Mike Messner

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Off Road Construction Vehicle Accident

12/17/2012 – At 0906 hours, P-1 was advised of a piece of heavy equipment in the bottom of a mine subsidence on the west end of the Sharp Mountain. Construction crews arriving for work in the area discovered the machine and were unsure if it was occupied. P-1 had Rescue 63 dispatched to assist. Upon …

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Mutual Aid – MVA w/Entrapment

11/23/12 At 1335 hours, Station 60 was dispatched to 414 Main Street in Gilberton to assist with a vehicle into a house with entrapment. First arriving units found a passenger car completely inside a house with heavy structural damage and one person trapped in the vehicle. R-63 responded along with Squad 61 and the rescue trailer to assist in shoring up the building.  Photos …

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Working Fire with Entrapment

11/17/2012 – At 1118 hours Box 75 was transmitted for a structure fire at 101 N. 16th Street. As units began responding, Schuylkill County Communications was reporting two people may be trapped on the third floor. The police department and P-2 arrived and confirmed a working fire in the rear of the first floor with people …

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Mutual Aid – Working Commercial Fire

11/12/12 – At 0004 hours, PFD R.I.T. was dispatched to assist Branch Township with a working fire at 1357 Bunting Street. City companies responded with R-63, L-51 and RIT members from throughout the department. Upon arrival, crews assembled two RIT teams with one in the front and one in the rear of the building. L-51 …

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PFD Looking Back – November 2012

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of November. Submitted by Mike Glore. November 2012 Looking Back November 1972  


10/14/12 At 1212 hours, Stations 10, 70, and 60 were dispatched to 1182 Route 61 north bound for a report of a tractor trailer rolled over. Crews arrived to find the driver self extricated with his rig on its side blocking the north bound lanes. The truck was hauling a load of pipes which broke …

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MVA w/ Entrapment

10/07/12 – At 1431 hours, City firefighters were dispatched to Hotel Street near the city line for a vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found a head on crash with one person trapped. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the drivers door to access the patient and extricate them. A total of two patients were …

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Working Structure Fire

10/1/12 – At 1615 hours, Schuylkill County Communications  dispatched Box 44 for the address of 1342 W. Norwegian St. for a report of a structure fire. First arriving units found a home in the middle of the row with heavy fire showing from the front of the building. Multiple 1-3/4″ hand lines were stretched to …

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Trench Rescue Training

9/29/12 – PFD members came together at the JFK recreational complex to participate in a trench rescue class. The class was hosted by Yorkville Hose and was taught by Randy Padfield from HACC. Crews used various techniques to shore up the trench and stabilize it in order to perform a rescue or recovery. Pottsville Republican …

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PFD Looking Back – October 2012

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of October. Submitted by Mike Glore. October 2012 Looking Back