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2014

Jan 30
Feb 33
Mar 15
Apr 23
May 31
Jun 35
Jul 30
Aug  
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Oct  
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Dec  
Total 197

 

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July 26

Lil' Turtles, Blakely

structure fire

Lil' Turtles, Blakely structure fire

July 26 - (23:00) Rescue 23 assisted other first alarm and SRN companies with a working structure fire at Lil' Turtles on Main St. in Blakely. The rescue arrived on scene and split crews with interior and roof truck operations. The rescue operated on scene for about 2 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshal.

Rescue & Engine run crash

July 19 - Rescue & Engine 23 were sent to Main St. near the intersection with Viewmont Drive for a vehicle that struck a porch and ended up on its side. The lone occupant of the vehicle had to be extricated from the wreckage by DCFD personnel. The crash is under investigation by the Dickson City Police.

Crash with entrapment

July 4 - (00:52) Rescue 23 was dispatched for a vehicle crash on Dundaff St. near the intersection with Pancoast St. DC Police arrived on scene and requested ALS to expedite. Captain 23 arrived and reported that the driver was out of the vehicle but the passenger was still trapped inside. Rescue crews removed the front passenger door, flapped the "B" post and rear passenger door to access the passenger. Both occupants were transported to Geisinger CMC.

Ladder assists the Queen City

photo is from scrantontimes.com

July 3 - (19:30) Ladder 23 assisted the Olyphant Fire Dept. with a working structure fire on E. Elm St. in Olyphant. Initial reports indicated that a young child was still in the structure. Ladder 23 was tasked with primary searches on the second floor, provided roof ventilation and assisted with overhaul throughout the home. The young child that was feared to be in the structure was accounted for and was not home at the time of the fire. The Ladder crew operated for approximately two hours.

DCFD receives pet oxygen mask kit

The DCFD received a pet oxygen mask kit thanks to a 13 year old boy in Hanover Township, Luzerne County. Jakub Mims raised hundreds of dollars to pay for oxygen masks for cats and dogs that are rescued from fires. Each kit contains oxygen masks in three sizes, as well as a leash. The kits were distributed to emergency services in six counties. We thank Jakub for his initiative and dedication to complete a project like this. The kit has been placed on Ladder 23.

Rope Rescue Drill - 6/5/2014


Confined Space Rescue Training - 5/15/14


Dwelling Fire - 654 Morgan Street

 May 14 - (10:28) Station 23, Rescue 27, Engine 22, and DCEMS were dispatched to the 600 block of Morgan street for a reported dwelling fire. Chief Chowanec arrived on scene and confirmed a working structure fire, and requested the S.R.N. be dispatched, bringing Rescue 26 and Ladder 20 to the scene. Chief Chowanec advised Comm Center of a possible exposure problem and requested an extra engine company and ladder company to the scene. Ladder 23 laid their own supply line, and stretched multiple attack lines for a defensive operation. Engine 23 crews arrived on the scene and assisted in fire suppression. Crews operated for about 30 minutes to control the fire. Extensive overhaul was completed to find any hidden hotspots. In all, crews operated for approximately 3 hours on the scene. The fire is under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshal.

          


April 22 (17:46) - Railroad bridge fire

 

 

April 1 (20:26) - SUV on fire at the intersection of Ravine St. & Scranton/Carbondale Hwy.


Congratulations,  Lt. Dan

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Lt. Dan Sosik on your appointment to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department


February 16

Building Collapse

05:09 - Firefighters were dispatched to Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant at Dickson Corners for a possible building collapse.  Crews arrived on scene to find a major portion of the roof collapsed on the three story structure and the side walls beginning to bulge out.  Borough officials, code enforcement and engineering personnel were notified and a decision was made to have the building demolished due to the instability of the structure.  Fire and EMS personnel remained on scene throughout the morning and into the early afternoon.

roof collapse view looking east towards Blakely


February 15

Installation of Officers Banquet

Saturday evening, members of Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 and Dickson City Community Ambulance gathered at the fire station for the 2014 Installation of Officers Banquet.  Joining the first responders were Borough Officials, Fire Dept Chaplain Msgr. Pratico and guest speaker Atty. Frank Marcin. A delicious buffet style meal was provided by Fiorelli's Catering.  Officers of both organizations took their oath of office for 2014.  Top responder awards for the fire dept. were presented to John Wallo, Chris Kosydar, Rich Chowanec, Marty Hrinko Jr, Matt Horvath and Jim Slocum III.  The award for Firefighter of the Year for 2013 was presented to Life Member Andy Zewe. Congratulations, Andy!

January 7, 2014

Rescue keepin' busy

On Thursday afternoon, January 16, Rescue 23 was dispatched as the FAST truck to assist the Dunmore Fire Dept. with a working structure fire on Mortimer St. The rescue operated on scene for a few hours.  Early Friday morning, January 17, the Rescue was sent to Dundaff St. for a vehicle rollover with reported entrapment. The sole occupant of the vehicle was self extricated prior to the Rescue's arrival.


January 5, 2014

Best wishes to FF Randy Troiani

The members of the DCFD offer our best wishes to FF Randy Troiani as he reports to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy today. Congratulations, Randy!


January 1, 2014

As another busy year for the Dickson City Fire Department comes to a close, members elected the following officers for 2014 at a monthly meeting in December.

 

Administrative
President Thomas Homenchak
Vice-President Shayne C. Young
Treasurer Robert F. MacCallum
Recording Secretary William Bilinski Jr.
Financial Secretary Frank Mazur
Trustee John Chmielewski
Trustee Charles Edwards
Trustee Jim Slocum Jr.
Trustee Michael Yanick
Trustee Andrew Zewe
   
Operational
Fire Chief Joseph D. Chowanec Jr.
1st Assistant Chief Matthew J. Horvath
2nd Assistant Chief Richard Chowanec
Captain John Wallo
1st Lieutenant Edward Kalinowski
2nd Lieutenant Shayne C. Young
3rd Lieutenant Thomas Homenchak
4th Lieutenant Daniel Sosik
Chief Engineer James Slocum III
Assistant Engineer Chris Kosydar
Assistant Engineer John Chmielewski
Assistant Engineer Jason Perry
Fire Police Captain William Leggat

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