Pic of the Day
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
LOCATION: WYOMING AVE.
INCIDENT TYPE: STRUCTURE FIRE
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Join the Hughestown Hose Company in helping our community during the holiday season by donating the gift of life. The department will be sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday December 28th, starting at 10:00am to 4:00pm.During the holiday season, the demand for blood is higher than many other portions of the year. All blood donated stays in our local region. What better gift can you provide than the gift of life for as many as three people this holiday season? Help donate today.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
The Hughestown Hose Company will be hosting their Annual Breakfast with Santa at the fire station banquet hall on Sunday, December 22nd. The breakfast starts at 7:00 AM and the last seating will be at 11:30 AM. Santa Claus will be arriving by 8:00 AM and he will be handing out gift bags to all of the children who attend.
After Santa arrives, he will also be available for pictures. There will be many activities for the children to participate in during the breakfast and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to read stories to the children as well. Tickets are $8.00 and children five and under are free.
Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased at the door during the event.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This year's Annual Train Raffle, which will be pulled during the Breakfast with Santa, is a Lionel Scout Train Set with track and transformer. Tickets are $3.00 each. Tickets for the raffle are available from any department member, at the Annual Santa Breakfast, or by calling our station at 654-4188 and leaving a message.Set Includes:2-4-2 locomotive and tenderGondolaHopperCabooseEight curved FasTrack sections, one straight FasTrack section, one FasTrack terminal sectionPowerMax transformerLocomotive Features:Transformer controlled forward, neutral, andreverse operationRealistic air whistle in tenderOperating headlightPuffing smoke unitOperating coupler on rear of tenderPowerful maintenance-free motorTraction tireDie-cast metal locomotive bodyRolling Stock Features:Operating couplersTwo removable canisters in gondolaGauge: Traditional O GaugeDimensions: Length: Approx. 45”Layout dimensions: 40” x 50”RailLine: Lionel LinesMinimum Curve: O-27
Friday, November 1, 2013
The Hughestown Hose Company, in conjunction with WNEP Operation Save A Life, is offering free smoke detectors to the residents of Hughestown. To receive a free smoke detector, contact the fire department at 654-4188 and leave a message. The supplies are limited and the detectors will be given out in the order that they are requested.Please remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector when you change your clocks back this year.
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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