December 27, 2010 – At 19:54 Station 4 was dispatched along with Orwigsburg, Landingville, Deer Lake, and Auburn fire companies to 36 West Adamsdale Road for a house fire. As units began to respond county advised that a firefighter in the area confirmed a chimney fire with extension to the exterior side “D” of the structure. Crews arrived on scene and began to open the interior walls of the structure. Station 1 was added to the call for Ladder 725, who after arrival began opening the exterior walls around the chimney. Fire personnel extinguished the fire and checked for other areas of extension. All units remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Chief 47 (Hoffman) was in command of the incident and Chief 730 (Reed) was the SHFD duty Chief.
Archives for December 2010
December 27, 2010 – At 14:45 Station 1 was dispatched along with District 41 (Cressona Fire) to 19 Front Street for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Just as Rescue 726 arrived on scene they were placed available by Cressona command.
Christmas Day, 2010 -At 11:40 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of 440 Route 61 South for an unknown type fire. Chief 730 quickly arrived on scene and was met with a brush fire that escaped an unattended burn barrel. Crews arrived on scene and extinguished the fire using hand lines. Chief 730 (Reed) had command and units were clear after 30 minutes.
December 23, 2010 – At 23:10 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 360 Route 61 (Robin’s Diner) for a possible chimney fire reported by a neighbor. Crews arrived on scene and checked the oil burner and the chimney for blockages/fire. Crews restarted the oil burner and again checked for problems. After everything seemed to be functioning normally, the owner was notified and all units were cleared by duty Chief 722 (Sattizahn).
December 23, 2010 -At 15:25 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to1544 Route 61 South ( Blockbuster Video) for an odor investigation. Crews arrived on scene and proceeded to the interior and the roof of the structure. The problem was found to be a bad belt on a heating unit. Fire personnel shut down the heater and Chief 722 (Sattizahn) cleared all units after about 20 minutes.
December 21, 2010 – At 20:01 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to 9A Earl Stoyer Drive to set up a Landing Zone for incoming Medvac 7. Crews quickly arrived on scene and established a secure area for “the bird” to land and assisted with patient packaging and transport. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) was in command and all units were cleared shortly after take-off. Time out was about 30 minutes.
December 21, 2010 – At 17:51 Stations 2 and 4 were dispatched to in the area of 2 West Main Street for a vehicle accident with no injuries but fluids down. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) arrived on scene and confirmed a 3 car accident with fluids leaking onto the roadway. Crews arrived on scene and applied floor dry to the areas around the vehicle. Chief 722 had command and cleared all Haven units after the tow company arrived.
December 18, 2010 – At 20:57 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to 110A Route 61 South (Church by PSU) to set up a Landing Zone for incoming Medevac 7. Crews arrived on scene and setup a secure area for the “bird” to land. All units were placed clear and available by Chief 730 (Reed) shortly after take-off.
December 17, 2010 – At 00:09 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to 108 S. Berne Street in the borough for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. E-737 was the first to arrive on scene and was met with a single vehicle accident (pick-up truck vs. a pole) with wires down and no injuries. Crews applied floor dry to the area around the vehicle and assisted Chief 720 (Peel) with traffic control and lighting until the electric crew arrived. All Schuylkill Haven units were on scene for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
December 15, 2010 – At 14:06 Stations 1, 2 & 4 were dispatched to 44 Saint John St in the borough for smoke inside a structure. Crews arrived on scene and quickly determined that the source of the smoke was coming from a malfunctioning oil burner. Crews disabled the oil burner and began to ventilate the structure using PPV fans. All Schuylkill Haven units remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) had command.