1137 Reynolds Ave Taylor, PA 18504
The members of Taylor Fire & Rescue send our condolences to the family, friends of Asst. Chief Russ Gow and the Factoryville Fire Dept.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
The company held it's Semi Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on November 3rd. and had the biggest turnout we have ever seen. We would like to thank everyone for supporting us. Were looking forward to seeing everyone in the spring.
RESCUE OPERATES ON MOOSIC ELECTRICAL FIRE
October 30, 1544 hours, Rescue 95 was dispatched to Preferred Meal Systems in Moosic as part of the first alarm assignment for the activated pull station alarm. First arriving LA4 found the building being evacuated, with reports of an electrical fire in the freezer area. Rescue 95 arrived on scene, with the crew going to work with the rest of the companies controlling the power and extinguishing the fire. Upon the fire being extinguished, crews checked the area for extension, finding none. The rescue operated on scene for a little over an hour.
FIRST ANNUAL MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT HELD
The first annual Dennis Owens Jr. Memorial Softball Tournament was held September 14th and 15th. The weekend was a huge success and we would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated and donated to this great event. We can't wait to see everyone again next year.
LATE MORNING TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE
August 21, 1106 hours, Station 95 was dispatched with Rescue 2 and Old Forge EMS to the Pennsylvania Turnpike northbound at mile post 122.3 for the reported tractor trailer fire. Rescue Co. 95 was first arriving, with nothing showing, holding all other units in quarters. Upon investigation, the rescue crew found a small fire in the engine compartment , extinguishing the fire using a 1 3/4" handline and disconnecting the batteries on the vehicle. The Rescue returned to service upon arrival of the Pennsylvania State Police and the towing service.
FULLY INVOLVED BUILDING FIRE
August 10, Station 95 along with Old Forge EMS were dispatched to S. Keyser Ave. in Taylor for the report of a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a large building fully involved with multiple propane tank explosions and wires on the ground arcing. Crews operated for approx. eleven hours before picking up. No injuries were reported at the incident and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
MULTIPLE TRAILERS OFF IN INDUSTRIAL PARK
August 8, Station 95 was dispatched to the area of the Scranton Unemployment Center for smoke and flames visible from a trailer. Units arrived on scene to find multiple trailers burning in a wooded area and went to work stretching lines for extinguishement. Engine Companies 98 and 93-3 were requested to assist for water supply. The trailers were loaded with cardboard and other various items which provided for extensive overhaul needs. The Rescue, Brush, and Chief 95A operated on scene for nearly 4 hours.
ENGINE AND UTV RUN ROCKLEDGE BRUSH FIRE
July 16, Station 95 and Old Forge EMS were dispatched to Rockledge Terrace for the reported brush fire. The Engine Co. and UTV responded and found a couch and brush on fire, starting to spread into a small shed. The Engine Co. and UTV handled the incident, returning to service within 15 minutes.
EARLY MORNING CRASH
July 13, Rescue 95 and Chief 95A, along with Old Forge Ambulance and Lackawanna Ambulance ALS were dispatched to the Davis Street Bridge for the motor vehicle accident with injuries. While crews were assembling, Lackawanna 911 advised that police were on scene reporting entrapment. Units arrived to find the patient was extricated by Taylor Police through a window. The Rescue crew controlled the hazards on scene and were clear within 1 hour.
MULTIPLE ROOMS OFF IN THE HEIGHTS
May 15, 7:45 pm. Station 95 along with 93 EMS were dispatched to 1306-1308 Loomis Ave. in the Lincoln Heights Section of Taylor for a reported structure fire with multiple calls coming into the 911 center. The Engine Co. was the first to arrive finding a two story multi-family dwelling with heavy fire showing from the front of the home. Two hand lines were immediately stretched and advanced into the 2nd story of the residence to begin fire suppression. At this time Rescue 98 would be dispatched for the RIT Team. Crews from the 95 Rescue and Truck Co. performed a primary search of the residence, finding the family cat and safely removing it from the home. Crews quickly had the fire under control and began to start salvaging items from the residence. Crews operated on scene for nearly two hours and stood by for PSP to investigate the cause of the blaze. The American Red Cross was also on scene assisting emergency personnel.