Happy New Year!
Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Company #2
Safety 2200 - John Roberts
Chief 2201 - Dave Vukovic
Deputy Chief 2202 - Mike Wasson
Assistant Chief 2203 - David Michael Jr.
2nd Assistant Chief 2204 - David Michael III
Captain 2205 - Jordon Newbern
Lieutenant 2206 - Tyler Michael
Engineer 2207 - Daniel McFeeley
Assistant Engineer 2208 - Jarad Yeastedt
Fire Police Captain 2280 - Ray Kinsley
Fire Police Lieutenant 2281 - Charles Brown
Fire Police Lieutenant 2282 - Carl Quartararo
2020 Quick Facts
230 Calls for Service
214 Calls in Penn Forest Township
16 Mutual Aid Calls into the Townships of Kidder, Chestnuthill, Lehigh, Tunkhannock, and the Boroughs of Palmerton & Summit Hill
20 Working Fire Responses
5 MVAs w/ Entrapment
Other incidents include; alarms, brush fires, EMS assists, Fire Police, MVAs, pole/wire fires, searches, rescues, vehicle fires, etc.
Total Incident Duration Time - 176+ Hours
Incident Manpower Hours - 2085+
Drill Manpower Hours - 2314+
Functions/PR Manpower Hours - 755+
Additional Training Hours - 490+
Total 2020 Manpower Hours* - 5644+
*Does not include any incident cleanup, preparation of events, maintenance of equipment and station, administrative work, and much more.
Average of 16 Volunteers per Incident
We would also like to thank everyone for their continued support over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to provide over 800 meals for those in need within our community from 3/17/2020 to 5/22/2020. Majority of our drills and functions, such as Chicken BBQs and Boot Drives, had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 as well. We are very excited to move on to 2021 as we do expect our new tanker within the first quarter of 2021. We hope everyone has a great new year as we all move on from this chapter called “2020.”
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Engine 2210 responded to a working dwelling fire on Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton Borough. Volunteers originally stood by, along with Truck 1321 at Palmerton’s station for any other incidents and then were requested to the scene for manpower. The crew remained on scene for five hours and were also able to rescue two kittens from the residence. Multiple departments from Carbon, Northampton, and Lehigh Counties also responded.
Engine 2216 responded to assist with a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 80, Kidder Township. Volunteers arrived and provided manpower and K-12 saws to assist with extinguishment and overhaul. Carbon Districts 16, 17, Monroe Station 41, Luzerne Station 123, and Lake Harmony EMS also responded. While Engine 2216 returning, volunteers were dispatched to a possible gas leak on Route 903. Engine 2216, Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, Lehighton ALS, and District 12 all responded to the possible gas l...
Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, Command 2277, and Rescue 2255 with twenty-four volunteers responded to a working dwelling fire on Holiday Drive, Kidder Township. Engine 2210 arrived with Engine 1651 and Ladder 1721 to find heavy fire from the residence. The crew from Engine 2210 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul while the engine operated as a supply engine with Tanker 2236. Carbon Districts 12, 16, 17, 19, Monroe Stations 34, 41, 42, Lake Harmony EMS, And Lehighton ALS also responded. While un...
Township volunteers handled five incidents throughout the recent snowstorm. Rescue 2255 and Utility 2279 with UTV 2278 and eleven volunteers responded to a possible search on Winding Way, Indian Mountain Lakes. An additional fifteen volunteers stood-by at station in the event additional equipment or personnel was needed.Nine Fire Police officers, with District 12’s fire police, had closed Route 903 temporarily due to a motor vehicle accident. Twenty-one volunteers also ...
Two volunteers completed a sixteen hour Arson Detection for First Responders course hosted at the Monroe County Public Safety Center. Multiple departments from surrounding counties also had individuals in attendance. Two volunteers also begun their “Essentials of Firefighting” course this weekend as well.
Volunteers were dispatched to two incidents simultaneously. Engine 2210, Rescue 2255, and Tanker 2236 responded to a dwelling fire on Down Hill, Lake Harmony. Engine 2216, with District 12, originally responded to a fire alarm Bear Creek Lake Drive but had diverted to the dwelling fire when cancelled. A total of nineteen volunteers responded to the incidents.
Happy New Year!Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Company #2 2021 OfficersSafety 2200 - John RobertsChief 2201 - Dave VukovicDeputy Chief 2202 - Mike WassonAssistant Chief 2203 - David Michael Jr.2nd Assistant Chief 2204 - David Michael IIICaptain 2205 - Jordon NewbernLieutenant 2206 - Tyler MichaelEngineer 2207 - Daniel McFeeleyAssistant Engineer 2208 - Jarad YeastedtFire Police Captain 2280 - Ray KinsleyFire Police Lieutenant 2281 - Charles Brown Fire Police Lieutenant 2282 - Carl Q...
Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, and Rescue 2255 responded to a working dwelling fire on North Shore Drive, Indian Mountain Lakes. Carbon Districts 12, 16, 17, Monroe Station 42, and Lehighton ALS also responded. Any questions regarding this incident, please contact the PSP Fire Marshalls office who is investigating the incident.https://www.tnonline.com/20201223/man-dies-in-house-fire-in-penn-forest/
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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.