With 2018 winding down, Woodlawn is proud to announce our 2019 officer line-up: Chief 3201: James Kutz Assistant Chief 3202: Barry Search Assistant Chief 3203: Rich Tice Assistant Chief 3204: James Kish Captain 3205: Chris Mariner Captain 3206: Joey Cincilla Lieutenant 3207: Ray Decker Lieutenant 3208: Jacob Sommers Fire Police Captain 3209: Shoukat Mughal Fire Police Lieutenant 3210: James Gilleo Jr. Fire Specialists: Ed Gleason, Andrew Sommers Medical Specialist: Sasha Savkova ... See moreSee less
Woodlawn volunteers have been keeping busy responding to multiple calls throughout the day on Sunday.
Chief 3201 and Tanker 3221 responded at 06:15hrs to the Route 22 eastbound off-ramp to 15th Street for a accident with rollover. Crews had negative entrapment and stood-by for towing.
Just after 16:00hrs, Chief 3201 and Engine 3212 responded to Orefield and Ritter roads for a accident with rollover assisting Station 11 (Greenawalds). Crews cleared the scene just before 17:30. Cetronia Fire and Ambulance also responded on both rescues.
Also earlier in the day, Chief 3201 and Engine 3212 took in a fire alarm on Pond Road and a reported smoke outside in the area of 19th and Jane streets. ... See moreSee less
Engines 3212 and 1111 were dispatched to the 3600 block of West Congress Street for a report of gas odor in the area. First arriving crews had a strong odor in the neighborhood and secured the area. After further investigation, they found a leak coming from street. Crews stood-by for UGI until they mitigated the issue. Engine 311 was added to the assignment to assist. ... See moreSee less
Woodlawn responded to the 3400-block of Winchester Road for an automatic fire alarm this morning. On arrival, it was reported that there may be a fire in the kitchen and that there was smoke in the building. Crews evaluated the scene and found a cooking accident; the fire was out before fire personnel had arrived. Forced ventilation with electric fans was adequate to ventilate the property. Personnel from Greenawalds, Cetronia and Tri-Clover also responded and assisted at the scene. ... See moreSee less
The elves and aides are hard at work getting ready for Santa's arrival at Woodlawn. Don't forget to visit the station (1651 Whitehall Ave.) Saturday between 10:30am and noon to get a photo with the jolly elf, along with cookies and cocoa! Parking to the rear of the station, off Belmont Street (see map). ... See moreSee less
One of the many services Woodlawn volunteers train for is emergency medical response; the state recognizes us as a Quick Response Service (QRS) licensed agency, the first department in South Whitehall Township and one of only a few in Lehigh County to earn this qualification. This means our members with EMS certifications, assisted by our non-medical firefighters, are able to respond on medical and traumatic emergencies in support of our regional ambulance partners. This is why you may see firefighters working in coordination with EMS crews at a critical medical incident.
A representative from the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council today inspected several units from Woodlawn for various pieces of medical equipment. While our units are not for transporting sick or injured patients, we must be prepared to initiate basic life support (BLS) care. Woodlawn units receiving QRS relicensure include Squad 3251 (primary QRS unit), Tanker 3221 and Spill 3291. In addition, Engine 3212 and Chief 3201 received initial licensure. ... See moreSee less