Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company - Station 63

2014 Call Stats

JAN 005 006
FEB 000 000
MAR 000 000
APR 000 000
MAY 000 000
JUN 000 000
JUL 000 000
AUG 000 000
SEP 000 000
OCT 000 000
NOV 000 000
DEC 000 000
                                                                                                                                                                                                  UPCOMING EVENTS

 Fleetville Fire Company Auxiliary will sponsor an Election Day Meatloaf Dinner  
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Serving 5PM - 7PM
Adults $8.00
Under 10 $5.00
Order tickets by emailing fleetvillefireco@frontier.com or call 570-945-5557 or 570-563-1576
fleetvillefireco@frontier.com .

911 Addressing
If you have not already received a letter from the Benton Township Supervisors you soon will.Last week theTownship Supervisors mailed residents and businesses a letter explaining the new 911 addresses.After a long period of planning and research, Benton Township addresses have finally been approved by the US Postal Service. The Fleetville Fire Company will be selling 911 address marker signs as a fundraiser.For only $20 we will provide you with your sign.These signs can be ordered by calling us at (570)945-3139, by emailing us at fleetvillefireco@frontier.com, or by clicking the links below and mailing or emailing the form.These signs are a uniform size, green in color, with white reflective numbers.They must be placed at the edge of your driveway near the road and be clearly visible from both directions.The Benton Township readdressing ordinance states this must be done within one (1) year subject to penalty.How do the new addresses work?   Your city, state, and zip code will remain the same unless you receive notification that they have changed. If you have a Post Office box, you should continue to use it as your mailing address but use your new 911 address for emergencies or truck deliveries.To open you will need Adobe Reader  http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/    http://freepdfhosting.com/b3dbb21233.pdf  http://freepdfhosting.com/e5db3478bb.pdfWe suggest posting your new physical address near each of your phones because this is what you will need in case of an emergency.It will also help the 911 center if you tell them you are in Benton Township.If you have questions please contact the Wyoming County Readdressing office at (570)996-2295

                                                                           Recent News

After a slow start to the new year brush fire season in now in full swing.
On Monday, March 17 at approximately 15:45 Station 63 was dispatched for a small brush fire a residence on Clarkson Road.  Brush and Tanker 63 were dispatched.  Shortly, after the initial dispatch the Wyoming County 911 center updated units that the brush fire had spread and there were now reports of a fully involved structure fire.  While enroute Chief 63 (T. Saxton) requested a full first alarm structure box.
Upon arrival Saxton assumed command reporting approximately 1 acre of brush involved and a fully involved garage fire.  Engine 63 made an attack on the garage with the help from crews from Factoryville and Dalton.  Engine 36 (Scott) set up a fill site for tankers.
Within an hour both fires had been extinguished.  The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall was called to investigate the cause.
Units Operating:  Engines 63, 9, 36, Tankers 63, 36, 9, 5, Brush 63, Ambulance 36-9 and 9-9.
Tuesday March 18
At approximately 17:30 Station 63 was dispatched for a brush fire on Grayce Lane.  Chief 63-A (R. Walton) arrived on scene reporting approximately 2-3 acres involved running slowly.  A quick attach was made, knocking down the fire quickly. 
Units Operating:  Engine 63, Brush 63, Tanker 63, Ambulance 5-9
Thursday March 20
At approximately 15:30 Station 63 and Ambulance 5-9 was dispatched to a brush fire in the area of Pensak Tire on Route 438.  Immediately after dispatch units from surrounding areas advised the communications center that there was a large black plume of spoke seen in the area.  Captain 63 (G. Barber) updated the response requesting a full response from Dalton, Scott, and Factoryville. 
Upon arrival of Chief 63 (T. Saxton) assumed command reporting a small brush fire involving approximately 2500 railroad ties.  Additional units of Foam 2 (Chinchilla) and Engine 17-2 (Nicholson) were added to the call.  After an aggressive attack the fire was contained to the railroad ties.  Brush 18 (Clifford) and Brush 28 (Justus) responded to help with hot spots in the wooded area. 
After a multiple water supplies were established an excavator was used to pull the pile apart and a heavy foam blanket was applied to the railroad ties.  Units operated on scene for approximately 6 hours.
Thank you for the efforts of all mutual aid companies.  Good job by all.
Units On Scene:  Engines 63, 9, 36, 5, 9, 17-2, Tankers 63, 9, 5, 36, Brush 63, 2, 18, 28, Ambulances 5-9, 36-9, Foam 2, Rehab 12.
Standby Units:  Meredith Tanker 60, Engine 12, Hop Bottom Fire Company, Engine 26-1


06/29/2013 - JJ Lomax Laid To Rest

Engine 63 took a trip to Factoryville to pay our final respects to a fallen brother. During this time, Engine 63 was requested to assist with Fire Police on College Ave and on Routes 6 & 11. After the funeral procession passed through town, Engine 63 was to stand by at Station 9 to provide coverage while they were out of service. This was a very sad day for all of northeast Pennsylvania and even communities in other states. Firefighters and police officers traveled from all over the countryto pay their respects. They came from New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and even Texas, along with most of the northeast including, Hamlin, Mayfield, Dickson City, Scranton, Dunmore, Susquehanna, Dalton, Clifford, and many others. JJ, may you rest in peace and NEVER be forgotten.

06/24/2013 - Station 63, Station 9, and Station 69 Gather For Training

Monday evening, crews from Fleetville, Factoryville, and Lake Carey fire companies joined to train on search and rescue at the Newton Ransom Training Grounds. Crews spent the evening searching the house mock-up for a victim and learned about air consumption with their SCBA. Members also took a tour of the live fire training trailer thanks to Chief 9A (R. Gow). This was a great opportunity for new members to experience conditions inside a structure fire and see what it is like with limited movement, and was great chance for experienced members to sharpen their skills. Crews from all 3 stations plan on gathering more over the summer months to train again.

L.O.D.D. - Firefighter/Police Officer Daniel "JJ" Lomax

It is with deep regret we inform you of the passing of Daniel "JJ" Lomax. JJ was well known all over NEPA due to his work with in all emergency services. He was a firefighter for Factoryville Fire Company and Meredith Hose Company. He was also the Deputy Chief of the Scott Township Hose Company and a police officer for Mayfield, Great Bend, and Forest City. He was also a firefighter in the state of Florida for some time.

JJ was off duty and came upon an MVA in the Hamlin area. When he stopped to help the driver, he came into contact with a downed power line and was tragically killed. He lost his life doing what he loved, helping people. May he Rest in Peace and never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his emergency services families and close family.

03/05/2013 - Station 63 Responds On Fatal 2nd Alarm Fire

Just before 6 AM, Station 63 was dispatched to assist Station 36 (Scott Township) on a working structure fire with possible entrapment on Rushbrook Road. First arriving units reported a 1 story residential structure, fully involved. Tanker 63 was placed in the tanker shuttle, while Engine 63 established a water supply from a nearby pond. With such hazardous fire conditions, firefighters were unable to make an interior attack of the fire and were placed on defensive operations. The fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes. One victim perished in the fire. The cause is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.

Units involved: E36, E28, E24, E58-1, E2, E63, R28, R59, R18, L36, T28, T24, T60, T2, T18, T63, T21, T75, T52, T9, Squad 59, Ambulances 36-9, 28-9, CH2, Scott Township PD.

We Need Your Help! Volunteers Wanted!

For those of you that don't know, we are a 100% volunteer fire department. We receive no compensation for what we do for the community. You also may not know, but we need you to help us. We are in need of volunteers. Now you don't have to be a firefighter. We have positions for emergency medical services, fundraisers, administrative duties, and auxiliary. We will provide you with all the needed equipment, in-house training, state level training, and even national level training that you will need depending on the position you choose. If you have any other questions please contact us through our webmaster e-mail,or you can call the station at (570) 945-3139. If you have no questions and would like an application they can be downloaded from the "About" section. Once you complete the application please bring it with you, along with $15 (First year dues and criminal background check) to our monthly meeting, which is the first Tuesday of every month.