Factory Mutual Insurance Company Awards Grant Browndale Fire Company is pleased to announce the award of a $1000 grant
from Factory Mutual Insurance Comppany. Gary Ryman, Factory Mutual
Insurance Company, awarded the grant check to Fire Chief Jason Obelenus recently. The grant will be utilized for
the purchase of two tablets and a CAD.
Bloodmobile a Success Thanks to all who attended the bloodmobile on Friday!program.
January 2015 Lottery Fund Raiser
Here is your
chance to get family members a Christmas gift and support us at the
same time! For only $10 a ticket you can give a gift that keeps friends
and family captivated for a month! The drawing is based of the PA Lottery Noon
Daily Number first draw only. Prizes
include weekdays $50, weekends $75, New Year's Day (1-1) $125 and
Martin Luther King Day (1-19) $125. Checks will be mailed to the
winners. Donation is $10 and there are two numbers each ticket! Tickets
are available at the station at 620 Marions Street or contact
any member, email email@example.com or call 570-499-4908. Structure Box Gets Quick Return Nov. 15 - A first due box
assignment for smoke in the basement of a residence got at quick
response just before 11 AM. First arrving engine, Engine 41, stretched
the initial line to the dwelling at 315 Clinton Street in Vandling.
With all the residents clear of the structure, the investigation
determined the culprit was a faultly oil burner. Chief 41 (Lukus)
backed down the assignment holding 43 and 41, returning the rest. The
residence was cleared of residual smoke. All companies returned to
service in 20 minutes.
On the box: 43LDR, 43 ENG, 41ENG, 41 RES, 41_9 AMB, 75ENG, L61-4 ENG, L 59 RES, L51RES, L22SQD, S52ENG and S18LDR
Another Successful BBQ! Thanks to all our
customers for your support throughout the years. We hope you have enjoyed your
dinners. Special thanks to our members who gave their time and effort to make
this BBQ a success and also to all our friends, relatives and non members that
came and help with the entire project, from the laying of the ground work for
the new pit to baking copious amounts of baked goods, to the Zefrans for your
generous cole slaw making abilities and all of our friends and neighbors that
helped in any way. There are many people, organizations and charities that we
could mention, but we do not want to leave anyone out, so to all that have ever
helped, both in the past and the present, Thank You... Dates for the 2015 BBQ's
will be announced shortly...
dedication area Through
donations in memory of the Debevec and Richards families phase one of
the new flagpole dedications area was completedt this weekend.
A special thanks to Josh Debevec for heading this project. More additions to the
area to follow in the sping of 2015.
The area is in memory of the Debevec and Richards families, Joe Sr, & Angeline Debevec,
Joe Debevec Jr., Dave "Hap" & Eleanor Richards.
61 Box Nov. 8 The 43 Wagon ran a 61 box at 126 Jefferson St. The crew of 4 was first due along with the 51
Truck. Our crew worked with Command (51-82 Allison) and entered the dwelling
finding no structural extension and the fire confined to the chimney itself.
The 51 Truck went to the roof and used the chimney kit to clean the flue while
the 43 and 62 crews removed the blockage and ashes. All were
returned to service safely within a short time.
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.
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
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.
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!