2nd alarm for overnight Ashland fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before midnight on Friday, July 31, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 38 (Ashland) and District 45 (Girardville) to the area of 3rd Street and Middle Street for a reported building on fire. Chief 38 was advised upon responding that Ashland police were on scene with smoke showing from the building next to the Ashland Grille.  Chief 38 arrived on the scene and quickly confirmed a working job with fire showing; a second alarm was requested in to the scene. The second alarm included units from Altamont, Englewood, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City, Gordon and Mount Carmel. … Continue reading

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Two injured in three vehicle crash

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LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 21, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched West Hazleton Fire & EMS with APTS Medic 11 to the unit block of East Broad Street for a motor vehicle crash with fluids down and unknown injuries. 183 Engine 2 and Medic 11c responded to the scene and found one vehicle had crashed in to two parked vehicles which were now pushed onto the sidewalk.  Firefighters began to check the vehicles for hazards while EMS found a patient with knee pain.  A second patient was found to need EMS and a second BLS … Continue reading

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Shenandoah makes quick hit on fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 4:01 PM on Monday, July 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Shenandoah Fire Department, Shenandoah ALS and Mahanoy City Rescue 993 (West End) to 130 East Coal Street in Shenandoah for smoke in a house. Units responding were advised that the call was being upgraded to a house fire as a report of a grease fire in the kitchen was received.  Medic 6403 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire with smoke showing from the single family dwelling. Engine 742 and Squrt 745 arrived on the scene nose to nose and stretched a … Continue reading

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Female dies in fire outside St. Clair

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 6:30 AM, the Saint Clair Fire Department was dispatched to 321 Chestnut Street in the Arnots Addition section of New Castle Township for a reported house on fire with entrapment. Chief 700B went responding and was advised 9-1-1 got a call from a female stating her house was on fire and “she was burning up.”  Chief 700B reported he had smoke showing from a distance.  Pottsville City Stations 40 and 70 were added to the response. Chief 700B arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with entrapment.  The Chief had heavy fire showing upon … Continue reading

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Fire destroys New Coxeville garage

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CARBON COUNTY, PA – Just after 2:30 AM on Wednesday, July 8, Carbon County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment to 1114 Berwick Street (State Route 93) in the Village of Coxeville, Banks Township for a garage on fire. First arriving units found a one and a half story detached garage with heavy fire showing from the upper floor.  Tresckow and Beaver Meadows both positioned their engines near the front of the building while McAdoo Lader 49-22 took the front of the building. Crews experienced water supply issues due to two dead hydrants in the immediate area forcing command to … Continue reading

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Carbon house fire brings extra tankers

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CARBON COUNTY, PA – Around 7:30 AM on Thursday, July 2, Carbon County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm to 917 Railroad Drive in Packer Township for a dwelling fire. First arriving units found a working fire that was rapidly progressing.  A second alarm plus a tanker task force was requested in to the scene. Weatherly Engine 20-13 positioned in the driveway on the “D” side of the home and multiple lines were stretched.  McAdoo Engine 49-15 laid LDH down the driveway and set up portable ponds to supply 20-13.  Freeland Ladder 136 positioned behind 20-13 and set up for master … Continue reading

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Fire & Film Shirts available for purchase!

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Fire & Film shirts are available for pre-order.  Please visit the “Store” link above to purchase shirts online.  They are $12 each and shipping is available.  The shirts are printed on Gildan 50/50 shirts.  Black shirts will have color patch on front, white writing on the back.  Grey shirts will have black outline of patch on front and black writing on the back.  Shirts should be available by early June.    

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Former Pottsville PD chief laid to rest

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – A procession of police cruisers, fire engines and ambulances led the vehicle carrying Joseph Murton V to his final resting place at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Pottsville.  Pottsville Fire Department Ladders 21 & 51 set up an arch in front of City Hall, where Murton served the City as a police officer for 42 years. Murton retired from the Pottsville Police in 2013 as Chief, a position he held for 11 years.  Murton was also a life member of the Humane Fire Company and a member of the Pottsville Lions Ambulance. In addition to being involved … Continue reading

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3+ alarms for Coal Twp. rowhome fire

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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 11:00 AM on Monday, March 23, Northumberland County 9-1-1 transmitted the 110 Box to the 1200 Block of West Walnut Street in Coal Township for a reported dwelling fire. First arriving units found a working rowhome fire with fire in the attic.  A second alarm was immediately transmitted.  Incoming units were advised to leave room in front for the truck. Shamokin Truck 32 took the address while East End Engine 121 positioned behind the truck.  Forest Hills Engine 161 and Coal Twp. Rescue 193 positioned in front of the truck. Multiple water supplies were … Continue reading

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Carbon barn fire goes to second alarm

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CARBON COUNTY, PA – Around 5:45 PM on Thursday, March 5, Carbon County 9-1-1 dispatched District 4 (Franklin Twp.) and Lehighton ALS to the area of 4595 Interchange Road (SR 209) for a working structure fire. Chief 401 responded and was advised of multiple calls reporting a working barn fire off Route 209.  Police arrived on scene and confirmed a fully involved barn fire with limited access.  Chief 401 arrived on scene and established command.  He requested a second alarm and additional tankers. Rescue Engine 451 arrived on the scene and was directed to drop 5″ supply line down the … Continue reading

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