a photo link to some our apparatus from year's gone by.
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.
Project on Kickstarter.com
Instructor: John Sileski Note: BVR Tech is a pre-requisite. Contact: Kyle Stanton to secure your slot in the class at. Registration is $10.
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
ISO Rating Improved
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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