Drill with Han-Le-Co Fire Co.
On Monday, Nov.
27, 2006 - Han-Le-Co Fire Dept. invited East Allen Twp. Fire Dept.
and Hanover N.C. Fire Dept. to an old building for R.I.T. training.
Fire Prevention Week 2006
On Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, EAFD provided a
morning and an afternoon session of Fire Prevention and Fun for about 34
boys and girls of St. John's Nursery School. Also in attendance were a
number of parents. Below left Asst. Chief Ray Anthony demonstrates for
the audience what a firefighter looks like wearing full gear. Chief
Barry Frantz, left, looks on as Fire Marshal John McDevitt, center, explains
to the group. Below right, there were also several outdoor
demonstrations for the children. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
It's also a day that the members of EAFD look forward to each year.
LVIA Disaster/MCI Drill
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 -
Engine 4611 and Tanker 4631
went to Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) for a Disaster/MCI
Drill which lasted most of the day. Thanks to Anthony Skorochod for
Aerial Apparatus Operations
Class Held at EAFD
Monday, July 24 & 31 and Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 - Bucks County Fire
School taught a 16 hour state level aerial operation course. East
Allen Township, Northampton and Bath Fire Companies took part in this class.
See more photos.
Congratulations to Hecktown
Aug. 5, 2006 Hecktown Fire Company dedicated their new fire
station. Our Ladder 4621 took 1st place for aerial apparatus and our
Engine 4611 took 2nd place in its age class during apparatus judging.
Structure Fire at Keystone
Saturday, July 29, 2006 - At 0759 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a
Assist Chief 4652 went on scene at Keystone Cement and took command.
Engine 4611 arrived and found smoke coming from a building with a coal
conveyor. It seems likely that some hot coal ignited the rubber
conveyor belt. As a precaution coal in the coal bunker that feeds the
conveyor was removed to extinguish any hot spots. Two firefighters
were briefly knocked down and partially covered with coal when a wave of
coal and water exited the bunker that they had been applying water into.
Due to the extreme heat and the need to frequently rotate crews, plus the
uncertainty dealing with this type of fire, numerous mutual aid companies
were summoned. The units cleared the scene within 8 hours.
Photos by Don of Neffs Fire Co.
East Allen Volunteers busy on
Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 1342 hours. Fire 46 and Fire 45 were
dispatched for dwelling fire on Nor-Bath Blvd. Deputy Chief 4653 took
command. Ladder 4621 responded, determined to be malfunctioning stove
Units cleared within 30 minutes.
On Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 1848 hours. Fire 46 was
dispatched for an automatic alarm at Ruch Road. Fire Police 4691 was
first on scene and reported nothing showing. The building was
entered and checked and no problems were found.
On Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 1859 hours. Fire 46 and EMS 46
were dispatched for a dwelling fire at Greenbriar Village for a lightning
strike. Engine 4611 and Ladder 4621 arrived, investigated and found
minimal damage. Bath Station 40 assisted. The units
cleared the scene within 1 hour 15 minutes. Photo by East Allen
Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
On Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 1921 hours. Fire 46 and EMS 46
were dispatched for another dwelling fire on Colony Drive. Fire 45
assisted. There was a lightning strike outside near their home that
hit a tree. The occupants reported smelling an odor of something
burning in basement. Brush 4642 and Fire police 4691 were on scene,
along with units from 45. The units cleared the scene within 45
MVA Rollover on Nor-Bath
Blvd. east of Jacksonville Road
On Friday, July 7, 2006 - 0706 hours. TEAM EMS arrived and advised
no entrapment and that both parties were sitting on guide rail. Upon
arrival of the first fire unit - Rescue 4641, Assist. Chief 4653 took
command. Additional fire companies - Fire 45 (Allen Twp.), Fire 40
(Bath) and Fire 33 (Han-Le-Co) were dispatched. There was also a
debris field on the travel lanes. Fire police shut down Nor-Bath Blvd.
between Airport Road and Mill Street. The debris was swept from the roadway.
The vehicle was righted, removed and the roadway was opened. The units
cleared the scene within 2 hours.
Photo by Lisa Heiser
On Monday, June 6 & 12, 2006 and Saturday, June 17, 2006 -
Engine 4611, Ladder 4621, Tanker 4631, Rescue 4641 and Brush 4642
went to Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) for a EVOC Training all
day. Northampton County Fire School taught a 16 hour certification
Engine 4611 busy on weekend
Saturday, April 6, 2006 - Engine 4611 went to Northampton County
Fire School for a live burn all day. We had 6 firefighters gradated
from fire school.
On Sunday, April 7, 2006 - Engine 4611 went to Hanover
Township Northampton County for Pump Operations Class taught by Bob Davis of
Northampton County Fire School. 10 of our firefighters took this
Structure Fire on Park Drive
On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1024 hours. Upon arrival of first
unit - Ladder 4621, Fire Marshal 4657 took command. Additional fire
companies - Fire 45 (Allen Twp.) and Fire 33 (Han-Le-Co) were dispatched.
Ladder 3331 (Han-Le-Co) was out of service. Ladder 231 (Catasauqua)
was dispatched. Asst. Chief 4652 requested a R.I.T. team from
Fire 42 (Northampton). Smoke was showing and all visible fire had been
knocked down by the building occupants. The units cleared the scene
within 1 hour 30 minutes.
Congratulations to Josh Smith
and Ryan Shelly
On Tuesday, March 15 - Josh Smith and
Ryan Shelly placed third at a competition of firefighting skills at the
State Fire Academy and won a BRONZE METAL. Josh Smith,
an East Allen Township Jr. Firefighter and Ryan Shelly from Northampton Fire
Department, compete as a team in contest of firefighting skills. This
was a program provided by the Bethlehem-Northampton Area Vo-tech School.
Written by Chief B. Frantz.
Dumpster Fire on Keystone
On Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - At 1705 hours, Engine 4611,
Tanker 4631 and Ladder 4621 were dispatched for a dumpster fire on Keystone
Drive. Chief 4651 had Allen Twp. (Sta. 45) dispatched to assist and
advised to stand-by at Station. Chief 4651 arrived and advised fully
involved 30 yard dumpster near rear of building. Engine 4611 arrived
and 1-1 3/4" hand line was used to attack the fire. The fire was
knocked down quickly. Ladder 4621 arrived and an elevated master
stream was used to penetrate the debris. Engine 4611, Tanker 4631 and
Ladder 4621 cleared the scene within 1 hour 30 minutes after extensive
MVA with Rollover and
On Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - At 0009 hours, dispatched
Fire 46, EMS 46 and EMS 17. Rescue 4641, Engine 4611, and Brush 4642
responded from Fire Station 46 for an MVA on Beth-Bath Pike. EMS 17
found vehicle in drivers side in ditch. EMS 17 reported to command
that they had a patient entrapped. On arrival of Rescue 4641 confirmed
entrapment. Crews from 4641 and 4611 assisted EMS with patient
removal. Brush 4642 and Fire Police provided traffic control, closing
Beth-Bath Pike between Locust Road and Jacksonville Road. Rescue 4641,
Engine 4611 and Brush 4642 cleared the scene within 1 hour.
On Friday, January 27, 2006 - At 0127 hours, dispatched Engine
4611 and Ladder 4621 for smoke investigation on Locust Road. Smoke was
coming from a chimney of a wood burning stove. House was checked for
CO and with thermal imaging camera. There were no problems found.
Engine 4611 and Ladder 4621 cleared the scene within 1 hour.
MVA on Airport Road
On Saturday, January 21, 2006 - At 2011 hours, dispatched for
MVA. Fire police 4692 went on scene at Airport Road with an MVA,
vehicle into a pole with wires down. Upon arrival of Rescue 4641,
Engine 4611, and Brush 4642, patient was self-extricated and EMS 46 was
evaluating. Rescue 4641 crews provided fire suppression due to a small
engine compartment fire. An ABC extinguisher was used for the fire
suppression. Also Fire police from Northampton County Station 15 and
Lehigh County Station 33 assisted in closing the road. The units
cleared the scene within 2 hours.
Dwelling Fire in Hanover
Township Lehigh County
On Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - At 1111 hours, dispatched
Ladder 4621 on third alarm to assist Lehigh County Station 33 for a dwelling
fire at Suzanne Way. Ladder 4621 cleared the scene within 1 hour 30
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