Ladder works Carbondale Building fire
On Wednesday March 30, L18 was requested to assist Station
51 for a working building fire on South Main Street. Command requested
L18 access from river street and open up. The ladder arrived, backed into
position and stretched the Lackawanna River to access the building. Crews
would open up the rear of the building and operate the ladder pipe for initial
knock down. Crews from 51 made an aggressive stand on division two and
brought the blaze under control. Units would operate for 3-4 hours before
returning. Great job by all companies involved.
|Ladder, Tanker and 18-9 |
on Chimney fire in Harford
For the third run of the day, crews would be dispatched as
part of a first alarm assignment in Harford’s first due for a chimney
fire. The Ladder would be positioned on the address and place the main
ladder in operation. Crews would be released a short time later.
The day looked more like January than April!
Great night of vehicle rescue training
Monday evening the crew was fortunate enough to head to
Kozlowski’s to get some great vehicle rescue work in. Thanks Koz for the
New Rescue 18 in quarters
Home! The new heavy was on March 29. A huge thanks to all who made this
replacement project possible. The rig is scheduled to go in service
near the end of May.
Car vs Tractor Trailor on Route 81
0303hrs R18, 18-9, HE4 and HA5 were dispatched to the 210.7 for a car vs. truck
pulling a trailer with confirmed injuries in 18’s first due. While enroute
crews encountered treacherous driving conditions. Chief 18-4 arrived to find a
passenger vehicle vs tractor trailer underride. Command requested HE4 shut the
interstate down at the 208 crossover to protect the crews and avoid additional
accidents. R18 went into the scene and handled their duties while 18-9 and HA5 made the treck to Scranton transporting two. Both rigs would encounter
more ice and accidents on their way. On the return trip, 18-9 was added to
the multi-vehicle accident at the 199 mile marker.
|Ladder, Tanker and 18-9 |
Work at Lenox Twp. Box
On Sunday morning February 7, at approx. 0045hrs, L18, T18,
and 18-9 would respond as part of the second alarm assignment for a working
residential fire on the Glenwood Switch Road, Lenox Twp. Upon arrival,
L18 would be requested to the front of the building for master stream
operations due to poor interior conditions. Crews would split with one
setting the truck while the other began exterior overhaul operations. T18
would join in the tanker shuttle and 18-9 stood by for EMS. Crews worked
for approximately four hours before returning.
Car vs. Pole
On Friday afternoon Station 18 was dispatched for a car vs.
pole with possible entrapment. With the report, Lt18a added E24 and 24-9
to the run. Units would arrive and find one vehicle into a pole with the
occupant still in the vehicle with a large dumpster against the driver’s
side. Kozlowski Towing arrived along with the units from 18 and they
quickly slid the dumpster away from the vehicle to allow better access.
One victim was transported and remainings units cleared.
Thoughts and Prayers
Marge Lynch, charter member of our Ladies
Auxiliary recently passed away. Marge and her husband Steve (charter member
of the fire company) were both instrumental in the Ladies Auxiliary and the
fire company. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
||Acting Rescue 18
many of you know, the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company takes a
very proactive approach to outfitting our responders with the most
up-to-date equipment to provide the best possible services to our
community and surrounding areas that is fiscally possible. In May
2014, a rescue committee was formed to begin design of a replacement
heavy rescue vehicle. As
the design continued to evolve at the committee level, the sale of our
then heavy rescue truck was completed to Justus Vol. Fire Company in
January. To continue to provide all the services to the community
in the interim, a reserve rescue was purchased from Wissahickon Fire
Department near Ambler, Pa.
This unit was placed into service on February 14th and is serving the
community well as we await the new rescue.
|Structure Fire In Lenox
12 - At approximately 1435 hrs, the structure box was dispatched for a
working garage fire on Ledger Road, Lenox Township in 18's first due.
18-12 arrived quickly reporting a 3 vehicle, single story plus detached
garage well involved with partial collapse. L18 would arrive and crews
would place (2) 1 3/4" lines and the 2 1/2" in-service. The assignment
was held to the first alarm companies and 2nd alarm tankers along with
41-9 for rehab. Crews would open up and complete overhaul. Units worked
approx. 2 1/2 hours on the job. Thanks to all for a job well done.
here for earlier news