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 13:28 hrs. Station 4 was dispatched to 1211 Valley Rd. in Walker Township for a vehicle fire. Engine 784 responded to find a vehcile off the side of the road fully involved. Also on scene was 3230 and Chief 3201 had command.
At 02:34 hrs. Stations 4 &2 were dispatched to 331 Penn St. for a CO alarm. Engine 784 and 782 responded and found high levels of CO the source was found and the houses were ventilated until all the CO was out.
At 01:44 hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 111 W. Broad St. for a structure fire. Units went en route and were advised of an address change to 45 W. Broad St.. Units arrived to find the rear fourth floor apartment well involved.
At 16:48 hrs. the TFD was dispatched to Swatara and Rowe St. for a reported structure fire in the area. Units went en-route and were ad vised of an unknown address with heavy black smoke from the chimney.
At 11:41 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 299 High St. for an odor investigation. Units went en route and were advised of the odor of gasoline through out the residence. Upon further investigation it was found to be a small amount of gas spill in an adjoining basement.
At 20:43 hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 125 Orwigsburg St. for a structure fire. Units went en route and were advised that police on scene reporting working fire and were advising a second alarm. Chief 773 was first to arrive and confirmed the need for the second alarm.
At 19:13 hrs. the TFD was dispatched to 213 E. Broad St. for a reported house fire. Units arrived to find a malfunctioning light on an exterior back porch. All units not on scene were placed available and after securing power to the light fixture all on scene units were released.
While on scene of the CO investigation Chief 771 was advised by county that there was another call coming in for fluids down at 63 Nescopec St.. Chief 771 assigned 784 to the call and upon arrival found a tri-axle leaking fuel from the cap of the tank.
At 16:21 hrs. Stations 4 & 2 were dispatched to 175 Orwigsburg St. for a CO investigation. Upon arrival Engine 784 crew was advised that EMS and Police had the occupants out of the structure and that there was a generator running in the basement and immediately went to shut it off.