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2011 Archives

 

Structure Fire on Walnut St.

 

On Thursday, December 29, 2011, - at 11:16 hours, we were dispatched along with Station 45 for a working structure on Walnut St. in Weaversville.  Upon leaving the station a large smoke header was visible and the alarm was upgraded to a full 1st Alarm which brought additional manpower and equipment from Stations 15 and 42.  The fire, which turned out to be a large summer kitchen, was quickly brought under control.  There were no injuries.  See more photos

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651 & Fire Marshal 4660

Unit: Engine 4611

Mutual Aid: Engine 4512 (Allen) , Engine 4212, Tower 4221 (Northampton), Engine 1512 (Hanover NC), EMS 46 and Medic 49 (Northampton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MVA on Rt. 248 & Snyders Church Road

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2011, -  At 18:15 hours, EAFD was dispatched to an MVA with rollover and entrapment. Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.   Crews from Rescue 4641 established a full Hurst setup and portable lighting.  Crews stabilized the vehicle and removed the windshield and cut the 4 posts on the passenger side of the vehicle.  Crews from Engine 4611 pulled a 1 3/4" hand line.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour 30 min.

 

    

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641, Engine 4611 and QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Medic 49 (Northampton) and PSP

 

 

Code 3 for a Cure Foundation in NYC

 

On Tuesday, December 27, 2011, - two members of the East Allen Township Fire Department traveled to Time Square in New York City in support of the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation.  We took part in the opening bell ceremony at the NASDAQ stock exchange.  Code 3 for a Cure Foundation is a non-profit group dedicated to helping provide financial assistance to active and retired firefighters diagnosed with cancer who are facing a financial hardship.  They also provide financial support to other nonprofit organizations conducting cancer research and/or assisting firefighter cancer victims and their families.  We have strong ties and friendships with this wonderful organization.  Code 3 for a Cure Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwelling Fire at Green Briar

 

On Sunday, December 11, 2011, -  At 05:01 hours, EAFD was dispatched to a Dwelling Fire in Greenbriar Village.  Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.  Crews from Engine 4611 stretched a 1 3/4" attack line and made a quick knock down within 15-20 minutes.  Crews from Ladder 4621 provided the water supply and assisted the crews from Engine 4611.  The units cleared the scene within 2 hours.  The fire is under investigation.

 

Command: Chief 4651

Units: Engine 4611, Ladder 4621 and Rescue 4641

Mutual Aid: Engine 1512 (Hanover NC), Engine 1513 (Hanover NC), Ladder 4021 (Bath), Rescue 4041 (Bath), Rescue 5341 (Hecktown) RIT, EMS 46, Rehab 46 and Medic 49 (Northampton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MVA at Nor-Bath Road

 

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, -  At 02:19 hours, EAFD was dispatched to an MVA with injuries, a vehicle was rollover.  EMS 46 and PSP on scene reported both patients were out of the vehicle.  Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.   Crews from Rescue 4641 and Engine 4611 provided cleanup.   The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641, Engine 4611 and QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Medic 49,  PSP and Colonial Regional PD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Rescue at Beth-Bath Pike

 

On Sunday, August 28, 2011, -  At 9:09 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a water rescue on Beth-Bath Pike.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived on location and took command.  A vehicle went in 3 feet of water and the driver was still in the vehicle.  Water Rescue 42 (Northampton) was dispatched to the scene.  Crews from 4647 picked the driver up.  Crews from Water Rescue 42 used a rope line to access the vehicle. The units cleared the scene within 1 1/2 hours.

Just a footnote to this event and many more like it.  When you enter flooded areas, you not only place your self in danger, but you also place our first responders in danger to get you out.  Please heed the signs and barricades.

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Brush 4647, Rescue 4641, QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Water Rescue 42 (Northampton) and Pennsylvania State Police

 

 

 

 

 

MVA at Airport Road

 

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, -  At 19:26 hours, EAFD was dispatched for fire police to assist State Police with a none injury accident on Airport Road.  EMS 46 arrived on scene and reported that they had two injuries.  EMS 46 requested Medic 49 and Fire 46 for a full response.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived on location and took command.  Crews from 4641 and 4642 performed battery disconnects on both vehicles and provided spill control.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641and QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Medic 49 and PSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel Spill at Trader Joe's

 

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, -  At 00:24 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a diesel fuel spill on Silver Crest Rd.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived on location and took command.  The units cleared the scene within 4 hours.

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Engine 4611, Rescue 4641, Trailer 4643

Mutual Aid: EMA Truck 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Fire in Plainfield Twp. Station 36

 

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, -  At 05:56 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a Tender 4631 requested to the scene of an Industrial Fire in Plainfield Twp. Station 36.  Tender 4631 shuttled water all day/night Tuesday before returned to station 46 at 03:15 hours Wednesday morning.  See more Photos from Lehigh Valley's Bravest  NewsWorking  Express Times  69 News   Morning Call

 

 

Special thanks to Trexlertown FD for staging Tanker/Pumper 2521 at Station 46 while our tender was committed.

 

Command: Fire Chief 3651

Units: Tender 4631

Mutual Aid: 7 Counties and Pennsylvania State Police

 

 

 

 

MVA at Nor-Bath Blvd. and Driftwood Rd.

 

On Friday, July 22, 2011, -  At 07:22 hours, EAFD was dispatched for an MVA w/ Rescue on Nor-Bath Blvd. and Driftwood Rd. Chief 4651 arrived on the scene and took command.  Two vehicles were on their side with one entrapment. Crew from Rescue 4641 went in service with rescue tools to extricate the patient.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.   See Express Times

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641 and Engine 4611

Mutual Aid: EMS 46, Medic 49, Fire 45 (Allen Twp.), Fire 33 (Han-Le-Co) and Pennsylvania State Police

 

 

Former member and past president dies unexpectedly

We recently learned of the passing of former Fire Captain and past Fire Dept. President Scott Beard.  Scott died unexpectedly at his home in Myerstown at the age of 49 on July 11.  He left a widow and 5 children.  Our prayers and sympathies go out to his family.

Link to Scott's obituary.

 

 

Multi-alarm structure fire with Palmer Twp. Station 27

 

On Friday, July 15, 2011, -  At 11;45 hours, EAFD was dispatched for Ladder 4621 for move up to Hecktown Station 53 to cover for a structure fire in Palmer Twp.  Later Ladder 4621 was moved to the fire scene.  The crew from Ladder 4621 assisted with fire extinguishment.  Later into the fire the Tender (tanker) Task Force was dispatched, Tender 4631 responded to the scene.   See more photos.

 

Command: Fire Commissioner 2751

Units: Ladder 4621 and Tender 4631

 

 

Ladder 4621 assists Moore Twp. Police Dept.

 

On Monday, July 11, 2011, -  At 20;04 hours, EAFD was dispatched a Ladder 4621 requested for an aerial search.  Ladder 4621 and Rescue 4641 assisted Moore Twp. Police Dept.   The units cleared the scene within 1 hour. 

 

    

 

Command: Moore Twp. Police Dept. 48

Units: Rescue 4641 and Ladder 4621

Mutual Aid: PD 48

 

 

MVA at Airport Rd. and Rt. 248

 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, -  At 23:07 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a 2-vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command. Crews from Rescue 4641 arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care.  Crews from QRV 4642 provided traffic control.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641 and QVR 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46

 

 

Motorcycle run by Warriors Watch to welcome Cpl. Troy Frantz, USMC

 

On Saturday, July 2, 2011, -  At 17:30 hours, EAFD assisted with traffic control at Nor-Bath Blvd and Airport Rd. for a motorcycle run by Warriors Watch to welcome home Cpl. Troy Frantz, USMC, from his second tour in Afghanistan.  See more information at http://www.warriorswatch.org/.

 

    

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Ladder 4621, Rescue 4641 and QVR 4642

Mutual Aid: Pennsylvania State Police

 

 

Garage Fire at Allen Township

 

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, -  At 17:54 hours, EAFD was dispatched for a fire in a garage with Station 45 (Allen Township). Chief 4651 arrived on scene and report a working garage fire with heavy fire and smoke.  Asst. Chief 4553 took a command. Crews from Engine 4512 arrived on scene and stretched 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 inch handlines.  Crews from Engine 4611 and Ladder 4621 assisted with crews from Engine 4512.  The fire was under control within 20 minutes.  The units cleared the scene within 3 hours.  See more photos.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Assistant Chief 4553 (Allen Twp.)

Units: Engine 4611, Ladder 4621, Tanker 4631, Rescue 4641 and QVR 4642

Mutual Aid: Engine 4512, Engine 4511, Tanker 4531 and Rescue 4541 (Allen Twp.),  Engine 4711 and Tanker 4731 (Lehigh Twp.), Tower 4221 (Northampton) EMS 46, and EMS 49 (Northampton)

 

 

Code 3 for a Cure Foundation

Firefighters United Against Cancer

 

Code 3 for a Cure Foundation will kick off their 2011 Mission of Honor and Hope on March 14, 2011 and travel across the U.S.  Please take a few minutes to visit the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation  and www.celinedion.com websites, and support them if possible.

 

They are scheduled to arrive at our station the evening of March 31, and stay with us for two days.

 

Those of us who had the honor and privilege of getting to know Lorenzo during the 2010 mission, are looking forward to seeing him again.

 

 

 

Press Release from the Fire Chief

 

The members of the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, located at 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd. (Route 329) in East Allen Township, will be welcoming the members of the Code 3 For A Cure Foundation to our Fire Station on Friday April 1 at 10:00 AM.

The Code 3 For A Cure Foundation is made up of Firefighter Cancer Survivors from the area of Los Angeles CA. These firefighters are touring the country in a Fire Truck on loan from the Sutphen Corporation to promote cancer awareness to firefighters and honor the men and woman firefighters that have died from cancer. http://www.code3foracure.com



The East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department responds to over 250 Fire, Rescue and EMS Assist calls per year. Under the Command of Fire Chief Barry C. Frantz the Fire Department covers 15 square miles of East Allen Township as well as providing Mutual Aid response to our surrounding communities. www.eastallenfire.org



For additional information contact Fire Chief Barry C. Frantz at 610-262-6700 Opt. #1

 

 

MVA with Rollover and Entrapment on Seemsville Road

 

On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, -  At 12:07 hours, EAFD was dispatched, along with Fire 45, for an MVA with rollover and entrapment.  Fire Marshal 4660 arrived on scene and initially took command. Crews from Rescue 4641and Engines 4511and 4611removed patient from vehicle, and assisted the EMS crews.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

    

 

Command: Fire Assistant Chief 4552 (Allen Twp.) & Fire Marshal 4660

Units: Rescue 4641 and Engine 4611

Mutual Aid: Engine 4511 (Allen Twp.), EMS 46, EMS 53 (TEAMS) and EMS 49 (Northampton)

 

 

MVA on Rt. 329 between Jacksonville Road and Airport Road

 

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, -  At 21:57 hours, EAFD was dispatched for an MVA with injuries.  Fire Chief 4651 arrived on scene and took command.  The incident involved a single vehicle.  Route 329 was closed between Jacksonville Road and Airport Road.  The units cleared the scene within 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

 

Command: Fire Chief 4651

Units: Rescue 4641 and QRV 4642

Mutual Aid: EMS 46 and EMS 49 (Northampton)

 

 

 

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