a photo link to some our apparatus from year's gone by.
|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.
Initial Work Started for New Firehall!
Phase 1 has started for the New Firehall. The trees
are being cleared. Once driveway permit is issued we can get ready for
leveling the land!
|Brush fire keeps crew busy
March 27 - Around 12:00pm, Utility 9 & Tanker 9 were requested to
assist Dalton Fire Company ~ Station 5 on a large brush fire off of
Northrup Hill Rd in Glenburn. Upon arrival Utility 9 helped in fire
suppression while Tanker 9 supplied water for Tanker 5. Units operated
on scene for approx 90 mins.
Units on scene: Utility 9, Tankers- 9 & 5, Squad 4 and Ambulance 9
9 on second alarm assignment in T'town
The Engine crew staged per command as Station 7 crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down. Command later released Engine 9.
March 27 -
At 4:30 AM, Engine 9 was dispatched as part of a
second alarm to assist Station 7 at 45 E Tioga St in Tunkhannock at The
Prince Hotel for a working fire in the basement. Engine 9 arrived and
entered the scene from SR 29 via the by-pass and laid 5" from Ladder 2
to the Hydrant.
Brush fire assist to 63
March 17- Just after 4pm, Engine, Tanker, Utility, and Ambulance
9 were requested to assist Station 63 for a Structure Fire/Brush Fire
on Clarkson Rd. All apparatus responded into the scene. Engine
9's crew assisted with extinguishing the fire an overhaul. The Tanker
was used in the Tanker shuttle and the Ambulance handled Rehab.
Fire Co. thanks each and every one who attended or helped in anyway at the dinner in honor Assistant
Chief Russ Gow following his line of duty death.
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
to remember Russ
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.
Safety Lessons at Lackawanna Trail
October 9, 2013 members of the Dalton, Factoryville, and
Fleetville Fire Companies
visited the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center to
present Fire Safety
lessons to the students in grades Kindergarten through grade six.
The participating departments
would like to take the time to thanks all members who came out and
gave their time to this important and beneficial program and to thank the
following for their assistance in coordinating the day and providing resources.
Lackawanna Trail School District Elementary Principal Dr. Tania Stoker,
The teachers and staff at LTEC, City of Scranton Fire Department, Meredith
Hose Company, Childs, Mitchell McElwee for the morning coffee and donuts
and the LTEC Parents Teachers Organization for lunch.
topics such as Dialing 911 in an Emergency, Stop, Drop, and Roll,
along with the older kids taking a trip through the Scranton Fire Dept
Fire Safety Smoke House. Students also got to meet and greet Sparky the
Fire Dog and had the chance to tour Fire apparatus and an Ambulance.
Job in Borough
On October 4 @ 12:42,
Station 9, Ambulance 9, and CLS were dispatched for a 2 car MVC with injuries
on SR's 6&11 near Keystone College. EMS 9 (K. Stanton) went enroute
to the station requesting a patient count and status. EMT 9-32 (A. Taylor)
was on scene advising two adults and one child with head injuries to both
adults. EMS 9 requested an ambulance from Station 1 and Ambulance 4-9.
FP 9-20 (D. Richmond) arrived on scene and updated all in coming units
that the wreck would be at the entrance to Mathewson Terrace, and that
there was confinement to the one vehicle.
With the update EMS
9 requested Engine 5 into the scene. Rescue 9 arrived and it's crew stabilized
the vehicle with confinement and put the hydraulic combi tool in service
to remove the driver door. Engine 5 arrived, and controlled the hazards
on both vehicles, and contained the fluids that were down. Due to
the location of the wreck near the highway Rescue 17 was requested to assist
with traffic control. The patient was extricated and transported to the
hospital. The other patients were also transported to the hospital.
Units on scene- Rescue
9, Engine 5, Rescue 17, Ambulances 9, 4-9, 1-8, CLS 3 & 9, Penn 2,
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.
Command requested Engine
7-1, Engine 4, Rehabs 12 and 59, Compressor 5 to the scene while Company
63 provided cover up for out of service companies. The fire was under
controll in 20 minutes but companies operated with extensive overhaul.
fire in Factoryville
May 19-13 18:42 hrs
- Station 9 was dispatched to Highland Avenue for the reported structure
fire. Chief 9 arrived confirming the working fire.
First arriving engine,
Engine 9, advanced a 2" line through the front door knocking the bulk of
the fire on division one. Ladder 5 cover the outside vent and division
2 truck duties. Rescue 9 layed out it's entire bed of 5" and Engine
17-2 complete the layout establishing the water supply on Riverside
While crew operated
at the structure fire, Company 63 and EMA responded to a gas leak on Riverside
to Station 5, UTV's First Call
May 17 at approx. 15:30, Station 9 was dispatched to assist Station 5 (Dalton)
on a brush fire alongside the railroad tracks. Utility, Tanker, and
UTV 9 were requested into the scene, and were advised to access the scene
from Vern's Agway off of SR 438 in Laplume Twp. All three pieces
of apparatus responded, and operated on scene. While UTV 9 was operating
as fire attack it was requested to transport a fireman to Ambulance 5-9
which was standing by at Vern's Agway for an evaluation related to the
heat. Units operated on scene for approx. two hours, and no patients were
transported to the hospital.
Units On Scene:
Brush: 5, 63
Utility: 9, 63
Tankers: 5, 9, 63
Engine 4 (Fill Site)
rig at Station 9
On Thursday April
25 the Factoryville Fire Co. took delivery of their newest piece of apparatus,
a 2013 Polaris Ranger 800 6x6. On Monday April 29 the Kimtek slip
in unit was delivered, and was installed into the UTV by Chief 9 &
EMS 9. The UTV just needs Fire & EMS equipment added to it, and
training to be done by the members, and it will be ready to go into service.
"UTV 9" will be used
for brush fires, search & rescues, hauling injured patients out of
areas not accessible by ambulance, and the list goes on.
||The purchase of this
piece of apparatus was made possible by a grant through the PA Fire Commissioners
Office. The Fire & EMS divisions had applied together for this
grant, and the Polaris Ranger, Kimtek slip in unit, and an Aluminum Trailer
to haul the UTV were purchased with the grant.
|We would like to
thank the all the members of the department for their hard work, and training
to make it possible for being awarded grants such as this one!
We would also like
to thank the vehicle committee and spec'ing out such a great unit, and
we would also like to thank the public for their constant support of the
Factoryville Fire Company!
FIRE IN A WEEK / 2nd FIRE IN 24HRS
The 3" 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.
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.
UNITS ON SCENE
Engines: 7, 9, 12-2
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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cold, two fires keep crews busy
Just before 7 am
on January 24, Station 9 was dispatched for a reported structure fire at
Northern Pallet off of Creek Rd. While en route to the station Chief
9A (R. Gow) could see the fire and requested all the tankers off of our
2nd and 3rd alarms. Engine 9 went en route with Chief 9 as the officer
requesting Engine 17-2, Engine 7-3, and Engine 63 also into the scene.
Engine 9 arrived with Tanker 9 right behind to secure initial water.
where Engine 17-2 picked
up the lay and set up a dump site. Engine 7-3 set up a fill site
at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, and Engine 63 set up a fill
site at the Intersection of SR 6 and Creek Rd. Ladder 5 was requested
into the scene for manpower, and possible use of the ladder pipe.
||Engine 9's crew took
an aggressive attack on the fire with large attack lines, and an Akron
Blitz Gun. Dalton Tanker 5 laid 5" from Engine 9 down to Creek Rd.
The attack crews held
the fire in check to the warehouse, saving a second warehouse that was
approx. 20 feet away, and the thousands of pallets that surrounded the
While wrapping up
from the fire, Station 12 was dispatched for a working structure fire on
Whites Ferry Rd. Ladder and Tanker 5 would be on the box.
With Tanker 5 on scene
out of service at our fire due to frozen valves, Tanker 9 would respond
in its place. Ladder 5 and Tanker 9 responded from the Creek Rd fire,
and operated for. 3 hours on the fire in Lake Winola.
A great job was done
by all involved, and we would like to thank our mutual aid for great support
UNITS ON SCENE
Engines: 9, 7-3, 17-2,
Tankers: 9, 5, 7-2,
12, 17-2, 60, 63, 69, HB T3
Station 28 (Justus)
was on stand by while units operated on the fire. WNEP
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