'N Clam Slam
the WWHC members
|Rescue Assists in Carbondale City
April 9th, 2013: Around
18:50 Rescue 59 was dispatched to assist Station 51 (Carbondale City) at
140 E.Garfield Ave for a working structure fire. The rescue arrived and
immediately went to work sending a crew to the attic area. Rescue personnel
assisted with fire suppression and overhaul on division 2 and in the attic.
Crews remained onscene throughout the evening performing suppression, overhaul
and various other tasks. The Rescue cleared the fire scene at about 22:00hrs.
||Quick knock in Area 18
April 19th, 2013: At 3:25
Rescue 59 was dispatched as part of a 1st alarm assignment in area 18(Clifford)
for a reported structure fire. 1st arriving units found a working fire
on the deck in the rear of the structure, that was rapidly extending to
the interior. Crews stretched a line off 1st arriving Ladder 18 quickly
knocking down the advancing fire. The Rescue arrived and set up for RIT
duties. Crews also assisted in lighting onscene. The rescue cleared the
scene around 05:00.
||2013 Gun Raffle
We will be holding our annual
Gun Raffle on Saturday May 18th, 2013 starting at 5pm until 9pm, at our
station located at 803 Penn Ave. Mayfield. Tickets are available from members
or at the door. There are 10 prizes on the ticket with an all new "cash
If you purchase a ticket
and attend the raffle the ticket also includes a bufft and unlimited beverages.
Also, there will be many
door prizes to be given away. We hope to see you there!
2 Car Crash at
Poplar & Cemetery
March 26th, 2013: At approximately
17:40 hrs Station 59 Rescue and Ems were dispatched to Cemetery and Poplar
Streets in the 59 Local for a 2 car crash with injuries. 59PD arrived 1st
reporting no entrapment and possible refusals onscene. R-59 and R-59-1
arrived and began stabilization and hazard control, while 59-9 and 59-8
obtained 2 refusals on the scene. Units cleared the scene in about 20 minutes.
Fish Dinner, Dwelling Assignment,
and a Crash
||March 22nd, 2013: Friday
proved to be a busy day for 59 volunteers. Around 15:10hrs at the height
of our Fish Dinner fund raiser the Rescue and Squad were sent on a Dwelling
Assignment in area 18 (Clifford) on SR2012 in Lenoxville, Susquhanna county.
The rescue and squad marked
enroute almost immediately . While returning from the 18 box , the rescue
and Ems were sent to Exit 5 off the Casey for a car vs. guardrail.
The Rescue along with C59-3
(Hallowich) arrived first reporting one car in the roadway with the patient
self extricated. The rescue mitigated all hazards while 59-8 handled
the refusal. Units cleared the scene in about 15 minutes.
Wayne County Dwelling Assignment
First arriving units reported
a working fire in the 2 1/2 story wood frame structure. The rescue arrived
and immediately went to work advancing a hand line into the " Alpha" side
on division 1. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down on division
1, crews determined that the stairwell to access division 2 had been compromised.Crews
then accessed division 2 via multiple ground ladders. The squad arrived
and assisted by 75 Ems deployed for rehab ops. Due to the extensive overhaul
that was required crews remained on scene until approximately 22:00hrs.
March 13th, 2013: Around
17:40 Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched to assist Wayne County Company
75 (Waymart) for a reported dwelling fire on Tuthill Rd. in Area 75's 1st
||Gas Leak in the First Due
March 12, 2013: Around 18:00
Station 59 Fire and Ems were dispatched to 620 Rear Poplar St. in area
59 for the reported smell of Natural Gas. Chief 59-3 (Hallowich) was the
1st arriving reporting normal conditions with all occupants out of the
residence. The rescue arrived and along with personnel from R-591 checked
entire building with both 4 gas meters off the Rescue, while the chauffeur
from R-59 secured his own water supply from a near by hydrant . Ems 59
arrived and staged on Poplar St. With no readings found Chief 59-3 released
all units while UGI investigated more thoroughly.
Rescue and Squad on 36 Chimney Fire
|March 10th, 2013, Rescue
and Squad were requested on the first alarm chimney fire in Scott Township
mid morning on Sunday. Rescue, Squad, and Chief 593A went en route
to the fire in minutes with 12 members. Rescue arrived behind Engine
36 and was requested to the scene with Engine 28 while all other units
staged at the "5 Corners." Rescue took the thermal imaging camera
to check out the home. Very small fire in the chimney was found and
taken care of. All units were returned in about 30 minutes.
First arriving 36 units reported
heavy fire with entrapment confirmed. A 2nd alarm was quickly requested.
The rescue arrived shortly after E-36 and were assigned suppression duties
on side "B" and "C" sides of the well involved building. Crews
put into service 3 attack lines off the rescue while nursing off T-60 until
a water supply could be established from E-36. Due to the heavy fire involvement
exterior suppression operations were ordered by command. After the bulk
of the fire was knocked down crews cautiously entered the structure to
start the overhaul process. Squad 59 and 59-8 arrived and deployed supplies
and equipment for rehab operations. The rescue and squad remained on scene
until 10:30 am. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on their loss.
||Rescue/EMS/ Squad on Fatal Chapman
Lake Dwelling Fire
March 3rd, 2013, around
05:30 am Tuesday morning, Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched as part of
a first alarm assignment to the 200 Block of Rushbrook Rd. in area 36 (Scott
Twp.) for a reported house on fire with the occupant still inside.
|Squad on fatal fire
February 21st, 2013, Squad
59 was requested by Jefferson command for rehab operations. Squad
59 responded with 7 members.
The squad arrived and started
a full deployment of rehab supplies. We supported the Jefferson EMS
crew doing the incident. Squad returned to service about 0430.
Our prayers go out to the
family and first responders that were there.
Snowy Afternoon Brings Car Vs. Pole
in Area 58
||February 8th, 2013:
At 16:25 Rescue 59 and 59-9 were dispatched to the 300 Block of Washington
Ave in Jermyn for a car vs. pole. Jermyn PD arrived at reported multiple
poles and wires down. While en-route FP 58 was requested for traffic control.
Rescue and EMS arrived to find a jeep that struck 2 utility poles and rock
wall. The single occupant was confined to the driver seat of the vehicle
. EMS assessed the patient while the rescue crew went to work stabilizing
the vehicle, controlling hazards and creating an extrication pathway. The
patient was extricated in less than 5 minutes. 59-9 along with Cottage
ALS transported the patient to GCMC. Units cleared the scene in about an
Rescue, EMS, and Squad on Kitchen
Chief 58 arrived shortly
after with the balance of the companies after that. Ladder 58 handled
the ventilation duties and Engine 58-3 was ready with water if needed.
Rescue 59 arrived and staged. Ambulance 59-9 checked on the homeowner.
It is this kind of team work that keeps things safe. It was a good
job by all that came out for this call.
||February 2, 2013, Rescue,
EMS, and Squad responded to a reported kitchen fire in the Nebraska section
of Archbald which is also known as East Jermyn. Call was reported
by a life alert and they told the occupant to get out of the home.
This home is occupied by an elderly female that does not move well and
she was having trouble getting out. After hearing the call, our members
Joe and Genell Corcoran, ran across the street to help out. Genell
helped the lady out of the house and into a neighbors car and Joe grabbed
the toaster and took it outside.
Units on the Box: Engine
58-3, Ladder 58, Rescue 59, Ambulance 59-9, and Squad 59
|Car vs. Bus in Area 21
January 14th, 2013: At 7:20am
Monday morning Rescue and EMS 59 were dispatched to assist Station 21 Rescue
and EMS at the intersection of Winton and Main St. in Archbald Borough
for a bus vs car with possible injuries. Captain 21 (M.Trently) arrived
and requested 21 EMS, 22-9,25-9, 25-8 to the scene along with R-59. 59-8
was requested to standby at station. The rescue arrived mitigated hazards
and provided fire protection while all passengers were assessed. Units
cleared the scene in about 45 minutes.
||Rescue/ Squad on Scott Twp. Dwelling
January 11th, 2012: Around
20:50 Friday night Rescue 59 was dispatched to assist Station 36 (Scott
Twp.) on a reported structure. 1st arriving officers reported a working
fire with multiple exposures present. The rescue arrived handled many tasks
throughout the night including: supression, overhaul, Fast Team duties.
The Squad was requested and assisted Ems 36 with the rehab assignment.
Units remained onscene untill the early hours of the morning dousing hot
|Officers for 2013 announced
President: John Kiehart
Vice Pres: Jim Perry
Secretary: Jan Yesalavage
Treasurer: Paula Knutelski
| Chief: Stan Hallowich
Asst Chief: Jimmy
Asst Chief: Tom Jugan
Captain: John Bein
Lieutenant: Erin Bein
Lieutenant: J.d. Warner
Engineer: James P
Asst Engineer: Tony
Safety: Jesse Yesalavage
59 runs second alarm fire in Wayne
|November 13th, 2012, Rescue
and Squad 59 were dispatched on the second alarm to Dyberry Township in
Wayne County for a working house fire. Both units went en route quickly
and traveled to the fire with a crew of 11. As the Rescue arrived they
were tasked with overhaul in the basement. Our crews operated on the scene
for a short time before being released. The second alarm was struck quickly
due to it being a day time for and the first due units had low man power.
EMS crew helps out in NJ
||October 30-November 5th
2012, Ambulance 59-8 was dispatched as part of the PA Region 5 EMS Task
Force to the Atlantic City area of New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane
The crew from 59 are spending
the week there manning shelters, providing EMS coverage, and various other
jobs tasked to them. We would like the public to know that these volunteers
went above and beyond their calling. Thank you guys. Be safe and we will
hold the fort down at home.
|Rescue/Squad on 1805 Box
September 21st, 2012: Around
04:15am the rescue was dispatched as part of a 1st alarm assignment to
Box 1805 in Clifford Twp for a reported structure fire. Chief 18 (T.Turner)
arrived 1st reporting a two story residential with fire visible on division
1 & 2 in the rear of the building.
The rescue arrived and immediately
went to work sending two crews to Division 2 to start opening up. The squad
was requested into the scene to set up for rehab operations.
After the bulk of the fire
was knocked down extensive overhaul was required in the attic area. Rescue
personel also assisted in salvage operations on Division 1 & 2. Crews
remained onscene well into the morning hours.
||Hill St. AFA
September 8th, 2012: At
21:17 Saturday night station 59 fire and Ems were dispatched to 626 Hill
St. in the 1st due for an alarm going off in a residence. Upon arrival
found a residence under renovation with an audible sounding. Entry was
gained by R-59 and E-59 crews with normal conditions present. The source
of the audible alarm was traced back to a malfunctioning smoke dectector.
The house was resecured all units cleared.
Confirmed fire at Artisan Hose Company
|Car Vs Semi on the Wildcat
September 12,2012: At approximately
06:15 Wednesday morning Rescue 59 and 59-8 were dispatched to assist station
21 for an MVC with injuries on the Wildcat in area 33. Reports from the
scene were head on with 1 patient in the vehicle. The Rescue arrived and
assisted 21's crew with stabilization and hazard control. The patient was
extricated and transported to cmc via 21 Ems and CLS. 59-8 obtained a refusal
onscene. Units cleared the scene in about an hour.
||September 3rd, 2012: Around
12:40 Saturday afternoon a 58 box went out for 20 Maple St. in Jermyn for
a reported structure fire. This address is home to the Artisan Hose Company.
1st arriving units reported a smoke condition with conformed fire in the
attic area. E-58-3 quickly extinguished the fire as units were arriving.
The crew from the Rescue
staged on side alpha, while 59-9 and S-59 staged on Maple St. The cause
of the fire was traced back to a malfunctioning light ballast. Good job
by the 58-3 crew!
|Crash on Washington Ave.
August 17, 2012: At approximately
15:35 Station 59 Ems along with R-21 were dispatched to the 300 block of
Washington Ave. in Jermyn for a 2 car MVA with injuries. C59-3(Hallowich)
was 1st arriving reporting 2 vehicles with no entrapment. He also requested
ALS for one of the occupants having a medical emergency. 59-9 and 59-8
both arrived and assessed the occupants. R-21 arrived and assisted in hazard
control. Both ambulances transported to Mid-Valley Hospital. Units cleared
the scene in about 30 minutes.
||Car v. Tree
August 16th, 2012: Around
15:00 hours Station 59 Rescue and Ems along with Cottage ALS were dispatched
to Rt.107 in area 59 for a MVC car into a tree, with 1 patient possibly
unresponsive. The Rescue arrived and began stabilization while Ems accessed
the patient. After an extrication pathway was created the patient was extricated
and transported via 59-9/Cottage Als to CMC. Units cleared the scene in
Squad 59 was on display
with the Strike Team/Decon Trailer with tours available for the unit.
August 9th brought the Units to Jermyn for their parade and get together
after. We would like to thank the police departments for inviting
us and look forward to next year!
|National Night Out!
August 8th and 9th, 2012,
WWHC members participated in the National Night Out campaigns in both Mayfield
and Jermyn. On August 8th, both ambulances, Squad with the Special
Operations Unit, and the Rescue were on display. Ambulance
59-8 was on display in the park for walk through and education.
July 31st, 2012 - At 15:37
hours Tuesday afternoon Station 58 along with Rescue 59 and 59 Ems were
dispatched to 563 Washington Ave. in Jermyn for a smell of smoke in the
structure with smoke alarms going off. Chief 58 (Rood) arrived 1st reporting
nothing visible from the exterior. Crews entered the structure and found
normal conditions. The cause was traced back to malfunctioning smoke dectectors.
This was the 2nd time crews were summoned to address. The first time was
back in February when fire damaged the down stairs apartment. Crews cleared
the scene in 20 minutes.
House cleared on Greenfield Barn Fire
July 26th, 2012: Around 14:10
Thursday afternoon Rescue 59 was dispatched as part of a 1st alarm assignment
to 206 Bell Mountain Rd. in Greenfield Twp. for the possible barn fire.
1st arriving units reported heavy fire thoughout the 30 X 40, 1 1/2 story
barn. A second alarm was quickly requested bringing Squad 59 and 59-8 for
rehab. The rescue arrived and assisted in supression and overhaul, while
the squad arrived and assisted 18/24 EMS with rehab ops. 59-9 later was
requested to standby at the fire scene. Units operated onscene for approximately
2 hours before returning.
Early Morning Car vs. Bicycle
||July-15th, 2012: Around
3:00am Sunday morning Station 59 Rescue and Ems along with Cottage ALS
were dispatched to Business Rt.#6 in the area of Alexanders Restaurant
for an MVC Car-vs-Bicycle. Upon arrival found 1 patient sitting on the
side of the roadway with ALS treating patient. The rescue arrived and deployed
the light tower while R59-1 mitigated hazards. The patient was packaged
and sent to the trauma center via 59-8/Ch-1. Rescue crews remained onscene
to provide lighting for PSP R&I. Crews cleared the scene at 5:00am.
Rollover in Archbald
June 19th, 2012, Rescue
and EMS were dispatched to assist Station 21(Archbald) for a vehicle rollover
with a report of fire and entrapment. As the Ambulance was going
en route the reports came in that the person was out of the car.
Ambulance 59-9 arrived on scene to find the pt sitting on the side of the
road with ALS from Lackawanna Ambulance tending to her. Rescue 59
arrived shortly after and helped with hazard control. The patient
was transported to CMC with LA 25 on board.
Squad 59 was dispatched for
rehab services at this time. Rescue 59 arrived and was tasked to
assisting Ladder 23 at the rear of the building. After the fire was
controlled, Rescue 59 was relocated to Station 25 to backfill for calls.
Squad and EMS operated for the duration of the incident on scene.
Job well done to all involved.
June 10th, 2012, Rescue
and EMS was dispatched to assist Station 25(Jessup) on the 2nd alarm warehouse
fire at Dempsey Linen. Rescue 59 went en route with a crew of 5 while
Ambulance 59-8 went en route with 3. Ambulance 59-8 arrived at EMS
staging and was tasked with setting up rehab by Safety 25(Yurkanin).
Car- Vs- Motorcycle
|April 20th, 2012- At 16:25
Friday afternoon Rescue 59, 59-9, Ch-1 were dispatched to the 100 Block
of South Washington Ave. in Jermyn for a MVC, Car vs. Motorcycle. C59-3
(Hallowich) was 1st arriving reporting 1 patient with serious injuries.
R-59, 59-9 arrived and began assessment and immobilization of the patient.
The patient was packaged and sent to the trauma center via 59-9 and Ch-1.
21 EMS was requested on standby by command. Units remained onscene for
about and hour while PSP R&I investigated
Rescue/ Squad on Greenfield Twp. 2nd
||April 19th, 2012- Around
10:45am Thursday morning a 24 box went out for 452 Rt. 247 in Greenfield
Twp. for a house filling with smoke. Chief 18-2 (O'Rourke) was 1st arriving
establishing the command and confirming a working fire on division 2. A
2nd alarm was requested by command at 10:54am. While en route the Rescue
was designated as the "fast truck" by command. The rescue arrived and deployed
for RIT operations. The Squad arrived at set up rehab ops.
A quick knock was made by
1st in units to hold the fire to the 2nd floor with extension to the attic
area. Along with staffing the RIT group, crews from the rescue also assisted
in roof ops and salvage. Units remained onscene until about 12:10pm. The
dwelling involved was the residence of Lt-18B (K.Munley) and his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this difficult time.
Rescue/ Squad on fatal Scott Twp.
||April 17th, 2012- Around
11:25 am Tuesday morning Rescue 59 was dispatched as part of the SRN in
area 36 for a working structure fire with entrapment.1st arriving 36 units
encountered heavy fire throughout the entire structure. The Rescue arrived
and were initially assigned to RIT duties. A 2nd alarm was requested by
Chief 36 at 11:33am, bringing Squad 59 to assist with the rehab sector.
While one crew staged as RIT, a 2nd crew threw ladders and set up the PPV
fan on side 'C'. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down crews were
reassigned to overhaul on divisions 1 and 2. Crews operated onscene until
about 15:00hrs. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family on their
||RT. 107 Rollover
April 16th, 2012- Around
15:00 hrs on Monday afternoon Station 59 Rescue and Ems along with Cottage
ALS were disptached to Rt.107 up from Bednash's Gas Station for a vehicle
rollover into a utility pole. Rescue and Ems arrived to find 1 vehicle
on its roof with the driver self extricated. The vehicle had veered off
the road, up a bank taking out a utility pole and landing back on its roof
on the shoulder of Rt. 107. The Rescue mitigated hazards while 59-9 and
Cottage ALS assessed the occupant. Units cleared the scene in about 45
|Texas Twp. Dwelling Fire
March 31st, 2012- At 04:57am
Rescue 59 was requested to assist Wayne County Units at a working dwelling
fire in Texas Twp. near the Seelyville/ Honesdale border. The Rescue arrived
totalling a crew of 9 staging on the Charlie side. After staging for a
few minutes we split into 2 crews to relieve Honesdale and Seeyville personel.
1 crew made entry on the Bravo side with the other making entry on the
Delta side. Eventually a crew from Rescue was ordered to make a 2nd vent
hole on the roof of the Bravo side. Units remained onscene well into the
morning hours dousing hot spots. A great job by units onscene!
||Car into Dunkin Donuts
March 26th, 2012- Around
18:00hrs 59-9 was requested by Captain 21 (M.Trently) as the 2nd due BLS
unit for a vehicle that drove through one of the front windows of the Dunkin
Donuts in Eynon. 59-9 and 21-9 transported patients to CMC with Lackawanna
Ambulance ALS assisting. Units cleared the scene in about an hour.
|Dual Entrapment in Eynon
February 29th, 2012: Around
11:40am Wednesday morning Rescue 59 and 59-9 were dispatched to assist
Station 21 Rescue and Ems on Business Rt.6 in Eynon for a MVC with reported
entrapment. Captain 21 (M.Trently) was firstarriving establishing the Rt.6
command reporting 2 vehicles head on with both drivers entrapped.
He then requested R-25 (Jessup),
R-51(Cottage) and E-33 (Eynon) to the scene. R-59 arrived 1st and immediately
began stabilization. After the vehicles were stabilized the heavy hydraulics
were deployed from R-59 AND R-21. Both patients were extricated in less
the 12 minutes and transported to the hospital by 21-8 and 59-9. An excellent
job was done by all crews involved!
||Working fire in Area 58
February 25th, 2012: At
12:20pm on Saturday afternoon a 58 Box went out for 534 Washington Ave.
for reported smoke in the residence. Chief 58 (R.Rood) was 1st arriving
reporting a working fire. The Rescue was 2nd arriving and immediately deployed
an 1 3/4' handline. Crews met heavy fire conditions upon entry on Division
1. 58/59 crews made an aggressive interior attack to hold the fire on Division
1 with some extension to Division 2 on the Alpha side. A crew from L-58
were able to locate and rescue a pitbull during their primary search of
Division 2. After the dog was removed from the residence the dog was placed
on Oxygen via Non-Rebreathing Mask by 59-53 (D.Palermo). The dog was transported
to the Chinchilla Emergency Animal Hospital by 21 PD and 59-53. A 2nd alarm
was requested by Chief 58 at 12:41pm. After the fire was extinguished,
extensive overhaul was required. All units cleared the scene by 14:30pm.
Great Job done by all involved !
59-9 on afternoon crash in Eynon
The ambulance arrived and was
told to pull into Sebastianelli's parking lot by Captain 21. 59-9 transported
1 patient to Regional Hopsital while also obtaining 1 refusal. While 59-9
was operating at the MVC, 59-8 was sent on a BLS medical run in the Jermyn
Borough. This was the 5th call of the day for the 59 Station.
||February 22, 2012:
Around 16:00 hrs Wednesday afternoon 59-9 was requested as the 3rd due
BLS unit at the scene of and MVC on Business Rt.6 in front of Sebastianelli's.
59-9 was out the door immediately after dispatch.
2nd Alarm in Carbondale City
Photo courtesy CFD
February 17, 2012: At approximately
12:05pm on Friday afternoon a 2nd Alarm was transmitted at 23-25 Wyoming
St. in Carbondale City for a reported structure fire involving multiple
buildings. Rescue-59 , 59-9 and Squad 59 made the response with 13 total
Initial arriving 51 units reported
heavy smoke and fire conditions on the 25 side of the structure. An aggressive
interior attack was initiated. The structures involved were 2 single houses
that were attached by a common hallway. The Rescue arrived and made
entry with a 1 ¾ hand line into division 2 of the 23 side of the
structure. Crews met heavy fire conditions in division 2 and attic area.
A combination of exterior attack along with an aggressive interior attack
was used and crews were able to limit the fire damage to the 25 side of
the structure. Squad 59 and 59-9 arrived and along with 51 Ems set
up for rehab operations. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, extensive
overhaul was needed to dig out hot spots. Crews cleared the scene at about
15:00hrs, with E-51 remaining on scene.
brings multiple crashes to the LVIH
First Due Crash
2012 - At approximately 03:40 hours Station 59 Rescue and EMS along with
CH-1 were dispatched to 1309 Scranton/Carbondale Highway in front of Perry
Auto Sales for a vehicle into a utility pole with injuries. 1st arriving
units reported a mini-van into a stoplight pole with 1 patient confined
to the passenger side of the van. The rescue arrived deploying the light
tower and provided vehicle stabilization while crews from 59-9, R59-1 and
CH-1 accessed the patient. The patient was quickly extricated and transported
to the trauma center. Crews cleared the scene in about 30 minutes.
Hallowich assigned R-59 to handle the rollover , and R59-1 to handle the
vehicle in the median. R-59 arrived and along with R-21 provided traffic
control and hazard mitigation while 21 EMS assessed the single occupant.
Units cleared the scene in about 45 minutes
-16, 2012: Heavy snow squalls moved through the area Thursday afternoon
creating hazardous conditions on the LVIH. Around 14:45 Station 59 Rescue
and EMS were dispatched to the area of Exit-5 for a vehicle rollover unknown
on injuries. Due to conflicting reports of the location of the accident
Station 21 (Archbald) Rescue and EMS were initially dispatched. Chief
59-3 (Hallowich) was the 1st arriving officer reporting 2 accidents, 1
vehicle rolled over on the Exit-5 off ramp, the other in the median approximately
½ mile west of the 1st crash, both of which were in Area 21.
26, 2012, Rescue and EMS were dispatched along with the full first alarm
to T & R Service Station for a truck on fire next to the building.
Lackawanna County Communications were receiving multiple reports.
arriving Engine 59 started the initial attack with Ladder 58 and Rescue
59 arriving next to assist. Crew from the rescue pulled the foam
line off and used it to blanket the engine compartment of the truck.
Both 59-8 and 59-9 staged at the scene. There was no damage to the
building due to a great job by all crews.
19, 2012, Station 59 along with Rescue 25 and Ladder 58 were dispatched
for a basement fire in Mayfield. Reports were that the basement was
filling with smoke. Engine 59 was on the road first along with Chief
59. The Chief arrived and found a malfunction in the furnace.
Chief 59 recalled the box leaving Engine 59 on the call. Ambulance
59-9 and Rescue 59 held in quarters.
Rescue on Greenfield
Twp. House Fire
the fire was under control extensive overhaul was required to extinguish
the many hot spots. All Units cleared the scene at approximately 5:00 am.
10th, 2012 - Shortly after midnight Rescue 59 was dispatched as part
of a 1st alarm assignment to assist Station 24 on a structure fire located
on Route 106 in Greenfield Twp. First arriving units found heavy fire in
the rear of the structure. The Rescue arrived and set up RIT Operations
on side 'Delta'. Crews were relieved of RIT duties and reassigned to supression.
A combination of exterior and interior attack were used to knock down the
bulk of the fire. A 2nd alarm was requested by Command 24 bringing
manpower and additional resources to the scene.
First Due Basement Fire
3rd, 2012- Around 10:15 Tuesday morning a first due structure box was transmitted
at 213 Depew Ave. in Mayfield for a fire in the basement. 59 PD arrived
and reported smoke and heat in the basement. The rescue arrived behind
E-59 and laid 225 ' of 5" into E-59. Crews made entry into the basement
and found heavy fire conditons.An aggressive interior attack was made by
crews and the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Command requested a second
alarm for manpower at 10:38. The 1st and 2nd floor along with the attic
was checked with no extension found. During their primary search crews
were able to locate and save a cat that was taken to a local vet. Crews
remained onscene until about 12:15. Thank you to all the mutual aid companies
both fire and ems for a job well done!
Fire in Clinton Twp.
22, 2011, Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched as part of the first alarm
assignment in Area 43 (Browndale/Clinton Twp.). Rescue went enroute
with a crew of 5 and the Squad followed with 4. As the Rescue crested Farview
Mountain we could can see the flames in the air. The rescue was requested
to set up as the RIT team by 43 Command (R. Richards). The Rescue
staged away from the scene and hiked up to the fire. RIT was staged
on side D of the structure due to being able to see both sides of the operation.
Once the Squad arrived they set up rehab by the command post. Rescue
and Squad operated for approximately 5 hours before returning to service.
15, 2011, the long awaited wait for our new Ambulance as finally come to
an end. With an extended waiting time for the bus the members were
eager to put her in service. Ambulance 59-8 was recently inspected
by EMS of Northeastern PA and passed. It is now in service on the
front line. The new ambulance is a 2010 Medtec Modular Ambulance
on a Ford E-450 Chassis. It’s a 2010 due to Ford discontinuing the
diesel motors. We ordered one of the last chassis with that motor.
Package with Auxiliary Brake
LED emergency lighting
2 MSA SCBA’s and Irons set
an assortment of Cribbing
1st Due Commericial
17th, 2011- Around 18:00's Station 59 Fire/Rescue/Ems along with Ladder-58,
and Rescue-25 were dispatched to the area of 710 Business Route #6 for
a reported truck on fire inside a garage. 59-58 (J.Frankosky) was first
arriving confirming a working fire with everyone out of the building. Chief
59-3 (Hallowich) was the first arriving line officer reporting a
approximate 30' x 40' steel building with the contents fully involved.
The rescue arrived laying approximately 900' of 5" supply line up Rt.6.
Crews initially begin offense operations but with conditions rapidly deteriorating,
command ordered defensive operations. A second alarm was requested at 18:14.
59-8 and Squad 59 arrived and set up rehab operations with the assistance
of Archbald ems and rescue. crews operated onscene until about 21:30.
on Jermyn 2nd Alarm
19th, 2011, Station 58(Jermyn) along with Rescue and EMS 59 were dispatched
to a possible structure fire on Jefferson Ave. Com Center advised
in coming units that there were multiple calls on the fire. Chief
59-3(S. Hallowich) arrived on scene and confirmed the working fire.
Ladder and Chief 58 arrived next and the crew pulled a line off the ladder
to make an attack on the fire. At that point the house was fully
engulfed with fire coming out every window. Engine 58-1 arrived and
supplied Ladder 58 from the hydrant.
59 arrived and hit the hydrant at Jefferson and Division laying 500 feet
of supply line. Rescue crews pulled an attack line and started to
knock down the bulk of the fire with Engine 58-1. Ambulances 59-9
and 59-8 staged at Division and Jefferson with Ambulances 21-9 and 25-8
staging at Jefferson and Rushbrook. Squad 59 was set up for rehab
with help from 25-8 rehab.
58 called for the second alarm which brought Companies from Peckville,
Eynon, Carbondale, Carbondale Twp., and Mayfield. Companies operated
for approximately 5 hours. There were no injuries at the fire
and the American Red Cross set up shelter for the family.
58-1, 58-3. 59, 33, 60, and 20
58 and 20
59 and 51-1
59-9, 59-8, 21-9, 25-8
59 and 20
7, 2011, WWHC is proud to announce that our “New” Squad is now in service.
A couple years ago WWHC started a rehab service and we continue to offer
the service today. We recently converted our old ambulance into a
squad truck that will carry our rehab and swift water rescue equipment.
This truck will also serve as our QRV after it gets certified.
Core Cooler Chairs
x 10ft Tent
x 20ft Tent
Heaters with Propane Tanks
for bottled water
Pots with supplies
work for Rehab with assortment of vital monitoring equipment.
of medical equipment for QRS
Drysuits with boots, helmets, and PFDS
Throw bags for water rescue.
PFD’s for ground support
of rope gear for water rescue.
5 Trailer hitch
60 minute MSA packs with spare cylinders
the 13th Tragedies for 59
13, 2011 at 0139 AM Rescue and EMS crews were dispatched to assist 21 EMS
on a reported MVA at exit 5 on the LVIH. Initial dispatch reports indicated
a possible spinout with 2 unconscious patients onboard. Early arriving
Medic units determined that both patients were deceased due to the severity
of the crash. Rescue and EMS crews remained on scene to assist PSP and
the Coroner with their investigations. Crews were released at approximately
in the afternoon Rehab 59 was dispatched to assist Station 18 (Clifford)
for a motor vehicle crash that involved a tractor-trailer that went off
I81 and landed on a dirt road running parallel to I81. Crews from Clifford
(18), Greenfield (24), Scott (36), Harford and Great Bend operated for
approximately 3 hours on an extensive extrication. Unfortunately the driver
was killed in the impact. Rehab 59 provided medical monitoring and refreshments
to the crews operating on the scene.
would like to extend our prayers to the families of the victims.
Rescue on fatal
Forest City Blaze
21st, 2011- Around 6:25 am Rescue 59 was dispatched as part of a second
alarm assignment to the 700 Block of Delaware St. in Forest City for a
structure fire with entrapment. The Rescue arrived on scene and were initially
assigned RIT duties. After being reassigned to supression duties the the
Rescue split crews: 1 crew threw ladders on the "B" side exposure for the
division 2 interior crew, while a second crew placed a 1 3/4" line in service
in the attic of the exposure. After the bulk of the fire was extinguished
crews from 59,18, and 51 overhauled the entire attic. The rescue operated
for just over 5 hours on the scene before being released by Command 41.
21st, 2011- Around 16:00hrs Station 59 Fire and 21 ems were dispatched
to the wooded area across from the old Top of the Hill ice cream parlor
on Rt.#6 in Mayfield for heavy machinery on fire in the woods. Upon request
of Chief 59 multiple tankers were requested because of the remote location
of the fire. Upon arrival of 1st in companies 2 " shakers" were found to
be fully involved. Several attack lines were pulled from E-59 and
R-59-1 and the bulk of the fire was extinguished. Water supply was established
via tanker shuttle. Units remained onscene for about an hour dousing hot
Nuclear Power Plant releases radiation……….
13, 2010, Rescue and EMS dispatched to the Eynon-Jermyn road for a motor
vehicle crash with a car rolled over into the woods. On the arrival
of Chief 59-3(Hallowich) he found the accident to be in Archbald territory
and they were dispatched. 2 victims were found at the wreck and they
were out of the vehicle on their own. Both were transported to area
hospitals by 59-9 and 21-9. The cause of the accident was most likely
road conditions att the time. No other services were needed on scene.
6th, 2010, Rescue and Squad 59 were dispatched as part of the Lackawanna
County Decon Team for a Power Plant drill. Crews arrived at the Dunmore
YMCA to set up a decontamination center for people who were coming from
the Luzerne County area. Crews set up technical decon and radiation
monitoring. The drill was evaluated by PEMA and PPL officials.
All crews worked well together to set up the decon area and look forward
to doing some more training.
exceeds its banks!
approximately 2:45 AM on August 7 th the Lackawanna River exceeded its
banks and has flooded a significant amount of area along its way."
This was the initial reports recieved by WWHC members on Saturday morning.
Thank god it was only a drill being conducted by the American Red Cross
of Lackawanna County.
appoximately 0800 hours we were alerted that our station would be used
as the Emergency Operations Center for the Red Cross.
had minimal involvment with this drill because if it was a real incident
we would already be out in the community conducting rescue operations.
Red Cross coordinated efforts with the Army Reserves, Lackawanna County
EMA, and the other hose companies in Mayfield, Jermyn, and Carbondale.
to earlier news