Nov 22

MVA with Injuries

11/16/2011 –  At 18:47hrs stations 30, 40 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 1080 Peach Mountain Road for an MVA with unknown injuries. When apparatus arrived on scene they found a single vehicle MVA with injuries. Apparatus remained on scene for approximately 1 hour until PSP and the towing company arrived. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Nov 22

CO Detector Activation

11/13/2011 – At 20:02hrs stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to 216 N 18th street for a carbon monoxide detector activation. Firefighters checked the residence with a 4 gas meter and verified it was safe for the occupants to return into their house. Apparatus remained on scene for approximately 34 minutes. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Nov 22

MVA

11/12/2011 – At 11:04hrs stations 50, 60 & 70 were dispatched to the area of 8th and Mahantongo steet for an MVA with unknown injuries. As apparatus went en-route county advised they received additional calls stating the vehicle was reported to be rolled over and that the occupants were possibly entrapped. PD arrived first on scene and advised there was no entrapment but the vehicle was rolled over on its roof. Apparatus remained on scene for approximately 55 minutes until the towing company arrived. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Nov 06

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

11/06/11 – At 15:44 hours stations 50 & 60 were dispatched on a RIT assignment to assist the Minersville Fire Department at 133 Laurel Street for a working structure fire. When stations 50 & 60 arrived on scene, they were immediately placed in service doing fire suppression which then prompted command to dispatch stations 10 & 70 to cover the RIT assignment. Pottsville crews assisted Minersville with an aggressive interior attack which quickly brought the fire under control. Pottsville units remained on scene for approximately 2 hrs 45 min. Photos and Helmet Camera Video from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 50 minutes. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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. When apparatus arrived on scene crews immediately placed a 1 ¾” line in service as gas was leaking from the vehicle. Meanwhile crews assisted EMS with patient packaging and applied floor dry to the fluids that were leaking. Pottsville units were on scene for approximately 40 minutes until the car was removed from the roadway. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 the structure. First arriving E-32 immediately sent a crew inside to investigate and advised of a furnace malfunction. Next in L-51 and L-21 set up PPV and exhaust fans to clear the smoke from the residence. The fire was removed from the furnace and placed in ash can outside where it was extinguished. Units were on scene for approximately 40 minutes until all the smoke was cleared. Photo from republicanherald.com

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 interior attack. The fire was quickly knocked down and units remained on scene while crews performed overhaul and checked for extension. Pottsville units remained on scene for approximately 60 minutes. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Nov 06

PFD Installs Hydrant Markers

11/01/11 – Each station in the PFD is working to install new hydrant markers throughout the city and expect the project should be completed within the next few weeks. The new hydrant markers will make the hydrants more visible both day and night as the markers are coated with a highly reflective coating. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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 as the residence contained a lot of property which made the fire attack very difficult. Extensive overhaul was required to fully extinguish the fire and to try and prevent any rekindles. Due to the large amount of overhaul that was required, fire companies remained on scene throughout the night. At 05:10hrs, station 60 returned back to the scene with R-63 along with other fire companies to provide fresh manpower to complete final overhaul and extinguishment. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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