Category Archive: Incidents

Apr 27

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

04/26/2012 – At 17:44hrs, station 60 was dispatched to assist New Ringgold FD in the area of 7 Fir Lane in East Brunswick Township. As R-63 was en-route county advised of a logging truck accident with confirmed entrapment from units already on scene.  When R-63 arrived on scene, they assisted New Ringgold, West Penn, and Orwigsburg. Crews used …

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Apr 23

Mutual Aid – Move up to Hamburg

04/21/2012 – At 10:03hrs, the PFD was requested for a move up assignment to Union Fire Company in Hamburg as multiple companies from Berks and Schuylkill counties battled a multi-alarm commercial fire in Lenhartsville. E-11 along with SHFD L-725 and E-733 stood by for approximately 3 hours. Photos by Dan Kelly and The Reading Eagle.   …

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Apr 18

MVA

04/15/2012 – At 17:13hrs, stations 30, 40, and 60 were dispatched to 599 N. Progress Avenue for a report of a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival crews found a motorcycle into a fence with two patients. Crews assisted EMS with patient care and packaging. Due to extensive injuries, both patients were flown to a trauma center. Crews were on …

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Mar 15

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

03/14/2012 – At 17:48hrs, station 60 was dispatched to assist Orwigsburg FD and Rainbow FC to the area of 89 Hemlock Drive, North Manheim Twp., for a MVA with entrapment. As R-63 was en-route county advised of a two vehicle MVA with confirmed entrapment from units already on scene.  When R-63 arrived on scene, crews …

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Mar 15

Mutual Aid – Off Road Rescue

03/12/2012 – At 19:33hrs, station 60 was dispatched to assist Saint Clair FD in the area behind Home Depot for an off road rescue. As R-63 was en-route, they were advised of a person stuck ½ way up the cliff behind Home Depot. When they arrived on scene crews setup a haul system and lowered …

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Mar 15

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

03/08/2012 0 At 23:47hrs, station 60 was dispatched to assist Cass Township FD along with Minersville Fire Rescue to 955 Valley Road for a MVA with entrapment. As apparatus arrived on scene, personnel found a single vehicle MVA vs. a tree. Crews from R-63 used multiple hydraulic tools and equipment to assist with patient extrication. …

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Mar 15

MVA

03/07/2012 – At 15:12hrs, stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 2050 West Market Street for a MVA with unknown injuries. When apparatus arrived on scene, personnel found a two vehicle MVA with injuries. Firefighters applied floor dry to the leaking fluids and helped with traffic control. PFD units remained on scene …

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Mar 05

Working Structure Fire

03/05/2012 – At 03:23 hours a box alarm was transmitted for a possible structure fire in the area of Norwegian and Jackson Streets.  Police units arrived in the area and changed the location to East Market and Jackson Street (1 block back), with smoke showing from an apartment building.  P4 (George Stefnic) arrived on scene …

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Dec 22

Working Vehicle Fire

12/21/11 – At 12:58hrs Stations 30 & 40 were dispatched to the Fairlane Village Mall on Route 61 for a reported vehicle fire. As units were en-route, county advised that the vehicle was located in the area of Boscov’s department store. First arriving E-41 advised of a working vehicle fire in the engine compartment and …

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Dec 20

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

12/19/2011 – at 17:07hrs Stations 20,30 & 60 were dispatched to assist Palo Alto and Port Carbon Fire Companies to 546 West Bacon Street for a Structure Fire. Chief 612 of Palo Alto was first on scene and advised of a working fire on the second floor. First arriving E-612 from Palo Alto immediately placed …

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