Pets rescued from house fire
By Deputy Chief Brett Buskirk
November 28, 2021

On Friday November 19th at 3:36PM Fire 14 and 17 were dispatched to the area of New Hampshire Avenue and Ohio Street for a reported house on fire. Captain Hodges (1755) arrived on location establishing Bethlehem Township command updating he has a two-story single-family home with fire showing on the B/C side. Engine 1411 arrived as the first due engine and secured their own water supply in the front of the home. 1411s officer and nozzleman entered the front door of the home and located a fire in the kitchen on the B/C side of the home. As the nozzleman made a quick knock of the fire, crews were updated that there were possibly 4 dogs inside the residence. Crews from 1411 along with PMFD Commissioner 2750 began searching for the pets. Crews were able to quickly locate and remove 3 dogs and 1 cat. Unfortunately, 1 dog was deceased and located during the secondary searches and overhaul. The fire was reported under control at 3:48PM. Crews remained on scene to assist in the investigation until 7:15PM.

Photographs Courtesy of Palmer Fire Pix and Company 14 member-worn helmet cameras

Units: Assigned units: E1411, T1421, RE1413, LA1442, U1441 1st alarm: Fire 14 (Nancy Run) Fire/EMS 17(Bethlehem Township) 2nd alarm: Engine 2712 (Palmer Twp.) Ladder 2721(Palmer Twp.) Ladder 2722(Palmer Twp.) Engine 1612 (Lower Saucon Twp.) Engine 5413 - RIT (Upper Nazareth Twp.) Move up: Truck 1621 (Lower Saucon Twp.)
Mutual Aid: Upper Nazareth Fire Department (RIT), Palmer Municipal Fire Department, Lower Saucon Fire Rescue