At the July 25th meeting of the West Hazleton Fire Department, Richard Sparks was appointed Chief of the West Hazleton Fire Department. Chief Sparks comes with over 40 years of experience in both urban and wildland firefighting. Previously Chief Sparks has served as Chief Engineer of the department and Advisor of the Junior Firefighter program of the department. The membership is looking forward to working with him to help continue to move the company forward.
On Wednesday night (July 18, 2018) just as crews were gathering at station to proceed to Camp Cadet SCUBA night at Penn State Hazleton, they were dispatched to Winters Avenue for a Wires Down call where crews secured the area until PPL arrived to replace the downed line and terminate the electrical services to the house until a residential electrician could be contacted to re-establish power. As crews were gathering at station on Thursday (July 19, 2018) to proceed to Camp Cadet there was a call for a two car Motor Vehicle Accident with Injury. Crews stabilized the vehicles, assisted with patient care and traffic control until the scene could be cleared. Following a mock rescue demonstration at Camp Cadet, crews returned to quarters and shortly afterwards were toned out yet again, this time for a smoke condition inside of […]
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This past weekend (July 14-15th) members tested and cleaned hose from the station. While a very time and labor intensive task, it shows the dedication our members have towards maintaining our equipment and maximizing the value of the equipment purchased. As important as it is for us to have functional gear, it is equally important that we be good stewards of the equipment purchased so it is in the best possible condition to do the jobs we need them to do.