September 28, 2008- At 07:20 Liberty Station 4 was dispatched to assist Districts 47 (Landingville) and 56 (Orwigsburg) on an Automatic Fire Alarm at 1517 Schuylkill Mountain Road, South Manheim Twp. First on scene chief arrived and was told that it was a false activation and that there was no need for fire, and he cancelled all units prior to arrival.
September 26, 2008- Just before 11am Rainbow Hose, Station 1 was dispatched to assist District 34 (Summit Station and Friedensburg) on a motor vehicle accident with entrapment in the area of 560 Route 183 South, Wayne Township. As units were going responding, County Comm Center advised of numerous calls on the accident also stated that they were confirming a "class 5", as well as one patient still entrapped. Crews from Station 1 helped at the scene popping doors and general clean up and were back in the borough in 1.5 hrs. **pictures from the scene withheld**
September 23, 2008- Just before 3pm Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to assist Districts 47, 56, and 42 at 1001 Orwigsburg Manor Road, Orwigsburg for an Automatic Fire Alarm. However, before any Schuylkill Haven units could arrive on scene they were placed available by incident command, stating a false activation.
September 23, 2008- At 11:42 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 1816 Long Run Road, North Manheim Twp. for a Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries. Upon arrival of Engine 737 and Rescue 727 it was found to be a single car accident, with a car into a telephone pole shearing the pole near the base. Crews assisted with patient care until Medic 63-01 arrived on scene then cleaned the remaining debris off of the roadway. Time out was 1 hour
September 23, 2008- At 03:22 Liberty Station # 4 was dispatched to assist District 34 (Friedensburg, Summit Station) at 97 Red Hill Road, Wayne Twp for a working structure fire. Tanker 738 was dispatched for tanker shuttle operations and 737 for manpower. Upon arrival the cabin was fully involved so no attack was made toward the fire other than the usual "surround and drowned". Station 4 was busy, out of the boro til 08:00.
September 20, 2008- At 11:45, just as most mutual aid companies were trying to put their apparatus back together, Incident Command Chief 42-01 asked to have most of the first alarm dispatched once again to the same address for a rekindle. This brought in S.H.F.D. Districts: 39, 42, 47, 55, 34, and 56. Most companies supplied water to the scene for several hours as well as doing overhaul. Time back in for S.H.F.D.- 17:00 Total Time Out for the Department- 14 hours
September 20, 2008- Just before 2AM the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched on a first alarm assingment to assist District 39 (Auburn) on a Commercial Structure Fire at 2033 Market Street West Brunswick Twp. (Precisionaire Industries). First on scene chief advised County Communications Center of a Working Commercial Structure Fire and had asked to have a Tanker Task Force as well as a Ladder/Tower Task Force activated do to the overall size of the building and size of the fire.
Ladder 725, Squad 726, Engine 732, Engine 737, and Tanker 738 all went responding within seconds of the initial dispatch and were put into use almost immediately after arriving on the scene. Ladder 725 was put into operation and used a master stream on the main fire building at the request of incident command. Engine 732 was used as the primary feed engine, feeding first in engines as well as 725 using "dump tanks" (aka portable dams) attacking the fire as the crew from the engine went in the northern side of the building to make an attack. Tanker 738 was used for tanker shuttles, filling up at various different spots throughout the course of the fire. Engine 737 was used as well as many other engines to lay 5 inch hose (all of it) to hook up to the hydrant system in Auburn.
List of the known units on scene: Auburn, Deer Lake, Friedensburg, Summit Station, Orwigsburg, New Ringgold, Pine Grove HH&L, Landingville, Minersville (Engine 521), Pottsville (Engine 11, Rescue 63, Ladder 51), Llewellyn, Mount Carbon, West Penn Twp, Walker Twp, Pine Grove North End, Tamaqua R.I.T. Berks County companies: 50, 33, 40, 29, 30, 37, 38, 41, and 27.
Through the course of the fire there were also several move up assignments coming from other Berks County companies as well as Lebanon County.
More details and pics to follow
September 14, 2008- At 01:51 Station 4 was dispatched to 15 Manor Road, Wayne Township for a Tanker Task Force on a working structure fire, assisting District 34 (Friedensburg and Summit Station). Tanker arrived on scene and assisted with the tanker shuttles and the crew assited with overhaul. Station 4 was busy for roughly 1.5 hours.