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, 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.