Category Archive: News

Aug 25

60th Annual Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighter’s Convention Winner List

Thanks to everyone who participated in both the parade and numerous events throughout the week. We had a great turnout for the 60th Annual Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighter’s Convention. The Trophy Winner List can be found here or under the 2014 Convention Button.

Jun 20

New Command Vehicles

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The Pottsville Fire Department is currently preparing to put two new command vehicles into service. The 2014 Ford Police Interceptors will be used by the Assistant Chiefs and Duty Officers. The new Fords will be replacing the current Chevy S-10 Blazers. The new vehicles will also have a command area with SCBA storage, dry erase …

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Mar 09

The Art of Reading Smoke Training

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Members of the PFD and surrounding departments, attended a one-day seminar called “The Art of Reading Smoke,” at Pottsville Area’s D.H.H. Lengel Middle School. The class was hosted by five local firefighting organizations and the presenter was David W. Dodson, owner and lead instructor of Response Solutions LLC in Eastlake, Colo. Over 243 firefighters attended the …

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Jan 16

Forcible Entry Training

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1/16/2013 – 30 firefighters from the PFD and surrounding companies gathered at station 50 for a refresher class on forcible entry. The class was led by Steve Schneider and covered multiple methods for forcing inward and outward swinging doors. Photos by Darren Boyer.

Sep 29

Trench Rescue Training

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9/29/12 – PFD members came together at the JFK recreational complex to participate in a trench rescue class. The class was hosted by Yorkville Hose and was taught by Randy Padfield from HACC. Crews used various techniques to shore up the trench and stabilize it in order to perform a rescue or recovery. Pottsville Republican …

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May 22

R.I.T. Training

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05/20/2012 – City firefighters gathered on Sunday morning to train and enhance their RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) skills. RIT is a group of firefighters that are specially trained in the location and rescue of other injured or trapped firefighters. The PFD provides RIT to many municipalities through out the county. A special thanks goes out to the …

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May 21

Squad 31 For Sale

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  Click Here for Additional Information and Pictures 1986 Spartan/Custom Fire Walk In Rescue Body was Refurbished in the Mid 90’s Stainless Steel Construction Detroit Diesel 6-71TA Automatic Transmission 1,793 Engine Hours 28,122 Miles 216” Wheelbase 396” (33’) Overall Length 130” (10′ 8″) Overall Height 100” Wide Body Seating for 10 Onan 12kw 120/240V Diesel …

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Apr 24

E-41 is for sale

ENGINE 41 FOR SALE!! Good Will Fire Company #4 114 Nichols Street Pottsville, PA 17901 570-622-5651 Website – www.goodwill40.com If interested, please contact: William J. Riegle, Jr., Captain – 570-952-5323 Robert Dusel, Chief Engineer – 570-622-7179 FOR SALE: (See Company Website for additional photos) 1993 Spartan/Quality Rescue Pumper 10 seats, 9 SCBA Cummins N-14 410 …

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Jan 03

2012 Call Totals

Entire Department Jan. – 50, Feb. – 43, Mar. – 73, Apr. – 54, May – 75, Jun.– 56 Jul. – 63, Aug. – 54, Sep. – 56, Oct. – 96, Nov. – 44, Dec. – 58- Total – 722 Individual Stations Sta. 10 – 275, Sta. 20 – 194, Sta. 30 – 213, Sta. …

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Jan 03

2011 Call Totals

Entire Department (Including Chief Only Requests) Jan. – 75, Feb. – 44, Mar. – 62, Apr. – 67, May – 61, Jun.– 53 Jul. – 63, Aug. – 91, Sep. – 77, Oct. – 121, Nov. – 65, Dec. – 54- Total – 833 Individual Stations Sta. 10 – 269, Sta. 20 – 168, Sta. …

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