Special Thanks to Instructor Battalion Chief Billy Hines, FDNY, (ret.)!
Members from Hunlock Creek, Mocanaqua, Summerhill, Kingston, Franklin Twp., Berwick, Hobbie, Nanticoke, Courtdale, and Larksville attended the two the class.
Task Force 1, Inc. completed a two day "Command 101" program in Luzerne County, PA is past weekend (March 2-3, 2013) at the Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Battalion Chief Billy Hines, FDNY, (ret.) (front row right with white shirt....) was the instructor. Task Force 1, Inc. (http://www.taskforce1.net/) looks forward to our return to Luzerne County, PA for additional program offerings later this year. Check back soon for details!
03-01-13 02:52hrs, Hunlock Creek Fire Dept. Dispatched by 911 w/Hunlock EMS, Shickshinny Fire, Lake Silkworth Fire to respond to 138 Cragle Hill Rd. Hunlock Twp. for a residential structure fire. 2nd Alarm placed on stand-by, to respond added Nanticoke RIT Team, Upon arrival of Hunlock Engine, Hunlock Tanker, Hunlock Rescue 2nd alarm to respond, 3rd alarm stand-by, we found 2 story Residential single family dwelling working fire Heavy fire shown to the rear of structure and 2nd floor. 2 occupants self extricated negative entrapment. Command established by 144-Chief 3, 360 was done by Firefighter R. Bomboy with heavy fire to rear of structure along with brush fire. FD went to Defensive attack quickly to aggressive interior attack. FF M. Sorber and FF R. Bomboy stretched additional 1 ¾” to the rear to quickly hit advancing fire and extinguish brush fire. Hunlock Fire Personnel FF D. Strachan and FF C. Hartman stretched 1 3/4" attack line interior attack team entered through the front door with a charged hose line to attack and prevent fire spread. At that point fire consumed at least 3 rooms. 3rd Alarm to respond for manpower, Additional requests made through Luz. Co. 911. Water supply established by utilizing nearby Pond in front of structure via Shickshinny Engine and Hunlock Tanker. Secondary water source was established and placed on standby with Lake Silkworth Engine 1, but was not needed due to adequate water source on scene. Fire Dept. had 911 notify UGI electric to cut power to residence and contact Red Cross for displacement for 2. One firefighter from Sweet Valley Fire Co. was transported to local hospital for shortness of breath/Chest Pain. Fire was placed under control at 04:26hrs. Fire was contained to second floor and back room on ground level, with slight extension to “B” side garage and back bedroom of ground floor. Units continued to overhaul and check for hot spots. At 04:49 mutual aid units began to be released from the scene. Investigation was done and cause was most likely from a wood burner. Remaining units Hunlock Engine and Tanker cleared the scene at 10:41hrs. Units on scene: Hunlock Engine 1, Rescue 144, Tanker, Ambulance 2, Shickshinny Engine, Tanker, Rescue, Lake Silkworth Engine 1 at secondary water source and provided coverage of area, Sweet Valley Engine, Tanker, Rescue, Squad-Cascade, Ambulance 1, and 2, Huntington Engine, Tanker, Plymouth Twp. Engine 2, Mocanaqua Engine 2, Salem Twp. Engine 1, Edwardsville Rescue R.I.T., Medic 95. Fire Marshal:
Special Thanks to all mutual aid units!
Sunday February 10th 2013, 21:14HRS Hunlock Tanker and Rescue requested as part of the First Alarm Structure Assignment to 27 Hilltop Lane Union Twp. to assist Shickshinny fire for a reported Garage Fire. First arriving engine 175 dropped 5" supply line at driveway and proceeded into the scene to find a one story fully involved Garage fire with contents inside and around the garage involved. Personnel from 175,145,144 provided exposure protection and primary attack placing in service several 1 3/4" and 2.5" hose lines from engine 175. Rescue 144 arrived and began water supply operations pumping to Engine 175. Tanker shuttles in operation by Tankers 144, 145, 175, 173, 174. Fill site established by 118 Engine 2 in Shickshinny Borough. Rescue 174 into the scene to provide additional scene lighting and support. Within 45 minutes fire was under control and overhaul in progress. 144 Units cleared the scene at 00:04hrs. Units on scene: Shickshinny 175 Engine, Tanker, Shickshinny EMS, Hunlock Creek 144 Tanker, Rescue, Huntington Valley Tanker, Fire Police, Sweet Valley 173 Tanker, Salem 174 Tanker, Rescue, Mocanaqua 118 Engine 2 Fill site, PennDOT, PSP.
January 30, 2013 at 01:53hrs Hunlock Fire,EMS, Medic 95 dispatched by Luzerne County 911 to United States Route 11 Highway area of the SCI Prison Hunlock Twp. for a Tractor Trailer Roll Over. Upon arrival of Rescue 144 crews found non-hazardous tractor trailer on its side with one occupant self extricated and would be evaluated by Medical personnel. Rescue crews provided hazardous material control from leaking engine oil, traffic control, and fire suppression on standby, scene lighting, and debris removal. During the process of up righting tractor trailer fuel saddle tank ruptured and was quickly contained. FD Units operated on-scene for 3hours and 16minutes along with assisting units from Hunlock EMS, Medic 95, PSP, Falzones Towing multiple units.. For More Pictures
12-07-12 2012161 21:06HRS MVA W/ENTRAPMENT MAIN ROAD HUNLOCK TWP. RESCUE 144, AMBULANCE 544-2, AMBULANCE 544-1, MEDIC 9, MEDIC 10.
11-13-12 2012148 05:26HRS RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE (ASSIST SHICKSHINNY FIRE) N. SUSQUEHANNA AVE. SHICKSHINNY BOROUGH ENGINE 144, RESCUE 144, ENGINE 175, ENGINE 118-1, AMBULANCE 575, ENGINE 145, BERWICK ENGINE 111, STAND-BY LADDER 163.
In the early morning hours of Sunday August 26th 2012 approx. 2:47am, Hunlock Creek Emergency Crews were dispatched to the area of Main Road and Cragle Hill Road Hunlock Twp. for a single vehicle roll over unknown on injuries. Upon arrival of Rescue Co. 144 crews found one vehicle in the middle of the roadway with extensive damage along with energized wires and transformer on the ground. One occupant self-extricated and signed off with ems. Vehicle struck utility pole causing vehicle to roll over and shearing the pole. Utility 144 and brush 144 added to the incident for traffic control detail. Fire Crews provided scene lighting, hazard control, debris clean-up and fluid control. Crews remained on scene for over 5 hours until utility crews arrived and began to restore service.
Hunlock Fire/Rescue/Ems, Medic 95 dispatched at 19:02hrs August 15th 2012 to area of 570 Main Road Hunlock Twp. for a two car crash with injuries. Upon quick arrival of Ambulances 544-1, 544-2, Rescue 144 crews found 2 vehicles head-on negative entrapment, three injured occupants still in vehicles. Fire Crews went to work handling traffic control, stabilizing vehicles, scene hazard control, debris removal, assisted ems with patient care and triage. Additional BLS and ALS units added. All three occupants would be transported to local Trauma Center.
Units assigned to box: Hunlock Rescue, Hunlock Ambulance 1, Hunlock Ambulance 2, Medic 95, Hanover Twp. Medic 9A, 9B, Shickshinny Ambulance, PSP.
July 29 2012
Hunlock, Huntington, Mocanaqua and Shickshinny Fire Co's participated in a Parade for the Junior League Pennsylvania District 31 Champions. Great Job Team and Coaches!!
At 11:19hrs on July 25th 2012 Hunlock Creek Fire/Rescue, Ambulance, Nanticoke Rescue and Medic 95 was dispatched to area of 61 Sorbertown Hill Rd. Hunlock Twp. for a male patient that fell into a well with injuries. Hunlock Rescue and Chief 144 arrived and assumed Incident Command requesting the Luzerne County Technical Rescue Team be dispatched for assistance. Personnel would soon make assess to patient to find leg and back injuries and in need of advanced rescue operation to extricate patient from well. Crews went to work removing the well housing around the well as Rescue units began to arrive from Nanticoke, Kingston, Fairview, Avoca and Plains. Once the arrival of the Technical Rescue Team advanced rescue techniques were used along with a rescue tripod device to stabilize and extricate the patient. Patient was then transported by Hunlock Ambulance 1 with medic 95 to local hospital. Great Job by everyone involved!
Units On scene: Hunlock Rescue, Hunlock Ambulance 1, Medic 95, Nanticoke Rescue, Kingston Rescue, Fairview Twp. Rescue, Avoca Rescue, Plains Twp. Rescue.
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02-28-12 2012026 18:23HRS RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE (ASSIST HUNTINGTON FIRE) ACADEMY ST. NEW COLUMBUS BORO ENGINE 144, TANKER 144, TANKER 145, RESCUE 145, AMBULANCE 545-2, MEDIC 95, ENGINE 175, TANKER 175, ENGINE 131, TANKER 131, BENTON ENGINE 152, 153, 154, TANKER 155, A150.
Volunteer firefighters devote their time to protect you and your community. Duracell's Power Those Who Protect Us donation program lets you give back to these selfless heroes. When you purchase specially marked CopperTop packs, we'll make a battery donation to volunteer fire departments to power communication devices and life-saving equipment. Each pack contains a unique code, which you can enter to direct your battery donation to a volunteer fire department of your choice.
Rescue Engine was lettered Friday July 23, 2010 and was assigned to the fleet as Rescue 144. This vehicle will be Penna. DOH certified as Basic Vehicle Rescue in the near future and be the primary response vehicle for Vehicle Accidents, Haz-Mat, and Rescue Calls.
1995 Pierce Saber Rescue/Engine
July 31, 2010 at 10am
Hunlock Twp. Ball Field's
Hunlock Creek Fire Co. , Huntington Valley Fire Co., Shickshinny Fire Co., Sweet Valley Fire Co.
Fire Co.'s members and their families may participate!
Firefighters are at risk of asbestos exposure because of its frequent use in older structures and its ability to linger in the air even after a fire has been extinguished. Our site, Mesothelioma Web http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org, has been one of the most comprehensive sites on asbestos and mesothelioma for over ten years, providing information and support to those who have been exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma Web has achieved HON (Health On the Net) code approval; HON is a non-profit organization whose mission is to guide people to accurate medical information and expertise online and thereby to contribute to improved health care through patient empowerment and better informed health professionals.
Utility 144 placed into service November 2009. This 1986 chevy pick-up truck was obtained through the Pa Dept. of Forestry from dept. of defense in January 2009. Once the HCVFC received this vehicle extensive work needed to be done with the help of members, community, businesses, and funding through the DCNR Forestry Bureau.The truck received new paint to the exterior and interior compartments, reflective striping, custom lettering, emergency lighting, mechanical tune-up, electrical wiring, lighting, vhf radio, pump, water tank, generator, tools.
The HCVFC would like to thank everyone that helped place this apparatus into service at little cost to the Fire co.DCNR, Ruckel's Garage, Jason Jones, Gerald Price, 5 Mnt. Fire Equipment, Benscoter hardware, and the members of the HCVFC. Thank you!
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley announced that a record $604,710 has been awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against fires in forests and other undeveloped areas.
"A total of 162 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities where forest fires are common will receive funds to help them battle fire more effectively and safely," Quigley said. "The value of these well-equipped and highly trained men and women was demonstrated all too well this past spring when dry, windy conditions spawned several large forest fires and smaller brush fires in every county."
Local firefighting forces in rural areas or communities with fewer than 10,000 residents qualify for the aid. Last year the grant program awarded more than $560,000 to 180 fire companies across the state.
"These funds allow firefighters to concentrate more on public safety and training rather than having to concern themselves with fundraising and fiscal constraints," said Quigley. "Their readiness was demonstrated earlier this month when a volunteer crew was dispatched to battle raging wildfires in Utah and then California."
Grant recipients were named after reviewing fire company applications that met a May 2009 deadline. Grants and other assistance are provided through DCNR's Bureau of Forestry, with funding supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service through the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978.
The key objective is to better equip and train volunteers to save lives and protect property in unprotected or inadequately protected rural areas. Grant recipients were selected based on vulnerability and adequacy of existing fire protection.
In reviewing applications, the bureau prioritized applications seeking funds for purchasing wildfire-suppression equipment and protective clothing. Grants were also awarded for mobile or portable radios, equipment to access water supplies, wildfire prevention and mitigation, training, and for conversion and maintenance work on federal surplus vehicles the bureau received and redeployed for fire suppression.
Grants for any project during a fiscal year cannot exceed 50 percent of the actual expenditures. The maximum grant awarded was $7,500.
Aid is granted on a cost-share basis, with recipients supplying matching funds. The bureau will begin accepting 2010 applications next spring.
Grant information can be obtained from the Bureau of Forestry Division of Forest Fire Protection in Harrisburg. Contact Forest Program Specialist Charles C. Choplick at 717-787-2925 or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us, select "State Forests."
Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Co., Harveys Lake - $3,096
Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Co., Hunlock Creek - $3,750
Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department of Luzerne County, Shavertown - $1,275
Mocanaqua Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Inc., Mocanaqua - $3,883
Nescopeck Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Inc., Nescopeck - $4,636
Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Co., Weston - $1,593
Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department, Pringle - $2,000
Preston Hose Co. No. 3, Hanover Township - $4,700
Rice Township Volunteer Fire Department, Mountain Top - $650
White Haven Fire Co. No. 1, White Haven - $4,810
Pittston Township Volunteer Fire Department, Pittston Township - $3,500
HUNLOCK CREEK VOL. FIRE CO. AWARDED ON MARCH 13, 2009 A GRANT FROM FEMA AFG 2008 TOTALING $71,820.00 TO UPDATE TURNOUT GEAR AND A GEAR WASHER!
UPDATE--- Globe Extreme Gear was selected by membership. Expected delivery date end of summer 2009.
NEW GEAR HAS ARRIVED!
Thank You to all members for another successful Year! UPDATED 12/09
Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co. receives second FEMA 2007 AFG grant $34,306.00 towards New Bauer Cascade System to fill SCBA bottles
HUNLOCK CREEK VOL. FIRE CO. RECEIVES FEMA 2007 AFG GRANT FOR $135,375.00 TOWARDS NEW TANKER
(H.C.V.F.C. still responsible for matching portion of grants.)