At 15:40 hours Friday, March 21, 2014, Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Woodlawn and Greenawalds Fire and EMS 62 to the intersection of Mauch Chunk Road and Presidential Drive for a rescue.
Chief 32 arrives and reports one person trapped in back seat of car and a female on the ground injured.
Tanker 32 arrives and stretches a precautionary hand line and cribs the vehicle. Greenawalds Rescue 11 arrives shortly after and both companies put the spreaders into service to take the rear passenger door off and safely extricate the patient.
The red car was pulling out of Presidential to make a left on Mauch Chunk Road when it was T-boned by a car traveling northbound on Mauch Chunk. Two people were transported to the hospital. The roadway was closed in both directions while police and fire officials operated at the scene.
Bethlehem Township, PA. - Shortly before 13:30 hours Wednesday Afternoon Bethlehem Township Fire and EMS were dispatched to mile marker 1 on route 33 northbound for an accident with entrapment.
The accident involved a tractor trailer and a charter bus. The driver of the truck was heavily pinned. EMS Command requested a MCI for about 40 patients on the bus which was carrying the Army Basketball Team.
The driver of the truck was extricated in about 45 minutes and was transported to a local trauma center. Route 33 was closed for couple of hours while they cleaned up the scene and investigation.
Late Wednesday morning crews are dispatched to I-78 Eastbound between Summit Lawn and Lehigh Street for a reported Tractor trailer accident with rescue and fire.
As crews go responding heavy smoke is seen pushing off South Mountain from the highway, first officer on location reports no pin however they had two trucks heavily involved and 4 additional tankers are immediately requested.
A total of 3 EMS units are requested for patients and an additional one is added do to icing conditions. Lehigh County Hazmat is requested for a large fuel spill from one of the trucks and the interstate partially opened about two hours after the crash.
Allentown, Pa. -Box 3232 was transmitted at 23:33 for a report of a fire in an apartment building with people trapped in apartments at 285 East Union Street (S. Carlisle St.) sending Engines 13, 6, 9, 14 (F.A.S.T.), Truck 2 and Battalion 43 (Henrick).
43 arrives and reports fire showing from the second floor of a 2-story multiple dwelling. Engine 13 brings water to the fire from the plug at S. Carlisle and E. Union Streets and stretched 1 hand line to the top floor.
Engine 9 crew under the command of Lt. James Kutz throws a ground ladder to the second floor window and rescues 3 tenants from the apartment. Battalion 43's Aide rescues 1 tenant from the 1st floor.
Companies stretching to the second floor find heavy fire in a laundry room located at the front of the building. The fire quickly darkens down.
Truck 2 flies the bucket to the roof and cuts a vent hole.
All the tenants rescued were not injured and EMS did not transport anyone.
Battalion 43 special-calls one additional engine on top of the 1st alarm. Engine 4 is dispatched as the additional company.
Red Cross assisted the tenants. All utilities were shut off to the building therefore the tenants had to be relocated for the evening.
Slatington, Pa. - At 01:00 hours Wednesday morning, Lehigh County stations 24 and EMS 67 were dispatched to 1227 Main Street near Grove Street for an auto extrication.
Chief 24-02 (Nicholas) arrives on location and reports 1 person heavily entrapped under the dash with poles and wires down and requested Walnutport Rescue 29 and the helicopter put on stand-by.
Rescue crews from Slatington and Walnutport worked for 90 minutes cutting away the car to free the victim. The driver's legs were trapped under the dashboard. Once free, the ambulance transported the patient to an awaiting PennStar Helicopter at the Borough pool.
Station 16 (Neffs) was called in to cover the Slatington Fire Station but was later called to the scene to help rotate through exhausted rescue workers.
Crews remained on the scene while police conducted their investigation.
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