Latest Incident: 04/20/20 - Possible Vehicle Fire - Interstate 84

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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Engine & Rescue Operate on South Canaan Twp Structure Fire

Engine & Rescue Operate on South Canaan Twp Structure Fire

Crews where dispatched during the late afternoon on Sunday on an assist to Wayne County, 1st alarm assignment, for a reported working structure fire, Racht Road, South Canaan Township. First arriving companies encountered a working fire and made an aggressive interior attack, advancing four handlines. Rescue 29 arrived on scene and assisted with overhaul while Engine 29 personnel handled the Rapid Intervention Team duties. Crews operated on scene for nearly ...
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2018 Busiest Year to Date

2018 Busiest Year to Date

The numbers from 2018 are in, showing this to be the busiest year ever on record for us. Our volunteers had 198 requests for service and are proud to say all but 2 of these requests we where able to crew and respond on. Our firefighters spent a combined total of 638.75 hours on state and nationally recognized training programs. A total of 5,321 manhours where logged for 2018 by ...
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Critically Injured Accident Victim Reunites with Firefighters

Critically Injured Accident Victim Reunites with Firefighters

It’s usually on the day of an emergency most first responders are used to hearing a simple thank you... Then after that, never hearing from the involved parties again. This past Tuesday, nearly 6 months after a violent Interstate crash, our responders got a special visit from Anthony Turko, shown here in the center of the photo with his son Mason, surrounded by our firefighters. It was Monday, September 17 ...
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Pickup Truck Passenger Confined in Afternoon Interstate Crash

Pickup Truck Passenger Confined in Afternoon Interstate Crash

Emergency crews where called out just after noon for a reported pickup truck vs tree with injuries, Interstate 84 Eastbound. Pennsylvania Ambulance ALS arrived on scene reporting heavy entrapment, requesting an additional ALS unit. Jefferson BLS and Rescue 29 soon arrived on scene to find the passenger, confined to the vehicle. Rescue crews went to work quickly removing the passengerside door with hydraulic rescue tools to create an extrication pathway ...
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Tractor Trailer Rollover Snarls Interstate Traffic

Tractor Trailer Rollover Snarls Interstate Traffic

Rescue crews were dispatched by Lackawanna County 911 just after 12:15pm for for a reported two car MVA, vehicle rollover Interstate 84 at milemarker 7.2 westbound. Additional reports came in reporting a tractor trailer vs. car, tractor trailer rollover in Roaring Brook Township. Upon arrival of the first rescue company, Rescue 29, encountered a tractor trailer, hauling logs, lying on its side across the entire roadway, with the logs scattered ...
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Fundraising Sign Vandalized

Fundraising Sign Vandalized

The VOLUNTEER fire service is there for our community, because of our community support. Volunteers spend countless hours a month raising funds in-between answering emergency calls, working full-time jobs & balancing family life to be able to keep the doors open and provide communities with the best fire & rescue protection they are able to. But when an individual DEFACES and VANDALIZES property of a volunteer fire company, this not ...
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Stabilization Equipment Added to Vehicle Rescue Toolbox

Stabilization Equipment Added to Vehicle Rescue Toolbox

A grant opportunity earlier this year through the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioners Office has added nearly $10,000 of new equipment to Rescue 29. Personnel took delivery earlier this fall of new state of the art Res-Q-Jack Aluminum X-Strut stabilization equipment to replace our current "homemade" equipment. The new equipment will be utilized to stabilize vehicles on its side, on top of another or any other atypical off-wheel position. The struts ...
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Jefferson Township 2018 Santa Route with Live Santa Tracking

Jefferson Township 2018 Santa Route with Live Santa Tracking

LIVE Santa Tracking http://www.29firerescue.com/Santatracking/ We are excited to announce that Santa has provided us with his route around Jefferson Township for our annual “Santa Comes to Town” tradition this evening. This posting should only be used as a guide as we will do our best to stick to the posted times. Actual updates will be posted to our Facebook page. Watch and listen for the decorated firetrucks as Santa enters ...
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Santa Comes to Town

Santa Comes to Town

For those of you who live within Jefferson Township, our annual Santa Comes to Town tour will be visiting our major developments on Saturday, December 22 between 4pm & 8pm. Again this year we will have two Santa’s going out to cover the large geographical area of Jefferson Township. We do our best to hit as many areas as possible but unfortunately we cannot hit every street. Listen for the fire trucks ...
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2nd Alarm Roaring Brook Fire Destroys Home

2nd Alarm Roaring Brook Fire Destroys Home

Crews where dispatched just before 9am this morning for a working structure fire, Stout Place, Roaring Brook Township. Additional reports received by the 911 center reported possible entrapment. Command 15 immediately upgraded the assignment to a second alarm, bringing in units from throughout and beyond the North Pocono area. Initial arriving units encountered a heavy fire load and attempted to make an aggressive interior attack but where quickly pulled out ...
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Fire Prevention Week Open House

Fire Prevention Week Open House

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week and our commitment to educating the community, we have recognized the need for resources to help educate the increasing population of home-schooled and cyber-schooled children throughout our community. We will be hosting an open house, at our firehouse, on Saturday, October 13 from 9am to noon to allow children from throughout Jefferson Township and the rest of the North Pocono Community, the availability ...
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Head-On Accident Sends Three to Trauma Center

Head-On Accident Sends Three to Trauma Center

Rescue 29 was dispatched by Lackawanna County 911 just before 8am for a reported 2 car MVA with injuries and confinement, 1500 Mt Cobb Road, Jefferson Township. Chief & Car 29 marked on scene to find three patients, two confined to their vehicles. The incident was upgraded to an auto extrication assignment, on two vehicles, bringing in an additional Rescue out of Elmhurst/Roaring Brook Fire Company at the discretion of ...
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Rescuers Free Driver from Mangled Vehicle

Rescuers Free Driver from Mangled Vehicle

Station 29 was dispatched by Lackawanna County 911 for a reported MVA, truck vs tractor trailer, with heavy entrapment on Interstate 84, Mile Marker 9.7 westbound. Upon arrival of Rescue 29, a pickup truck was found into the rear of a tractor trailer in the travel lane of the highway, with the truck wedged under the back of the tractor trailer up to passenger compartment and driver of the pickup ...
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Fake Mailers Divert Donations from Area Fire Departments

Fake Mailers Divert Donations from Area Fire Departments

FAKE MAILERS are diverting donations away from volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania... The following article has been shared with us regarding a group called "Volunteer Firefighter Alliance" from Topeka, Kansas soliciting funds throughout Pennsylvania. A sample obtained from the Pocono Record shown below and at the attached link illustrates a real fire department donation request vs the fake request. We are reminding the community that this group has no connection ...
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Upcoming Fundraisers

Jun
7
Sun
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast Buffet @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
8:30 am Flea Market
Flea Market
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Flea Market @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
Jun
9
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all-day CANCELLED – Carnival on the Moun...
CANCELLED – Carnival on the Moun...
Jun 9 – Jun 13 all-day
CARNIVAL ON THE MOUNTAIN – 2020 Tues, June 11 to Sat, June 15 – Carnival ’20 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[...]
Jul
5
Sun
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast Buffet @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
8:30 am Flea Market
Flea Market
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Flea Market @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
Aug
2
Sun
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast Buffet @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
8:30 am Flea Market
Flea Market
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Flea Market @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
Aug
22
Sat
4:00 pm Sportsmen’s Raffle
Sportsmen’s Raffle
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sportsmen's Raffle @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
Gun Raffle Saturday, August 22, 2020 4pm to 8pm Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Company 405 Cortez Road, Mt Cobb PA Food & Beverages Provided ONLY 600 TICKETS BEING SOLD Must be 21 years of age or older
Sep
6
Sun
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast Buffet @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 
8:30 am Flea Market
Flea Market
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Flea Market @ Jefferson Township Fire Company | Mount Cobb | Pennsylvania | United States
 

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