Cascade 3292 responded this morning with Station 7 (Emmaus) on a second alarm structure fire. Members assisted on the scene and filled 20 cylinders.Just after 05:00 this morning, Engine 31-11 and Truck 31-31 were dispatched to assist Station 7 (Emmaus) with a garage fire. Units arrived to a full involved shed and quickly went to work. Strong work to all those operating. ... See moreSee less
October is Fire Prevention Month, and Woodlawn volunteers annually participate in several local youth education programs. Members spent this morning at Asbury United Methodist Church’s daycare program facilitating for Greg Long and Frank Knauss, longtime Fire Prevention educators in the township. More than 100 children learned not to play with objects that can start a fire, what to do in case of a fire in their homes, and had an opportunity to see the equipment firefighters carry on a fire engine. They also interacted with a firefighter in their regular clothes and watched them put on their interior firefighting gear and air pack, learning that even though it may look and sound scary, there is a regular person underneath it all and they can be trusted to help them. Woodlawn will be assisting in other youth programs this month at schools and daycare centers in our district. ... See moreSee less
Don’t forget tonight’s Open House at Woodlawn from 6-9pm. Come out to see the equipment we use to save lives and property from all sorts of hazards, look around the station, learn about fire safety, and meet some of our mutual aid partners. There's lots of opportunities to volunteer including administrative and medical, so ask a member how you can help your community! ... See moreSee less
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on October 3, 2018. The test will assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether improvements are needed.
Several members traveled to Northampton County today in Spill 3291 to participate in a special fundraiser for a former Woodlawn member. Mike Geist is a 20-year firefighter across several Lehigh Valley departments, most recently Bushkill Township. He was recently diagnosed with a newly categorized, inoperable stage 4 brain tumor, and his doctors have given him a poor prognosis. Unfortunately, Mike has no life insurance to help his wife and four young children through this extraordinarily difficult time. Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Department invited area departments to participate in a Fire Truck Run through several Northampton County municipalities and concluding at their station for a spaghetti dinner today, which will run until 7 p.m.
Woodlawn encourages you to join us at Bushkill's station (155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth) to help Mike and his family with expenses related to his care. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $7 for ages 6-12, and an optional donation for guests under five years old. There will also be a basket raffle for attendees. For more information and additional donation opportunities, contact Chris with BTVFD at 484-903-5004 or visit their Facebook page by searching for Mikegeistfund. ... See moreSee less
The South Whitehall rescue assignment was dispatched this morning for a reported accident with entrapment on North Cedar Crest Boulevard at Office Center Drive. Cetronia Ambulance arrived first and reported all patients were about to self-extricate, returning the rescue units and holding the fire response to Woodlawn. Tanker 3221 responded along with three chiefs and fire police, handling a fluid spill and debris in the roadway. ... See moreSee less