Fire & Film nominated for “Best Photographer”

Voting is open for the Republican-Herald’s Reader Choice 2018.  Fire & Film has been nominated for “Best Photographer”.  Voting is open until March 16 at Noon, one vote per category per day is permitted.  Please click here to support Fire & Film! Thank you in advance!

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Pottsville Police rescue driver from overturned vehicle in City creek

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 12:15 PM on Thursday, February 15, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched units to the area of Centre and Peacock Street in Pottsville for a vehicle accident with entrapment.  Stations 30, 40 and 60 were due with Schuylkill EMS. First responding units were advised of a vehicle down into a creek, upside down with the driver still in the vehicle. Police arrived on scene and immediately went into action.  They found a Saturn upside down in the creek that sits along Peacock Street, the driver was still in the vehicle.  Firefighters on the scene told Fire & … Continue reading

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Lansford fire destroys four row homes

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. – Just before 9 PM on Friday, February 2, Carbon County 9-1-1 dispatched units to 401 East Abbott Street in Lansford for a dwelling fire.  The first alarm included Districts 14 (Summit Hill) and 15 (Lansford) and Schuylkill County District 40 (Coaldale). First responding units were advised of a call reporting smoke showing from a residence.  Chief 1501 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire where smoke was found showing from a row of four homes at the corner of East Abbott and Powell Streets. Ladder 1521 arrived and positioned in front of the address while … Continue reading

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Mahanoy City strikes second alarm for afternoon house fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 4:19 PM on Friday, February 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Mahanoy City Fire Department to 508 West Spruce Street in the borough for a house fire. First responding units were advised the caller was reporting fire in the walls.  Assistant Chief 455 and Ladder 457 arrived on the scene to find smoke showing and confirmed a working fire. Chief 450 arrived on scene and assumed command.  The Chief requested Englewood for their Rapid Intervention Team and a tanker task force for a possible supplement to the municipal water system. Crews made entry into the … Continue reading

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Mount Carmel fire goes 3+ alarms

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – At 11:11 PM on Thursday, February 1, Northumberland County sent out a box to 317 North Hickory Street in Mount Carmel for a dwelling fire. First arriving crews found heavy fire throughout the rear of multiple duplexes in the 300 block of North Hickory.  A second alarm was quickly struck while Engine 1 and Truck 2 took the address and Engine 2 went to the rear.  Engine 3 secured a water supply behind Truck 2. A third alarm was struck shortly after the second and a request for a tanker task force was also placed.  These … Continue reading

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2017 Fire & Film Year in Review Video

Watch my 2017 Year in Review Video here.  It is shot through my lens as I traveled throughout Schuylkill, Carbon, Luzerne and Northumberland Counties capturing emergency scenes.  Let me know what you think in the comments of the YouTube video!

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Driver flown from crash near Ringtown

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Shortly before 10 PM on Saturday, January 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 30 (Ringtown Valley) and Shenandoah (Columbia Hose) with Shenandoah ALS to 330 Farmers Road in Union Township for an accident with unknown injuries. Chief 30 arrived on the scene with Engine 30-10, Rescue Squad 30-15 and Brush 30-45 to find a vehicle versus pole with two poles down, wires scattered throughout the scene and one person still in the vehicle.  The call was upgraded to an accident with entrapment. Chief 30 found the driver in the vehicle semi-responsive and requested aeromedical be … Continue reading

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Hazle Township battles overnight car fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – Around 3:00 AM on Sunday, January 14, Hazle Township Fire/Rescue was dispatched with Medic 11 to Interstate 81 Southbound at the 143 Off-Ramp for a vehicle fire. Medic 11 arrived on scene to find a fully involved vehicle fire.  141 Engine 2 arrived on scene and stretched a bumper line.  141 Tanker also responded to assist.  Crews were clear shortly after 4 AM. Click here for additional photos

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Firefighters make quick work of Brownsville shed fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 7:40 PM on Sunday, January 8, William Penn Fire was dispatched to 1159 West Centre Street in the Brownsville section of West Mahanoy Township for a smoke investigation. Chief 888 was advised of smoke possibly coming from the roof of a shed next to this residence.  The Chief requested his engine be added to the response. Shortly after, Engine 888 arrived on scene and confirmed a working shed fire and the box was filled out.  The first alarm included the remainder of West Mahanoy Township, Shenandoah (SQ745 & E742), Girardville 45-10 and Mahanoy City Rescue … Continue reading

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Cold weather fires continue as home burns in Girardville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 12:30 PM on Saturday, January 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 45 (Girardville) and Girardville EMS to 261 5th Street in the borough for a reported house fire. Engine 45-10 and 45-11 responded and were advised the caller stated they were attempting to thaw pipes in the kitchen and now the wall was on fire. 45-11 arrived on scene followed by 45-10 who found smoke showing.  45-10 requested the working fire be transmitted and assumed 45 Command. Crews stretched a line off 45-11 while 45-10 secured a water supply from Mahanoy Avenue.  Tanker 45-30 … Continue reading

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