LAST CALL 23-045: 3/21/2023: Mt Zion Tanker 1 and Brush Truck 1 responded for a wildland fire on Hoffman Road.
In 2022, Mt Zion Fire responded to 314 calls. This averages out to almost one every day. Without your support, we would not be able to answer the call. Thank you for your financial assistance in 2022. Please consider volunteering to help others in the community as well. We are always looking for help.
2023, March 21: Wildland Fire Off Hoffman Road
On Tuesday, Mt Zion Brush Truck 1 and Mt Zion Tanker 1 responded to a wildland fire off Hoffman Road. Approximately 500 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. Also responding with Mt Zion Fire was Harding Fire.
2022, November 5: Wildland Fire on Power Plant Mountain
On Saturday, Mt Zion Brush Truck 1, Brush Truck 2, and Tanker 1 responded for a wildland fire on the mountain near the PPL substation off SR 92 in Harding. Upon arrival, Mt Zion Fire discovered the 6.2 acre fire which was very difficult to access. Another difficulty was that Brush 2 died on the scene and was unable to be used to fight the fire. Other units on the fire were Harding Fire, Hughstown, Maltby (Swoyersville), Kunkle, Lake Winola, and PA DCNR. The Harding Mt Zion Ambulance staged with Mt Zion Tanker 1 and with Fire Command at the bottom of the mountain.
2022, October 31: Halloween
Mt Zion Fire was out there with the town on Halloween again this year. It was a pleasure, as always, to see everyone dressed up.
2022, July 21-22: Mt Zion Tanker 1 on standby at AVP
On July 22 and 23, Mt Zion Fire, along with Pittston Township Fire, had the honor of assisting the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport, AVP ARFF Station 266, with our Tanker 1, to provide an extra 3000 gallons of water should there be an issue with the Presidential equipment that was flown in and then flown out the next day. Special thanks to Mt Zion Fire Captain, Al Felker, who spent multiple hours there on both days and was able to get some pictures. Also, special thanks AVP Fire Chief, Jared Whittaker for some pictures and the invitation.
2022, July 3: Residential Structure Fires
Mt Zion Tanker 1 responded to assist Plymouth Borough with several homes that burned. Mt Zion Fire joined over 20 other fire and EMS companies to assist with this large fire. Pictured below are some of the tanker operations to provide additional water. Mt Zion Firefighter Dustin R stands behind Mt Zion Tanker 1.
2022, May 11: Wildland Fire near Airport
Mt Zion Tanker 1 responded to assist the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport Fire Department with a wildland fire. Mt Zion Tanker teamed up with one of their crash rescue trucks, supplying water to them and to PA DCNR Forestry. Photos courtesy of AVP ARFF Station 266 Fire Chief Jared Whittaker
2022, February 4: Ice storm
On Friday, Mt Zion Fire responded for multiple reports of trees down in the roadway. Mt Zion Fire removed many trees causing roadway hazards.
2021, October 31: Halloween
Once again, Mt Zion Fire teamed up with the Harding-Mt Zion Ambulance to pass out candy to numerous ghosts, superheroes, skeletons, unicorns, and princesses. This night of community interaction is one that we truly enjoy.
2021, July 10: Mt Zion Tanker 1 at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport for Touch-A-Truck
Mt Zion Tanker 1 with Assistant Chief John Tillman and Vice President Ricky Lyons participated with a fundraiser for the Pittston Township K-9 Officer Sasha. The Touch-A-Truck was hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. Emergency vehicles were there along with airport equipment, large towing/recovery vehicles, tractor trailers, and airplanes.
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.