Archive for December 8th, 2022

Oak Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – This was the Oak Forest Fire Dept.’s Engine 992, a 1985 Hendrickson/Darley 1250/500.
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Double LODD in Schuylkill County, PA 12-7-22

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WEST PENN TWP., Pa. – Two volunteer firefighters died after responding to a smoky fire that burned a home in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Wednesday afternoon, according to the coroner.

Marvin Gruber, 59, and Zachary Paris, 36, died after being called to the fire in the 1100 block of Clamtown Road in West Penn Township, near Tamaqua.

Paris was the assistant fire chief of the New Tripoli Fire Company in Lehigh County.  Gruber was the assistant chief of Northampton Community College’s Department of Public Safety.

A firefighters’ labor union in Frederick County, Maryland, posted Wednesday night that Paris joined the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Service last February and graduated in September, and leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

They were searching for a person reported trapped in the house, and while fighting the flames, there were multiple maydays given. Multiple sources said the firefighters were pulled from the burning home and taken to the hospital, where they later died. 

A third person was found on the property behind the home. Authorities have not said how that person, who is not a firefighter, died.

“Along with the house fire, there was a body located on this property, behind the property, so that is still an active investigation on how the person died, who that person was,” said Trooper. David Beohm, Pennsylvania State Police.

Police also said two people lived at the home, and that those two people are not in the home anymore, but authorities did not say what their conditions are.

Fire crews from three counties responded to the three-alarm blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


From Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County, MD Local 3666

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Frederick County FF Zachary Paris

It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the passing of Frederick County Firefighter Zachary Paris. Tragically, Firefighter Paris was killed battling a house fire earlier this evening in Schuylkill County, PA with his brothers and sisters from New Tripoli Fire Company.

Firefighter Paris joined the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Service on February 28, 2022, as a member of Recruit Class 32. He graduated on September 10, 2022 and was assigned to the Green Valley Fire Station as a member of C Shift.

Firefighter Paris leaves behind his wife, and 2 young daughters. We ask that you please keep Firefighter Paris’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Rest easy brother. We’ll take it from here. 


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Schererville FD ambulance for sale

Found at

2000 Ford Econoline Type 3 ambulance

Auction Ends.   12/8/22 7:00 PM

ET Remaining.  21 Hrs 54 Mins

This item is subject to an auto extension of the auction end time.

This item is subject to Seller Approval.

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Tax.  See Payment Instructions

Buyer’s Premium. 12.50%S

tarting Bid. $800.00


High Bidderc*******8

Current Bid. $5,150.00

Bid Increment.  $50.00

Minimum Bid. $5,200.00; #ScherervilleFD; #amblanceforsale;

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Glenview Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:; #TBT; #FireTruck; #GlenviewFD; #Seagrave; #vintagefireengine; #classicfireengine;

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