November 25, 2008- At 06:45 all 3 Haven stations along with District 41 (Cressona) were dispatched to 1544 Route 61 South, North Manheim Twp. for an automatic fire alarm. Crews arrived on scene, did some investigating and detected a false alarm. Everyone was released within 10 minutes.
November 23,2008- At 12:04 Station 2 was dispatched to the area of 122 South Margaretta Street, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a reported explosion in the area. Chief 722 (Sattizahn) asked to have Station 2 dispatched for their T.I.C. (thermal imaging camera) to investigate inside the Alpha Mills Warehouse. After about 15-20 minutes, they found it was an outside utility problem, and Chief Satty cleared all on scene.
November 22, 2008- At 18:12 Station 4 was dispatched to assist District 41 (Cressona) on a vehicle fire at the intersection of Tioga and Alcoa Streets, Cressona Boro.
Chief 41 (Mansell) arrived on scene to find a fully involved pick-up truck on fire endangering a nearby garage prompting him to ask to have have Liberty Station 4 dispatched for Engine 737 to protect the nearby exposures. The engine arrived on scene to find a smoldering truck, as the boys from 41 attacked the fire with foam and had it extinguished quickly. Crews were out for about a half hour.
November 21, 2008- At 23:07hrs Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched to 1544 Route 61 South (Cressona Mall) for an MVA with injuries. Upon arrival, units found a one vehicle MVA in the mall parking lot. The patient was checked by EMS and transported to the hospital. Fire personal stood by until the towing company arrived to remove the car. Chief 722 had command and all units cleared the scene around 23:45hrs.
November 20, 2008- At 22:12 hours Chief 720 was dispatched to 201 University Drive (Penn State Campus) for an odor investigation. When Chief 720 called in to county, to put himself in route, he requested E-732 on a non-emergency response for their gas meter. When E-732 arrived on scene they checked the building and found no traces of anything on the gas meter. All units were on scene for approximately 10 minutes.
November 19, 2008- At 17:22 Stations 1 & 2 were dispatched along with District 41 ( Cressona) for a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment in the area of the Cressona Mall. As units went responding, they were advised that there was no entrapment, but had fluids and debris on the roadway.
As crews from Schuylkill Haven arrived on scene, Duty Chief 720 (Peel) was advised of a 2nd call in the district to 500 Orchard Ave, Schuylkill Haven Boro, for a medical emergency. Medic 63-01 was tied up at the accident scene, so Rescue 727 and Engine 732 were diverted to Orchard Ave. until another medic truck could arrive. Crews assessed the patient until the other BLS/ALS truck arrived and were placed available.
November 18, 2008- At 16:18 Station 1 was dispatched for Rescue 727 to assist District 34 (Friedensburg and Summit Station) as well as 2 Rescue companies from Berks County on a motor vehicle accident with entrapment near the Schuylkill/Berks County line.
As District 34 command arrived on scene they noticed the heavy entrapment and decided to roll the Rescue out of Schuylkill Haven right away. It took only a matter of minutes, even in poor road conditions for BOTH COUNTIES to work together and get the patients extricated.
Do to the icy road conditions, and after Station 1 was released from the scene, Command 34 asked to have Squad 726, equipped with rescue tools to stand by in Summit Station Firehouse in the event of another crash in the coverage area. Thankfully, no more accidents developed and all Schuylkill Haven units were back in the borough in 2.5 hours. **MLK PHOTOS**
November 17, 2008- Just before 11am, all 3 Schuylkill Haven stations were dispatched to 1544 Route 61 (Cressona Mall-Surgical Center) for an Automatic Fire Alarm. However, before any units could arrive on the scene, they were placed available by Chief 720, stating a false alarm.
November 16, 2008- At 10:09 Stations 2 & 4 were dispatched to the area of 585 Berne Drive, South Manheim Twp, for a vehicle leaking fluids from the result of a minor MVA. Engines 732, and 737 responded as well as Duty Chief 720 (Peel). They all arrived on scene to see a single car accident with the vehicle into a utility pole. Crews from the engines cleaned up the debris and fluids down and stood by until PSP Schuylkill Haven showed, and were placed available in about a half hour.