a photo link to some our apparatus from year's gone by.
Electrical Fire In the Boro
Around 17:00 on
October 2 Station 9 was dispatched for a possible structure fire in the
200 block of Riverside Dr. With limited manpower signing on the
air Chief 9 had the 2nd alarm units placed on stand by.
Engine, Rescue, and
Tanker 9 all responded. Engine 9 took the numbers while the
Rescue stood by at the hydrant at the corner of Reynolds &
Riverside. Tanker 9 stood by on Riverside Dr near Jackson
St. Crews found an electrical panel box on fire in the
basement. The fire was extinguished with a dry chem fire
extinguisher. Crews checked the rest of the house with the
thermal imaging cameras, and then ventilated the basement with a
positive pressure ventilation fan.
PPL was contacted due to the damage of the box with the potential of
live power still coming in. Some homes in the area lost power due
to the fire. Units operated on scene for approx. one hour.
||WLF Rig Returns
from the potential demise in a scrap yard, the Ward La France that
was originally owned by Factoryville Fire Company has returned!
Child spots fire, avoids disaster
Station 9 was dispatched for a structure fire, porch on fire on College Ave.
Engine 9 arrived with Tanker 9 right behind to find a grill and propane tank on
fire extending to the porch. The fire was quickly extinguished before it could
extend to the rest of the porch and the house.
cleaned up on scene the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Principal stopped by and
advised us that a first grade student had spotted the fire and alerted his
teacher to call 911.
Once the scene
was clear Engine 9 went to the school and Assistant Chief Stanton met with the
student. First grader Grady June was congratulated and thanked for his heroics.
He was shown the fire engine and got his picture taken with the Assistant Chief.
This goes to
show that our yearly fire prevention training at the school works and works
well. Showing the children how to recognize and what to do in emergency
situations can be a major factor and it showed today. Again thank you Grady
June, you did a fantastic job!
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|Structure fire rips
Route 6/11 business
17 - Fire heavily damaged a business on Routes 6/ 11. The fire,
in La Plume Township, hit Plummers Towing at around 6:30 p.m.
located at 2050 Lackwanna Trail Highway. WNEP
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ISO Rating Improved
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for a rewarding way to spend your time? Factoryville Fire Company is seeking
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have recently been notified by the Insurance Safety Office (ISO) that
our PPC rating has gone up remarkably. The Factoryville Fire Co now has
an ISO Class 5 rating for both Factoryville Borough and Clinton Twp.
Our past ratings were Class 7 for the borough and Class 9 for the
township. Our department and members along with community help have put
a lot of time and effort for improving our rating!
|Roof Operations Safety Platform
took delivery of the Roof Operations Safety Platform we recently
ordered. It's now in service on Engine 9 waiting to be utilized. We
have found out we are the first department in the entire state of
Pennsylvania to have purchased this product.
If any department is
interested we purchased this product from Practical Fire Equipment LLC.
home blaze goes two alarms
On January 12, 2014
at approx 20:00 Station 9 & Station 5 (Dalton) was dispatched for a
reported structure fire next to Bells County Line Pub in Laplume Twp. Chief
9 arrived establishing command advising working fire in a mobile home and
requested a second alarm. Engine 9 arrive right behind the Chief and it's
crew stretched a 2 1/2" & 1 3/4" attack lines and went to work.
|Tanker 5 arrived
and secured initial supply to the Engine and Tanker 9 was right behind
further securing water. Rescue 9 hit the Hydrant in front of the gym at
Keystone College to establish a fill site.
Engine 9 crews took
an aggressive interior attack holding the fire to the first 2/3 of the
trailer and knocking the bulk of the fire down.
Ladder 5 and Engine
4 arrived with Engine 4 splitting crews and assisting Ladder 5 with truck
duties and Engine 9 with overhaul. Tanker 17-2 arrived and pumped its water
off into Tanker 9, an Tanker 63 stood by as an on site reservoir. Rescue
2 had the R.I.T. duties. Engine 63 relieved Engine 9's crew and performed
overhaul with the crew from Engine 4, and Engine 17-2 stood by on scene.
Great work by all
companies involved, and thank you for your assistance!
Units on Scene-
Engines- 9, 4, 63,
Tankers- 9, 5, 63,
Rescues- 9, 2
Ambulances- 9, 5-9,
Units standing by
for cover up-- Engines- 12-2, HBE2, Tanker 60
Company Ambulance has recently received recognition as a Level I (Basic)
Provider under the Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program. Currently there
are only 46 EMS agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive
The Level I recognition
requires our ambulance to be stocked with specialized pediatric equipment.
We are currently pursuing all four levels of this recognition before the
end of 2014. Each level upgrade requires pediatric goals to be met
by our agency as well as each of our providers.
in Peace Daniel "J.J." Lomax
Over the decades
Daniel Lomax worked at numerous fire and police departments, but Fire Station
#9 in Factoryville had a special place in his heart.
FIRE IN A WEEK / 2nd FIRE IN 24HRS
1-31-13 - 0215hrs
Engine 9 and Tanker 9 along with units from areas 12, 17, and Springville
were requested to assist Station 7 (Triton) on a fully involved structure
fire on Shadow Brook Dr. Engine 9 and Tanker 9 responded simultaneously
and were the next due apparatus in. Engine 9 was assigned fire attack
on Side D with the Tanker coming in behind for initial water.
Engines: 7, 9, 12-2
||The Akron Step Gun,
2 1/2" and 2" attack lines were pulled to combat the blaze. Engine 12-2
set up a fill site, and Tanker 9 jumped into the tanker shuttle. Crews
knocked the fire down and got it under control. Units operated on
scene for 6 hours.
UNITS ON SCENE
Tankers: 7-2, 9,
12, 17, Springville T3
& TANKER ASSIST TO TRITON
On January 30 around
2:00pm Station 7 & Station 1 (Tunkhannock) were dispatched for a reported
kitchen fire on Shadowbrook Dr.
Chief 7 (R. Killian)
requested Engine 9, Engine 12-2, and Tanker 12 into the scene, and Tanker
2 to stand by at Station 7. Engine 9 went en route immediately. Crews
from Engine 7 & Tanker 7-2 got a good knock on the fire. Chief
7 had Station 12 stand by at their station, Tanker 9 come into the scene,
and Engine 9 set up a fill site by the old state police barracks just of
SR 6. Crews got the fire knocked down, and checked for extension.
Units operated on scene for approx. one hour.
|A second 911 caller
called in and stated flames could be seen through the windows. Engine 7
went en route and immediately called for Tanker 9 into the scene.
Chief 1 (M. Henn) arrived on scene and confirmed a working structure fire.
UNITS ON SCENE
Engines: 7, 9
Tankers: 7-2, 9
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