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2014

Jan 30
Feb 33
Mar 15
Apr 23
May 31
Jun 35
Jul 32
Aug 35
Sep 34
Oct 33
Nov 31
Dec  
Total 332

 

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November 25

Bellman St, Throop

natural gas leak

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Home Depot Safety Fair  

October 25 - The Dickson City Fire Dept, Dickson City EMS, Commonwealth Health EMS, and The Wilson Fire Co. of Peckville participated in Home Depot's annual safety fair. Fire and EMS vehicles were on display, children were given safety packets and Halloween treats while visiting different stations in the store. Wilson Fire Co.'s fire safety house was up and running teaching kids and adults what to do in case of a fire in their home. The afternoon was topped off when Commonwealth One landed in the parking lot and provided everyone with an up-close look at the medical helicopter and learned about its usefulness to our area.

Special thanks to The Home Depot, Commonwealth Health and Wilson Fire Co. for your participation

 

Dickson City Veterans Parade

October 11 - Members of the DCFD participated in a parade that honored Dickson City natives Lt. General Francis J. Wiercinski (USA Ret.) Major General Michael J. Terry (USA Ret.) and all Dickson City veterans. The parade started on Boulevard Ave. and proceeded down Main St. to Eagle Lane for a ceremony in front of the new Borough Administration Building. The DCFD proudly salutes all of our vets.

 

Fire Prevention at LaSalle Academy

October 9 - The DCFD conducted a fire prevention program at LaSalle Academy's Dickson City Campus. Firefighters talked to children about fire safety and provided tours of apparatus.

PSP STRONG

Our thoughts and prayers to the families, fellow Troopers and friends of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex T. Douglass. Cpl. Dickson was shot and killed in the line of duty and Trooper Douglass was shot and critically injured in the line of duty at the Blooming Grove Barracks in PA.

Annual Blue Mass

September 7 - Msgr. Patrick Pratico and the Parishioners of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church honored all Mid Valley area first responders at their annual Blue Mass. Pictured above are representatives from the following departments who attended the Mass: Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 and its Ladies Auxiliary, Blakely Hose Co. No. 2, Wilson Fire Co. of Peckville, Throop Volunteer Hose Co. No.3 and State Dept of Corrections personnel.

DCFD brings home awards

 

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September 6 - Members from the DCFD along with the Black Diamond Bag Pipe Band headed to Honesdale for the 84th annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Fireman's Federation Convention. Members spent many hours preparing the trucks for the parade. DCFD received four awards at the parade: Best Appearing Heavy Rescue Company, Largest Uniformed Company in Line of March,  Best Appearing Uniformed Company with Music and a newly added award in honor of Mark Coons for Best Appearing Company Overall. Our sincerest "Thank You" to Jessup Hose Co. No. 2 and the Eynon Fire Dept for providing emergency coverage for Dickson City  while we attended the convention in Honesdale.

Multi-Vehicle Crash - Scr/Carb Hwy

 

photos by Skippermedia Productions

August 29 - (19:09) Rescue and Engine 23 crews were sent to the Scranton-Carbondale Hwy in front of McCann School of Business for a multi-vehicle crash. Three vehicles were involved with all occupants out of the vehicles upon arrival. EMS crews from Blakely and Chinchilla assisted DC EMS and ALS units with patient transport to local hospitals. The Rescue and Engine remained on scene until 20:45 assisting the DCPD and PA State Police with traffic control and lighting while they investigated the cause of the crash.

Gertrude Hawk walk-thru

August 26 - Members of the DCFD along with Throop Rescue and Ladder personnel conducted a walk thru tour/pre-plan of the Gertrude Hawk facility in Throop.

Lil' Turtles Structure Fire, Blakely PA

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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