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April 2 date for BBQ
The Browndale Fire Company will conduct its annual Spring Chicken BBQ on Sunday, April 2, 2017 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
Tickets are advance sales only or until sold out.  

Proceeds from the BBQ to benefit Browndale Fire Company.


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 

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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

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.

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 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
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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.

We plan  to continue its participation in this program ensuring that your firefighters are 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 were also present for the very interesting demonstration. Thanks to our brothers in Uniondale for bringing their engine to help with the demo.

New 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 Station 43. 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 dad, Jim!

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Forest City, PA 18421  Phone 570-785-5300


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