Schuylkill County firefighters attend final Flashover seminar of season

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Saturday, May 13, Schuylkill County firefighters gathered at the Schuylkill County Fire Training Grounds in West Mahanoy Township to participate in the final session of PA State Fire Academy “On the Road” Flashover Survival and Recognition. The session began at 8 AM when firefighters from Pottsville, Port Carbon, Schuylkill Haven, Sheppton-Oneida, Orwigsburg and Mahanoy City gathered in one of the classrooms on the school grounds to listen to a two hour lecture about fire behavior and flashover.  The class was led by Jim Misstishin and Greg Fabrizio Sr.. After the lecture, the class was split … Continue reading

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Shenandoah firefighters find trash fire in vacant building

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 4:48 PM on Saturday, May 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Shenandoah Fire Department to the area of South Vine and West Cherry Streets in the borough for a trash fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find tires and other debris on fire in the basement of a vacant brick building once used in a mining operation behind Boyer’s Food Market. Brush 750 and Engine 742 responded to the scene.  Crews initially tried to knock down the flames using a line off the brush truck but determined more water would be needed. Engine 742 … Continue reading

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Car burns along Route 924 outside Shenandoah

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11:30 PM on Friday, May 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Shenandoah Heights Fire Company to the area of 818 Shenandoah Highway near the entrance to the Wind Farm for an automobile fire. Engine 881 went responding and was advised of a report of a vehicle fire off the roadway near the entrance to the Wind Farm between Shenandoah and Brandonville on Route 924. EMS Squad 64 arrived on the scene and confirmed a fully involved vehicle fire with no one near the vehicle. Engine 881 arrived on the scene and stretched a bumper line … Continue reading

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Fire damages Palo Alto garage

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 6:15 AM on Tuesday, May 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched fire crews to the area of East Savory and William Streets in Palo Alto for a working building fire.  The first alarm assignment included Palo Alto Fire, Fire District 59 (Port Carbon) and Pottsville Stations 20, 30 & 60. Chief 610 went responding and was advised that a Pottsville officer was on the scene with a working building fire in the area.  The Chief arrived on scene shortly after and confirmed the working fire with smoke showing from a three bay garage. Engine 59-11 arrived … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf strikes second alarm for Sunday night house fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Around 10 PM on Sunday, April 30, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched Sugarloaf Fire & EMS to 104 Center Hill Road in Sugarloaf Township for a reported residential structure fire. Initial reports indicated 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a fire involving the back porch at the address with one person possibly inside.  Valley Regional Medic 26 was added to the box. A lieutenant from Valley Regional arrived on scene to find a smoke condition in the area.  Sugarloaf Chief 177 requested the second alarm be put on standby while responding to the scene. Upon arrival, the chief … Continue reading

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Minersville fire goes 3 alarms, resident claims she started the blaze

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 1:50 PM on Wednesday, April 26, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Minersville Fire Department to the area of 213 Spruce Street in Minersville for a reported house fire.  All four Minersville companies were due as well as as Pottsville Engine 62 (Yorkville) and Minersville EMS. Chief 513 went responding and was advised of multiple calls reporting a house fire with people fighting outside the residence.  The chief arrived on scene shortly after and confirmed a working fire with flames showing from the upper floor of a three and a half story multiple family dwelling. Chief … Continue reading

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Fire & Film reaches Facebook milestone – 20% off all prints!

Fire & Film reached 10,000 likes on Facebook this morning! To honor this milestone, fans will be offered a 20% off coupon for all prints purchased through SmugMug.  Just use the coupon code “milestone” for 20% off at checkout now through May 10, 2017! Click here for help with ordering prints!  

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Car and farm tractor collide in East Union Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:14 PM on Wednesday, April 19, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 9 (Sheppton-Oneida), Mahanoy City Rescue 993 (West End) and Shenandoah ALS to 294 Phineyville Road in East Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Responding units were advised of a car versus farm tractor with one person trapped in the car.  Squad 9-70 and Engine 9-10 arrived on the scene to find a tractor vs Mustang with the tractor pushed into the drivers side of the car and the car pushed into the embankment. Crews found a female driver in the … Continue reading

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West Hazleton home damaged by fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 11PM on Monday, April 17, the West Hazleton Fire Department responded to 110 Winters Avenue in their borough for a working structure fire. Police, on routine patrol, had noticed smoke in the area and requested fire department to respond to the area of Winters Avenue and North Warren Street.  Police then pinpointed the source to 110 Winters Avenue where smoke was pouring from the third floor.  Police reported a fire in the attic with all occupants out of the building. Chief 183 was advised of the update and requested County to repage the box as a … Continue reading

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SUV catches fire in Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11 AM on Thursday, April 13, Pottsville Fire Department Stations 30 (Humane) & 40 (Goodwill) were dispatched to the area of Sands Ford on Route 61 in the City for a reported vehicle fire. Crews were advised police were on scene to the rear of the building next to Sands with a working engine compartment fire.  P-1 arrived on scene and established command.  Engine 41 arrived and stretched a bumper line with the assistance on Engine 32’s crew. The fire was knocked down within minutes and crews were clear shortly after. Click here for additional … Continue reading

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