On Thursday, March 10, 2011, a massive rain stormed soaked the eastern part of the country dumping almost 4 inches of rain in Schuylkill County and flooding most of the rivers and waterways in our area. The SHFD was kept extremely busy during the night with multiple pump details in the borough.
Water Rescue Call
At 21:18 The Schuylkill Haven Dive Rescue and Recovery Team was dispatched to 7 Geary Wolfe Road in Pine Grove Township to assist F.D. 21 who was already working on scene of an occupied vehicle stranded on a flooded roadway. Squad 734 and the double boat trailer went enroute and was advised by command to expedite due to the vehicle becoming submerged. Squad 734 encountered hazardous conditions en-route due to standing water on the roadways. While en-route Pine Grove command advised 734 that the patient was removed from the vehicle but needed the dive team to continue in to confirm that there was no one else in the vehicle. Once on scene it was determined by witnesses that there was no other occupants and that the dive teams services were not needed. Information from Schuylkillhose.com.
Special Assistance to Gilberton Borough
Then, at approximately 02:36 early Friday morning, Station 4 was dispatched for Wagon 736 to respond to 500 Railroad Street, Gilberton Borough, to assist with pumping water from the town’s flooded areas. Crews from Station 4 assisted Gilberton for approximately 7 hours before returning home around 09:00 hours.