Category Archive: Incidents

May 21

MVA with Entrapment – Mutual Aid

At 2157hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist East Norwegian Twp Fire & Port Carbon Fire on Route 209 in the area of John’s Drive In Restaurant for a MVA with possible Entrapment. When units arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle down a 30′ embankment, which took out multiple trees and came to …

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May 12

Working Structure Fire with Entrapment

Just before midnight on Sunday May 12th the Pottsville Fire Department was dispatched for a possible structure fire with entrapment at 231 Pierce Street (incident address was actually 235 Pierce but the caller could not see an address so they used the neighbors address). Pottsville Police arrived on scene first and relayed to the dispatch …

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May 05

Apartment Fire

At 2038hrs the PFD was dispatched to 714 West Mahantongo Street for a reported apartment building fire with possible entrapment. First arriving personnel assisted with the removal of the patients from the apartment and reported heavy smoke in the apartment. Crews found a stove fire from oil left on the stove and put the remainder …

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Apr 04

MVA – Mutual Aid

At 1349hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist Forestville and South Cass Fire to Route 901 in Primrose for a MVA with possible entrapment. First arriving units found a single vehicle MVA with one car into a stone wall. EMS was able to remove the patient without any rescue tools. R-63 assisted with hazard control …

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Apr 04

Possible Structure Fire

At 0230hrs the PFD was dispatched to 231 Pierce Street for a reported structure fire. As units were en-route, county advised of a reported dryer fire. First arriving personnel found a working dryer fire in the basement of the residence and immediately tried knocking it down with two (2) ABC extinguishers. They were able to …

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Mar 26

Working Structure Fire

3/27/13 – At 13:08hrs the PFD was dispatched to 11 North 22nd street for a reported structure fire. When P-1 arrived on scene he advised of light smoke showing from Division 2 and had the SHFD RIT team dispatched. First arriving E-11 and E-62 immediately placed a line in service and quickly knocked down the …

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Mar 14

MVA

03/14/13 – at 20:06hrs Station 50 & 60 were dispatched to the area of Station 50 for a MVA with unknown injuries. When personnel arrived at the fire house, they had a single vehicle MVA into a pole, directly in front of their apparatus bay. PFD units were on scene for approximately 1-1/2hrs until barricades …

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Mar 13

Mutual Aid – Motorcycle Accident

03/13/13 – At 17:20hrs Station 60 was dispatched along with Marlin and Seltzer Fire Companies to the area of Seltzer Road and New Street for an MVA involving a motorcycle. First arriving units found a single vehicle motorcycle accident with the patient at the bottom of a 75’ embankment into a small creek. When R-63 …

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Mar 06

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

03/06/13 – Station 60 was dispatched along with Blythe Twp. & New Philadelphia Fire Department to the area of Valley Road, East of New Philadelphia, for a MVA with Entrapment. First arriving units found a single vehicle MVA with the car resting off road in a ditch. Crews worked to remove the roof and extend …

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Mar 01

Possible Structure Fire

03/01/13 – At 17:25hrs the PFD was dispatched to 613 West Arch Street for a possible structure fire. First arriving units had heavy smoke coming from the roof area. Upon further investigation, the smoke was coming from a faulty oil burner. The residence was then checked for Carbon Monoxide as there was a slight haze …

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