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Fire rips Forest City Main Street
A devastating fire tore through three buildings and heavily damaged a fourth on Main Street in Forest CIty early Sunday morning, August 27, just after 2;30 AM. Companies from three counties worked for several hours to get the two alarm fire in check. Five building occupants narrowly escaped.  Thanks to all members who worked the incident.
See WNEP Story

July 4th Parades!
A sunny day made for great weather to trek to two parades!  The first was in Pleasant Mount followed by a jaunt to Thompson. Thanks to the crew for detailling the rigs. 43 Pride!

50 Years Of Service:
Jack Pevec

For  50 years, John "Jack" Pevec has been a member and served the community at Browndale Fire Company. Jack was recognized for his dedication and commitment at the June business meeting.  Serving for many years as the Chief Engineer and as a Trustee, Jack's calm and "out of the spotlight demeanor" has been his trademark.

Thank you again for all you have and continue to do at Station 43!

In photo, President Doyle reads one a many proclamations to Jack!

Ladder, Engine on 2 alarm fire - Delaware Street
 Photos courtesy William Walker/59

May 12-  
Flames tore through one house and damaged a second one in the 700 bock of Delaware Street in Forest City around 3:30 PM.. The fire went two alarms.
WNEP Story

Ladder 43 On Second Alarm Blaze in Bethany
Ladder 43 responded as part of a second alarm to a blaze that tore  through a building near the Mansion at Noble Lane resort Friday. A caretaker at nearby Bethany Village reported the fire at 37 Noble Lane about 8:25 a.m., Honesdale Fire Department Chief Steve Bates said.

Officials declared the building, which consisted of two apartments over several garage bays, a total loss. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported. The firefighter was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

The fire appears to have started in the rear of the building, according to state troopers. HFD photo 

The Mansion's website
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Station 43 participates in 9.11 Memorial Service
On September 11, several members of Browndale Fire Company traveled to Blakely to participate in the 15th Annivesary Service of 9.11.2001 attacks. Nearly 100 first responders participated in the service that included a procession into Peckville Assembly of God Church.  Ladder 43 and Ladder 27 (Throop) formed the flag arch leading to the entrance of the church's parking lot. All in uniform were treated to a free chicken bbq dinner and received gifts including a specialy designed commemorative tee shirt. We were honored to be part of this service.  Watch the service here.

Smoke Detectors Available
Browndale Fire Company is proud to now offer free smoke alarm(s) along with education on safety to our community.
Our members will supply a smoke alarm and educate your family on how to properly operate it. To pick up your smoke
alarm, call us at 570-785-5300 or send us an email at browndaleco43@gmail.com.

July 4 marred by tragic fire
July 4 -  At 11:34 hours today, a 43 box was dispatched for a working fire in Clinton Townhip. The fire at 851 White Oak Drive went two alarms. With extreme heat conditions crews from Wayne, Susquehanna, and Lackawanna Counties battled the blaze for sevearl hours encountering many obstacles including several explosions and collapses. There were no injuries reported. Thanks to all who worked side by side with us.

Hometown Hero Recognized
May 28, 2016 - Browndale Fire Company has been honored to accept a monument to honor the lost of the cruiser USS Indianapolis and Joseph Kiselica, a crew member who survived the sinking. Ther dedication ceremony took place on Saturday

Browndale Fire Receives FEMA Grant
Browndale Fire Company will soon be better equipped to keep you and your family safe. Our members and officers have received official notification from FEMA that they have been selected to receive a grant award in the amount of $110,000. This is a competitive grant that all fire departments from across the nation compete for funding in the areas of operations and safety and vehicle acquisition. The grant is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awarded through the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The grant committee submitted their application for this grant on September 2014 based on the need for a capital purchase of breathing apparatus to replace obsolete apparatus acquired in 2003. This equipment will allow our firefighters to breathe clean air while in adverse conditions found on many incidents ranging from fires to chemical incidents. These funds will allow our organization to purchase this much needed respiratory protection without using company savings or placing the burden on the communities we serve. Ensuring our volunteers’ safety is a primary concern for our members so that we can make a difference in the lives and property we vow to preserve. With this new safety equipment we will be able to do just that.

Our organization plans to have this new breathing apparatus delivered and in service within the next three months. Please look for additional updates as we work to complete this project to better serve everyone. We thank everyone for their continued support as we look toward the future with a progressive outlook as a prominent fire service organization in Clinton Township, Wayne County, PA.

Accreditation Confered to Browndale Fire
State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay recently confered that the Browndale Fire Co. No1 has met all the requirements to participate in a program that Commonwealth emergency responders have an opportunity to participate in and be recognized as a certified fire professional at various levels in accordance with nationally recognized and sanctioned Professional Qualification standards. The purpose of this program is to recognize those organizations that support, promote, and encourage their emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s Certification Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. This accreditation is good for a three year period at which time the department must submit paperwork certifying that its membership is still trained to National Professional Qualification Standards. 

Of the 2509 Fire Departments across the Commonwealth there are currently 387  organizations recognized under the  What does this mean for our citizens? Well, quite simply, it ensures that firefighters from this department are voluntarily trained above and beyond what is required by the State of Pennsylvania. Their achievements allow them to be trained to National Level Standards that are used as benchmarks of success in the realm of firefighting.

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