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July 19, 2009- Rainbow and Schuylkill Hose go west

July 19, 2009- At 14:47 Station 1 was dispatched for Rescue 727 and manpower to assist District 34 (Friedensburg & Summit Station) on a search in the area of 1 Hunters Lane, Washington Twp. The initial call was for an off road ATV accident but quickly turned in to a search call as a few people lost their way in the woods. Members from station 1 along with Chief 723 (Donatti) went responding within minutes of dispatch and were quickly activated to assist with the search. In the meantime, more companies were being called to the scene to assist, such as Pine Grove HH&L. Once HH&L was activated, they had station 2 from Schuylkill Haven respond out to their station to cover Pine Grove boro until they returned.The Schuylkill Hose were out in Pine Grove for just over 4.5 hours before being released. Chief 723 and Rescue 727 remained on scene up until after 19:00. All in all, it was a very long and hot day, but thankfully everyone went home!!!

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-Glenn Sattizahn, First Assistant-Mike Donatti, Second Assistant-Andy Motko. 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.