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.
TRACTOR TRAILER MVC
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
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.
KRIEGER GRANT AWARDED TO LFD
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
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
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
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
|Smoke visable behind a nearby residence.
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
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
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
SINGLE VEHICLE MVC IN THE SNOW
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Monday Night Drill - 12/02
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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