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.

Engine and Car respond to early morning crash 1-2-2020

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.

What a Year!

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.

Fire Department responding to the call.

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.

Welcome Chief!

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.

Getting a Facelift!!!

Please come back often as we are setting up our new website. Until we’ve picked up all the nails and swept up all the sawdust, be sure to visit us on our Facebook Page by searching for West Hazleton Fire Department.   See you soon when we are all finished!

Weekend Work Detail

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.