1ST Responder Newspaper - PA
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The Junction F Co. in Granville Twp. operates this Squad 15-1 2002/08 Chevy/local. Squrt 745 arrived on the scene and found fire right inside the front door
Shenandoah makes quick work Schuylkill County, PA. At 10:21 p.m. on Friday, April 22, Schuylkill County 911 dispatched the first alarm to 217 West Arlington Street in Shenandoah for a reported house on fire. The Shenandoah Fire Department was due with Frackville Ladder 43-20, Mahanoy City Rescue 993 and Lost Creek EMS. Chief 740 was advised two callers were reporting a glow in the residence and the sound of â€œpoppingâ€?. The police department confirmed a working house fire. Squrt 745 found heavy smoke showing from a two and a half story dwelling with an exposure on the B side. The Squrt crew stretched a line to the front door and as they were forcing the door,
JUMP TO FILE #042316103 the front room flashed. The crew quickly knocked down the fire and continued into the house. Engine 742 laid line up Arlington Street and supplied water to the Squrt. Engine 751 secured a water supply and stretched an additional line. Tanker 759 and Ladder 43-20 sent their crews to the front. Firefighters from Mahanoy City West End set up a RIT. An additional line was stretched into the building off Engine 742 while additional members from the Squrt went to the roof and vented. Crews operated on the second floor and performed
overhaul to ensure all the fire was doused while others checked the exposure on the B side. Within fifteen minutes of crews arriving, the bulk of the fire was knocked down. The fire was placed under control by 10:50 p.m. and most of the smoke had already cleared out. A State Police Fire Marshal was requested to help investigate the origin of the fire. Out of town units were released from the scene shortly after 11 p.m. and most of the Shenandoah crews were back in station shortly after midnight. One unit remained on the scene for most of the overnight for fire watch.
Plymouth Fire Company runs this 2001 Ford F 350 water rescue unit towing with two Zodiacs.
- JC KRIESHER
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Marshalls Creek Fire Company operates a 2012 GMC 220/400 brush unit.
Attack 38 is from the Mount Gretna Community Fire Company in Lebanon County. The 2003 Ford F550 has an E-One body with a 400 pump, 290 water and 10 foam. This rig is excellent for getting around the narrow paths, of the mountains of Mount Gretna, that are lined with cabins and homes.
The Monroe Fire Company operates this 2012 Fouts Bros/F-550 Mini Pumper (300/400/10AF).