Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
Firefighter Taken To Hospital Following Fire At Southampton Home
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:42:21 -0700
A firefighter was taken to the hospital after an early morning fire at a Southampton, Bucks County home. Flames broke out at a residence on the 900 block of Longfield Avenue, around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say the residents were able to safely escape the flames. A firefighter was treated at the hospital after feeling light-headed at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 7:42:21 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3
Bradford City home damaged by fire
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:38:38 -0700
It was an intense scene Tuesday night when firefighters made a quick journey to a house fire at the corner of Welch and Cornen streets in Bradford City. When firefighters were told not all occupants were accounted for, they began a search to see if anyone was still in the home, reports indicate. Reports say a helicopter from Air Med was put on standby, but orders were given to stand down after the search was negative for inhabitants.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 5:38:38 AM - SOURCE: Bradford Era
Thieves target brass fire department connectors in Philadelphia
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:37:09 -0700
Thieves are targeting the brass used in fire department connectors. The Philadelphia Fire Department noticed a big surge in the thefts about 6 weeks ago. They've circulated an internal memo alerting firefighters to the problem. It's not just the crime. Fire officials say it's a serious safety issue for home and business owners.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 4:37:09 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Titusville aerial truck officially back in service
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:37:44 -0700
Titusville’s sole aerial fire truck has been brought back into service, following a re-evaluation by an independent inspection company. City Manager Larry Manross made the announcement at Monday’s meeting of Titusville City Council. According to Manross, Aerial Testing Company (ATC), which is based out of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, performed the inspection on March 5 and cleared the truck for use.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 2:37:44 AM - SOURCE: Titusville Herald
Proposed bill would protect first responders suffering from PTSD
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:54:42 -0700
First responders say a new bill will be a game changer for members suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. If passed supporters say the measure would save hundreds of lives in PA. Last year in Pennsylvania 114 first responders took their own lives, that's more suicides than in the line of duty deaths.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 4:54:42 AM - SOURCE: WHP-TV CBS 21 Harrisburg
New Helmets Being Tested by Kittanning Firefighters
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:46:46 -0700
Firefighters at Kittanning’s Hose Company #6 are sporting a new look in equipment-wear. According to Fire Chief Scott Kline, a new European-style fire helmet is being tested over the next few months. “Recently, we’re looking to change out of the traditional fire helmets from the leather classical looking helmet, which is a little heavier on your head, to the new helmet.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 2:46:46 AM - SOURCE: KittanningPaper.com
Dog alerts family to flames engulfing North Whitehall mobile home
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:12:31 -0700
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that gutted a mobile home on Dogwood Street in Laurys Station, North Whitehall Township, early Tuesday. No one was injured in the blaze, but three adults and one child have been displaced, said Laurys Station Fire Chief Robin Hood. It was a 9-year-old German shepherd named King who alerted the family to trouble shortly before 5:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 5:12:31 AM - SOURCE: Allentown Morning Call
One Hurt After Car Goes Over Hillside In Westmoreland County
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:44:29 -0700
One person was hurt when a car went over a hillside and landed in a creek in Westmoreland County on Monday. It happened on Rostraver Road in Rostraver near Jones Stone & Marble. Photos posted by the Rostraver Central Fire Department show a vehicle that apparently went past a guardrail, down a small hillside and landed on some debris in a creek.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 8:44:29 PM - SOURCE: KDKA CBS Pittsburgh
Firefighters Rescue Dog from Crawford County Fire
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:47:03 -0700
A pet was rescued after a fire ripped through a Crawford County home Monday morning. It happened around 10 a.m. at a mobile home in the 12000 block of Beauchat Rd. south of Guys Mills. Nobody was hurt, but the home suffered moderate smoke and water damage. Firefighters rescued a dog from the home and reunited it with its owners.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 10:47:03 AM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
Authorities: Allentown woman tried to set ex-boyfriend’s home on fire
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Authorities say a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend’s home on fire with him inside after he got a protective order against her. Brianna Elizabeth Tate is charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and other counts. Authorities say Tate smashed a window at her ex-boyfriend’s home on Monday and then poured gasoline from a plastic container onto the home’s interior and exterior.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YorkDispatch.com
1 dead, 3 firefighters injured in Northeast Philadelphia house blaze
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:13:01 -0700
One person was killed and three firefighters were injured after a fast-moving fire ripped through a home in Northeast Philadelphia. Thick flames burst out of the windows of the two-story rowhome just after 4 p.m. Friday in the 3200 block of Birch Road. The flames became so intense that it knocked firefighters on the roof over.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 8:13:01 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Fire chief hurt after pickup truck crashes into Berks County building
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:36:40 -0700
VIDEO: A fire chief was taken to the hospital in Berks County after a pickup truck crashed into a building Saturday. Authorities say the chief was driving the Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company's truck when it hit a pole and crashed into the Birdsboro Sportsmen Club. Action News is told the fire chief suffered a medical emergency.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2019 5:36:40 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Obituary: Robert E. Stackhouse, Retired Lewisburg William Cameron Engine Co. Chief
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:51:33 -0700
Robert E. Stackhouse entered the kingdom of God on March 13, 2019. Other than his family and his church, his third love was the fire service in which his involvement spanned 60 years for the betterment of his local community and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Throughout his years in Lewisburg’s William Cameron Engine Co.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 4:51:33 AM - SOURCE: Milton Daily Journal
5 hospitalized after fire breaks out in Philadelphia home
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:46:22 -0700
Five people were rushed to the hospital this morning after their Wynnefield home caught fire overnight. Action News was on the scene around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 2100 block of North 50th Street. When we arrived we saw firefighters surrounding one of the victims. Lifesaving work had begun. As soon as medics could, they rushed him to Lankenau Hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2019 3:46:22 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Remembering fallen York firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zach Anthony
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:49:59 -0700
VIDEO: This week marks one-year since two York City firefighters were killed battling a large building fire. Today, we are remembering the lives of Ivan Flanscha and Zach Anthony and their contributions to their community. “Everything that night was in slow motion,” said York City Fire Chief Chad Deardorff.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 6:49:59 AM - SOURCE: WHP-TV CBS 21 Harrisburg
1 flown from Mt. Joy Township crash involving SUV and tractor-trailer
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
One woman was flown to York Hospital late Saturday morning after a crash with entrapment in the 3600 block of Baltimore Pike, Mt. Joy Township. Chief Scott Small of Alpha Fire Company of Littlestown said the woman was the lone occupant in an SUV that crashed with a tractor-trailer. Her condition is unknown at this time.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Evening Sun
West Chester Native, Firefighter Severely Injured In Delaware Blaze
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:32:38 -0700
A West Chester native and firefighter was severely injured while battling a blaze at a home in Delaware Thursday morning. The incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. at a home in Mill Creek, which is located in Delaware's New Castle County. David Smiley Jr., 24, a West Chester native and firefighter with Minquas Fire Co.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 9:32:38 PM - SOURCE: Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch.com
Residents injured after breaking out window to escape Chambersburg area house fire
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:43:34 -0700
Residents sustained injuries as a result of a house fire early Thursday in Guilford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Firefighters responded at about 1 a.m. to a fire at 2656 Falling Spring Road. Family members were able to escape by breaking out a window, police said. They got out before firefighters arrived, Fayetteville Fire Company said on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 7:43:34 AM - SOURCE: Chambersburg Public Opinion
Firefighter with disability requesting handicapped parking being questioned by North York Borough
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:39:42 -0700
A York County firefighter with a disability says he is being discriminated against by North York Borough council members after applying for a handicapped parking spot. 28-year-old Christopher Wilhelm says he put in an application to get a parking spot in front of his on on North Duke Street a month ago.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 3:39:42 PM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV Fox 43
Dog Wakes Man During House Fire In Washington County
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:52:43 -0700
A man says his dog helped him escape a fire that destroyed his Washington County home late Thursday night. It happened around 11:55 p.m. on Vesta Street near Main Street in Centerville. Firefighters say the house was fully engulfed when they arrived at the scene and flames were shooting out of the roof and the front of the house.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 5:52:43 AM - SOURCE: CBSLocal.com

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