Last Call 20-024: 2/11/2020. Mt Zion Rescue responded carbon monoxide (CO) alarm finding CO and a gas leak at a home on Lockville Road.
2019 has been an eventful year for Mt Zion. We continue to serve our village of Harding, Exeter Township, Luzerne County, along with many surrounding towns. Whether assisting the volunteer EMS service, Harding-Mt Zion Community Ambulance, fighting structural fires, vehicle fires, or wildland fires, rescuing entrapped victims, or sponsoring community events, Mt Zion Fire trains often and is here to provide "Unconditional Service" unashamedly.
2020, January 17, Mt Zion Rescue and Heavy Brush (Tanker 2) assisted Larksville with a fire at Tabit's Scrapyard
2019, October 28: "Water Rescue"
Mt Zion Fire along with Harding Fire, Harding Mt Zion EMS, Exeter Township Police, Pittston Medic 29, Duryea Scuba, West Pittston Fire, and Lake Winola Fire responded for a reported boat sinking in the water, unknown if anyone around the boat in distress. Mt Zion Fire found an old partially submerged boat, floating down the Susquehanna River with no one around. The boat was removed from the water by Bovani's Towing.
2019, October 23: Mt Zion Fire at the Wyoming Area bonfire
Mt Zion Rescue Pumper and Tanker 1 participated in the parade and bonfire for our Wyoming Area Warriors! The pallets were difficult to get started, but after some firefighting ingenuity, the fire was blazing with the help of a positive pressure fan. Other emergency services there were Exeter Fire, Wyoming Fire, Harding Mt Zion EMS, Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance, and police departments from Exeter, West Pittston, West Wyoming, and Wyoming.
2019, October 19-20: Mt Zion Fire helps one of its own
Personnel from Mt Zion Fire, Harding Fire, and the Harding Mt Zion Ambulance came together to help our Mt Zion Fire Captain and his wife (also a member at Mt Zion) with a new roof for their home. Our fire captain is a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country. We want to give a big thank you to 84 Lumber and Luzerne Lumber for donating shingles, plywood, and other roofing materials. Also, a big thank you to Kava Korner on Carverton Road in Trucksville for donating lunch for the volunteer roofers.
2019, June 23: mt Zion Fire hosts Pumps 2 Training
Mt Zion Fire hosted a Pumps 2 training. Firefighters from Mt Zion Fire, Exeter Borough Fire, Franklin Township Fire, and West Wyoming Fire learned advanced pumping operation involving friction loss, gallon per minute flow, and flow loss related to elevations.
2019, April 13: Mt Zion Fire hosts Rope Rescue 3
Today, Mt Zion Fire hosted Rope Rescue 3 with Instructor Matt MacDonald. The training was held at the Mt Zion Firehouse and an area of Exeter Township known as "Heaven's Ledge" or "Morning Star." The first day of this two-day training (16 hours) involved a short review of Rope Rescue 2 as well as tying a rescuer and a Stoke's basket to be lowered down a cliff and then raised up the cliff. More practice of descending and ascending will be held Sunday.
Mt Zion, the beginning of of our fire service
Pictured below is an uncompleted Mt Zion Firehouse and our first two pieces of used apparatus, a 1956 Ford engine and a 1963 GMC 1500 gallon tanker. The engine was replaced in the 1980s with a 1967 Hahn. The tanker remained in service at Mt Zion, after a 2000 gallon tank upgrade, until around 2000, when it was replaced with a 1988 Volvo White GMC 3000 gallon tanker.
Whatever your emergency, we will be there...
MT. ZION FIRE - RESCUE
The Mt. Zion Bicentennial Volunteer Fire Company of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is a department full of devoted men and women willing to sacrifice their all to protect the citizens of Exeter Township and surrounding communities. We provide protection related to fire emergencies, vehicle and other rescues, and assist in emergency medical calls. Our members like to have fun, but we are very serious about our job. We train to keep up our skills to provide UNCONDITIONAL SERVICE to the best of our abilities.