Category Archive: Incidents

Jul 23

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

On 7/23/11 at 07:33hrs stations 30, 50 & 60 were dispatched along with the Norwegian Township Fire Department to 599 Broad Street, Village of Marlin, for a possible structure fire. As units were en-route, the column of smoke could be seen all around Pottsville and surrounding communities which prompted command to upgrade to his second …

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Jul 09

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

07/05/2011 – At 03:10 hours Pottsville RITE (E-11/E-72) were dispatched to 65 Lehigh Street in Tamaqua for Rapid Intervention Team services at a working structure fire.  The fire was fully involved before the fire company was even on scene, involving four 3-story row homes.  E-11 and E-72 setup RIT operations on the A/D corner of …

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Jun 24

MVA with Injuries

6/24/2011 – At 02:11hrs stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 1908 Mahantongo St for a MVA with injuries. When apparatus arrived on scene they found a silver jeep resting in a yard with damage to it as well as other vehicles and property on Mahantongo Street. Crews for R-63 & L-51 …

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Jun 21

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

6/20/2011 – At 18:47hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist Englewood, Altamont & Frackville FD to I-81 MM 122 for a MVA with entrapment. As both R-63 and SQ-61 were en-route they were advised of a single vehicle MVA with the car rolled over and one entrapped. When units arrived on scene they assisted with …

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Jun 20

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

6/20/2011 –  At 02:14hrs the P.F.D. R.I.T. West (Stations 50 & 60) were dispatched to assist Minersville Fire Department at 233 South Delaware Ave for a working fire.  As stations 50 & 60 were en-route, Minersville command then requested his second alarm plus an additional R.I.T. team from the city which then brought Stations 10 …

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Jun 07

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

6/6/2011 – At 08:35hrs the P.F.D. R.I.T. south team (Stations 10 & 70) were dispatched to assist the Cressona Fire Department at 49 River Street for a Working Structure Fire. First arriving units were met with heavy fire conditions which prompted command to upgrade to a second alarm assignment which then added Stations 50 & …

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Jun 02

Working Structure Fire

06/01/2011 – At 00:39hrs the P.F.D. was dispatched to 663 North 2nd street for a reported house fire. Police arrived on scene and advised county that the actual address was 661 North 2nd and that they had heavy smoke showing from Division 2 , Side A of the structure with fire showing on Division 1, …

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May 02

House Fire

4/30/2011 – At 20:41hrs the P.F.D. was dispatched to 1500 Mount Hope Avenue for a House Fire. First on scene was Lieutenant 37 (Dale Blum) who used a personal extinguisher to knock down the fire prior to any apparatus arrival. Next on scene, E-32 stretched a 1 ½” bumper line to wet down the area …

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May 02

MVA

4/29/2011 – At 08:28hrs stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to the 1200 Block of W. Market Street for a 3 vehicle MVA. As units arrived on scene, L-51 applied floor dry to leaking fluids and R-63 provided traffic control. Photo from Yorkville Hose Facebook.

Apr 14

MVA

4/13/11 – At 20:26hrs stations 30 & 40 were dispatched to 150 N. Claude A Lord Blvd, (Route 61) for a single vehicle MVA with a car hung up on a guard rail. When E-32 arrived on scene they placed a 1-3/4″ safety line in service in case the gas tank would rupture while the …

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