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Mon. Sep 15th 2014
Fall Hoagie Sale Dates

Hoagie Sale delivery dates are as follows:October 21stNovember 11thDecember 9th 

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Thu. Sep 11th 2014
Consumer Alert- Kidde smoke detectors

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm FailureRecall date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 Recall number: 14-275...

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Sun. Aug 24th 2014
Yankees Bus Trip

We are hosting a NY Yankees bus trip on August 24th against the Chicago White Sox. This is one of the last chances to see the...

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Winterizing a home is an important step in the fall. Clearing water from sprinkler systems, getting the furnace fixed, repairing damaged windows, and other things like this help to keep a home running through the winter months. But many people don't realize that homes are at a greater risk of fire in the winter months. Fall fire safety tips can help home owners prepare their home and protect their families.

These types of tips are usually based around common sense. One tip is to change the battery in smoke detectors when they change their clocks during Daylight Savings. Changing the batteries every six months prevents detectors from going dead. Another suggestion is to clean the chimney. Creosote is a deposit from smoke that can build up in a chimney. If it gets too thick, it can start on fire and destroy the house. It is recommended to clean the chimney each year before using the fireplace. Space heaters can also be a fire hazard,and it is recommended to create a safe area around the heater. Any furniture should be at least three feet away.

Another tip involves creating a defensible space around the house, to protect from nearby fires. Trees should be a minimum of 30 feet away from the house and branches and leaves should be cleaned up to limit fuel for a fire. These safety points even help homeowners prepare for holidays. Homeowners are encouraged to use battery powered lights in Halloween Jack o'Lanterns to prevent accidents. Christmas tree lights should also be inspected before use and monitored carefully, especially on real trees.

Recent Calls
First due commercial fire goes 3 alarms
Tue. Sep 30th 2014
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Aircraft Incident
Sat. Sep 27th 2014
Saturday afternoon 9-1-1 alerted the company for a possible airplane crash at the Hazleton Municipal Airport. The FAA at the Avoca airport received info from a plane flying over the airport, that a plane had skidded off the runway. Command while enroute also requested the Hazleton FD be dispatched t...

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Multi victim crash
Fri. Sep 26th 2014
Around 1350hrs today, LC911 sent the MVA box for a crash with possible entrapment on South Church St in the Hazle Village area along with McAdoo BLS and Medic 11. FF Mumie arrived and confirmed a backseat passenger to be entrapped and multiple injuries. The Heavy Rescue arrived and took position and...

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Bells for entrapment
Thu. Sep 25th 2014
11:33 hrs. Luzerne County tapped Hazle Township Fire & Medic 11 for MVC with injuries at North Church & 23rd streets. Medic 11 requested two additional ALS units. Rescue 141 arrived to find female driver trapped. Three injuries were treated on the scene. Two injuries transported to Lehigh Va...

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Commercial fire In Freeland
Tue. Sep 2nd 2014
Around 9pm Tuesday night, the Rescue and Tower 7 responded on the first alarm to the Freeland American Legion for the working building fire. Freeland command was reporting a working fire on the roof and in the cockloft area. Tower 7 took position on the B/C corner and sent manpower to roof to open a...

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