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Historical photos

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Feburary 15, 2020 –

From a Northcentralpa.com article the next day:

Firefighters respond to a three-alarm blaze at the Broadway Hotel, 120 S. Broad Street, Jersey Shore, on Feb. 15, 2020.

Bravery was on display in Jersey Shore last night as volunteer firefighters from the Citizens Hose Fire Company and Independent Hose Company rescued a man trapped on the third floor of the burning Broadway Hotel.

The three-alarm inferno began at 120 S. Broad Street around 10 p.m.,
according to the Lycoming County emergency dispatch log.

A resident on the third floor of the hotel had broken out a window and was yelling for help when Citizens Hose Fire Company arrived on the scene, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Patrolman Jordan Mahosky said.

Patrolman Shawn Hummer, Citizen’s Hose Company Station 45 Chiefs Ethan Goodbrod and Matt Fausey, and Independent Hose Company Firefighters Jason Clarke and Ron Daley worked together to get the resident safely out of the building.

“They were able to get the man out. It was pretty smoky prior to him getting out. The window up on the third floor was unfortunately very small so it was difficult getting him out and onto a ladder,” Patrolman Mahosky said.

The resident was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, according to police. No update was available on his condition as of this morning.

A second resident suffered burns to his hand and was transported from the building’s front steps to the burn center at Lehigh Valley Health Network, police said.

June 25, 1960

During the Independent Hose Company No. 1 carnival, (which was originally held on the lot of the car wash on the northern end of Pennsylvania Avenue near the Post Office and the Jiffy Market and Deli) a malfunction occurred with the ferris wheel and it came off of its pedestal.

The malfunction trapped everybody on the wheel, which at the time from information gathered was completely full.

To stabilize and secure the wheel , a chain was secured around the center hub of the wheel. Ladders were then used to rescue the riders.   

In the first photo (Photo 1) below, you will see an extended ladder.  The ladder is from the ladder truck which responded from the City of Lock Haven. They fully extended the ladder out straight (using men sitting on the back of the truck to add weight) and helped the riders off of the wheel one by one.

In the second photo (Photo 2), you see fire company members using a ladder via a “church raise” to assist a rider down off of the wheel.

Individuals that have been identified in the photos are:

George Teufel (Photo 2)

Pre- 1950's photos

Photos dating back to the beginnings of Independent Hose Company No. 1

Other apparatus photos

Other miscellaneous apparatus photos.