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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.

October 16, 2014 – Fire Alarm Activation (University Drive)

October 16, 2014 – At 06:38 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 401 University Drive for an activated fire alarm. Fire personnel arrived on scene and found no problems with the alarm. All units were placed available.

October 15, 2014 – Tree Down Berne Drive

October 15, 2014 – At 23:45 the Stations 1 &2 were dispatched to the area of Berne Drive and Schuylkill Mountain roads for a tree down. Chief 720 arrived in the area and confirmed a tree down on wires blocking a single lane of traffic. Crews Engine 737 and E732 removed the tree from the roadway. All units were then placed clear and available.

October 8th-10th, 2014 – Fire Prevention Activities

October 8th-10th, 2014 – To kick off fire prevention month Schuylkill Haven Fire Department members conducted a fire safety programs for the students at the Schuylkill Haven Middle School and Elementary school this past week.

Students were informed about the dangers of fire and what do to do in case of fire related emergencies. Members also demonstrated and showed numerous pieces of equipment.

The students then got a chance to view apparatus and equipment on display by the departments three companies: Rainbow, Schuylkill and Liberty.

October is fire prevention month. The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department reminds everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and practice safe escape routes with your family.

August 23, 2014 – SHFD Wins Numerous Awards at Schuylkill County Convention

August 23, 2014 – The Schuylkill Haven Fire Department traveled to Pottsville for the annual Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention hosted by the Pottsville Fire Department.

  • The Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1 received a Second Place for Ladder 725 and their Light Rescue 726.
  • The Schuylkill Hose received a First Place for their Rescue/Engine 733 and the Dive Unit.
  • The Liberty Fire Company brought home a First Place trophy for Tanker 738 and a Second Place for Squad 739.

The Department Marching unit received a 3rd Place, and Schuylkill Haven Fire Department received the Best Overall Department.

We would Like to congratulate the Pottsville Fire Department one a successful convention! Also congratulations to the Paxtang Fire Company #1, Good Will Fire Company(Cressona) and the Cressona #1 Fire Company on their awards. IMG_0425

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.