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 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.