On February 20, 2017 at 15:13 South Williamsport Fire Department was dispatched to 315 Tallman Ave for a reported Structure Fire. Chief 5 (Lowmiller) and Engine 5 arrived on scene at 15:18 with fire showing from 2 windows on the A/B corner of the structure. Engine 5 crew deployed an 1 3/4" handline into the structure and began battling the fire. Ladder 5 arrived on scene and began laddering the building. Tanker 8 (Duboistown) arrived on scene and supplied Engine 5 and split their manpower with part of their crew assisting with interior efforts and the other part throwing ladders and roof ventilation. Crews brought the fire under control within 15 minutes. Engine 18 (Loyalsock) crew assisted with overhaul. Engine 7 (Nisbet) also provided manpower assistance and Squad 2 (Woodward Township), who was initially assigned as the RIT crew, stoodby for additional responses in the borough. Pictures are courtesy of the Williamsport Sun Gazette and several bystanders.
The South Williamsport Fire Department is always trying to recruit new members for the company.
Interested in making a difference in your community? Why not join a volunteer fire company? Membership can be broken down into two different categories:
Associate Members play a key part in the success of our organization. Associate members do not actively respond on emergency incidents and are not required to receive any training in emergency services. Associate members assist with the administrative and fundraising efforts of the organization. Associate members serve on various committees and assist with fundraising events that help raise much needed funds towards equipment purchases, station improvements and ultimately to improve the mission of the organization to protect life and property for all citizens served by the South Williamsport Fire Department.
Active members are those members who actively respond on emergency incidents. A common misconception is that if you belong to a fire department you have to go inside of burning buildings. Actual firefighting is only a small part of the varying services offered by your local fire department. The South Williamsport Fire Department is currently seeking individuals who are interested in the following activities:
-Emergency Medical Services
-Fire Safety, Inspection, Investigation
If you want to be part of an organization that values it's membership and contribute to your community please contact us today at email@example.com or (570) 326-4167! Also, check the files page to download an application today!