Our apparatus committee completed the pre-construction of our new pumper tanker this evening. Over the last few months, the volunteers had met with several manufacturers on several occasions to review what was needed and expected. After an in-depth review, the committee had recommended Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus with Rosenbauer America. As we recently posted in December, the Penn Forest Township Supervisors agreed to provide funds for not just one, but two apparatus that were needed in the township. Our Station #1 (District 12) was also in need of an engine. We again would like to thank the Supervisors and community for the overwhelming amount of support the last few months to make this project possible. This apparatus will be replacing our 1996 Semo/International tanker which had begun to show its age. Below we attached a drawing of the new tanker going into yesterday’s meeting. Additional modifications were made throughout the meeting so the picture is not exact but very close. Our 2020 Rosenbauer Commander Custom FX Pumper Tanker is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2021!
1500 GPM Hale Q-MAX Pump
Cummins X15 Engine
Allison EVS 4000 Transmission
1-3500 Gallon Foldable Water Tank & Rack
3-15’ Sections of Suction Hose
1-Roof, Extension, & Foldable Ladder
Mechanical Federal Q2B Recessed on Front Bumper
Federal Signal Warning Lights
Rear and Side Cameras
1-Electric Rear Dump Chute with Removable 90 Degree Rotating Chute
On-Spot Chain System
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Rescue 2255, Engine 2210, and Command 2277 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Patten Circle, Valley View Estates. Just after securing the scene, volunteers were notified of a fire alarm on Mountain Road, Indian Mountain Lakes, where Engine 2210 then responded. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.
Engine 2210, Engine 2216, Rescue 2255, and Tanker 2236 with twenty-four volunteers responded to a working dwelling fire on Center Drive, Stonecrest. Engine 2210 arrived with Ladder 43 and placed two hand-lines in service for extinguishment. Monroe County Stations 42, 43, and West End EMS also responded.
We regret to inform that Fire Police Officer & Sergeant Edward Philipps passed away late yesterday evening. Sgt. Edward Philipps was with the Penn Forest Fire Co #2 Fire Police since 2003 and was recently recognized for his 17 years of service to the community. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Information on his services will be announced on this post when they are finalized. Rest In Peace Ed.***UPDATE***The viewings for SGT Edward Philipps will be Monday, September 21st,...
Engine 2210, Engine 2216, and Tanker 2236 with eighteen volunteers responded to two simultaneous incidents within the township. Originally units were dispatched for a fire alarm on Danner Road and seconds later for an odor investigation on Route 903. Engine 2210 and Tanker 2236 responded to the odor investigation and Engine 2216 continued to the fire alarm. District 12 also responded.Engine 2210 responded to an odor investigation on Dillon Way, Towamensing Trails. District 12 also responded.Volu...
It’s was a busy day for township volunteers as Rescue 2255, Engine 2210, and Command 2277 recently assisted Lehighton ALS on Bear Creek Drive. Crews also responded to an EMS assist on Route 903 earlier in the afternoon. District 12 also responded to both incidents.Engine 2210 and Rescue 2255 also responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 903. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.
Engine 2210 and Rescue 2255 responded to two incidents for a tree on wires on Pautuxent Trail, Mt. Pocahontas. District 12 also responded.Engine 2210, Engine 2216, Tanker 2236, and Rescue 2255 with fifteen volunteers also responded to a fire alarm on Stone Ridge Road, Stone Ridge Estates. District 12 also responded.
Engine 2210, Tanker 2236, and Engine 2216 with nineteen volunteers responded to a working dwelling fire on Weiland Circle, Towamensing Trails. Volunteers had just returned back to station prior to dispatch from a reported fire in Lake Harmony. Assistant Chief 2203 confirmed the working fire upon his arrival and Engine 2210 arrived within five minutes of dispatch with the crews immediately deploying two hand-lines for extinguishment. District 12 and Lehighton ALS were also on the original as...
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INFORMATION ON BURN BANS: Please call the Carbon County Communications Center @ (570) 325-9111 BEFORE burning to verify whether there is an active burn ban. Be sure to monitor the burn site and have a reliable water source nearby.