January 12, 2015
On Monday January 12th, 2015 Acme Hose Company Number 1 and Stroudsburg Fire Department were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Walnut St in East Stroudsburg, Pa. Arriving on scene crews discovered the second floor of the residence fully involved and proceeded to make an attack and have a quick knock down. Pocono Township R.I.T. and Suburban EMS assisted on the call.
January 17, 2015
On Saturday, January 17th 2015, Acme Hose Company Number 1 was called out to Brodhead Ave in East Stroudsburg for what was initially reported as a large unknown type fire, which turned out to be a working dwelling fire. A second dispatch reported that there was possible entrapment in the dwelling. Police officers from Stroud Area Regional Police arrived on scene and got an elderly female resident out of the dwelling. Crews battled the blaze for 6 hours before clearing the call. Stroudsburg Fire Department, Pocono Township R.I.T., Suburban EMS, and The Salvation Army Canteen were all on scene to assist.
May 13, 2015
Today Firefighters from Acme Hose Co. 1 answered many calls including 2 brush fires, a vehicle fire, and an automated fire alarm at a local business. Thankfully no injuries were reported at any incident. The members of Acme Hose encourage everyone to contact their local municipalities before beginning any burning during this dry season, and if possible to refrain from burning all together.
May 17, 2015
On May 17th, 2015 Acme Hose Co. 1 responded to a reported oven fire. After arriving on scene Asst. Chief Miller and 2nd Asst. Chief Totero discovered the residence only in need of ventilation, which Engine 21 provided when they arrived on scene. There were no reported injuries. Suburban EMS responded as well to provide medical care should it have been required.
May 22, 2015
On May 22nd, 2015 Acme Hose Co. 1 provided mutual aide to Stroudsburg Fire Department on a structure fire on Main St. Tower 21 arrived on scene and a crew proceeded to the roof to assist crews there with work already underway. Suburban EMS was on scene for any medical needs, SARPD assisted with traffic control, and Monroe County Control Center handled communications.
July 5, 2015
On July 5th, 2015 Acme Hose Company No. 1 provided mutual aid to Stroudsburg Fire Department on a working structure fire on Main St. in Stroudsburg. When arriving on scene the crew from Tower 21 assisted in salvage and ventilation of the building. No injuries were reported. Suburban EMS was on scene to provide medical aid if needed.
Remembering Denny July 14, 2015
On July 14th, 2015 Acme Hose Company No. 1, along with Stroud Township Fire Department, paid tribute to friend of the company and the community, Denny Deardorff. Denny passed away after a battle with cancer and will always be remembered by those who knew him. Denny was the owner of Rudy’s Tavern in East Stroudsburg. Through the tavern Denny held many fundraisers for the fire company and supported youth athletics for many years. We will miss you Denny!
August 14, 2015
On August 14th, 2015 Acme Hose Company No. 1, along with Stroudsburg Fire, Pocono Township RIT, and Suburban EMS were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Braeside Ave in East Stroudsburg. All residents were able to exit the dwelling without issue. There was one firefighter transported to a local hospital for an unreported injury. Despite low man power from all departments crews were able to battle the blaze and get it under control quickly. Acme Hose would like readers to take note that the residents were awoken by their smoke detectors, just another reminder that properly installed smoke detectors save lives.
First Responder 5K Run Photos
Acme Hose Company would like to thank all those who came out in support of the First Responder 5K. We would also like to thank Officer Ken Palmer from Stroud area Regional police for climbing into the bucket and taking these wonderful photographs.
November 30, 2015
Around 1:45PM on November 30, 2015, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched to a working structure fire at a laundromat on N. Cortland St. Upon arrival, moderate smoke was visible coming from the front door with some flames visible inside the business. Crews from St. 21 & St. 38 (Stroudsburg Fire Department) quickly knocked down the fire & searched the rest of the building for extension & victims. Fortunately neither were found.
March 1, 2016
On March 1, 2016, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 Was dispatched to multiple small brush fires along Lackawanna Ave. These were quickly extinguished by Assistant Chief Bill Miller II (who called these in to Control Center), Engine 21-3 driven by Assistant Chief Joe Totero with the infamous College Crew: Ross Greenwood, Devon Chester, Justin Mapes & Dave Fritsche.
March 7, 2016
On March 7, 2016 Acme Hose Co. No 1 was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer & car on Interstate 80 Eastbound with entrapment & possible Haz Mat. Upon arrival, it was seen that the tractor trailer was overturned with the trailer over the median & onto the roadway going Westbound & the tractor overturned onto a Mustang going East. The driver of the truck was trapped in the cab, but with minor injuries, The occupants of the Mustang escaped on their own with minor injuries. The tanker was leaking a white fluid which turned out to be milk. Stroud Township Fire Department (St. 37) was dispatched to assist with the extrication of the driver. Within 20 minutes, the driver was removed from the truck & taken to the hospital. One lane each way was opened to allow traffic to move. The rest of the highway was opened about 10 hours later.
May 2, 2016
On May 2, 2016, around 11:00 PM, St. 21 was dispatched to a working dwelling fire on Ransberry Ave. Upon arrival, the second floor of the house was well off. Stroudsburg Fire Department (St. 38) was called to assist & Pocono Township Fire Department (St. 34) was called for RIT. The fire was extinguished shortly with extensive overhaul. After investigation, it was found the fire started by a candle that was knocked over & ruled accidental. One person was taken to the hospital with burns on his arms, face & feet.
June 18, 2016
On June 18, 2016 Acme Hose Co. No. 1 got dispatched for a dog stuck in a hole. Upon arrival, it was found that the dog chased a groundhog into it’s hole & got stuck in one of the tunnels. We could hear the dog barking in the tunnel but could not see or reach him. After a few minutes of digging FF Dennis Rocher was able to grab the dogs collar & leash & pull him from the hole. The dog was dirty but fine otherwise. The kids cheered & clapped as the dog shook off some of the dirt. The family was grateful & the kids wanted our autographs but settled for a picture with us & Milo the dog instead. Endings like this definitely make it worth all the blood, sweat & tears.
July 12, 2016
On July 12, 2016, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 responded to a report of a car fire on Victoria Heights Road. Upon approach, heavy black smoke could be seen form a ways out. When the department arrived, they found one car fully involved with explosions from it as the tires stated to blow. A second car parked next to it was threatened. The fire was under control within a few minutes. The car was a total loss & the second car sustained minor to moderate heat damage. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Thanks to Stroudsburg Fire Department for the assist.
Extrication Drill July 11, 2016
On July 11, 2016, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 held an extrication drill for the members of the department.
July 27, 2016 Diesel Fuel Spill
On July 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched to Mountain Fuels on King Street for a reported Diesel Fuel Spill. Upon arrival, it was found that approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel was on the ground from an unknown source. Stroudsburg Fire Department, Station 38, assisted with containment. Monroe County Emergency Management was also on scene. No diesel fuel made it to the Sambo Creek. With sand & oil absorbent materials down, all units cleared the scene about 2 hours later.
Airbag Demo With MES August 8, 2016
On Monday, August 8, 2016, John Sileski & Tom Costello from MES held an airbag demonstration during our drill night. We got to play & even learned a couple of things about the use of airbags & the different types out there. These two did a great job!
August 21, 2016
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched to assist Stroudsburg Fire Department with a working structure fire with entrapment. All occupants made it out with minor injuries. Unfortunately, a few pet cats & an dog did not make it. The fire was knocked down in a short time with extensive mop-up operations. Stroud Township Fire Department, (St. 37 for manpower & equipment), Pocono Township Fire Department (St. 34 for RIT), Suburban EMS, Salvation Army & Stroud Area Regional Police Department also assisted at the scene.
Acme Hose Co. No. 1 Receives New AEDs
Acme Hose Co. No. 1 would like to thank Rachel Moyer & the Gregory W. Moyer Fund for allowing us to purchase 3 Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AEDs with the help of a grant they received from the Dale & Francis Hughes Foundation. These AEDs are simple to operate & will be placed at the firehouse & on the Rescue Truck (Rescue 21-5).
January 10, 2019 – Fatal Commercial Structure Fire
On January 10, 2019 around 8:00 AM, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched for a working structure fire with entrapment at Shirley Futch Plaza in East Stroudsburg. Upon arrival, it was found that a first floor apartment had a working fire with confirmed entrapment. Even with the efforts of the maintenance workers & firefighters, we were not able to save the person. Per the county coroner’s office, the person had died due to a medical reason prior to the fire. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends of the victim. Assisting Station 21 were Station 38 (Stroudsburg Fire Department), Station 18 (Suburban EMS) & Stroud Area Regional Police.
January 11, 2019 – Commercial Vehicle Fire
On January 11, 2019, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched as Mutual Aid with Station 38 (Stroudsburg Fire Department) to a report of a tractor trailer on fire on Interstate 80 Eastbound between Exits 306 & 307. While enroute, it was confirmed that the trailer tires were on fire & threatening the contents of the trailer. Upon arrival, it was confirmed the trailer tires were on fire & extending to the trailer & contents. The contents were found to be pet food with no hazardous materials. The fire was quickly knocked down. Assisting Stations 21 & 38 were Station 37 (Stroud Township Fire Department), Station 23 (Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder), Station 18 (Suburban EMS) & Pennsylvania State Police.
February 4, 2019 – Commercial Structure Fire
Around 9:50 AM on Monday, February 4, 2019, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched to the Hawthorne Suites Dorm on the East Stroudsburg University campus for a small fire in one of the suites. ESU Police had the fire out but still had a moderate smoke condition in the building. The Fire Department checked the area with a Thermal imaging Camera & vented the smoke from the building. Damage was minor. One person was checked for smoke inhalation & was released. Assisting Acme Hose were the Stroudsburg Fire Department, Suburban EMS & ESU Police.
February 10, 2019 – Residential Structure Fire
On February 10, 2019, around 4:42 PM, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was called to a possible residential structure fire on N. Courtland Street with smoke filling the house. Upon arrival, 21-7 & 21-8 found smoke filling the first floor and basement. Crews found a fire in the crawlspace in the back of the building and quickly extinguished it. Damage was kept to the crawlspace and the room above. No further extension was found. Assisting at the scene were Stroudsburg Fire Department (Station 38), Suburban EMS (Station 18) and Stroud Area Regional Police. The Red Cross was called to assist the tenants.
March 24, 2019 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On March 24, 2019, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 participated in the 42nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stroudsburg, PA. The weather was good & the onlookers were enjoying theirselves watching all the participants march by.
April 4, 2019 – CH-47 Chinook Landing At ESU
On April 4, 2019, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was requested to stand-by at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) for a CH-47 Chinook US Army Helicopter landing for a demo & training exercise for the ESU ROTC class. It was something you normally don’t see every day … unless you are in the military! Thank you all for your service!!!
Click here for video of Chinook Landing
April 8, 2019 – 21-Rescue Engine-1
We got word last week that our ne Rescue Engine 21-1 started production at Pierce! We are looking for a delivery date of early to mid-June. We will post more pictures as we get them. Stay tuned!!
April 8, 2019 – Vehicle Fire
On April 8, 2019 around 5:00 PM, Acme Hose co. No. 1 (St. 21) was dispatched, along with Stroudsburg Fire Department (St. 38), Stroud Area Regional Police & Suburban EMS (St. 18), to a possible vehicle fire at the intersection of Lackawanna Ave. & N. Kistler St. Assistant Chief 21-8 arrived first on scene, established command & confirmed a working vehicle fire with flames from engine compartment & no one inside vehicle. 21-Engine-2 arrived next & the crew stretched an 1-3/4″ attack line to extinguish the fire quickly. 38-Engine-6 & Chief 38-7 arrived next & assisted with opening the hood of the car to complete extinguishment. No injuries occurred & the intersection was opened within an hour. Great job done by all!
April 18, 2019 – And So It Begins…
Here are some pictures of our new Rescue Engine 21-1 from the Production Line at Pierce Manufacturing. Final inspection is scheduled for May 20 – 22, 2019 & delivery expected in the beginning of June 2019. More pictures will be posted as we get them.
April 25, 2019 – Structure Fires & Gas Leaks
April 25, 2019 proved to be a busy day for Acme Hose Co. No. 1. The day started at 7:25 AM with a mutual aid call to Stroud Township (St. 37) for a working residential structure fire. The fire was knocked down quickly with extensive damage to the rear two rooms on the first floor & smoke & water damage throughout the rest of the 100+ year old hose. All departments on scene ( St. 21, St. 37, St. 38 (Stroudsburg Fire Department), Stroud Area Regional Police (SARPD) & Suburban EMS (St. 18) did a great job.
Our next run at 10:18 AM was for a mutual aid call with St. 38 to an active gas leak in the street from a gas line that was struck by a construction company. UGI Gas responded & mitigated the leak.
The third run at 11:22 AM was for a possible commercial structure fire at Walmart. After investigating, it was found that a heater above one of the entrance doors was malfunctioning. Power was cut to the unit & the responding departments (St. 21, St. 38, SARPD & St. 18 EMS) cleared the scene.
Our final run for the day at 2:14 PM was for mutual aid call with St. 38 for another active gas leak about 200 feet up the road from the first one. It was struck by the construction company again digging in the road. UGI Gas again responded to mitigate the leak. All units cleared the scene shortly thereafter.
Mutual Aid Structure Fire
May 15, 2019 – Rescue Engine 21-1 Pregraphics
Here are a couple of pictures of Rescue Engine 21-1 just prior to going in for graphics. We will be at Pierce in Appleton, WI next Monday thru Wednesday, May 20 – 22, 2019 for the final inspection. We will post more pictures after we return.
May 18, 2019 – Rescue Engine 21-1 Pre-Final Inspection
Our last set of pictures we received before we head out to Pierce in Appleton, WI on May 20. The Rescue Engine is prepped & ready for us on Pierce’s “Blue Floor” Final Inspection Area. It’s really looking good, can’t wait to see it in person!
May 21, 2019 – Rescue Engine 21-1 Final Inspection
On May 20 – 22, 2019, The Truck Committee traveled to the Pierce plant in Appleton, WI to complete our Final Inspection of Rescue Engine 21-1. Only a couple of minor issues & some additional items, so she should be here around the second week of June.
May 29, 2019 – Residential Structure Fire
On May 29, 2019 around 2:20 AM, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 was dispatched to a residential structure fire on E. Third St. Upon arrival, an active fire was found in the second floor bedroom with heavy smoke inside. The fire was quickly knocked down by Chief 21-7 with a pressurized water extinguisher. Engine 21-2 arrived, used a fan to vent the smoke & removed the burned bedding & mattress from the house. Stroudsburg Fire Department (St. 38) was dispatched for an engine, but was cancelled prior to their arrival. No injuries occurred. Stroud Area Regional Police (SARP) & Suburban EMS (St. 18) also assisted at the scene.
Rescue Engine 21-1 – Updated Pictures
We received a couple more pictures from Pierce with the updated graphics we added during our Final Inspection.