Category Archive: Incidents

Feb 23

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

2/23/2013 – At approximately 0320 hours E-32, E-41, and RIT team members from throughout the department responded to Shenandoah to assist with a multi-alarm structure fire involving multiple residential buildings. The RIT crew set up on Jardin street and stood by while the fire was brought under control. E-32 established an additional water supply to the scene …

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Jan 28

MVA

1/28/13 At 10:23 hours, Stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to the Gordon Nagle Trail near the entrance to Indian Run for a report of a accident with people trapped. A Cressona Chief was passing by and stopped to assist. He relayed to city units that he had a SUV on its roof with one …

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Jan 08

MVA

1/8/2013 – At 1440 hours, Stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to 802 Gordon Nagle Trail for a report of a vehicle accident. As crews went responding they received information that ice came of the roof of a tractor trailer and went through the windshield of a SUV. Upon arrival crews found one vehicle with …

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Dec 17

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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Dec 01

Mutual Aid – Working Commercial Fire

12/1/2012 – At 11:46hrs the Stations 10, 30 & 70 were dispatched, on a RIT assignment,  to assist Orwigsburg Fire Department at 330 South Liberty Street for a reported structure fire.  As units were en-route, Orwigsburg’s Chief advised of a working structure fire at the laundry mat and upgraded it to a commercial box.  First …

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Nov 28

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

11/28/2012 – At 06:32hrs stations 20 & 60 were dispatched to assist Port Carbon Fire Department at 231 Coal Street for a reported structure fire. As Port Carbon’s Chief 59 was en-route, he saw a large column of smoke which prompted him to hit his second alarm assignment which then brought stations 10 & 30 …

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Nov 23

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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Nov 17

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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Nov 12

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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Oct 14

MVA

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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