May 24 - At 06:45 hours the first alarm assignment was sent
to SR247 in Dundaff for a possible building fire. The two first responders injured,
transported, treated and releases. Thank you to all our mutual aid departments
that assisted. An excellent job by all. We appreciate your respect, thoughts
and prayers for the families involved.
|Goodbye to Past Chief
May 22 - Another pioneer of the Cliffor Thownship Volunteer Fire
Company was laid to rest. William R. Machell, 75, of Clifford,
died Wednesday at home after a brief illness.Born Sept. 25, 1941, in
Carbondale, son of the late Albert "Pat" and Rachel Bowen Machell, Bill
was a graduate of Mountain View High School and served in the Air Force
from 1959 to 1963.
He had been a talented self-employed carpenter his entire working
career. Bill was a lifelong member of the Clifford Baptist Church, a
longtime member of the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and a board
member of the Willow View Cemetery Association in Clifford.
He was a devoted family man who was always an active part of his
daughter's childhood and life, even though she lived in Virginia since
the age of 8. Bill was a role model to his two grandsons and always
looked forward to his monthly visits with them.
Bill, we will miss you but never forget you!
Two alarm fire in Dundaff
May 18 - Crews battled a two-alarm structure fire on SR247
in the township in the
Village of Dundaff.
Chief 18 arrived within minutes of dispatch with flames
already thru the roof of the structure. A defensive operation was established
off L18 with multiple handlines and the ladder pipe being placed into service.
E24 established a dumpsite for tankers and supplied L18. Multiple additional
companies worked to supply water thru three fill sites and 8 tankers, assist
with suppression and overhaul, along with EMS rehab for the fire fighters.
Thanks to all our mutual aide departments for an excellent job.
Two alarm fire in Forest City
May 12 – At 15:30 hours Ladder 18 was dispatched to assist Forest City
as part of the first alarm assignment at 725 Delaware Street for a possible
structure fire. 41 EMS was first arriving reporting heavy fire in two 2 1/2
story residential. A second alarm was requested. L18's crew went to work
opening up and attempting entry as the occupant was unaccounted for. Conditions
in the initial structure deteriorated rapidly and the attempts were suspended.
L18 would be repositioned in front of the address and would place the ladder
pipe in service to assist in suppression. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked
down, the crews would continue to assist in overhaul. Units operated for over 4
hours. Great job by all departments involved.
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