Our apparatus committee completed the pre-construction of our new pumper tanker this evening. Over the last few months, the volunteers had met with several manufacturers on several occasions to review what was needed and expected. After an in-depth review, the committee had recommended Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus with Rosenbauer America. As we recently posted in December, the Penn Forest Township Supervisors agreed to provide funds for not just one, but two apparatus that were needed in the township. Our Station #1 (District 12) was also in need of an engine. We again would like to thank the Supervisors and community for the overwhelming amount of support the last few months to make this project possible. This apparatus will be replacing our 1996 Semo/International tanker which had begun to show its age. Below we attached a drawing of the new tanker going into yesterday’s meeting. Additional modifications were made throughout the meeting so the picture is not exact but very close. Our 2020 Rosenbauer Commander Custom FX Pumper Tanker is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2021!
1500 GPM Hale Q-MAX Pump
Cummins X15 Engine
Allison EVS 4000 Transmission
1-3500 Gallon Foldable Water Tank & Rack
3-15’ Sections of Suction Hose
1-Roof, Extension, & Foldable Ladder
Mechanical Federal Q2B Recessed on Front Bumper
Federal Signal Warning Lights
Rear and Side Cameras
1-Electric Rear Dump Chute with Removable 90 Degree Rotating Chute
On-Spot Chain System
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Fourth Annual Golf TournamentMountain Laurel Golf CourseJuly 31st, 2020Breakfast & Registration - 8:00 AMShotgun Start - 9:00 AM$75 per Player Includes:Breakfast, 18 Holes, Luncheon Banquet, & AwardsFormat: Four Person ScramblePrizes for:Lowest Team Scores, Two FlightsLongest Drive - MenLongest Drive - WomenClosest to the Pin - Men & WomenAdditional Prize Pools:Pot of Gold Par Three HoleFifty-Fifty DrawingPutting ContestMulligans will be Available for $5For Information:Firehouse - (5...
***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***Engine 2210 responded to a CO alarm in Towamensing Trails. When volunteers arrived, they found the residents outside, who were awakened by the alarm and called 911. After crews made entry with their SCBA, they had readings throughout the residence and a very high reading in the garage. After ventilating and investigating, crews found the batteries of the golf cart were to blame. Lead based batteries can release hydrogen gas if charged improperly or if a charging ...
Command 2277 with UTV 2278, Utility 2279 with UTV 2276, Rescue 2255, and Engine 2210 with seventeen volunteers responded to a search off the Lehigh River. Carbon County 911 was able to get the callers plot within a few meters making it easy for crews to locate them. Units originally tried to make access to the lost individuals off of Forest Lake Drive but were unable to make contact due to the rough terrain. Command officers then decided that the best access would be off Greystones Jeras Ro...
Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, and Rescue 2255 with seventeen volunteers responded to a working dwelling fire on Sweet Briar Lane. Engine 2210 arrived after Engine 1211 and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded. Units were on-scene for just over thirty minutes when they were notified about a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Old Stage Road. Rescue 2255 responded from the fire scene and requested District 16 for assistance due to the extended E...
Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, Rescue 2255, Engine 2216, and Command 2277 responded to a dwelling fire with entrapment on McKuen Way, Towamensing Trails. Engine 2210 arrived to smoke showing and a victim on the third floor. Volunteers immediately went to work with an attack line and ladders to make contact with the patient. Patient was extricated and then treated and transported by Lehighton ALS. Districts 4, 12, 16, 17, and Lake Harmony EMS also responded. The PSP Fire Marshall is investigating for ...
Engine 2210, Rescue 2255, Tanker 2236, and Command 2277 responded to a dwelling fire on Forest Lake Drive, Pleasant Valley West. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.Engine 2210 and Rescue 2255 assisted Lehighton Ambulance with patient extrication on Tamarack Terrrace, Indian Mountain Lakes.
***FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE***Today (5/22/2020) will be the last evening for our food assistance program that we have been providing since Carbon County is now in the “yellow phase.” Approximately 800 meals have been provided to those in need since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to THANK everyone for their assistance from donations to time and patience over the last few months through this very different time. Thanks again for all of your support! **...
Engine 2210, Rescue 2255, and Command 2277 with seventeen volunteers established a landing zone for LVHN MedEvac 2 on Meckesville Road. District 12 and Lehighton Ambulance also responded.Rescue 2255 and Command 2277 also assisted Lehighton ALS on Nash Trail, Towamensing Trails, earlier in the day. District 12 also responded.
As many of you are aware, our social club (Firehouse Grill) provides majority of our operational funds throughout the year. Due to COVID-19, operations were suspended for the last two months and we are slowly starting to feel the impact. The Firehouse Grill will be providing take out on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s, and Saturday’s from 4 PM - 7 PM. All orders must be done over the phone with the last order being no later than 7 PM. Credit cards and cash are accepted! W...
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INFORMATION ON BURN BANS: Please call the Carbon County Communications Center @ (570) 325-9111 BEFORE burning to verify whether there is an active burn ban. Be sure to monitor the burn site and have a reliable water source nearby.