Greenwood Fire Department (PA)
 

Call Stats are in for 2015

The Greenwood Fire Dept. and its' dedicated membership have had a record year running 362 calls for 2015. That's the highest number of the calls that the fire department has had in nearly 10 years! 362 calls done in a safe & professional manor; as always we're proud and grateful for our members.


The Membership of the Greenwood Fire Dept. would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!


   


 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Tuesday, December 29, 2015   Members from Old Forge Fire Dept. (Engine 93) posted multiple newspaper clipping from fires they've responded to. From 2010-2015 here are the fire's that took place in Moosic Borough.

     
Winfeild Ave. Fire

Winfeild Ave. Fire

Winfeild Ave. Fire

Winfeild Ave. Fire



 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Monday, December 28, 2015  The membership of the Greenwood Fire Dept. would like to wish you all a safe, happy & healthy Holiday Season & New Year!





Below is the link for a video of the fire department's very busy 2015!





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAg22F_MFCI


   


 

Early Morning Fire in Greenwood

Just before 5am on Tuesday, October 29th Station 98, Engine 93, Engine 933, Chief 93 & Chief 93A were dispatched to Honor Park Mobile Home Park in the Greenwood Section of Moosic for a reported mobile home on fire. After initial tones dropped Lackawanna 911 received further information prompting the dispatch of SRN companies. Engine Co. 98 arrived first on scene pulling a 150' 2'' hand line and entered through the C side of the home and advanced to the back bedroom where they were greeted by heavy smoke & heat, fire was knocked down quickly. Engine Co. 93-3 stood by at the water supply, while Engine Co. 93 pulled a second attack line and Ladder Co. 226 performed the first due truck duties. Engine Co. 112 relieved Engine Co. 98 on Attack 1 and Rescue Co. 95 relieved Engine Co. 93 on Attack 2.


Companies operated for aprox. 1 1/2 hours.





Companies on the Box:


Engine 98, Chief 98: Greenwood


Engine 93, Engine 933, Chief 93, Chief 93A: Old Forge


Ladder 226: Duryea


Rescue 95: Taylor


Engine 112, Chief 112: Avoca


Rescue 23: Dickson City [RIT TEAM]

Pennsylvania Ambulance


     



 

4th Annual Chicken BBQ to be held Saturday October 10th!

Thursday, September 10, 2015  The Greenwood Fire Department will be hosting our 4th Annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday October 10th from 11AM until 4PM at the Fire Station on Birney Ave in Moosic. This is a real deal Chicken BBQ with a half of chicken expertly cooked over our mobile outdoor BBQ pit with all homemade fixin's on the side. Our Chicken BBQ is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and as always, we appreciate your support! Tickets can be obtained from any member or by calling the Fire Station @ 570-961-9454 or by stopping in at anytime. You can also message us on Facebook for tickets.




Anyone interested in donating a basket for our basket raffle can contact the fire station at 570-961-9454 or talk to any fire department member!




****THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 4TH ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ A HUGE SUCCESS! WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT OUR COMMUNITY, OUR DONORS & OUR WONDERFUL MEMBERSHIP*****




   


 

In ANY Emergency Situation Dial 911

 

   


 

Happy Independence Day!

4th of July

4th of July

Sunday, July 5, 2015   The officers & members of the Greenwood Fire Department would like wish you and your families a safe & enjoyable holiday weekend!

   


 

Possible Structure Fire Cut Short in Lower Moosic

  As Station 98 was pulling out of the garage for training night the tones dropped for Greenwood  & first alarm companies to respond to Lower Moosic for a possible structure fire. 

Chief 98 arrived on scene reporting a possible stove fire in the rear of the evacuated single family dwelling, Engine 98 held the first due engine duty & advanced a 200' 2'' cross-lay and entered through the front door. Luckily, the fast acting neighbor extinguished the fire with a home fire extinguisher. 

Engine 98 removed the electric stove from the home while Rescue 98 checked for extension & Ladder 226 vented the residence and checked division 2 for extension. 

All crews were back in service within 45 minutes. 




Companies on the box:

Engine 98, Rescue 98, Chief 98_Greenwood


Engine 93, Engine 933, Chief 93, Chief 93A_Old Forge

Ladder 226_Duryea

Pennsylvania Ambulance




*Photos courtesy of Pennsylvania Ambulance Paramedic Chris "Turbo" Turbessi*

     



 

QRS INSPECTION

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  Greenwood Fire has completed the Department of Health Inspection to once again license our Rescue vehicle as a DOH Quick Response Vehicle. Through the diligent work of member Corey Sienkiewicz the Rescue is ready to move forward for another three year period. The department began holding QRV status in 2007. Thank you also to Pennsylvania Ambulance for your assistance with this endeavor.

   


 

ATV & OFF-ROAD SAFETY

Saturday, April 11, 2015  With Spring here and summer fast approaching the fire department is preparing for it's off road emergency and rescue volume to increase due to the high volume of wooded area through Moosic Borough. Here are a few safety tips to remember and keep in mind in case you are in need 

  • Be trained on the machine you're operating
  • Wear a helmet
  • NO Children on adult ATV's
  • Travel in groups 
  • Have a cell phone with you in case of emergency
  • Do not operate under the influence of drugs & alcohol
  • If you are ever in an emergency and call 911 for assistance DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LOCATION, STAY IN THE SAME SPOT THAT YOU CALL 911 FROM!



The Greenwood Fire Department operates 2 UTV's that give us the capability to travel into the woods where normal,larger size apparatus can not fit. ATV 98-1 is equipped with medical/fire suppression capabilities and seats 2 firefighter's and medical personel. ATV 98-1 carries 75 gallons of water along with a booster real in order to reach brush/wild land fire's that can't be reached by Brush 98 or Engine 98. Aside from being able to extinguish fire's ATV 98-1 also has a back board and stokes basket that can be secured to the ATV to transport a patient to the ambulance unit for transport.

ATV 98-1 seats 5 firefighter's and EMS Personnel and also has a tailgate that transport's equipment to be used in areas that larger apparatus can't reach. 

Since the fire department purchased these units they have been proven as an asset and have been used in off road emergencies through out Moosic Borough and Lackawanna County.



   


 
 
 

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