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Mermelstein's Marketplace, Sept 21, 2007  - Carbondale Twp.
A two alarm fire in Carbondale Township at the Mermelstein building. located on Business Route 6, housed several businesses under one roof. The fire drew apparatus from three counties as water woes forced firefighters to shuttle water and draft from the Lackawanna River besides using the overtaxed hydrant system.  Chief 62 (MacDonald) had command while Chief 60 (Wahy) had operations. EMS Lt.51 (Bifano) ran the EMS sector.

The  engine was assigned a water supply assignment drafting out of the Lackawanna River after laying out 1400' of 5" hose.  Meanwhile, the ladder was assigned as the FAST Truck. The engine and the ladder returned to service at 01:30 hours on Saturday. While on the job, Squad 22 transferred to Station 43.

On the assignment: R51, R51-2, 51-9, 51-8, 51-7: ENGINES 60, 43, 51, 24, 20, 59, 58-3 LADDERS: 51, 58, 20, 43 RESCUES: 59, 36, 25 SQUAD: 62 REHAB: 59 EMS: 59-9
TANKERS: 60, 15, 36, 24, 18, 28, 2, 14, 63 EMA: 35 COMPANIES MOVED: 61, 26, 75, 22, 5, EMS 21, Forest City EMS 

Photos courtesy of WWHC and  Cotttage Ambulance

 

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