A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of November. Submitted by Mike Glore.
Address: 554 East Arch Street
Dispatch Time: 18:50
Stations Dispatched: Entire Department
Mutual Aid Companies: Schuylkill Haven RIT Team
Description: First arriving units found what appeared to be a chimney fire and upon further investigation crews found a working basement fire and immediately placed a 1-3/4 line in service. Crews were able to hold the fire to the basement with just some smoke and heat damage to the upper floors.
Media From: Zane Rist
Address: 329 Laurel Blvd.
Dispatch Time: 17:20
Stations Dispatched: 50 & 60
Mutual Aid Companies: N/A
Description: Gas monitors were used to check Carbon Monoxide levels and personal encountered high readings which prompted firefighters to go on air. The source of the Carbon Monoxide was traced to a blocked stove pipe from a coal stoker. Crews utilized PPV fans to clear residences of Carbon Monoxide.
Media From: Yorkville Hose Facebook
On Monday, June 17th at 6pm, the PFD will be hosting a Public Safety Night Out at the Lower Rear Martz Hall Parking lot.
Rain Date will be Tuesday, June 18th.
The event will be held at the DHH Lengel School and will feature displays by the Pottsville FD, Pottsville EMS, Fire Safety Smoke House, MedEvac Helicopter, Pottsville PD, and the Schuylkill County Sheriff will have Ident-A-Kid kits. (See Flyer Below)
Please come out and see our display and help educate your family about fire and child safety.
Anyone residing in the city and in need of smoke detectors may contact the fire chief at City Hall at 622-1234.
At 1053hrs Stations 30, 40 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 210 Peacock Street for a MVA with one vehicle reported to be into a building. First arriving units found a pickup truck that struck a parked car and then struck a house. E-41 placed a 1-3/4″ safety line in operation and other personnel assisted EMS with patient packaging. PFD units remained on scene for approximately 50 minutes. Photos courtesy of Yorkville Hose Facebook.