Thursday Nov. 16th, the officers and members prepared retired engine 784 to leave South Ward. She was purchased by a private individual in Virginia. Retired engine 784 served us and the borough of Tam...
The South Ward Fire Co is proud to announce the arrival of our new 2017 Pierce Saber. New 784(in 2018 changed to unit #6514) has a 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon tank and a 30 gallon foam tank. We would li...
The South Ward Fire Co. is proud to announce that we have been awarded a FEMA grant for over $400,000 for the purchase of new apparatus. We would also like to congratulate the East End, Citizens, and ...
At 13:07 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 401 W. Broad St. for an MVA. Engines 784 & 782 responded to find a two MVA with no fluid or injuries. Fire police controlled traffic until the scene was cleared.
At 20:01 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 498 Pitt St. for a vehicle fire. Units responded to find a van with smoke coming out of the from underneath. Eng 782 stretched a hand line and extinguished the source.
At 22:25 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 300 Race St. for an odor investigation. Squads 786 and 783 responded and were advised that it was an odor of gasoline. Crews investigated and found the source and mitigated the situation.
At 18:29 hrs. Station 4 was dispatched to 1473 Valley Rd. in Walker Twsp. for an MVA. Engine 784 responded to find one car on it side through a telephone pole. The driver was self extricated and being tended to by Tamaqua EMS.
At 00:23 hrs. the TFD RIT Team was dispatched to 29 S. Kennedy Dr. for a working structure fire with entrapment. Squad 786 and Engine 776 responded with fourteen and stood-by for one hour. Chief 773 had RIT command.
At 16:11 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 397 Stadium Hill Rd. for a landing zone. Engines 784 & 782 responded and set up a landing zone for incoming Penn Star 5 helicopter. Chief 771 had command.
At 11:57 hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 29 E. Mauch Chunk St. for an apartment fire. Lieutenant 780 was first on scene and advised that it was a trash can on fire that was out. Units were held to the first two responding units E-782 and E-776 all other units were canceled.