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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 29, 2014 – Structure Fire Hamburg Borough (Berks County)

October 29, 2014 -At 10:29 Station 1 was dispatched for Ladder 725 to 685 State Street, Hamburg Borough (Berks County) for a structure fire with possible entrapment. As Rescue 727 and Squad 726 became en-route, units on the fire ground advised that the bulk of the fire was knocked down and requested all units to reduce their rate. Chief 723 responded as the duty Chief.

October 29, 2014 – Vehicle Accident w/Entrapment

October 29, 2014 – At 07:48 Station 1 was dispatched along with Fire District 34 to the intersection of Route 183 and 433 (Long Run Road) for a vehicle accident with entrapment. SCCC advised of a two car accident, with one patient possibly needing a door popped.

Chief 723 arrived on scene and was able to access the patient by using an adjacent door.  Rescue 727 and Squad 726 assisted District 34 units with securing the utilities and fluids. Chief 723 (Reed) had command.

October 22, 2014 – Redirected Landing Zone

October 22, 2014 -At 07:26 Stations 1 & 2  and Chief 735 were dispatched to Broadway Street, (the Island) to setup a landing zone for incoming Medevac 7. PD was the first to arrive on scene and advised Chief 735 (Snyder) that the LZ area was saturated. SCCC then redirected the landing zone to 9A Earl Stoyer Drive, the Grace Evangelical Church parking lot. Crews arrived on scene and established a secure area for “the bird” to land. Due to weather conditions Medevac 7 had to abort the flight. All units were placed available by Chief 735.

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 Jerusalem 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.