Laflin Fire / Rescue

Station 152


47 Laflin Rd

Laflin Pa 18702

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Non Emergency 570-655-4014

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Easter Bunny visits Laflin
4/8/17 The Easter Bunny was escorted thru Laflin Borough in a parade of all the Laflin Fire vehicles. Members then joined the bunny for the after party at St Maria Goretti Church. Shown left to right from row is Casey Kovaleski , the Ester Bunny, JP Reinard,  Joseph and Jonathan Andrews. Back row Joe Campbell, Marty Michaels, Noelle Kovaleski, Marc Malvizzi , Marc Malvizzi Jr, Joe Boos, Jamie Andrews           

Laflin Fire places it's "New" E-ONE Typhoon Pumper in Full Service
Laflin Fires "New" 2002 E-ONE Pumper is now in service. 
"New" Engine 152 responds to first "Job"

The Engine and Chief B run RIT assignment into area 13:

The Engine and Chief B were requested as 2nd due Special Service this morning to Meadow Run Road in Bear Creek Twp for a reported Structure fire. The crew of 6 operated as the RIT Team securing utilities and preforming the 360 before being sent interior to assist with overhaul and some hot spots. Units operated for approx 2.5 hours before returning.
**This was also the first run for the "new" Engine 152! **

Engine assists at working job in Wilkes Barre Twp
3/17/17 - The Engine handled its second working fire of the day assisting Wilkes Barre Twp late last night for a well involved residential fire. Crews operated for approx 3 hours before returning.
Laflin Fire works vehicle fire at Oblates
3/17/17 - Laflin Fire was called to a working vehicle fire at the Oblates on 315. The engine and car handled with help of Jenkins Engine.
Rescue and Chief work Rollover with Ejection
On an Early morning call for the Rescue and Chief,  they were sent to Interstate 81 South in the borough for a 1 vehicle accident unknown injuries. While responding, units were advised of vehicle rollover with a patient ejected. R152 arrived first with a van in the ditch from the rollover with 4 total patients and 1 on the ground thrown from the vehicle. 3 station 152 EMT's responding with R1 took over patient care and assisted Regional Medic 29A with transport for ejected patient. All occupants transported to area trauma centers with Medic 2, Medic 29B and Commonwealth Ambulance. Engine 148 also assisted with patient care, provided scene lighting and traffic control.
Laflin Fire takes delivery of their "new" 2002 E-ONE Typhoon Pumper
Fire Department members on 3/4/17 traveled to Lewistown Pa for their "new" 2002 E-ONE Typhoon Pumper. Unit will replace our 1992 Pierce Pumper. Unit is planned to be in full service by April 1st.
Engine 152 on working job in WB Twsp
Volunteers Work 2nd Alarm Job:
  Engine 152 was brought in on the 2nd alarm assignment to Pulaski Street in Wilkes Barre Twp for the working structure fire. E152 was tasked to work with members from Plains Twp and Hanover Twp on division 2 knocking large bulks of fire and opening up void spaces before the fire went defensive. Crews operated for approx 3 hours before returning.
**photo courtesy of Brad Artley Photography
Run #17-003
Evening Pin Job for the Volunteers:
Just before 7pm, Rescue Co.152 was sent to Rt.315/Pittston Ave in the Borough for a vehicle crash, vehicle under a semi trailer with reported entrapment. Rescue 152 signed on with a crew of 4 within 1 minute being immediately advised of heavy entrapment with traumatic injuries to the single occupant. Crews went to work stabilizing both the passenger vehicle and semi trailer while stretching the tools for extrication from
both Rescue 152 and Engine 148. Complete Door removals were done on both sides of the vehicle along with removals of part of the headrests and available sections of the roof. With the assistance of Jenkins Twp and Medic 2, the patient was removed from the vehicle and in EMS care in 14 minutes from the initial call to 911. The patient is listed in critical condition at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Fantastic work by all involved for the quick, efficient and safe extrication from the gruesome crash.
Working Structure in the 1st due


Laflin Volunteers make quick work of 1st due Job:

Shortly after 10am, the Structure assignment was struck for Main Street in Laflin for the reported dwelling fire. Chief A quickly followed by the Engine were first arriving reporting the smoke showing, and a fire on the first floor with 2 adolescent occupants just escaping. The first line went quickly into operation before mutual aid units were arriving quickly knocking the fire and containing it to the kitchen and living room. Engine 148 laid the supply line to Engines 152 and 128. The main body of fire was out in under 10 minutes. 3 animals were in the home at the time, 2 made it out and 1 was transported to Plains Animal Hospital by Medic 2 with a condition unknown. Solid work by companies 148 (Jenkins), 167 (Plains), 128 (Exeter), and 143 (Hughestown) assisting on the job.

Santa Visits Laflin
12/18/16 Santa arrived in town with a parade of all the Laflin Fire vehicles and then enjoyed the party at Saint Maria Goretti Church. The Laflin Rec Board as always did a great job providing gifts, pizza and cookies for all.
2 Officers receive certifications

Congrats to Rescue Chief Jody Reinard who received his Pro Board Fire Fighter 1 Certification
Congrats to Asst Chief Drew Malvizzi who received his National Registry Emergency Medical Technician and his Pro Board Firefighter 1 certification 
The 152 ATV is now in service!
Thanks to a grant from the Geisinger Medical Center, Laflin Fire has put in service a All Terrain Vehicle. It is fully equipped with 2 way radio, lighting equipment and more.
Laflin Fire sponsors Vehicle Rescue/Vehicle Fire Class

Members spend the afternoon training on Vehicle Rescue and Vehicle Fires. Members of Laflin, Jenkins Twp and Exeter Borough worked on vehicle stabilization, extrication and vehicle firefighting. Thanks to RM Recovery for the donation of vehicles for today's training exercise.

April 9th 2016 Bailer Fire in the 152 District
The Engine and Chief along with the structure assignment were once again at 1 Passan Drive in the Borough for a reported machinery fire inside the building. The engine was first arriving confirming a fire in the bailer with heavy overhaul needed. Hughestown and Jenkins companies assisted with the fire while Plains Twp handled the ventilation duties. Thanks to all companies that responded in to assist. Units cleared after approx 2 hours.

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Laflin Fire releases year end video and fire report

Thanks to Captain Drew Malvizzi for another great video review

Click on the link below for the 2015 Laflin Fire Department Yearly Report

Former Squad 152 wins Best Appearing Utility

Congrats to Chief Jeff and his crew on winning best appearing utility at the Sept Brownsville Parade!
Laflin Fire works Santa Parade and Party

The Laflin Fire Department took Santa around town with an escort of all the Laflin Fire vehicles, members then joined the Jolly Old Elf at a party at Saint Maria Goretti Church Hall and enjoyed a delicious meal of cookies and milk. The kids all got a great gift and made ornaments, colored special pictures, and even got reindeer dust to take home. Thanks to the Laflin Rec Board for a great job as always in hosting this event. Members participating from left: Mike Delia, Lieutenant, Matt Delia , Firefighter, Joe Boos, Firefighter, Marc Malvizzi Jr , Firefighter, Drew Malvizzi Captain, Marc Malvizzi , Fire Chief, Jody Reinard, Rescue Chief, Noelle Koveleski, Treasurer, Jamie Andrews , Secretary/Firefighter Front row is Santa, Casey Kovaleski, JP Reinard, Jonathan and Joseph Andrews, Future Firefighters

2016 Officers

2016 Officers

Front Row : Jody Reinard Rescue Chief Marc Malvizzi Fire Chief

Back Row : Jamie Andrews Secretary Drew Malvizzi Captain

Mike Delia Vice President/Lieutenant Noelle Koveleski Treasurer

Machine Fire again in 1st due


Midnight Box in the First Due:

Just after midnight the box was send to 1 Passan Drive in the Borough for a Commercial Fire Alarm at Bldg 2, Green Fiber. The Engine was first arriving with smoke showing upgrading it to a fire in the building. Units went to work on 3 machine fires in the building stretching lines and gaining access to areas of the machines. Chief 148/Capt 152 handled Interior Operations Command while Chief 143/Asst.Chief 152 handled IC and Accountability. Units operated for approx 90 minutes overhauling and ventilating the building before returning.
Thanks to Jenkins Twp 148, Plains Twp Fire and Rescue 167, Hughestown 143 and Pittston Twp Fire 166 on the assist.

First Due Commercial Building Fire
9/19/2015 Engine and Chief along with the first due assignment was alerted to 1 Passan Drive in Laflin for a reported commercial fire. 152 Engine was first arriving and stretching with smoke showing from side A. Engine 1 laid the bed of 1400' of 4" supply and the 3" setback line and went to work on 2 machines that had active fire. Engines 148 (Jenkins) and 143 (Hughestown) then went to work stretching lines and putting a knock on the fire. Plains Truck and Rescue assisted in ventilation and overhaul. The volunteers operated for approx 3 hours before returning to service.
Thank you to all companies that assisted on the incident! 
Jenkins, Hughestown, Plains Twp and Pittston Medic 29

Laflin Fire Department Awarded AFG Grant

The Laflin Fire Department has been notified by FEMA that our application to replace 4 15 year old air packs has been approved. The department will receive $23,528.00 and must provide a $1176.00 match This is the 2nd year in a row the department has received this grant, last year the LVFD was able to replace 10 sets of aging bunker gear.

Rescue and Chief work Mock Car Accident at Pittston Area High School
The Rescue, Engine and Chief were invited to the Pittston Area High School by its Stand Tall Club to assist in this years Mock Accident to raise awareness for drunk driving and making safe decisions on prom night. The Rescue along with Jenkins Twp Fire and Police, Pittston Twp Fire, EMS and Police and Pittston Regional Ambulance and Police worked to extricate victims and give students a real prospective during a serious vehicle accident.
Engine and Chief called into Jenkins Twsp on the Commercial Job
5/13/15 The Engine and Chief were sent to Thompson Street in Jenkins for a working commercial fire. Due to hazardous chemicals burning in the facility, the Pittston Area High School was evacuated. Crews operated for approx 7 hours before being released.
Laflin Fire Trains at Luz County PSTI
4/11/15 - The Laflin Fire Department hosted a Structural Burn Session this week at Luzerne County Public Safety Training Facility. The class was lead by Chief Brian Mandak of the Hazleton Fire Department, with assistance by John Zagarski from the Nanticoke Fire Department, along with Chief Aulisio from Old Forge, also Paramedic Brian Bloom and Instructor Paul Klecha from the Kingston Fire Department. The department spent 16 hours this week learning tactics for structural fire fighting including multiple live fire drills on Saturday the 11th. 
Members of the Laflin Fire Department took the Easter Bunny around Laflin in a parade of all the Laflin fire vehicles , then enjoyed the party at Saint Maria Goretti Church. Thanks to the Laflin Rec Board for all their hard work to make all the holiday parties a enjoyable time for all
The Engine Officers (Lt. Malvizzi)  POV at 1/12/15 Structure Fire in Jenkins Twp

Engine Company on 3rd working job in 3 days

The Engine, Rescue and Chief just cleared its third working job in 3 days. The Engine was requested by Eng.148 to Westminister Road in area 48 (Jenkins) for a working fire in a residential dwelling. The Engine arrived simultaneously with Jenkins Engine to find a 1 1/2 story bylevel structure with heavy fire conditions from the garage area extending into the house. The Engine stretched the 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" attack lines to begin attack. 152 crews attempted to make a push into the structure with 148 but was pulled back as the 1st floor collapsed. Operations then went defensive. Units operated for appox 8 hours before returning to service. Another long night of cleanup for the volunteers. Also see the video footage from the Engine Officer's helmet mounted camera

Engine Company on water supply then 2 rekindles
The Engine Company was tasked with water supply fill site then 2 rekindles for a structure fire in Bear Creek. Engine filled 18 tankers over 4 hours then was re located to fire scene to assist in over haul.  

Laflin Fire releases year end report

and video

The Laflin Fire Department ended 2014 with it’s largest monthly call volume and largest yearly volume in it’s history. The department responded to 34 calls in December and 230 calls for 2014.

Also in 2014 the department noted the following additions to it’s fleet:

Added a new Chevrolet Tahoe Fire Command / QRS vehicle

Added a Haulmark trailer for use at large incidents. The trailer carries large qtys of absorbent , booms and pads for spills, portable generators , pumps , brush fire clothing and much more

The Fire Department operates independently and almost solely relies on residents donations. The department appreciates the $7100.00  received from Laflin Borough annually. The borough also provides a EMT / Firefighter Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm. This person also handles all the day to day maintenance of the borough . The borough allocation amount almost covers the departments yearly insurance payment. The departments Door to Door Fund Drive letter will go out late January, please be as generous as you can. The department has taken on yearly payments of $20,000.00 for it’s rescue / pumper and QRS unit.

The fire departments year end report and year in review video are below, thank you to Lt Drew Malvizzi for another great year end video:

Santa Visits Laflin

Santa Claus rode into Laflin on Engine 1 with a Laflin Rescue and Fire Command Escort. He visited with all the good boys and girls and gave everyone a gift. Shown with Santa , back row , Jamie Andrews , Meghan Krumsky , Marc Malvizzi , Rich Lewis , front row , Joseph and Jon Andrews, Brad Keen , Matt Delia , Santa Jon Trebunak , Mike Delia, Jody and JP Reinard, Brooke Evans

2nd Job of the day in the 148 District

Engine Co rolls for its Second Job of the day:
The Engine responded to its second working fire today to Divorce Court in the Heather Highlands Trailer Park for a confirmed working structure fire. The Engine arrived on the scene just behind the first due engine and dropped a supply line to Pittston City (165) Engine. The Engine crew was again immediately sent to work assisting the interior crews in suppression and extensive overhaul. While on scene, the Rescue Squad and Car was sent to a MVA on Rt.315 in the Borough. No injuries were reported at the accident. Again, great job by all Jenkins Twp, Pittston City and Laflin Fire Department Crews on another good stop. The Engine returned to service after approx 3 hours.

Working Fire in the 148

Early Morning Job in Area 48:
The Engine and Chief were sent to ACS Christian Manor Personal Care in Jenkins Township for a reported Commercial Structure Fire. 148 Truck was first arriving reporting heavy fire conditions on the 3rd division. 152 Engine crews immediately were sent to work, stretching a primary setback line and high rise pack to the third floor and assisted in knocking down the fire with Pittston City and Jenkins. The Engine also split crews and assisted in secondary search on the buildings 4 floors. The Engine and Chief remained on the scene assisting Jenkins with suppression, overhaul, and checking for hotspots for approx 3 hours. All 69 of the buildings residents were evacuated safely with only minor injuries reported.

Full Day of training hosted by Jenkins Fire
The 152 crew took part in a full day of training at soon to be demolished flood homes on River Rd Jenkins Twsp. Ladders , ventilation, hose line advancement, bail outs, roof work were some of the many topics covered. 
Squad 152 sold to Crucible Fire Dept in Crucible Pa
Squad 152 has relocated to the Crucible Fire Department in Crucible Pa. Crucible is near the West Virginia border about an hour south of Pittsburgh. Congratulations to Chief Jeff and his staff on their new vehicle.  
Laflin Fire puts new Fire Command / QRS in Service
Laflin Fire placed in service a new 2013 Chevy Tahoe Fire Command / QRS unit. Unit is a 2013 police package Chevy Tahoe customized by Fast Lane Emergency Vehicles in Purcellville Va. 

Laflin Fire Places Special Operations Trailer in service
Along with the Command Vehicle, the department also received the Special Operations Trailer. This will carry all necessary equipment for special incidents such as Haz Mat incidents and Pumping Details. Stop by and take a look!

 The 2013 Year in Review for the Laflin Volunteers

The members of the Laflin Volunteer Fire Department picked up Santa at the North Pole, took Santa around the Borough on Engine 1 and then to Saint Maria Goretti Church where Santa visited with all the good boys and girls of Laflin . — with Markie Malvizzi, Drew Malvizzi, Marc Malvizzi, Bill Kennedy, Suzanne Dudeck Kennedy and Richard Lewis.
Laflin Engine Rescue and Fire Command struck on the working Rail Box
Last Incident: 10/24/13
The Engine, Rescue Squad and Chief were dispatched to Pittston Ave/Laflin Road for a reported train on fire. Jenkins and Pittston City Engine's were already on the road investigating looking for the call in their cov...erage. PD confirmed the fire to be behind Valley Distribution Building 1. Engine 1 was first arriving with 1 train locomotive engine fully involved. 152E1 went to work stretching an 1 3/4" attack line to begin extinguishment on the right side of the locomotive. 148E1 stretching an 1 3/4" foam line to the left side. Units had the main body of fire extinguished in approx 20 minutes. Units remained on the scene for approx 2 hours controlling hot spots and assisting the conductor. Thanks to Pittston City and Jenkins Engines for the assistance
Laflin Fire ISO rating soars to a 5 !

The results are in! The Laflin Volunteer Fire Department has soared to a 5 rating from ISO, a fire department rating agency that provides ratings to insurance companies in setting fire insurance rates.  There are 2864 fire departments rated in Pennsylvania, the highest percentage are 737 departments with a rating of 9. To put this in perspective of how difficult it is to achieve the highest score of 1, Plains Township was just issued a 4 after many upgrades to their training and equipment and the addition of their new ladder truck, putting them with other cities like Bethlehem, Kingston, Scranton and Erie. Wilkes Barre has the highest local rating at 3, joining just 25 others in Pa with a 3. All of these departments have a 24/7 paid staff.  Only 1 Pa department has a 1, and 2 Pa Departments have a 2 rating.  

Laflin Fire Chief Marc Malvizzi said: “This is a testament to the hard work of the Laflin Volunteers who strive for excellence with training, equipment and safety.  With over 2000 hours of training in the last two years alone, most Pro Board Certified FF1, FF2, and Haz Mat courses, and equipment upgrades of a new QRS/Brush unit in 2011, and a Rescue Pumper in 2012, the LVFD stands ready to serve Laflin and surrounding communities with the best in fire protection”.

8/11/13 - Working Commercial Box Struck for Passan Warehouse
The Engine, Rescue Squad and Fire Command were struck along with all first alarm companies to 1 Passan Drive in Laflin at Valley Distribution for a reported Working Commercial Structure Fire. Plains Twp Truck, Pittston Tw...p Rescue and Laflin Engine were the first arriving compaines with a 1 story commercial with fire showing from a Tractor Trailer near the structure with fire traveling up the wall. Units quickly went to work stretching an 1 3/4" attack line to get a knock on the fire while the 152 Engine crews along with 166 and 112 went interior to check for extension. 167T1 went to the roof while the interior crews worked on venting the warehouse. Units operated for approx 2 hours before releasing the first alarm companies.
Special thanks to Pittston Township, Avoca, and Plains Township for the assistance.
The Easter Bunny visits Laflin
Members took the Easter Bunny around town with a parade of all Laflin Fire Vehicles. Then spent time at the after party. Back row from from left is Rich Lewis, Landen Kennedy, Bill Kennedy, the Easter Bunny, Marc Malvizzi, Markie Malvizzi Drew Malvizzi, Greg Kaspriski, 1st row is Sue Kennedy
Late Saturday Rollover - Icy Road Conditions
3/16/13 10PM - Rescue, Squad and Fire Command responded to Buca Del Vino parking lot for a MVA , vehicle reported to have rolled three times. On scene Fire Command reported patient self extricated. Rescue and Squad confirmed no injuries in 2nd vehicle found to have crashed minutes before, same location due to ice conditions on bridge. Patient turned over to Medic 2A. Squad and Rescue crews assisted tow, setup flares and used absorbant and salt to ease heavy ice conditions on bridge awaiting arrival of PenDot
Late Night Pin Job in the Borough
Last Alarm: 2/19/13
"Late Night Pin Job in the Borough"
Laflin Rescue 1, Engine 1,  Squad and Fire Command responded to the area of Laflin Road and Main Street for an MVA with Injuries. While responding units would be advised of confirmed Entrapment. Rescue 1 was first arriving to find 1 vehicle into a tree with 1 patient entraped. Rescue 1 quickly stabilized the vehicle and put the Amkus Cutters and Spreaders into service to begin extrication. Rescue 1 would have the patient extricated and into the care of EMS in approx 5 minutes. Units operated for approx 2 hours before returning to service.
Laflin Volunteer Fire Department 2012 Year in Review
Early Christmas Morning Wreck in the Boro

12/25/12. Early Christmas Morning Wreck in the Boro:

Laflin Chief and Squad responded to Rt.315/Laflin Road in the Boro for a 1 Vehicle MVA, Vehicle over an embankment. Squad Co. arrived to find 1 vehicle over an embankment with no patient found. Squad assisted RM Recovery with the Tow along with Traffic Control. Squad cleared after approx 2 hours.

Engine and Rescue Due on the Working Job in Jenkins Twp
Last Call: 12/16/12. Laflin Engine and Rescue responded to Heather Highlands Trailer Park at the request of Jenkins Township Command for a 2 trailers fully involved. Laflin Engine arrived and hand laid 350' of 3'' supply to Pittston City Engine and the Rescue hand laid 100ft of 3'' supply line to Jenkins Twp Engine. Laflin Engine shuttled water from the hydrant to the fire 3 additional times. Crews would also work on the exterior to assist in finding hotspots and overhaul. The Engine and Rescue were released after approx 2 hours

Celebrating 50 years of service 


Enjoy our 50 years of memories video below

The Laflin Fire Department serves a population of 2,000 in a 2 sq-mile area and operates 1 Class-A Pierce Pumper, a KME Rescue/pumper and a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Fire Command / QRS . The Laflin Volunteer Fire Department is assisted by Plains Township Fire, Pittston Township Fire, Avoca Fire, Duryea Fire, Hughestown Fire, Bear Creek Fire, Jenkins Township Fire and Medic 2. We also assist Pittston Township Fire, Plains Township Fire, Bear Creek Fire, Hughestown Fire, Dupont Fire and Jenkins Township Fire.

Last Call


Warp Processing

Fire Alarm


Calls by Month:

Apr 17: 12

Mar 17: 25

Feb 17: 25

Jan 17 : 20

Dec 16 : 10

Nov 16: 22

Oct 16: 25

Sep 16: 22

Aug 16: 31

July 16: 21

June 16: 21

May 16: 21

Apr 16: 35

Mar 16: 19

Feb 16: 20

Jan 16: 14



2017 Calls : 80


2016 Calls : 266


2015 Calls: 243


2014 Calls : 230

2013Calls :189


2012 Calls : 217

2011 Calls : 196