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Deer into vehicle


On Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 14:37 hours, EAFD was dispatched to a 2-vehicle MVA with injuries on Rt. 248.  Three patients and 1 deer were extricated.  Fire crews from Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642 provided EMS assist, traffic control, and spill control.




Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641, QRV 4642, EMS 46



Christmas in the Park at  Bicentennial Park

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008,  East Allen Township held its second annual 'Christmas in the Park' at Bicentennial Park.  Despite the wind and cold weather, Santa arrived on Ladder 4621 and had his picture taken with the children who had lined up to see him.  Our thanks to the Auxiliary for selling hot chocolate, coffee and hot dogs and for all the planning by the Parks & Recreation and Public Works employees.  Hayrides were enjoyed by many and pony rides were enjoyed by the children.







Tanker Operations Training


On Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 -  Hecktown Vol. Fire Co. invited East Allen Twp., Bushkill Twp., Hanover Twp., Palmer Twp., and Upper Nazareth Twp. Fire Companies to Dutch Springs for a tanker/rural water supply drill.  Engine/Rescue 5312 drafted from a dry-hydrant to fill tankers.  Engine 4611 drafted from two portable ponds and supplied Ladder 2721.   Five tankers shuttled water from fill to dump sites.  Several good lessons on moving volumes of water were learned by participants.  In addition good data was obtained on fill and dump times of the various units.  The officers and members of East Allen Twp. Fire Dept. enjoyed the training activity and appreciate the opportunity to work with several other departments.  A special thanks to Hecktown VFC.   See Photos.






Basic Vehicle Rescue Class Held at EAFD


On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2008 - Bucks County Fire School finished teaching a 48 hour Basic Vehicle Rescue course that started on Sept. 24, 2008.  East Allen Township, Bath, Hanover Township N.C., Hecktown, Lehigh Township, Nancy Run (Bethlehem Township), Northampton, Palmer Township, and Walnutport Fire Companies took part in this class.  See Photos








Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5 - 11, 2008

On Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, EAFD provided a day of Fire Prevention and Fun for almost 50 youngsters and about a-dozen-and-half parents and teachers from St. John's Nursery School, Bath, and The Wonder Kids Day Care Center, Weaversville.  The kids learned about Fire Prevention Week, and how a firefighter looks if he (or she) comes into their house in full gear.  In addition they saw various household items that could cause fires or burns.  Everyone got to look at fire trucks and equipment and see the aerial ladder in operation.  At the end, all the youngsters got to try their hand at operating an actual fire hose and nozzle.  A good time was had by all, including the firefighters. 


Website Credit: NFPA





Monroe County Fire School


On Sunday, July 27,  Chief Barry Frantz and Firefighter Kyle Goodhead checked on the progress of Firefighter Todd Roming and Firefighter Jessie Koch at Monroe County Fire School.  See Photos














Truck Photo


On Monday, May 26, we got all the apparatus together for a photo.
















Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642


On Saturday, May 24, Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642 compartments are equipped.  See Photos of Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642



MVA at Airport Road and Locust Road


On Thursday, May 1, we were dispatched to an accident at the above location.  Upon arrival Chief 4651 found a serious two-vehicle accident. One vehicle on the grass and the other vehicle on Airport Road.  Fire personnel stabilized both vehicles.  Also provided spill control and traffic control.  Due to the seriousness of the accident several units remained on the scene for 3 1/2 hours.  See Photos


Video Credit: WFMZ-TV 69 News

Photo Credit: Express-Time


Command: Fire Chief 4651

East Allen Fire Units: Rescue 4641, Engine 4611, QRV4642, Ladder 4621

Mutual Aid: EMS 46,  Hanover Sta. 15, Bath Sta. 40, Han-Le-Co. Sta. 33, EMS 17 and EMS 49









New Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642


Members of EAFD recently returned from Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, WI.  They were there for a final inspection of two replacement vehicles. The new Rescue 4641, and QRV 4642, have been completed.  These replaced a 1989 Pierce/GMC rescue truck which was recently sold, and a 1989 GMC Brush Truck which was sold several months ago.  The new Rescue is a 2008 non-walk-in on a Quantum Chassis.  Our other new truck is Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) 2008 Pierce/Ford F-550 Chassis with a 500 gallon per minute pump.  It has a 250 gallon water tank. See Photos of Rescue 4641 (updated on 5/7/08) and QRV 4642





Farewell Rescue 4641


On Saturday, March 22, members of EAFD said good-bye to Rescue 4641, a 1989 GMC after 19 years of service.  Shortly we will be taking delivery of a replacement unit.  See Photos





On Saturday, March 15, 2008, East Allen Township Fire Department held their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bicentennial Park.  Numerous activities and events were enjoyed by all, including the Easter Bunny.




2007 Awards

On Friday, March 7, 2008, East Allen Township Fire Department held their annual awards banquet at the Allen Township Fire Co.   Around 85 members and guests attended.  Our guest speaker was Larry Oberly, also a member of Allen Township Fire Co.   Awards presented:

Firefighter of the Year: Chief Barry Frantz

5 Year Service Award: Firefighter Josh Smith

20 Year Service Award: Deputy Fire Marshal William Gogle

30 Year Service Award: Fire Police Member Norm Daniel

Lifetime Achievement Award: Fire Police Capt. Carl Shafer and Fire Police Member Norman Daniel




 Firefighters shave their heads to honor fellow firefighter

On Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, the brotherhood of East Allen Township firefighters shaved their heads in support of fellow firefighter Scott Knauss, who is fighting cancer.  Scott has been with East Allen for about 18 years.  See Photos 

Video Credit: WFMZ-TV 69 NEWS

Photo Credit: Express-Times


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