Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
East Manchester Township releases funds for Eagle Fire Company truck payment
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:49:24 -0800
The East Manchester Township supervisors voted 2-0 at a Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting to immediately release $26,000 to the Eagle Fire Co. for a truck payment and to release an additional $37,500 pending certain stipulations. Vice Chairman David Naylor and Supervisor Barry E. Rudisill voted in favor of the motion.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 4:49:24 PM - SOURCE: York Dispatch
Former Jeannette fire chief spent most of his life in the city
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:14:07 -0800
Angela Cook spent most of her 40 years with her grandfather, Ira Hartman Jr. “He raised me since I was born, and when I came home from college, I went back to live with him,” Cook said. “When I bought my first home, he moved in with me.” Cook can remember spending summers with her grandfather and his prize crop, rhubarb.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 8:14:07 PM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Potential safety issues prompt Conyngham Township address changes
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:07:26 -0800
Main Street in Mocanaqua, Conyngham Township could be getting a new name. In this I-Team exclusive, the decision has to do with potential safety issues identified by Luzerne County 911. This location made headlines after a confusing dispatch during a deadly fire in 2014. Court documents show the person who called 911 incorrectly gave the location of the fire as Mocanaqua, Conyngham Borough.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 9:07:26 PM - SOURCE: WBRE-TV PaHomePage.com
After the 9-1-1: Suicide rates among first responders surpass line of duty deaths
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:11:12 -0800
It's the side of law enforcement and emergency professions that you don't see, first responders dealing with struggling with emotional trauma, after the things they see day in and day out. They're the ones who run towards danger when we run away from it, but how do they cope with the things they see on the job? Statistics show us many are struggling after the 9-1-1.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 4:11:12 PM - SOURCE: WHP-TV CBS 21 Harrisburg
Hazleton Man Rescues Woman From Burning Home
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:40:23 -0800
High drama today in Hazleton as a woman is rescued from her burning home....and tonight we talk with the man that some people are calling a hero. The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick was on the scene and he joins us with the story. "We were coming down 9th Street here right on the corner. I saw some smoke and a lady on the roof flagging me down and screaming for help" said Robbie Evancho.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 3:40:23 PM - SOURCE: WBRE-TV PaHomePage.com
Philadelphia firefighter hurt in fall battling Cobbs Creek house fire
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:36:23 -0800
A firefighter is reported to be in stable condition after falling through the roof while battling a blaze in the rainy darkness in a two-story row house early Tuesday in West Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section The firefighter, whose name was not released, fell to the floor of the room below during the fire in the home on the 5600 block of Spruce Street, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 7:36:23 PM - SOURCE: Philly.com
$55 million in state funding for volunteer firefighters statewide
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:21:20 -0800
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced major funding for volunteer fire departments statewide during a visit to the York Fire School. He is releasing $55.1 million dollars to help volunteer firefighter's relief associations. He said tax payers can rest assured that this money will get spent the right way to keep people safe.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 3:21:20 PM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV Fox 43
Crews escort fallen Northampton County firefighter
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:51:41 -0800
Emergency crews from across our area turned out to show support for a fallen Northampton County firefighter Tuesday night. Crews escorted the body of 26-year-old Jared Rampulla to the Bensing Funeral Home in Moore Township. Rampulla died Monday morning in a crash on Route 512 at Heyer Mill Road in Bushkill Township.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 8:51:41 PM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Firefighter injured in Youngwood blaze
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:43:52 -0800
A South Greensburg firefighter injured his ankle while battling a blaze at a vacant storage building in Youngwood Tuesday evening. The fire at the corner of Walnut Street and North First Street was reported around 5:30 p.m., according to Westmoreland County 911. The unidentified injured firefighter likely has a broken ankle, according to Youngwood Fire Chief Lloyd Crago.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 3:43:52 AM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Plymouth Township council recognizes volunteer firefighters
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:40:45 -0800
The Plymouth Township Council recognized numerous members of its volunteer fire companies, including two men celebrating 50 years of service. As a testament to the hard work that Plymouth Fire Co. No. 1 and Harmonville Fire Co. No. 1 volunteers undertake every day to keep its residents safe, many were battling a blaze in Whitemarsh Township and missed Monday night's Plymouth Township Council meeting recognition and plaque presentations.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 2:40:45 PM - SOURCE: Norristown Times Herald
Harrisburg Fire Chief: New home building materials causing increase in firefighter deaths across the country
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:08:49 -0800
New homes are being built faster and with cheaper materials. However, Harrisburg’s Fire Chief says these cheaper materials could cost his firefighters their lives. “Locally there was an elderly lady that was killed in a house fire in a local township. It was the result of a collapse and it was a light weight construction.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 6:08:49 PM - SOURCE: WHP-TV CBS 21 Harrisburg
Fire rips through row home in Reading, couple escape through window
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:43:02 -0800
A family is safe after what fire officials call a harrowing escape from a burning row house. A fire broke just after 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of Lancaster Avenue in Reading. Fire ripped through the home, filling it with thick, heavy smoke. Firefighters said a couple inside one of the row homes managed to get out safely, but it took some work.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 3:43:02 PM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Fire chief: Fatal blaze in York caused by careless smoking
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:02:12 -0800
Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a central Pennsylvania fire blamed on careless smoking. The York County coroner's office says 54-year-old Jeffrey Egger was found deceased in his York Township residence late Saturday night with thermal injuries and smoke inhalation. York Area Regional Police are investigating but have concluded that the cause of the blaze was careless discarding of smoking materials.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 8:02:12 AM - SOURCE: WJACTV.com
Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Upper Moreland Township home
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:36:46 -0800
Firefighters battled a major house fire in Montgomery County on Monday. The fire erupted around noon in the 2100 block of Terwood Road in Upper Moreland Township. The view from Chopper 6 showed flames shooting through the roof with a large plume of smoke rising over the scene. There have been no reports of injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 9:36:46 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
New Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station in Salem Township now online, donates money to volunteer fire company
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:13:41 -0800
The new Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station is now online and has started selling power in the market, a company representative said. “Using state-of-the-art technology, the plant will achieve the highest efficiency in the use of natural gas,” said spokesman Steve Kratz. The station’s dry-cooling technology reduces water usage 95 percent compared to a plant the same size using traditional cooling methods, he said.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 3:13:41 PM - SOURCE: Times Leader
Fire in York leaves one firefighter with non-life-threatening injuries
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:55:10 -0800
York County firefighters spent much of the night putting out a house fire. Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire on Miller Street near Furman Road in Franklin Township just before 5 p.m. Monday.Emergency dispatchers say one firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries Fire ripped through the Franklin Township home.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 6:55:10 PM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
Homeowner fires shots after Bear Creek Township firefighters respond to alarm
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:56:21 -0800
Firefighters responding to an automatic alarm at a home early Wednesday were greeted by a gun-wielding homeowner who fired two shots, according to firefighters. Three members of Bear Creek Twp. Volunteer Fire & Rescue were responding to an automatic alarm at 42 Trailwood Lake Road around 1 a.m. Wednesday when they encountered the homeowner, Fire Chief John Krumsky said.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 12:56:21 PM - SOURCE: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice
Sunbury: Americus Hose Company celebrates 125 years of service
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 02:02:05 -0800
For the last 125 years, the Americus Hose Company has been responding to emergencies and on Friday, the club will celebrate. The 125th Anniversary will kick off with a members-only dinner and gathering while older members will get to talk with the newer members about the memories. The biggest topic of discussion may very well be the Northumberland County Prison fire that occurred in 2015, Americus Hose Co.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 2:02:05 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Item
Investigation finds Port Vue Fire Department did not call neighbor for help responding to fatal fires
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:54:19 -0800
Two fires in one small town resulted in two deaths within one year. Action News Investigates has learned the closest neighboring fire department was not called as primary backup in either fire. When an apartment building on San Juan Drive in Port Vue caught fire in October 2017, the fire spread quickly.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 6:54:19 PM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
Wilkes-Barre residents offer input on mayor’s salary, firefighters at budget hearing
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:23:09 -0800
From a pay cut in the mayor’s salary to using a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters, residents Thursday night offered a variety of suggestions during city council’s budget hearing. Council listened, but took no action on the $50.4 million spending plan proposed by Mayor Tony George for 2019.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 8:23:09 PM - SOURCE: Times Leader

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