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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Helmet cam video: Plymouth house fire

Hanover Rescue (Luzerne County, PA) was alerted as part of the first alarm assignment with the Plymouth Fire Department around 1400 hours on January 8 to Vine St in Plymouth Borough as the RIT Company. While staffing, Nanticoke City Rescue 158 was also alerted to respond as another RIT. Rescue 137 arrived and was sent to work sending crews into both sides on the double block home. One dog was removed by the rescue crew, and other pets removed by the Plymouth Engine crews. The Rescue Company operated on the scene assisting with fire attack and overhaul for approximately two … Continue reading

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2014 Review Video contest

Head on over to our Facebook page to vote for the favorite 2014 Review Video! Each video entered had to have Fire & Film footage included.  Here are the entries: Frackville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej-EWKFF7MY Hanover Twp. (Luzerne County): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BivtlgyIXg Hazle Twp.: http://vimeo.com/115840396 Mahanoy City West End: https://www.facebook.com/MC5FD/posts/779208128819923 Nuremberg-Weston: http://vimeo.com/117007977 Pottsville Station 60 (Yorkville): http://youtu.be/nw_–fa5BLo Ringtown Valley: http://youtu.be/LIx5_HsbJYw St. Clair Alert / Columbia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jODR4-zN804&feature=youtu.be Schuylkill Haven Liberty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dixJjTb3Xf8 Shenandoah Heights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nForKV7W6lY

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Driver ejected on the Aristes Road

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA – Around 8:15 AM on Thursday, January 8, Columbia County dispatched Stations 350 (Aristes) and 330 (Wilburton) with Schuylkill Engine 30-15 (Ringtown Valley) and Northumberland MICU 93 to the 1000 Block of Aristes Road in Conyngham Township for a motor vehicle accident with rollover. Tanker 353 went responding with Chief 350 and was advised of a rollover with one patient ejected from the vehicle.  They arrived on scene shortly after and found a vehicle that appeared to roll multiple times with one person lying in the roadway. Chief 350 immediately called for aeromedical to be dispatched to … Continue reading

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2014 Review Video

Below you can watch a short collection of clips and photos that were taken during 2014. Enjoy!  

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Upper Macungie Fire Marshal honored in LODD Funeral

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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

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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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