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ABOUT OUR ORGINAZATION

 

 

The Dickson City Community Ambulance serves the boroughs of Dickson City, and Throop, Pennsylvania with two Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulances.  As one of the busiest BLS ambulance companies in Lackawanna County, we are dispatched to about 1600 incidents each year.  Our ambulances are dispatched by the Lackawanna County Communications Center to various types of incidents within the Boroughs including medical calls, motor vehicle crashes, every fire call the Dickson City and Throop Fire Departments are dispatched to, as well as occasional assistance to surrounding communities.

Once located in the same building as the Dickson City Fire Department, The Dickson City Community Ambulance moved out of the Fire Department and into our current location at 2 Eagle Lane in 1988.  The building constructed in 1988 provided two truck bays, a kitchen, and meeting room.  A building addition completed in early 2006 added about 2400 square feet to the existing building and provided space for an additional truck bay, crew room, bunk room, offices, and storage.

Dickson City is a 4.7 square mile section of Lackawanna County just east of Scranton with a population of about 6,200.  The population of Dickson City can double or triple during the day when shoppers and retail employees converge on the borough to conduct business.  During the past decade, the Viewmont Drive and Commerce Boulevard area has seen an explosion of development with the opening of dozens of national chain stores and restaurants.  Just a few of the well-known businesses within our coverage area include:  The Viewmont Mall, Dickson City Crossings, Wegman's, Walmart, Macys, JCPennys, Target, K-Mart, Kohls, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes, as well as dozens of restaurants, hundreds of other businesses, and a 1.5 mile section of heavily traveled U.S Rt. 6.  Route 6 handles more than 40,000 vehicles each day

Throop is a 5.0 square mile section of Lackawanna County located to the south of Dickson City with a population of about 4,000.  Throop Borough has seen its share of development in recent years with the construction of a 3 mile section of Industrial Highway, a recently expanded school system, as well as countless businesses and manufacturing facilities.  Some of the major businesses located in Throop include Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Harper Collins Publishers, and Nivert Metal Supply.

At the June 2013 monthly meeting, members and officers unanimously voted to become the sponsor of the Boy Scouts and Cub scouts troop 322 after they faced expulsion from the Primitive Methodist Church.