Category Archive: Incidents

Sep 08

Mutual Aid – Weather Event

9/7/2011 – At 23:49 hours Stations 10 and 70 were dispatched along with the Schuylkill County Incident Support Vehicle to repond to assist Pine Grove with flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Several areas of Pine Grove were under 4 to 6 feet of water with heavy damage throughout the borough.  E-11, E-71, and E-72 …

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Sep 05

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

9/5/2011 – At 13:22hrs the PFD RIT South team (Stations 10 & 70) was dispatched to assist the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department at 15 Parkway Avenue for a Working Basement Fire. When the RIT team arrived on scene, the SHFD had the fire knocked down and was performing ventilation and overhaul. The RIT team setup …

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Sep 05

Mutual Aid – Smoke in a Structure

9/4/2011 – At 23:40hrs stations 20, 40 & 60 were dispatched to assist E. Norwegian Twp. at 146 Tunnel Road for smoke in a structure. When crews arrived on scene, they found a light smoke condition in the basement and immediately used Thermal Imaging Cameras to search for the source of the smoke. After a …

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Sep 05

Odor Investigation

9/4/2011 – At 22:39hrs stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to 24 North 24th street (York Terrace Nursing Home) for an odor investigation. As units were en-route, county advised that parts of the building were without power and workers were reporting an unknown type of odor. When apparatus arrived on scene, command upgraded the call …

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Sep 05

Mutual Aid – Off Road Rescue

9/3/2011 – At 13:24hrs station 60 was dispatched to assist Mount Pleasant (Foster Twp.) for an off road motorcycle accident. Firefighters assisted with patient packaging and the patient was transported out of the woods to the awaiting Geisinger Life Flight helicopter. Station 60 personnel were on scene for approximately 2 hours. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Sep 05

MVA

9/2/2011 – At 20:18hrs stations 10, 60 & 70 were dispatched to the area of Route 61 & Union street for a MVA with unknown injuries. When apparatus arrived on scene, they blocked the south bound passing lane and firefighters applied floor dry to the leaking fluids. Cones and flares were placed around the accident …

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Aug 29

Multiple Calls from Hurricane Irene

8/28/2011 – It was a busy day for the PFD as hurricane Irene brought high winds and heavy rain to the city. Due to the large storm, the decision was made early in the morning to have all seven (7) stations manned  so they could be utilized as needed to ensure a quick response. The …

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Aug 25

Possible Structure Fire

08/24/2011 – At 11:06hrs the PFD was dispatched to 2282 West Mahantongo Street for a possible structure fire. As apparatus was en-route, county advised that the home owner could smell something burning and could see a light smoke haze.  First arriving E-62 immediately sent a crew in the house with a thermal camera to search …

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Aug 24

Mutual Aid – Industrial Accident

08/23/2011 – At 10:43hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist South Cass And Mt. Pleasant Fire to 25 Keystone Blvd. (Cass Twp.) for an Industrial Accident with Entrapment. As R-63 & S-61 were en-route, county advised that an individual was trapped in a forklift and that stabilization was need in order to remove the patient. …

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Aug 06

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

8/6/2011 – At 05:02 hours Pottsville Rit-North (E32/E41) was dispatched to 120 North Jardin Street, Shenandoah, to assist at a working structure fire.  The fire was located in the middle of a long row in a fairly tight section of Shenandoah.  The working fire involved two 3-story structures which were heavily damaged, however the fire …

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