Have you decided what your New Years resolution is going to be yet? Does it involve learning how to make yourself a better person, giving back to the community, adding excitement to your life, making new friendships? Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding things someone can choose to do. The Schuylkill Hose is always looking for people willing to help the community whether it be as a firefighter, scuba diver, junior firefighter or just some one who can participate in fundraisers. Stop by the station at the corner of Union and Saint Peter street, message us or call us at 570-385-0393 and find out how you can get involved in 2018!
3/20/18 @ 1250hrs SHFD units responded to a Working Fire on Lake Drive in North Manheim Township Photos and write up by our friends at Fire&Film
3/19/18 Monday nights training was held at a building slated for future demolition with permission granted to the department for use in training exercises. Crews from Towers 6322 & 6325 practiced aerial placement,setup, and operations, while crews from Engines 6312 & 6313 deployed and advanced multiple handlines into the structure. The department plans to take advantage of this opportunity and continue to utilize this building in the following time leading up to demolition.
3/4/18 The Schuylkill Hose company hosted a Wildlife capture and transport class presented by Peggy Hentz of the Red Creek Wildlife Center. Several dive team members participated in taking this course and learned the basics of wildlife capture in the field including legal issues, safety, equipment, recognizing true emergencies, proper capture and handling techniques, public relations and education.
3/3/18 Dive team members assisted with providing safety at the 8th annual Make a wish polar plunge held in Deer Lake. This fundraising event was hosted by the Mad batters Moms of make a wish and is looked forward to every year.
Even when we aren’t on-scene of an emergency we are always looking for ways to provide public safety, today we shared one of our experiences to hopefully raise awareness of CPR and AED importance. Tune in tonight for the full interview
When you stop by our Lenten dinner tonight don’t forget to buy chances to win the weekly lottery board! Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 Winner gets picked between 7:00-7:30 tonight.
2/17/18 With the inclement weather descending upon the Schuylkill Haven area several members of the company started to arrive at the station to staff apparatus in the event of an emergency. While at the station one member alerted the others that he could hear what could possibly be the audible alarm of a smoke detector sounding. Upon further investigation they determined it to be coming from a residence across from the station and that there was an odor of something burning and a visible haze inside the residence with no answer at the door. Assistant chief 6394 requested a full department response for smoke in a structure. Engine 6312 was pulled from station and crews made entry and found a small fire involving a heat lamp that fell on the floor boards. While extinguishing the fire and checking for extension one of our members had a medical emergency and collapsed, crews immediately provided medical care and deployed the AED from the engine. The member was transported and is on the road to recovering. Over the years through both fundraising and grant applications the company has been able to equip all of our apparatus with AEDs to protect the community and our own. This incident reaffirmed the importance of this lifesaving equipment. Photos by A. Farr
At 17:18 hours the SHFD was dispatched for smoke in a structure. While operating at the call one of our members suffered a medical emergency. The member is currently alert and en-route to the hospital. We ask that you please keep the family in your prayers. Thank you for your support.