A Montgomery Township Firefighter was shocked while operating at a house fire yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. On arrival, the fire was exterior, extending up into the attic area. While operating, one of their Firefighters suffered an electrical contact-and at that point, command evacuated the building and used dry chemical to keep the fire contained. The injured firefighter was pulling down and opening up the soffit between the roof and walls of the house when he was injured….he was treated and transported and was stable as of 1800 last night.
And In Jenkins Township, a dwelling with no working furnace and electric radiators for heat was destroyed after flames gutted the two-story structure in the Inkerman section around 1645 hours yesterday afternoon.
Upon arrival of Firefighters, the 1st floor was well involved…but because the power had still not been secured, much of the operations had to be exterior as the dwelling was "charged" according to the Chief. During operations, a Pittston Firefighter was shocked, but not burned, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment…his injuries were minor, but as a precautionary measure he was kept at the hospital overnight and is now out.
PA TANKER ROLLOVER UPDATE:
As posted here and on our home page (with pictures) you will remember the responding fire tanker roll over last week. The Hooversville Fire Company (Somerset County) was responding to a reported brush fire and was beginning to climb a hill with their tanker when the crash occurred. While the incident was bad, it was FAR LESS BAD because both occupants were wearing their SEAT BELTS according to PA Fire Commish Ed Mann who spoke with the Fire Company President. Although both HFC Firefighters were banged up, they were treated and released from the hospital.
===USE OF SEAT BELTS on fire apparatus: not as "strange" as it used to be…and has been paying off more and more.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL. DON’T BUDGE-until members are belted.
The Secret List 10-29-08 / 0905 hours
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