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CLOSE BEFORE YOU DOZE: Sleeping with You Bedroom Door Closed Could Save Your Life

CLOSE BEFORE YOU DOZE: Sleeping with You Bedroom Door Closed Could Save Your Life

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: These pictures taken by our firefighters while they operated at a structure fire today in The Hideout, Lake Township, Wayne County, shows proof that sleeping with your bedroom door closed, could save your life. Notice the difference in the charing of the hallway versus the unburned walls in the bedroom. First arriving crews arrived to find heavy fire engulfing the entire home. The home was a total ...
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Gnome Firefighter Brings Smiles to Firehouse

Gnome Firefighter Brings Smiles to Firehouse

We would like to welcome and introduce you to the newest member of our family, Jeff. Jeff is a gnome firefighter that was designed, painted and donated to us by township resident and artist Bonnie Black Edwards. You may remember Bonnie from her recent segment on WNEP about the traveling Yeti. Yeti’s brother Jeff, has already began to bring smiles to the members of our organization! We can’t wait to ...
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Moosic Lake Road Brush Fire Draws Response

Moosic Lake Road Brush Fire Draws Response

Tuesday evening firefighters where called out for a reported brush fire on Moosic Lake Road. Engine 29 marked on scene to find an active fire on both sides of the roadway, fueled by dry conditions. Crews quickly went to work to contain and extinguish the fires. Brush 29 assisted with extinguishing several remaining hot spots while Tanker 29 stood by on scene with additional water. 10 volunteers responded on this ...
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Outdoor Burning & Dry Conditions Spark Brush Weekday Fire

Outdoor Burning & Dry Conditions Spark Brush Weekday Fire

Early notification of an out of control burn allowed firefighters to make an aggressive attack and quickly contain a brush fire on Monday. Crews where called around 2:30pm for a reported tree on fire in the backyard off Wimmers Road. Upon the arrival of firefighters, they found a brush fire quickly spreading through the woods, being fed by high wind, low humidity and dry conditions. A reminder to all that ...
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Fire Department Assists State & Federal Law Enforcement

Fire Department Assists State & Federal Law Enforcement

Emergency Service personnel provided support to multiple State and Federal law enforcement agencies today for an incident in Evergreen Trailer Park off Wimmers Road. Brush 29 and Car 29 assisted with roadway closures and a safety zone near the scene. Crews operated for several hours before the individual could be taken into custody without incident ...
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Late Night Interstate Rollover Crash

Late Night Interstate Rollover Crash

Emergency personnel where called just after 2am on Saturday, September 19 to Interstate 84 for a reported vehicle rollover. One patient was transported to the local trauma center by EMS while Rescue 29 personnel searched the scene for the potential of additional victims. Crews remained on scene for several hours during the investigation ...
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Afternoon Interstate Tractor Trailer Rollover

Afternoon Interstate Tractor Trailer Rollover

Last Wednesday, September 16, emergency personnel 🚒 where called to the Interstate, in the construction zone 🚧, for a reported tractor trailer rollover. Rescue 29 arrived to find a tractor trailer 🚛 that had crossed through the center median and rolled down an embankment and the driver was self extricated. Firefighters assessed for hazards while EMS personnel attended to the driver. Luckily no construction personnel or equipment where struck and ...
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Food Festival - 2020: Thank You!!!

Food Festival – 2020: Thank You!!!

🚨 To all of our vendors, suppliers, volunteers and supporters… We just wanted to say THANK YOU ❤️ for making our two day Food Festival a huge success!! We hope everyone enjoyed their food, just as much as we loved seeing all of you! We exist for our community, because of our community. 💕 Thank you!!! ...
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Tuesday's Topic: Firefighters Practice Vehicle Stabilization Skills

Tuesday’s Topic: Firefighters Practice Vehicle Stabilization Skills

Tonight firefighters spent the evening refreshing and sharpening their vehicle stabilization skills utilizing some special equipment we carry on Rescue 29. A vehicle resting on its side is a very dangerous and frightening situation for the occupants trapped inside. The stabilization method shown in the photo is what we call a push-pull setup and allows for a clear, non-obstructed extrication pathway on the opposite side of the vehicle. The dedicated ...
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Prescribed Burn Planned for Archbald Mountain

Prescribed Burn Planned for Archbald Mountain

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be conducted a prescribed burn on approximately 64 acres of land on Gamelands 300, which is located on the Archbald Mountain, Jefferson Township, on Thursday, August 20. Prescribed fires help reduce the catastrophic damage of wildfire on our lands and surrounding communities by: Safely reducing excessive amounts of brush, shrubs and trees Encouraging the new growth of native vegetation Maintaining the many plant and animal ...
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Lions Donate PPE to Emergency Responders

Lions Donate PPE to Emergency Responders

We would like to recognize and thank the Jefferson Twp. Lions Club - Banquet Hall and Lions Clubs International for their generous donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination supplies to our organization. These supplies will be made available to our first responders to keep themselves safe on an emergency incident. Your generosity and thoughtfulness to the emergency service organizations within Jefferson Township is truly appreciated ...
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Birthday Parades End As County Advances Towards Reopening

Birthday Parades End As County Advances Towards Reopening

🚒 With Lackawanna County now being in the “YELLOW” phase, our department will follow many of our neighboring departments and we will no longer be scheduling parades for birthdays 🎂 or other special occasions🎉. Events that are ALREADY SCHEDULED will be honored up to June 15th. To everyone who reached out to us to have us be part of your special day and celebration over the last three months, we ...
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Rescue 29 Assists with Helicopter Landing Zone

Rescue 29 Assists with Helicopter Landing Zone

Rescue 29 and Car 29 assisted EMS on May 23 with a helicopter landing zone for a burn victim within the Township. A landing zone was established in an open area off Mt Cobb Road for LVHN MedEvac. Aeromedical Services is not something we utilize very frequently in our area due to the proximity to the Scranton Hospitals but speedy transport to a Burn Center and the specialty skills of ...
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Afternoon Wayne County Structure Fire Levels Garage

Afternoon Wayne County Structure Fire Levels Garage

On May 20 Engine, Tanker and Rescue 29 responded into Wayne County to assist Lake Ariel Fire Company on a reported working structure fire in a commercial garage. Crews arrived and assisted with hoseline advancement, extinguishment and overhaul. The structure was a total loss however firefighters where able to prevent the fire from spreading to an additional nearby structure. A job well done by the Lake Ariel Firefighters on knowing ...
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Community Donates Masks to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

Community Donates Masks to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

We would like to give a special thank you to the members of our community who placed masks in the Lackawanna County Medical Society Mask Collection bin outside of our station. Your donations will be used by our volunteers, at local hospitals and throughout the county to help keep everyone protected. Your thoughts of kindness and generosity is truly appreciated. Anyone who is still interested in donated masks, can place ...
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Jefferson Township Easter Bunny Tour Scheduled

Jefferson Township Easter Bunny Tour Scheduled

With the cancelation of our Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny plans to tour different developments around Jefferson Township, this Saturday starting at noon, April 11 between the hours of noon to 4pm. Please watch and listen for him. We will follow a route similar to our Santa Route and will be posting our location on Facebook. We will be practicing social distancing and the Bunny will not be getting ...
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Winter Weather Turns, Causing Tricky Driving Conditions

Winter Weather Turns, Causing Tricky Driving Conditions

Wintery weather this past Monday caught many by surprise all across the county. Shown here are two separate accidents our personnel responded to, related to the weather. The first accident occurred on Interstate 84 when a vehicle went off the roadway and rolled over. Luckily the driver was able to escape the crash. The second accident occurred on Cortez Road when two vehicles struck head-on. Both drivers where transported to ...
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Local Scouts Receive Fire Prevention & Safety Presentation from Emergency Service Organizations

Local Scouts Receive Fire Prevention & Safety Presentation from Emergency Service Organizations

Firefighters recently spent an evening along with the Jefferson Township Police Department performing a Fire Prevention and Safety presentation for Scout Pack 133. Emergency personnel reviewed many different topics including fire prevention strategies, fire extinguisher usage, campfire safety, wilderness search and rescue, outdoor emergency care and also internet safety. The scouts where also educated on what skills and training it takes for each emergency organization to successfully perform their job ...
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Driver Walks Away from Violent Interstate Crash

Driver Walks Away from Violent Interstate Crash

Firefighters recently spent an evening along with the Jefferson Township Police Department performing a Fire Prevention and Safety presentation for Scout Pack 133. Emergency personnel reviewed many different topics including fire prevention strategies, fire extinguisher usage, campfire safety, wilderness search and rescue, outdoor emergency care and also internet safety. The scouts where also educated on what skills and training it takes for each emergency organization to successfully perform their job ...
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Thin Ice Warning Continues

Thin Ice Warning Continues

The inconsistency of the winter weather pattern this year has impacted the quality of ice in our area. Many bodies of water including ponds, lakes and streams that are typically frozen solid by this time of year are only thinly frozen or not frozen at all. Ice seldom freezes uniformly. Think in terms of the thermometer rather than the calendar when deciding if to go out on the ice. Just ...
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Jefferson Township Firefighter Begins Career in City of Brotherly Love

Jefferson Township Firefighter Begins Career in City of Brotherly Love

We would like to congratulate Firefighter Johncarlo Ligi on his graduation from the 38th Class of the Philadelphia Fire Department Fire Service Paramedic Program and his recent career advancement to the Philadelphia Fire Department. At John’s graduation ceremony today, he was awarded the spirit award for his positive attitude, performance and being a mentor for his class. John’s training, began as a junior firefighter with our department when he joined ...
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Second Alarm Wayne County Fire Destroy’s Business & Apartments

Second Alarm Wayne County Fire Destroy’s Business & Apartments

It was just before 4am on 10/25/19, Wayne County units along with Engine & Tanker 29 where dispatched to 1410 Lake Ariel Highway for a reported structure fire, additional reports came in of possible entrapment in the upstairs apartments. Engine & Tanker 29 responded to the scene. Crews from Engine 29 arrived on scene to find a working fire on the second and third floors of the structure with Lake ...
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Late Afternoon Weekend Garage Fire

Late Afternoon Weekend Garage Fire

On Sunday September 08, Station 29 along with other units on box 2902 where dispatched just before 6pm for a reported lawnmower fire, inside of a garage on Lake Spangenburg Road in Jefferson Township. First arriving units encountered a well-involved garage fire and went to quick work with handline advancement and fire extinguishment. The fire was quickly knocked down and the remainder of the incoming out of town units where ...
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2019 Raffle Winners Announced

2019 Raffle Winners Announced

We would like to begin by personally thanking everyone from our community and surrounding areas who purchased tickets for our raffle and supported us. A huge thank you to our members for selling nearly 600 tickets and everyone else that was involved to make the event a huge success. A special thank you to Smokin Joe's Meats & Deli and the Y-Knot Pub & Eatery for also helping sell tickets ...
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Training Around Town: Low Angle Rope Rescue Training Helps Firefighters Prepare

Training Around Town: Low Angle Rope Rescue Training Helps Firefighters Prepare

In this weeks episode of "Training Around Town", the topic was low angle rope rescue. "Rescue 29 respond, vehicle over an embankment, people still in the vehicle, Interstate 84 eastbound"... That was the scenario this past Tuesday as firefighters gathered for our weekly in-house training session. The goal of this weeks training was to familiarize some newer members with our rope rescue equipment and allow them along with our other ...
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Handpainted Mural Unveiling Represents Jefferson Township Community Organizations & Landmarks

Handpainted Mural Unveiling Represents Jefferson Township Community Organizations & Landmarks

This past Saturday, August 24, we had the pleasure of being part of the public unveiling and dedication ceremony of a hand painted work of art, representing the community organizations and local landmarks throughout Jefferson Township. This piece of art was hand painted by Gabby Edwards, a Jefferson Township resident and Junior at North Pocono High School. Gabby has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and it was time ...
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Rescue Personnel Preplan for Offroad Rescue at Local Community Park

Rescue Personnel Preplan for Offroad Rescue at Local Community Park

With the opening of a 0.75 mile walking trail at the site of the future Recreational Complex in Jefferson Township, firefighters took the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the park layout, learning crucial access and egress points that may need to be utilized during a rescue or medical emergency. Personnel also took the opportunity to test the ability of our off-road utility vehicle to navigate the trails with a loaded ...
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2019 Tricky Tray Winners Posted - Carnival on the Mountain

2019 Tricky Tray Winners Posted – Carnival on the Mountain

We have received several requests from our annual Carnival on the Mountain regarding the winners of our Tricky Tray Raffle. First off, we would like to personally thank all the contributors and donors that made this part of our carnival a huge success. We would also like to thank all those who purchased raffle tickets. Our annual carnival is our largest fundraiser to help us raise money to pay our ...
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North Pocono Firefighters Complete Tensioned Highline Rope Rescue Training

North Pocono Firefighters Complete Tensioned Highline Rope Rescue Training

Firefighters from across the North Pocono Area including Elmhurst-Roaring Brook, Gouldsboro, Jefferson and Moscow were at it once again this past Saturday & Sunday in the rain and cold advancing their rope rescue training while learning about and practicing with the usage of tensioned highline systems as part of the Rope / High Angle Rescue 4 Program. These types of rescues demand advanced rigging skills and are the most difficult ...
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Overnight Wayne County Structure Fire

Overnight Wayne County Structure Fire

Engine 29 & Tanker 29 where dispatched just before midnight on Thursday to respond into Wayne County on the 1st alarm assignment, to assist Lake Ariel Fire Company for a reported chimney fire on Miller Road. The first arriving Engine company from Lake Ariel arrived on scene to find a working residential structure fire. A quick aggressive attack by crews confined the fire to the exterior chimney chase and attic ...
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Township Spring Clean-Up
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Township Spring Clean-Up
2021 Annual Township Clean-Up Scheduled The Jefferson Township Annual Clean-Up has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 8:00am – noon. Permits are required and must be purchased in advance. Permits are available at the municipal building during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm) Proof of residency is required. Permit fees are as follows: Car/SUV/Light truck –[...]
1:00 pm Chicken BBQ
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Chicken BBQ @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
Chicken BBQ Dinner Saturday, April 24, 2021 1pm to 6pm All pre-sold dinners will be held until 5pm Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Company 405 Cortez Road, Mt Cobb PA Chicken Dinner Includes: Half chicken, baked beans, baked or sweet potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert – $12 per dinner   Tickets can be purchased in advance at[...]
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all-day Carnival on the Mountain – 2021
Carnival on the Mountain – 2021
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CARNIVAL ON THE MOUNTAIN – 2021 Tues, June 8 to Sat, June 12 – Carnival ’21 Midway by SwikaS Amusements Tuesday: Ride Special 6pm to 10pm – $15 Wednesday: Ride Special 6pm to 10pm – $15 Thursday: Ride Special 6pm to 10pm – $15 Firemen’s Parade at 7pm Trophies Awarded at 9:15pm Friday: Ride Special 6pm[...]

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