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December, 2017

1ST Responder Newspaper - PA


Firefighters Remove Roof to Extricate Patient in Car Accident

Reading, PA - Shortly before 10:00 P.M. on October 14th, firefighters from the "C" Platoon were dispatched to the intersection of Centre Ave. and Bern St. for a motor vehicle accident. Engine 7 arrived and found a two-car accident with one car rolled over. Crews worked to stabilize the vehicle to prevent movement and calm the confined occupant. Rescue 1 placed hydraulic tools into service to flap and remove the roof for medical care. The occupant was removed in 12 minutes, secured, and transported to Reading Hospital Trauma Center. A second medic unit transported the other victim to Reading as well. Chief Stoudt (C6) was in command.

Firefighters work to overhaul what is left of this trailer in East Union Township.


Fire Destroys Sheppton House Trailer Schuylkill County, PA – At 5:55 A.M. on Saturday, November 11th, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first-alarm assignment to 119 West Pine Street in the Sheppton section of East Union Township for a reported house fire. The first-alarm included Districts 9 (Sheppton-Oneida) and 30 (Ringtown Valley), NurembergWeston, Mahanoy City (West End), Hazle Township and Harwood. A tanker task force was quickly added by Chief 09-02 after receiving reports of a fully involved dwelling. The tanker task force included Shenandoah (Polish American), Mahanoy City (Good American), Hazle Township and Ringtown Valley. Engine 09-10 arrived on scene with Chief 9 who found a fully involved house trailer. Chief 9 established command while the engine crew stretched a two-and-a-half inch attack line to begin fire attack and protect an exposure, which was

JUMP TO FILE #111117106 a garage a few feet from the trailer. Tanker 09-30 arrived on scene and stretched a supply line to the engine. Additional personnel began to arrive on scene and (two) oneand-three-quarter inch handlines were stretched to the residence from Engine 9-10. Crews maintained a defensive operation throughout the incident. Firefighters from Ringtown, West End and Hazle Township arrived on the scene and aided the Sheppton firefighters with pulling walls down and hitting whatever fire remained. Tankers staged on Pine Street and when ready, backed into the scene and fed their water to 09-10. Nuremberg Engine 582 set up a tanker fill site in the Humboldt Industrial Park on Green Mountain Road.

The bulk of the fire had been knocked down by 6:20 A.M. and crews were able to perform extensive overhaul. Out of town crews began to be released around 7:00 A.M. while the last ones were released by 8:00 A.M. PPL Electric was on the scene to disconnect power and the American Red Cross was dispatched to assist a displaced resident. Shenandoah EMS was on the scene to provide rehab to firefighters while Steward’s Store of Sheppton brought hot coffee for the firefighters working in temperatures in the teens. A State Police Fire Marshal was requested to respond to the scene to help investigate the cause of the fire. Sheppton crews remained on scene till just before 9:00 A.M. talking with the homeowner and extinguishing the final hot spots. - JC KRIESHER


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Fire Displaces Occupants on Rose St. in Reading Reading, PA - Early into "C" Platoon's last night-shift on October 22nd, the Berks County Department of Emergency Services transmitted a box alarm for 1745 Rose Street. Deputy Chief Stoudt (C6) and Engine 7 arrived at an occupied three-story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters quickly deployed a hose line and made entry, locating the fire in the rear of the first-floor. Crews conducted a search of the dwelling, finding no people but several caged birds. The fire was placed under control 20 minutes later with no injuries reported. Units would remain on scene for about an hour conducting overhaul of the entire first-floor. The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.


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1st Responder News PA December Edition  

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