained on scene for approximately 20 minutes.