On November 14, The Woodlawn Fire Department was awarded the Sophie Gerhard and Edwin Adamczak Community Grant from the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.
Chief Kutz, Deputy Chief Kish and Administrative Support Jen Carl were in attendance to accept the award. We will be using these funds to stock additional EMS equipment. Thank you to the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce for their support in helping us to continue our mission of better serving our community. ... See moreSee less
Forecasts are coming together for an early winter system to affect our area tomorrow, with the typical change-over giving us a chance to see multiple forms of precipitation. Use extra caution if you must travel, be prepared for possible utility disruptions and follow local media for possible closures or delays.Do you know the difference between snow squalls and blowing snow? 🌨️ Learn your winter weather terms before a storm hits. ⬇️ Get more winter preparedness information at bit.ly/ReadyPAWinter.
Just after 22:00hrs last evening, Chief 3201 and Tanker 3221 responded to the 1800blk of Church Road for a reported vehicle fire.
Chief 3201 arrived to find a vehicle well involved in the parking lot of Jordan United Church of Christ. Tanker 3221 deployed one 1-3/4" handline to extinguish the fire. Crews cleared one hour later. Hazmat 3291 also responded. ... See moreSee less
Chief Tice discussed some basic building construction concepts during Monday's drill, with special attention to elements crews may encounter at residence and businesses in South Whitehall. Building construction is an important consideration for fire suppression because it often predicts fire growth and behavior, ventilation techniques, rescue access and risk of catastrophic structural failure in a fire. Afterward, Chief Kutz discussed considerations when building construction observations can direct suppression efforts, including when it is excessively unsafe to be inside a building; while building fires are inherently dangerous, a building that is about to collapse often gives clues to when personnel should back away and take a defensive posture. ... See moreSee less
Just after 1300hrs Sunday, Cascade 3292 and Chief 3204 responded to the 900-block of Mauch Chunk Road in Palmerton for a dwelling fire. Members assisted by filling 40 air cylinders and operated at the scene until about 1445hrs. Great job to all crews!
It's a GIRL!!! Woodlawn congratulates our QRS Medical Director Dr. Matt Palilonis and his wife on the arrival yesterday of Shea Marie Palilonis, 9lbs 7oz, 19 inches. Very best wishes from all of us at the firehouse! ... See moreSee less
Members (dressed as not-so-scary volunteer firefighters) are participating in tonight's trick-or-treating in South Whitehall, handing out candy at Fernwood Park. Remember to drive SLOWLY through neighborhoods and watch for children crossing the street. Have a safe and spooky night! ... See moreSee less
At 18:34hrs, Chief 32 and Tanker 3221 responded to the 1800blk of Mauch Chunk Rd in Greenawalds for a MVA with rescue.
3221 arrived on the scene deploying one 1-3/4” hand line as a precaution. Crews from 32 and 11 performed a door removal to gain access to one patient trapped. Engine 312 assisted with stabilization and prepared for a roof removal if needed.