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Name: Mike Messner
Date registered: 8 March, 2012

Latest posts

  1. PFD Looking Back – June 2014 — 30 May, 2014
  2. PFD Looking Back – April 2014 — 1 April, 2014
  3. PFD Looking Back – April 2013 — 1 April, 2013
  4. History of the PFD — 24 February, 2013
  5. Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire — 23 February, 2013

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Sep 12

PFD Looking Back – September 2012

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

Aug 04

Mutual Aid – MVA w/ Entrapment

8/04/12 – At 02:10hrs Rescue 63 was dispatched to 440 High Ridge Park Rd. to assist Cass Township units with a serious MVA with multiple people trapped.  Yorkville and Minersville rescue crews used various tools to free the trapped occupants which were then flown to area trauma centers. It is believed the vehicle came off Interstate 81 and …

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Jul 01

PFD Looking Back – July 2012

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

Jun 02

Mutual Aid – Water Rescue

06/01/2012 – At 15:25hrs, Rescue 63 was dispatched to 747 Port Carbon – St. Clair Highway in E. Norwegian Township to assist Fire District 8 with a report of someone in the creek. To easily access the patient, crews entered the creek from behind a business in the St. Clair Industrial Park. Personnel used a cut off saw to remove a …

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Jun 01

Mutual Aid – 4 Alarm Commercial Structure Fire with MAYDAY

05/31/2012 – At 18:05hrs, The RIT team (E-11 and E-71) along with L-51 were dispatched to 20 W. Main St. in Schuylkill Haven for a working fire in a gun shop. Multiple buildings were well involved upon arrival. L-51 set up on the B side and sent crews to the roof and to the interior on side A. The city …

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May 31

PFD Looking Back – June 2012

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

May 29


05/28/2012 – At 13:30hrs, stations 10, 60, and 70 were dispatched to Route 61 and Mauch Chunk St. for a report of a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival crews found a serious accident involving a motorcycle and pickup truck. P-4 requested station 20 to close route 61 south at E. Norwegian St. and Palo Alto units to close 61 north at the …

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May 22

R.I.T. Training

05/20/2012 – City firefighters gathered on Sunday morning to train and enhance their RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) skills. RIT is a group of firefighters that are specially trained in the location and rescue of other injured or trapped firefighters. The PFD provides RIT to many municipalities through out the county. A special thanks goes out to the …

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May 21


05/20/2012 – At 18:11hrs, stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to N. 16th St. and McBarron St. for a report of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found a SUV had driven through the A-B corner of the garage causing significant structural damage. Personnel constructed a T Shore to stabilize the building and removed debris from the road. …

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May 05

MVA w/ Gas Leak

05/05/2012 – At 11:11hrs, stations 10 and 50 were dispatched to assist District 53 for a gas leak in the area of Penske Trucking on Route 61. A vehicle left the highway and damaged a 2″ high pressure gas line. Crews established a water supply and set up monitors and provided back up to UGI workers. Route 61 …

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