2-15-17 SHFD R.I.T. was dispatched to assist the Pottsville Fire Department at 6th and Arch streets for a working commercial fire. 63-12 was advised to stage on 6th street and that the vacant building was listed by the city as a no go for interior operations due to building stability. Upon arrival the engine dropped its crew off to stage and was requested to divert to 8th and market and secure the hydrant there and lay in to replace the secondary water source for the scene.
Today 11-2pm at the Schuylkill Hose over LuLaRoe fundraiser with over 2000 pieces for sale
1-22-17 Members of the dive team were invited out to the annual Fire and Ice festival held at Sweet Arrow Lake. The festival includes various different activities and presentations. Members utilized the opportunity to train with the teams newly acquired MARSARS ice rescue shuttle system. This system aids the team in expediting the deployment of rescue personnel on ice and in open water and provides a safer method of victim removal and retrieval.
Here is the video story that Eyewitness News WBRE WYOU filmed last night to go along with the news story about the injured deer. http://www.pahomepage.com/video?videoId=637217566&carousel=1&index=4
01/07/2017 – At 09:15hrs the Dive Team was requested to assist the police department with freeing up a deer that was trapped on the ice. Squad 63-64 and Utility 63-71 both responded from Station 2 and requested the Game Commission for assistance. Crews were on scene for approximately 1hr. This was call #4 in a 6 hour period for Station 2.
01/07/17 – At 03:16hrs stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of 388 Route 61 South for a MVA involving a deer. Rescue Engine 63-13 was the first fire unit on scene and found a single vehicle accident with the car wedged between a pole and the guardrail. Crews were on scene for a short time as the vehicle was off the roadway and no fluids were leaking. This was call #2 in a 6 hour period for Station 2.
1-1-17 Members of the Rescue & Recovery dive team assisted with two community polar bear plunge events. Crews helped Boy Scouts of America with their event at the hawk mountain scout camp and also the Lake wynonah civic association. The team helps with multiple of these plunges annually and are used to raise money for various charities including the make a wish foundation.
The Schuylkill Hose Company joined with other Fire, Police and EMS units in Berks County to honor Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Weaver who was killed in the line of duty yesterday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family, Friends and the Pennsylvania State Police
Video of Engine 63-12 and Tower 63-22 responding to the smoke detector activation on 12/27/16 in Schuylkill Haven.
12/28/16 – At 04:55hrs stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the area of 36 Center Avenue for a Motor Vehicle Accident. When Chief 63-01 arrived on scene he advised of a (2) vehicle MVA with a car vs a tractor trailer. When 63-13 and 63-57 arrived on scene, one crew assisted EMS with patient removal and disconnecting the batteries while another one applied floor dry and started to clean up the large debris field. Crews remained on scene until the tractor trailer was removed.