The Hughestown Hose Company has once again teamed up with WNEP and Kidde for Operation Save a Life. We will be handing out FREE smoke detectors to any resident in Hughestown Borough. If you are interested in receiving one please contact our station at 570-654-4188 and leave a message. Supplies are limited so the detectors will be handed out in a first come basis.
September 25, 2015 - EMS Captain Brandon Collins along with Firefighter/EMT Ryan Meranti were stationed at IAFF Local 22 in the city of Philadelphia preparing for their Special Event EMS Detail for the Papal Visit. Ryan and Brandon are part of the hybid crew between Hughestown Hose Company and Exeter Community Ambulance Association along with EMS Chief Ralph Dixon and EMT Frank Evarts.
Ryan and Brandon were both assigned to Philadelphia City Medic 137 from 1900 to 0700 hours each day during the Papal Visit. They were available for 911 emergency calls the first two nights and manned First Aid Station 6 on the third evening until they were demobilized. Station 143 is proud to have two of our own participate in such an historic event.
September 19, 2015 - During the early morning hours, Engine 143 was due into Laflin Borough on a first alarm assignment to 1 Passan Drive for a reported commercial structure fire. Engine 152 was first arriving and laid their bed of 1400′ of 4″ supply line and then placed a 3″ setback line into service. Engine 143 arrived on scene and went right to work stretching a line from the set back and putting a knock on the fire. Truck 167 and Rescue 567 assisted with ventilation and overhaul. The first alarm units would operate for approx. three hours before returning to service.
After about an hour and a half, the Chief and Engine would be sent to the WNEP Building on Montage Mountain Road for a commercial fire alarm but the entire box was recalled while enroute due to a false trip.
Our police department along with the FBI, PSP, Luzerne County Sheriff’s, PA Fish & Game Commission, and several local police departments participated in today’s training event. The Hughestown Fire Department would like to thank our brothers in blue for the invite and in helping make our schools safer.
May 27, 2015 - Chief 143 & Engine 143 were dispatched as part of the SRN for a working structure fire on South Main Street in Old Forge. Chief 93A arrived on scene to find a fire coming from the wall above the electrical service on Side “C” of a three story, double block wood frame apartment building.
Once on scene, Chief 143 assisted Incident Command while the crew from Engine 143 would stand by as the RIT Team. All crews operated on scene for a little over an hour before being released by Command 93.
May 4, 2015 - The morning started off with our Wildland Strike Team being dispatched to multiple small brush fires which ended around lunch time. Later that evening, the Strike Team would be put back into service by Lima 56 for assistance on a large Wildland Fire in District 8 that spread over some steep terrain in the area of the Campbells Ledge Reservoir. The Strike Team wouldn’t return to service until after 2:30AM the next morning.
April 30, 2015 - Chief 143, Engine 143-1, and Engine 143-2 responded as part of a second alarm assignment for a working commercial structure fire at the former St. Mary’s Rectory on Carroll Street in Pittston City. The first alarm companies arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the rear of a three story residential apartment building.
Upon arrival, Chief 143 would be assigned as the Accountability Chief by command (City F4) while the crew from Engine 143-1 would take over the RIT duties and stage on Side “C”. A short time later, the crew from Engine 143-2 would be assigned to Division 2 and 3 to assist with overhaul. The fire would go two alarms and no injuries were reported.