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Monday, August 11, 2014 09:25
SHAMOKIN CITY (NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY), PA: On August 11th at 09:25 the Shamokin Fire Departments and AREA EMS were dispatched to a house fire in Shamokin. The fire was located at 128 South Vine Street of the 5th Ward section of Shamokin. Shamokin Engine 11 arrive first on the scene is to find a 2 1/2 story double home with fire in its kitchen. The Shamokin Assistant Fire Chief then quickly had the second alarm dispatched to the scene at 09:34 hours. Additional fire companies from Mount Carmel Township, Mount Carmel, Kulpmont and Coal Township where then dispatch to the fire. Fire fighters used large hose lines and deck guns to attack the fire in a defensive mode. Fire fighters enter the home with hose lines to knock down the fire in the rear of the first floor. The fire made its way into the walls and travelled to the common attic area. The fire quickly jumped to the exposure home on the Delta side and took over the attic. Firefighters enter exposure home with additional hose lines to stop the fire extension. Shamokin Ladder 32 and Mount Caramel Ladder 2 deployed their ground ladders to the burning building. Fire fighters then gained access to the roof to vent the attic area. In minutes the fire vented from the roof and windows of the exposure home. Fire fighters were evacuated and the third alarm was brought to the fire scene. Firefighters use their portable monitors in front of the home in a defensive mode. The fire in the attic was knocked down to allow fire fighters to reenter the two homes. It took over an hour to properly overhaul and extinguished all the hot spots. The Second and Third alarm fire units were released from the scene after 13:00 hours, but the City units remained on the scene till 15:00 hours. The fires rekindled on the second floor prior to 18:00 hours and had to be re-extinguished by the fire fighters. The fire chief believes the fire started in the kitchen and may have been accidental. The two families have been displaced and are receiving the assistance of the American Red Cross.
Story and Pictures by Stephen Barrett, the Coal Region Correspondent:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
THANK YOU; IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE SO MANY FOLLOWERS AND FANS! After 4 years of consistent daily blogging on the Fire Service as CentralPABravest I am calling it quits to focus on my personal life, career and family. With my children tur...ning 6, 7 and 10 this fall and my days and weekends consumed with swim team, t-ball, baseball, ballet, and Hershey Park season passes I feel I can no longer produce daily posts on the Fire Service. Producing a story every morning and sometimes twice a day takes a lot of time and energy away from your family. We are also in the process of selling our home in Progress and looking for new one in the country, talk about stressful! I will be leaving both pages up for the content to be viewed and for a post from time to time with nothing daily or consistent. I would like to thank Tim Knepp and Jason Greer for helping me get started, both have contributed numerous images and fire related articles in my first year of blogging. Brothers and Sisters of Central PA and beyond; Keep up the great work, stay safe and be sure to pass on your knowledge and experience so we can continue to put out some of the most aggressive INTERIOR Firefighters that the Fire Service has to offer! THANK YOU! ~Matt~
Friday, May 30, 2014
15 years ago today we lost two Brothers from the DCFD at the "Cherry Road Fire", Gone But Not Forgotten........ This is a daily log book from Engine 10 from the DCFD. To see these words written by their Brothers is overwhelmingly powerful! Image courtesy of the Friendship Fire Association, click the link and give them a "like"
Thursday, May 29, 2014
NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Montgomery County, MD is hiring for Federal Firefighter positions. Here is a link to their website, check them out http://www.powerhouse51.com/
Click this link to apply for the position https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371051700?share=facebook
Thursday, May 29, 2014
"Throw-Back-Thursday" These two
Truck Companies have cracked countless roofs, set-up on numerous corners
and tossed thousands of ground ladder footage in Harrisburg City,
"Harrisburg-Metro" and special call locations around Central PA. Central PA Truckin....not afraid to put the boots on the roof! ~Matt~
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Furniture sprayed with flame retardants are KILLING Firefighters left and right, this is downright SCARY!!
This is going to become an epidemic if it hasn't already become one!
Please wear your mask and keep clean folks, you aren't cool if you can
breathe smoke and look dirty. Click the link for the story
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Who cooks in your firehouse, Engine or Truck? Breaking bread with the crew should take priority over anything, no matter what someone should cook a meal!! Don't be lazy, the Medic and Ambo are out taking an a$$ whooping so someone needs to step up and cook! Here are a few recipes that are proven and GOOD, click the link to check them out! http://www.centralpabravest.com/news/index/category/11122
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Central PA Firefighters, two questions for you to answer today!
1. You’re the pump operator of the 2nd
in Engine Company; you know you’re going to have a Tower Ladder flowing, deck
gun and most likely a 2 ½” attack line. How many total GPM’s is that and what
should you pump your 5” supply line discharge connection at?
could you also add on to your hydrant to possibly get a little more “bang for
your buck” out of it?
2. You’re an officer on the fire ground and notice
a free standing brick wall, what is the formula for collapse zone?
To answer the
questions go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/CentralPABravestcom/190508730992035
Monday, May 26, 2014
On my commute home I sit here and imagine how
it must feel completely different to some Moms, Dads, Wives, Husband's,
Daughters and Sons waking up on this beautiful morning. The family members of the brave who sacrificed it all for our freedom and easy going lives are going to wake up with an empty spot in their hearts this beautiful am.
With that being said, take a minute to thank a veteran or the family
members who lost a loved one today. They all knew the risks in serving
our great country. ~Matt~
Sunday, May 25, 2014
"Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday" Because I'm pretty sure it is easier to throw a hood in the washer than having your kids say..... "Daddy why couldn't you have just washed your hood, we miss you soooo much" NOBODY IS TOUGHER THAN CANCER! Click the related link, this is real Brothers and Sisters! http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/05/21/firefighter-high-cancer-rates/9368443/ ~Matt~
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