Clarks Summit Fire Co.
Brush Fire Class Held at Station 4 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 March 2011 08:00

Clarks Summit Fire Company recently held PA-130 Basic Wildland Firefighting instructed by the DCNR. The 16 hour course covered fire behavior, suppression tactics, and fireline construction. Several surrounding departments attended the class with Clarks Summit Firefighters.

 
Busy Night for Rescue and EMS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 February 2011 01:20

Rescue 4 and Ambulance 4-9 had an early start on Friday morning. Rescue 4 and 4-9 were requested by Engine 5 (Dalton) to assist them on a one car rollover with entrapment on Route 6 & 11. Engine 5 arrived and reported one patient out of the vehicle. Rescue 4 was cancelled and 4-9 was brought into the scene for a patient assessment and refusal. About 4 hours later, Rescues 2(Chinchilla) and 4, along with Ambulances 2-9 and 4-9 were dispatched to Winola Road and Route 307 for the two car, head on MVA. Ambulance 4-9 arrived on scene first and found the call to be on the Morgan Highway, not Winola Road. Rescues 2 and 4 arrived, controlled hazards, and helped package the patients on board Ambulances 2-9 and 4-9.

 
Car Fire with Exposure Problem PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 20:49

Engine and Ladder 4 along with Station 8 (Newton-Ransom) and Station 2 (Chinchilla) were dispatched to Orchard Drive in Newton Township for the car fire approximately 10 feet from the garage. Chief 8 arrived and reported the fully involved truck on fire with an exposure problem. Engine 4 arrived first and extinguished the fire with a 2" hand line and tank water. Engine 8 and Engine 2 arrived shortly after and checked the garage for any extension. With no extension and the fire out, command returned all units.

 
Smoke Condition on Electric Street PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 January 2011 19:07

Station 4 was dispatched to Electric Street in the Borough for the report of smoke in the structure. Chief 4 arrived on scene and reported a moderate smoke condition on the first floor and in the basement. Engine 4 arrived and traced the source of the smoke to smoldering cigarette butts underneath the front porch. The engine crew checked the area for extension and ventilated the structure. Crews operated for approx 20 minutes. While crews operated on Electric Street, Ladder 4 responded to a pole fire on West Grove Street.

 
Barn Fire in Newton Township PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 December 2010 15:36

Engine 4 and Ladder 4 were dispatched as part of the First Alarm Assignment along with Station 8 (Newton-Ransom) and Station 2 (Chinchilla) for the reported barn fire at the intersection of Laurel Hill Road and Milwaukee Road in Newton. Chief 8 arrived on scene and confirmed the working barn fire, then requested that the second alarm be dispatched. The Engine 4 crew arrived on scene and pulled two 2" hand lines to attack the fire from Side C. Half of the Engine 4 crew split and went to Side A of the barn and began cutting the exterior of the barn with a K12 saw to better access the fire. The Ladder 4 crew arrived and initially set up the ladder for master stream operations then were directed by command to advance a 2" hand line into the building to assist in extinguishment. Crews operated on scene for approx 4 hours.

 
Chimney Fire on Abington Road PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 23:03

Station 4 and Station 5 (Dalton) were dispatched to Abington Road for the reported chimney fire. Engine 4 and 4-9 arrived with Ladder 5 and Tanker 5. The Engine 4 crew went to work clearing the fireplace while the Ladder 5 crew utilized their aerial device to get to the roof and drop chains down the chimney to loosen burning debris. Fire was also found burning in the adjacent wall of the chimney. The Engine 4 crew carefully removed the wall and extinguished the burning material. With no additional extension crews cleared in approx 45 minutes.

 
2nd Alarm Fire at Cascade Tissue PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 December 2010 01:37

First Alarm Companies were dispatched to Cascade Tissue in Ransom for the working fire in the ceiling. Chief 8 arrived and confirmed the dispatch, then requested that the 2nd Alarm be dispatched. Ladder 4 arrived and went to work along with other first due companies extinguishing the fire in the rafter and roof area. Crews from Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming County operated at the fire for approx 90 minutes.

 

 

 

 
Station 4 EMTs Complete ITLS Course PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 December 2010 17:45

Five Station 4 EMTs successfully completed a 16 hour ITLS class hosted by Dalton Fire Company (Station 5). International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care, and is not only taught as continuing education course, but is also used as a textbook in many Paramedic, EMT, and first responder training programs. This rigorous course covered topics including Scene Size-Up, Patient Assessment, Shock, and various types of trauma such as Chest, Abdominal, and Spinal trauma. It concluded with an afternoon of testing consisting of a written exam and a practical skill station exam. Instructors from Geisinger Life Flight as well as Station 4’s own EMS-4, EMT-P Howard Hicks did an excellent job of presenting the material. Members of Dalton, Justus, Factoryville as well as other stations also benefited from the training.

For more info on ITLS: www.itrauma.org

For more info on Life Flight: www.geisinger.org/services/lifeflight

 
Fully Involved Garage Fire in Ransom PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 November 2010 21:55

Ladder and Engine 4 responded as part of the First Alarm Structure Box along with Station 8 (Newton-Ransom) and Station 2 (Chincilla) for the reported working garage fire on Bald Mountain Road in Ransom Township. Portable 8 arrived and reported the 50' x 100' foot garage fully involved with multiple explosions and exposure problems. Engine 4 arrived and went to work with the crew from Engine 8 cooling exposures and knocking down a good portion of the fire with supply water from Tanker 8-2. The Ladder 4 and Engine 2 crews also pulled attack lines off of Engine 8 and worked to extinguished the fire. Rescue 2 filled tankers from a nearby pond. Heavy machinery was brought in to tear through the rubble to extinguish hot spots. Crews cleared the scene at approx 01:30 hours. On Monday at approx 10:30 hours, Ladder 4 was clearing an alarm at the State Hospital and was requested back to the fire scene to assist the PSP Fire Marshal for the extinguishment of some final hot spots.

 
Members Complete Aerial Ops Class PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 November 2010 08:00

Several Members recently completed a 16 hour Aerial Operations Class held by Scott Hose Company (Station 36). Crews spent one night in lecture, followed by a night of vehicle familiarization, followed by a day full of scenarios and master stream operations. Members from Clarks Summit, Scott, and Dalton participated in the class.

 
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