February 11, 2016 – At 09:45 Tanker 63-38 was dispatched to Maple Street, Pine Grove as part of a Tanker Task Force assignment. 63-38 responded and while en-route Chief 58 requested Haven RIT and had had the Tanker’s Crew set up until other Haven units arrived. Fire personnel staged on the A/B corner. Once the other Haven units arrived they stood by as well. Crews were on scene for approx 2 hours.
February 1, 2016 – Fire Districts 56(Owrigsburg), 42(Deer Lake), 47(Landingville), 63(Schuylkill Haven) were dispatched to Second Mountain Road in the area of New Philadelphia Road, West Brusnwick Township for a reported structure fire. Chiefs 56-01 and Chief 42 went responding and were advised of fire showing on the first floor. Given the additional and the building layout (Old Swiss Chalet Club, remodeled into an apartment building) Chief 42 requested his Tanker Task Force which brought in 5 additional tankers including 63-38 (Station 4).
Once the chiefs arrived on scene they were met with heavy fire showing from division 1 and heavy smoke showing from throughout the entire building. Station 1 assisted with searches and overhaul, Station 4 set up the dump site along with units from 47. Due to the amount of remodeling from converting the once “club” to apartments created many “void” spaces, thus making suppression efforts challenging. SHFD crews operated for approximately 4 hours before returning to the borough. Chief 63-02 had command of the SHFD units. Article by Darren Boyer — *Photos Courtesy of SHFD Photographer MLK.*
January 29, 2016 – At approximately – 07:04 the Schuylkill Haven R.I.T. was dispatched to 411 Elm Avenue, Tilden Township, Berks County for a working house fire. Crews remained on scene for approximately 1 hour as Berks units operated and extinguished the fire.
The second call came in around 15:00hrs and once again the SHFD RIT responded to Port Clinton for a house fire. First in crews were able to make quick work of the small fire and RIT was placed available shortly after.
Shortly after 8am this morning the Schuylkill Haven R.I.T. Was dispatched to the 1200 Block of West Market Street in the City on a Working Fire with reported Entrapment. 63-69 responded with a Crew of 6 and Staged in the front of the building. Luckily our services weren’t needed. 63-01 had command of R.I.T. And were on scene for approx 1hr.
Due to quick work by the PFD, all residents were accounted for.
Photo credits to Fire & Film.
January 26, 2016 – At 02:50 the Schuylkill Haven Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 324 E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville for a working apartment building fire. Crews from Sta. 2 and 4 arrived on scene and split into 2 teams, with one team monitoring side A and the other side C of the buildings. The Rapid Intervention Team was on scene for approx. 2 hours as Pottsville units worked the scene.
Photo credits to Fire&Film and WNEP.
At approx. 10:50 the SHFD was dispatched to 7 Stars Rd and 2nd Mtn. Rd for an Accident with reported Entrapment. Chief 63 arrived and advised of no entrapment or injuries. Crews stood by until PSP and the wrecker arrived.
January 4, 2016 – Just before 9pm a page was sent out for a Chief to Orchard Ave. on a smoke investigation. Before a Chief could go responding, another page was sent out upgrading the call to a House Fire with an Address change to Caldwell Street. PD and 63-02(Reed) arrived and reported Heavy Smoke Showing and upgraded it to a Working Fire. 63-17 was the first in apparatus and stretched an 1 3/4″ line immediately and advanced to the well involved 2nd floor. 63-16 was second in and dropped 1000′ of 5″ from a hydrant to the scene. 63-12 & 63-25 followed and assisted with Suppression, Ventilation, and Searches. 63-13 & 63-69 went around and came in from the other direction. 63-13 laid in and the Squad set up to pump the hydrant but due to a quick interior knockdown, the second hydrant wasn’t needed. City RITs also assisted on scene.
February 24, 2015 – At 18:31 the SHFD was dispatched along with Cressona FD to 2535 Panther Valley Road for a barn fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene to find a barn approximately 50x100ft — fully involved. Crews pulled multiple hand-lines and initiated an exterior fire attack. Sadly a few animals were lost in the fire. All units were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Chief 722 (Motko) had command.
February 7, 2015 – At 03:06 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of 471 Route 61 South, for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries. SCCC quickly advised of entrapment and a third vehicle striking the scene of the crash. The call was immediately upgraded adding Engine 737 from Station 4 to the call.
Chief 735 and Chief 722 arrived on scene and found 2 vehicles; a jeep that rolled multiple times and a sedan that sustained heavy front end damage. It was quickly determent the entrapped occupant self extricated and no serious injuries were reported despite the serious nature of the crash.
Crews secured both vehicles, contained the fluids, and swept debris from the roadway. Chief 735 (Snyder) had command. All SHFD units were on scene for approximately 1 hour.