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Gun Raffle for Entire Month of August

Wayne County Quality Council L-HOT
(Local Housing Options Team)

L-HOT will be conducting a Point In Time Count Of Homeless Individuals/Families on
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.  These counts provide data used in allocating Federal and State resources to assist in addressing Homeless issues in local communities.  Wayne County Agencies continually serve homeless individuals and families throughout the year. Teams of volunteers will be attempting to locate and approach Homeless individuals/families to provide information, toiletries, snacks, etc.
 
We Are Recruiting Volunteers!!For more information or to volunteer contact Cindy Matthews @ 570-253-9200 or via email at cmatthews.co.wayne.pa.us.

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 campaign!


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.

Get your pierogies!
The Browndale Fire Company and Little Spuds Homemade Gourmet Pierogi are working together selling Little Spuds homemade potato and cheese pierogi.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Browndale Fire Company.  Pick up frozen pierogies on Tuesday's or Wednesday's from 6 to 7 at the Browndale Fire Station, Route 247 or by appointment.  Price is $6.00 per dozen.  Please call 570-785-5300 or 499-4908 to reserve your pierogi or by contacting any fire company member or by e-mail at: jdoyle@nep.net. Thank you for supporting the Browndale Fire Company. 

Ladder on 18 box                                                      April 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.


 BBQ a 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. 

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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.

DVD of 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 diamondplatephotography@gmail.com.

Fire wrecks 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!
 
Remembering 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.
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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.

Violent 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.  WNEP

Ladder 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

Ladder, 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.

Thanks 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!
 
Come in! 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? Email us for more information!

43 spotlighted 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 !!

Houses damaged in wrecks
Photos by Diamondplate Photography
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

Utility 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!

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Browndale Fire Company
620 Marion Street,  Browndale
Forest City, PA 18421
Phone 570-785-5300