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September 19th, 20th, & 21st - LFD 75th Anniversary Weekend - Music, Parade, Fireworks, & More!

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The Lawrenceville Fire Department is located within northern Tioga County along US Route 15 / Future I-99 in Pennsylvania. The area is made up of a mix of residential, rural, industrial, and recreational areas. The department responds to approximately 125 fire / rescue emergencies a year with the ambulance association covering 400+ EMS calls every year. The members are cross-trained in medical, fire, HAZMAT, and vehicle rescue operations with some having been trained in other areas of special rescue. LFD's first due area consists of approximately 36 square miles which includes the municipalities of Lawrenceville Borough and Lawrence Township with some mutual aid first due assignments in Tioga, Jackson, and Nelson Townships. D-8 also has first due assignments on structure fire box alarms and MVC's in Lindley, New York. Station 8 consists of 3 fire apparatus, a rescue truck, 2 ambulances, a support squad, rescue boat, 4 Fire Chiefs, 2 EMS Chiefs, 2 Fire Captains, and 2 Fire Lieutenants. Station 8 has been 100% Volunteer since 1939!

Month
Calls
10

9

4
11
11
11
8
August
-
September
-
October
-
November

-

December
-
2014 Total
64
135
124
134
121
88

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HELICOPTER ASSIST @ THE BALLFIELD

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07/07/14  2300hrs
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

07/02/14  1531hrs
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

07/01/14  1704hrs
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

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06/30/14  1822hrs
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

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06/29/14 0312hrs
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

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06/24/14 1005hrs
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

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06/22/14 1500hrs
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

06/07/14 1212hrs
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

06/04/14  1541hrs
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

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05/30/14  1016hrs
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

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05/19/14  1548hrs
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

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05/13/14  1932hrs
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
 
05/06/14  0729hrs
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.

05/04/14 1451hrs
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

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04/21/14 1703hrs
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

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04/14/14 0023hrs
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

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04/12/14  1604hrs
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

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04/10/14 1439hrs
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

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04/10/14  1315hrs
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.

TRACTOR TRAILER MVC WITH HAZMAT

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03/26/14 0459hrs
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.

VEHICLE OVER THE EMBANKMENT

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03/18/14 2142hrs
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 hours

2ND ALARM TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE
 
03/16/14  1034hrs
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
570-827-2047  
"100% Volunteer Since 1939"