Jmorgalis

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Name: Jonathan Morgalis
Date registered: 7 December, 2010

Latest posts

  1. 60th Annual Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighter’s Convention Winner List — 25 August, 2014
  2. PFD Looking Back – August 2014 — 1 August, 2014
  3. PFD Looking Back – July 2014 — 1 July, 2014
  4. New Command Vehicles — 20 June, 2014
  5. Public Safety Night Out — 5 June, 2014

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Mar 05

PFD Looking Back – February 2012

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Jan 03

PFD Looking Back – January 2012

The Pottsville Fire Department “Looking Back” series actually began as an examination of specific fires as the anniversary dates of those fires approached.  This started after much research for the Pottsville Firefighting book published by Mike Kitsock and I in 2004.  The series then evolved into a more organized format in which past fires were …

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Jan 03

2012 Call Totals

Entire Department Jan. – 50, Feb. – 43, Mar. – 73, Apr. – 54, May – 75, Jun.– 56 Jul. – 63, Aug. – 54, Sep. – 56, Oct. – 96, Nov. – 44, Dec. – 58- Total – 722 Individual Stations Sta. 10 – 275, Sta. 20 – 194, Sta. 30 – 213, Sta. …

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Jan 03

2011 Call Totals

Entire Department (Including Chief Only Requests) Jan. – 75, Feb. – 44, Mar. – 62, Apr. – 67, May – 61, Jun.– 53 Jul. – 63, Aug. – 91, Sep. – 77, Oct. – 121, Nov. – 65, Dec. – 54- Total – 833 Individual Stations Sta. 10 – 269, Sta. 20 – 168, Sta. …

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Dec 22

Working Vehicle Fire

12/21/11 – At 12:58hrs Stations 30 & 40 were dispatched to the Fairlane Village Mall on Route 61 for a reported vehicle fire. As units were en-route, county advised that the vehicle was located in the area of Boscov’s department store. First arriving E-41 advised of a working vehicle fire in the engine compartment and …

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Dec 20

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

12/19/2011 – at 17:07hrs Stations 20,30 & 60 were dispatched to assist Palo Alto and Port Carbon Fire Companies to 546 West Bacon Street for a Structure Fire. Chief 612 of Palo Alto was first on scene and advised of a working fire on the second floor. First arriving E-612 from Palo Alto immediately placed …

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Dec 20

MVA

12/19/2011 – At 15:51hrs Stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 1965 West Market Street for a three vehicle MVA. When units arrived on scene firefighters applied floor dry to the leaking fluids and cleared debris from the roadway. Stations 50 & 60 were on scene for approximately 40 minutes until the …

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Dec 20

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

12/13/2011 – At 12:50hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist Tremont, Ravine and Minersville Fire Rescue to 191 South Tremont Street in Reilly Twp. for a MVA with entrapment. As rescue 63 was en-route, they were advised by units already on scene, of one vehicle MVA in which the vehicle rolled over multiple times and …

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Dec 20

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

12/11/2011 –  At 12:11hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist Marlin & Llewelyn Fire Companies to the entrance of Kings Village Mall on Route 901 for a MVA with entrapment. When Rescue 63/Squad 61 arrived on scene, they found a two vehicle MVA with entrapment in one of the vehicles. Crews immediately placed the Hurst …

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Nov 22

Possible Structure Fire

11/20/11 – At 08:44hrs the PFD was dispatched to 433B Nichols Street for a possible structure fire. As apparatus went en-route, county advised that the caller was reporting the plug for the stove was on fire. When apparatus arrived on scene firefighters found that the plug was still on fire and used a dry chemical …

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