This morning around 08:30 am 183 Station and Medic 11 were dispatched to the intersection of North Broad Street/Monroe Ave in West Hazleton for a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. 183 Engine 2 and Car arrived to find 2 cars in the roadway with fluids down and one patient injured. Medic 11 arrived and transported one patient to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Fire Police were on scene directing traffic. West Hazleton Police Department was on scene and is investigating the cause.
WHFD just finished 2019 with 278 calls for assistance. Our membership is proud to have been able to serve the citizens throughout the past year and look forward to continuing to be there during your time of need.
West Hazleton Fire Department ended 2019 with 278 calls for service. This is in addition to our other community involvment. (Fundraisers, Santa Project, National Night Out, Firehouse Open House), and countless training hours sharpening our skills. This has proven to be a very taxing year on the dedicated staff and volunteers of the department. We have met this with the same level of exemplary professionalism and care for our residents and visitors as we do for every call, whether it was the first call of the year or the 278th call of the year. Our department is guided by the desire to provide excellent care and protection to all. Residents can feel as proud of their fire department as our members do.
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.
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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.