It's a little tight around the engine house tonight, as Woodlawn has personnel staffing the station during tonight's snow. Fire Police 3252 and Jittney 3293 are in the bay to keep them out of the ice, and ready to respond promptly as needed. At this moment, Cascade 3292 is responding with five members to Lower Macungie for a reported building fire. Despite the reduced forecast, Woodlawn encourages you to stay safe tonight: don't drive unless absolutely necessary, use caution with your heating sources, and be prepared if ice causes power disruptions later on. ... See moreSee less
Friday evening, several Woodlawn members traveled to Fredericksburg, Va., to support a brother firefighter from Greenawalds as he accomplished a lifetime goal. Captain Cincilla, Lieutenant Sommers and Specialist Gleason, along with Firefighter Steed making the much shorter drive from his temporary home at USMC Base Quantico, attended the graduation of Jared Tellechea from the Spotsylvania County (Va.) Fire Academy Recruit Class 20. As one of 17 recruits to complete the rigorous 26-week academy, Firefighter Tellechea received his assignment to the county's Station 2, near the southern end of the county. Congratulations from everyone at Woodlawn! ... See moreSee less
Chief 3201 and Tanker 3221 responded this morning for a reported vehicle fire at Parkland and Ridgeview drives.
Chief 3201 arrived on location with a privacy cover attached to a fence on fire. Tanker 3221 arrived, deploying one 1-3/4 hand line to extinguish a small fire. Crews cleared shortly after. ... See moreSee less
For those without a fire radio handy, you can listen to our radio traffic streaming online (also works throughout the year). Visit www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/26692/webEvery year on Christmas Eve, the Lehigh County Communications Center broadcasts an ATL (attempt to locate) on Santa. This year’s broadcast will be done at both 8pm and 11:30pm as long as they do not interfere with any emergency incidents. Be sure to listen in with the kids! ... See moreSee less
Earlier this afternoon, crews from Woodlawn were dispatched with Cetronia Volunteer Fire Department and Greenawalds Fire/Rescue 11 for a reported smoke odor in a business on the 1900-block of Walbert Avenue. Firefighters found a slight electrical odor in the bathroom, however further investigation could find no heat source or malfunctioning electrical equipment in the structure. A disabled electrical transformer was found on a nearby utility pole, possibly related to a power interruption about an hour earlier affecting many nearby neighborhoods. PPL was notified to respond to the scene, and with no apparent hazards crews went available. Cetronia EMS also responded, and South Whitehall Fire Police provided traffic control on Walbert Avenue for equipment and personnel. ... See moreSee less
After further investigation, crews deemed this a mechanical issue with the HVAC unit. Whitehall Fire Department - Engine 3911 and Catasauqua Fire Department District 2 Rescue 241 provided RIT services. Unit were on scene for one hour before going available. ... See moreSee less
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