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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 opportunity.


New Rescue 18 in quarters
Welcome 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

At 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
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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
As 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
May 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.


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