Oct 01

Working Structure Fire

10/1/12 – At 1615 hours, Schuylkill County Communications  dispatched Box 44 for the address of 1342 W. Norwegian St. for a report of a structure fire. First arriving units found a home in the middle of the row with heavy fire showing from the front of the building. Multiple 1-3/4″ hand lines were stretched to knock down the fire on the exterior of the home. A line was then taken interior to attack the remaining fire. The home suffered heavy fire damage to the first floor with smoke and water damage throughout the house.  Fire damage to the exposures was limited to the exterior with minor smoke and water damage on the interior. The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes and units began to clear around 1730. The fire is currently under investigation. Photos from Yorkville Hose, Video from Ladder 51.

Pottsville Republican Article

Sep 29

Trench Rescue Training

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 Article

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Sep 28

PFD Looking Back – October 2012

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

October 2012 Looking Back


Sep 12

PFD Looking Back – September 2012

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

September 2012 Looking Back

Aug 09

Working Structure Fire

08/08/12 – At 11:43hrs the PFD was dispatched to 600 North 3rd Street for a Apartment Building Fire. As apparatus was en-route, PD arrived first on scene and advised county of a Working Structure, to the rear, of the second floor apartment. At this time, P-6 arrived on scene and requested the Schuylkill Haven FD RIT team be dispatched. Members from the PFD and first arriving E-32, immediately placed a 200’ 1 ¾” foam line in service and began their interior attack. Meanwhile next in L-51 placed their aerial in service and sent crews to the second floor to start ventilation and both E-11 and E-62 laid in 5” to supply the fire from two different locations. Due to the aggressive interior attack with the foam line, the fire was quickly knocked down and held to the apartment of origin.  Firefighters then setup salvage tarps on the first floor to protect personnel belongings while overhaul was performed on the second floor. Fire fighters were able to rescue a dog and cat that were in the fire apartment and administered oxygen as both were suffering from smoke inhalation. The PFD remained in service for approximately 1hr 30min. Photos by Brian Wetzel and Coal Region Fire.

Aug 04

Mutual Aid – MVA w/ Entrapment

8/04/12 – At 02:10hrs Rescue 63 was dispatched to 440 High Ridge Park Rd. to assist Cass Township units with a serious MVA with multiple people trapped.  Yorkville and Minersville rescue crews used various tools to free the trapped occupants which were then flown to area trauma centers. It is believed the vehicle came off Interstate 81 and struck the bridge support on High Ridge Park Road.  Units were on scene for approximately 2 hours. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Jul 31

PFD Looking Back – August 2012

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

PFD August 2012 Looking Back

Jul 30

Mutual Aid – RIT Assignment

7/30/12 – At 02:55hrs 68 RIT North (Stations 30 & 40) and Station 70 for an Engine were dispatched to assist Mahanoy City FD and multiple other companies at 37 North Main Street for a Working Structure Fire.  When PFD units arrived on scene, E-32 was relocated to stand-by in Citizen’s of Mahanoy City for and E-41 drafted to supply an additional water source to the fire scene.  The last of the PFD units were cleared from stand-by at approximately 08:30hrs. Pictures by Fire & FilmCoal Region Fire

Jul 27


7/27/12 – At 15:36hrs Stations 10, 60 & 70 were dispatched to the area of Route 61 & Mauch Chunk Street for a 3 car MVA with one vehicle into a building. When apparatus arrived on scene, crews from R-63 placed their rescue tools in service to remove a B post to gain access to the patient while crews from Stations 10 & 70 applied floor dry. Crews then assisted EMS with patient packaging and remained on scene for approximately 1hr. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

Jul 25


7/25/12 – At 21:12hrs Stations 30, 40 & 60 were dispatched to the area of Peach Mountain Road and New Wade road for a MVA with injuries, reported to be a roll over. When apparatus arrived on scene, personnel found a single vehicle MVA with one person still in the vehicle. E-32 placed a 1 ½” bumper line in service as the vehicle rolled over multiple times before coming to rest on an embankment.  Crews assisted with scene lighting and patient packaging. PFD units remained on scene for approximately 2hrs until the towing company arrived. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

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