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2009 Archives

 

Motor Vehicle Fire At Airport Road Commercial Park

 

On Friday, Nov. 27, 2009,  At 22:22 hours, EAFD was dispatched for motor vehicle fire in the Airport Road Commercial Park.  A loaded delivery vehicle (step van) was fully involved when firefighters arrived.  Flames were impinging on the a nearby structure but firefighters managed to keep the fire from spreading to the building and other delivery vehicles.  Due to the fire impinging on the building the response was upgraded to a full 1st alarm structural response.  Firefighters from East Allen (Fire 46) were assisted by Allen Township (Fire 45), Northampton (Fire 42) and Hanover Township N.C. (Fire 15).  Chief 4651 was Incident Commander.  See Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Engine 4611, Tanker 4631, Ladder 4621, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Tanker 4531, Engine 4512, Engine 1512, Tower 4221, Engine 4212

 

 

Fire Prevention Week 2009

 

Besides being a busy time with emergency calls, Fire Prevention Week was highlighted by three fire safety programs.  On Friday, October 9, a group of almost 30 youngsters from St. John's Nursery School, and quite a few parents and teachers, attended a morning of fire safety education. There were also demonstrations of fire and rescue equipment.  Here Ladder 4621 discharges water from a ladder pipe while children and parents watch.

 

Below left a group from The Wonder Kids Day Care Center watch as Bert and Ernie talk about the importance of having a home fire evacuation plan.

 

Below right a contingent from the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department in Class A uniforms attended a special church service at Peter's UCC Church to honor the fire fighters and their families.  A children's group from the church put on a delightful skit with songs for the group of fire fighters.  Prior to the service, the members of the fire department provided the children with a show-and-tell session on fire safety.  Following the service everyone enjoyed cake, refreshments and goodwill.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

MVA with three injuries on Beth-Bath Pike

 

On Saturday, June 20, 2009,  At 21:35 hours, EAFD was dispatched for MVA with three injuries.   Fire Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.  Upon arrival of Rescue 4641 on scene, all patients were out of the vehicles.  Crews from Rescue 4641, QRV 4642, Ladder 4621, and Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.) provided spill control, traffic control, and assisted EMS 46.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

    

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641, QRV 4642, Ladder 4621

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, EMS 17 (Bethlehem Twp.), Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.)

 

 

Four County Parade in Northampton and North Catasauqua

 

On Saturday, June 13, 2009,  Northampton Fire Dept. and North Catasauqua Fire Dept. hosted the Four County Fireman's Association Convention and Parade.  Our QRV 4642, Rescue 4641, and Ladder 4621 took 1st places for Best Appearing and Functional Apparatus during apparatus judging.  See Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MVA on Nor-Bath Blvd.

 

On Wednesday, June 3, 2009,  At 17:11 hours, EAFD was dispatched for MVA with possible injuries.  Upon arrival of Rescue 4641 on scene, found one vehicle in the roadway with heavy driver's side damage and a second vehicle down the embankment. Crews from Rescue 4641 disconnected the battery from the vehicles.  Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.) and Rescue 4541 arrived on the scene.  Both crews provided spill control.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

    

Photos by Allen Twp. Station 45

 

Command: Captain 4554 (Allen Twp.)

Units: Rescue 4641, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, EMS 40 (Bath, PA), Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.), Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.), Utility 4543 (Allen Twp.)

 

 

MVA with entrapment on Nor-Bath Blvd.

 

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009,  At 07:21 hours, EAFD was dispatched for an MVA with entrapment.  Upon arrival of Rescue 4641, a pick-up truck was on its left side.  The driver was entrapped.  The vehicle stabilization to prevent movement was provided by crews from Engine 4511.  Crews from Rescue 4641 and Engine 4611 had to cut the roof off the vehicle to extricate the patient.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

    

Photos by Allen Twp. Station 45

 

Command: Asst. Chief 4652

Units: Rescue 4641, Engine 4611, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, EMS 49 (Northampton), Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.), Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.)

 

 

Ladder 4621 assisted Allen Twp. Station 45

 

On Monday, March 23, 2009,  At 17:27 hours, EAFD was dispatched for Ladder 4621 to assist Allen Twp. Fire Co. for a Chimney Fire.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Command: Asst. Chief 4553

Units: Ladder 4621, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 49 (Northampton), Engine 4512 (Allen Twp.), Tanker 4531 (Allen Twp.), Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.), Brush 4542 (Allen Twp.), Engine 4712 (Lehigh Twp.)

 

 

Ladder 4621 assisted Northampton Station 42

 

On Monday, March 23, 2009,  At 08:44 hours, EAFD was dispatched for Ladder 4621 to assist Northampton Fire Dept. on a 2nd Alarm for a working structure fire.  The units cleared the scene within 2 hours 20 minutes.

 

Video Credit: WFMZ-TV 69 News

 

   

Photos by Allen Twp. Station 45

 

Command: Asst. Chief 4252

Units: Ladder 4621

Mutual Aid: EMS 49 (Northampton), Engine 1811 (North Catty), Engine 4212 (Northampton), Ladder 4221 (Northampton), Engine 4512 (Allen Twp.), Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.)

 

 

MVA with entrapment on Weaversville Rd.

 

On Thursday, March 19, 2009,  At 16:25 hours, EAFD was dispatched for an MVA with entrapment.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.  The vehicle struck a pole and rolled over.  Crews from Rescue 4641 and Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.) used the Jaws of Life to access the passenger side front door to extricate the patient. The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

    

Photos by East Allen Twp. Station 46

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641, Engine 4611, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, EMS 49 (Northampton), Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.), Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.), Engine 3311 (Han-Le-Co)

 

 

Tanker 4631 assisted Hanover Lehigh County Station 33

 

On Monday, March 16, 2009,  At 13:05 hours, EAFD was dispatched for Tanker 4631 to respond to working barn fire with Hanover Lehigh County Station 33.

 

Newspaper Credit: The Morning Call

 

Command: Fire Chief 3301

Units: Tanker 4631

Mutual Aid: EMS 49 (Northampton), Engine 1512 (Hanover NC), Engine 1513 (Hanover NC), Tanker 3221 (Woodlawn), Engine 3311 (Han-Le-Co), Ladder 3331 (Han-Le-Co), Engine 4512 (Allen Twp.), Tanker 4531 (Allen Twp.), Tanker 4731 (Lehigh Twp.), Tanker 5331 (Hecktown)

 

 

Vehicle Fire in Greenbriar Village

 

On Friday, February 27, 2009,  At 19:44 hours, EAFD was dispatched to a vehicle fire in Greenbriar Village.  Quickly the call was updated to fully involved car fire within close proximity to the dwelling.  A further update indicated that there were handicapped residents in the home and that the home was now involved in the fire.  To make matters worse there was a report that the only available escape route was down a ramp which was now blocked by fire.  Fire Chief 4651 and Fire Police Capt. 4691 arrived first on scene.  Chief 4651 wasted no time requesting a full response from Bath Fire Station 40.  As reports of the worsening fire were received, he also requested a full response from Hanover Township N.C. Station 15 and a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) team from Hecktown Station 53.  Fortunately quick action removed the residents from danger and prevented the situation from getting worse.  The car involved was largely consumed by fire but the home only sustained damage to the siding.  A second vehicle was slightly damaged.  We appreciate the help of neighbors and the fast response of our mutual aid fire companies.  Engine 4611 and Rescue 4641 responded from East Allen Township Fire Department.

 

    

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Engine 4611 and Rescue 4641

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Engine 4011, Rescue 4041, Engine 1512, Engine 1513, Rescue 5341, EMS 17, PSP

 

 

MVA on Rt. 329 near Keystone Cement

 

On Tuesday, February 10, 2009,  At 18:01 hours, EAFD was dispatched to a MVA on Rt. 329 near Keystone Cement.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived first on scene.  The driver was out of the vehicle.  Crews from Engine 4611 and Rescue 4641 assisted EMS and provided traffic control.  We had another MVA at Rt. 329 and Jacksonville Road at 18:41 hours.  Fire Marshal 4660 and Engine 4611 responded.  Crews from Engine 4611 cleaned up the debris. There were no injuries.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.  See Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651 and Fire Marshal 4660

Units: Engine 4611 and Rescue 4641

Mutual Aid: EMS 4682

 

 

Dwelling Fire at Chenango Drive

 

On Sunday, January 18, 2009,  At 22:07 hours, EAFD was dispatched to a dwelling fire at Chenango Drive.  Engine 4611 arrived first on scene.  Crews from Engine 4611 and Rescue 4641 entered the dwelling and checked for smoke and carbon monoxide.  We found high levels of carbon monoxide. The units cleared the scene within 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Engine 4611, Rescue 4641 and Ladder 4621

Mutual Aid: EMS 4681 and EMS 4682

 

 

MVA with entrapment at Airport Road

 

On Tuesday, January 13, 2009,  At 12:30 hours, EAFD was dispatched to MVA with entrapment.  Rescue 4641 arrived first on scene Jaws of Life were used to remove victim from one car in a two vehicle accident.

 

Photo Credit: Express-Time

 

Command: Fire Marshal 4660

Units: Rescue 4641, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Hanover N.C. Sta. 15, Bath Sta. 40, EMS 17 and EMS 49

 

 

Structure Fire at Lehigh Valley Animal Hospital turns out to be smoke scare

 

On Monday, January 12, 2009,  At 13:12 hours, East Allen Sta. 46 and Hanover N.C. Sta. 15 were dispatched to commercial structure fire.  Fire Police Capt. 4691 was first arrived and reported smoke inside of the building.  Assistant Chief 4652 requested a response from Allen Sta. 45 for manpower.  Investigation revealed a malfunctioning piece of medical equipment was responsible.  There were no injuries.  The animal hospital staff did an excellent job of evacuating all staff, pet owners and pets.

 

Video Credit: WFMZ-TV 69 News

Photo Credit: The Morning Call

 

Command: Assistant Chief 4652

Units: Engine 4611, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Hanover N.C. Sta. 15, Allen Sta. 45

 

 

Fire Station Project

 

On Saturday, January 10, 2009,  EAFD members painted the Hall, Kitchen and Day Room of the Fire Station.  See Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Fire Fighter of the Year Award

 

On Monday, January  5, 2009, the 2008 award for Fire Fighter of the Year was presented to Assistant Chief/President Raymond Anthony.

 

   

 

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