Latest Incident:  07-09-14   •   Motor Vehicle Accident   •   Mt Cobb Road

 
Burger King Structure Box
Monday, March 17, 2014

Crews were dispatched for an activated Fire Alarm at the Burger King on Mt Cobb Rd. Additional calls reported a smoke condition in the building, activating the structure box. Engine 29 arrived on scene with Chief 29-B (Milewski) assuming the command. Crews investigated to find a malfunctioning heating unit. The building was ventilated and all units were placed back into service.
Vehicle Rollover Injures One
Saturday, March 15, 2014
A late night MVA assignment summoned Rescue 29 to the area of 931 Cortez Road for a reported vehicle rollover. Upon arriving, vehicle was found on its side, leaking fluids but the driver had fled the scene. Crews began hazard control and search of the scene. Victim was later found nearby by police and was transported to a local hospital by Pennsylvania Ambulance.
   
One Hurt in Morning Wreck
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The driver of a vehicle was hurt after a morning 2-car accident at the Intersection of Mt Cobb Road & Cortez Road. A vehicle pulling out of the parking lot of Smokin' Joe's Meats & Deli was struck broadside by a pickup truck traveling on Mt Cobb Road. The accident happened directly in front of a Pennsylvania State Trooper traveling through the area who immediately stopped and offered aid until the arrival of additional emergency crews. One driver was hurt and transported by Hamlin Ambulance to a local trauma center. Traffic in the area was down to one lane while crews investigated.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, Hamlin EMS, 29-PD, PSP
Late Night Interstate Response
Friday, April 19, 2013
Crews were called out around 11:30pm for a reported motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries, vehicle smoking, on Interstate 84 Eastbound, near mile marker 11. Rescue 29 marked enroute and arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved with both occupants out of the vehicles denying injury. Rescue 29 remained on scene to provide lighting until the arrival of a tow company.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, Jefferson EMS, 29-QR, PSP





 
Foggy Spring Weather Causes Early Morning Accident
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Crews were dispatched for a reported vehicle vs tree on Moosic Lake Road just before 5:30am. While climbing the mountain near Jefferson Heights crews encountered heavy fog conditions, slowing response speeds to near walking speeds. Rescue 29 arrived on scene to find one vehicle off the roadway, head-on into a tree with one occupant still in the vehicle with injuries. Crews began patient assessment and care until the arrival of Jessup Ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, Jessup EMS, PSP



Collins Avenue Jefferson Township House Fire Turns Fatal

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Just after 12:15am on Wednesday Night, crews were dispatched for a reported working residential structure fire with possible entrapment at 24 Collins Avenue, Jefferson Township. Engine 29 went enroute with a full crew within 4 minutes, with Rescue 29 responding briefly after. While enroute crews strategized an attack plan and began to summon additional resources as most normal resources that usually assist Jefferson Township Firefighters on structure fires were unavailable due to another nearby fire in Madison Township taking place at the same time. Crews from throughout Lackawanna & Wayne Counties were called to the scene. Engine 29 arrived on scene with Chief Matthew Bistran taking the Collins Avenue Command. Crews were faced with a two story structure with heavy fire load on Division One. Neighbors reported two occupants had been extricated from the structure but were unresponsive. With that crews split duties with one crew assisting first responder EMS with life safety measures until additional ambulances arrived and the second crew beginning fire suppression duties utilizing a 2 handline, Blitz monitor line and two 1 handlines. A total of three victims were transported by EMS to a local hospital with two of them later being transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center as reported by local media. Unfortunately a seven year old did not survive. Crews from throughout the area operated for the next six hours to fully extinguish the fire. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's were on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

A fund as been setup by the Jefferson Township Fire Company for the fire victims. Donations can be made at any branch of:
               PennStar Bank
               c/o The Bruch Family Fund

               Mail Your Donations To:
              
PennStar Bank
               Mount Cobb Branch

               c/o The Bruch Family Fund
               409 Lackawanna Avenue, Suite 201
               Scranton, PA 18503


Local Media Articles & Coverage:
WNEP-TV - Coping With The Loss of a Young Girl
WNEP-TV - Girl Dies After Fire
PAHomePage - Fire Claims Life of Seven Year Old
PAHomePage - Family Injured, Rescued from House Fire
Scranton Times - Neighbors, classmates remember first-grader who died in fatal fire

Scranton Times - 7-year-old girl dies, mom critical in Jefferson Twp. fireDispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen
 
 
Crews Battle Working Mobile Home Fire
Friday, January 25, 2013

The Jefferson Township Fire Alarm companies were dispatched for a reported working Structure Fire, multiple calls received, on Moore Road. Additional information pinpointed the call to be just over the Wayne County Line in Salem Township. The box was upgraded to the Salem Township First Alarm. Engine 29 (Jefferson) and Engine 67 (Hamlin) arrived on scene simultaneously with Hamlin Chief Gene Koch taking the Moore Road Command. Crews advanced three handlines in the single digit temperatures to knock down and extinguish the fire with an exterior attack. Crews remained on scene for 2 1/2 hours.  Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Engine 29, Engine 67-5, Engine 67-6, Tanker 67-8, Rescue 67, Engine 15, Engine 36, Tanker 36, Ladder 68, Rescue 68, Tanker 68, Hamlin EMS
  


Jefferson Township Structure Fire During Single Digit Temps
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
First alarm companies were dispatched Wednesday, January 23, 2013 just before 9am for a reported structure fire, fire in the walls, on Enslin Road. Engine 29 arrived on scene with Chief Matthew Bistran taking the Enslin Road command reporting a heavy smoke condition and requested activation of the SRN. Crews advanced 1 handline into the structure and performed a aggressive interior attack obtaining a quick knockdown and containing the fire to one side of the house. Temperatures whiles crews operated were 5 degrees. There were no injuries while operating, crews remained on scene for two hours.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 15, Tanker 15, Rescue 7, Rescue 25, Tanker 56, Tanker 68, Ladder 68, Jefferson EMSDispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen
 


Wednesday Evening Wayne County FirePhoto By: Hamlin Fire & Rescue Company
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Engine 29 was dispatched along with the Lake Ariel Box for a reported fully involved Structure Fire, 1458 Woodcrest Lane, The Hideout, Lake Township, Wayne County. Engine 29 went enroute within minutes and was assigned Rapid Intervention Team Duties by Chief 1 on arrival. First arriving companies were faced with heavy fire and water supply difficulties on arrival. Engine 29 remained on scene for approximately 2 hours while crews operated. The home was destroyed.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Photo By: Hamlin Fire & Rescue Company

Units on scene: Engine 29, Engine 1-1, Engine 1-2, Engine 67-5, Tanker 1, Tanker 67, Engine 36, Tanker 36,Tanker 18, Hamlin EMS


Late Night Wayne County Structure Fire Assignment
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Engine 29 was dispatched along with the first alarm assignment for a reported working Structure Fire, 1387 Golf Park Drive, Lake Township, Wayne County. Engine 29 went enroute with a crew of six and was assigned Rapid Intervention Team duties by Lake Command. Upon arrival, crews were battling a fully involved two story residential structure with exterior operations. RIT was setup at the A/B Corner. Engine Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen29 remained on scene for approximately 1 hour while crews operated. The structure was totally destroyed.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Engine 1-1, Engine 1-2, Engine 67-5, Tanker 1, Tanker 67, Tanker 68, Hamlin EMS
   

 



Afternoon Moscow Structure Fire
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Crews were dispatched for a second alarm assignment in the Borough of Moscow, 210 Janette Street, for a working structure fire. First arriving companies encountered heavy fire on a single story, single family residence. Additional crews were brought into the scene due to high summer temperatures. Tanker 29 assisted with water shuttle operations while Engine Company crews assisted with overhaul. Scene was under the command Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listenof Moscow Chief Erin O'Malley-Guse.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Tanker 7, Rescue 7, Engine 15, Tanker 15, Engine 56-2, Tanker 56-6, Ladder 14, Rescue 14, Tanker 14, Engine 53, Tanker 53, Engine 55, Tanker 55, Squad 26, Ambulances 7-9, 14-9, 25-8
Photo By: Moscow Fire Company


Late Night Rollover With Confinement
Monday, May 11, 2012

Crews were called out for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Mt Cobb Road near Ritter's Farm Market just after 2:15am. The first arriving Rescue Company Crews encountered a pickup truck on its side, with the driver confined, standing inside the truck. The Vehicle was stabilized and crews created an extrication pathway removing the patient form the vehicle. Engine Company crews arrived minutes after the Rescue Company and charged a handline and provided scene protection to personnel operating due to leaking gasoline and fluids. The sole occupant was transported to the local trauma center by EMS personnel.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, Engine 29, Jefferson EMS, ALS Ambulance LA 25, 29-QR, PSP


Duracell Batteries Power Those Who Protect Us Program
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone from the community and especially Duracell Batteries for their generous contribution to our company. Through Duracell Batteries "Power Those Who Protect Us Program" they have generously donated nearly 300 AA & AAA batteries free of charge to us. All these batteries will be used for everyday maintenance of our battery powered life savings equipment.

Another Wayne County Structure Fire
Monday, April 25, 2011
For the third night in a row, crews were called out during the early morning hours on the first alarm assignment for a reported working structure fire 387 Hamlin Highway. Hamlin Chief Carl Mehne arrived on scene reporting a working structure fire in a storage building with exposure problems. The 29 Engine Company arrived on scene and advanced one 1" handline to backup Ladder 68 crews who got the initial knockdown on the fire. Crews remained on scene for just over two hours extinguishing hot spots and investigating. Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 67-5, Tanker 67-8, Ladder 68, Tanker 68, Engine 36, Tanker 36, Supply 1

   

Early Easter Morning Lake Ariel Barn Fire
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crews were called out just before 4:30am today on the first alarm assignment for a reported fully involved structure fire at 371 Stock Farm Road, Lake Township, Wayne County. First arriving units reported a fully involved barn with collapse of the structure. Engine 29 arrived on scene and assumed the Rapid Intervention Team duty while Tanker 29 joined in on water shuttle operations. Crews remained on scene for nearly two hours before being released by command.


Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 1-1, Supply 1, Engine 67-5, Tanker 67-8, Ladder 68, Rescue 68, Tanker 68, Rescue 13-7, Tanker 75, DNA AmbulanceDispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen





Rescue Operates on Fatal Mid Valley Fire
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The 29 Rescue Company was dispatched on the second alarm assignment for a multi-family residential structure fire with entrapment in the Borough of Jessup at 803 Church Street. Crews were first assigned to relocate to Station 25 to cover calls in the Mid Valley area but were soon called into the scene. Firefighters were assigned with "opening up" the exterior on the Bravo/Charlie Side, fire suppression duties in the basement division and overhaul in the third division with crews from Ladder 20 & Rescue 59. Rescue 29 crews operated for nearly six hours in the Mid Valley before being released by Command 25.

One occupant failed to escape the fire and was required to be rescued by firefighters. This individual was taken to the hospital but despite life saving measures, failed to survive and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The cause of the fire has been ruled arson by the State Police Fire Martial. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Jessup Police Department of the Pennsylvania State Police-Dunmore.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Rescue 29, Engine 25, Rescue 25, Brush 25, Car 25, Rescue 31, Engine 31, Engine 20, Ladder 20, Ladder 23, Squad 22, Squad 26, Rescue 59, Engine 21-1, Rescue 36, 25-8, 25-9, 23-9, 22-8, 22-9, 21-9, LA ALS

Engine & Tanker Run Overnight Vehicle Fire
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Crews were dispatched just before 4am this morning for a reported vehicle fire at 11 Keating Road. Chief 29 arrived on scene assuming the Keating Road Command and reported a working vehicle fire with an exposure problem. Engine Company crews arrived on scene and went to work deploying two 1" handlines to put a quick knockdown on the fire. Tanker crews handled the water supply. Damage to the structure was minimal and contained to the front porch area. The vehicle was a total loss.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29. 29-QR, 29-8

Crews Attend Engine Company Operations Training
Six Firefighters spent their Saturday and Sunday (April 9 & 10, 2011) along with nearly 25 other firefighters from throughout Lackawanna County learning about Engine Company Operations through a course hosted by the Blakely Hose Company. Firefighters from Blakely, Peckville, Moscow, Jefferson and Old Forge spent two days learning about these important duties that will either make or break the fire scene. Day One consisted of a morning of classroom lecture while the afternoon hours allowed crews to get hands on experience with rapid portable monitor (Blitz-Fire) and backup line deployments while still securing a water source from a fire hydrant with the use of large diameter hose. The use of seating assignments made accomplishing these tasks flow smoothly for crews.
Day Two began with intense drills that continued throughout the day at an acquired residential structure with crews practicing primary and backup attack line advancements along with second and third attack lines advancements through different routes of entrance. Crews also practiced basement fire evolutions and hoseline advancements along with set-back line and high-rise pack utilization. While there are no highrises in Jefferson Township, these scenarios will come in handy for any fires in a school or commercial structure utilizing the same technique. The class proved to be a great learning experience to all that attended. Special thanks to the Blakely Hose Company for hosting the program and also to the Old Forge Fire Department - Engine 93-3 for allowing the use of your apparatus!




Afternoon Accident Takes Down Pole, Injuring One
Monday, December 20, 2010
Crews were dispatched during the late morning hours for a reported vehicle vs pole with wires down on Archbald Mountain Road. On arrival of the Rescue Company, the driver of the vehicle was self extricated with extensive damage to the vehicle. Crews immediately went to work controlling hazards and securing the vehicle and the scene. The Rescue remained on scene for nearly two hours while awaiting the arrival of the utility companies. One patient was transported to the hospital by Lackawanna Ambulance. Archbald Mountain Road remained closed in both directions for the remainder of the afternoon during the repair. Special thanks to Archbald Police and Penndot for assisting with the road closure.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 29-QR, LA 4, LA 15, PSP, 21-PD

Morning Wayne County Structure Fire
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Crews were dispatched just shortly after six o'clock this morning on an assist to Wayne County, Maplewood Fire & Rescue for a reported Structure Fire, Chimney Fire. First arriving units encountered a working chimney fire with extension into the two story structure. Crews from Ladder 68  performed an initial search, checking for extension inside the residence while crews from Engine 29 advanced a handline and quickly began extinguishment of the stubborn fire and began opening up the exterior wall. Engine 1-1 arrived an assisted with the overhaul process. Crews remained on scene for nearly two hours checking for hotspots and assisting the homeowner with demolition of the now unsteady chimney structure.
 
Units on the scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Ladder 68, Tanker 68, Rescue 68, Engine 1-1, 67-3

 
Week Begins with Working Tractor Trailer Fire on I-84
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Crews were dispatched just after 6pm this evening for a reported working Tractor Trailer Fire on Interstate 84 near Mile Marker 11 Westbound. Updates from the Lackawanna County Communications Center reported multiple calls, now reporting the cab fully involved with extension into the trailer containing spinach. With these reports, the box was upgraded bringing Tanker 15 and Engine 67-5 into the scene with Engine 15 relocating to station 15. Upon arrival of Engine 29, crews encountered heavy fire with the cab portion fully involved with some extension into the trailer. An aggressive attack by firefighters under the direction of Captain Bistran contained the bulk of the fire to the cab with minimal extension into the trailer.  Crews remained on scene for over 2 hours overhauling and assisting the Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listenrecovery team with lighting and cleanup.
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Units on the scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 67-5, Tanker 15, 29-9, PSP


Another Wayne County Structure Fire
Friday, September 03, 2010
Just after 7:30 this evening crews were called out once again for a reported working structure fire with possible entrapment, 354 Goosepond Road, Salem Township, Wayne County. First arriving units confirmed no entrapment but encountered heavy fire on Division 2 with the fire already self venting through the roof. An aggressive interior attack by Ledgedale and Hamlin Firefighters contained the fire to the second floor and attic area. The rest of the structure contained smoke and water damage. Engine 29 crews stood by on scene with the Rapid Intervention Team Assignment while Tanker 29 assisted with water shuttle operations. Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to ListenCrews remained on scene for nearly two hours before being released by 36 Command.
Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 36, Tanker 36, Engine 67-5, Rescue 67, Engine 18-1, Engine 18-2, Tanker 18, Utility 18, Engine 1-1, Supply 1, Mobile 504 EMS, 67-3, American Red Cross


Late Night Working Cortez Road Structure Fire
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Crews were dispatched just after 1:30 this morning for a reported working structure fire 1448 Cortez Road. Additional information would locate the call to actually be loaded in the Lake Township Area, upgrading the box to the Lake Twp Assignment through Wayne County. 29 Crews were on the road within minutes with Engine 29 being first arriving with a moderate smoke condition showing. Crews advanced one 1 handline into the doublewide single story structure and located the fire in a bathroom on the alpha side. Crews performed an aggressive quick interior attack to knock down the fire and began Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listenventilation and overhaul. All units were on scene for approximately 1 hour.


Evening Tractor Trailer Pin-Job Scenario a Success
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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The incident could be one of those rescue crews cringe as the pull up upon, a vehicle pinned entirely beneath a tractor trailer with occupants still inside the vehicle. This was the scenario this evening at Milewski's Towing in Jefferson Township with the scene under the direction of Elmhurst Chief Duane Hoover. Rescue crews from Jefferson Township, Elmhurst-Roaring Brook and Madisonville gathered together to practice their skills on stabilizing a tractor trailer and lifting the trailer utilizing airbags to create an extrication pathway. Crews also practiced some new techniques for securing a vehicle on its side. The night proved to be an evening full of worthy knowledge for rescue personnel. We'd like to thank Mike Milewski, Jr and Bill Snyder for the wonderful training opportunity!


Afternoon South Canaan Structure Fire RIT Assignment
Monday, July 19, 2010
Crews were dispatched just before 4pm today on an assist to Wayne County, Lake Ariel Fire Company for a reported Structure Fire 329 Faller Road, South Canaan Township. First arriving units, under the direction of Lake Chief (Jason Rossignol), encountered a working fire with flames spreading quickly through the single story home. Two 1" handlines were stretched from Engine 1-1 to knock down and extinguish the flames while Engine 29 personnel provided Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) coverage and Rescue 75 handled water supply and Ladder 68 assisted with overhaul. Crews were on scene for just over an hour before being released by command.  Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

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Units on the scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 1-1, Supply 1, Rescue 75, Tanker 75, Ladder 68, Waymart EMS, American Red Cross


Afternoon Elmhurst Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment
Friday, July 09, 2010
The 29 Rescue Company was dispatched just after 4:30pm today on a reported Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment on Route 348 near Windsor Hill, assisting Rescue 15 (Elmhurst-Roaring Brook). Crews were on the road within minutes and arrived on scene shortly there after and were immediately put to work on a SUV that rolled several times and came to rest in a heavily wood area, three patients were still in the vehicle. The scene was under the direction of Chief 15-4 (W. Smith) holding the command role with Chief 15-3 (E. Shield) handling operations. Crews were quickly put to work relieving Rescue 15 personnel and continuing with creating an extrication pathway utilizing two hydraulic rescue tools to obtain a compete roof removal and setup for a widebody conversion. Rescue 29 & 15 personnel worked hand and hand together along with EMS personnel from Moscow and Lackawanna Ambulance. All patients were successfully extricated and transported to the local trauma center.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on the scene: Rescue 29, Rescue 15, 7-8, 7-9, 29-9, LA 5, LA 7, 15-PD, 7-PD


Another Afternoon South Canaan Township Structure Fire
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tanker was dispatched just before 11am to once again assist Wayne County on a reported working Structure Fire, second alarm assignment on Robinson Road, just off Route 296 in South Canaan Township. First arriving units encountered a two story residential structure with heavy smoke showing out of all sides on Division Two. Crews initially made an aggressive interior attack and had a quick knockdown before being pulled out due to deteriorating conditions. Tanker crews joined in with units from throughout Wayne County in the water supply operations while crews extinguished the stubborn blaze. The Tanker operated on scene for nearly four hours.


Evening Accident Sends Three to Trauma Center
Thursday, May 20, 2010
A call for assistance just before 6:00pm tonight drew the response of Rescue and Engine crews for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident Rollover in the area of 981 Cortez Road with two patient ejected and one still entrapped. First arriving fire department personnel encountered three patients and immediately went to work assessing the scene, controlling hazards and attending to the injured patients under the command of Assistant Chief John Ligi. When all was said and done, three patients were transported to theDispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen local trauma center, one by Life Flight Helicopter.

Units on the scene: Rescue 29, Engine 29, 29-8, 29-9, QR-29, Engine 68-3, Waymart EMS, Hamlin EMS, CH 1, LA 17, LA 9, Life Flight 3, PSP



Afternoon Accident Takes Out Power Lines
Monday, May 17, 2010
Crews were dispatched just before 3pm today for a reported car vs tree near 889 Cortez Road with injuries. Upon arriving on scene, crews were faced with a SUV vs pole with wires down in the roadway and the driver being self extricated. Both Engine & Rescue crews worked together under the command of Assistant Chief Don Wallace to control hazards on the scene until PPL was able to fix the damaged pole and restore power to the area. Crews remained on scene for nearly 3 hours.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on the scene: Rescue 29, Engine 29, 29-8, LA 6, PSP


Morning South Canaan Township 2nd Alarm Structure Fire
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tanker was dispatched just before 6am to assist Wayne County on a reported working Structure Fire, second alarm assignment on Knobby Knoll Lane, just off Route 296 in South Canaan Township. First arriving units encountered a fully involved residential structure. Tanker crews joined in with many other units from throughout Wayne, Susquehanna & Lackawanna Counties in the water shuttle operations while crews performed an exterior attack with multiple handlines and waterpipes on the well involved structureDispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen. The Tanker operated on scene for nearly five hours.



Crews Respond on Lake Ariel Structure Fire
Friday, May 07, 2010
Crews were summoned to respond on an assist to Wayne County, for a reported working Structure Fire at 188 Shaffer Road, Lake Township. On arrival Engine personnel from Jefferson were assigned to the Rapid Intervention Team Role as crews from Lake Ariel & Waymart were busy performing an exterior attack on the well involved structure. The Tanker joined in with Maplewood & Waymart Tankers in the water shuttle operations. Crews remained on scene for just over an hour Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listenbefore being released by Lake Ariel Chief.
 
Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Engine 1-1, Supply 1, Rescue 75, Tanker 75, Supply 68, Tanker 68


Morning Wayne County Run
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Crews were dispatched just after 6:30 this morning on an assist to Wayne County, Hamlin Fire & Rescue for a reported possible commercial structure fire, smoke condition in the Comfort Inn at Twin Rocks. First arriving units encountered a smoke condition on Division 1 in the rear of the structure. Crews investigated for a cause and ventilated the structure. Engine 29 crews stood by on scene until being released by Hamlin Chief.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Engine 67-5, Engine 56-1, Engine 56-2, Tanker 56-6, Engine 23, Tanker 23, 67-3



Morning Structure Box
Monday, January 04, 2010 
Crews were dispatched to 1406 Mt Cobb Road for a reported working structure fire in a woodshed attached to a residential structure just before 8am. First arriving Engine Company crews encountered a working fire, contained to the flooring of a woodshed with a smoke condition throughout the structure. The fire was quickly knocked down with a water can. The rest of the run card assignment was returned to service with the exception of the on scene units while crews extinguished the hot spots and ventilated the structure.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Tanker 68

Winter Weather Draws Rescue Response on the Interstate
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Just as crews were unwrapping from our first annual "Santa Comes to Town" visit to the communities, the accident box was dropped by the communications center for a reported 1 car rollover on the Interstate. Crews arrived on scene with Assistant Chief B. Shaffer assuming command to find one vehicle on its side, driver was self extricated and uninjured. Crews remained on scene providing scene safety for nearly an hour while awaiting the arrival of PSP and a towing company. Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 29-QR, PSP


Early Morning Rollover
Friday, December 18, 2009
Crews were called out just before 4am today for a reported 2 car MVA, 1 vehicle rolled over at 2131 Moosic Lake Road. Crews arrived on scene, with Assistant Chief D. Wallace assuming command, to find only 1 vehicle involved that failed to negotiate the roadway, resting on its roof. The loan occupant was self extricated and escaped injury. Crews remained on seen for 45 minutes before being released.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 29-8,29-QR, LA 5, 27-PD, PSP


Afternoon Structure Fire Keeps Crews Busy
Friday, December 04, 2009
Firefighters were dispatched just before 1pm for a reported Working Structure Fire, assist to Wayne County at 925 Lake Henry Road. Crews arrived on scene to find a fully involved garage fire endangering a nearby residential structure. The scene was under the command of Hamlin Assistant Chief Carl Mehne, with Mario Leone handling the operations sector and Engine Captain Matthew Bistran handling OIC of the 29 personnel. Crews assisted operations with overhaul & Tanker assisted with water supply. Units remained Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listenon scene for approximately 45 minutes before being released by command. The structure was a total loss.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, Brush 29, Engine 67-5, Tanker 67-8, Engine 68, Tanker 68, Rescue 68, Engine 36, Tanker 36, 1 Supply, Engine 56-1, Tanker 56, Engine 15, 67-2, 67-3
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Early Morning Structure Fire Draws Full Response
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Crews were dispatched just after 5:00 Saturday Morning for a reported working Residential Structure Fire at 161 Stanet Road. First arriving Engine Company Crews from Jefferson were faced with a fully involved mobile home and exposure problems to nearby vehicles, two 1" handlines were put into operation by firefighters to begin extinguishing the fire and protecting the exposures. Engine 67-5 also arrived on scene putting an additional 1" handline into operation on the addition located in the Charlie side of the main structure. Crews remained on scene for just over two hours extinguishing the fire and checking for hot spots. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state police fire marshal. Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to ListenHamlin Chief Joe Marconi had command of the scene.
Units on scene: Engine 29, Rescue 29, Tanker 29, Engine 67-5, Tanker 67-8, Engine 36, Tanker 36, Engine 15, Engine 56-1, 67-2, PSP


Late Night Tractor Trailer Fire Awakens Crews
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
A dispatch for a reported working tractor trailer fire on Interstate 84 at mile maker 7.9 eastbound awoke crews just after 1am today. Arriving Engine Company crews under Command of Chief Jamie Wallace encountered a working fire contained to the rear of the trailer. Crews made quick work advancing one 1" handline and utilizing the onboard foam from the Engine to extinguish the fire. Damage was contained to the rear of the trailer and the cargo was left unaffected. Crews remained on scene for 1 hour.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Tanker 29, 7-9


Weekend Structure Fire Draws Full Response
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Crews were dispatched just shortly after 8am for a reported working Structure Fire at 57 East Shore Drive in Moosic Lakes. First Arriving Engine & Rescue Company crews were encountered with a single story residential structure with a heavy smoke condition throughout the structure. Fire was contained to a single bedroom. Crews remained on scene for just under 1 hour extinguishing hot spots, ventilating and checking for extension under the command of Chief Jamie Wallace.

With the re-addressing of Jefferson Township coming close to the 1-year mark of being put effective, township residents are reminded it is extremely important to give your correct (new) address and state that you live in Jefferson Township when dialing 911. Homeowners should also make sure with their phone company that their 911 calls are directed to the Lackawanna County Communications Center. Homeowners and Business Owners with security & fire alarm systems should also check with their carrier that their new address is on file and also that your carrier directs alarm signals to the Lackawanna County Communications Center. First calls on the above incident were directed into the Wayne County Communications Center sending Lake Ariel Fire Apparatus to East Shore Drive in Lake Township due to the callers previous mailing address being Lake Ariel before the change to the Jefferson Township mailing extension. This was a significant time delay in the dispatch and response of the proper units to the correct scene. Luckily, quick work by the homeowner contained the fire to a single room of the house. There were no injuries on the scene. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.

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Units on scene: Engine 29, Rescue 29, Tanker 29, Rescue 25, 29-QR
Units at staging: Rescue 7, Tanker 14, Engine 15, Tanker 15, Tanker 56-6, Engine 67, Tanker 68, 29-8

Driver Escapes Serious Injury on
Morning MVC
May 13, 2009
Route 590 Crash 05-13-09 Crews were dispatched just shortly before 6 this morning for a reported 1 car MVA on Route 590, 1 mile before Interstate 84. Initial calls dispatched Station 15 but Chief 15 advised the geographical layout would put 1 mile before I-84 in Area 29. Rescue Captain J. Crambo marked on scene of the crash located 400 feet before I-84, assuming the Route 590 command. The driver of the vehicle was found self extricated, ambulatory at the scene with minor injuries. Rescue 15 was put back in service and Rescue 29 provided scene safety & traffic control.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 7-8, LA 5, PSP



Vehicle Fire Draws Response
March 15, 2009

A evening vehicle fire drew a response from fire personnel this evening. Crews were called out just before 9 tonight for a reported 1 car MVA, vehicle into a "bank", vehicle on fire, near Routes 348 & 247. Crews arrived on scene with Chief Jamie Wallace assuming the Moosic Lake Road Command to find a fully involved mini-van that had crashed into an "embankment" after the driver failed to negotiate a turn with fire quickly spreading to the nearby dry brush. Crews made an aggressive attack putting two 1" handlines into operation to extinguish the fire. Crews cleared the scene in approximately 1 hour.Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Engine 29, Rescue 29, 29-9, 26-PD, 25-PD, 29-PD


Three Car Crash Injuries Two
March 04, 2009
A three car crash this evening damaged three vehicles and sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened shortly after 7pm at the entrance to Kingdom Hall on Moosic Lake Road. Initial reports were of a 2 car head-on MVA with injuries. Additional reports from the scene reported a third vehicle being just involved, one patient with serious injuries. The Rescue responded with a full crew and arrived on scene with Captain Jason Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to ListenCrambo assuming the Moosic Lake Rd Command.  Crews cleared the scene in just over an hour.


Late Night Crash Injures One
February 16, 2009
Crews were dispatched just shortly after 11pm tonight to 2141 Maplewood Road for a reported 1 Car MVA with Possible Entrapment. Crews arrived on scene with Chief J. Wallace assuming the Maplewood Road Command and found one patient out of the vehicle. Reports were of a possible second patient. Crews utilized the TIC to search the area with nothing found. One patient was transported by EMS to the local trauma center. Crews remained on scene and assisted with cleanup and traffic control.

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 29-8, 29-QR, LA 18, PSP


Fatal Afternoon Head-On Crash on Route 247
January 08, 2009
Crews were dispatched for a reported 2 car MVA just after 4pm today on Route 247 with reported entrapment and one victim unresponsive. Crews arrived on scene with Captain Jason Crambo assuming the Route 247 Command and were faced with two patients entrapped in the two separate vehicles. Quick work was made by personnel to access the patients, stabilize the vehicles and begin the extrication utilizing two hydraulic rescue tools simultaneously. One victim was a pronounced dead on scene by Lackawanna County Coroner Joe Swoboda. The other was transported to the local trauma center by EMS personnel. Route 247 was shut down for several hours during the investigation.
Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to ListenUnits on scene: Rescue 29, Engine 29, Brush 29, 29-9, LA 1, LA 5, PSP


Wintery Weather Causes MVA With Entrapment

January 06, 2009

As the snow began to fall, crews gathered in preparation for a busy evening with wintery conditions expected ranging from snow to ice to rain. Not shortly there after crews were dispatched on the first run of the evening, to Mount Cobb Road for a reported MVA vehicle down the embankment. Rescue 29 marked on scene reporting entrapment, requesting an ALS unit to the scene. Assistant Chief Ben Shaffer assumed the Mount Cobb Road Command. Crews were faced with an SUV, into a tree resting on a culvert. The driver was pinned inside the vehicle with the roof of the vehicle collapsed down on top of the patient. Once the precariously positioned vehicle was stabilized, crews went to work beginning the extrication. Crews went to work putting two sets of hydraulic rescue tools into operation, removing the roof of the vehicle then very carefully removing the B post which was pinning the patient inside of the vehicle. Crews then performed the extrication, the patient was transferred to EMS and transported to the local trauma center. The storm ended Wednesday, with a total of 5 runs for the crews at Station 29. Dispatch Audio File Available -- Click Here to Listen

Units on scene: Rescue 29, 29-QR, 29-9, LA 17, PSP

 
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