||The borough's two
Engine Co's would like to congratulate Sal and Vicky to the new edition
to their family. Charles Joseph Luzio was born on February 10th at 8:36am.
Weighing in a 6 lbs. 5oz. with a length of 19 1/2 Inches. Best wishes to
a happy healthy baby and family!
The 93 Engine would
like to congratulate Brian Wrubel on becoming Lieutenant. Brian has proven
himself over the years on and off the fire ground. Prior to becoming a
member of the 93 Engine, Brian held the position of Lt. & Captain on
the 93 Ladder. He is no stranger to leadership, so having him as an officer
is a great asset to our team. We look forward to working by his side and
under his leadership. Congrats Wrub!
|Friday, August 3,
The 93 Engine was
requested as the 2nd Due Engine Co. to assist Fire District 98 on a fully
involved car fire at Fleet Bank on Montage Mountain. 93 Chief pulled the
1st line off 98 Engine and extinguished the fire before the 2nd Due Engine
in Old Forge
Because of the location
of the business property, he was unsure if it was Duryea or Old Forge.
E933 and E93 arrived on scene at the same time, with the access of the
IAMRESPONDING System, E93 (with 2 guys) allowed E933 go into the scene
first, with more man power it was easier for E933 to stretch a line for
the fully involved trailer fire.
||On early Monday
morning, May 28, 2012, around 3:15 A.M.-- the Old Forge Fire and 93 EMS
were dispatched to Coxton Road in the Borough for a reported smoke condition.
On arrival Chief 93 A confirmed a working trailer fire. Chief Stull requested
Fire Units out of Luzerne County.
E93 setup to feed
water to their Engine because there was no hydrants at the end or near
the property. The closest working hydrant was close to a ¼ of a
mile away. E126 and E143 assisted in giving E933 water as well.
The fire was knocked
down relatively quick and overhaul was in operation within 20 minutes.
Great job by the crews that responded. Along with E933 & E93, Crews
from L93, L95, E98, L226, E126, E143 (RIT), and C98 were all on the job
as well. Crews were all cleared at 5:45 A.M.
Fire in Moosic
At 12:30 PM on April
21, 2012. OFFD was dispatched to Lincoln St. in the borough for a brush
fire. After further investigation the fire was located on the Moosic side
of the Lackawanna River about 1 mile back in the wooded area, along Birney
Ave and the PA Turnpike. After the initial fire was knocked down. Chief
93-A noticed more smoke coming over the ridge from where the crews were.
After relocating the units to the ridge, heavy fire was discovered and
was spreading quickly east towards the Turnpike and North alongside the
Turnpike. Additional Units were requested due to the rapid spread of fire
with the dry conditions. Originally BT93, BT98, BT53, E93, and E933 were
on scene. C93-A requested BT143, BT126, BT226, and C143 out of Luzerne
County. E95, C95, and Lima56 was also requested. The 95 Units and Sq143
were sent to the SB side of the Turnpike around Mile Marker 119 to stop
any attempt of the fire jumping the Turnpike. 98 Engine arrived later and
staged with E93 & E933 out by Birney Ave for refilling the brush units.
Around 4 PM all units were back in service. Great Job done by all that
The Old Forge Fire
Department would like to congratulate former borough resident, Ryan Goosley
on his graduation from the Aurora, Colorado Fire Academy on Wednesday,
April 4, 2012. For the past three years Ryan has been a dispatcher
for the Lakewood Police Department in Lakewood, Colorado. Prior to
that he worked for the Phoenix Arizona Division of Emergency Management,
The Phoenix Fire Department Crisis Response team, and volunteered with
a local Search and Rescue Team in Arizona for six years. Ryan’s interest
in the fire service was first sparked in the late 90’s when visiting long
time friend Sal Luzio when Sal was a Jr. Member of the Old Forge Ambulance.
Ryan got to do a “ride along” on a parade night, sparking Ryan’s interest
in the Fire and EMS world. Ryan resides in Lakewood, Colorado with
his wife Allison. His first assignment will be on Tower 8 (an E-One
Quest HP100) for approximately three months, after that two separate engine
companies. The Aurora Fire Department is comprised of 15 stations
covering approximately 152 square miles and serve approximately 325,000
citizens. A link to their website is below http://www.aurorafirefighters.org
Basic rope operations,
setting up Rigging and Hauling Systems. We used the stokes basket and practiced
patient packaging also. Engine 933 had Captain Luzio, Lt. Pagnotti, Lt.
Stalica, FF Marhelski, FF T. Stull and Asst. Chief Bill Stull on hand.
||Engine 93 &
Engine 93-3 doing some basic training together. Early in the morning, FF
Wrubel along with the guys from “The 3 House” did some rope training with
Rescue Captain 95, Todd Flaherty.
|Later in the day,
FF Wrubel, FF Marianelli took the 93 Engine down with the 93-3 Engine to
Marriotti’s Lumber to practice Hydrant Assist Valve hook-ups and pumping.
Something that isn't done on a routine basis, but its something that should
be practiced normally. All in all it was a great day training with the
boys on the other side of the river, Lots of fun soaking a couple guys
that looked warmed that day!! Good sports Lt. Pagnotti and FF Marhelski!
Grande Family Restaurant
Monday, March 5,
2012 - Engine
Company 93 ran an early morning AFA, upgraded to a Structure Box. After
dispatch, Comm Center reported the owner called back and stated no fire,
Command 98 recalled
the box and put everyone in service. However, owner wasn’t in the business
at the time. Comm Center relayed to this to Command 98. When Command 98
arrived on scene, he encounter a light smoke condition and upgraded the
box bringing E98, E93, E933, & Lackawanna Ambulance.
After further investigation,
it was found that a cigarette was thrown into a garbage can and filled
the business with smoke. E98 used their PPV Fan to ventilate and within
10 mintues all companies were back in service.
and R98 arrived onscene while everyone was going back into service.
2012 Fund Drive
||Late Saturday night,
the team was sent
to a working structure
fire on Milwaukee
Avenue. Early reports
from PD confirmed a working fire. The crew relieved the 933 Engine and
preceded with the attack 1 line.
|After heavy fire
upon entry, we backed out and worked the fire from a window on side A.
Once the fire was under control, we worked with the 98 Engine to hit hot
spots and pull ceilings/walls.
Also, we hope that
Captain M. Evans caught up on his beauty sleep while the Engine Co was
hard at work!!
The 2012 fund drive
is now underway. We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations
during these times. Any amount sent will help us buy equipment and maintain
our apparatus. THANK YOU!
Call came in around
11:45pm on a report of smoke coming from 33 Coxton Rd. Upon arrival, the
93 Engine hit the plug and stretched the 1st line in to the structure.
After fire was reported in the basement, the crew headed down to find a
good amount of fire on the D side.
Once again, the Engine
Company responded to a working fire on W. Mary Street. On arrival,
the 93 Engine connected to the plug and then headed to the 2nd attack line.
Our crew worked the B/C sides in attempt to get a handle on the heavy amount
of fire in the garage.
The 93 Engine went
to work on a working structure fire early morning on Wyalusing St. After
arriving 2nd due, we relieved the 933 Engine Co and knocked down the bulk
of the fire on division 2 / B-C sides.