|June 12, 2013 at 8:05PM|
Upper Saucon, Pa. - Approximately 09:03 hours Wednesday morning, Upper Saucon Fire 27, Northampton County Engine 18-12 and EMS 72 are dispatched to 3419 Honeysuckle Road for a dwelling fire.
Police on location reported a working fire and the home has a limited access driveway. Engine 27-14 struck the 2nd alarm while enroute at 09:17 with the additional information they received from Police.
At 09:19 Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd alarm sending Engines 27-11, 20-12, Ladder 431, Tankers 20-21, 13-21, Rescue 27-41 and Emmaus 7 for the R.I.T.
Crews worked for over an hour extinguishing the fire that extended in the interior walls of the large dwelling. A second R.I.T. was added from Greenawalds Station 11. Tankers were used as the water supply because of the rural location.
No injuries were reported.
Mike Nester provided the video and photos.
|June 09, 2013 at 1:19AM|
Hanover, Pa. - At 18:04 Lehigh County Fire Dispatch sent Engine 33 and Ladder 33 (Han-Le-Co) for an apartment building fire at 568 Cedar Hill Drive (Allendale Apartments). With multiple calls being received, Chief 33 (Yoder) special-called Stations 2 (Catasauqua), 15 (Hanover, Northampton County) and EMS 75 for a full response before arriving on location. They were dispatched at 18:10.
Ladder 33 arrived on scene and the chief reported a working fire in a two-story apartment building with heavy fire on the top floor.
Firefighters stretched 3 lines and started an exterior attack. They were getting reports of a dog inside the fire apartment. Once firefighters gained entry and started to advance in via the stairwell to the second floor apartment, Han-Le-Co Firefighters Will Hummell and Tim Johnson rescued a dog named Houdini who was found at the bottom of the stairwell and Catasauqua Firefighter Captain Duke Hartranft carried the un-responsive dog to safety.
Moments later, the dog came through and was walking around.
The fire was contained to one second floor apartment.
|June 07, 2013 at 2:04PM|
Coopersburg, Pa. - Friday morning at 05:55 AM Coopersburg Police were sent to the intersection of 3rd and E. Station Avenue for an accident with unknown injuries involving 3 vehicles.
Car 504 arrived and requested fire for a car rolled-over. At the same time, Dispatch was getting reports of people trapped.
At 05:58, EMS station 72, Rescue 441, Engine 412 and Engine 2713 were dispatched for an auto extrication.
Rescue 441 arrived at 06:06 and found a car on its side with one male still inside and went to work with its tools. EMS requested Bucks Medic 108 at 06:08 to assist at the scene.
Photo and video by Jay Wagner.
|May 25, 2013 at 11:44AM|
Upper Milford, Pa. - At 11:30 AM Lehigh County Fire Dispatchers sent Lower Milford Station 13 and a Medic unit from Montgomery County to Kings Highway in the area of Baus Road near the County line for a female struck by a car. The caller stated that the victim was unconscious.
Emergency personnel arrived in the area and couldn't find the accident. The dispatcher stated that the caller was not familiar with the area. 9 minutes later, 9-1-1 center received another call of a pedestrian struck in Upper Milford Township at 6670 Kings Highway South near Kohler Road. Emergency personnel from Upper Milford were dispatched. An officer from 13 arrived on location and requested Medevac on stand-by and EMS to expedite. Macungie EMS was also dispatched to the new location. CPR was in progress when EMS arrived.
Command requested Medevac to fly but was cancelled minutes later by Paramedics on the scene. The coroner from Lehigh County was requested to the scene.
|May 24, 2013 at 11:21PM|
Hanover Twp., Pa. - Around 4:30 PM Han-Le-Co Station 33 was dispatched to 1710 Hoover Avenue for smoke inside the structure. Chief 33-01 (Yoder) went responding and the fire dispatcher advised the chief that they are now receiving multiple calls for smoke from the roof of the building.
The chief requested Station 15 (Hanover, Norco) and Catasauqua 2 to respond. Chief 33 arrived on location and transmitted heavy smoke from the 1-story commercial building.
Firefighters stretched 3 hand lines into the interior for fire in the roof. Ladder 33 and Ladder 2 went to the roof to cut vent holes and ventilate the smoke condition.
Chief 33 requested the F.A.S.T. company from Greenawalds 11.
The interior of the insurance agency received smoke damage. It appears as though most of the fire damage was contained in the roof area.
YouTube Video provided by Zach Spadaccia. Photographs by Dennis Wetherhold Jr.
|May 16, 2013 at 8:19PM|
Catasauqua, Pa. - Engine 211, 212 and Rescue 241 under command of Chief 2 (Hertzog) took in a car fire in the 100 block of Walnut Street just off Front Street at 18:55 hours Thursday.
Companies found a car with an engine compartment fire and stretched one hand line. The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes.
|May 09, 2013 at 3:40PM|
North Whitehall, Pa. - 16:00 hours North Whitehall Companies 22 & 16 were dispatched for a report of a car fire with exposures at 4136 Mauch Chunk Road at the Ironton Autobody Shop.
Slatington Fire Department Deputy Chief Nicholas was in the area and reported the car fully-involved but not compromising any buildings.
Schnecksville Tanker 22-21 arrived and stretched a trash line. The fire was knocked down within minutes of arrival. Neffs responded with an engine and tanker. A second hand line was stretched as a back-up.
|May 03, 2013 at 1:42AM|
Catasauqua, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted the box for an apartment building fire for the address 2 Front Street at Silver Manor, sending Catasauqua 2, North Catasauqua 18 and EMS 75 at 15:08. They also received the alarm system for apartment 402.
Police arrived at 15:10 and reported a working apartment fire.
207 transmitted the 2nd alarm upon receiving the size-up from Police. Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd at 15:14, sending Whitehall Engines 1, 2, 3, Rescue 8, Hanleco Engine 3311, Greenawalds Rescue 1141 (F.A.S.T.) and Northampton County station 14.
Whitehall Chief 1A (3602) arrived and went inside to investigate and found a fire in the exterior wall and ordered the ladder to the 4th floor. He reported that this is no "room & contents" job.
As the fire extended to the cockloft, extra companies were special-called (3rd alarm equivalent) sending to the scene Hanorco Tower Ladder 15, Northampton Boro Engine 42 and Woodlawn 32.
Engine 3311 laid a supply line on Race Street over the railroad tracks. Command had Southern Norfolk notified to stop all train traffic until further notice.
Whitehall's Engine 1 (3611) had the hydrant at Front and Race Street and stretched one line to the 4th floor interior.
Ladder 231 positioned on side 4 (North) of the building. Whitehall's Squrt, Ladder 33 and Norco Tower Ladder 15 all positioned on side 2 (South) and went into service. Truck company members worked on opening up the roof and made a good stop of the fire in the cockloft.
Other members worked on the fire escape to open up the exterior wall and extinguished the fire in the walls. All searches came up negative.
One firefighter received minor injuries.
4 hand lines were stretched and 3 were in operation.
|April 30, 2013 at 11:18PM|
Lower Macungie, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Stations 30 (Wescosville) and 25 (Trexlertown) to the address next to 1203 Tee Court for a house fire at 21:40 hours Tuesday night.
First arriving companies found a 2-story Middle-of-Row (M/O/R) with heavy smoke showing. A size-up of the property revealed heavy fire venting out of the 1st floor rear (side 3) and up to the roof.
Crews stretched in and made an interior attack, quickly darkening down the bulk of the fire and stretched another line to the rear exterior. Other companies checked exposures on both sides for extension.
Firefighters retrieved a dog and a few cats from the fire building. Lehigh Valley C.A.R.T. responded to render aid to the pets. In the last photo you see C.A.R.T. members attending to a dog in back of the pick-up truck.
Firefighters remained on the scene for a few hours doing extensive overhaul and making sure all the fire was extinguished.
|April 02, 2013 at 5:25PM|
Coplay, Pa - At 10:15 PM Monday April 1, 2013 Coplay Engine 5-11 and Whitehall Rescue 8 and 5 respond to 300 Cherry Street for a car into the building of the American Club of Coplay.
Fire Department members found a single car into the corner of the building with one male in pinned in the drivers seat.
The rescue companies cut the roof off the car to free the driver, who was in critical condition. The 41 year-old male was rushed to the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest campus and pronounced dead.