May 13 - At 10:02 hrs on Monday, Station 43 and
other first alarm companies were sent to Ravnikar Rd for a reported structure
fire. Ambulance 41-9 was first to arrive reporting a fully involved structure.
The assignment was upgraded was upgraded adding
to additional tankers to the remote scene.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The home
belonged to the Hickey Family. Chief Don Hickey is the police chief of
Roaring Brook PD and was on duty at the time of the incident, his wife
was out doing errands and his children were in school. A fundraiser is
planned for the family to help ease the burden of rebuilding.
damaged in wrecks Photos by
May 12- Around 1600 hours,
Station 43 was dispatched to a two car crash with entrapment as both
vehicles slammed into houses in the 500 Block Main Street in Vandling.
Later at 20:00 hours
was dispatched to structure fire on Brook Street in Browndale. Then around
around 0500 hours in Sunday, May 12 crews were dispatched to a 1one car
MVA into a house in the 600 block Main Street in Vandling. Irnonically,
the house is that of Assistant Fire Chief Pat Sherry. Thanks to all the
mutual aid companies that responded to the calls. More
truck updated with skid unit
Utility 43, a 2003 Ford F-250 four wheel
drive rig, was upgraded this week with the installation of "brush skid
unit". U-43 now carries a limited water supply, has a small pump to help
out with field or other off-ther-roadway incident. Partial funding for
the project came for a PA DCNR grant.
The skid unit can be removed easily when the
snow plow is installed!
and BBQ thanks Thanks for
all who turned out for the bloodmobile on Friday! Also, we are sold out
for the chicken BBQ on Sunday!
Ladder Run 41 Box March 24 - Engine and Ladder
43 responded on a 41 box assignment for a reported structure fire in the
1000 block on Hudson Street in Forest City. First arriving on scene, Ambulance
41-8, reported a working fire inside an attached garage witha vehicle inside.
The assignment was backed
down, holding companies 41 and 43, once determined that the source of the
fire was contained and extinguished to the area under the vehicle.
Companies returned to service in about 20 minutes.
Car on RIT assignment Feb. 3 - 2013 - Ladder and Car 43 responded
at 18:41 hours on the rapid intervention team (RIT) assignment for a structure
in Susquehanna County, assisting Thompson Fire. The fire on S.R. 1001,
was quickly brought under control with the S.R. 1001 Command returning
the ladder and and the chief to service.
Join us! Volunteers need! Are you
looking for a rewarding way to spend your time? Browndale Fire Company
is seeking new members. No experience required. We will provide you the
training you need as a pace that fits your schedule. Interested?
us for more information!
43 on second alarm assigment Nov. 13 - A fire in Wayne
County went two alarms. The blaze at 15 Dog Pond Trail in (Honesdale Fire
Department's first due) drew a response from three counties at around 14:15
hours. The fire heavily damaged the structure causing crew two work for
over two hours on the job. Ladder 43 was transferred to Honesdale
Wayne County: 13 ENG3, 13ENG7, 13ENG,13LDR2,
12 ENG, 12TKR2, 28ENG1, 32ENG, 32SUP, 43LDR, 43 UTIL, 65ENG2, 94ENG, 94
County 59RES, 59SQD
Pike County 81LDR
Several members from Station
43 spent a day in NYC at the site of the Breezy Point fire in Queens. This
area was heavily damages by a raging fire during Hurricane Sandy. Several
members of FDNY lost their homes. Members from 43 plan to return to lend
a hand in the near future.
deadly A crash in Clinton Township
took the life of a Wayne County woman early Sunday morning. The wreck occured
on just off the Belmont Turnpike near Smith Road. State police are
investigating a deadly crash in Wayne County along with the Wayne County
coroner's officer. Apparently the vehicle went off the roadway and became
submerged in a pond.. Companies were on the scene of the crash for about
three hours Sunday morning after being dispatched just after 8:00
The following agencies
were involved in the incident: Stations 43, 75 and 41, Waymart EMS, MICU
9, PSP, Wayne County Coroner' s Office, Wayne County EMA,Lackawanna County
Dive Team (Station 28)
Fire to host '13 NEPVFF
Convention The location for the annual
convention of the Northeastern Pennsylvania
Volunteer Fireman's Federation (NEPVFF) has been awared to Browndale
Fire Company. It is slated for September 6 and 7, 2013. The convention
will coincide with the 100 year anniversary of Browndale Fire Company.
Check for details!
installed at Elk Lake A much needed dry hydrant
was added to the shore by Jake’s Bar at Elk Lake on Friday, September 28th.
It will be operational on Wednesday Oct. 3.
The Browndale Fire Company
would like to thank the following for their tired less efforts in support
and fortitude in finally getting the dry hydrant installed: President
Juliann Doyle for the paper work; Chief Jason Obelenus for his reminders
and pushing to see this project through; the endless in and out of the
water of fire company members Captain Nick Tozzi, and Hammer Pelick for
the installation. Also thanks to member Josh Debevec for ordering
the pipe and his guidance during this project. A HUGE thank you to
Pioneer Construction for donating machinery and men for the project and
lastly JAKE'S Bar for providing a perfect location for the dry hydrant.
We would be amiss if we
did not also thank the Clinton Township Supervisors and the Elk Lake Association
for their assistance and guidance. The Elk Lake Association is working
with the fire company on the installation of possibly two other dry hydrants
to be installed during 2013 at the Lake so look forward to these projects
once the application process and permits are secured. Thanks to everyone
the Elk Lake area is a little safer and better prepared for fire suppression,
if ever needed !
Car on house fire in Susquehanna Co. Sept. 21 - Ladder and Car 43 were due on a house
fire in Susquehanna County. The call came in for the fire around
4:15 a.m. for a home on Clifford Township's Crystal Lake Boulevard.Crews
worked for about three hours before returning to service. Details
crash: 300 Block
of Main St. August 13 - Yet another
crash in the 300 block of Main Street in Vandling drew a response just
after 9:30 A.M. This area has had frequent crashes in recent history. (See
The driver of this vehicle
escaped serious injuries when he grazed a large tree, continued through
a yard, hitting lawn lattice, a vinyl fence and a flag pole before coming
to rest. He was able to self extricate the vehicle. Forest City PD is investigating
the cause of the wreck. Units cleared the scene in 25 minutes: On the
assignment: Company 43, Rescues 51, Ambulance 41-9 and MICU 9.
at familiar location May 20 - A single vehicle
MVA drew on the resources from three counties. Companies 41 and 43 marked
on scene just before 6:30 a.m. at a single vehicle motor vehicle crash
with heavy entrapment on Main Street at Ash Street in Vandling.
Chief 43 (Obelenus) established
the Main Street Command. Rescue
51, originally due on the assignment was out of service, moving up
Rescue 18 (Clifford - Susquehanna
County). Crews were faced with the driver of the vehicle heavily entrapped
from a head-on impact with a tree.
41 and 18 worked together to remove all doors, roof, front wheel and
begin a dash displacement to free the victim. At the height of the
incident, eight hydraulic tools, two air chisels, and three reciprocating
saws were in service along with multiple other hand tools.
Engine 43 handled hazard control
and rescuer and patient protection during the extrication while Engine
61-4 handled landing zone chores from the Vandling Recreation Field.
The victim was extricated
and transported to a LZ aboard 41-9. The patient was flown to the trauma
center in Scranton.
3 May 12- While the
crash in the 300 block of Main Street Vandling had no entrapment, it landed
in the trauma center. Just after 04:00 hours, Wayne County 911 dispatched
Company 41 (Forest City) for rescue and EMS to the incident. Initially
it was reported the crash was in Forest City Borough, however, the initial
unit on scene determined the crash was in Vandling Borough adding Engine
43 and Chief 43 to the assignment. Companies cleared in about an hour.
Ambulances 41-9 and 41-8 got help from two ALS units from Lackawanna County
and a BLS unit from Wayne County.
due Vandling structure fire April 19 - At 00:37
hours, a box assisgment was sent to the corner of Main & Ash
St. in Vandling Borough. Rescue 41 (Forest City FD) was first to arrive
deploying a 1.5" crosslay getting a quick knock on the fire. Chief 43 arrived
and assessed the scene determining no additional resources would be necessary
returning all companies while holding Stations 41 & 43 on scene for
The fire originated in an outside
trash receptacle extending up the "C" side of the structure and threatening
the roof of the Division 1 addition. All units cleared within 45 minutes.
structure box Jan
25. - Just before 1:45 p.m. Wayne County Communications dispatched
the structure fire assignment for 1448 Belmont Turnpike in Clinton
Township. First arriving piece, Ladder 43, arrived reporting smoke
showing at a residential dwelling. The crew investigated the source
of the smoke determining it was an oven fire. Using an ABC extinguisher,
the Ladder got a knock on the fire. With the fire under control, command
backed down the assignment to the ladder, an engine and a tanker. The structure
was vented and all companies returned to service in about 15 minutes.