Rainy Night Wreck On North Broad Street

Engine 2, Rescue 1, and Car respond to Motor Vehicle Accident with Reported Entrapment On Monday October 19th, 2020 at 7:32pm 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to North Broad Street/Washington Ave in West Hazleton for a reported two car motor vehicle accident with reported entrapment. Engine 2, Rescue 1, and Car 1 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find two cars with heavy front-end damage with no entrapment. Fire Police arrived and quickly set up a detour around the accident scene. Medic 11 arrived and assessed two patients who refused treatment. Crews cleaned up fluids and debris from the vehicles. While Fire Police detoured traffic a vehicle pulled up with a female suffering a medical emergency. Medic 11 quickly arrived with and with assistance from fire crews treated and transported the female to Lehigh Valley Hospital […]

118 E Green Street Working Structure Fire

Structure Fire Results in Three Injuries, Two Transported to Local Hospital On Tuesday October 6th, 2020 at 6:41pm 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to 118 East Green Street in West Hazleton for a reported structure fire. Luzerne County Communications Center quickly advised responding units that there were multiple reports of an explosion and then a working fire. Crews arrived on scene to find the single residential dwelling with fire to the rear. Crews used one line to extinguish the fire as other crews searched the building. No one was located in the building and the fire was quickly extinguished within twenty minutes holding the fire to the rear porch. The rest of the dwelling suffered heavy smoke damage. Three people including a male working on the home at the time suffered injuries. The homeowner suffered burns to his […]

Susquehanna Boulevard/ West 22nd Street MVA 10-3-2020

At 2:49pm 183 Station, Sugarloaf BLS, and Valley Regional Medic 26 were dispatched to the area of Susquehanna Boulevard/22nd Street in West Hazleton for a motor vehicle accident. Engine 2 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find two cars with heavy damage and one patient trapped in the vehicle. Tones were sent for the Rescue Company to respond. Medevac was briefly placed on stand-by at the request of EMS but then released. Rescue 1 and Car 1 arrived quickly after the request and crews worked to gain access to the patient. Crews were able to remove the patient within ten minutes of arrival and Sugarloaf Ambulance along with Medic 26 transported the patient to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. West Hazleton Police and West Hazleton Fire Police were also on scene to assist. This is a reminder to all […]

HVAC Mishap

This morning at 8:47am 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to Applebee’s in West Hazleton for a commercial structure fire. Engine 2 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find nothing showing. Engine 1 arrived and was ready for a reverse lay. Truck 1 arrived and took placement to the roof. Crews split into interior and roof crews. Crews found a burning odor from the HVAC unit. Roof crews secured power to the unit. It was determined the motor in the unit malfunctioned. The HVAC repair company arrived and started repairs to the unit. Medic 11 stood-by until released by command. Applebee’s should be open normal business hours today.

Wires Down 8/19/2020 Jefferson & Anchor Streets

Prior to our night of raffles, Engine 2, Car 1, Fire Police along with West Hazleton Police Department were dispatched on a wires down call with energized lines wrapped around a tractor trailer. Crews blocked off the area, assessed the scene and directed traffic until the lines were cut by PPL.

Raffle Rules

CURRENT RAFFLES Raffle is valid from time of initial posting until last ticket is sold. Raffle items will typically be placed on the Fire Department Facebook Page between the hours of 9AM and 10PM to allow for individuals to have a chance at purchasing before selling out quickly. Special ad hoc raffles may be thrown in at random.   Posts for items will be updated and marked as SOLD OUT when all chances for that item have been purchased.  The date and time for the drawing of that item will be listed as well.   A numbered list of those who purchased chances will be posted prior to the raffle being drawn.   Winners will be contacted by email or phone from the fire company. Winners will also be posted on Facebook.  Extra details for pick-up of items may be included. Once successful contact has been made for the item, the post may be removed from the Facebook […]

135 West Cranberry Ave Vehicle vs. House 8/13/20

On Thursday August 13th at 1656 hours 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to the rear of 135 West Cranberry Avenue in West Hazleton for a vehicle vs. house accident with a major gas leak. Engine 2 arrived and found a SUV that sheared off three (3) gas meters. Engine 2 secured its own water supply and set up a blitzfire line for vapor dispersion. Engine 1 arrived and secured a second water supply if needed. Truck 1 arrived and crews evacuated nearby residents as UGI was requested. Fire Police shut down traffic in the area. Once UGI arrived the gas was shut off and crews metered the houses in the area to check for any remaining gas. No readings were found and residents were allowed back inside. There were no injuries to report. West Hazleton Police Department was on […]

Susquehanna Blvd MVA 8/12/20

On Wednesday August 12th, 2020 at 1:46pm 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to the area of T N T Auto Sale on Susquehanna Boulevard in West Hazleton for a single car motor vehicle accident. Car 1, Engine 2, and Rescue 1 arrived to find the vehicle in the roadway with heavy damage. Crews attended to the injured driver until Medic 11 arrived. The female driver was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton then later taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar-Crest for further treatment. The female driver later succumbed to her injuries the following day. Fire Police diverted traffic away from the scene as crews then cleaned up fluids and debris from the accident scene. West Hazleton Police Department was on scene and is conducting an investigation.

Please Move Over For Emergency Crews!

This evening Engine’s 1 & 2 along with Medic 11 and Pennsylvania State Police responded to Interstate 81 Southbound Mile-Marker 145.1 for a reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find an overheated vehicle. All units cleared the scene once a tow truck arrived. REMEMBER YOU MUST MOVE OVER AND GIVE EMERGENCY CREWS A LANE TO WORK IN!!

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

COVID-19 FEMA Grant

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!