Practice Round at PGA Championship

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday, July 27, I traveled to the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey to attend a practice round for the PGA Championship (the fourth and final major of the PGA 2016 season). I’m not sure exactly how I came up with the idea but two weeks prior I looked at the remaining schedule of events and saw the Championship was close and that cameras were allowed during the practice rounds so I purchased my ticket and off I went. Heading out at 4:45 AM I had hoped to park near the course in someone’s yard … Continue reading

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Driver ejected from pick-up in North Union

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 0001 hours on Sunday, July 17, Nuremberg-Weston Fire was dispatched to Buck Mountain Road at Truhan Lane for a vehicle crash with ejection. Engine 582 and 583 responded and were advised of a vehicle rollover with at least one person ejected and aeromedical on standby. Both engines arrived to find a large debris field approaching the scene from a pick-up truck that appeared to rollover multiple times before coming to rest off the roadway in a wooded area.  Crews quickly found one patient that had been ejected around 50 feet from the vehicle.  Engine 582 … Continue reading

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Hazleton douses basement fire

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LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – After 5PM on Thursday, July 14, the Hazleton City Fire Department and APTS Medic 11 were dispatched to 640 Monges Street in the City for a reported structure fire. First responding units were advised of a caller reporting a basement fire and everyone was evacuating the structure.  The Duty Chief arrived on the scene to find a two and a half single family dwelling with nothing showing from the exterior.  Upon further investigation, a fire was discovered in the basement and a working fire was declared. Engine 2 and Ladder 1 arrived on the scene and … Continue reading

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Fire & Film shirts available!

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Brand new Fire & Film t-shirts are now available for pre-order! T-shirts are available in grey or black and will be printed on 50/50 shirts.  The F&F patch will be on the front left chest and the design pictured will be on the back.  Pre-orders are due by July 22, 2016 and can be made by clicking here.

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Sheppton & Ringtown firefighters participate in pump training

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Tuesday evening, Sheppton-Oneida and Ringtown Valley firefighters gathered at a dam in Union Township to practice drafting operations.  Members worked on double drafting with Engine 09-10 while supplying multiple master streams. Click here to see the entire photo gallery

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Shenandoah fire destroys home, damages several others

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 11:19PM, on Thursday, July 7, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment to 134 South Market Street for a garage fire.  Marshal 751 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire, he was advised by Communications that police were reporting possible entrapment and recommending a second alarm be struck.  The second alarm was struck as heavy fire was scene from the front of a residence with exposures on all sides. Squrt 745 and Engine 742 arrived from opposite ends of Market Street and both secured a water supply on the way.  The squrt … Continue reading

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Schuylkill Haven FD lands two helicopters

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 2PM on Tuesday, July 5, Schuylkill Haven Fire Department Stations 1 (Rainbow) and 2 (Schuylkill Hose) were dispatched to the White Church along Route 61 in North Manheim Township for a landing zone.  Crews set up a secure area for Lehigh Valley Health Network MedEvac 7 to land to transport a medical emergency.  While on scene, crews were advised MedEvac 1 would also be coming to the landing zone to transport a traumatic injury for neighboring Penn State Schuylkill.

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4+ alarms called to Shenandoah as fire destroys two blocks of homes

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 10:40 AM, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment to the area of 400 East Centre Street in Shenandoah for a working structure fire.  The first alarm brought the Shenandoah Fire Department, Frackville Ladder 43-20 and Mahanoy City West End. First responding units were advised that Communications was receiving multiple calls on a building fire.  Marshal 742 arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and reported a working fire with fire showing.  The building involved in fire was previously damaged by fire two years ago on a night that Shenandoah fought four fires in one … Continue reading

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McAdoo stirkes second alarm for house fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just after noon on Friday, May 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 49 (McAdoo) to 9 3rd Street in the Kelayres section of Kline Township for a house on fire. Quint 49-22, who was out on a public service detail, went responding immediately after dispatch and was advised of a frantic caller reporting her house on fire and everyone was to be out of the building. The Quint was on scene shortly after and confirmed a working fire with heavy smoke showing from a two and a half end-of-row dwelling.  Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue … Continue reading

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3+ alarms for Ashland fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just after 7AM on Friday, May 20, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 38 (Ashland) and 45 (Girardville) to 421 West Center Street in Ashland for a reported house fire. A second alarm was quickly struck as Chief 38-02 arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke showing from a two and a half story residence with exposures attached on both sides.  The second alarm brought units from Altamont, Englewood, Gordon and Mount Carmel. Ladder 38-25 took the address and set up for roof operations while Engine 38-15 secured a water supply at 5th and Chestnut … Continue reading

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