July 2018: Vehicle Rescue Awareness
Mt Zion Fire hosted a Vehicle Rescue Awareness class. Fire personnel from Mt Zion, Exeter, Hughestown, Franklin, West Pittston, and West Wyoming, all partook in this training. The training started out with two evenings inside and finished with two days in the field for a total of 24 hours of training with Bucks County Community College instructors Matt MacDonald and Carl Mehne. Oh, and don't forget the temperatures in the 90s with very high humidity just for icing on the cake.
June 3, 2018: Rope Rescue 2 Day 2
Day two of Ropes 2 training: Emergency Responders from Franklin Fire, Pittston Regional Ambulance, Mt Zion Fire, and West Wyoming Fire and EMS took part in the training with instructors Matt MacDonald and Carl Mehne.
June 2, 2018: Rope Rescue 2 Day 1
Mt Zion Fire and Franklin Township Fire hosted a Ropes 2 training which was held at Mt Zion Firehouse and Camp Orchard Hill. Emergency Responders from Franklin Fire, Pittston Regional Ambulance, Mt Zion Fire, and West Wyoming Fire and EMS took part in the training with instructors Matt MacDonald and Carl Mehne. We would like to thank the Camp for allowing us to use their climbing/repelling tower for the training.
February, 2018: Hazardous Materials Operations Training
For four nights and one weekend, a total of 36 hours of training, firefighters from Mt Zion, Avoca, Exeter Borough, Franklin, Nanticoke, and West Wyoming learned about Hazardous Materials Operations. This includes recognizing hazardous materials, notifying proper agencies, and performing defensive operations to save lives and minimize the impact to property and the environment.
April 1, 2016: Wildland Fire on Exeter Mountain
March 30, 2016 structure fire on Terrace Avenue:
4/30/13: Members trained with the completed project trucks 1983 Mack and 1995 International rescue pumper that our members have been working on. We were all very impressed with the capabilities that all trucks showed.
Mt Zion Fire members train with DCNR Forestry for wildland firefighting. Training occurs even in the snow. The Wildland Crew responds to wildland fires in our own town, our surrounding towns, and to assist DCNR Forestry.
Training at the Exeter Township playground
4/10/14 - Station 229 assembled the wildland crew to respond into Franklin Township (Wyoming County) for the reported Brush fire. Once arriving we were advised to stretch a line and knock down the remaining fire and the hotspots. After mop up, all 229 units were released by 135 command.
Working box alarm in Luzerne Borough (Station 157) 11/26/13