Clarks Summit Fire Co.
Monthly Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:13

The Clarks Summit Fire Company holds a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM.  The cost is $9.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  The buffet features sausage, bacon, eggs, creamed chipped beef and biscuits, pancakes, homefries, pastries, fruit, bagels, coffee, juice, and other delicious items.  We hope you'll join us!

Welcome! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:13

Welcome to the official website of the Clarks Summit Fire Company Number 1, Inc. - an all-volunteer community service organization founded in 1912.

We provide fire, EMS (first aid) and community services to the boroughs of Clarks Summit and Clarks Green, the township of Glenburn, and parts of South Abington Township and Abington Township.

Our station, which was newly built in 2003, is located at 321 Bedford Street in Clarks Summit.  Our non-emergency "house" telephone number is 570.586.9656.  If you see our doors open, stop in!

We are always seeking new members.  If you are interested in joining the Clarks Summit Fire Co., please give us a call.

Ward LaFrance Ladder Sold PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2008 10:35

The Ward LaFrance 55' Ladder has been sold and left today for its new home in Ecuador.

Monday Night Pump Training Successful PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 September 2008 12:20

Monday night brought out the best turnout in two years for pump training at Palman’s Farm. Engine 4, Ladder 4 and Squad 4 spent the night drafting, pumping and flowing water. Crews spent four hours practicing with master stream, attack lines, 2 ½” lines, set back lines and supply lines. Crews received much needed practice with rural water supply. Thank you to all the members who came out and to Palman’s Farm for allowing us to use their property. We look forward to having another great training night in two weeks.

Rollover in Glenburn Twp. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 August 2008 23:45

At Approximately 2345hrs Engine 5, Ambulance 5-9, Rescue 4, Ambulance 4-9 and CLS-7 were dispatched to the 100 block of Ackerly Rd. for the one car MVA, rollover, with one patient possibly entrapped under the vehicle.  CLS-7 arrived on-scene to find one vehicle on it’s side, with a patient trapped under the vehicle.  CLS-7 requested all units expedite into the scene.  When Rescue crews arrived CLS-7 had rapidly extricated the patient from under the vehicle.  The patient was transported to the trauma center in 4-9.  Crews remained on-scene for an hour to search the area for additional patients and to control hazards.  The road remained closed for about an hour and all units cleared with all searches negative.

Two Alarm Structure Fire in Old Forge PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 August 2008 05:36

At Approximately 0536hrs Station 93 was dispatched for the smoke investigation in the area of Maple Ave.  While investigating, Chief 93 arrived on-scene and reported the working structure fire and upgraded the alarm to a structure box.  Crews encountered heavy fire and were forced to operate defensively. The fire was soon upgraded to a second alarm.  Ladder 4 arrived on-scene and was assigned to the “B-C” corner, division 1.  After completing overhaul, the crew was reassigned to side “A” for additional overhaul.  Once complete, Ladder 4 was released by command and returned to service.  Crews remained on-scene for several hours.

Ladder 4 Relocates on 2nd Alarm in Moosic PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 August 2008 11:44

An Early evening fire kept the Lower Valley busy.  Units were dispatched to the Glenmaura area for a structure fire with possible entrapment.  Units arrived to find fire in the attic space above the garage, which had begun to spread to the main house.  Crews quickly went to work to stop the spreading fire, but soon it was upgraded to a second alarm.  Ladder 4, along with Rescue 27, relocated to Station 98 to cover the Lower Valley while units operated.  Ladder 4 was on the stand-by for two hours before returning to the Abingtons.

MVA with Entrapment on the Interstate PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2008 10:00

At approximately 1000hrs Rescue 2, Ambulance 2-9 and CLS-8 dispatched to mile 193N on I-81 for the two car MVA with injuries.  While responding Chief 2A was advised that SAPD on-scene reporting two patients, one confirmed entrapped.  The Chief requested Rescue 4, 4-9 and CLS-2 to the scene.  Crews arrived to find two vehicles on the shoulder, one with server rear end damage and the other overturned with a patient pinned underneath.  Crews freed the patient from under the vehicle and assisted with removing the other patient from the car.  Both patients were transported to the hospital.  Extrication was complete within ten minutes and the interstate remained closed for some time.

Car into building in Clarks Summit PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 20:00

At approximately 2000 hours Rescue 4 and Ambulance 4-9 dispatched to S. State St. for the motor vehicle accident.  Responding units were advised that one vehicle struck a building causing moderate structural damage.  Chief 4 arrived on-scene to find one vehicle, with heavy front end damage, stuck on a boulder, which prevented the vehicle returning to S. State St, and moderate structural damage to the “A-D” corner.  The ambulance arrived and assumed patient care and then transported the hospital.  Rescue arrived, stabilized the vehicle and the corner of the structure.  Only one person was injured in the crash.  Units operated for one hour before returning to service.

Rollover in Newton Twp. PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008 19:11

At approximately 1900hrs Station 8 was dispatched to Route 307 and Gravel Pond Rd. for the one car MVA, rollover with possible entrapment and vehicle fire. Chief 8 responded to the scene and requested Rescue 4 to the scene. While the Chief was responding he was advised that additional callers reported the vehicle on fire and possibly one pediatric patient entrapped. Chief 8 arrived on-scene and reported no fire, but heavy entrapment, unknown on how many patients. Chief 8 then requested Rescue 2 to the scene. Rescue 8 and Rescue 4 arrived on-scene and made access to the passenger compartment to find no patient’s inside the vehicle. The crews then performed a search of the surrounding area, which was unfounded. The driver of the vehicle was later found at a near by house. He was self extricated and walked to the house to call for help. The vehicle was removed and all companies returned to service.

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