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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!

Click on the month or year for news, calls, & pics.

Month
Calls
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9

4
10
May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November

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December
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2014 Total
33
135
124
134
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88

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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.

KRIEGER GRANT AWARDED TO LFD

03/2014
The Lawrenceville Fire Department has received notification from the Albert S. and Mary Guiles Krieger Foundation of being awarded funding for a safety project. With the help of this award and others being pursued, the LFD will make our station safer by having a non-slip surface installed on our floors in the apparatus bays. This will help prevent slip accidents on wet floors when responders and other visitors are within our station. The Lawrenceville Fire Department would like to thank the Krieger Foundation for their contribution and continued support to our organization.

SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER IN LINDLEY

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02/20/14 0854hrs
Station 8 was dispatched mutual aid to assist Lindley FD at a reported single vehicle MVC off the roadway on the North Glendenning Creek Road in Lindley, NY. Rescue 8-8 with Chief 8-20  and Ambulance 8-6 responded. Upon arrival, units found negative entrapment and stood by on scene to assist. before returning at 0928 hours.

MVC ON ROUTE 328

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02/19/14 0754hrs
Stations 8 and 12 (Millerton) were alerted this morning to a vehicle crash on Route 328 in Lawrence Township. Chief 8-20 arrived and reported 1 vehicle with no injuries. Squad 8-18 and Rescue 12-8 both responded to assist with traffic control and patient check over. units remained on scene to assist the tow service and PSP before clearing at 0901 hours.

VEHICLE IN THE MEDIAN

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02/18/14 2222hrs
Stations 8, 7 (Tioga), and 26 (Lindley) were dispatched this evening for the report of a vehicle in the median on Route 15 in Lawrence Township. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 both responded. Chief 8-10 issued a recall for Stations 7 and 26 due to negative entrapment or injury. Units assisted with traffic control while awaiting for PSP and the tow service. All units returned to quarters at 2318 hours.

MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE

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Smoke visable behind a nearby residence.

02/11/14 1110hrs
Station 8 was dispatched to assist at a mutual aid building fire on the Liberty Pole Road in Tuscorora, NY. Stations 18 (Nelson), 3 (Elkland), and 14 (Osceola) were also dispatched to the fire scene. Engine 8-3 and Ambulance 8-6 responded. Upon arrival, E8-3s crew went to work with SCBA providing manpower for fire extinguishment and overhaul. Ambulance 8-6 stood by on scene. E8-3 cleared the scene at 1313 hours.

AUTO FIRE ALARM AT HMAC
 
02/07/14 0233hrs
Station 8 was dispatched early this morning to a reported auto fire alarm at a building on the HMAC property in Lawrence Township. Chief 8 responded and was notified by 911 that the alarm company called back to report a false alarm. A recall was issued by C8 at 0239 hours.

VEHICLE CRASH INTO A POLE

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02/05/14  1730hrs
Station 8 was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 287 near the Tremaine Road in Lawrence Township. Chief 8-10 (Hackett), Rescue 8-8 (C8), and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. C8-10 arrived and reported a vehicle off the roadway into a pole with negative entrapment. R8-8 went to work securing the vehicle and checking for injuries. A8-6 obtained patient refusals as no injuries were found. Units remained on scene to assist PSP and Wheelers Towing before returning to the station.

SINGLE VEHICLE MVC IN THE SNOW
 
01/18/14  0718hrs
Station 8 was dispatched to a vehicle crash on Route 15 south of Route 49 in Lawrence Township. Snow had blown in overnight causing hazardous road conditions. Chief 8 and Rescue 8-8 (C810) responded. Chief 8 arrived and reported a vehicle into the median with no injuries. The vehicle had minor damage and was stuck in the median. Units operated on scene to slow traffic and assist the tow service in pulling the vehicle onto the roadway. All units cleared at 0809 hours.

LAND RESCUE IN LINDLEY
 
01/17/14  1708hrs
Station 26 (Lindley) and Rural Metro EMS were dispatched to a residence on the River Road in Lindley for a logging accident with the patient being an unknown distance from the residence in the woods. Chief 26-01 (Hill) requested a rescue from Station 8 and an ATV from Gang Mills FD. R8-8 responded with a crew of 4. On arrival, R8-8 took the stokes basket and medical equipment and met with crews in the woods providing care to the patient. Engine 8-3 was then requested to assist Guthrie Air at the intersection of Morgan Creek and County Route 115 for this incident. Crews packaged the patient and carried him to an awaiting ambulance with the stokes basket. R8-8 then proceeded to the LZ to meet with E8-3. Crews from R8-8 & E8-3 assisted with loading the patient into the helicopter. All units returned to quarters after the helicopter went airbourne.

Snowmobile Fire In A Field

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01/05/14  1617hrs
Station 8 was alerted this afternoon for the report of a snowmobile fire in the field behind the Laurel Health Center on East Lawrence Road in Lawrence Township. Patrol 8-4, Engine 8-3, Ambulance 8-6, and Chief 8-60 responded. C8-60 arrived and reported a snowmobile fully involved with fire. P8-4 stretched a booster line out to the fire and quickly extinguished the blaze. All units cleared at 1637 hours.

Vehicle Rollover

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01/05/14  0628hrs
Stations 8 and 12 (Millerton) were dispatched this cold morning for the report of a vehicle rollover on Collum Road in Lawrence Township. Rescue 8-8, Ambulance 8-6, and Chief 8 all responded. C8 arrived and reported a vehicle rollover with the occupant out of the vehicle. Station 12 units were then recalled. As other units arrived, the vehicle was secured and the patient was assessed for injury. Crews stood by on scene to assist PSP before clearing at 0708 hours. 

Chimney Fire On State Line Road

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12/18/13  1942hrs
Stations 8, 18 (Nelson), and 26 (Lindley) were dispatched to a residence on the State Line Road in Lawrence Township for the report of a chimney fire with unknown extension. Chief 8, Patrol 8-4, Engine 8-3, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. Chief 8 arrived and reported nothing showing. The resident had extinguished the fire in the stove and P8-4s crew disassembled the setup. E8-3s crew scanned the wall with the TIC for any extension. Units remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes before returning to the station.

2 Vehicle MVC On Route 15
 
12/17/13  0924hrs
Stations 7 (Tioga), 8, and 26 (Lindley) were dispatched this morning to Route 15 north bound in Tioga Township for a 2 car MVC with injuries. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 responded. R8-8 arrived and received orders to slow traffic prior to the crash scene. Ambulance 8-6 was cancelled due to minor injuries. R8-8 continued to assist with traffic control until the vehicles were removed from the roadway.

Assist Station 7 With A Search
 
12/11/13  1358hrs
Stations 8 and 11 (Middlebury) were dispatched mutual aid to assist Station 7 (Tioga) in searching for a missing person in the area of Lake Street in Tioga Township. Prior to any units responding, the person was located and a recall was issued.

Monday Night Drill - 12/02

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12/02/13
Monday night drill consisted of two events this week. The first was EMS related and included a review of the KED. The KED was applied and the indivduals were removed from the vehicle and placed on a backboard. FF Michael Baker was given the "strap test" on the backboard. The second part was a challenge event for the members. They were all timed during a race to put on all of their turnout gear fully and correctly under 1 minute. All members were able to do so without trouble.

Non-Emergency Response For MVC

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12/02/13  1407hrs
Station 8 was alerted for a non-emergency response on Route 15 for the report of a vehicle crash with no injuries. Chief 8 (Scott) arrived and reported a vehicle in the median that had struck a deer. Squad 8-18 was assigned to establish a safety zone with cones. Unit remained on scene for approximately an hour to assist PSP and the tow service.

Possible Vehicle Fire On Highway

11/17/13  1810hrs
Station 8 was dispatched this evening for the report of a tire fire on a box truck in the north bound lane of Route 15 near the Route 49 interchange. Engine 8-3, Engine 8-2, Patrol 8-4, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. Units checked the area of the interchange with nothing found. Units then split up with E8-3 heading south and E8-2 heading north to check the area. After a thorough investigation, nothing was located and all units returned to quarters.

Assist To MVC With Confinement

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11/12/13  0905hrs
Stations 18 (Nelson) and 7 (Tioga) were dispatched to Farmington Township on the Elkhorn Road for a vehicle crash. Chief 18-20 (Shaw) arrived on scene and reported 1 patient still confined to the vehicle. A request was made to redispatch Station 7 and add Station 8 for a rescue. Rescue 8-8 responded with a crew of 5. Upon arrival, the patient was being accessed by crews on scene through a cut out windshield. R8-8s crew assisted with removing the patient and packaging for EMS. Units remained on scene before clearing at 0939 hours.

Car Into Guiderail

11/10/13  1854hrs
Station 8 was alerted to a single vehicle MVC on Route 49 near the Boom Station Road in Lawrence Township. Rescue 8-8, Ambulance 8-6, Engine 8-2, and Chief 8-10 (Hackett) responded. C8-10 arrived and reported a vehicle into a guiderail with no injuries were reported. Rescue 8-8 arrived and secured the vehicle and checked for hazards. Units remained on scene to assist PSP and cleared shortly after.

Vehicle Fire In The Field

11/06/13  1528hrs
Lindley FD was dispatched to a piece of farm machinary on fire in the middle of a field off of County Route 115 in Lindley. Upon arrival of Chief 26 (Mcfall) with Engine 89, he found that the field was also involved and requested E8-3 dispatched to assist. Station 8 was then dispatched to assist mutual aid. Shortly after, Chief 8-10 (Hackett) contacted C26 and was advised that Tanker 29 had arrived and E8-3 was to hold in station. E8-3 stood by with a crew for approximately 30 minutes while Lindley units conducted mop up on scene.

Tree Down In Roadway

11/01/13  0734hrs
Station 8 was dispatched this morning for a reported tree in the roadway on East Lawrence Road in Lawrence Township. Squad 8-18 responded and was notified that another member from Lawrenceville had arrived and removed the tree from the roadway. All units were recalled at 0749 hours.

Unknown Type Fire In Tioga Twp
 
10/30/13  1902hrs
Stations 7 (Tioga) and 8 were dispatched to the Mitchell Creek Road in Tioga Township for the report of an unknown type fire. The caller stated that she could see something on fire from her residence, but wasn't sure what it was. Engine 8-3 and Chief 8-10 responded. Chief 7 (Preston) arrived and reported an controlled burn. All units were then cancelled.

Car Over Embankment On Route 49

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10/29/13  0934hrs
Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 49 near the Gee Hollow Road in Lawrence Township. Chief 8-10 (Hackett), Rescue 8-8, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. Chief 8-10 arrived and reported a passenger car off the roadway over an embankment with two occupants out of the vehicle. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 arrived and began patient care and backboarded each patient. Engine 18-3 arrived and assisted crews with EMS. C8-10 requested an additional ambulance from Station 25 (Valley Amb). After the ambulances departed, E18-3 was released and Rescue 8-8 began traffic control while the tow service began to remove the vehicle. Crews directed traffic with a single lane closure for approximately 45 minutes before the vehicle was removed and all units cleared the scene.

Monday Night Drill - Airbags

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10/28/13  1900hrs
Tonights drill topic was the use of airbags for lifting vehicles. Members reviewed the setup and safety of utilizing the airbags and cribbing for lifting.

MVC With Nothing Found

10/28/13  1818hrs
Station 8 was alerted to a reported MVC on Route 15 North in Lawrence Township. Chief 8 corrected the box and requested Stations 7 (Tioga) and 26 (Lindley, NY) to be added. Rescue 8-8, Ambulance 8-6, and Chief 8-10 responded. Units started north bound on the highway with nothing located. Engine 7-3 also reported nothing found north of Tioga. All units were then cancelled. Shortly after the recall, Lt 8-10 and Chief 8-10 located a vehicle that struck a deer on Route 287 south of the borough that they beleived was the MVC units were searching for. No one was around the vehicle and all units returned.

MVC Into Tree With Helo Assist

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10/26/13  0128hrs
Station 8 was dispatched early this morning for a vehicle crash in Lawrence Township on the East Lawrence Road. Rescue 8-8 and Ambulance 8-6 responded. Upon arrival crews found a vehicle into a tree with no one around. After a checking the area, the patient was located at a nearby residence. Due to the injuries found, Guthrie Air was requested for transport. Rescue 8-8 setup a landing zone down the roadway from the crash scene. Units assisted the helicopter before returning to the scene to assist the tow service. Units operated until returning to quarters at 0311 hours. **This was Rescue 8-8's first run since being placed in service.**

LFD Auxillary Halloween Party

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10/26/13 
The Lawrenceville Fireman's Auxillary once again held the Annual Halloween Party at Station 8. Among the highlights was a parade with costume judging, a haunted house in the apparatus bay, a haunted hay ride, games, and more.The turnout was great for this year with the hopes of increasing the attendance next year. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out!

Working Fire In Nelson Township

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10/15/13  1506hrs
Station 8 was alerted this afternoon for a mutual aid building fire that originated as a vehicle fire. Stations 18 (Nelson) and 25 (Valley Ambulance) had been dispatched at 1458 hours for the report of a vehicle fire with an exposure. With additional details coming in a second alarm was transmitted bringing Stations 8, 3 (Elkland), and 14 (Osceola). Engine 8-3, Engine 8-2, and Squad 8-18 all responded. E8-3 arrived as the second due engine with building well involved. The deck gun was placed in service as the rest of the crew stretched a 2.5" line. The bulk of the fire was knocked down as E8-2 arrived and established as a supply pumper at the bottom of the driveway. With the need for additional tankers, Stations 6 (Knoxville), 7 (Tioga), 11 (Middlebury), and 26 (Lindley, NY) were dispatched to respond. All together, 2 vehicles, an attached garage, and a mobile home all received fire damage. Crews continued to work on scene conducting overhaul before clearing the scene at 1716 hours.

Mutual Aid Fire In Millerton

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10/13/13  1504hrs
Stations 12 (Millerton) and 13 (Daggett) were dispatched to Drapers Store on Main Street in Millerton for a reported structure fire with flames showing. A second alarm was dispatched bringing Station 8, Pine City, and Webbs Mills Fire Departments. Engine 8-3, Engine 8-2, Squad 8-18, and Ambulance 8-6 all responded. As E8-3 approached the scene, the report of the fire under control was given. E8-3 arrived and sent its manpower to check the area with the thermal imager for any extension. The fire had started from a peice of equipment in an attached garage to the store. The fire was knocked down and kept to that area by the first arriving units. Units were released from the scene a short while later.

Nightime Wildfire In The Woods

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10/12/13  2029hrs
Stations 2 (Mansfield) and 13 (Daggett) were dispatched to a reported wildfire on the Hardscrabble Road in Rutland Township. Additionally, Station 12 (Millerton) was added for a brush truck. Chief 12-10 arrived and reported a large fire in the woods and more units were dispatched from Stations 8, 7 (Tioga), 1 (Wellsboro), and 11 (Middlebury). Patrol 8-4, Squad 8-18, and Ambulane 8-6 all responded. As more units arrived, the fire was placed under control and units not yet on scene were cancelled. P8-4 and Sq8-18's crew was assigned to rake a fireline around the involved area to prevent any spread. All units from 8 cleared the scene at 2218 hours.

Assist For Helo & Ambulance

10/04/13  1622hrs
Station 8 Fire and EMS were dispatched to the HMAC facility for the report of an arm laceration and to assist Guthrie Air for transport. Ambulance 8-6 and Engine 8-3 both responded. Upon arrival, units were notified that helicopters were declining due to weather. E8-3's crew then entered the facility to assist EMS with packaging and loading the patient.

SCBA Drill

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09/30/13  1900hrs
Tonights drill was a review of SCBA operations and the ability to maneuver through odd spaces. The drill was conducted at the Lawrenceville park with a rope run through a series of obstacles (playground equipment). The crews then donned their turnout gear and SCBA and had their masks covered. The navigated through the maze blinded while attempting to conserve air.

Lawrenceville Fire Department 8
9-11 Mechanic Street
Lawrenceville, PA 16929
570-827-2047   www.lawrencevillefire8.org