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the WWHC members
fire was knocked down quick by the first in crews. Rescue 59
arrived and staged in the front of the home as per the command with the
crew going in to open up hotspots and perform ventilation. Squad
59 arrived right after the rescue and set up a mini rehab area for the
crews. Rescue 59 crews spent the next hour ventilating the house
and performing some salvage jobs for the family. All WWHC
returned to service within an hour and half.
Street Car Fire
1st, 2014; 0149 hours: The first call of July happened about 2 hours into
the first of the month when Station 59 along with Ladder 58 and Rescue 25 were
dispatched for a car fire endangering a dwelling on Main Street in Mayfield.
Ladder 58 went en route first and was first arriving right after Chief 59
(Tomcavage). Initial reports from the scene was a working car fire and no
endangerment to the home.
on the Box:
59 and Rescue 25, Ladder
58 and Ambulance
Engine 59 arrived seconds after the ladder with
Rescue 59 on on the trail. Engine crew pulled a 1 3/4 inch attack line
will the rescue crew started to open up the car. Rescue 25 was returned
to service by command. Fire was extinguished with tank water within
minutes. Great Job by all companies involved with the coordination of the
27th, 2014: 1522 hours;
Rescue Company 59 along with Squad 59 were
dispatched to assist Station 25 (Jessup) on the 2nd alarm for a working
commercial structure fire at the Scranton Cooperage building on Mid Valley
25, 31, 262, 332, 29, 211, 60, 59, 24, 26, 36, 2
(Scranton), 5, 28, 63, 93, 553
25, 31, 59, 27, 18, 23, 41, 21, 51
20, 27, 58, 4, 43, 95
22, 26, 59, 275
258, 259, 219, 239, 229, 2-8, 7-9, 369, 298, QR23, Penn Ambulance, Lackawanna
25, 22, 20
Trucks: 25, 26
29, 15, 2, 21, 60, 36, 63
County EMA along with Hazmat Unit
Rescue 59 went en route with 6 people while the Squad went en
route with 5 people a board. Rescue 59 arrived and was tasked with water
supply from a hydrant in the front of the building. The rescue supplied
Engine 262 and Engine 31 with them relying supply to Ladders 4, 27, and 58.
The Rescue pumped at the fire for about 5 hours. Squad 59 assisted
in rehab services with the EMS units on scene. Do to the possible
exposure to hazmat the county decon team was called in and set up mass decon
with Chief 593 (Hallowich) in charge. All units cleared after about 6
May 6th 2014; 0900 hours: Rescue 59 assisted Scott,
Justus, and Whites Crossing on a Mock Accident demonstration at the Lakeland
High School. Units showed the kids what happens when you drink and drive. This
presentation was prepared by LHS Senior Dustin Hendrickson. Dustin is also a
member at Whites Crossing. Good job by all involved in the event and wish all
of the students involved in this years prom season a safe and fun time.
April 11th, 2014; 1556 hours: During the
height of our annual Fish Dinner the Rescue and Squad got dispatched
for a structure fire in Area 36 (Scott Township) on Koehler Hill
Road. Rescue and Squad went en route within minutes of dispatch
with a crew of 9 between the two pieces. While en route the
report was smoke showing with a working kitchen fire. Engine 36
arrived and deployed a hose line to the front door.
Units on Scene:
Engine 36, Engine 28, Engine 24, Engine 63
Rescue 59, Rescue 28
Tanker 28, Tanker 24, Tanker 63, Tanker 36
Pioneer City Structure Fire
April 3, 2014; 0950; Ambulance 59-8 was dispatched to assist Station 51
(Carbondale City) on a working structure fire. The ambulance went
en route right after dispatch. While the ambulance was en route
Command 51 called for Rescue 59 to the scene. The Rescue went en
route shortly after dispatch also. When Ambulance 59-8 arrived on
scene the crew was asked to set up for rehab. Captain 59 (J. Bein)
requested Squad 59 to the scene.
Rescue arrived and crews split with half going to the roof for
ventilation and the other going inside to open up. The Rescue
crew spent most of the time lookingfor hot spots and opening up the
Squad 59 arrived on scene and set up rehab in a shaded area
across from the fire. A Carbondale firefighter was injured
during the incident with non life threatening injuries. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to the Carbondale Fire Department.
Chimney Fire Area 18
2nd, 2014; 0248hours; Rescue 59 was dispatched to assist Station
18 (Clifford, Susquehanna County) on a Chimney fire at State Route 2023
near the Panorama Golf Course. Rescue went en route with 5
including Chief 59-3. Rescue arrived on scene and stopped short
of the drive way with the crew reporting to the command post. The
crew split and was tasked with ventilation of the fire room and
overhaul of the chimney area where the fire started. The Rescue
operated for about 2 hours due to it being a stubborn fire. Fire
was contained to the chimney area.
March 24th, 2014; 0702hours, Squad 59 was
dispatched for a rehab assignment at a 2nd alarm fire in the Whites
Crossing section of Carbondale Township. Cottage EMS on scene
requested our unit to setup our rehab supplies for the
firefighters. Squad arrived on scene and staged our tent and supplies
across the street from the fire. Rehab was in operation for a
couple hours providing water, coffee, and snacks for the early morning
incident. The Squad was returned to service shortly before 11am.
Decon Team Training
March 26th 2014 at 1830 hours; Members from the county decon team got
together for a short training session to go over some of the equipment
used in decon incidents. Wayne Smith from Station 15
(Elmhurst-Roaring Brook) lead the session. Mr. Smith went over
some of the basics of the technical decon line and how it
operates. We also talked about the use of our own EMS units and
the Rehab sector. WWHC had about 15 members at the session along
with members from Station 7 (Moscow Emergency Services) and Station
(Elmhurst-Roaring Brook). Future sessions will be planned by the
||Decon Team Members:
Engine 51 (Carbondale)
Engine 15 (Elmhurst-Roaring Brook)
Engine 2 (Chinchilla)
Engine 2 (City of Scranton)
Engine 24 (Greenfield Twp.)
Rescue 59(WWHC, Mayfield)
Squad 59 (WWHC, Mayfield
Tanker 60(Meredith, Carbondale Twp.)
Ambulance 7 (Moscow)
Ambulance 14 (Covington Twp.)
Multi Vehicle Crash with Entrapment
26th 2014 at 1654 Hours; Ambulance 59-9 was dispatched to assist
Station 21 (Archbald EMS) for a 2 car crash with entrapment and
ejection in the 600 block of the Scranton Carbondale Highway in front
of the old Sugerman’s store.
after the EMS request Rescue Company 59 was also dispatched to assist
on the crash with Ambulance 59-8 shortly after the rescue.
Ambulance 59-9 arrived on scene and took 1 patient to CMC with a medic
from Penn Ambulance. Rescue arrived on scene to help with
extrication along side Rescue 21 crews. With both rescues working
together the extrication was completed in the better part of 30
minutes. Ambulance 59-8 arrived and took two minors to the hospital. When the call was over there were 5 patients transported to area hospitals.
Units on Scene:
Rescue 59 and Rescue 21
Ambulances: 59-9, 59-8, 21-9, 21-8, 25-9, 23-9
ALS Units: Penn 4, Medic 915, Penn 3, and LA 25
20th, 2014; 2136hrs, Station 58 (Jermyn) along with Rescue 59 and Ambulance
59-9 were dispatched for a possible structure fire in the 500 block of Lincoln
Ave in Jermyn. Initial reports from the County 911 Center was a porch on
fire. First arriving units found the fire out on arrival with quick action
from the homeowner. There was some residual fire that was taken care of
by Ladder 58. Rescue 59 was tasked with ventilation of the home with the
positive pressure fan. Ambulance 59-9 was on standby on the scene but no
services were needed from the EMS crew. All units were returned after a
58-3, Ladder 58, Rescue 59, Ambulance 59-9, Fire Police 58, Chief 58
15th, 2014; 2254hrs, Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched as part of the first
alarm assignment to Browndale (Wayne County) for a garage fire at 1312 Main St.
Rescue 59 went en route with the Squad responding shortly after.
Initial reports were a working garage fire.
Rescue 59 called for a
report from the Main St. Command and were told to stage with the crew reporting
to the command post. The crew reported to command and was asked to get
lighting to the rear of the structure. he fire was knocked quickly by
the first crew in and some overhaul was in progress. Squad 59 arrived and
was placed back in service immediately. Rescue was returned to service
within 30 minutes of arriving on scene.
41,43, 524, 614
5, 2014; 1041hrs, Rescue and Squad were dispatched to assist Station 43
(Browndale, Wayne County) for a working dwelling fire at 227 Little Keen Road.
Rescue and Squad went en route within minutes of dispatch. Rescue
arrived on scene and was staged in the yard as RIT(Rapid Intervention Team).
The fire was out prior to our arrival and overhaul was in progress due to
the fire progressing up to the attic area. Chief 593 (Hallowich)
was the RIT crew chief and evaluated the scene. The Squad arrived and was
on standby for rehab but no services were needed by the unit and was returned
to service. Rescue was returned to service within an hour with no
Browndale Dwelling Fire
41, 43, 75, 94
Squad 59 arrived on the scene providing rehab for the
crews along with Forest City EMS. The 59 units cleared around 1:45pm
25th, 2014: At approximately 9:30am Rescue 59 along with the Squad were
requested to Elovar Drive in Browndale (Station 43, Wayne County) for a
working structure fire. First arriving units found heavy fire
throughout the home. Rescue arrived and the crew went to work with some
hand lines to try and extinguish the fire.
The house had collapsed down
on itself making it very hard. The decision was made to scale back the
assignment and bring in heavy equipment to help with the
||Crash leads to Medical Call
January 23rd, 2014
Rescue and EMS were dispatched
to assist the Jermyn Police with a vehicle off the roadway with a male
confused and wandering around the vehicle. JPD requested EMS only
for the crash. Ambulance 59-9 went en route with Rescue 59 crewed
and standing by at the station. Mobile 911 from Cottage was first
arriving to find the patient in the police car.
Ambulance 59-9 arrived shortly
after the Mobile Unit to find that there was very minor damage to the car.
There was no need for Rescue services and they were placed back in service
by Captain 59 (J. Bein). The call turned out to be more of a medical
call due to the male not remembering most of his drive home. The patient
was transported on board Ambulance 59-9 with Mobile 911 to CMC.
|Quick Knock in
January 27th, 2014: Around
18:50 Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched as part of a Greenfield Twp.first
alarm assignment at 298 Sickler Pond Rd. for a reported structure fire.
First arriving 24 units reported
a working fire in the basement. Crews stretched two 1 3/4" handlines from
E-24, however the fire was extinguished with a PW Can by crews who made
The Rescue and Squad staged
until being released by Command 24. Units operated ons cene for about an
to earlier news