Tower 331 with a crew of 3 went to North Whitehall Township to take place in a technical rescue drill. Station 42 (Lehigh County Special Operations), Station 16 (Neffs), and Station 22 (Schnecksville) all participated.
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Last night for training members traveled to Cetronia Ambulance to review some basic equipment operations and to complete our practical session to carry Naloxone (Narcan).First Cetronia Ambulance Director of Operations, Chris Peischl, presented the hands-on portion of our Narcan training. With the rising heroin epidemic, this allows us to opportunity to reverse the affects, before the ambulance arrives.Second everyone had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with operations of the litter, st...
January 2016 statistics:64 dispatched calls2 working firesAverage dispatch to responding time: 1 minute 35 secondsAverage manpower per call:9 members
We are proud to announce and congratulate Probationary Firefighter Asher Haufler (center), has successfully completed and passed his nationally registered EMT-B. Asher came to us with no experience and quickly dedicated a lot of time and effort. Asher is also enrolled in Firefighter 1 and is scheduled for completion in Spring. Great job!
Last night for weekly drill we were out cleaning large amounts of snow away from fire hydrants. 18 members in total split up and hit majority of our first due coverage area.-Engine 311 cleaned Cetronia-Engine 312 cleaned Bungalow Park/Dorneyville-Tower 331 cleaned Cedar Creek FarmsA total of 62 hydrants were cleared out within a two hour period. A big thank you to the residents who proactively cleared out fire hydrants in front of your homes! It helps tremendously!
Since Friday Station 3 has been very busy handling calls related to Snowstorm Jonas.Starting Friday evening the firehouse was staffed with at least 10 members to respond with multiple apparatus if needed.Majority of our calls included assisting the ambulance reach residents having medical emergencies. The National Guard is also out helping due to roadways being gridlocked
For training crews reviewed the different components to our SCBA.After a brief overview members split up into two groups. One group was responsible for disentangling 3 airpacks while being blind folded. The other group was given the difficult task of disconnecting their regulator whip, while being blind folded, moving across the floor to find another SCBA to connect to.
Saturday December 19th, we held our annual Christmas Party at the Allentown Brew Works. It was a night off for us and our families to enjoy.Congratulations to Lieutenant Maxwell Paine for receiving Firefighter of the Year. Firefighter of the Year is a very prestigious award that is awarded to one member of the department that excels in dedication to the fire service and the community. This is decided through a vote by the members.2016 Fire Officer Line up:Chief 301 - Jay HeicklenAssistant Chief ...
Saturday December 19th, Santa will be paying a visit to the Cetronia area. His sleigh for the day will be our ladder truck. We will be starting around 10AM and will make our way around. Anybody with any questions feel free to send us a message. See you soon
A huge congratulations to Firefighter Peter Attieh who graduated from the 108th Harrisburg Area Community College Police Academy. Peter worked for 20 hard weeks and received confirmation that he passed all of his certification tests. Peter will now return to the area to pursue local opportunities. Job well done
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