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Fri. Oct 10th 2014
Fire Prevention week

Friday morning with the assistance of the Hazleton FD and West Hazleton FD, we put on a fire prevention program at the Hazlet...

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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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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
700 Block of Main St Freeland for "fire from the roof"
Wed. Oct 15th 2014
Around 0415 Wednesday morning Luzerne Co 9-1-1 dispatched Tower 7 and Rescue along with the Freeland FD to the 700 block of Main St in Freeland for a structure fire. Upon going enroute, command was advised of multiple sources received reporting a working fire. Freeland Chief arrived confirming the s...

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2nd Alarm box in Sugarloaf Twp
Sun. Oct 12th 2014
Around 3pm today, the Engine, tanker and Tower 7 assisted Sugarloaf Twp on a 2nd alarm house fire in the Brookhill section....

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Three Alarms for Silgan White Cap Job
Tue. Sep 30th 2014
13;20 hr. Luzerne County 911 tapped Hazle Twp Fire & Medic 11 to 350 Jaycee Drive for a caller indicating the plant being evacuated and black smoke coming from the roof. Additional called received from the facility indicating working fire. Second Alarm placed on standby. Engine 2/ Chief Kosticia...

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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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