Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
Firefighters battle Bristol Township house fire, 4 injured
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:13:00 -0800
Four people have suffered injuries due to a fire in Bristol Township, Bucks County. Officials say they were taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital with smoke inhalation and burns. One of the burn victims was then transferred to the Temple Burn Center at Temple University Hospital for treatment. Judy Langsdorf of Bristol Township woke up early this morning, her teenaged neighbor in shorts at her door.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 4:13:00 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Delaware County gets ready to spend $20M on 911 system
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:35:03 -0800
Thousands of first responder radios may be on the verge of an overhaul that could cost Delaware County between $20 to $40 million and take four to five years to complete. A number of factors have created limitations on the existing 500 MHz system that is about three decades old. "The old models that we use are changing," Timothy Boyce, Delaware County Emergency Services Director, said.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 2:35:03 AM - SOURCE: Delco News Network
Ambulance driver gets prison for crash that killed 2 in Salisbury Township
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
An ambulance service driver is going to prison for a crash on Route 30 that killed his passenger and another driver. Jeffrey R. Gable, 22, pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court this week to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle, reckless endangerment, and three summary traffic violations regarding the October 7, 2016 crash in Salisbury Township.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: abc27.com
Fire Forces Evacuations at Oakwood Terrace in Moosic
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:41:10 -0800
Some residents had to be removed from an assisted living facility in Lackawanna County on a very cold night after a dryer caught fire. Fire crews were called to Oakwood Terrace in Moosic around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The assisted living facility along Gleason Drive is home to 45 elderly people. The fire started in the laundry room, and fire crews say the sprinkler system activated which helped contain the flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 7:41:10 PM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
Hyde Fire Chief waives theft charges
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:53:02 -0800
The leader of Hyde Vol. Fire Co. waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday at Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail in front of District Judge J. Michael Morris. Shane Ryan Nevling, 35, of Clearfield, has been charged with access device fraud — a felony of the third degree; theft by unlawful taking — a misdemeanor of the first degree; receiving stolen property — a misdemeanor of the first degree; and six counts of identity theft — also misdemeanors of the first degree.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 2:53:02 AM - SOURCE: Bradford Era
Pittston Fire Dept. honored for smoke-alarm project that helped save life
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:33:35 -0800
If it weren’t for newly installed smoke detectors in a city home, there may have been some fatalities when a fire struck in late 2017. But because the Red Cross partnered with the Pittston City Fire Department for a smoke-alarm project, a potential catastrophe was averted. The American Red Cross honored the Pittston City Fire Department for its first local “save” during Wednesday night’s council meeting.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 9:33:35 PM - SOURCE: Times Leader
1 Person dead; 2 firefighters hurt after flames engulf home in Forward Township
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:37:19 -0800
One person has been confirmed dead and two firefighters are injured after large flames engulfed a home in Forward Township, Allegheny County. Sky 4 with action cam showed thick, black smoke coming from the house on Morgan Run Road in Forward Township. Firefighters are still determining the cause of the flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 4:37:19 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
Spangler Fire Company's financial records under fire in Northern Cambria
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:53:45 -0800
The financial records and accounts for Spangler Fire Company are being scrutinized after a man posted on Facebook saying that no one knows how the volunteer fire department in Northern Cambria Borough spends its money. In the post, he demanded that people start asking questions. In that viral facebook post, Edward Andrew asked tax payers and donors to Spangler Fire Company to question where their money is going.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:53:45 PM - SOURCE: WTAJ-TV We Are CentralPA.com
Ligonier Township homeowner admits to setting own house on fire
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:27:06 -0800
A Ligonier Township man allegedly admitted to police that he set his home on fire Tuesday night, according to Ligonier Valley Police Assistant Chief Mike Matrunics. The man is awaiting arraignment at the Westmoreland County Prison. No charges had been filed Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 11:27:06 PM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Philadelphia: People for People Charter School closed Wednesday due to fire
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:03:39 -0800
People for People Charter School has announced it will be closed Wednesday, January 16 due to fire damage. Firefighters responded to the school on the 800 block of North Broad Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. There is no word on the origin of the fire or the extent of the damage to the building. In addition to classes being canceled, all after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Wednesday are canceled as well.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:03:39 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Beaver County considers whether to offer paid time off to firefighters
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:13:37 -0800
Paid or unpaid, that is the question. Beaver County officials are considering whether to pay firefighters who are given excused absences for responding to emergency calls under a proposed policy. After a September pipeline explosion in Center Township, Commissioners Chairman Daniel Camp requested the county develop a policy that would allow volunteer firefighters who work for the county to take unpaid time off without penalty if they respond to an emergency prior to their shifts.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:13:37 PM - SOURCE: Beaver County Times
Blaze destroys New Millport residence
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:29:34 -0800
A mobile home on Douglas Road, New Millport, is a total loss following a fire Monday morning. Rescue Hose & Ladder Vol. Fire Co. Chief Shawn Fye said the call came in at 8:04 a.m. and the fire was under control at 8:39 a.m. He said the owner’s name and whether the structure was insured is unknown at this time.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:29:34 AM - SOURCE: Bradford Era
Fire Breaks Out In Ardmore Home Saturday
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:47:48 -0800
Fire crews battled a blaze in an Ardmore house Saturday evening, according to the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore. The fire company said they were called to a home at 16 School Lane in Ardmore at about 5:12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Crews found a working fire on the second and third floors of a twin home upon arrival, the fire company said.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 9:47:48 AM - SOURCE: Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch.com
Firefighter suffers burns battling West Hazleton blaze
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Firefighters on Saturday night battled a two-alarm structure fire at a double-block home on East Green Street in the borough until early Sunday morning. A fire official at the scene said everyone got out of the residence safely but a firefighter suffered second-degree burns to the ears. He said the fireman was expected to be OK.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TimesLeader.com
East Bethlehem Lumber Company Deemed Total Loss After Fire
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:16:35 -0800
Officials investigating a fire that tore through an East Bethlehem lumber and hardware store was deemed a total loss. East Bethlehem Fire Chief Mark Giovanelli told KDKA that they suspect a wood-burner heating system at Millsboro Lumber and Hardware could be to blame for Saturday’s blaze. The business was evacuated when the fire broke out around 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 11:16:35 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Former Firefighter Helps Rescue Adults, Infant From I-70 Crash in Washington County
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:54:56 -0800
A former firefighter stopped to help when he witnessed a tractor trailer and a car go over an embankment in Washington County on Saturday. It happened on I-70 in Somerset Township around 5:15 p.m. State police say the roadways were covered with snow from a sudden winter storm at the time. According to state police, a Lincoln-Continental town car and a tractor trailer were traveling westbound in the left lane of I-70.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 10:54:56 PM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
New Kensington working to require emergency lock boxes on new commercial buildings
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:04:54 -0800
New Kensington is on the way to becoming the latest municipality in the region to require new or newly-renovated commercial buildings to install a lock box to help first-responders gain access in emergencies. City council laid the groundwork this week to enable it to pass an ordinance Feb. 4 that will require them, according to city Administrator Dennis Scarpiniti.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 5:04:54 PM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Large blaze rips through Upper Southampton home
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:31:31 -0800
Area fire crews responded to a blaze in the 600 block of Knowles Avenue in Upper Southampton on Friday. A Bucks County radio room supervisor said the Southampton Fire Co. was dispatched to a multi-story home at 1:29 p.m. Crews from several area fire companies assisted at the scene along with Upper Southampton police.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 3:31:31 PM - SOURCE: Levittown Bucks County Courier Times
Five New Hazleton Firefighters Sworn In
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 04:32:35 -0800
Five new firefighters are now protecting Hazleton. They were sworn in Thursday night at Good News Church on Laurel Street. "Our citizens in the city of Hazleton are so much better off again with having you five firefighters daily with our amazing department, protecting and serving them 365 days a year," said Hazleton Fire Chief Donald Leshko.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 4:32:35 AM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
Hyde Fire Chief charged with thefts from township
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:47:05 -0800
A leader of Hyde Vol. Fire Co. has been charged by Lawrence Township Police with stealing from the township — specifically using the municipality’s fuel credit card for his own personal use. Shane Ryan Nevling, 35, of Clearfield, has been charged with access device fraud — a felony of the third degree; theft by unlawful taking — a misdemeanor of the first degree; receiving stolen property — a misdemeanor of the first degree; and six counts of identity theft — also misdemeanors of the first degree.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 10:47:05 PM - SOURCE: Bradford Era