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Apr 19
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Dec 10
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December 10

700 blk Carmalt Street

smell of natural gas
 
 
Click here to view the winners from our annual Gun Raffle
 
 
The Jolly Old Elf is set to visit Dickson
     
Santa, escorted by his DCFD elves, will visit all of the neighborhoods of Dickson City on Saturday, December 17th. Santa will begin his tour at noon.
     
 
 
Carbon Monoxide safety tips
 
Safety Tip
 
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
 
  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height.
  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
  • If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel arrive.
  • If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow.
  • During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.
  • A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.
  • Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.
MVC for Rescue Co.
 
October 12 - (17:15) Rescue 23 along with EMS were sent to the area of the Spirit of Halloween store on Viewmont Drive for a mutli-vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene, controlled hazards, and returned to service.
 
     
Ladder runs working fire
October 12 - (07:40) Ladder 23 was requested on the S.R.N. assignment to respond into Olyphant, "The Queen City", to assist on a working commercial structure fire. The Ladder marked enroute with a crew of 5 and arrived on scene as the 2nd due Truck Company. The 4 man interior crew was placed into staging, assisted with clean up, and returned to service.

~Photo from WNEP~
Busy day for the 23 House
   

Scott Rd. and Breaker St.
October 9 - Shortly before the annual Steamtown Marathon was set to begin, Rescue 23 and 23 EMS were sent to Scott Rd. & Breaker St. for a one car MVC, vehicle into a pole. Chief 23A (Horvath) arrived on scene and advised of one vehicle into a pole, with all occupants out of the vehicle and a pole that was sheared in half. The Rescue arrived on scene and stood by while Johnson's Towing removed the vehicle.

Crews were later sent to the area of the Goodwill on the Scranton-Carbondale Hwy. for a two car MVC with injuries. The Rescue arrived on scene to find EMS rendering care to the injured. No rescue services were needed.

Shortly after returning to service from the Goodwill, once again, the Rescue was sent to the Scranton-Carbondale Hwy. in the area of Idle Hour Lanes for a three car MVA with injuries. Crews arrived to find EMS rendering care to the injured. Hazards were controlled and the Rescue Company returned to service.

At 1420 hours, a 1st alarm box assignment was struck for the Dickson City Civic Center for an activated fire alarm. Chief 23A arrived on scene and confirmed burnt popcorn was the cause of the activation and that all units could return to service.
   
Rescue runs rollover
September 21 - Rescue 23, 23 EMS, and CHEMS were dispatched to the area of Sheetz on the Scranton Carbondale Highway for a one car motor vehicle rollover with entrapment. While responding, crews were updated with a new location, in front of Feel Good Motors. Crews arrived to find two vehicles involved, one being on its side, with all occupants out of the vehicle. Hazards were controlled and EMS rendered care to involved parties.  
 
Ladder heads to Peckville
   
September 16 - Ladder 23 was requested on the S.R.N. assignment to respond into Area 20 (Peckville) to assist on a working structure fire. The Ladder arrived as the 2nd due Truck Company and was placed in staging, only to be returned shortly after.
~Photo Credit: Annmarie Crimi
 
September 11 - We Remembered
 
members of the Dickson City and Blakely Fire Dept.'s gather following the beam dedication - photo by Deb Bell
 
September 11 - Members of the DCFD remembered the attacks of 9/11 by attending numerous ceremonies. The morning started with the annual 9/11 memorial service where members read each name of the FDNY firefighters who perished in the horrible attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC). Following the memorial, we attended the annual Blue Mass at St. Mary's Visitation Church celebrated by Msgr. Pratico, DCFD chaplain. The day concluded with a dedication ceremony for a piece of a steel beam that the borough received from the WTC. The beam will be permanently displayed in the foyer of the Borough Admin. Building.
 
September 10 - Several members attended the annual Northeast Pennsylvania Volunteer Firefighters convention that was held in Lake Ariel this year. The department received awards for second best appearing company in the line of march and first place for best appearing heavy rescue vehicle.
 
Busy Summer for the DCFD
   
This summer has been a busy one for vehicle rescue training and demonstrations. It started in the month of June when Lt. Ed Kalinowski Sr. donated his old Chevy Tahoe to the dept. to "cut up" for training. Training was held weekly, starting with stabilization of the Tahoe upright, on its side and overturned. The training exercises concluded with removing the doors, roof and performing a dash roll.
   
On July 21st, we assisted the PA State Police with their Camp Cadet program at Marywood University. A vehicle rescue demonstration was performed along with tours of our rescue and ladder trucks.
 
On July 26th, personnel were invited to participate in a bus rescue demonstration. During the demonstration, rescue techniques were photographed to be used in a new edition of a vehicle rescue text book.
 
On August 17th, the ladder truck and command car were on display at Dickson City Police Dept.'s night out event at the Circle Drive-In.
 
Beginning in July and still in progress, we have been training with mutual aid companies from Blakely, Peckville and Justus. We have been meeting twice a month and coming up with some interesting stabilization and extrication training scenarios. The training will conclude sometime this fall.


While we were busy with all of these extra-curricular activities including sponsoring the beverage stand at Dickson Days, we were also alerted to 91 emergency calls so far this summer.
 
Fire at the Fasion Mall
   
July 7 - (02:13) - Firefighters were dispatched to the Fashion Mall on the Scranton/Carbondale Highway for the report of a smoke condition in the area. DC Police were quickly in the area and reported that the smoke was coming from the TCBY store. A working fire was confirmed and the SRN was activated by Fire Chief Chowanec. Ladder 23 forced entry, located the fire and the can man extinguished it with his 500 gallon can (handline). Engine 23 established a water supply and pulled a backup line to the building. Crews from R27 and R23 vented the roof. Ladder 20 and Engine 22 forced entry into the adjoining business', performed recon and set up ventilation while R261 provided RIT duties. The fire was contained to the rear area of the TCBY store while the rest of the strip mall did receive smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the PA State Police Fire Marshal. DCEMS provided BLS services and rehab. All companied cleared the scene by 5am.
  photo by: Throop Rescue 27
Thank You to Servpro
 
July 6 - Special thanks to Servpro of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge who donated cases of water for firefighter rehab at incidents. Their generosity is greatly appreciated by the DCFD. Servpro is also a sponsor of the 2016 Keystone Firefighter Conference. Visit www.keystonefirefighterconference.com for more information.
 
   
Rescue Runs MVA
June 17 - (12:07) Rescue 23 along with DC EMS and Penn ALS were dispatched to Martin F. Gibbons Blvd. for a one vehicle MVA with injuries. The Rescue crew arrived on scene to find a vehicle into a ravine with the driver of the vehicle being cared for by EMS. The Rescue crew assisted EMS with removal of the patient who was then transported to Geisinger CMC.
 
2016 Fund Drive Underway
 
Dickson City business' and residents should have received fund drive requests in the mail during the first week of May. This fund drive is one of our annual fundraisers which allows us to provide the residents, business owners and visitors of the community with the best services possible. Please consider supporting your dedicated volunteers by sending in your donation today. If you did not receive a donation request in the mail, you can give us a call or send in your donation to our mailing address.
 
To everyone who has already sent in their fund drive donation, we sincerely Thank You.
 
fire station phone number: 570-383-0923
 
mailing address:   Eagle Hose Co. No. 1
                             1 Eagle Lane
                             Dickson City, PA 18519
 
Scouts in Gov't Day and assist to Dunmore
 
May 7 - Boy Scouts from Troops 21 and 322 of Dickson City visited the fire station during Scouts in Gov't Day. Members provided tours of the station and apparatus and also explained how the dept. operates. May 8 - (00:15) Rescue 23 assisted at a working structure fire on Mill St. in Dunmore. The Rescue crew was given the RIT assignment and was on scene till 7am.
 
Busy 24 hours for the DCFD
 
~ photo of Ladder 23 operating in Olyphant ~
March 29 & 30 - The last 24 hours have been busy for the DCFD. Shortly after 10pm on March 29, first alarm companies were sent to the 400 block of Storrs St. for a reported garage fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a working fire in a one car garage that was quickly extinguished by the crew from Ladder 23. Wednesday, March 30 started with a fire alarm at The Olive Garden, a mulch fire at the Viewmont Mall and an assist to the Olyphant Fire Department with a working structure fire at 200 Lincoln St. in the Queen City. The crew from Ladder 23 assisted with rooftop ventilation.
 
Assist to Covington Twp.
 
March 17 - (10:58) Ladder 23 was dispatched as part of a 2nd alarm box assignment to Skyline Drive in Covington Township. The Ladder crew assisted with rooftop ventilation and was returned to service shortly after. Several North Pocono area Fire Dept.'s were on scene.
 
Chimney Fire
       
  March 2 - (23:00) Firefighters were dispatched to Edwards Lane for a chimney fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a utilized wood stove connected to partially blocked chimney. The burning wood was removed from the firebox and the chains were dropped in the chimney to clear the partial obstruction. The walls around the stove pipe were opened up after it was discovered that the fire did extend into the home's wall. The fire in the wall was extinguished and the companies returned to service.

Reminder - have your chimney cleaned and inspected annually, especially when burning wood.


    FF Randy Kochanowski "droppin' the chains"
 
   
February 19 - Our thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Jason Perry and his fiancé Jackie Vaicekauskas. Their daughter Madi passed away this morning after a hard fought battle against GM-1 Gangliosidosis. Madi was 2-1/2 years old. Madi, fly high with the angels and keep a watchful eye over your DCFD family.
   
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February 13 - We regretfully announce the passing of Life Member Gerald "Jerry" Strony. Jerry served the department for 34 years. We express our sincerest condolences to his wife, Romaine, children Ken Strony, Julie Ann Chowanec and their entire families. May he rest in peace.  
     
2 alarm fire in Jessup
   
   
February 14 - DCFD's Ladder 23 assisted the Jessup Fire Department at a two alarm fire at 319 Church St. in Jessup. Crews battled extreme frigid weather conditions with wind chill temps dipping below -20 degrees. The Ladder crew operated for several hours and then headed back home to unthaw.
   
Installation of Officers Banquet
 
January 9 - The annual installation of officers banquet for Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 and Dickson City Community Ambulance was held at the fire station. Dinner was catered by Fiorelli's of Peckville and entertainment followed. This years guest speaker was Mike Stevens from WNEP.

For the list of Officers who were installed for 2016, click here.

The awards for Eagle Hose Co. were:

Special act/service award given to Ladies Auxiliary member Cathy Bilinski for successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on a choking victim at the Ladies Auxiliary Christmas party in December.

Top responer awards for 2015: Jason Perry, John Wallo, Matt Horvath, Jim Slocum III, Frank J. Mazur

Firefighter of the year for 2015: John Chmielewski

The inaugural Cat Whisperer award was given to Jason Perry for all of his successful cat rescues in 2015.

 

 
Firefighters work acknowledged
 
It's not too often at all that we receive a "thank you" for our service - two small words that can mean so much. We recently received a "thank you" that we'd like to share from the family that owned and operated CJ's Big Gun Garage, where we recently responded to a structure fire.
The note reads:

"To Dickson City Eagle Hose Co. #1,

Just a note to thank you for all your hard work and dedication in serving your community. My family and I truly appreciate the way you helped us with our garage fire on Saturday, December 19. We know without your quick and skilled knowledge, our property could have been burned to the ground. Thank you again, all your brothers and sisters in service, for being there with help and support.

Sincerely, Janice Jackson, Colin Jackson and family."
A generous monetary donation was also received.
 
Working fire at CJ's Big Gun Garage
   
December 19 - (20:42) Firefighters were summoned to CJ's Big Gun Garage on Enterprise St. for a structure fire. Personnel arrived on scene to find a working fire with fire showing from the A-B corner. Ladder 23 established a water supply, had a quick knock on the fire and started ventilating the structure as Engine 23 established a secondary water supply and pulled a backup line. No one was injured during the incident. Additional first alarm and SRN companies assisted with overhaul.

On scene: DCFD, DCEMS, Blakely E22, Throop R27, Peckville L20, Olyphant E261.
   
Fire at Valvano's
December 17 - (13:22) DCFD Firefighters were called to the Valvano property in the 300 block of Main St. for a working garage fire with reports of a burn victim. Chief Chowanec arrived at the scene and confirmed the dispatch information and also reported an additional burn injury. With all occupants out of the structure, Ladder 23 performed a quick knock down of the fire with the blitz fire gun. Additional companies on the box assisted with overhaul. The two occupants who suffered the burn injuries were transported to G-CMC. Chinchilla's Tanker 2 was special-called due to the remote location of the garage. Dickson City was also assisted by Throop R27, Blakely E22, Olyphant E261, Peckville L20 and DCEMS.
 
Wal-Mart crash
November 21 - The Rescue was sent to Commerce Blvd. at the entrance to Wal-Mart for a vehicle rollover. Crews arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle crash with one vehicle on its roof. All occupants were out of both vehicles upon arrival. Personnel from the Rescue controlled hazards and returned to service.
 
     Thank You to everyone who supported us at Saturday's annual Gun Raffle. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. Click here for the list of winners.
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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