Thursday for Station 9
Thursday June 25
would be a busy day for the Factoryville Fire Co. The day started
off around 08:00 with an assist to Station 5 Dalton on an activated fire
alarm at the Parker Hill Church. Command 5 would hold all units at
station after dispatch and Tanker 9 was later returned. Around 09:30
Station 9 was dispatched for an activated fire alarm at the Lackawanna
Trail High School. Chief 9 (R. Gow) would return all units after
dispatch. At 2:45 Station 9 and Station 5 was dispatched for a two
car MVA on SR's 6 & 11 in front of Tall Timbers Village. FP 9
(E. McElwee) marked on scene advising one car over the guide rail and two
patients minor injuries. Ambulance 9 handled the patient refusals
while Rescue 9 controlled the hazards and Engine 5 assisted with traffic
control. All units were returned within 45 mins.
Unites on Scene
Rescue 9, Ambulance
9, Engine 5, CLS, PSP, Dalton PD
and Tanker Run Mutual Aid Fire
At 10:00 a.m. on
Monday June 22 Station 17 and Ambulance 9 were dispatched for a reported
structure fire on SR 2009 in Lathrop Twp. Lieutenant 17-13 (R. McClain)
went enroute to the station requesting a full response from Hop Bottom.
Chief 9B (B. Gow) would arrive on scene confirming a mobile home with a
working fire in the rear of the residence.
Chief 17A (J. Herron)
would immedieatly request Tanker 9 on the assist. The tanker responded
within minutes and while enroute Chief 17A would request the whole second
alarm bringing Engine 9 also. Engine 17 arrived and took an aggressive
interior attack holding the fire to the rear of the trailer with Tanker
9 comming in behind and securing an initial water supply. Hop Bottom
Engine 2 set up a water supply a half mile down the road just incase it
was needed, while Engine 9's crew assisted with overhaul. Units operated
on scene for two hours before being returned. A great job was done
by all especially the crew that had the first attack line holding the fire
to the rear of the residence.
Units on Scene
Engine 17, Engine
9, Tanker 9, Support 9, Hop Bottom Engine 2 and Rescue 4
Complete additional national certifications
the following Factoryville Fire Company members who recently completed
National Pro-Board and IFSAC Certifications. The testing consisted of both
written and practical evaluations based on the Job Performance Requirements
taken from the applicable NFPA Standard.
Russ Gow (NFPA 472 HazMat Ops and NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter
Assistant Fire Chief
Brian Gow (NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II)
Kevin Howard (NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I)
James Wassell (NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II)
Helmets off to you
for your dedication and commitment to make the Factoryville Fire Company
a better trained organization that serves our community and it’s citizens.
In addition Fire Lieutenant
Kyle Stanton and Assistant Safety officer Jody Nowalk recently completed
forty hours of Incident Command Training by taking both ICS 300 (Intermediate
ICS for expanding incidents for operational first responders and ICS 400,
Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff, Complex incidents and MACS
for operational first responders. Good Job to all and again,thanks!
Fire Co. would like to congratulate....
Wasilewski for successfully completing his Driver/Operator Pumper Certification.
With Joe the Fire Co. now has 7 Certified Driver/Operator Pumper, and will
now be taking the Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply in September. Also,
congratulations to Bob Holley for successfully passing his National Registry
Fire Chief Russ Gow,
Asst. Chief Kevin Howard, Captain Brian Gow and Lieutenant Kyle Stanton
on successfully completing the NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor 1 &
Alice Foley and Kathy
Smith on successfully completing their PA EMT Certification.
Sean Veety for successfully
passing his NFPA 1001 Firefighter I. Great Job Sean!
Lindsey Gannon upon
successfully passing her PA EMT. Lindsey is also a certified EMT
in the state of Maryland.
Volunteer Fire Company to Bolster
Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant
Volunteer Fire Company received a $1600 fire prevention grant recently
from FM Global, a leading property insurer of the world’s largest businesses
based in Johnston, R.I.
Gow, Fire Chief Factoryville Fire Company(left) receives a check for $1600
from Gary Ryman (center) Senior Engineering Specialist for FM Global.
Sheila Roberts, Chair Person for the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center
PTO Fire Prevention Day watches over the presentation. Factoryville Fire
Company plans on using the funding to supplement the Annual Fire Prevention
Day Activities held very year during National Fire prevention Week.
“At FM Global, we
believe the majority of property damage is preventable—not inevitable—and
we are pleased to make funding available to organizations, like the Factoryville
Volunteer Fire Company, that share the same philosophy,” said Michael Spaziani,
manager of FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program. “After all, it’s
much better to prevent a disaster than to recover from one.”
FM Global’s highly
competitive Fire Prevention Grant Program (www.fmglobal.com/grants) awards
grants quarterly to fire departments—as well as national, state, regional,
local and community organizations worldwide—that best demonstrate a need
for funding, where dollars can have the greatest impact on preventing,
preparing for and controlling fire in the community.
The Factoryville Fire
Company was presented the grant by FM Global New York Field Office Senior
Engineering Specialist Gary Ryman. The Fire Company plans on utilizing
the money to supplement the annual Fire Prevention program sponsored by
the four fire companies( Dalton,Factoryville,Fleetville,Nicholson) and
the Lackawanna Trail Parents and Teacher’s organization (LTPTO) at the
Lackawanna Trail Elementary School.
The ambulance is the
first due BLS truck for Factoryville Borough, Clinton Twp., Nicholson Borough,
Nicholson Twp. in Wyoming County, part of Laplume Twp., and Benton Twp.
in Lackawanna County, and part of Lathrop Twp., and Lenox Twp., in Susquehanna
County. This new ambulance will serve the residents of these communities
greatly. The new ambulance is pretty much the same as the old one with
the exception of the truck front instead of the van, and the four wheel
drive. Though it is slightly bigger than the last ambulance it will
make a great addition to the Factoryville Fire Company fleet.
Fire Company took delivery of their brand new 2008 F-450 4x4 Horton Ambulance
at the end of April, and after getting it lettered, adding the equipment,
and getting it licensed it was put into service around the end of May.
The members of the
Factoryville Fire Co. would like to congratulate Jamie Wassell and Thomas
Reimann on successfully completing their IFSAC/Pro Board Firefighter I
Certifications at the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center.
With these two new additions it brings Station 9's total of FF I's &
II's to 15. Also, congratulations to Adrian Bianchi on successfully
completing the Pennsylvania Department of Health Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician.
on Working Structure
09:30 on May 26 Station 9 was dispatched to assist Station 63 on a working
structure fire at CJ's Deli. Chief 63 A (R. Walton) was already on
scene with fire self venting on the B side of the structure. Engine
9 responded within minutes with a crew of 7 and the Tanker following with
a crew of 3. Upon arrival Engine 63 had a good knock on the fire
with Engine 9's crew entering the A side checking for extension.
Ladder 5 arrived and performed the vertical ventilation. The fire was contained
to the apartment half of the building and extinguished. Units operated
for approx. 3 hours.
Units on the
Engine 63, Tanker
63, Engine 9, Tanker 9, Ambulance 9, Ladder 5, Engine 5, Tanker 5, Ambulance
5-9, Rescue 36, Tanker 36. Nicholson Fire was on stand by at thier
station, and Station 5 had Engine 12 relocate to their station.
of the Factoryville Fire Company would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs
Kyle Stanton. Kyle is a lieutenant with the Fire Company. We would like
to send our good will and wishes to Kyle and Cat, and welcome her to the
fire company family. They were married on Saturday May 17 at the Methodist
Church in Factoryville.
Tuesday Keeps Station 9 Running
After clearing the
first call of the day at 05:30 the day was quiet until 10:40 a.m. when
Wyoming County dispatched Station 9 for the 2 car mva on SR 6 & 11
across the street from Edwards Auto Repair.
Units on the Crash
|Chief 9B (Howard)
arrived on scene assuming command and advising all units no entrapment,
fluids down, possibly one patient , the rest sign offs. Rescue 9
handled the hazards, while Ambulance 9 and Ambulance 5-9 transported one
patient each to the area hospital. Engine 5 was cancelled.
Units operated for about one hour.
Rescue 9, Ambulance
9, Engine 5, Ambulance 5-9
After clearing the
second crash little did Station 9 know there was another call to come.
At approx. 14:20 Wyoming County dispatched Station 9 to SR 6 & 11 near
the Intersection of SR 438 for wires down and fire in the woods.
Chief 9 (R. Gow) arrived on scene assuming command advising units of a
small brush fire. Fire was extinguished by units from Tanker 9 and
Brush 5. Units operated on scene for about one hour.
Units on the Brush
Tanker 9, Ambulance
9, Brush 5, Engine 5
Morning Crash Draws Response
Rescue 9 handled the
hazards while Engine 5 handled traffic. Ambulance 9 and Ambulance
5-9 transported the patients to the area hospital. Units operated
on the scene for approx. 90 minutes.
||On April 22 at approx.
04:00 a.m. Wyoming County dispatched Station 9 and Station 5 out of Lackawanna
County for the 1 car mva rollover on routes 6 & 11 east of Keystone
College. Lieutenant 9B (Wasilewski) arrived on scene advising three
patients all walking wounded.
Units on the Crash
Rescue 9, Ambulance
9, Engine 5, Ambulance 5-9, CLS 6, CLS 8, and PSP Dunmore
Car MVA with Entrapment
On April 19 at approx.
2:18 a.m. Wyoming County dispatched Station 9 for a 1 car mva with entrapment
and the vehicle on fire. Lieutenant 9A (Stanton) arrived on scene
advising all units that the car was fully involved. Prior to the
arrival of Lieutenant 9A a passerby did a rapid extrication of the patient
from the vehicle before the passenger compartment was engulfed in flames.
Once the passerby had the patient extricated two unknown actors arrived
and fled the scene with the patient. Engine 9 then arrived extinguishing
the fire. Units operated on scene for approx. 90 minutes. Photos
Units on the Crash
Engine 9, Tanker
9, Ambulance 9, TYler 601, Tunkhannock Borough Police
to Back Calls
While enroute Tanker
9 monitered the Radio transmissions and heard that Ambulance 5-9 was unable
to make the fire alarm due to they have drove upon a 2 car mva infront
of Restore auto body on SR 6 & 11. Command 5 knew that Tanker
9 was within close proximity of the wreck so he redirected Tanker 9 to
Command 5 then had Rescue
9, Rescue 2, Ambulance 4-9, and CLS 6 dispatched to the wreck also.
Tanker 9 blocked traffic while Rescue 9 assisted with patient removal and
fluids down. Rescue 2 was returned upon arrival of Rescue 9, Ambulance
5-9 transported 1 patient, and Ambulance 4-9 obtained a patient refusal.
Units operated for about 45 mins.
On April 8, 2008
at around 15:30 Wyoming County dispatched Tanker 9 to assist Station 5
(Dalton) on a fire alarm on Lilly Lake Rd.
Units on the Crash
Rescue 9, Tanker
9, Tanker 5-3, Ambulance 5-9, Rescue 2, Ambulance 4-9, CLS 6, Dalton Police,
South Abington Police
At 23:45 hours
on March 26th Wyoming County dispatched Tanker 9 by request of Lackawanna
County to relocate to Station 36 (Scott Township) to cover the area while
multiple departments operated on a fully involved structure fire at Highway
Auto Parts in Archbald. Tanker 9 relocated and stood by at Station
36 along with Engine 26-1 (Excelsior Hose of Olyphant) for approx. 5 hours.
Wyoming County reported
that this would be assisting Tunkhannock Ambulance as they were enroute
to the hospital they decided to fly their trauma patient.
17:00 Wyoming County dispatched Engine 9 to set up a landing zone at the
Lackawanna Trail High School.
Engine 9 with a crew
of 6 responded and set up the LZ for MedEvac 4. Tunkhannock Ambulance
1-11 arrived with the Trauma patient, and with crews from both companies
the patient was loaded and the chopper took off. Units operated on
scene for 30 minutes.
Units on the Call
Engine 9, Ambulance
1-11, Tyler 601, MedEvac 4
At13:00 on March
10 Wyoming County dispatched Rescue 9 and Ambulance 9 for a two car MVA
on Routes 6&11 at the entrance to Keystone College. Chief 9A
(Sherman) arrived on scene reporting two vehicles with 3 patients, two
possible refusals one with a head injury. Rescue 9 arrived on scene
contolling traffic, assisting with patient removal, and cleaning up fluids.
A patient was transported by Ambulance 9 with ALS aboard. Units operated
on scene for an hour.
Rescue 9, Ambulance 9, Ambulance 5-9, Tyler 601 Photolink
alarm fire wrecks business
Engine 9's crew took
an aggressive attack with 2 deck guns, but ran short on water. Tanker 9
and Triton tanker 5 arrived and supplied a tanker nurse operation
for E9 until supply lines could be established. Nicholson E2 arrived and
established a 5" supply line from the creek feeding E9 giving an adequate
amount of water. E63 established another 5" supply line to feed Ladder
5. Triton E2 established a tanker fill site down the road.
Due to heavy fire load, and repeated explosions the fire moved rapidly
through the building, and the building was totally lost.
On Feb 22 around
9 a.m. Wyoming county dispatched Station 9 for a reported structure fire
at Complete Auto on SR 6. Lieutenant 9A (Stanton) arrived on scene
confirming the fire, assumed command, and called for a second alarm.
Upon arrival there was heavy fire on the AB corner with extension into
the BC corner.
Units on the box:
9, Tanker 9, Nicholson E2, Nicholson T4, Ladder 5, Ambulance 5-9, Engine
63, Tanker 63, Triton E2, Triton T5, Car 2, Rescue 2, Tanker 2, EMA 1&2,
DEP, PSP Tunk., PSP Fire Marshal, and Tanker 36 relocated to Station 9
Rescue 9 arrived
on scene assisting with fuel containment, while the patients were in the
hands of EMS. Moments after Rescue 9 was redirected to the Nicholson
Carnival grounds to set up a landing zone by authority of Nicholson 1 (Roberts).
After setting up the LZ and assisting Life Flight 3 Rescue 9 was again
redirected to the intersection of SR 92 and West Nicholson Rd. to shut
down the highway. Units operated on scene for about 5 hours.
SUV vs. Tractor trailer
On Feb 21 at 13:27
Wyoming county dispatched Station 9 and Nicholson fire for a two car MVA
SUV vs. Tractor Trailer on SR 92. Nicholson 2 (Herron) arrived on
scene stating two vehicles tractor trailer blocking the highway, three
Units on the Crash
Rescue 9, Ambulance
9, Nicholson E2, Ambulance 1-10, Life Flight 3 (Photos)
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