Upper Macungie Fire Marshal honored in LODD Funeral


LEHIGH COUNTY, PA – On Tuesday, November 25, the life of Samir P. Ashmar, 51, was celebrated at the Bethany Church in Wescosville.  Sam passed away in the evening of Thursday, Novermber 20, after responding the a medical assist call earlier in the day. Many family, friends and firefighters gathered at the church early on Tuesday.  Respects were paid to the deceased and family prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM.  An honor guard escorted Sam into the Church where family and friends told stories and memories to those gathered.  Stories of friendship, dedication and fun were shared by … Continue reading

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Second alarm for Frackville business


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 6:44 AM on Friday, November 21, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 transmitted for the first alarm for a possible building fire in the area of North Lehigh Avenue and Spring Street in Frackville.  District 43 (Frackville), Altamont, Englewood and Tower 456 out of Mahanoy Ciy were dispatched. Chief 43-03 quickly arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire at Amberdeen’s Bar on Lehigh Avenue.  Heavy smoke was pushing from the building.  A rapid intervention team from Mahanoy City was requested. Ladder 43-20 took the D side of the row.  Altamont Engine 367 took the A/D corner … Continue reading

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Multiple alarms for house fire in rural setting


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 10:35 PM on Sunday, November 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm assignment to 357 Aristes Road in Union Township for a reported house on fire.  The initial alarm included Fire Districts 30 (Ringtown Valley), 9 (Sheppton-Oneida), Nuremberg Fire, Shenandoah Fire (Columbia), Mahanoy City Fire (West End), Aristes Fire along with Shenandoah and Ringtown EMS. First responding units were advised the caller stated his basement was on fire.  Medic 6401 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire with smoke showing from all floors of the two and a half story single family … Continue reading

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Kitchen fire ignites row in Shenandoah


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 7:03 AM on Sunday, Novemberg 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 received a radio message from Shenandoah Marshal 742 reporting a kitchen fire at 210 West Lloyd Street in Shenandoah.  The Shenandoah Fire Department was dispatched with Mahanoy City West End Rescue 993 and Shenandoah EMS. Marshal 745 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire in the middle of a row and assumed command of the incident.  Engine 742 was directed to come up Lloyd Street and pull short of the address.  Squrt 745 was directed to travel the wrong way on Lloyd and take … Continue reading

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Pre-arrival video from Ryan Township


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 10:00 PM on Sunday, October 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 26 (Ryan Twp.), 6 (Delano Twp.) and 25 (Rush Township) with Mahanoy City Citizens Engine 454 and Tower 456 to Chee Street in Ryan Township for a house fire. Chief 25-02 arrived on scene to confirm a working fire in a detached shed that spread to the nearby house.  Engine 26-10 arrived to find fire venting from the roof of the house.  The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. Click here for more pictures and video

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2014 PA State Fireman’s Convention


CRAWFORD COUNTY, PA – On Saturday, September 27, the Crawford County Firemen’s Association hosted the 135th PA State Fireman’s Convention in Meadville.  The parade traveled through Meadville and then a celebration and awards were held at the end of Main Street. Click here for the complete photo gallery!

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One flown from Sheppton crash


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just after 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 23, Sheppton-Oneida Fire Company was dispatched with Nuremberg EMS and APTS Medic 11 to the area of Center Street and Chapel Road in East Union Township for a motor vehicle crash with injury. Engine 09-10 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle crash just North of Sheppton on Route 924.  The car appeared to have struck a drainage ditch before crashing into a telephone pole.  The Engine crew began to assess the self-extricated driver while other personnel directed traffic and controlled hazards on the vehicle. Medic 11B arrived … Continue reading

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Hi-rise evacuated after Pottsville Fire


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Friday, September 19 around 6:00 PM, Pottsville Bureau of Fire was dispatched to the 100 Block of Mahantongo Street in the City for an unknown type fire. The assignment was quickly upgraded to a working structure fire after crews find smoke coming from The Pottsville Republican Newspaper building.  Engines 32 and 41 took the front of the building allong with Ladder 21. Engine 72 and 62 took the rear of the building and the C side of the row while Ladder 51 also took the rear. Smoke had begun to enter the Necho Allen Apartments … Continue reading

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No entrapment in Frackville house fire


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 18, Fire District 43 (Frackville) was dispatched with Altamont Fire Company, Englewood Fire Company and Mahanoy City Tower 456 to the 100 Block of North Bell Street for a reported house on fire. Police quickly arrived on scene and confirmed the address to be 138 North Cherry Street.  Police also confirmed a working fire and possible entrapment.  Shenandoah ALS was added to the incident. Ladder 43-20 and Chief 43 arrived on scene to find fire venting from the second floor of a single family dwelling.  A rapid intervention team … Continue reading

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Driver flown from Interstate 81 crash


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 7:22 PM on Tuesday, July 15, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Friendship Fire Company of Englewood, the Altamont Fire Company and Minersville Fire-Rescue to Interstate 81 North at the 121.2 milemarker for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Englewood Engine 369 went responding and was advised of a single vehicle accident involving a rollover into the woods.  Frackville Ambulance 4302 arrived on scene first and found a small passenger vehicle rolled over and down the embankment.  EMS reported all occupants were out of the vehicle and it appeared the driver had been ejected.  ALS was … Continue reading

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