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Fri. Jun 3rd 2016
WSFD Assists with Dwelling Fire in Emmaus Borough

Shortly after 23:00 hours on Jun 3, 2016 Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as part of the second alarm ...

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Sun. May 8th 2016
Station 31 Responds to South Mall.

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Emmaus Fire Department, Cetronia Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Departm...

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Mon. Apr 25th 2016
WSFD Responds to Assist ESFD with 3 Alarm Fire

At 9:25 AM on April 25th, Western Salisbury FD Station 31 along with Eastern Salisbury Station 20 and Fountain Hill Stat...

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2016 Call Volume
 20162015
Jan4130
Feb4446
Mar4329
Apr4141
May3341
Jun3735
Jul1530
Aug 32
Sep 35
Oct 31
Nov 33
Dec 27
Total254410

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New Brush 31-61 Put into Service
 
Photo Credit: Jim Marsh
 
A new brush fire fighting vehicle was put into service by the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company on June 18. The new truck, on a 2016 Ford Chassis, replaces a 1988 GMC vehicle that served firefighters for almost 30 years. Brush 31-61 is equipped with a full compliment of wild land firefighting tools. The truck also carries a 250 gallon skid pump unit with a booster line, whip line, forestry hose, and even an 1 3/4" attack line for small car fires in parking decks. WSFD looks forward to using this truck to serve the people of Salisbury Township and surrounding areas. A more detailed description of the vehicle can be found on our apparatus page.
 
 
 
 
WSFD Assists with Dwelling Fire in Emmaus Borough
 
Photo Credit: Jim Marsh
 
Shortly after 23:00 hours on Jun 3, 2016 Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as part of the second alarm box to a dwelling fire in Emmaus Borough. Engine 31-12 arrived on scene as the third due engine and helped to stretch a secondary attack line. Crews worked for over an hour to get the fire under control. All three primary suppression pieces from Station 31, engines 31-11 and 31-12, as well as truck 31-31 , responded to the scene as well as chief 31-01. Over eight different fire companies responded to provide mutual aid at this incident. Several firefighters sustained minor injuries. More photos and videos can be found HERE, at Nester Video Production's Facebook Page and on Newsworking's Website.
 
 
 
 
Station 31 Responds to South Mall
 
South Mall Incident
 
Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Emmaus Fire Department, Cetronia Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department, Eastern Salisbury Fire Police, Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Salisbury Police Department personnel responded shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, May 8, to a report of smoke in the structure at the Payless Shoe store at the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh Street. The source of the smoke was traced to a malfunction in a rooftop air conditioning unit.  Firefighters used fans to disperse the smoke and were on the scene for about an hour.
 
 

 

 
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Visitors to the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley’s 5th annual Trucks & More event Saturday, April 30, at the Allentown Fairgrounds line up for a chance to sit in the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s aerial truck and pretend to be firefighters.  The event, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, provided an opportunity for children to explore heavy equipment and meet the people who build, protect and serve the community. Large trucks, construction equipment, police SWAT and emergency vehicles, and a Lehigh Valley Health evac helicopter, were on display for an up-close look that would not otherwise be possible in real-world working circumstances.

 

 

 

 

WSFD Responds to Assist ESFD with 3 Alarm Fire
 
 
 
                     
 
(Left: 31-01 Vehicle and Engine 31-11 on scene. Center: Engine 31-11 relay pumping to supply attack lines. Right: The fully involved structure pre-arrival)
 

At 9:25 AM on April 25th, Western Salisbury FD Station 31 along with Eastern Salisbury Station 20 and Fountain Hill Station 34 were dispatched to the area of 1784 Elinor St., in Salisbury Township, for a reported dwelling fire. Salisbury Township Police Department units quickly arrived on location updating responding fire units that it was a well-involved dwelling fire. As crews arrived on location, they learned that the occupant had gotten out of the residence with the two family dogs.

WSFD Engines 31-11 and 31-12 both responded to the incident. Engine 31-11 was the third arriving unit on location and began a relay pumping operation to boost the water supply up a steep hill to the scene. WSFD crews assisted in initial fire suppression on location. The building was fully involved upon arrival and crews operated on the exterior of the structure only. Brush 31-61 also responded to assist with fire that was spreading to a heavily wooded area behind the scene. WSFD Firefighters remained on location throughout the incident and assisted in extensive salvage and overhaul operations as well as assisting the Lehigh County Special Operations Team with containing chemical run-off from the fire. Station 31 crews were released just prior to 1 in the afternoon. Photos above are courtesy of WFMZ 69 News and WSFD Members.

 

 

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