Category Archive: Incidents

Nov 06

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

11/06/11 – At 12:21hrs, Station 60 was dispatched to assist Cressona and Schuylkill Haven FD in the area of Chestnut Street, SR 183 in Cressona for a MVA with entrapment. When R-63/S-61 arrived on scene crews assisted with patient extrication to remove one patient from the overturned vehicle. Pottsville units remained on scene for approximately …

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Nov 06

Mutual Aid – MVA with Injuries

11/05/11 – At 16:27hrs stations 10, 60 & 70 along with Mount Carbon was dispatched to the area of Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales on Route 61 for a MVA with unknown injuries. As apparatus went en-route, county advised they were getting reports that a vehicle struck the jersey barrier and rolled over onto its roof. …

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Nov 06

Possible Structure Fire

11/05/11 – At 12:53hrs the PFD was dispatched to 312 South Jackson Street for a reported structure fire. As units were en-route, county advised that the caller reported that their furnace exploded and that there was possible entrapment. PD arrived on scene first and advised there was no entrapment and that there was smoke throughout …

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Nov 06

Working Structure Fire

11/02/11 – At 07:59hrs the PFD was dispatched to 1902 West End Avenue (Former West End Dry Cleaners Building) for a reported structure fire. First arriving P-1 advised he had a working structure fire with smoke showing from the rear of the building. Next arriving E-62 immediately stretched a 1 ¾” line and started an …

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Oct 23

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

10/22/2011 – At 23:18hrs Stations 20,60 & 70 were dispatched to assist New Philadelphia and surrounding fire departments at 277 Valley Street (New Philadelphia) for a working structure fire. When PFD units arrived on scene they assisted with fire ground operations, additional manpower and scene lighting. Crews were faced with dangerous conditions inside the structure …

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Oct 23

Working Structure Fire

10/22/2011 – At 19:35hrs the PFD was dispatched to 264 Wallace Street for a reported structure fire. As units were en-route, county advised they received multiple calls stating there was heavy fire in the residence. E-41 was the first apparatus on scene and advised of a working structure fire. This then prompted command to dispatch …

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Oct 10

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

10/10/11 – At 07:52hrs the PFD RIT South Team (Stations 10 & 70) were dispatched to assist Cressona and Schuylkill Haven at 2417 Panther Valley Road, North Manheim Twp., for a reported structure fire. When Chief 41 arrived on scene he was faced with working structure fire and immediately requested his second alarm and to …

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Sep 24

Odor Investigation

9/24/11 – At 05:25hrs stations 40 & 60 were dispatched to 124 Mill Creek Avenue for an odor investigation. When apparatus arrived on scene, personnel used Multi-Gas meters to check the residence and found it to be a low battery that set off the alarm. PFD units were on scene for approximately 40 minutes. Photos from …

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Sep 24

Smoke in a Structure

9/23/11 – At 08:09hrs the PFD was dispatched to 888 Gordon Nagle Trail for smoke in a structure. As units were en-route, county advised that workers could see a light haze of smoke and smell something burning. When apparatus arrived on scene, personnel used thermal imaging cameras to try and locate the source of the …

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Sep 21

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

9/18/2011 – At 14:34hrs station 60 was dispatched to assist Summit Station and Friedensburg fire companies at 244 Summer Hill Road, Wayne Twp., for a MVA with entrapment. As units were en-route, county advised that the vehicle was located in a field and reported to be rolled over on its roof. When units arrived on …

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