July 4th Parades!
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!
Job Well Done, Thank You!
A huge THANK YOU to all
the area first responders and other that came out in support to help with the
search for a missing person on July 1 and 2. Thank You to Browndale Sportsmen's
Club, Waymart and Forest City Police,
Forest City Area and Pleasant Mount Emergency Services, Uniondale, Waymart, Northern
Wayne, Seelyville and Prompton Fire Companies, Wayne County EMA, Wayne County
Communications Center, PA State Police,
PA Fish Commission, and all our brothers and sisters at Station 43. Your support and cooperation helped the event turn into a
successful mission for all parties concerned. Job eWell Done !
50 Years Of Service: Jack Pevec
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!
3rd Annual Cruzin' To Browndale Event A Success June
3 - The weather cooperated for a great community event in Browndale. Food,
cars, raffles, entertainment and so much more highlighted the day on
the grounds of the Browndale Fire Company.
Car enthusiasts, the young and the old had a great time on the field on Marion
are thrilled with the support from the community, local and out of the
area businesses and all who helped to make this event a great community
gathering. We'd be remiss if we did thank all our members who
worked many hours long before the snow was even melted planning for this
Rest assured that we appreciate each and everyone who
showed your confidence and support of Borwndale Fire Company this
Ladder, Engine on 2 alarm fire - Delaware Street Photos courtesy William Walker/59
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
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
Jim Dovin Recognized For 50 Years Of Service Eugene "Jim"
Dovin was recognized on Sunday, September 18th for his 50 years of
service to the Browndale Fire Company. Accompanied by his family to the event, he was given an
engraved gold watch and a gift certificate to a local eatery. Jim served in many capacities at
Station 43 including Fire Chief and Treasurer. Congratulations on a milestone!.
Station 43 participates in 9.11 Memorial Service
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. Former 43 Officer Get National Media Attention Chris
White, a former Browndale
Fire Company officer who now resides in the Binghamton, NY area,
is being creditted as a hero for his actions taken at the scene of a 10
car pile up was caught on camera. See the video. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4 marred by tragic fire July
4 - At 11:34 hours today, a 43 box was dispatched for a
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
levels in accordance with nationally recognized and sanctioned
Qualification standards. The purpose of this program is to recognize
organizations that support, promote, and encourage their emergency
personnel to voluntarily certify within the Commonwealth’s
Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. This
good for a three year period at which time the department must submit
certifying that its membership is still trained to National
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
are voluntarily trained above and beyond what is required by the State
Pennsylvania. Their achievements allow them to be trained to National
Standards that are used as benchmarksof success in the realm of
continue its participation in this program ensuring that your
well trained for any circumstance. Please
look for additional updates as we
work to complete this project to better serve everyone.
Crew demos turbo draft
May 27 - Company 43
and area companies joined in on a training -
demonstration of the Turbo Draft appliance. Elk Lake Assocation members
present for the very interesting demonstration. Thanks to our brothers
Uniondale for bringing their engine to help with the demo.
members join the ranks Station
43 recently welcomed five new probationary members into its ranks. They
are JR White, Pat Barney Jr., Bradley Rowe, Samuel Hickey and A.J.
Richards. We are please to have them serve at
Over the next few months they will work on their probationary member
training requirements. A special welcome aboard to A.J. Richards, son
of past Chief Jim Richards. A.J. is a fourth generation to serve at 43,
following in the steps of his great grand father, grandfather and his
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