Clarks Summit Fire Co.
Rescue and EMS help support EMT class PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 May 2011 08:00

Rescue 4 and Ambulance 4-9 helped out the EMT class from Community Medical Center with the Vehicle Rescue portion of their class. Crews spent Saturday morning running multiple different scenarios, learning patient packaging and hand tool operation. Station 4 has two members in the class who are scheduled to finish in mid-June. Good Luck to all in the class!

 
Ladder 4 Assists Area 2 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 23:41

Ladder 4 was dispatched as a Special Call to assist Station 2 (Chinchilla) for the reported structure fire on Griffin Pond Road. Station 2 was originally dispatched for an Activated Fire Alarm, but upon arrival Chief 2 was greeted with light smoke condition and requested Ladder 4 to the scene. Ladder 4 placed the aerial device to the roof and crews checked for any fire. Engine 2 located dust on top of a heating element producing the smoke, no fire. Crews cleared in approx 20 minutes.

 
Spring Storms Make for Busy Day at Station 4 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2011 00:00

As Spring Storms moved in early in the morning on the 28th, so did the fire calls. Station 4 responded to 8 fire calls throughout the day including multiple pumping calls, fire alarms, and trees down. While responding to an early morning box alarm in Dalton, Engine 4 was diverted to investigate traffic congestion on Route 6 &11 in Dalton. Engine 4 found a serious motor vehicle accident with one patient which needed transport to the area hospital. Engine 4 controlled hazards while Ambulance 4-9 transported one patient to the hospital. Station 4 members worked throughout the day to get the first due area back in order.

 
Waverly House Struck by Lightning PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 00:11

Station 4 and Station 5 (Dalton) were dispatched to Whitetail Run Road in Waverly for the house struck by lightening. Chief 5A arrived on scene and reported a light smoke condition in the residence with no visible fire. Engine 4 arrived and checked the interior of the house with the Thermal Imaging Camera, finding a small fire behind the washing machine that was extinguished prior to arrival.  Ladder 5 checked the exterior of the structure along with the rest of the interior with their TIC and found no fire. With no extension or smoke crews cleared in approx one hour.

 
Chimney Fire in Dalton PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 April 2011 19:58

Station 4 and Station 5 (Dalton) were dispatched to Dean Road in Dalton for the reported chimney fire. Chief 5A arrived and reported the working chimney fire with heavy smoke coming from the chimney and the first floor of the structure. Command 5 also reported some residents still on the 2nd floor unable to exit on their own. Ladder 5 arrived and evacuated the building then sent a crew to the roof to prepare to drop chains to loosen burning debris. The Engine 4 crew quickly emptied the firebox and cleaned out the falling burning debris. Ladder 4 checked for extension with the Thermal Imaging Camera,vented smoke, and threw ladders. Tanker 9 (Factoryville) and Tanker 5 had water supply while Rescue 2 (Chinchilla) had RIT duties. Rescue 36 (Scott) also worked in to relieve some crews and Ambulance 4-9 operated as Rehab. Crews cleared in approx 1 1/2 hours with no extension found.

 
Electrical Fire in Glenburn PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 April 2011 07:01

Station 4 and Station 5 (Dalton) were dispatched to Park Blvd in Glenburn for the reported electrical fire in the residence, caller reporting a electrical outlet smoking. Chief 4 arrived on scene,established command, and confirmed the dispatch. Engine 4 and Ladder 5 arrived and isolated the power. After isolating the power, crews checked for extension and vented the structure. With no extension and power isolated, crews returned in approx 30 minutes.

 
Car Down Embankment in Dalton PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 April 2011 18:07

Rescue 4 and Ambulance 4-9 were dispatched to assist Station 5 (Dalton) on West Main Street in Dalton for the vehicle over a 200' embankment with one patient unresponsive in the vehicle. Chief 5A arrived on scene and reported one vehicle down the embankment with one patient still in the vehicle and one outside the vehicle. Crews arrived and went to work packaging the patients in Stokes Baskets for removal up the hill. Rescue 4 crews and Engine 5 crews removed both patients under 15 minutes and placed them in care of EMS.

 
Chimney Fire on Gravel Pond Road PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 March 2011 09:16

Station 4 and Station 5 were dispatched to North Gravel Pond Road in Glenburn Township for the Chimney Fire. Chief 4 arrived and reported heavy black smoke coming from the chimney with a small fire in the fireplace. Ladder 4, Ladder 5, Engine 4, and Tanker 5 arrived and went to work dropping chains down the chimney to loosen burning debris and cleared the fireplace. Crews checked the interior with a Thermal Imaging Camera and found no extension.  Crews operated for approx 40 minutes.

 
Wreck with Entrapment on Miller Road PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 March 2011 17:42

Rescue 4 responded along with Engine 5 (Dalton), 5-9, and CLS 9 (paramedics) to Miller Road in Waverly for the Motor Vehicle Road rollover with entrapment. Chief 4 arrived on scene reporting one car on the passenger side, resting against a tree with one patient entrapped in the vehicle. Rescue 4 and Engine 5 arrived and stabilized the vehicle with long wood shores and cribbing. Crews then began to remove the roof with reciprocating saws and hydraulic cutters. The patient was extricated quickly and was placed in the care of EMTs from Ambulance 5-9 and CLS 9. Crews operated for approx 40 minutes.

 
Chimney Fire in the Green PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 22:18

Station 4 was dispatched to Armstrong Ave in Clarks Green for the chimney fire. Chief 4 arrived on scene and reported embers coming out of the chimney and requested Engine 2 into the scene as well. Ladder 4 arrived and sent half the crew to the roof to check the chimney and half the crew to the interior to check the fireplace. The fire was found to be smoldering in the elbow of the chimney and was extinguished prior to arrival. Ladder 4 crew along with the Car 2 crew checked the interior with the thermal imaging camera, finding no extension. Crews cleared in approx 25 minutes.

 
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