10-15-17 Several members of the dive team traveled to berks county to join members and instructors from Keystone of Boyertown in the completion of the Pennsylvania fish and boat commissions water rescue and emergency response course. This course includes classroom and practical hands-on training covers planning, medical considerations, rescue equipment, self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques. The course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 operator level guidelines. Photos by C. Semmel
10/1/17 Tower 6322 traveled to Pine Grove to participate in a joint training with both Pine Grove fire companies (H.H.&L. and North End) and Tremont on a vacant structure slated for demolition. Crews participated in several training evolutions including engine, truck, and rescue company operations on a fireground. (Photos by Pine Grove HH&L,D.Wetzel,S.Matukewitz)
09/21/17 – At 03:58hrs the SHFD was dispatched to the area of 13 E Liberty Street for a structure fire. PD and Chief 63 were first on location and confirmed a working structure fire in a 2-1/2 story duplex, with heavy fire on the bravo side and asked for his second alarm assignment as well as RIT from the City of Pottsville. Tower 63-22 and Engine 63-12 were the first apparatus on scene and immediately went to work. The engine placed their 150’ 1-3/4” bumper line in service to the bravo side to knock down the exterior fire as well as to protect the exposure. Next off the engine was a 200’ 1-3/4”cross-lay that then made an interior push through the front door and up to the attic. Meanwhile, the tower was put in service and cut (3) holes in the roof of the fire building and popped open a vent in the exposure building while ground ladders were being thrown on the alpha and delta side. Engine 63-17 laid supply line and supplied Engine 63-12 while Squad 63-69 laid in from an additional hydrant on the opposite side of the fire. Crews from Tower 63-25, Rescue 63-57 and 2nd alarm companies setup more ground ladders on the bravo and delta sides, placed additional lines in service and performed overhaul. Photos by Schuylkill County SmokeEaters, Fire & Film and Drew Price.
The award list has been posted on our website at http://schuylkillhose.com/2017-schuylkill-county-convention/award-recipients/ . The officers and members of the Schuylkill Hose Company #2 would once again like to thank everyone who came out to support our convention and helped to make it a success.
Hope everyone had a great time at the convention! Share your favorite picture from yesterday’s events in the comments below.
Convention prep is in full swing!
We only have a few days left until we start off the 63rd Annual Schuylkill County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Convention Week on Sunday, September 10th. If you would like to have you home or business decorated with rental flags, please call Les Aungst Signs at 570-593-8412 or 570-640-8748. We thank you for your continued support!