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 multiple tools and specialized equipment to complete the rescue. Station 60 remained on scene for approximately 1hr 45min. Photos from KBPhotoshots and Mike Messner.

 

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 HP Engine
Allison HT-740 4-speed Automatic transmission
20,100 Miles
424 Pump hours
1,500 G.P.M. 2-stage Waterous Pump
750 Gallon Poly Tank
197” Wheelbase
9’8” Height
32’ Length
39000 GVW
18,740 Front Axle
27,000 Rear Axle
20’ Extension Ladder
12’ Roof Ladder
10’ Attic Ladder
2 – 6” Suction tubes & Strainer
10’ Fiberglass Pike Pole
6’ Fiberglass Pike Pole
2 – Tripod 500 Watt Quartz Lights
2 – Telescopic 1500 Watt Quartz Lights
6000 Watt Diesel Onan Generator
2 – 200’ Cord Reels
4 – Circle D Lights
Storage for 20 SCBA Cylinders

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.

 

 

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 scene for approximately 1 hour. P-2 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

 

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 used multiple hydraulic tools and equipment to assist with patient extrication. Station 60 remained on scene for approximately 1hr 20min. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 two firefighters down to rescue the trapped male and hauled him back up to the top. Station 60 remained on scene for approximately 2 ½ hrs. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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. Station 60 remained on scene for approximately 1 ½ hrs. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 for approximately 45 minutes. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 confirming a working structure fire with unknown entrapment and established command on the A/D corner of the structure, a working fire page was transmitted and RIT was dispatched from Schuylkill Haven Fire Department.  The building is a 3-story apartment building with several apartments located on all 3 floors and in the basement.  The building (446 East Market Street) is a corner lot with Side A on Market Street and Side D on Jackson Street, Side B has an exposure approximately 15 feet away, and Side C has an exposure approximately 100 feet away.

Aerial view of locatin

L-21 arrived on scene to setup aerial operations from Jackson Street at the intersection, with L-51 arriving shortly after also coming from the Jackson Street route.  E-32 established the initial attack from Side A with E-41 laying a supply line from the George Street side of East Market.  The initial attack was made through Side A into the basement apartment area with crews confirming a working basement fire with extension to floors above.  E-11 was positioned on Side D, Jackson Street, which is a very steep hill with about a 30% grade.  E-62 approached on Market Street from the Wolfe Street side.  E-71 assisted with water supply from West Side of the incident and E-72 with water supply from East side of the incident.

Multiple lines were stretched from E-11 through the D side of the structure to
divisions 1, 2 , and 3.  Shortly into the incident fire began to vent from a D side window on division 1.  Crews made an attack on division 1 but were halted by a floor collapse in two apartments on side D.  Interior operations continued in the accessible area’s of the structure with extension being found on all 3 divisions.  The crew from L-21 established vertical ventilation by opening several vent holes in the roof of the large structure which quickly produced an orange glow in the sky as the fire on the 3rd floor began to vent.

Second due companies were called in to stage in the City and L-519 from Minersville was called to the scene to assist with manpower, 519 was also staged on the steep hill on Jackson Street.  During the incident second alarm companies (Port Carbon, Mar Lin, Minersville, and St. Clair) handled an automatic fire alarm on North Centre Street in the City, which turned out to be a false alarm.  Freezing temperatures made the scene hazardous later in the incident and the street department was called out to assist.  While being released L-51, R-63, and E-71 also handled a CO call in the City which turned out to also be false.

The building sustained heavy fire damage in several apartments with extensive smoke and heat damage throughout the structure.  There were no serious firefighter injuries on the incident, and the structure was later determined to be vacant so there was no entrapment. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.  Crews remained on scene for approximately 5 hours and were called back around 10:30 am to handle some remaining hot spots in the roof area. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook & Phoenix Fire Facebook

Mar 05

PFD Looking Back – March 2012

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