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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
LOCATION: PARSONAGE STREET
INCIDENT TYPE: EMS CALL
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The morning started off around 4:30 AM with our Specialized Wildland Strike Team being dispatched to Laurel Run in the area of the Seven Tubs for a large wildland fire. The crews ended up staging until daylight and then mopped up what was left of the fire that spread over some steep terrain. The Strike Team wouldn't return to service until after 10:00 AM.A few hours later after the wildland fire in Laurel Run, the 143 Strike Team was out on the street again, responding to a large wildland Fire in Exeter Twp. in the area of Searfoss Road. The crew responded all three of our brush units and operated for approximately seven hours before returning to service.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
At a recent meeting of the department, the membership decided to make Dakota an honorary member and Chief Merlino appointed Dakota as a Honorary Lieutenant of the department. Dakota is currently battling a rare form of cancer and is undergoing intensive radiation therapy to help battle the condition. As a result of his membership and appointment as a fire officer, the department issued Dakota a department badge and patch, volunteer firefighter patch, fire helmet with lieutenant shield, a welcome letter from the Chief and Line Officers, and a department membership card. This is a tremendous accomplishment and we have faith that you will do great in this new leadership position. Hang in there Dakota and we are all hoping you make a complete recovery. You can monitor Dakota's progress at the Team Dakota facebook page. We will be also be checking in with our newest member and sharing his progress on our Facebook page and department web page.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Chief 143 & Engine 143 were dispatched as part of a second alarm assignment for a working structure fire on Salem Street in West Pittston. Ladder 184 arrived on scene to find fire in the walls of a two and a half story wood frame residence.Once on scene, Chief 143 would assist Chief 112 at the Command Post while the crew from Engine 143 would take over the duty as the RIT Team. All crews would operate on scene for an hour before being released by Command 184.
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.
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