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The Dunmore Fire Department is now seeking applications for the position of part time Firefighter/EMT.
Information regarding this position can be found on the ABOUT US PAGE here on our website.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
The members of the Dunmore Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday.
VEHICLE FIRE ON CASEY HIGHWAY
November 14th, Station #6 along with Rescue #27 were dispatched to the Casey Highway for a fully involved vehicle fire. A-Shift Firefighters stretched a hand line and assisted with extinguishing the fire. Crews operated on scene for approximately 15 minutes and returned to service.
INTERSTATE 81 VEHICLE FIRE
November 11th, Early morning vehicle fire at Interstate-81 N. M.M. 186. B-Shift crews made quick work and cleared to get morning rush hour traffic back to normal.
VETERANS DAY
November 11th, Please take a moment to honor all of the men and women who served our country in the past and who currently are serving today. The members of the Dunmore Fire Department greatly appreciate them for their service.
CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

November 6th, This is a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarm when you changed your clocks back today.

FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAILER

The Scranton Fire Dept. Local #60 along with the Dunmore Fire Dept. local #860 were awarded a joint grant for an IAFF Fireground Survival Training Trailer.


Currently Captain Greg Wolff, Lieutenant Eric Shigo, and Private Kyle Stanton along with Scranton Firefighters are taking a train the trainer course to be Instructors. The class started yesterday and ends on Thursday.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
  1. Walk Safely
    Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
FIRE PREVENTION

October 13th, Members of C-Shift spent part of the morning at St. Mary's School on Chestnut Street teaching the students about fire safety. Some of the topics covered were proper use of calling 911, exit drills in the home, smoke alarms and stop drop and roll. We will see everyone again next year!!
TRUCK CO. ASSIST TO OLYPHANT 

October 12th, approximately 07:30 hours B-Shift Ladder #6 was dispatched at the request of Chief #26 to a working commercial structure on Mid Valley Dr. Ladder #6 arrived, laddered the building and set up for roof operations. As the crew was setting up, interior crews made a quick knock on the fire and Ladder #6 was told to stand fast on the roof. With no extension found crews began to take up. Dunmore crews returned to service within and hour and a half.

SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE!!
October 21st, Join the Scranton Firefighters at the Backyard Ale House to support a great cause! Your $20 donation helps them to reach the goal of providing brand new, American made winter coats for the children of Willard Elementary School.
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and members of the New York City Fire Dept. on the passing of
Battalion Chief Michael Fahy
.

EQUIPMENT DONATIONS TO D.F.D.

September 26th, We would like to send a Huge THANK YOU to Sack's Tailor Shop and the Dunmore Rotary Club for their donation of equipment to the Dunmore Fire Department. The Rotary Club donated High Temperature Rope and a Rope bag to be used for large area searches and R.I.T. Sack's Tailor Shop donated a set of elevator door keys. THANK YOU AGAIN!!

DRINKER STREET ROLLOVER
September 24th, approximately 09:45 Station #6 along with EMS were dispatched to the 700 block of E. Drinker Street for a two car crash, one vehicle on it's roof with entrapment and possibly on fire. A-Shift members arrived on scene to find a vehicle on it's roof, no fire and one occupant still in the vehicle. Firefighters stretched a hand line, extricated the patient from the vehicle, assisted EMS with patient packaging and cleaned up fluids and debris from the roadway. Crews would return to service in 45 minutes.
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES 

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and members of the Wilmington Fire Department on the passing of
Lt. Christopher Leach and Firefighter Jerry Fickes.
D.F.D. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS T-SHIRTS
We are now selling our 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts. The proceeds will benefit a Dunmore Resident battling breast cancer. T-Shirts can be ordered through any Dunmore Firefighter or you can stop by 400 S. Blakely Street at Fire Headquarters to place your order. We will be doing two separate orders. First order is due by Friday September 16th at 3:30 pm to have the shirts by October 1st and second order is due by Friday October 7th at 3:30 pm to have shirts for the middle of October.
 
T-Shirts are $10.00 each and any Shirt size over XXL will be $13.00 each.
9/11
We remember the innocent thousands that lost their lives on that tragic day.
We will never forget.
BUILDING DEDICATION
September 10th,  D.F.D. held an open house to our new Fire Station and to show our new 2016 Pierce Ladder Truck followed by a dedication of the new Fire Station to late Councilman Mr. Salvatore Verrastro. We would like to thank everyone for sharing this special day with us.

August 20th, D.F.D. crews along with the American Red Cross and ServPro went door to door installing free 10 year rated smoke detectors. We would like to thank everyone that came out and volunteered their time in assisting this great campaign that the American Red Cross has initiated.

SECOND ALARM ASSIGNMENT

August 15th. approximately 03:45 hours B-Shift Ladder #6 was dispatched to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Scranton on a 2nd alarm fire.  (Photo borrowed from Jason E. Facebook)

FLAG DETAIL
August 14th, Ladder #6 and (Clarks Summit) Ladder #4 performed a flag detail for the Friends of the Forgotten North East Wing, PA 
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
The image above is a Photo of Captain Mike Rinaldi and his granddaughter Skylar Rinaldi
Photo by Butch Comegys

Click here for more pictures and a story courtesy of the Times Tribune
ODOR OF SMOKE IN A BUILDING
August 1st, Station #6 along with Rescue #27 and Pennsylvania EMS were dispatched to the 700 block of E. Drinker Street for an odor of smoke in the building. Chief #6 along with A- Shift crews arrived on scene, thoroughly investigated the building and found the problem to be an HVAC Unit that had malfunctioned. Firefighters controlled the power source to the unit. No injuries were reported. Photos courtesy of Ken Strauch.
LIGHTNING STRIKES CLOSE TO A HOME
July 30th, Rescue #6 along with Penn. EMS were dispatched to the 500 block of N. Apple Street in the Borough for the report of a tree struck by lightning with a residential power outage. PPL was called to the scene and no injuries were reported. Rescue #6 cleared the scene in approximately thirty minutes.
BUSY EVENING FOR D.F.D.

July 25th, approximately 16:15 hours A-Shift Ladder #6 and Rescue #6 were dispatched to the first of several calls for the evening. Due to the severe weather Engine #6 and Duty Car #6 were placed in service and mutual aid companies from Throop and Olyphant were called to assist. In all crews responded to approximately 50 incidents. Thank you to everyone who assisted especially Engine 27-3, Squad #26 and Rescue #26. Also a huge Thank you to Grande Pizza in Dunmore for providing us with pizza at the end of the storm.

VEHICLE FIRE AT THE 1200 BLOCK OF THE O'NEILL HIGHWAY
July 25th, 09:41 Rescue #6 along with Penn. EMS were dispatched to the 1200 block of the O'neill Highway for the report of a vehicle on fire. B-Shift crews arrived to find a fully involved engine compartment fire. Firefighters stretched an 1 3/4 hand line and quickly knocked down the flames. Overhaul was performed and crews returned to service in approximately 20 minutes. Photos courtesy of Ken Strauch
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

The Dunmore Fire Department Local 860 sends our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters at Philadelphia Local 22

MVC AT INTERSTATE 84 WEST
July 23rd, approximately 11:25 A-Shift Rescue #6 was dispatched to Interstate 84 West for a MVC. Penn #13 was on scene reporting fluids down. Rescue #6 controlled all hazards and returned to service.
VEHICLE FIRE ON I-84
Jul 23rd, approximately 11:05 A-Shift Rescue #6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to Interstate 84 for a vehicle fire. Rescue #6 arrived and found the vehicle to be overheated with a possible fire that was extinguished prior to arrival.
TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT

July 22nd, approximately 12:25 C-Shift Rescue #6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to Interstate 81 in the area of mile marker 187 for a tractor trailer accident. Rescue 6 arrived and controlled the hazards. (Photos courtesy of Ken S.)

MVC WITH CONFINEMENT

July 9th, 18:26 Rescue #6 along with EMS were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on the Casey Highway at M.M. 1 Westbound. B-Shift crews arrived to find one patient confined to the vehicle. The rescue crew used the hydraulic cutter and spreader to remove the driver door to gain patient access. Units operated on scene for approx 30 minutes.

FULLY INVOLVED DUMPSTER FIRE

July 3rd, approximately 17:05 hours B-Shift Rescue #6 was dispatched to the 500 block of East Drinker Street for a dumpster fire. Crews arrived, stretched an 1 3/4 hand line and quickly extinguished the fire. Units returned to service in approx. twenty five minutes.

STRUCTURE FIRE ON S. APPLE STREET
June 28th, approximately 18:45 hours B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6, Engine 27-3 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to South Apple Street for smoke coming from a 2nd floor apartment. Units arrived and found a fire in the wall. Within a few minutes crews had the fire knocked down and began overhaul. Units cleared the scene in 30 minutes, no injuries were reported. (Photo taken by Colleen A.)
INTERSTATE 81 MVC WITH INJURIES
June 25th, Approximately 20:31 Station #6 along with EMS were dispatched to Interstate 81 mile marker 186 South for a motor vehicle crash with injuries. A-Shift crew arrived on scene to find one vehicle heavily damaged on the driver side. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle, assisted EMS and cleaned up debris. Units cleared the scene in approximately 25 minutes.
THANK YOU TO THE JONES FAMILY
The members of The Dunmore Fire Department would like to send out a HUGE THANKS to John & Carolyn Jones of Bath, New York for the donation of this vintage fire department photo in memory of Firefighter Robert H. Jones. The members have hung this picture in the main hallway of our new building. 
INTERSTATE 81 CAR FIRE
June 1st, @ approximately 12:25 hours B-Shift Rescue 6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to Interstate 81 at mile marker 188 were dispatched for the vehicle fire. Rescue 6 arrived to find a working vehicle fire. (Photos taken by K. Strauch)
FULLY INVOLVED BUILDING ON CLAY AVE.

June 1st, @ approximately 04:45 C-Shift Station#6, Engine 27-3 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the 1300 block of Monroe Ave for the report of a structure fire. County Communications reported multiple calls now being received. Ladder 6 arrived confirmed the fire, began defensive operations and requested the SRN bringing Scranton Engine 4, Scranton Truck 2, Rescue 23 (R.I.T.) Ambulance 23-9 (Rehab). Chief 6 requested Rescue 26 relocate to Dunmore Fire headquarters. Crews operated for a few hours after the fire was knocked down hitting hot spots. THANK YOU to All the Departments that Assisted with this mornings fire.

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