Mar 06

Mutual Aid – MVA with Entrapment

03/06/13 – Station 60 was dispatched along with Blythe Twp. & New Philadelphia Fire Department to the area of Valley Road, East of New Philadelphia, for a MVA with Entrapment. First arriving units found a single vehicle MVA with the car resting off road in a ditch. Crews worked to remove the roof and extend the doors for patient removal. Station 60 was on scene for approximately 1hr. Photos from Yorkville Hose.

Mar 01

Possible Structure Fire

03/01/13 – At 17:25hrs the PFD was dispatched to 613 West Arch Street for a possible structure fire. First arriving units had heavy smoke coming from the roof area. Upon further investigation, the smoke was coming from a faulty oil burner. The residence was then checked for Carbon Monoxide as there was a slight haze in the building. PFD units were on scene for approximately 45min. Photos from Yorkville Hose.

Mar 01

PFD Looking Back – March 2013

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

March 2013 Looking Back

Feb 24

History of the PFD

There will be a presentation on the history of the Pottsville Fire Department on Wednesday February 27th at 7pm. The event will be held at the Sovereign Majestic Theater  and will be narrated by Mike Glore and Mike Kitsock. The event is free and open to the public.

Feb 23

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

2/23/2013 – At approximately 0320 hours E-32, E-41, and RIT team members from throughout the department responded to Shenandoah to assist with a multi-alarm structure fire involving multiple residential buildings. The RIT crew set up on Jardin street and stood by while the fire was brought under control. E-32 established an additional water supply to the scene of the fire and assisted with suppression operations. Crews were on scene for approximately 5 hours before being released by command. Photos by JC Kreisher.


Jan 31

PFD Looking Back – February 2013

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

February 2013 Looking Back

Jan 28


1/28/13 At 10:23 hours, Stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to the Gordon Nagle Trail near the entrance to Indian Run for a report of a accident with people trapped. A Cressona Chief was passing by and stopped to assist. He relayed to city units that he had a SUV on its roof with one patient confined. Crews stabilized the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care. P-1 had command. Photos by Yorkville Hose.

Jan 16

Forcible Entry Training

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.

Jan 08


1/8/2013 – At 1440 hours, Stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to 802 Gordon Nagle Trail for a report of a vehicle accident. As crews went responding they received information that ice came of the roof of a tractor trailer and went through the windshield of a SUV. Upon arrival crews found one vehicle with extensive damage and the driver suffering from facial injuries. Crews assisted EMS and contained leaking fluids. P-1 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose.

Jan 01

PFD Looking Back – January 2013

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

January 2013 Looking Back

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