4+ alarms called to Shenandoah as fire destroys two blocks of homes

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 10:40 AM, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment to the area of 400 East Centre Street in Shenandoah for a working structure fire.  The first alarm brought the Shenandoah Fire Department, Frackville Ladder 43-20 and Mahanoy City West End. First responding units were advised that Communications was receiving multiple calls on a building fire.  Marshal 742 arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and reported a working fire with fire showing.  The building involved in fire was previously damaged by fire two years ago on a night that Shenandoah fought four fires in one … Continue reading

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McAdoo stirkes second alarm for house fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just after noon on Friday, May 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 49 (McAdoo) to 9 3rd Street in the Kelayres section of Kline Township for a house on fire. Quint 49-22, who was out on a public service detail, went responding immediately after dispatch and was advised of a frantic caller reporting her house on fire and everyone was to be out of the building. The Quint was on scene shortly after and confirmed a working fire with heavy smoke showing from a two and a half end-of-row dwelling.  Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue … Continue reading

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3+ alarms for Ashland fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just after 7AM on Friday, May 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 38 (Ashland) and 45 (Girardville) to 421 West Center Street in Ashland for a reported house fire. A second alarm was quickly struck as Chief 38-02 arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke showing from a two and a half story residence with exposures attached on both sides.  The second alarm brought units from Altamont, Englewood, Gordon and Mount Carmel. Ladder 38-25 took the address and set up for roof operations while Engine 38-15 secured a water supply at 5th and Chestnut … Continue reading

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Massive brush fire strikes lower Luzerne County

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LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – A large brush fire struck lower Luzerne County on Thursday, May 12.  In the early afternoon, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched Hazle Township Fire & Rescue to the area off Rails-to-Trails for a reported brush fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a large brush fire in a secluded area of brush and woodlands.  Extra units were called in to the scene as the fire continued to rapidly grow. Units from Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties were called into the scene. Click here for additional photos

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New Fire & Film stickers available!

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Two new versions of Fire & Film stickers are now available! There is a version of the Fire & Film patch and the second version contains the Fire & Film “Double F” emblem with “Fire & Film” underneath it.  These stickers would make a great addition to a helmet or a vehicle window! Click on our “Store” tab or Click Here to order.  Stickers will be shipped directly to you!

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Flames destroy garage, spread to Brandonville home

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 5:15 AM on Sunday, May 8, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 sent the first alarm to the area of 57 Main Boulevard in the Brandonville section of East Union Township for a reported garage on fire. Chief 09-02 went responding and was advised of two calls reporting a garage fire, one caller reported hearing a bang then saw fire from the garage.  While responding, an additional call was received reporting a fully involved garage. The Chief arrived on scene and confirmed a well involved single story detached garage with heavy fire also showing from the exposure on … Continue reading

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Mahanoy Area mock DUI accident

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Two cars collide, multiple teenagers are trapped in the vehicles, one teenager is thrown from the back seat through the windshield – she is dead on the hood.  A distraught mother rushes into the scene as first responders arrive.  The police arrest the driver of one vehicle, he was driving while impaired and more than likely created this disaster.  The poor decision of one person just affected dozens, if not hundreds of lives. This was the message given to Mahanoy Area High School students on the afternoon of Thursday, May 5 – the day before their … Continue reading

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Minor injury in West Mahanoy crash

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11:15 PM on Thursday, May 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Altamont Fire Company and the Friendship Fire Company of Englewood to the area of 102 Morea Road in West Mahanoy Township for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Engine 367 arrived on the scene to find one vehicle versus a tree with one occupant self-extricated.  The engine crew checked on injuries and secured hazards while shutting down the roadway.  Engine 369 was directed to the area of the Altamont Station to shut down the roadway. The West Mahanoy Township Police investigated the crash … Continue reading

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New apparatus feature on Fire & Film!

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Tuesday, May 3, Fire & Film introduced a new feature to the website.  The feature entitled “Apparatus” gives you one place to find photos of apparatus in action.  Schuylkill County Apparatus lists all fire districts and then breaks each district into stations. Lower Luzerne County Apparatus were also updated.  Continue to check back in on a regular basis and these pages will be updated after every incident that is photographed. I have also added some additional links to the menu including Ordering Prints and Framed Prints for those of you that have questions about getting … Continue reading

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3+ alarms in Mount Carmel

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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – At 8:20AM, Northumberland County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm to 232 South Beech Street in Mount Carmel for a working house fire.  As the first alarm tones were being dropped, local police got on radio to report a fire on Beech Street.  The police were advised the fire department was dispatched and about ten calls were received reporting the fire.  Police advised there was a working fire in the rear with three houses already involved. Captain 1 got on the scene and confirmed the working fire and a second alarm was dispatched to the scene.  Mount … Continue reading

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