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2014 calls - 365



Jan 23
Feb 30
Mar 31
Apr 32
May 44
Jun 33
Jul 34
Aug 49
Sep 25
Oct 36
Nov 36
Total 373

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November 29

Marshwood Rd, Throop

unknown type fire

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Car and Utility 23
November 7 - After months of anticipation, the new command car and utility pick up are now in service. The 2016 Chevy Tahoe replaced a 2000 Ford Excursion and the 2015 Ford F-250 replaced a 1979 Ford F-150 Custom. The department is confident that these vehicles will serve us well for many years to come.
Rescue heads to Moosic Borough 
October 29 - Shortly after 05:00 hours, Rescue 23 was dispatched on the S.R.N. Assignment to assist the Greenwood Fire Department with a working structure fire. Crews arrived on scene, set up as the FAST Team, and shorty later rerutned to service with out any further incidents.
Know your first due.....
~ photo by Chief Chowanec ~
October 8 - Came across something interesting at the construction site of the new Texas Roadhouse on Commerce Blvd. What is it?  It's an underground storm water catch basin. The tank is 4ft deep and covers the area of a portion of their parking lot. The tank is designed to collect storm water and then it's gravity-fed into the DC storm water system once it exceeds 3ft in depth. Definitely a new concept to our commercial area.
Fire Prevention at Mid Valley Elementary
October 7 - Junior Firefighter Brandon Wallo gives tours of Rescue 23 at the Mid Valley Elementary Center. DC Firefighters along with the Throop and Olyphant Fire Departments conducted a fire prevention program for the students.
Fire on the Boulevard
October 4 - DC firefighters were summoned to the 500 block of Boulevard Avenue for a structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a working kitchen fire in the single-story left side apartment. The fire was quickly extinguished and the entire building was checked for any extension. Firefighters did save the family's dog while battling flames. The fire damage was limited to the kitchen area. Companies on scene: Engine, Ladder & Rescue 23, Engine 22, Rescue 27, Rescue 26-1 and Ladder 20. Chinchilla Rescue 2 handled two additional calls in the Borough while crews battled the fire. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental by the PSP Fire Marshal.
Blue Mass
September 27 - The parishioners of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Dickson City honored area first responders at their annual Blue Mass. Rev. Walter Skiba was the celebrant at Mass. Members of the Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 and its Ladies Auxiliary, Dickson City EMS, Dickson City Police, Blakely EMS, Throop Volunteer Hose Co. No. 3, Mayfield Hose Co. and Scranton Police were in attendance. We thank St Mary's and the community for taking the time to recognize us at this annual celebration. A reception was held following Mass.
2016 Chevy Tahoe
September 10 - Our 2016 Chevy Tahoe SSV was delivered by Whitmoyer Auto Group. The Tahoe will become our command vehicle which was previously a 2000 Ford Excursion. After a brief stay, the Tahoe will head to First Priority Emergency Vehicles for the conversion. Member Will Bilinski will be completing the striping and lettering.
New vehicle in service
September 2015 - DCFD placed its 2015 Ford F-250 in service. The vehicle replaces a 1979 pickup that was sold earlier this year. The new vehicle was up-fitted by First Priority Emergency Vehicles, Flanders NJ (Glick Fire is the local dealer). The lettering and striping was completed by member Will Bilinski
NEPVFF Convention in Olyphant
September 12 - Members of the DCFD participated in the Northeast PA Volunteer Firefighters Federation convention parade in Olyphant. Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 received awards for the best appearing Ladder, Heavy Rescue and best appearing company in the line of march (21 or more members).
DCFD heads to Scranton City and Dunmore Borough
August 26 - (01:23) Engine Company 23 was alerted to make its way into the City of Scranton to assist at a well involved Commercial Warehouse Fire. The Engine Crew provided recon and suppression on rooftops in the immediate area that were inundated with burning embers after the fire building collapsed. At 02:03 hours, Rescue Company 23 was alerted to move up to Dunmore Fire Headquarters with Engine 15 and Ladder 4. While it is not commonplace for DCFD to move two pieces out of town at once, this fire proved unprecedented for all involved. DCFD maintained protection capabilities in our hometown with Ladder 23 remaining available.
Crews make quick knock of model home fire
August 22 - (12:10) Dickson City Firefighters, along with the out of town first alarm companies were alerted to 1110 Scranton Carbondale Hwy for a report of a model home on fire. Dickson City Police arrived moments after dispatch and confirmed a working fire. Chief 23, taking Utility 23 on its inaugural fire, arrived on scene with a smoke condition, updating incoming units that it appears to be a mulch fire with extension to the home. Ladder 23 arrived on scene, "opened up", and stretched a 1-3/4" attack line to extinguish the fire, containing the fire to the exterior of the building. Crews operated on scene for approximately 1 hour.
Warehouse fire in Moosic

August 3 - (12:30) Rescue 23 headed to Moosic to handle the RIT assignment at a warehouse fire on Gleason Drive. Rescue personnel initially set up for RIT duties and were then reassigned to take over for the attack 1 team. Multiple departments from Lackawanna County assisted at the 3 alarm fire. DCFD's Rescue was on scene till 16:30.
Bank Street car fire
July 31 - (20:30) - Crews battle a car fire in the 1100 block of Bank Street.
Rte 6 crash
July 20 - The crew from Rescue 23 made quick work of this "door pop" on Route 6 near Pep Boys.
Assist to Jessup
July 17 - (09:08) DCFD's Ladder 23 assisted the Jessup Fire Department at a structure fire on Gallagher St. in Jessup Borough. The ladder crew provided roof ventilation and assisted with overhaul in the 2nd floor and attic area of the two-story home. Chief 25A Fetcho was in command.
photo compliments of Ryan Olenick (Blakely Fire)  
Community Helpers Day & Camp Cadet
July 16 - Members of the DCFD were invited to the Dickson City Civic Center's Community Helpers Day. Firefighters provided a hands-on tour of Engine 23 and also taught the children about fire safety and prevention.
photo from DCCC's facebook page
Once again, the DCFD assisted at PSP Troop R's annual Camp Cadet program. The camp is held on the campus of Marywood University. Firefighters conducted a vehicle rescue demonstration and also provided tours of Rescue and Ladder 23.  
photo from Firefighter Frank Hughes    
New pickup arrives

June 17 - The DCFD's new 2015 Ford F-250 arrived at the station. This vehicle replaces our 1979 Ford that was recently sold. The new Ford will be striped, lettered and then proceed to the upfitter to have the warning lights and radios installed. Stay tuned for updates as the work gets completed.
The truck was purchased through the Costars program from Whitmoyer Auto Group in Mt. Joy, PA. The upfit will be completed by First Priority Emergency Vehicles (NJ). The local dealer for First Priority is Glick Fire Equipment.

Confined Space Drill
May 5 - Members of the DCFD who have confined space rescue training participated in our yearly entry drill exercise at the fire station's confined space training mock-up. 

Assist to Throop


April 15 - Ladder and Car 23 were dispatched on the first alarm assignment along with the Throop Fire Dept to the 100 Block of Dunmore Street for a reported structure fire. As Ladder 23 marked enroute, Ambulance 23-9 and Throop Police were arriving on scene and reporting a working basement fire. Rescue 27 stopped at the hydrant at the corner of Simpson and Dunmore Streets, allowing Ladder 23 to go right into the scene. Crews pulled a 1 3/4" attack line to the rear of the structure, made entry to the basement, and had a quick knock on the fire. Rescue 27 Crews entered the 1st and 2nd floors of the structure to check for extension. Crews did extensive overhaul. The fire is under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshal.

~ article and pics from DCFD Facebook page ~

Busy week for DCFD

March 29 - (23:45) Haven Lane, Clarks Summit - structure fire (RIT) March 31 - (02:20) Ken's Bar, Delaware Ave, Olyphant - structure fire (overhaul)

March 31 - (09:30) Winfield Ave, Moosic - structure fire (RIT) April 2 - (02:18) E. Corey St, Moosic - structure fire (RIT)

50 years of service

Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 life member Vince Lorent has been honored by the State of Pennsylvania for his 50 years of faithful service as a Forest Fire Warden. Vince received his award at a recent dinner in Hughestown, PA. The Pennsylvania Forest Fire Wardens are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Congratulations Vince!

Crash with entrapment

March 21 - (16:10) The Rescue and Engine were dispatched to the parking lot of Genetti Manor on Main St. for a vehicle crash. A vehicle struck a light standard and flipped on its side. The driver was assisted out of the vehicle by bystanders prior to our arrival. The passenger of the SUV had to be extricated by DCFD personnel. There were no other occupants or vehicles involved and the cause of the crash is under investigation by the DC Police Dept.

Ladder responds to Luzerne County

photo from Pittston Twp FD

March 3 - (17:05) Ladder 23 was requested on a 2nd alarm to assist the Duryea Fire Department with a structure fire at Schott Glass. The Ladder assisted with aerial operations and was on scene till after midnight. The commercial building suffered extensive damage as a result of the multiple alarm fire.

February 26 - The membership of Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 sadly announces the passing of Life Member Richard "Dick" Mellow. Dick was our oldest living member -  joining the department on April 3,1944. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Click here for obituary link.

Engine relocates to Moscow

Bell Mountain Fire


February 13 (15:50) - DCFD first alarm companies were sent to Lewis St. in the Bell Mountain section of Dickson City for the report of a trailer on fire. Command Car and Ladder 23 were on the road within minutes and received reports of a possible furnace malfunction. Crews arrived on scene to find a heavy smoke condition with a working fire in the kitchen area. The sole occupant was out of the home and staying warm at a neighbors house. Ladder 23 stretched a hand line, knocked the fire down, ventilated and performed overhaul with the help of Rescue 27. Engine 23 laid a supply line to the Ladder and assisted with overhaul while Engine 22 staged at the hydrant. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshal.

Poplar St. kitchen fire

February 12 (17:56) - The DCFD along with Throop Rescue 27, Blakely Engine 22 and DC EMS were sent to 224 Poplar St for a reported fire in the kitchen. Car 23 arrived on scene to find a moderate smoke condition with fire showing in the kitchen and the homeowner standing in the front yard. Ladder 23 established a water supply, advanced a handline into the first floor and quickly extinguished the fire while Rescue 27 crews ventilated and controlled the utilities. Engine 23's crew checked the 2nd floor and attic for extension and Engine 22's personnel staged - ready for service. Fire damage was contained to the kitchen. All units returned home by 19:30.


2015 Installation of Officers Dinner


January 31 - The annual installation of officers dinner for the Dickson City Fire Dept and DC Community Ambulance was held at our banquet hall. Fiorelli's of Peckville catered an excellent meal while Sarah Marie and Joseph provided the entertainment. FD Chaplain Msgr. Pratico offered the prayers for the evening and State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich was the guest speaker. Firefighter Jason Perry was honored as Firefighter of the Year for 2014 and the following members were the top responders for last year: Rich Chowanec, Frank J. Mazur, Eddie Kalinowski Jr, John Wallo and Matt Horvath


Firefighter of the Year award hand painted by Firefighter Will Bilinski

Car lands on porch

January 31 - (08:20) The Rescue was sent to the 400 block of Main St. for a one-vehicle crash where the vehicle ended up on a front porch. There were no injuries on scene. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Dickson City Police.

Fire on the Boulevard

~ photo provided by Corporal Chesnaky ~

January 25 - (02:25) The DCFD assisted the Throop Fire Dept. with a structure fire on Boulevard Ave. Crews arrived on scene to find a moderate smoke condition with fire showing on the interior of the first and second floors. As conditions deteriorated, a second alarm was requested by 27 Fire Chief Hegedus. Dickson City personnel were on scene till 5 am. A PSP Fire Marshal ruled the fire accidental, caused by a blocked wood stove's chimney.

New meters purchased


January 4 - The DCFD received two new QRAE II four-gas meters with confined space kits. The meters will monitor Carbon Monoxide (CO), Oxygen Levels, Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and Combustible Gas (LEL) . The QRAE II meters replace a Scott Scout four-gas meter that we utilized for many years. Also purchased was a ToxiRAE single-gas meter that will measure Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) levels. HCN is an extremely dangerous and common by-product of combustion that is found in smoke. The HCN meter will be utilized during overhaul operations at structure fires to ensure the safety of personnel working in these conditions.

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