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Fire District 19, Mahoning Valley EMS and Lehighton ALS 5620 were dispatched to area of 115 Mile marker on D & L Trail for a rescue possible still on the river in Lehigh Township at 12:23 hours. S...
Fire District 19 was dispatched to Holiday Pocono in Kidder Township for our rehab unit. 1941 and 1975 went responding with a crew of 4 firefighters to provide rehab for the fire. Assisting Units t a...
Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Fire District 19 was requested to setup a Landing Zone on Decker Lane by 665 for an EMS call requiring a flight. 1911 went responding with in 6 minutes of dispatch. 1911 arrived on scene and setup a ...
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
At 2208 hours 2001 requested.his first alarm structure box to be put on standby at there stations as per fire district 20 was dispatched for a smoke investigation in area of the old high school on spr...
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           Lehigh & Lausanne Rural Vol. Fire Co.       

390 South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, Pa 18255

Lehigh Township, Carbon County, Pa 

President: Josh Levitsky       570-427-8561         Fire Chief: Tim Rossman     

 
 
 Volunteers are needed!  
NOW!

Your local volunteer fire department needs you;

 here's how to help

Sam Ruland, York Daily RecordPublished 6:33 p.m. ET March 5, 2019

You don't have to run into burning buildings to be a hero.

Pennsylvania, home of the first volunteer fire department, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1736, 

now faces a crisis as the number of volunteers continues to fall amid funding needs and training challenges.

 

So how can you help?

               1. Join the fire department

The duties of firefighters have shifted over the years. They are regularly dispatched for water rescues, 

 vehicular accidents, hazardous material spills, drug overdoses, and natural disasters.

So there are more calls coming in, and fewer people to respond to them. 

Volunteer opportunities in your area are listed on makemeafirefighter.org.

And fire departments have tasks that don't involve fighting fires. That could including  

  •   Bookkeeping 
  •  Fundraising
  •   Monitoring social media accounts 
  • Teaching fire safety to children
  •    Installing smoke alarms in area homes
  •  Helping with maintenance around the fire station

2. Donate to your local department

Donations are always welcome. 

Training costs have increased greatly since the 1980s, and if a volunteer company is unable to front the costs,

 recruits may have to pay their own way. This means that for the most basic gear, a volunteer could face a $4500.00 expense.

Fundraising now takes up to 60 percent of a volunteer firefighter’s time.

Donations don't always have to be money either. Fire departments often are in need of other supplies such as:

  • Cases of bottled water
  • Furniture for the station
  • Construction items such as plywood, which can be used for training courses
  • Food

3. Attend fundraising events

Attending a fundraising event organized by your local fire department is technically another way of donating, but you're getting something in return. 

Fire departments often put a lot of time and effort into these events, and the proceeds go toward the fire department's expenses and needs. 

For years, departments were able to rely on benefit auctions, carnivals, community bingo and raffles to cover costs. But now, with equipment prices rising and fewer volunteers to organize such functions, it’s barely enough to get by. They need all the support they can get.  

Firefighters, Pump operators, Fundraising, 
Kitchen Help, and much more!
or Stop by the Fire Station any
 Tuesday Night after 7 PM
 
 
 
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  "Don't Wait, Check the Date!!!

Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years 

Practice Fire Safety Drills at Home 2 Ways In & 2 Ways Out

 

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     L & L What's Happening   

Heating Your Home Safely!
Did you know?
Home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year!
Follow these heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season:

o Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves,  radiators, space heaters or candles.
o Never use an oven to heat your home.
o Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
o Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.

 

Please DO NOT Run Generators inside your Home or Business.

Use Extreme Caution when using Supplemental Heating Sources!  
 
 
 

 

 

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Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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On Saturday September 5th Seven member of the L & L Fire Company held its bi annual Boot Drive. It was held at the intersections of Buck Mountain Road and Lehigh Gorge Drive. We held the event from 8am to 4pm and all CDC guidelines were followed by wearing masks and gloves at all times.
Around 6 PM on Wednesday Evening Fire District 19, Fire District 20 along with Weatherly Police and Mahoning Valley Ambulance went through the community on a bunch of different street and drive by parades for approximately 8 different kids who were celebrating birthdays.
Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Easter Bunny Visits Lehigh & Lausanne Townships
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
On Sunday April 15 we hosted our second Breakfast from 8AM until 1PM. We served about 115 people at this breakfast this month. We did somethings a little differently this month from last month but all in all we had a great turnout from the community at making this a success.
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Fire District 19, Mahoning Valley EMS and Lehighton ALS 5620 were dispatched to area of 115 Mile marker on D & L Trail for a rescue possible still on the river in Lehigh Township at 12:23 hours. Shortly after dispatch 1901,1902 and 1904 went responding with 1955.
Fire District 19 was dispatched to Holiday Pocono in Kidder Township for our rehab unit. 1941 and 1975 went responding with a crew of 4 firefighters to provide rehab for the fire. Assisting Units t at the fire were Fire District 16,17,22,12 and stations 41 and 42 from Monroe County.
Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Fire District 19 was requested to setup a Landing Zone on Decker Lane by 665 for an EMS call requiring a flight. 1911 went responding with in 6 minutes of dispatch. 1911 arrived on scene and setup a landing zone of 100 by 100 foot area with 4 cones and 1901 was the landing zone officer.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
At 2208 hours 2001 requested.his first alarm structure box to be put on standby at there stations as per fire district 20 was dispatched for a smoke investigation in area of the old high school on spring street in the borough

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