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.
Happy Holidays from the officers and members of the Schuylkill Hose Company #2. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year!
12/22/16 – At 00:24hrs the SHFD was dispatched to 16 St. John Street for an apartment building fire. Chief 63-02 was first on scene and confirmed a working fire with smoke showing from side alpha and requested PFD RIT to be dispatched. Next arriving Engine 63-12 placed an 1-3/4″ line in service while Tower 63-22 setup and had a crew of (3) head up to the roof to stand-by in case it needed to be cut. Engine 63-17 laid in to 63-12 from a hydrant on Main Street while Wagon 63-16 stood by at a second hydrant. Ladder 63-25 setup on the charlie side and sent additional personal to the roof. The roof did not have to be cut and the fire was held to the building.
Today members went and cut the third batch of Christmas Trees for our sale. We have a great selection of trees of all different sizes and still have both Douglas and Fraser Fir available.