Oct 29

Carbon Monoxide Investigation

Address:  329 Laurel Blvd.
Dispatch Time:  17:20
Stations Dispatched:   50 & 60
Mutual Aid Companies:  N/A
Description:  Gas monitors were used to check Carbon Monoxide levels and personal encountered high readings which prompted firefighters to go on air.  The source of the Carbon Monoxide was traced to a blocked stove pipe from a coal stoker. Crews utilized PPV fans to clear residences of Carbon Monoxide.
Media From:  Yorkville Hose Facebook


Oct 01

PFD Looking Back – October 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of October. Submitted by Mike Glore.

October 2013 Looking Back

Sep 01

PFD Looking Back – September 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of September. Submitted by Mike Glore.

September 2013 Looking Back

Aug 01

PFD Looking Back – August 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of August. Submitted by Mike Glore.

August 2013 Looking Back

Jul 01

PFD Looking Back – July 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of July. Submitted by Mike Glore.

July 2013 Looking Back

Jun 01

PFD Looking Back – June 2013

A look back at incidents from the PFD during the month of June. Submitted by Mike Glore.

June 2013 Looking Back

May 29

Public Safety Night Out

On Monday, June 17th at 6pm, the PFD will be hosting a Public Safety Night Out at the Lower Rear Martz Hall Parking lot.

Rain Date will be Tuesday, June 18th.

The event will be held at the DHH Lengel School and will feature displays by the Pottsville FD, Pottsville EMS, Fire Safety Smoke House, MedEvac Helicopter, Pottsville PD, and the Schuylkill County Sheriff will have Ident-A-Kid kits. (See Flyer Below)

Please come out and see our display and help educate your family about fire and child safety.

Anyone residing in the city and in need of smoke detectors may contact the fire chief at City Hall at 622-1234.


May 26


At 1053hrs Stations 30, 40 & 60 were dispatched to the area of 210 Peacock Street for a MVA with one vehicle reported to be into a building. First arriving units found a pickup truck that struck a parked car and then struck a house. E-41 placed a 1-3/4″ safety line in operation and other personnel assisted EMS with patient packaging. PFD units remained on scene for approximately 50 minutes. Photos courtesy of Yorkville Hose Facebook.

May 25

Working Structure Fire

At 05:44 hours on Saturday May 25th a box alarm was transmitted for a possible structure fire at 305 Howard Avenue in Pottsville. Assistant Chief George Stefnic (P3) arrived on scene first, reporting a working structure fire. The structure was a semi attached 2-1/2 story home of wood frame construction. One of the residents was in the street being tended to by Pottsville EMS and PD for cuts to the face/head and possible smoke inhalation. On arrival it was reported that one person was unaccounted for.

Ladder 51 (West End) was the first apparatus on scene, they setup on side A of the structure and advanced a 1-3/4” attack line into the basement which was located at street level. Engine 41 (Good Will) laid in from the hydrant in the 200 block of Howard and supplied water to L-51. Ladder 21 (Phoenix) approached from the West on Howard Avenue, Engine 11 (Good Intent) setup behind E-41 at 2nd and Howard.

P5 (Messner) was on the first line into the structure and encountered heavy fire in the basement area which was a living space with furniture. Divisions 1 and 2 were heavily charged with smoke as crews from E-41, E-11, and E-62 made a primary search of the structure and began ventilation of the upper floors. The fire was quickly knocked down with the line from L-51 and primary fire damage was contained to the basement of the structure. There was heavy smoke damage to the upper floors. Crews performed a secondary search of the structure as the fire was knocked down with no victims found. It was later confirmed that the unaccounted resident was not in the home at the time of the fire.

Schuylkill Haven RIT was called to the scene as well and staged on side A of the structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Narritive by P2 (Witmier) & Pictures courtesy of Yorkville Hose Facebook page.

May 21

MVA with Entrapment – Mutual Aid

At 2157hrs Station 60 was dispatched to assist East Norwegian Twp Fire & Port Carbon Fire on Route 209 in the area of John’s Drive In Restaurant for a MVA with possible Entrapment. When units arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle down a 30′ embankment, which took out multiple trees and came to rest on its side along the river bank. Crews extricated the patient while another crew from R-63 setup a haul system to raise up the patient in a stokes basket. R-63 remained in service for approximately 1 hour. Photos courtesy of Yorkville Hose Facebook.

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