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FEBRUARY 2018

February 19, 2018 - Accident - Main St. - Dupont - Rescue
  
February 16, 2018 - Accident - Main St. - Dupont - Rescue

Bread Truck Rolls Over on 81

02.16.18 - Shortly before 5:30am, units were dispatched to I81 South for a reported tractor trailer rollover. As units marked enroute, 911 advised that an off duty officer was on location, reporting the driver still in the vehicle. EMS 512 was first arriving, reporting that the driver was now self-extricated.

The Rescue arrived, findng a large debris field and an active leak of gasoline. Along with EMS 512 and the Rescue, Engine 112 and Chief 112 all responded. Crews operated for nearly 90 minutes before being released by PSP.

February 15, 2018 - Fire Alarm - W Oak St. - Old Forge - Engine
  
February 13, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Spring St. - Avoca - Engine & Chief
  
February 12, 2018 - Carbon Monoxide Incident - Main St. - Avoca - Engine, Rescue & Chief
  
February 11, 2018 - Gas Leak - Howard St. - Old Forge - Engine, Rescue & Chief

Mid afternoon fire in Old Forge

02.11.18 - The Engine, Rescue along with the Chief assisted Old Forge FD with a residential fire on Phillips St. in the Borough. While enroute, crews were advised that the homeownwer reported an explosion and smoke. 911 advised that PD were arriving with smoke showing from the exterior. First due companies found a working basement fire.
Engine 112 was tasked with getting attack #2 in service on the first floor, while the Rescue company opened up the attached garage and control the gas service to the home. Shortly after clearing the fire scene, 112 crews headed back into Old Forge to assist with a natural gas leak.

February 10, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Spring St. - Avoca - Engine
February 10, 2018 - Fire Alarm - South St. - West Pittston - Rescue
February 10, 2018 - Vehicle Fire - I81 North - Moosic - Engine
February 10, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Pacific Ave. - West Pittston - Rescue
  
February 9, 2018 - Accident - S Main St. - Duryea - Rescue
  
February 8, 2018 - CO Investigation - Plane St. - Avoca - Rescue & Chief
February 8, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Birney Ave. - Moosic - Engine
February 8, 2018 - Smoke in building - Stephenson St. - Duryea - Rescue
  
February 7, 2018 - Smoke in building - N Main St. - Pittston City - Rescue
February 7, 2018 - Accident - I81 South - Dupont - Rescue & Fire Police
  
February 6, 2018 - Structure Box - Laurel St. - Pittston Twp. - Rescue
  
February 4, 2018 - Accident - I81 South - Avoca - Rescue
February 4, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Kennedy Blvd. - Pittston City - Rescue
February 4, 2018 - Accident - I476 South - Dupont - Rescue
  
February 1, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Kennedy Blvd. - Pittsotn City - Rescue
  

JANUARY 2018

January 31, 2018 - Fire Alarm - N Main St. - Pittsotn City - Rescue
  
January 30, 2018 - Structure Box - Penn Ave. - Dupont - Rescue & Chief
  
January 28, 2018 - Accident - Chestnut St. - Dupont - Rescue & Chief
January 28, 2018 - Fire alarm - Spring St. - Avoca - Engine & Chief
January 28, 2018 - Vehicle Fire - Comcast Way - Duryea - Engine
  
January 26, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Shoppes Blvd. - Moosic - Engine
  
January 25, 2018 - Structure Box - Thoreau Dr. - Moosic - Engine, Rescue & Chief
January 25, 2018 - Accident - I81 South - Moosic - Rescue, Engine & Chief
  
January 24, 2018 - Accident - Foote Ave - Duryea - Rescue
January 24, 2018 - Vehicle Fire - I81 North - Avoca - Engine

Ice Jam Floods Homes/Business

01.23.18 - Shortly after 7am, the department responded to an investigation of an ice jam with flooding in the 600 block of York Ave. Upon arrival, it was obvious that Mill Creek was locked up with ice, and that water had come out of its banks. At the time, Litzy's Lounge was the only building impacted, with approximately 2ft of water in their basement. Avoca PD & Street Dept were on scene and already requested contractor to come and break up the ice. 112 units returned to service.

At 9am, the department was asked to respond back to the area, as flooding was rapidly worsening and homes in the area needed to have residents evacuated. With the assistance of Ambulance 512, one occupant was transported to a family members home in a nearby community. All utilities to the affected homes were shut down by the utility companies as the water was rapidly rising. Borough officials then brought Latona Trucking with their heavy equipment to take over hanlding the jam.

Just before 2pm, contractors broke up the jam and get water moving freely. Unfortunately, that movement didn't last long, as the ice jammed up again a short way downstream, causing the water to reverse its flow. The movement of water did cause some receding, allowing crews to begin entering homes and start the pumping process. Working alongside Avoca Stree dept, crews worked until 7:30pm removing water from the affected properties before heading back to the station to begin cleanup.

While we'd like to thank everyone individually, there are just too many to mention. We sincerely appreciate all the efforts from everyone to alleviate the problem, providing some relief to those affected.

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January 22, 2018 - Fire alarm - Pacific Ave. - West Pittston - Rescue
January 22, 2018 - Fire alarm - Pacific Ave. - West Pittston - Rescue
  
January 21, 2018 - Fire alarm - Brown St. - Duryea - Rescue
  
January 19, 2018 - traffic Control - Bear Creek Rd. - Dupont - Fire Police
January 19, 2018 - Accident - Bear Creek Rd. - Dupont - Rescue
January 19, 2018 - Structure Box - Bridge St. - Old Forge - Engine
January 19, 2018 - Fire alarm - Glenmaura Nat'l Blvd. - Moosic - Engine
  
January 18, 2018 - Structure Box - Bridge St. - Old Forge - Engine
  
January 17, 2018 - Furnace Malfunction - Lampman St. - Avoca - Engine & Chief
  
January 14, 2018 - Accident - Main & McAlpine Sts. - Avoca - Rescue & Fire Police
  
January 13, 2018 - Accident - I81 North - Dupont - Rescue
January 13, 2018 - Flooded Basement - McAlpine St. - Avoca - Rescue, Chief & Fire Police
January 13, 2018 - Fire alarm - Marcy Ave. - Duryea - Rescue
January 13, 2018 - Fire alarm - Brown St. - Duryea - Rescue & Chief
  
January 12, 2018 - Structure Box - Center St - Dupont - Rescue & Chief
January 12, 2018 - Accident - Foote & McAlpine Sts - Duryea - Rescue & Chief
January 12, 2018 - Traffic Control - Main & McAlpine Sts. - Avoca - Fire Police
January 12, 2018 - Fire alarm - Moosic Rd. - Old Forge - Engine & Chief
  
January 11, 2018 - Accident - I81 South - Avoca - Rescue
January 11, 2018 - Accident - I81 North - Pittston Twp. - Rescue
January 11, 2018 - Accident - I81 North - Dupont - Rescue & Chief
  
January 10, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Spring St. - West Pittston - Rescue
January 10, 2018 - Accident - I81 South - Dupont - Rescue
  
January 8, 2018 - Fuel Spill - Main St. - Duryea - Rescue
January 8, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Kennedy Blvd. - Pittston City - Rescue
  
January 7, 2018 - Residential Structure Fire - Powder Mill Rd. - Pittston Twp. - Rescue, Chief & Fire Police
  
January 6, 2018 - Fire Alarm - E Columbus Ave. - Pittston City - Rescue
  
January 5, 2018 - Accident - Main & Stephenson Sts. - Duryea - Rescue
  
January 4, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Kennedy Blvd. - Pittston City - Rescue
January 4, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Rocky Glen Rd. - Moosic - Engine
  
January 2, 2018 - Fire Alarm - Glenmaua Nat'l Blvd. - Moosic - Engine
  
January 1, 2018 - Chimney Fire - Amato Dr. - Moosic - Engine, Rescue & Chief
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