Morning fire in Tamaqua brings second alarm

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 8:30 AM on Friday, October 13, the Tamaqua Fire Department and Tamaqua Rescue were dispatched to 501 North Railroad Street in the borough for a possible house fire. Tamaqua EMS was responding to a different incident and quickly reported they could see a working fire in the area.  First responding units were advised they were going to find a working fire. Engine 778 arrived on scene to find fire showing from the rear of two story duplex at 500-502 North Railroad Street.  Engine 778 secured a water supply  at the corner of Railroad and Vine … Continue reading

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Another serious accident on Route 924 in Humboldt

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – Around 11:45 AM on Tuesday, October 10, Hazle Township Fire & Rescue Company was dispatched with APTS Medic 11 to the CAN-DO Expressway (SR 924) near the entrance to Interstate 81 South for an accident with injuries. Chief 141 and Medic 11B were the first units responding and were advised of a passenger car versus truck with one occupant of the car unresponsive.  Units were quickly updated that there were now reports of the unconscious occupant being trapped in the vehicle. Chief 141 arrived on scene and confirmed one person trapped in passenger car in the … Continue reading

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Police rescue two from Mahanoy Twp. house fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Just after midnight, the Mahanoy City Fire Department was dispatched with Shenandoah Engine 742, Ryan Twp. Tanker 26-30 and Hometown Tanker 25-30 to the 900 Block of West Centre Street in Mahanoy Township for a reported house fire with possible entrapment. First responding units were advised that police had arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire on the first floor and also confirmed entrapment.  Shenandoah ALS was added to the response and a medical helicopter was placed on standby. As fire crews were gathering at their stations, Mahanoy City police officers kicked in the door … Continue reading

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Fire rips through Schuylkill Haven home, damages neighboring exposure

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 4 AM on Thursday, September 21, the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 13 East Liberty Street in their borough for a reported house on fire. Initial calls reported the rear of the house on fire and was quickly confirmed by police on scene.  Chief 63 requested RIT to the scene from Pottsville.  The Chief arrived on scene and assumed command. Crews found a two and a half story duplex with heavy fire on the B side with an exposure only feet away.  Tower 63-22 took the address with Engine 63-12 following right behind. … Continue reading

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Jeep destroys pole in Zion Grove

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 5:42 AM, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company and Shenandoah ALS to Green Mountain Road and Red Ridge Road in North Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 581 and Engine 582 were advised of a single vehicle accident involving a utility pole with one person injured.  The injured person was reported to be at a nearby residence. Engine 582 arrived on the scene and found one Jeep in the roadway with severe damage and a utility pole completely sheared.  Engine 583 arrived on scene and initiated patient care until … Continue reading

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2018 Calendar, Beanies and Can Koozies available for pre-order

The 2018 Fire & Film Fire Apparatus Calendar is now available for pre-order. Fire & Film Beanies are also available for pre-order Also, Fire & Film Can Koozies can be purchased! Click here to visit the store and order online!

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Schuylkill Hose hosts 63rd Schuylkill County Firemen’s Convention

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – The 63rd Schuylkill County Firemen’s Convention week-long celebration culminated with a grand parade through Schuylkill Haven Saturday afternoon.  The Convention was hosted by the Schuylkill Hose Company #2 and included events ranging from a memorial mass, training seminar, history night and the parade. The parade brought firefighters from multiple counties to the borough.  Fire apparatus were inspected and judged at the Schuylkill Haven High School before the parade.  Afterward, everyone gathered at the Island Recreation Facility for a party and awards ceremony. Click here for the entire photo gallery

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Dog perishes in Schuylkill Haven area fire; basement fire extinguishes itself

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just as the 63rd Annual Schuylkill County Firemen’s Association Convention prepares to take over Schuylkill Haven on Saturday, the fire department battled a house fire in North Manheim Township Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 14, the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 94 Weavers Road in North Manheim Township for a reported house fire. Chief 63-02 went responding and was advised that the caller was reporting smoke from the garage with a dog still inside the residence. Chief 63-02 arrived on scene shortly after and found nothing showing from the driveway. … Continue reading

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Nuremberg-Weston “Give it Hell” 7k Run/Walk held on Saturday

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – On Saturday morning runners and walkers gathered at the Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company on Hazle Street for the first annual “Give it Hell” 7k Run/Walk.  Below are photos from the run as well as the kids fun run.  Any photos purchased from the event will be printed watermark free and proceeds will go toward the fire company! Click here for the entire photo gallery Click here for the entire photo gallery!

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Driver flown from crash on Frackville/Saint Clair “Grade”

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 10AM on Tuesday, September 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Saint Clair Fire Department and Schuylkill EMS to Route 61 Northbound on the “Grade” between Saint Clair and Frackville for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Original reports were given to responding crews that there was one vehicle into a tree with no one seen around the vehicle and the vehicle was smoking.  A second call gave EMS updated information that the male driver was unresponsive in the vehicle and possibly taking a seizure.  Aeromedical transport was placed on standby. Engine 701 arrived … Continue reading

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