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Welcome To The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department

Schuylkill Haven is located in the southern tier of Schuylkill County. As a department Schuylkill Haven Fire covers an area of roughly twenty-five square miles and a population of around 6,200 residents. The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department is composed of three companies; Rainbow Hose Station 1, Schuylkill Hose Station 2, Liberty Fire Station 4.

SHFD currently has three borough chiefs, each representing their respective companies; Borough Chief-Mike Donatti, First Assistant-Andy Motko, Second Assistant-Jim Reed. At this time as a department we run 4 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Light Rescue, 1 Utility Squad, 1 Tanker, 2 Squads, and 3 Inflatable Water Rescue Boats and 1 Aluminum Flat-bottom boat with side scan sonar.

August 10, 2014 – Rescue 727 To Cressona For MVA

bluevehicleaccidentAugust 10, 2014 – At 17:59 Station 1 was dispatched along with Fire District 41 (Cressona) to the area of 334 Chestnut Street, Cressona for a vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 41 arrived on scene and confirmed a single car vs. a tree with fluids down and no injuries. Due to no injuries, Chief 41 held the call to Engine 41-17 and Rescue 727 recalled. Schuylkill Haven Fire Police assisted with traffic control.

August 9, 2014 – Possible Barn Fire (Landingville)

August 9, 2014 – At 21:33 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Fire Districts 47, 56, and 42 to the area of 40 Park Street, Landingville Borough for a reported barn fire. Landingville’s 47-10 was the first unit to arrive on scene and found a controlled burn. All units recalled as per Chief 47.

August 6, 2014 – AFA Jerusalem Lutheran Church (Dock Street)

afa2August 6, 2014 – At 21:09 the SHFD was dispatched to 252 Dock Street (the┬áJerusalem Lutheran Church) for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived on scene and found that the alarm had reset it self. Fire personnel did a walk through of the building a found nothing. Chief 723 (Reed) had command.

August 5, 2014 – Second Call To District Transformer Fire

August 5, 2014 – As Stations 1 & 2 were on the scene of the previous landing zone, Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 474 Route 61 South, North Manheim Township for a transformer fire. Crews from Engine 737 and Engine 732 searched the area and found nothing. Chief 720 and 722 had command.

August 5, 2014 – Landing Zone SHHS (Redirected Earl Stoyer Drive)

August 5, 2014 – At 18:20 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to the Schuylkill Haven High School, 625 East Main Street to setup a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. The landing zone was then redirected to Earl Stoyer Drive due to the high school parking lot being occupied. Chief 723 (Reed) was in command and all units were cleared shortly after take-off.

August 5th, 2014 – AFA Tumbling Run

afa2August 5th, 2014 – At 13:16 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 16 Tumbling Run Road (The Schuylkill Haven Water Treatment Plant) for an automatic fire alarm. Just as units began to respond SCCC advised of a cancel request from the alarm company.

July 28, 2014 – AFA 302 Randal Street (St. Ambrose School)

afa2July 28, 2014 – At 03:59 the SHFD was dispatched to 302 Randal Street, North Manheim Township for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived on scene and found a faulty detector. Units were on scene for approximately 20 minutes. Chief 723 (Motko) had command.

July 26, 2014 – Working Vehicle Fire (Cressona)

July 26, 2014 – At 22:30 Station 4 was requested for Engine 737 by Chief 41 (Cressona) to the area of the Gordon Nagle Trail and Mengle Street, North Manheim Township for a working vehicle fire impending on a structure. The bulk of the fire was knocked down by crews from 41-17, just before Engine 737 arrived on scene. Station 4 assisted with checking the building exposure for extension. Engine 737 and Tanker 738 were on scene for approximately 25 minutes until being released by Chief 41.

July 23, 2014 – House Fire In The Borough (St. Peter St.)

10346465_772999329390276_6644958970945943164_nJuly 23, 2014 – As heavy storms and severe lightening moved through the area, at approximately 16:39hrs the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 213 Saint Peter Street for a house fire. Chief 723 (Reed) arrived on scene and advised of a working attic fire. E-732 was the first to arrive on scene and initiated an interior attack on division III. E-737 tagged a hydrant at the bottom of the Market Street hill and dropped 600 ft. of LDH to the scene. Ladder 725 placed the aerial in service on the D side of the structure and conducted roof ventilation. Due to an aggressive attack, the bulk of the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours and performed overhaul and salvage operations.