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 23:52hrs. the TFD was dispatched to the intersection of Lombard and Vine Streets for an incoming box alarm. Engine 784 went en route and was advised that a call was coming in that there was a basement fire at 513 Lombard St..
At 00:58hrs. the TFD was dispatched for Ladder 770 to respond to 105 Dorset Rd. in West Penn Twsp. for a working Structure Fire. The ladder responded assisted by the first out company Station 2. Units were on scene for several hours.
At 12:52hrs Stations 4&2 were dispatched to 118 Clay St. for a carbon monoxide investigation. Engine 784 and Squad 783 responded and through the use of meters determined there to be an extremely high amount of CO.
At 11:03hrs. Stations 4&2 were dispatched to W. Broad St. and Lehigh St. for a two car MVA. Engines 784 and 782 went en route and were advised of no injuries with fluids down. Upon arrival Engine 784 discovered that one of the patients needed an ambulance.
At 07:58hrs. Stations 4&2 were dispatched to 28 Clay St. for an Odor Investigation. Engine 784 and Squad 783(Sta.2) responded and investigated to find an outlet shorted out in the wall. Personnel used TIC's to make sure everything was OK in the walls and cleared the scene within a half an hour.
At 13:16hrs. the TFD was dispatched for the RIT Team. To respond to 315 E. Fell St. for the report of a house fire. Summit hill units arrived on scene and found nothing showing and held units to station and then shortly after canceled all units.
At 21:00hrs. the Chiefs were requested to 301 W. Broad St. for a Utilities investigation. Upon arrival Chief 774 requested Engine 784 for our TIC to assist on the investigation. After investigating it was discovered to be problem with the ppl power grid.
At 10:51hrs. while still on scene of the CO investigation an MVA came in on 309 south in the area of country tile. Chief 771 went en route and upon arrival found to tractor trailers involved in a rear end collision.
At 10:38hrs. Station 4&2 were dispatched to 122 Center St. to assist Chief 772 on a carbon monoxide investigation. Engine 784 and Squad 783 responded and used there gas monitors to determine that there was CO.
At 14:00hrs. Station 4 was dispatched to assist Chief 772 on a smoke investigation. Chief 772 was on scene across from the Tamaqua Auto Parts with a fire left unattended. Brush 787-2 was requested to extinguish the fire.
At 22:52hrs. the TFD was dispatched to two incoming box alarms that came in at the same time. Chief 774 went to the box at Broad and Columbia. While Engine 776 and Chief 773 went to Arlington and Patterson for that.
At 11:30hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 419 E. Union St. for the report of a Garage fire. Chief 772 arrived to find the fire knocked down and held the response to only the first engine to go responding. All units were placed available..
At 05:32hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 310 E. Broad St. for the report of smoke in a structure. Units responded to find thick black smoke filling the house. Engine 784 held the hydrant until some ventilation and further investigation found no fire.
At 16:51hrs. Stations 4&2 were dispatched to 118 Pitt St. for a carbon monoxide investigation. Ambulance crews already on scene with two patients that were presenting signs of CO inhalation and requested fire.