Early this morning, Chief 143, Engine 143-1, and Ambulance 543 would be dispatched to the area of Searle and Reynolds Street in our first due for a vehicle that rolled over with possible injuries. Once on scene, Chief 143 would be advised that the vehicle was being chased by the police through several local municipalities when the driver could not negotiate the turn, hitting a small embankment and flipping onto his roof. Both the driver and passenger were in police custody and stated that they did not need EMS. The crew from Engine 143-1 would use oil dry to help mitigate all the fluid that was leaking from the vehicle and then they would assist with cleaning up some debris. Once the vehicle was towed from the scene, Chief 143 would return all units to service.
Residents and Business Owners: The Hughestown Hose Company EMS Subscription Drive has begun and will continue through February 28, 2015. A subscription with the department helps to minimize the cost that is passed on to you, employees, customers, or members after their insurance company has been billed. We would appreciate your support with this drive, which helps to maintain the equipment on Ambulance 543.
Anyone having questions or that did not receive a mailing is encouraged to contact the station at 570-654-4188 and leave a message.
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.
December 21, 2014 With the help of the residents of Hughestown Borough, we are proud to announce that we over filled four shopping carts and a table with food at the Greater Pittston Meals on Wheels. With your generous hearts you now helped feed 50 family’s a day in the Greater Pittston Area over this holiday season. Another successful food drive down in the history books!!!
December 13, 2014 The first alarm companies from Moosic encountered heavy fire from a two story wood frame residence on Catherine Street early Saturday morning. The initial crews went right to work quickly extinguishing the bulk of the fire and conducting searches. Due to the limited manpower in staging, Command 98 would request two additional engine companies to the scene. This request would add Engine 126 and Engine 143 to the run card.
Once on scene, the crew from Engine 143 was ordered to relieve Truck 226 on division two and finish overhauling while Chief 143 assisted at the Command Post. The extra companies worked on scene for just under an hour before being released by Command 98.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 A first alarm assignment would be transmitted shortly after 0400 hrs. this morning for a reported basement fire at 1017 Wyoming Ave. in Exeter. Rescue 128 would arrive on scene first and reported that there was heavy fire throughout a two story wood frame residence with exposure problems.
Once on scene, Engine 143 would assume the role as the third due engine company and hit the hydrant across the street from the Turkey Hill on Wyoming Ave. and lay the secondary supply line. The crew from Engine 143 would then stretch a 2.5” Pre-connect to protect the Exposure “B” Building and a 1.75” Pre-connect to Division “A” to help knock down the bulk of the fire. Chief 143 would then assist the Operations Chief with the Fire Suppression Division.
Due to the amount of heavy fire upon arrival and the condition of the roof and floors, Command 128 would keep the operation in a defensive mode for the duration of the Incident. All units operated on scene for just under four hours before picking up and being released.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 The Wildland Strike team operated Light Brush 143-1 and Medium Brush 143-2 on a large brush fire in Newton Ranson. After calling available, the Wildland Strike team was dispatched to Wayne County to assist Maplewood Fire Command with a large brush fire behind their station.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 For the third time in the last ten days, Chief 143 & Engine 143 would respond to a working structure fire on the west side of the river. This time crews were called to Sixth Street in West Pittston. Truck 184 would arrive on scene first to find a large volume of fire showing from a single family home and requested a 2nd alarm be transmitted.
Once on scene, Chief 143 would be assigned to assist at the Command Post while the crew from Engine 143 would take over as the RIT Team, controlling the utilities and throwing ladders on the exposure house. All crews would operate on scene for three hours before being released by Command 184.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Students at the Pittston Area Primary Center met with firefighters from the Hughestown and Pittston City Fire Departments on Tuesday, October 7th, for a fire prevention seminar. The students from both kindergarten and first grade learned about fire safety, fire equipment, and smoke alarms.
The first grade students also got to use the Pittston City Fire Department Smoke Trailer on Wednesday, October 8th.
Station 143 would like to thank our staff, Chief Jim Rooney, and the Pittston City Fire Department for their assistance every year with our fire prevention activities. Student representatives are pictured with the firefighters and teachers.