Apr 01

PFD Looking Back – April 2014

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of April. Submitted by Mike Glore.

April 2014 Looking Back

Mar 26

Working Structure Fire

Address: 734 Schuylkill Avenue
Dispatch Time: 20:35
Stations Dispatched: Entire P.F.D.
Mutual Aid Companies: Schuylkill Haven RIT Team
Description: At 2035 hours a box alarm was struck for a reported structure fire in the middle of the row in the 700 block of Schuylkill Avenue. P2 (Asst Chief George Stefnic) arrived on scene confirming a working structure fire with heavy fire showing from the windows on Side A Division 1. Chief Stefnic established command and immediately called for the RIT to be dispatched from the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department. The buildings were reported to be vacant at the time of the alarm. L-51 arrived on scene first and stretched a 150’ 1-3/4” attack line to begin an initial knockdown of the exterior fire. E-11 arrived at the same time and established a water supply from the fire hydrant located across from the address. E-11 deployed a 200’ 2” smooth bore attack line and established interior operations through the door on Side A Division 1. The main body of fire was located in the front room on Division 1 and was quickly knocked down. A search was conducted of the structure and it was confirmed that it was unoccupied. E-62 setup behind L-51 and began operations in exposure B to check for extension, they encountered a smoke condition, but no fire showing. L-21 setup behind E-11 and put the aerial into service to the roof of exposure D. Crews from L-21 and E-32 checked exposure D for extension and encountered a heavy smoke condition with no fire initially. E-41 established a secondary water supply from the large main located on Mahantongo Street.

The construction style of the buildings created a void space between the fire building and exposure D, this void was covered on all sides and trapped the fire between the two structures for a brief time. Overhaul operations were performed on divisions 2 and 3 of both the fire building and exposure D to access this void space to completely extinguish the fire. The fire was declared under control approximately 1 hour after the initial dispatch.

Two firefighters were injured when a ground ladder contacted a live power line, both firefighters were treated on scene by Pottsville EMS and transported to Schuylkill Medical Center South for further evaluation. Their injuries were minor and both were later released from the hospital.
In-Service Time: Approximately 2-1/2hrs
Narrative by: Jason Witmier
Media By: Pictures: Fire Angel Photography, Video: Ladder 51

Mar 04

Working Structure Fire

Address: 211 Deerfield Drive
Dispatch Time: 05:54
Stations Dispatched: Entire P.F.D.
Mutual Aid Companies: Schuylkill Haven RIT Team
Description: PD arrived first on scene and advised of smoke coming from the roof. When P-5 arrived on scene, he confirmed a working fire in the attic and had the Schuylkill Haven RIT team dispatched. L-51 was first on scene and placed a 1-3/4” attack line in service and began to knock down the fire. Crews had to pull down the ceilings in order to get access to the fire as the attic crawlspace opening was too small.
In-Service Time: Approximately 1 hr 15 min.
Media From: E-32

Mar 01

PFD Looking Back – March 2014

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of March. Submitted by Mike Glore.

March 2014 PFD Looking Back

Feb 01

PFD Looking Back – February 2014

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of February. Submitted by Mike Glore.

February 2014 PFD Looking Back

Jan 01

PFD Looking Back – January 2014

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of January. Submitted by Mike Glore.

January 2014 Looking Back

Dec 11

MVA with Entrapment

Address: 300 Nichols Street
Dispatch Time: 14:54
Stations Dispatched: 30, 40 & 60
Description: Arriving units found a single vehicle on its side and a broken utility pole. Crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated the patient.
Media From: Zane Rist

Dec 08

MVA with Entrapment

Address: Gordon Nagle Trail in the Area of the Coal Company
Dispatch Time: 20:08
Stations Dispatched: 50 & 60
Description: Arriving units found a single vehicle on its side. Crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated the patient.
Media From: Yorkville Hose Facebook

Dec 01

PFD Looking Back – December 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of November. Submitted by Mike Glore.

December 2013 Looking Back

Nov 25

MVA

Address: 300 Block of West Market Street
Dispatch Time: 14:59
Stations Dispatched: 10, 60 & 70
Description: Arriving units found a single vehicle MVA where a van struck a parking meter and two buildings. Crews assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control.
Media From: Yorkville Hose Facebook

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