East Penn Press

Friday, November 16, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHEmmaus Police Department officers are first on the scene and confirmed a working garage fire at 954 Glenwood St., Emmaus, shortly after 5 a.m. Oct. 10 and could do little but watch as Emmaus and Western Salisbury firefighters started efforts to extinguish the blaze. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHEmmaus Police Department officers are first on the scene and confirmed a working garage fire at 954 Glenwood St., Emmaus, shortly after 5 a.m. Oct. 10 and could do little but watch as Emmaus and Western Salisbury firefighters started efforts to extinguish the blaze.
Western Salisbury firefighters are on the scene shortly after the first arriving Emmaus engine. WSFD Captain Darrell Singles joined an Emmaus firefighter on a deluge nozzle, while WSFD safety officer Jerry Royer oversees their efforts. Western Salisbury firefighters are on the scene shortly after the first arriving Emmaus engine. WSFD Captain Darrell Singles joined an Emmaus firefighter on a deluge nozzle, while WSFD safety officer Jerry Royer oversees their efforts.
A firefighter rehabilitation station is set up by Macungie and Emmaus ambulance personnel in the front yard of a residence in the 900 block Glenwood St., Emmaus, to provide hydration and check the vital signs of firefighters involved in the intense early morning effort to extinguish the blaze and save the adjacent home. A firefighter rehabilitation station is set up by Macungie and Emmaus ambulance personnel in the front yard of a residence in the 900 block Glenwood St., Emmaus, to provide hydration and check the vital signs of firefighters involved in the intense early morning effort to extinguish the blaze and save the adjacent home.

EMMAUS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Intense early morning fire destroys garage

The Lehigh County 911 Center dispatched Emmaus Fire Department and Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters to a reported garage fire in the 900 block of Glenwood St., Emmaus, shortly after 5 a.m., Oct. 10.

Emmaus Police Department patrol officers were the first on-scene and reported a “working fire.”

Emmaus Fire Departments engines and crews, followed shortly by Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters, attacked the intense fire, which had fully engulfed the structure by the time the engines arrived.

A second alarm was immediately sounded, bringing equipment and manpower from Eastern Salisbury and Vera Cruz fire stations, as well as South Whitehall’s air tank replenishment truck and a Rapid Intervention Team firefighter safety crew from Alburtis Fire Department.

Macungie and Emmaus ambulance personnel provided hydration and rehabilitation services to check the vital signs of firefighters involved in the effort.

Emmaus Fire Chief John Price credited quick action by firefighters who were able to contain the fire to the garage structure and keep it from spreading to the adjacent residence.

At least one vehicle and tools were destroyed in the two-bay garage as well as an attached wood shop. The garage was a total loss.

Vehicles parked near the garage were heavily damaged. Siding was melted and some damage was apparent to the residence which was immediately adjacent to the garage.