Monday, May 20, 2013
South Whitehall Police units are dispatched to the Springhouse Jr High for a reported burglary alarm, as first units arrive on location a person is reported jumping from the roof of the building. After a short foot chase the suspect is taken into custody, additional officer are brought in to search the building for additional suspects. After a search with K9 units the all clear is given and units clear with out further incident.
On Saturday and Sunday May 18th and 19 Firefighters from all over the country descended on Allentown and Whitehall for a Tactical Fire Training session. Instructors were brought in from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, and FDNY to give their knowledge and experience to the 100 some students in the class. In Allentown Crews worked on advancing hand lines and truck company operations while at the Whitehall location they operated in Thermal Imaging and the mental aspect to the job. The two day course was offered through Leadership Under Fire and the Firefighters we talked to said they gained a lot of new information from the class.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
On Saturday May 18th 2013 the Family of Nester Video Production responded to Harrisburg for the annual Fire Expo. Our day started right as we arrived and captured two Harrisburg Fire Units, as we embarked on the showroom floor we met and took a photo op with Sparky the Dog. The showroom floor was full of brother and sister firefighters checking out all the new equipment and apparatus on display. After a quick lunch we made our way to the east hall where we met up with Rob Schield the creator of Fire Cam Helmet Cameras and Dave Statter of Statter911. Our conversation with Rob was camera related going over the new designs on the Mini Helmet Camera and Dash Cam, then we talked shop with Dave Statter about how the Lehigh Valley has an abundance of Fire Photographers. We then trucked over to the Northeast Hall to Capture the Rosenbauer booth and showed off some of the new equipment that they were showing off. All and all we photographed apparatus from around the region, which included Progress Fire, FDNY, and Boston FD just to name a few, and a great day was had by the entire family so enjoy the photos..
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Late Friday night AFD is dispatched to the 2300 Blk of Fairview St for a Structure Fire, crews arrive on location with smoke pushing from the eves of a single family home. As crews stretch in they find a fire in the attic area and rear of the residence, truck crews open up to access the spreading fire. 3 lines are put into service on the interior and exterior of the home and the fire is under control in about 30 minutes. 2 additional engines are special called above the 1st alarm bringing a 2nd alarm response to this West End Allentown Home..
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Around 0630 hrs Thursday Morning Allentown Firefighters are dispatched to Acme Cryogenics for a reported Hazmat Leak. Crews arrived to find a storage tank leaking Carbon Dioxide causing a vapor cloud in the area, Crews evacuate local businesses in the industrial park and set up a staging area. As crews await further Hazmat Tech Members to arrive a delivery driver familiar with the operations of the tank lends his assistance with shutting down the valve and securing the leak. The all clear was given and workers were allowed back into the area, technicians were notified for repairs to the refrigeration system on the tank.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Around 2000 hrs Friday Night City of Easton Firefighters are dispatched to the 1000 Blk of Wilkes Barre St for a house fire. Crews arrived on location with fire coming from a twin home on the top floor, as crews advanced onto the fire it started advancing to the attic area of the home. Easton request help form Wilson and Bethlehem Firefighters to bring the fire under control, Crews were forced to evacuate the structures as the fire spread grew and Water Supply issues hampered the efforts. The fire was brought under control about 2 hrs after dispatch and crews remained on location through out the night.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Allentown Firefighters Respond to Scoobies Gentleman's Club around 0245 hrs for a reported Structure fire, on arrival Engine 13 has smoke showing and forces entry into the building. Fire is located on the first floor and lines are stretched from each side of the building, Truck companies open up and search the upper floors of the building. The fire is brought under control in about 20 minutes. Allentown Fire Marshal and Arson K9 respond out for the investigation, this business has been known as a trouble location for some time now including a Homicide investigation earlier this year...