18 Works Main Street
Forest City Blaze
August 27 - A massive blaze tore through the 500 block of Main Street in
Forest City. L18
dispatched as part of
the first alarm assignment for a working fire with reported just
after 3:30 AM . As command struck a second
alarm upon arrival with reports of multiple people trapped and heavy
spreading into the adjacent structures, L18 was assigned the “Charlie
the fire with R41 laying the supply line once the ladder made access.
Rescue 18 responded as part of the second alarm assignement.
With a tight alley and parking area to contend with in the
rear, the crew was still able to get the rig placed to be able to access all
four fire buildings. R18 set up on Main street for lighting, cascade and other
Crews commenced searches and place multiple lines in-service
to hold the fire from spreading into the northern exposure.As additional companies arrived, more resources were
deployed off the ladder to assist with suppression and opening up.
At the height of the fire, the ladder was supplying the ladder
pipe, two master streams and multiple handlines to the rear of the structures.
In total four multistory buildings were involved.
A great effort by everyone involved to bring the fire under control.
The ladder operated for approx 8hrs before returning to service. Thanks to the
crew from United (Montrose) for relocating and covering the area due to the
large number of resources committed to the fire.
Thanks to All
Another picnic is in the recod books! We'd like to thank everyone who
supported this most important fund raising event. Our members
contributed counltess hours in preparing for the picnic. However,
without your support our efforts would have been in vain. Thanks again
for your support and confidence in Cliffrod Township Volunteer Fire
May 24 - At 06:45 hours the first alarm assignment was sent
to SR247 in Dundaff for a possible building fire. The two first responders injured,
transported, treated and releases. Thank you to all our mutual aid departments
that assisted. An excellent job by all. We appreciate your respect, thoughts
and prayers for the families involved.
|Goodbye to Past Chief
May 22 - Another pioneer of the Cliffor Thownship Volunteer Fire
Company was laid to rest. William R. Machell, 75, of Clifford,
died Wednesday at home after a brief illness.Born Sept. 25, 1941, in
Carbondale, son of the late Albert "Pat" and Rachel Bowen Machell, Bill
was a graduate of Mountain View High School and served in the Air Force
from 1959 to 1963.
He had been a talented self-employed carpenter his entire working
career. Bill was a lifelong member of the Clifford Baptist Church, a
longtime member of the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and a board
member of the Willow View Cemetery Association in Clifford.
He was a devoted family man who was always an active part of his
daughter's childhood and life, even though she lived in Virginia since
the age of 8. Bill was a role model to his two grandsons and always
looked forward to his monthly visits with them.
Bill, we will miss you but never forget you!
Two alarm fire in Forest City
May 12 – At 15:30 hours Ladder 18 was dispatched to assist Forest City
as part of the first alarm assignment at 725 Delaware Street for a possible
structure fire. 41 EMS was first arriving reporting heavy fire in two 2 1/2
story residential. A second alarm was requested. L18's crew went to work
opening up and attempting entry as the occupant was unaccounted for. Conditions
in the initial structure deteriorated rapidly and the attempts were suspended.
L18 would be repositioned in front of the address and would place the ladder
pipe in service to assist in suppression. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked
down, the crews would continue to assist in overhaul. Units operated for over 4
hours. Great job by all departments involved.
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