May 29


05/28/2012 – At 13:30hrs, stations 10, 60, and 70 were dispatched to Route 61 and Mauch Chunk St. for a report of a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival crews found a serious accident involving a motorcycle and pickup truck. P-4 requested station 20 to close route 61 south at E. Norwegian St. and Palo Alto units to close 61 north at the Palo Alto cut. Due to extensive injuries, the motorcycle operator was flown to a trauma center. Crews were on scene for approximately 45 minutes. P-4 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

May 22

R.I.T. Training

05/20/2012 – City firefighters gathered on Sunday morning to train and enhance their RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) skills. RIT is a group of firefighters that are specially trained in the location and rescue of other injured or trapped firefighters. The PFD provides RIT to many municipalities through out the county. A special thanks goes out to the Fanelli Group for the use of the buildings. Photos by Tylor Salen.

May 21

Squad 31 For Sale


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1986 Spartan/Custom Fire Walk In Rescue
Body was Refurbished in the Mid 90’s
Stainless Steel Construction
Detroit Diesel 6-71TA
Automatic Transmission
1,793 Engine Hours
28,122 Miles
216” Wheelbase
396” (33’) Overall Length
130” (10′ 8″) Overall Height
100” Wide Body
Seating for 10
Onan 12kw 120/240V Diesel Generator
Two (2) Cord Reels – One Each Side
Four (4) 1500 Watt Flood Lights – Two (2) Each Side of the Body
Two  (2) 500 Watt Flood Lights – Front of Cab
Two (2) 150 Watt Metal Halide – Rear of Body
30 Amp Shore Line Connection with On Board Battery Charger
Manual Transfer Switch to Switch Between Shore Power and Generator Power
On Board 120v Air Compressor for Chassis Air System
Two (2) Low Pressure Utility Air Reels – One Each Side
One (1) Hydraulic Reel – Drivers Side
Whelen LED Light Bar and Lower Level Warning Lights with Whelen Strobe Upper Warning Lights

May 21


05/20/2012 – At 18:11hrs, stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to N. 16th St. and McBarron St. for a report of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found a SUV had driven through the A-B corner of the garage causing significant structural damage. Personnel constructed a T Shore to stabilize the building and removed debris from the road. Ironically, firefighters just finished up the Structural Collapse class a few weeks ago. Crews were on scene for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes P-3 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

May 05

MVA w/ Gas Leak

05/05/2012 – At 11:11hrs, stations 10 and 50 were dispatched to assist District 53 for a gas leak in the area of Penske Trucking on Route 61. A vehicle left the highway and damaged a 2″ high pressure gas line. Crews established a water supply and set up monitors and provided back up to UGI workers. Route 61 south bound was closed for the duration of the incident. UGI released fire units once their full crew arrived on scene. City units cleared the scene at approximately 12:30 hours. Photo by Mike Messner.

May 05


05/04/2012 – At 14:42hrs, stations 20, 40, and 60 were dispatched to Route 61 and Arch St. for a report of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found two passenger vehicles in the roadway with moderate damage. Crews assisted with traffic control, containment of leaking fluids, and patient care and packaging. Crews were on scene for approximately 35 minutes P-1 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

May 05


05/03/2012 – At 20:07hrs, stations 50 and 60 were dispatched to Gordon Nagle Trail and Glenworth Rd. for a report of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found a SUV that had lost control and rolled over. Crews from R-63 assisted EMS with patient care while L-51 personnel took care of the leaking fluids and debris.  The trail was closed in both directions until the scene was cleared up.  Crews were on scene for approximately 1 hour. P-6 had command. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook

May 01

PFD Looking Back – May 2012

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

May 2012 Looking Back

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


Good Will Fire Company #4
114 Nichols Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Website –

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

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