Chicken BBQ on November 9 The
Browndale Fire Company will conduct it’s annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, November
9, 2014 at the Browndale Fire Station located on Route 247, 620 Marion Street,
Browndale. The menu includes half a Chicken, Baked Potato, Browndale Green
Beans, Home Made Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter and Dessert.
The "drive through only" hours for
serving are from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
Tickets are $9.00 and are available from any member or at Tobacco Road,
607 Main St., Forest City (570-785-2123); Franceski Lumber Yard 900 Main St.,
Forest City (570-785-3516); Red Cross Pharmacy, 420 Main St., Forest City
(570-785-5400); NAPA Auto Parts, 429 Main St., Forest City (570-785-9000) or by
calling the fire station at 570-785-5300 and leave a message
or visit our Facebook page. Tickets are advance sales only or until
sold out. Proceeds from the BBQ to benefit Browndale
PPL to present training program at 43 The
Browndale Fire Company will host a trainining program at the station on
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. The progam, "Working Safely Around
Electric Facilities" is a PPL program. Area first responders are
encouraged to atttend.
Fund Drive 2014 It
is time again for the community to support us by contributing to our
2014 fund drive. We sincerely appreciate your continued financial
support but request your generosity in supporting us. Volunteer fire
protection is a partnership. We provide the manpower, commitment and
energy, but without your financial support, we cannot continue to
protection you and you loved ones! Please contribute to our annual
43 members pay repects in NJ Several
members from Station 43 attended the funeral of John Barnas on Thursday
June 26 in Wallington, N.J.. John passed away on Saturday following a
four year a battle with cancer. Our prayers go out to his mom, Patty,
brother Kevin and the rest of the Barnas family. John will be sorely missed as we miss his dad, Greg.
2- Ladder 43 got some work early in the morning on April 2 in
Susquehanna County. Just before 3:00 AM the ladder responded at the RIT
for a reported structure fire in Clifford Township. The fire reportedly
was contained to the chimney of the two and a half story structure.
Companies operated for about an hour before returning to service.
success Our BBQ was a sell out. Thanks to all who purchased tickets, donated items or volunteered their time to make the fund raiser a success!
On Saturday, Station 43's
leadership presented a plaque to the manager of Texas Roadhouse in
Dickson City for their continued support of our BBQ. They have provide
the "rolls" for every barbecue over the past several year. In photo, Bob Richards, Marie, TR Manager and President Julie Doyle.
Quick knock on 4301 box A
structure fire at 1231 Main Street in Browndale was knocked down
quickly Saturday evening. The assignment came in just before 11
pm for the reported garage fire. First arriving engine, E43, got a
quick knock on the fire. Companies operated for about 40 minutes before
returning to service.
Final respects paid to Captain Barnas March 7 - Members
of Station 43 with thousands of firefighters from around the country
gathered in Wallington, NJ, to pay final respects to longtime
friend of Station 43, Captain Greg Barnas.
Photo courtesy NorthJersey.com Greg served as a career Fire Captain with the
Jersey City Fire Department and a volunteer in Wallington, N.J.
He died in
the line of duty on Friday, February 28. Greg was doing what he
loved best, working as a "truckie" opening a roof on a restaurant fire
when he fell succumbing to his injuries in Wallington.
Two alarm fire destroys home A two alarm fire tore through a
two story single family dwelling on 8 Elovar Drive in Browndale,
Clinton Township on Tuesday, February 25.
First arriving companies were
greeted with heavy fire showing from the structure just after 9:30
AM. 43 Command quickly requested a second alarm assignment bringing
resources from a three county area. Companies operated for over four
hours with extensive overhaul operations made difficult by the collapse
of the second floor and roof. No injuries were reported. A PSP Fire
Marshal is investigating the incident.
100 Year Anniversary Available In honor of 100 years of
service to the community, A DVD is available for just $10. Now is the time
to get your copy of the slide show and pictures from the convention and
100th anniversary banquet. Hurry while supplies last. Get one by emailing
storage building Fire
wrecked a storage building early Monday evening (December 23). Flames ripped
the 20' x 20' structure at 1001 Ravinakar Road in Clinton Township
shortly after 7:00 p.m. Companies operated for about 90 minutes before
returning to service. Thanks for our first alarm partners for your help!
Chief Gow The Officers and Members of the Station 43 express
our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Factoryville
Fire Company Assistatn Chief Russell Gow. He was 43 year member of
the Factoryville FD. Russ died in the line of duty on at a structure
fire in Factoryville, PA. Over the years he have been a good friend to
us at Station 43. You have left us but will not be forgotten.
100 Year Anniverary
Banquet Friends, family and others
helped us celebrate 100 years of service to the community
at a banquet on Saturday
night at the Lakeview Lounge. This memorable event recognized the efforts
and committment our our fore fathers and sisters and our current members
who helped carry the tradition of community service. We'd like to thank
all who were able to attend, those who supported the event in any way.
crash injures teens
On Thursday evening, October
24, this violent crash in Clinton Township near Route 170 resulted in serious
injuries to four teens. At least three of the occupants of the vehicle
were ejected when the vehicle rolled several times.
runs RIT assignment on 2 alarm fire Ladder 43 was due as the
RIT as part of the first alarm assignment in Susquehanna County
at what would become a two alarm blaze early Thursday, October 24. The
fire, at 364 Starrucca Creek Road in Thompson Fire's first due area, was
well involved upon arrival forcing companies to operated defensively for
at least two hours.
There were at least two
occupants of the structure who were injured in the blaze that was reported
just after 3:00 a.m. One occupant reportedly leaped from the second story
of the structure to escape the flames. WNEP
Chief on 18 box On Saturday, October 12,
Ladder 43 and Car 43 (with Chief 43) responded on a box assist to Station
18 (Clifford) for a working fire in a dwelling. The structure was well
involved when the initial call was dispatched by Susquehanna County just
before 6:30 AM.
The structure was located
on Lyons Street in Clifford Township. Companies operarted for about 2 hours
before returning to service.
for your support We'd like to thank everyone
who supported our chicken BBQ held on Sunday, October 6th. We sold
over 400 dinners! Thanks again!
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!
during local festival
Pictured are Juliann Doyle,
President of the Browndale Fire Company and Peggy Brager, Vice-President
of the Forest City Area Historical Society. Juliann is presenting Peggy
with a Browndale Fire Company commemorative t-shirt in appreciation for
the wonderful exhibit at the Togetherness Festival held on August 3, 2013.
The Browndale Fire Company was most appreciative of all of Peggy’s hard
work in putting the exhibit together. Thank you Peggy !!
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!