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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East Union crash reported to have entrapment

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 7:19 AM on Wednesday, March 4, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 9 to the area of 489 Main Boulevard in East Union Township for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  Mahanoy City Rescue 993 and Shenandoah ALS were also dispatched.   Chief 9 arrived on the scene with Engine 09-10 and Squad 09-70 and found a two vehicle crash with one vehicle on its side on an embankment.  Upon further investigation it was determined that all occupants had self extricated from the vehicles and were walking wounded. Rescue 993 was subsequently cancelled from the … Continue reading

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Ringtown rollover yields minor injuries

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 8:15 PM on Friday, February 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 30 (Ringtown Valley) with Shenandoah Engine 742, Ringtown BLS and Shenandoah ALS to Ringtown Boulevard and Reservoir Road in Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Responding units were advised of a single vehicle crash that involved a rollover and had people trapped in the vehicle. While on the way, responders were advised of additional calls reporting all occupants were out of the vehicle.  Rescue Engine 30-15 and Engine 742 arrived on scene to find one vehicle rolled over off the … Continue reading

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7 patients flown from Rush Twp. crash

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – 7 aeromedical helicopters were brought into McAdoo this afternoon to transport patients from this crash in Rush Township. One patient was heavily trapped in the car and 10 people were traveling in the van at the time of impact.

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Sheppton handles two MVAs in two mile stretch

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Sheppton firefighters responded to a rollover with injuries this morning on Route 924. While on scene, a second call was dispatched two miles down the road for a rollover with entrapment. No entrapment was found on either incident and both drivers sustained minor injuries.        

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Helmet cam: Working fire in Ashley, PA

Hanover Rescue and Truck was alerted to respond on the first alarm assignment into Ashley Borough on a reported house fire in the Trailer Park. The Rescue Company was returning from a previous MVA in the first due, and had arrived with the first due rescue engine from Ashley to find a mobile home with smoke showing. The rescue crew split up providing search, fire attack and ventilation. Crews removed a dog from the house, and moved to the fire room in the rear of the trailer. After hose crews knocked the fire down, rescue crews assisted with overhaul and … Continue reading

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2nd alarm fire at same Mahanoy City house within three weeks

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 3:30 AM on Tuesday, January 20, a still alarm was dispatched to 12 South D Street in Mahanoy City for an automatic fire alarm.  While that dispatch was going out, another call was received reporting a working house fire with possible entrapment at that location.  The entire Mahanoy City Fire Department was dispatched. Engine 451 took the front of the building and secured a water supply at D and Centre Streets.  Engine 465 positioned in front of 451 and secured a water supply at D and Pine Streets.  Tower 456 took the B side … Continue reading

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