Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
Elderly Couple, 8 Firefighters, Injured In Washington Township House Fire
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:38:38 -0700
VIDEO: Eight firefighters and an elderly couple are recovering after a fire tore through a house in Berks County. The blaze broke out around 5:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Lenape Road in Washington Township on Sunday. Emergency responders found the home’s attached garage completely consumed by flames and smoke billowing into the house.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 3:38:38 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3
2 firefighters injured in 5-alarm Pittsburgh apartment fire
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:50:08 -0700
Two Pittsburgh firefighters were injured while fighting a five-alarm blaze Saturday afternoon in an apartment complex in the city’s West Oakland neighborhood, according to the city Department of Public Safety. The fire on De Ruad Street started just after 2 p.m. as a two-alarm blaze, but it went to a five-alarm within an hour, according to Allegheny County 911.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 2:50:08 PM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
More than 1,500 people honor Buchanan Valley firefighter at funeral
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: More than 1,500 people honored Buchanan Valley Assistant Fire Chief Walter Wagaman at his funeral Sunday. “He’s one of the most dedicated individuals I know…to his fire department, to his community, and it’s hard to fill that gap that’s going to be left with the loss of him,” said Chambersburg Fire Chief Dustin Ulrich.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
Grueling Stair Climb in Tamaqua Honors Fallen Firefighters
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:41:24 -0700
Collin Atkinson is a firefighter in Pottsville. He's run into burning buildings. He's run a marathon. But running up and down 15 stories at a senior high-rise in Tamaqua in 50 pounds of firefighting gear was a new challenge. "You're tired. You get sweat in your eyes. 110 flights up will get to you no matter how good shape you're in," Atkinson said.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 7:41:24 PM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
Training challenge in Northampton County tests firefighter fitness
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:43:20 -0700
A special firefighter training program in Northampton County tackled the physical demands of the work. The Firefighter Combat Challenge was held by the Palmer Township Municipal Fire Department on Sunday. Firefighters in full gear were put to the test in numerous obstacles and simulations that had them doing everything from running and breaking down doors to climbing stairs and pulling people from fires.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 3:43:20 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Harrisburg-Carlisle area has third-fewest national rate of occupational firefighters
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:46:26 -0700
The Harrisburg-Carlisle area has the third-fewest occupational firefighters per capita of any metro region in the United States, according to a new ranking based on government data. The ranking developed by security information website ASecureLife compared 2018 census population data and federal employment statistics.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 7:46:26 AM - SOURCE: Carlisle Sentinel
Man Under Arrest After Fire, Fight with Firefighter in Wyoming
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:24:00 -0700
A man is under arrest and state police are investigating after a fire at 8th Street Laundromat in Wyoming. The call came in just after midnight Friday morning. Police said they arrived to find some and Michael Inman, 29, inside the building, which was closed for business for the night. A person living in an upper floor apartment got out safely.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 2:24:00 AM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
First responders line highways for Adams County firefighter who died after being injured responding to call
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:38:32 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters and first responders lined Susquehanna Valley highways Thursday as the body of a firefighter was taken to Lehigh County. Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman, of the Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Adams County, died this week. The 46-year-old firefighter had been hospitalized since Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:38:32 AM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
Related: Three Adams County firefighters have been killed in the line of duty in 12 years
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:55:21 -0700
Buchanan Valley Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman was the third firefighter in Adams County to be killed in the line of duty in a dozen years. Vehicles were involved in the incidents that led to each of their deaths, which is rare. Adam Cole, also of Buchanan Valley Fire Department, and Brandon Little of United Hook and Ladder Company 33 in New Oxford were both killed in crashes while driving to the scenes of fires.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 2:55:21 PM - SOURCE: Hanover Evening Sun
Larksville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will help cover Plymouth Township
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:06:00 -0700
Larksville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 has signed on to assist Plymouth Twp. with fire services after the township’s own department was abruptly shuttered Tuesday. The borough will join departments from the City of Nanticoke, Lake Silkworth and Plymouth Borough in providing fire protection now that Plymouth Twp.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 3:06:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice
Lawrenceville Fire Department is feeling the love after devastating fire
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:03:24 -0700
Raising money for a fire department that just lost everything in a fire is a big job, said event organizer Shannon Stone. Lawrenceville Fire Department lost everything in the equipment bays on July 28 when a fire broke out in one of the bays. Among the losses was a $700,000 fire truck. Though insured, insurance will pay nowhere near the cost of a replacement truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:03:24 PM - SOURCE: The Wellsboro Gazette
Forks Township Supervisors move ahead with new ladder truck for fire department
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:42:35 -0700
The Forks Township Fire Department will be getting a new ladder truck in the near future. The Forks Township Supervisors authorized the purchase of a brand new ladder truck for the fire department at a meeting on Thursday night. The new truck will cost $1.5 million. The township analyzed ways to pay for the purchase.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 6:42:35 PM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Washington County House Fire Kills 90-Year-Old Woman
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:57:48 -0700
A 90-year-old woman is dead after her house caught on fire in Chartiers Township. Grace Thomas died when her house on Sprowls Avenue went up in flames around 8:30 Wednesday night. Neighbors called 911, and firefighters from several departments arrived on scene to find a fire in front of the house. Firefighters entered the house, where they found Thomas.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 5:57:48 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Fire department: 1,500 people expected to attend fallen Buchanan firefighter's funeral, reception
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:54:46 -0700
Funeral arrangements have been made for a firefighter who died 12 days after he was injured while on duty Aug. 2. Assistant Fire Chief Walter Wagaman died Wednesday, Aug. 14 at York Hospital. The Buchanan Valley Fire Department released details about the funeral on its website. The funeral will be at Gettysburg High School, 1130 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg on Sunday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 5:54:46 AM - SOURCE: York Daily Record/Sunday News
‘We got an officer down!’: Inside North Philadelphia shootout that left 6 cops shot
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The report Wednesday on police radio was urgent, the rushed tone in a cop’s voice hinting at the terror that was to come: “3700 15th, assist the officer. Shots fired, shots fired.” On that block of North 15th Street, just a stone’s throw from a busy SEPTA hub on Erie Avenue, a group of police officers had barged into a rowhouse about 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
North Apollo Firefighter Receives Award For Valor
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:02:11 -0700
PHOTOS: A local firefighter earned recognition for valor shown while on the job. First Assistant Chief Cliff Rearic of the North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department Station 170 received the Western Pennsylvania Fireman’s Association Valor Award on Tuesday night, announced on the department’s Facebook page.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:02:11 PM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Fire rages through Williamsport recycling plant for nearly 24 hours
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:54:26 -0700
VIDEO: A fire that broke out at a Lycoming County recycling facility has been burning since Monday afternoon, according to authorities. According to NBC affiliate WBRE, the fire began at the Penn Recycling plant in Williamsport sometime around 2:30 p.m. Fire crews were reported to still be fighting the flames into Tuesday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:54:26 AM - SOURCE: WJAC-TV 6 NBC
Fire Damages Two Houses in Mount Carmel
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:38:09 -0700
VIDEO: Several homes are damaged after a fire in Northumberland County. Viewer video shows smoke and flames pouring from a home in Mount Carmel. The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday on North Walnut Street. Edward Koblinski sat on the curb looking at his ruined house on North Walnut Street in Mount Carmel Tuesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 8:38:09 PM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
Adams County fire chief injured on call dies at York Hospital
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:55:10 -0700
An assistant fire chief in Adams County died Wednesday at York Hospital after an accident while responding to a call earlier this month. Walter Wagaman Jr. , 46, died from his injuries around 2 a.m. Aug. 14, according to a news release from the York County Coroner’s Office. The Buchanan Valley Fire Department assistant chief was heading to a crash on the Carlisle Pike Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 6:55:10 AM - SOURCE: York Dispatch
Erie Firefighters Share the Challenges of the Daycare Fire Rescue Effort
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:44:53 -0700
City, county, state officials and even the families of the victims are commending members of the Erie Fire Department for all they did at the scene of the West 11th Street home daycare fire early Sunday, even though the outcome was tragic. For the first time, Erie firefighters shared stories with Erie News Now about their battle to save the children.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 4:44:53 PM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
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