VEHICLE ON ITS ROOF
|Captain J. Nichols heats up water for hot chocolate to keep responders warm while directing traffic.
Station 8 was dispatched this evening for a single car MVC on Route 328 in Lawrence Township. Chief 8-10
(Hackett), Rescue 8-8, Squad 8-18, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. C810 arrived on scene and reported a vehicle on its roof
with no injuries. R8-8 and Squad 8-18 arrived on scene and setup traffic control on either side of the incident. Units remained
on scene to conduct traffic control while PSP investigated and Wheelers Towing removed the vehicle.
MVC ON SLIPPERY INTERSTATE
Station 8 was dispatched with Lindley FD for a reported MVC on Interstate 99 with no injuries. Rescue 8-8
and Squad 8-18 responded. As units arrived, they were directed by Chief 26-01 (Hill) to set up traffic control. The squad
crew setup incident ahead warning signs and the rescue crew set out flares and cones. Units remained on scene assisting until
the vehicle was cleared by the tow service.
FULLY INVOLVED VEHICLE FIRE
Stations 8 and 7 (Tioga) were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at a residence on the East Lawrence
Road in Lawrence Township. A second call had come in reporting a medical emergency on scene as well. Engine 8-3 and Ambulance
8-6 responded. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to be fully involved. The crews advanced the trash line and knocked down
the fire. During overhaul, the fire began to advance as the gasoline fueled it. The foam line was stretched from E8-3 and
placed into service to extinguish the fire.
VEHICLE INTO CORN FIELD
Station 8 was alerted this morning for a single car MVC over the embankment on the Tioga River Road in Lawrence
Township. Chief 8 (Scott), Chief 8-20 (Strange), Rescue 8-8, and Ambulance 8-6 responded. C820 arrived and reported the vehicle
off the roadway with both occupants out with possibly no injuries. A8-6 arrived and provided a patient check over. Fire units
stood by on scene while PSP investigated and Wheelers Towing removed the vehicle.
AUTO FIRE ALARM AT THE EXXON
Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched this evening to the Exxon Store on Route 49 in Lawrence Township.
Chief 8 (Scott) and Chief 8-10 (Hackett) both responded. Upon arrival, it was discovered that it was an accidental trip
and all units were cancelled.
2 VEHICLE MVC WITH INJURY
Station 8 was dispatched this afternoon to the intersection of Route 287 and Route 328 in Lawrence Township
for the report of a 2 vehicle crash. Chief 8 (Scott) arrived and reported a lane of traffic on Route 328 blocked with 1 injury
and negative entrapment. Ambulance 8-7 and Squad 8-18 responded. As units arrived, EMS packaged the patient for transport
and assessed the other operator. Fire units remained on scene to assist PSP and Wheelers Towing, returning to the station
at 1605 hours.
MUTUAL AID FIRE IN MANSFIELD
Station 2 (Mansfield) was dispatched this evening at 2150hrs for the report of a structure fire at
the corner of North Academy & Sherwood Streets in Mansfield Borough. Mansfield PD was on patrol when they
discovered smoke from the building. A second alarm was transmitted bringing Stations 1 (Wellsboro) and 4 (Blossburg). Units
from Mansfield knocked down the fire quickly, but due to building construction, the fire traveled through voids and required
a massive overhaul to extinguish all of the fire. A special request was then made at 2230hrs for additional manpower including
an engine company from Station 8. Engine 8-3 responded with a crew of 5. Units continued to work for the next few hours
until clearing and returning to quarters at 0136 hours.
2 VEHICLE CRASH WITH ENTRAPMENT
Stations 8 and 12 (Millerton) were dispatched to a reported 2 vehicle MVC with entrapment. Chief 8-10 (Hackett)
arrived and reported a pickup truck on its side and a passenger vehicle with the driver requiring extrication. Rescue 8-8,
Ambulance 8-6, and Squad 8-18 responded. Upon arrival, R8-8 deployed the combination tool, cutters, and rams. Units from Millerton
arrived and assisted. The crews went to work freeing the trapped driver with an extrication time of 14 minutes. A helicopter
was requested for the driver with a second helicopter later being requested for the passenger. Units remained on scene to
assist with HAZMAT cleanup and traffic control.
STANDBY FOR HOMECOMING BONFIRE
Engine 8-2 with a crew of 2 stoodby this evening at the Williamson High School Soccer field during the annual
MVC - NO VEHICLE FOUND
Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched to the intersection of Route 49 and Gee Hollow Road for the report
of a vehicle into the guardrails. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 both responded. Enroute, units were advised that the vehicle
was observed leaving the area and all units were cancelled. Chief 18-10 requested that Rescue 8-8 continue to the scene to
provide lighting to check the area. Nothing was located and units remained on scene for PSP before returning to quarters.
SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH ON RTE 328
Station 8 was dispatched this evening to the report of a vehicle into the guardrails on Route 328 in Lawrence
Township. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6, and Chief 8-10 responded. Upon arrival, units checked for injuries and set up traffic
control. The patient was assessed and hazards were controlled as members awaited the arrival of PSP and the tow service. Units
operated on scene for approximately 45 minutes before clearing and returning to the station.
Station 8 was alerted this afternoon for a HAZMAT call
at the Exxon on Route 49 in Lawrence Township. A report of gasoline leaking from an RV was given. Chief 8 (Scott) arrived
and located the RV in the rear parking lot. It was determined that no leak was present from the vehicle and that it was caused
by the over filling during fueling. All units were recalled.
AUTO FIRE ALARM
and 7 (Tioga) were dispatched this evening to the Laurel Health Center on East Lawrence Road in Lawrence Township for an automatic
fire alarm. Chief 8-10 (Hackett) arrived and reported nothing showing. Engine 8-3 responded and Station 7 was recalled. E8-3
called on scene and the crew continued a secondary check for any fire conditions as they awaited the key holder. One inside,
it was determined it was a faulty activation and all units cleared the scene.
VEHICLE CRASH ON ROUTE 15 LINDLEY
7 (Tioga), and 26 (Lindley) were dispatched to a reported MVC on Route 15 just south of the state line. Rescue 8-8 responded
with a crew of 5. R8-8 responded north bound and was unable to locate anything. As they continued north, a vehicle in
the median was located approximately 1 mile north of the border. Rescue 8-8 called on scene and checked for injuries. The
operator was found to be self extricated and not injured. Chief 26-01 (Hill) and Lindley Engine 89 arrived. Traffic control
was established as the tow service removed the vehicle.
MUTUAL AID TO SHED FIRE
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Stations 12 (Millerton) and 13 (Daggett) were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 3000 block
of East Lawrence Road in Jackson Township. A unit from 12 arrived and reported a fully involved fire and a second alarm was
requested. Station 8 was dispatched and Engine 8-3, Squad 8-18, and Ambulance 8-6 responded. As E8-3 approached the scene,
command reported the fire under control and requested all second alarm departments recalled. E8-3 called on scene and stood
by to assist. The crew provided manpower for overhaul and supplied Engine 12-2 with water. All units cleared the scene
at 2022 hours.
FIRE AT HMAC
|photo by Natalie Kennedy
8 and 7 (Tioga) were dispatched on Box 8-56 to HMAC on Route 287 in Lawrence Township for the report of the molten
iron furnace being on fire. Engine 8-3, Engine 8-2, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. Additional reports of a large
fire within the structure were provided and a second alarm was requested. Stations 1 (Wellsboro), 2 (Mansfield), 11 (Middlebury),
12 (Millerton), 18 (Nelson), and Lindley FD were all dispatched. First alarm units arrived and met with maintenance staff
and discovered a failure of the molten holding pot had caused a fire in that area. Due to the metal construction and types
of material, the fire was contained to that area. Aerial 1-9 and Ladder 2-9 placed their ladders to the roof for precaution
and other units were assigned to staging. E8-3 and E7-3s crew assisted maintenance staff with control operations and stood
by with a hand line if needed. Within two hours the incident was brought under control and units began to be released. All
remaining units cleared the scene at 0953 hours.
2ND RESCUE CALL - FALL VICTIM
after calling in quarters from the previous rescue call, Station 8 was again alerted for an individual fallen over an embankment
and into the creek near the end of the Wheeler Road in Lawrence Township. Rescue 8-8, Squad 8-18, and Ambulance
8-6 responded. Nelson Engine 18-2 also responded as they were still in the area from the previous incident. Due to the nature
of the incident, a helicopter was requested for standby. Units arrived and discovered that the individual had
fallen 10' over a ledge to the creek below. Responders carried equipment into the wooded area approximately 100 feet to access
the patient. Rescue crews provided EMS care and setup ropes to bring the patient up to members awaiting on the path to carry
to the ambulance. Guthrie Air was requested to land at the WHS soccer field to transport the patient. Within 10 minutes of
arrival, the patient was packaged and carried to the ambulance for transport to the landing zone. Engine 18-2 and Rescue 8-8
cleared the scene and established the LZ at the soccer field. Crews assisted with loading the patient into the helicopter
before returning to the station at hours.
PERSON TRAPPED UNDER A VEHICLE
8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched to a residence on the Bliss Road in Lawrence Township for the report of an individual
trapped under a vehicle. It was reported that patient was working under the vehicle when the jack had slipped, causing
the vehicle to come down and pin him. Rescue 8-8, Ambulance 8-6, and Squad 8-18 all responded. A helicopter was
placed on standby as well. Upon arrival, R8-8s crew deployed stabilization and lifting equipment to free the
patient. Bystanders on scene had already assisted and was able to lift the pressure of the truck off the patient using
a jack. Crews removed the patient from underneath the vehicle and packaged him for EMS transport. Units from 8 and Engine
18-2 cleared the scene and established a landing zone for Life Flight 4 at the Lawrenceville soft ball field. At the LZ, units
assisted with loading the patient into the helicopter. LF4 went airborne at 1738 hours and all fire units returned to
HELICOPTER ASSIST @ THE BALLFIELD
Station 8 EMS was dispatched to a medical call on the Station Road in Lawrence Township. Squad 8-18 and Ambulance
8-6 responded. Once on scene, units requested a helicopter for transport. LifeNet 7-7 was alerted and Station 8 Fire was dispatched
to establish an LZ at the Lawrenceville Softball Fields. Engine 8-3 and Squad 8-18 responded to the LZ. The landing zone was
setup and crews assisted EMS with loading into the helicopter. LifeNet departed the scene and all units cleared at 2328 hours.
STANDBY IN STATION TO COVER
Station 8 was alerted this afternoon to standby in quarters and cover Station 7 (Tioga) while they were
assisting at a building fire in Delmar Township. An engine company awaited in quarters for approximately 2 hours
before being released from standby.
POSSIBLE STRUCTURE FIRE IN CATON
Caton FD, Lindley FD, and Station 8 were dispatched to a reported structure fire near the intersection of
the Church Creek Road and Hurd Cross Road in the Town of Caton. Chief officers from Lindley and Caton arrived and reported
it to be a controlled burn and requested all units cancelled.
VEHICLE FIRE - OUT ON ARRIVAL
Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Heffner Hollow Road in Lawrence
Township for the report of a vehicle fire. Engine 8-3 and Engine 18-2 responded. E8-3 arrived on scene and reported the vehicle
in a driveway and the fire out. Law enforcement was notified to investigate and all units returned to quarters.
MVC WITH ENTRAPMENT
Station 7 (Tioga) was dispatched to a vehicle
crash with entrapment on Route 287 under the Route 15 overpass in Tioga Township. Chief 7 arrived and confirmed entrapment
and requested Rescue 8-8 to assist. Rescue 8-8 responded with a crew of 5. Upon arrival, the crew went to work assisting the
crew from E7-3 with extrication. After several minutes of intense work, the patient was removed and transferred
to EMS. LifeFlight was landed near the scene and transported the patient. Units remained on scene to assist the tow service
before clearing at 0627 hours.
DUMP TRUCK MVC
Station 8 EMS was dispatched to assist PSP with a victim of a vehicle crash on Route 15 in Lawrence
Township. Chief 8 (Scott) responded and requested a rescue response as well. Rescue 8-8 with a crew of 5 and Ambulance 8-6
responded. Upon arrival, a tri-axle dump truck was found overturned and off the roadway. The driver was uninjured and
the truck was checked for any hazardous materials leaking. A small oil a fuel leak was found and controlled by the rescue
crew. Traffic control was taken over by Penndot as the north bound lane had to be shut down to remove the truck. All units
from 8 returned at 1102 hours.
LONG TIME MEMBER HONORED
Member Henry "Hank" Shutt received an
honor today during his surprise birthday party at Station 8. Hank has been a volunteer with over 50 years of continuous service
to the Lawrenceville fire Department. In honor of his longtime service, Patrol 8-4 was dedicated to him and named in his honor.
Patrol 8-4 has always been Hanks favorite truck and is still just as reliable as Hank is to our organization. Thanks Hank
for all of your volunteering!
FIRE IN A TREE
Station 8 was dispatched today to the area of the Cook Road in Lawrence Township for a reported wildfire.
Patrol 8-4 and Chief 8 responded. Units arrived in the area to discover that the fire was actually in a tree due to a branch
on wires. The fire appeared to be out and the electric company was contacted.
SMALL BRUSH FIRE ALONG ROAD
Lindley FD and Station 8 were dispatched to a reported fire alongside Steamtown Road in the Town of Lindley.
Patrol 8-4 and Engine 8-2 responded. Units arrived on scene and assisted Lindley FD with extinguishing some small hot sports.
The fire was contained to a small pile of brush next to the roadway.
MUTUAL AID FIRE IN CATON
Caton FD, Lindley FD, and Station 8 were dispatched on a 1st alarm assignment to Box 11-03 in the Town of
Caton. A fully involved structure fire at the intersection of Hurd Cross Road and Church Creek Road was reported.
Engine 8-3 with a crew of4 responded. Upon arrival, E8-3s crew went to work stretching an additional handline to assist. Tankers
from Millerton, South Corning, Webbs Mills, and Pine City were also requested. E8-3 crew for approximately 3 hours
performing fire extinguishment and overhaul.
WILDFIRE WITH STATION 18
Station 18 (Nelson) was dispatched to a reported wildfire along Route 49 in the area of Cowanesque Lake.Chief
18-20 responded and requested Station 8 dispatched. Patrol 8-4, Engine 8-2, Squad 8-18, and Chief 8 responded. Patrol 18-4
arrived and reported the incident to be in Lawrence Township Box 18-03. The fire was in a grassy area near a power substation.
Units quickly brought the fire under control before clearing at 1615 hours.
VEHICLE FIRE ON ROUTE 15
Lindley FD was dispatched this evening for a vehicle fire in the south bound lane of Route 15 in Lindley,
NY. Chief 26-01 (Hill) responded and requested an engine from Gang Mills. Additional information on the location reported
it to be near the state line and Lawrenceville was requested. Engine 8-3 responded with a crew of 3. Law enforcement units
from NY had the south bound lane shut down, enabling E8-3 to access the scene by traveling north in the south lane. E8-3 arrived
and stretched the trash line, quickly knocking down the fire. Unit from Lindley arrived and assisted E8-3s crew fully extinguishing
the fire. Units remained on scene before clearing at 2032 hours.
MUTUAL AID REQUEST - RECALLED
Station 8 was dispatched for an engine company response this morning. Gang Mills FD was operating at a
structure fire and had requested additional units from North and South Corning FDs. With the additional units having a delayed
response, Lawrenceville was dispatched. Shortly after the dispatch, Station 8 was recalled.
LANDING ZONE FOR VALLEY & G.A.
Station 8 was dispatched to assist Guthrie Air and Valley Ambulance at the HMAC LZ. Engine 8-3 responded
to assist. E8-3 called on scene and setup the LZ, later assisting EMS with packaging the patient for transport.
NATURAL GAS LEAK IN THE TWP
Stations 8 and 7 (Tioga) were dispatched on box alarm 8-04 on the Buckwheat Hollow Road in Lawrence
Township for the report of an outside natural gas leak. Engines 8-2 and 8-3 responded. Upon arrival, it was found that a backhoe
had struck a buried gas line causing it to split open. The roadway was blocked on either side of the leak, nearby residences
were evacuated for safety, and Engine 7-3 was cancelled. Units remained on scene for UGI to arrive and control the leak. After
the leak was contained, all units returned to quarters.
GASOLINE SPILL IN THE BOROUGH
Station 8 was dispatched this morning for a HAZMAT call at the Pump and Pantry on Main Street in Lawrenceville
Borough. It was reported that approximately 10 gallons of gasoline had spilled onto the ground. Chief 8-20 (Strange) arrived
on scene to find that absorbant had been put in place by the store employee. Rescue 8-8 responded with a crew of 5. On scene,
R8-8s crew assisted with spreading the absorbant and ensuring all the material was cleaned up. The area was secured and all
units returned to quarters.
MUTUAL AID FIRE IN RICHMOND TWP
Station 8 was alerted this afternoon for a transfer engine assignment to Mansfield Station 2. Several area
departments were operating on a wildfire off the Mann Creek Road in Richmond Townhip. Engine 8-3 responded with a crew
of 5. Enroute to Station 2, E8-3 was requested by Mansfield Command to redirect to the scene to provide manpower. E8-3s crew
arrived and went to work in the fire area checking for hotspots and ensuring the fireline would hold. After approximately
45 minutes of operating on scene, the fire was called out and all units returned to quarters.
2ND WILDFIRE OF THE DAY
Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched to a reported wildfire on Labbs Lane off of Birch Hill Road in
Lawrence Township. Units from 8 were previously operating on a wildfire on the south end of the township and responded from
there. Enroute, Chief 8 requested Lindley FD dispatched to assist. Patrol 8-4, Squad 8-18, and Engine 8-2 all responded from
the previous run. Units arrived and stretched two hoselines into service and knocked the fire down. P18-4 positioned off of
a driveway on the north side of the fire and provided suppression from there. The fire was quickly brought under control and
Lindleys apparatus were requested to standby at Station 8. Units worked on scene for approximately an hours before returning
to the station.
WILDFIRE NEAR ROUTES 328/287
Station 8 was dispatched this afternoon for the report of a wildfire behind Diamond T Welding in the area
of Routes 328 and 287. Chief 8 (Scott) arrived and reported a small wildfire with multiple exposures. Patrol 8-4, Squad 8-18,
and Engine 8-2 responded. Patrol 8-4 arrived on scene and stretched two handlines with the Squads crew assisting. E8-2 later
arrived and provided water to P8-4. Units worked on scene for approximately 1.5 hours before having to pick up quickly and
respond to the next alarm.
TRAILER MVC WITH HAZMAT
Lindley FD and Station 8 were alerted this morning to a tractor trailer
MVC on Route 15 in the Town of Lindley, NY. Rescue 8-8 with a crew of 5 responded. Upon arrival, it was found that a tractor
trailer had lost control and struck a guardrail rupturing a fuel tank before coming to rest in a jack-knife position. R8-8
went to work with HAZMAT pads to control any run off of diesel fuel and also set up traffic control by shutting down Route
15 North and diverting traffic onto the ramp. Units from both departments remained on scene while T&R Towing setup to
remove the vehicle and clear the hazards. The scene was turned over to T&R and all units returned at 0732 hours.
OVER THE EMBANKMENT
Station 8 was dispatched this evening for a reported vehicle crash with unknown injuries on the Tioga River
Road in Lawrence Township. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 both responded. Chief 8-20 arrived and reported a vehicle over the
embankment with no injury. Crews remained on scene to assist PSP and the tow service before returning to quarters at 2333
2ND ALARM TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE
Stations 8 and 17 (Chatham) were dispatched on a second alarm to a reported structure fire on the Elkhorn
Road in Tioga Township. Stations 7 (Tioga) and 11 (Middlebury) were enroute when the request was made for additional assistance.
Engine 8-3 with a crew of 4 responded. Command reported a chimney fire with possible extension into the structure. Units quickly
brought the fire under control and all 2nd alarm units were recalled.
Lawrenceville Fire Department 8
9-11 Mechanic Street
Lawrenceville, PA 16929
"100% Volunteer Since 1939"