Did you get your purse bingo ticket? Event sold out! Here is your teaser as we prep for our St.Patrick's Day purse bingo. Dress in green for a chance to win a prize. Dress like a leprechaun for chance to win CASH!!! Doors open at 3, Bingo starts at 5.
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Ladder 23 responded into Area 27 on a first alarm assignment for a smell of smoke in the building at one of the Gertrude Hawk buildings, which is currently under construction. Chief 27 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire in the "A"-Side wall. The ladder arrived as the first due truck company and the crew split, performing inside and outside responsibilities. The building was laddered with both ground ladders and the aerial ladder by the outside team, and the inside team reported no fire conditions on the interior. The ladder operated on scene for about 45 minutes and returned to the Borough.
Around 3am this Valentine's Day the DCFD was called to assist in Susquehanna County on I-81 with a multi-vehicle crash with tractor trailers involved. Due to icy road conditions some units on original dispatch were not able to respond due to ice and another slid off the road into a ditch. Crews arrived and were tasked with extricating a heavily trapped victim on a travtor trailer. The vehicle was stabilized with the use of our Air-Shores, hydraulic rams were used to preform a... "dash push", and the victim was extricated. Rescue Company 23 worked in conjunction with E-36, R-2, R-59, United Fire Company, and CHEMS Paramedics. Reacue 23 also assited Hallsted Fire on extrication of a second victim. This is probably one of our furthest requests for assistance in quite sometime but we still show our "heart's" and love by responding. Prayers for all involved. Becareful out there and have a Happy Valentine's Day. Love, DCFD-23.
Engine Company 23 was dispatched to the Red Lobster last night for a possible car fire. While "The American Express" was marking enroute, Lackawanna 911 updated that police were on scene confirming a working fire in the engine compartment. Crews arrived and made a quick knock with the trash line. Crews returned to service within in a half hour.
DCFD members were once again awarded the HURST Jaws of Life Green Cross Award for successful rescue a of victim that was trapped in a vehicle crash. On January 5th, members extricated a victim that was trapped in a vehicle that was on it's side and "pinned" under the dash, resulting in the saving of a life. We give a congratulations to Chief Matt Horvath, Captain Ed Kalinowski, Lieutenant Mike Fedorisin, Chief Engineer Jim Slocum III, Asst. Engineer Chris Kosydar, Asst. Engineer Jason Perry, President/FF Thomas Homenchak, FF Willie Bilinski III, FF Randy Kochanowski, and FF Anthony Romeo.
The Membership of DCFD answered 37 emergency calls for service in the month of January. Crews responded to 4 structure fires, 1 vehicle in fire inside of a structure, 1 vehicle fire, 1 assist to EMS, 8 motor vehicle accidents (with 1 extrication), 2 gas leaks, 7 activated fire alarms, 2 water issues, 1 investigation, and were canceled while responding 10 times.
We are hosting our purse bingo again this spring. The date is March 17th which is St. Patrick’s Day (our event doesn’t interfere with Scranton’s parade day) There are a limited number of purse bingo tickets left. Tickets are $25 each.
We are still looking for purse sponsors and basket raffle donations. If you would like to purchase tickets or donate to our fundraiser, please contact us!
Ladder 23 responded into "The Queen City" (Olyphant) early this morning for a working structure fire in the basement of a residence. The ladder arrived on scene and assisted with ventilation and overhaul. While the Ladder Co operated, the Rescue Co was dispatched to the area of the McDonald's on the Scranton Carbondale Hwy for a car vs. a jersey barrier, and returned to service shortly after dispatch by EMS. Pictures from Blakely Hose Co. #2
The Rescue was sent along with EMS to the McDonald's on Business Rt 6 for a car into the building. The Rescue arrived to find one vehicle into the structure with the occupant self extricated. There appeared to be no structural damage to the wall's integrity. The vehicle was removed by Johnson's Towing and crews returned to service.