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Runs keep 9 busy
Thursday started off around 10:30 am with a one car MVC on SR 107 just past Gins Tavern. Chief 9B had command with Utility 9 handling hazards and traffic control, and Ambulance 9 obtaining one refusal and transporting one to the hospital.

In the early evening Station 9 was dispatched for a smell of gas in a residence on College Ave. Chief 9 had command with Engine 9's crew searching the building. Spilt kerosene on the basement floor was the problem. Units went in service shortly after.

Later on an EMS run to Keystone College came in and then Engine and Tanker 9 were dispatched to assist Station 63 on a reported Structure Fire near the intersection of Amasa Rd and Corduroy Rd. Captain 63 arrived on scene to find a large fire at the top of a muddy field and holding the box with the exception of 63 units. Upon reaching the fire and investigating it Chief 63 requested Utility & Tanker 9, Brush & Tanker 36, and Brush 18. The fire turned out to be a large pile of tree stumps, brush, and junk logs.

Access was difficult due to the muddy hillside. Chief 63 had units extinguish and wet the perimeter. Command advised they will let the fire burn itself out.  All units were returned. 

Heavy Vehicle/Truck Rescue Problem Solving Program November 15-16, 2014

The class is presented by Bucks County Community College and hosted by Factoryville Fire Company.

About the class:  The hazards and resource demands for extrication emergencies involving large and heavy vehicles will be reviewed in this course, as well as, vehicle design considerations, weight distribution hazards, payloads, strength points, and special hazard considerations. The course is designed for the experienced rescuer and incorporates various extrication strategies, operational tactics, and situational assessment techniques during integrated exercises. Exercise evaluations will be based on size-up, incident action planning, extrication strategies and tactics, patient packaging and removal, and termination.
Instructor: John Sileski   Note: BVR Tech is a  pre-requisite.  Contact: Kyle Stanton to secure your slot in the class at. Registration is $10.


Project on Kickstarter.com
We have launched a project on Kickstarter.com! We are seeking to raise funds towards the new fire station. If you'd like to donate towards our project please follow the provided link, and click the green button to donate. We are forever grateful for any and all donations received!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1217226333/new-fire-station-for-factoryville-fire-co

Volunteers need!
Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time? Factoryville Fire Company is seeking new members. No experience required. We will provide you the training you need as a pace that fits your schedule.  Interested? Email us for more information!  Watch this video....Click here!

ISO Rating Improved
We 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
We 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

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.

The Engine crew staged per command as Station 7 crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down. Command later released Engine 9.

Mobile 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, 17-2
Tankers- 9, 5, 63, 17-2
Ladder 5
Rescues- 9, 2
Car 2
Ambulances- 9, 5-9, 4-9

Units standing by for cover up--  Engines- 12-2, HBE2,  Tanker 60

Dinner to remember Russ

EMSC Recognition
Factoryville Fire 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 this recognition.

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.

Fire Safety Lessons at Lackawanna Trail
On Wednesday,  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. 
Students learned 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. 
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. 

Rest 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.
 
House 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 Drive.

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.

While crew operated at the structure fire, Company 63 and EMA responded to a gas leak on Riverside Drive.    WNEP

5th 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. 
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. 

UNITS ON SCENE
Engines: 7, 9, 12-2
Tankers: 7-2, 9, 12, 17, Springville T3 
Ambulance 1-10

ENGINE & 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.
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. 
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.

UNITS ON SCENE
Engines: 7, 9
Tankers: 7-2, 9
Ambulances: 1-9, 1-10  


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. 
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. 
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. 

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 entire area. 

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 and assistance. 

UNITS ON SCENE

Engines: 9, 7-3, 17-2, 63
Tankers: 9, 5, 7-2, 12, 17-2, 60, 63, 69, HB T3
Ladder 5
Ambulances: 1-10, 4-9

Station 28 (Justus) was on stand by while units operated on the fire. WNEP Report
 
 

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