Pic of the Day
Thursday, March 6, 2014
LOCATION: 222 4TH STREET
INCIDENT TYPE: STRUCTURE FIRE
UNIT(S): FC143 & E143
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hughestown Residents and Businesses are warned that several nearby ambulance agencies have sent solicitations to some of our residents asking them to subscribe to their yearly ambulance drive. These ambulance services will not be responding to your medical calls and the Hughestown Ambulance cannot waive any unpaid expenses if you subscribe to their ambulance drive. Despite rumors, the Hughestown Hose Company Ambulance has not merged with any local ambulance service and is still providing emergency medical services to Hughestown residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and every day of the year. Residents and businesses are asked to disregard these mailings and strongly urged to not donate to these drives.The Hughestown Hose Company EMS Subscription drive for 2014 has concluded and we would like to thank the residence and businesses that donated to our drive. Residents and local business owners who subscribed to this drive will have any remaining costs after submission to their insurance waived in full. Non-members will be responsible for paying for all charges incurred for medical services provided by our department.For the latest news, information, and developments with our department, residents are urged to keep checking our website and are also encouraged to “Like” our Facebook page as well.
2013 Year in Review
Monday, January 6, 2014
Station 143 would like to dedicate this video to all of our active members who make this organization what it is today. This video was made by firefighter Ryan Meranti.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Chief and Engine would be sent as part of a first alarm assignment to Lackawanna Ave. in Duryea for the working structure fire. Chief 126 was first to arrive on the scene and after investigating would confirm a basement fire in a two and a half story residence.Once on scene, the crew from Engine 143 would team up with the crew from Engine 126 to establish a water supply and place two handlines into service to extinguish the fire while Truck 226 and Rescue 112 handled the first and second due truck duties.Ambulance 543 would then be requested to the scene as part of the second alarm assignment and staged as the transport ambulance until later released.The crew from Engine 143 would remain on the scene for a time assisting with overhaul. The fire appears to have originated in the basement of the house. All of the companies would operate on the scene for about two hours before being released by Command 126.
Monday, December 23, 2013
The Hughestown Hose Company would like to thank all of the people who attended this year's annual Breakfast with Santa. Many of the people who attended enjoyed good food and company while the children sat with Santa Claus and then played at the activity table.
The canned food drive was also a great success, raising much needed canned goods for the local food pantry in Pittston City. It was estimated that the canned food collected during this years food drive will feed over 100 families in the Greater Pittston Area over the holiday season.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Students at the Pittston Area Primary Center met with firefighters from the Hughestown and Pittston City Fire Departments on Thursday, October 24th.The students learned about fire safety, fire equipment, and smoke alarms. Student representatives are pictured with the firemen and Mr. Savokinas, Principal.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
During the early morning hours, the tones would be activated for a report of a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle that hit a wall and two utility poles in the 300 block of Parsonage Street. Chief 143 quickly arrived on scene to find one vehicle across the roadway, actively leaking gasoline, with no occupants inside.The crew from Engine 143 went right to work, placing a handline into service and covering the puddle of gasoline with foam, quickly making a dam around the storm drain with oil dry, disabling the vehicle's electrical system, and assessing the damage to both of the utility poles that were struck. Because of the nature of the incident, Engine 143 remained on scene until the vehicle could be removed from the roadway. All units operated on the scene for approximately one and a half hours before being released by Incident Command.During the incident, the Duryea Police found the driver of the vehicle a block up the street unresponsive. The driver would be transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley by Ambulance 543.
Pic Taken by WPFD
Sunday, September 1, 2013
& Engine 143 would be dispatched as part of a second alarm assignment for a
working structure fire on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. Ladder 184 arrived on scene to find fire
showing from a first floor window on Side D of a two story apartment building.Once Chief
143 arrived on scene, he would assume the role as the RIT Chief and set up the
Accountability Sector while the crew from Engine 143 would take over the duty
as the RIT Team.The first
alarm crews would stretch a hand line into the front door and put a quick knock
on the bedroom fire. All crew would
operate on scene for two hours before being released by Command 184.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The members, officers, and administration would like to express a thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, and donated goods to our Annual Pigapalooza and Beer Fest. Without your help and continued support, we would not be able to provide the services and support to our community. Thank you from all of us.2013 Pigapalooza Gold Sponsors:Attorney Girard J. MecadonIUOE Local 542L.T. Verrastro'sNortheast Eagle DistributorsR&M CollisionRock Street MusicShoemaker Avenue Animal HospitalTony & Deno's Hughestown Sport Club
Monday, July 29, 2013
Members of the Hughestown Hose Company recently attended the Hughestown Borough Park and Recreation Associations Annual Picnic in the Park Program. Ambulance 543 and Brush 143-1 was available for the public to review the truck, become familiar with many of the tools that are used by the department, and talk to the members about our roles as firefighters and EMTS.In addition to our educational role, members helped to assist with many of the activities during the day, completed recruitment activities, demonstrated doffing and donning turn out gear, and assisted the children in trying on some of our gear and looking at the ambulance and brush trucks.The department would like to thank everyone who attended the Picnic in the Park Program and was glad in the success of this years Picnic in the Park program.
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