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VETERANS DAY 2017 

The members of Local 860 would like to thank all Military Personnel that served in the past and present.

VEHICLE FIRE ON E. DRINKER STREET 

November 11th, Approximately 11:00 Station #6 along with EMS were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Drinker Street for a vehicle fire. B-Shift members arrived on scene and stretched an 1 3/4 hand line to extinguish the blaze. Crews operated on scene for twenty minutes before returning to service.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN 
EARLY MORNING FIRE ON THROOP ST.
October 8th, approximately 08:30 Station #6 along with EMS were dispatched to the 900 block of Throop Street for the report of a structure fire. Ladder #6 and Rescue #6 arrived on scene and found smoke visible from the exterior. Ladder #6 crew stretched a hand line and Rescue #6 established a water supply. The fire was contained to a bedroom on the second floor. Special thanks to the companies that assisted on scene and those for standing by at our station. 
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES
The Members of the Dunmore Fire Department send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Retired Dunmore Firefighter Joe Loughney.
SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT!!
The Dunmore Police and Fire Dept. would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone that supported the 1st Annual Hot Shots Tournament. It was a huge success and we can't wait to see everyone again next year!

Platinum Sponsors
DiPietro's Pharmacy
Jody Cordaro with SCE Environmental Group
Grande Pizza Dunmore
Dunmore Little League/American Legion Post #13
Toyota of Scranton

Silver Sponsors
Safety Services Consulting
Candidate for Dunmore Borough Council Paul Nardozzi
Councilman, Michael Dempsey of Lenahan and Dempsey
Councilman, Michael McHale and Family

Bronze Sponsor
Frank Margotta and Family

Special thanks to Sherwood Youth Association,/Dunmore Missy League for allowing us to use the field and Bicycle Donations. L.T. Verrastro for the Banner Donation. Tiffany with Watch Fire Signs. The Dunmore High School Chorus for the singing of the National Anthem. Battaglia Sporting Goods for donation of baseballs for the game and Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders for Bats. Anthony Cali and Dean tallo for DJ and Announcements. Greg Wolff for umpiring the game.

Additional Sponsors
Dunmore Cigar, Calabria Pizza, Honky Tonk Restaurant, Coviello's, Colorusso's Dunmore, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Residents/Businesses for Basket Donations.
                                                  SOFTBALL AT SHERWOOD PARK
The Dunmore Fire Department is challenging the Dunmore Police Department to a Charity Softball Tournament on September 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm. at Sherwood Park. The two Departments are going to raise money for charities by selling T-Shirts, basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and pass the cap. All proceeds will be donated to Dunmore Youth Organizations.

We are seeking help from local businesses and residents to sponsor this event with baskets and donations. For any additional questions or information you can contact us on our Facebook page.. We hope to see everyone there!!
NEVER FORGET 
2017 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
August 9th, A Great evening was had by all at the Dunmore Police Department Night Out. Along with displaying our Apparatus, members were over seeing an obstacle course for the kids, stood by for the fireworks and were selling the 2017 Dunmore Fire Department Community Pride T-shirts that have arrived and will continue to be on sale, watch our Facebook page and website for more information regarding the T-Shirts.
MVC ON THE L.V.I.H.

July 29th, approximately 16:00 hours B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the L.V.I.H. in the area of mile marker 1.2 for a MVC. Upon arrival the vehicle was found in the median and occupant was self extricated. Crew controlled hazards and occupant of the vehicle was in the hands of EMS. All units returned to service once the towing service arrived.

STUBBORN FIRE ON TIFFANY DRIVE
July 20th,  approximately 10:00 hrs B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to Tiffany Drive for a reported structure fire. While responding the Communication Center stated they received two calls on this incident. Rescue #6 reported they could see the fire as they made their way from Mill St. Ladder #6 Officer Requested the SRN which brought Off Duty Firefighter Recall, Engine #6, Rescue #23 as the R.I.T., Rescue #26 relocate to Fire Headquarters. The Tanker box alarm was also requested. Dunmore Police arrived on scene reported a working fire in an attached garage with extension and all residents were out. Rescue #6 arrived and secured their own water supply and stretched an attack line, Ladder #6 arrived and set up for roof operations while securing a water supply from Rescue #6. Ladder #6 Officer requested a 2nd alarm due to the amount fire bringing Ladder #20 and Rescue #26 to the scene along with multiple tankers, Rescue #95 and Rescue #98 special requested and Engine #33 stood by at Headquarters. Penn. Rehab was requested also. Crews operated for over 5 hours to get the fire under control. THANK YOU TO ALL the Departments and Personnel who responded and assisted.
VEHICLE FIRE IN GARAGE
July 14th, approximately 13:35 hours B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the 500 block of South Blakely Street for a smoke investigation. Once in the area crews found smoke coming from a building, upon investigating they found a vehicle fire in a garage which was being held in check by the works with a garden hose. Crews extinguished the fire, checked for extension and ventilated the building. Crews cleared the scene in about an hour.
VEHICLE INTO A WALL ON E. DRINKER

July 15th, approximately 13:20 hours B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6, and Penn 6--9 were dispatched to the intersection of Blakely St and Drinker St for a vehicle into a pole. Crews arrived and found the driver self extricated, vehicle was stabilized, hazards were controlled and crews assisted EMS. It was determined that the vehicle did not hit the pole but struck a wall. Crews returned to service once the towing service was on scene and removed the vehicle.

JULY 4, 2017
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
FIREWORK DETAIL
Have A Safe and Happy 4th of July!!!!! (Photo taken by Chris K. at Sherwood Park on July 1, 2017)
ROLLOVER ON THE INTERSTATE

June 23rd, approximately 23:55 hours B-Shift Station #6 along with Penn 6-9 were dispatched to Interstate 84 in the area of mile marker 2.7 for a MVC with a rollover. While responding the 911 Center advised P.S.P. were on scene reporting the vehicle was on fire and all occupants were out of the vehicle and there were no injuries. Crews stretched a hand line and began to extinguish the fire. Tanker 15 was request to respond for a water supply. Crews operated for approximately one hour. Thank You Tanker 15 for your assistance. (Photos taken by J.M. and Chris T.)

KITCHEN FIRE ON MADISON AVE.
June 5th, approximately 17:35 hours B-Shift Ladder #6, Rescue #6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the 1700 block of Madison Ave. for a reported grease fire in the residence. Dunmore Police arrived on scene confirming a fire. Ladder #6 arrived with a smoke condition and requested the off duties to be dispatched. Rescue #6 secured a water supply to the Ladder and Firefighters had a quick knock down on the fire. Crews ventilated and overhauled before being released by Command.
EARLY MORNING STRUCTURE FIRE ON BUTLER STREET

June 4th, A-Shift approximately 04:30 Station #6 along with Penn. EMS and Engine 27-3 were dispatched to the 800 block of Butler Street in the Borough for the report of a structure fire. As Ladder #6 was approaching the 800 block they were able to see smoke and flames visible from the front of the residence which prompted the Officer to complete the SRN. Scranton E-4, T-2, Dickson City Rescue #23 and 23-9 were dispatched to the scene. Crews made an aggressive interior attack and the fire was contained quickly. Thanks to everyone who assisted at this incident!

STRUCTURE FIRE ON SOMERS STREET

May 21, approximately 23:50 hours A-Shift Station #6, Engine #27-3 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the 200 block of Somers Street for the report of a fire in a basement with possible entrapment. Ladder #6 and Rescue #6 were returning from a crash on the Interstate and responded immediately. With reports of multiple calls Ladder #6 requested the SRN (Truck #2 and Engine #4 from Scranton and Rescue #23 for R.I.T.). Ladder #6 arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the residence. Rescue #6 established a water supply. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and all searches were negative. Commonwealth EMS Rehab was requested to the scene and Rescue #26 relocated to Dunmore Fire Headquarters. Thank You to everyone for the assistance and thank you to all the neighbors who brought water and Gatorade for the crews. (Photos by Annemarie C.)

FIRE ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE

May 13th, Approx. 20:00 Station #6 C-Shift was dispatched for a possible structure fire at 26 University Dr. Ladder #6 arrived to a multi family structure with smoke pushing from the A/D corner of division 1. The Ladder crew found a working fire in the utility room. Rescue #6 was advised to come into the scene and Engine 27-3 secure the hydrant. The crews held the fire to the utility room. Overhaul was performed checking for extension and mitigation of the smoke condition in the residence.


Earlier in the evening crews responded to the 1300 block of Adams Ave for smoke filling a residence. That incident turned out to be burnt food.

FULLY INVOLVED VEHICLE FIRE
May 4th, Station #6 A-Shift was requested by Chief 27 to assist Throop F.D. on Marshwood Road for a fully involved vehicle fire. Firefighters stretched an 1 3/4 attack line and quickly extinguished the blaze. Crews picked up and were released by Chief Hegedus in approximately 25 minutes. Photos courtesy of Dickson City EMS Shayne Young and Throop Fire Chief Andy Hegedus
EARLY MORNING VEHICLE FIRE
April 7th, approximately 01:15 hours B-Shift Ladder 6, Rescue 6 and Penn 6-9 were dispatched to the 400 block of Smith St for a vehicle fire. Police arrived on scene and reported a working fire in the engine compartment. Crews arrived, made a quick knock of the fire and utilized the E draulics to gain access to the engine compartment for overhaul. Crews returned to service within an hour.
The members of Local 860 are pleased to announce that we will be endorsing David W. Schmidt
for Secretary/Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association.

The Dunmore Fire Dept. Local 860 is proud to announce that we will be endorsing 3 candidates for Council. Endorsements for the 4 year term are Paul Nardozzi and Thomas Ehnot and for the 2 year term is Carmel Verrastro-Biko.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
Please help keep all fire hydrants that are closest to your residence clean and clear. It might be the one you're Fire Department needs in case of an emergency.
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES
The Dunmore Fire Department sends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends of Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe and the City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire.
CHANGE BATTERIES IN SMOKE ALARMS
March 12th, Please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
TRUCK CRASH ON INTERSTATE 81

March 10th, D.F.D B-Shift responded to a report of an oil truck roll over North I-81 mile marker 188. There was no rupture of the tank and the truck had approximately 100 gallons on board.

RESCUE CO. ASSIST TO OLD FORGE

February 21st,  approximately 09:40 hours B-Shift Rescue 6 was requested as part of a multiple alarm assignment for a working structure fire in Old Forge Borough. Rescue 6 responded and was initially assigned water supply for Ladder 95 in the rear of the structure. After establishing the water supply the crew assisted with multiple other tasks. Rescue 6 operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to service. Ladder 6 and Engine 6 were staffed while the Rescue operated on this mutual aid call.

GENERAL ALARM FIRE 46 YEARS AGO

February 1971, 46 years ago this February the Dunmore Fire Department, Scranton Fire Department and near by communities fought a General Alarm Fire on the Campus of Marywood College.

FULLY INVOLVED VEHICLE FIRE

January 23rd, approximately 01:00 hours Station #6 and Penn. EMS were dispatched to the area  of the L.V.I.H. and Interstate 84 for a motor vehicle crash, one car rolled over. Reports also stated that the vehicle was on fire. Crews arrived to find a one car MVC with fire and the occupant of the vehicle extricated by a bystanders prior to F.D.'s arrival.  D.F.D. crews extinguished the fire and EMS transported the occupant to a local hospital.

REPORTED FIRE ON CHESTNUT STREET
January 22nd, Station #6 along with Penn. EMS were dispatched to the 300 block of Chestnut Street in the Borough for the report of a structure fire, caller smells something burning in the residence. Fire crews investigated and found something burning in the microwave. Firefighters checked for extension, ventilated the residence and returned to service in approximately 30 minutes.
THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED 
January 16th, The on duty Dunmore Fire Dept. crews reported to St. Mary's this morning for the American Red Cross and Servpro sponsored smoke detector installation drive along with the Red Cross, Servpro  Unico Dunmore Chapter Volunteers. The Dunmore F.D. Local 860, Scranton F.D. Local 60 and the Wilkes barre Local 104 installed nearly 700 smoke detectors free of charge within their communities. This is a great program and has potential to save lives. Great job by all involved and thank you!!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR 01-16-2017 
Anyone wishing to volunteer and help is asked to meet at 9:00 am on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Saint mary's School on Chestnut Street in Dunmore.
M.V.C. AT SOUTH BLAKELY AND GROVE STREETS
January 5th, 19:30 Ladder #6, Rescue #6 and Penn EMS were dispatched to the intersection of S. Blakely and Grove Street for a motor vehicle crash. Crews arrived to find one vehicle that had struck another with patiens self extricated. Firefighters contained hazards and stood by until the towing service arrived.
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