Motor Vehicle Accident 7/29/2020

Around 3:25pm 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to the area of Valley High Ice Cream for a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment and injuries. Engine 2 arrived to find 3 vehicles in the roadway with heavy damage. Crews determined there was 1 injury and no entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived and assisted Fire Police with blocking Susquehanna Boulevard in both directions. Medic 11 transported one patient to the hospital. West Hazleton Police were on scene conducting a crash investigation.

117 East Broad Street Structure Fire

Around 6:45pm West Hazleton Police got a walk-in reporting a fire at 117 East Broad Street in West Hazleton. Luzerne County Communications Center was reviving multiple calls at the same time for a fire at the residence. Engine 2 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find a 2 1/2 story duplex with heavy fire on the D side of the building leading to the second floor apartment. Crews stretched an attack line to the apartment. Truck 1 took placement behind Engine 2 and did a primary search. Engine 1 hit a hydrant and secured a second water supply if needed. City crews arrived and Truck 1 took the address. City crews along with additional crews from the second alarm assisted in fire suppression. Due to an exposure issue and hot weather conditions a second alarm was requested which […]

R.I.P Chief Reader

The Officers and Members of the West Hazleton Fire Department send our condolences to the family, friends of Hobbie Fire Chief Robert Reader. Thank you for being a great inspiration to the fire service


We are happy to announce the Fire Company has been awarded $2,400 from the FEMA AFG COVID-19 Grant Program. These funds will help ensure to keep our firefighter safe as we continue to deal with the pandemic.

North Street Structure Fire

Around 1628 hours 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to 504 North Street in West Hazleton for a reported structure fire. Engine 2 and Car 1 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find a double block home with smoke showing from the second floor. Crews went inside and found a kitchen fire. Crews hit the stove area with a water extinguisher to extinguish the fire. Truck 1 arrived and crews split doing ventilation and opening up the walls to ensure the fire was out. Once the building was ventilated all units cleared the scene.

Please Pay Attention!

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN ENTERING AN EMERGENCY SCENE. This means Slow Down, Move Over, Be Aware Of Changing Traffic Patterns, Look Out For Road Debris and Traffic Control Devices and Emergency Personnel. YOU CANNOT DO THIS WHILE YOU ARE ON YOUR CELL PHONE! Yesterday, while diverting traffic on North Broad Street one of our traffic cones were struck by one vehicle who’s operator thought it was more important to be using their phone. To the individual who struck this cone, consider this your wake up call. Things are in the road, and nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is more important on that phone that can’t wait. TODAY WAS A TRAFFIC CONE, TOMORROW COULD BE ONE OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

Long Day For The 183 Station!

Yesterday crews responded to three calls. Around 4:30pm Engine 2 took in a crash at South Broad and Branch Street with injuries. Medic 11 transported two patients with minor injuries. Around 7:00pm Engine 2 and Car 1 headed to Humbolt Village in Hazle Township as part of the 2nd Alarm assignment on a working fire. Crews assisted in fire suppression. While operating on the fire Truck 1 and Hazleton City Engine 3 responded to South Broad Street for a male hit by a car. 183 Car left the fire with a crew to respond as well. Crews assisted with patient care until Medic 26 arrived. The male was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital with minor injuries. West Hazleton Police were on scene investigating. Photos of fire by Hazleton City Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Jones

The Calls Just Keep Coming!

Today 183 Station responded to three calls. Early this morning Engine 2 along with LVHN EMS Medic 11 were dispatched to North 4th Street/East Broad Street for a motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived and found both vehicles with moderate damage and no injuries. Engine 2 & Rescue 1 were then dispatched to Interstate 81 mile marker 145 around noon for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews were recalled by State Police. Shortly after pulling backing into the station after the interstate motor vehicle accident, Engine 2 was dispatched to the former Staples for a fire alarm. Upon arrival it was determined to be a false alarm set off by construction crews. As the weather gets nicer and we move into the green phase here in Luzerne county, we ask that you please be careful in your travels and if […]

Animal Rescue High Or Low!

From high to low cats like to hide in all places. This afternoon 183 Station was dispatched to East Broad Street to assist an elderly female with her cat stuck under a deck. Engine 2 responded and was able to free the cat from under the deck.

Mulch Fire!

This afternoon 183 Station was dispatched to the area of Arby’s on Susquehanna Blvd. in West Hazleton for a reported mulch fire. Engine 2 and Car 1 responded and arrived to find a small fire in the center median. Crews used a brush line to soak the area. The fire was likely caused by discarded smoking material. While on scene there were several instances noticed of vehicles not slowing down and moving over, crews were utilizing the left lanes in both directions to keep a safe areas but drivers failed to move over and slow down until the last second. When approaching an emergency scene it is asked that you slow down and move as far away from our crews and apparatus as possible.

Happy Birthday Chief!

All of us here at West Hazleton Fire Department would like to wish Fire Chief Richard Sparks a very Happy Birthday! Thank you for all you do in leading the Fire Department!

Busy Day For The 183 House!

Both Engines just cleared the department’s 4th call of the day. Around 8:30am Engine 2 was sent to Leader Data Processing for a fire alarm. Upon arrival it was determined to be a system malfunction and all crews cleared. 11:11 sent crews to North Street for a fire alarm. Upon arrival crews found a cooking fire out upon arrival. Ventilation was needed to clear the house of smoke. 13:00 sent crews to the rear of Ridge Ave for a rubbish fire. Engine 1 arrived to find a fire against an unoccupied building. Crews stretched a 1 3/4 line to extinguish the fire. West Hazleton Police Department is investing the cause along with Fire Officials. Upon returning to the station Engine 2 responded to Tamarack Street to investigate a stove malfunction. All crews cleared once the power to the stove was […]

Busy Preparing For Memorial Day!

Over the past few days, members of the West Hazleton Fire Department have been preparing for Memorial Day. Even though there will be no parade this year in West Hazleton, crews are still showing their patriotic spirit and getting out in the community. Over the weekend crews have been to several cemetery’s in the Hazleton area to place American flags on the veterans graves. Yesterday, prior to the American flag detail crews handled an Motor Vehicle Accident on the Blvd, shortly after returning from placing the flags several members attempted to start the annual detailing of our apparatus but were summoned to respond to an unresponsive patient call with Greater Hazleton BLS and Medic 11 (Lehigh Valley EMS) on Ridge Avenue. In remembrance and honor of all veterans as well as those currently serving in our Armed Services, here is […]

Supporting Our Military!

West Hazleton Fire Department and Hazleton Fire Department teamed up on the evening of May 16th to make sure that despite the current state of affairs regarding COVID-19 that we emphasize the one thing that can never ever be forgotten. The sacrifices of our veterans. The departments made sure a new flag was placed on the grave of each veteran. We salute you and thank you for your service and the scars of battle you bore for many years.

Grilling Mishap!

Last evening around 6:17pm Luzerne County Communications Center dispatched 183 Station and Medic 11 to 617 Allen Street for a reported residential structure fire. Engine 2, Truck 1, and 183 Car all hit the street immediately after dispatch and were advised of a grill on fire on the front porch of the residence. Crews quickly arrived on scene to find that the fire was out and ventilation was needed. The box was held to Engine 2, Truck 1, and 183 Car as ventilation was completed. Engine 1 and the Rescue stood by in quarters for any additional calls in West Hazleton This should serve as a reminder that with the nice weather we should keep grills ten (10) feet away from a structure as per the Borough Ordinance.

Quick Hit Prevents Larger Problem!

Around 11:30am 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to 225 Jaycee Drive in West Hazleton for a reported vehicle fire. Engine 2 hit the street and was advised of a trailer on fire in the loading dock of the building. Chief 4 could see a column while responding and requested a working fire dispatch bringing an additional Engine and Truck from the 183 House, to the scene. Engine 2 arrived and crews found a well involved trailer fire with exposure issues. Engine 2 stretched a line to knock down the fire. Engine 1 hit a hydrant in front of the business on Jaycee Drive and laid into the scene while 183 Truck took assignment in front of the building. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and ensured there was no extension into the building. Crews conducted overhaul and with […]

Happy Easter!

From all the Officers and Members we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter! Please stay safe and healthy!

Fund Drive Letter Mishap

The West Hazleton Fire Company would like to apologize for any confusion over the 2019 Reminder Fund Drive Mailing. This mailing was sent out the very beginning of March. Each and every year the Fire Company sends out letters to the business and residents of the Borough asking for your support. It appears that through our third party mailing company some business and residents may have received a reminder letter even if they have donated. We greatly apologize and thank you for your continued support. If you already donated and received a letter you can disregard. We cannot thank you enough for your support!

Still Keeping Up With Business

Trying to keep up with normal activities as much as possible in the time of social distancing. We just finished our first virtual meetings to conduct company business. As many businesses are realizing, business still needs to be conducted and you do what you have to do to keep moving but stay safe. We were able to bring over 20 members together for the meetings through either video or audioconference. Rest assured, we will not be responding virtually. 😁👨‍🚒🚒

Motor Vehicle Accident 1-5-2020

Last evening around 5:55 pm 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to the intersection of East Broad Street and 4th Street in West Hazleton for a three-car crash with unknown injuries. 183 Engine 2 arrived shortly after dispatch and found the three cars involved in a rear-end style collision. Crews confirmed there were no injuries and held the box to Engine 2. Fire Police assisted in traffic control as West Hazleton Police Department conducted their crash investigation.