LAST CALL 22-19: 1/19/2022: Mt Zion Special Operations responded to assist with an EMS call on Mt Zion Road.
Bob Kile sr...
Second Assistant Chief Bob Kile Sr. was always there to help others. Whether he knew you or not, he would be there for you. We are genuinely heart broken over the loss of Bob. He was so deeply involved in our fire company, helping it run smoothly, selling so many tickets for fund-raisers, responding to so many calls, and playing Santa Claus. Words cannot express how much we will miss you Bob. God-Speed.
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.
2021, April 28: Mt ZIon Brush Truck 1 and Tanker 1 assist with a brush fire
Mt Zion Brush Truck 1 and Tanker 1 responded to assist with a brush fire on Cummings Road in Franklin Township. Mt Zion Tanker delivered 3000 gallons of water. Mt Zion Brush Truck 1 supplied Lima 52 of DCNR Forestry with water.
2021, April 24: Mt Zion Tanker 1 assists with grill fire
Mt Zion Tanker 1 was requested to assist on a residential structure alarm in Franklin Township on Eighth Street Road. A gas grill had caught on fire on the porch.
2021, March 23: Rubbish/Vehicle/Brush fire on Oberdorfer Road
Mt Zion Rescue/Pumper, Brush Truck 1, Tanker 1, and Fire Police along with Harding Rescue and Engine, Franklin Tanker and Brush Truck, Lake WInola Brush Truck, Northmoreland Engine, Tanker 1 and Tanker 2, and Exeter Township Police responded for a rubbish/vehicle/brush fire on Oberdorfer Road.
2021, February 25: Carbon Monoxide Call on Pecks Road
On a beautiful February day, Mt Zion Rescue/Pumper and Special Operations responded along with Harding Rescue and Medic 29 for a carbon monoxide call on Pecks Road.
2021, February 18: Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC), Rt 92, Harding
During the snow and sub-freezing temperatures, Mt Zion Rescue/Pumper responded along with Harding Fire, Harding-Mt Zion Ambulance, Medic 29, and Exeter Township Police, for an one-car MVC on a slushy Rt 92.
2021, January 15: Structure fire, Sutton Creek Road, Harding
Late Friday evening, Mt Zion Rescue Pumper, Tanker 1, and Special Operations responded along with along with Harding Engine and Rescue, Harding Mt Zion Ambulance, Franklin Engine and Tanker, Jackson Tanker, Kunkle Tanker, Lake Winola Engine and Tanker, Northmoreland Tanker, Trucksville Tanker, West Pittston Ladder and Squad, and West Wyoming Squad, for a fully engulfed vacant house fire. We are so grateful for our automatic aid and mutual aid companies. They provide invaluable assistance. A big thank you to all those who pray for us as well. We need God's protection.
2021, January 10: Structure Fire, Kitchen Lane, Harding
This morning, Mt Zion Rescue/Pumper, Tanker 1, Special Operations, and Fire Police responded along with Harding Engine and Rescue, Harding Mt Zion Ambulance, Franklin Tanker, Lake Winola Engine, Tanker, and Ambulance, West Pittston Ladder, and West Wyoming Squad, as well as assistance from Exeter Township Road Department and PPL, for a house fire on Kitchen Lane.
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.