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DECEMBER 15, 2012      

 

The Dickson City Ambulance responded along with the Throop Fire Dept. to a single vehicle crash Saturday morning.  The vehicle left the roadway and came to a stop in a wooded area in the 900 block of S. Valley Ave.  One patient was transported to the trauma center at Geisinger CMC.

photo by Tyler Tratthen

NOVEMBER 19, 2012      

 

The Dickson City Ambulance responded to the 800 block of Price St. along with our fire department for a reported kitchen fire Monday night. Crews arrived to find a fully involved structure fire.

EMS units on scene included 23-9, 23-8, QRV-23, 22-9, TSU-22.

photo by Stephen Keyasko

NOVEMBER 9, 2012      

The Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department responded to a head-on crash at the intersection of Eagle Ln. and Main St. Friday evening.  Crews responded immediately after hearing the vehicles collide less than a block away from our station.  There were no serious injuries.

NOVEMBER 7, 2012      

 

 

One ambulance from Dickson City was requested to respond along with our fire department to assist Peckville with a residential structure fire on Academy St. Wednesday morning. Units remained on scene for approximately two hours.

NOVEMBER 3, 2012                                     REGION 5 STRIKE TEAM ACTIVATION

One ambulance from Dickson City has been in southern New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast last week.  Last Tuesday, one Dickson City Ambulance and about a dozen other local companies traveled to the Garden State as part of the region 5 strike team activation.  They are working with EMS agencies from multiple states to support local crews with triage at shelters, backfilling stations, and patient transports, among other tasks. Crews are expected to return to PA on Monday.

OCTOBER 27, 2012      

Saturday October 27th was one of our busiest days in recent memory with a dozen calls for emergency assistance.  Along with multiple medical calls in Dickson City and Throop, we assisted Olyphant with a dwelling fire on Lackawanna Ave. around 1800 hrs.

OCTOBER 27, 2012      

One of our ambulances stoodby on scene while the Dickson City Fire Department extinguished a fully involved car fire on Commerce Blvd. Saturday. There were no injuries. 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2012      

The Dickson City Ambulance assisted the Dickson City Fire Department and surrounding fire departments at a residential structure fire in the 400 block of Boulevard Ave. in Dickson City Sunday night. Units remained on scene for several hours and one resident was transported to a local hospital.  We were assisted by EMS units from Jessup, Blakely, Chinchilla, Lackawanna Ambulance and Community Life Support. 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2012      

On Monday September 3rd, the Dickson City Olive Garden restaurant kept their Labor Day tradition of providing lunch for borough emergency service providers.  Each Labor Day for nearly 10 years, the Dickson City restaurant provides a generous lunch for members of the fire department, ambulance, and police department as their way to recognize the hard work and dedication required to provide services 24 hours each day, every day of the year.  Our members would like to thank the Olive Garden restaurant for their continued generosity. 

AUGUST 21, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Dickson City Fire Department responded to an MVA on Rt. 6 near the Blakely line Tuesday evening.  There were no serious injuries.

  

AUGUST 17, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Main St. Friday evening for an MVA involving an SUV. The driver apparently lost control and and struck the rear of a Main St. business.  There were no serious injuries.

JULY 1, 2012      

 

The Dickson City Community Ambulance was requested to assist Newton this morning with firefighter rehab at a residential structure fire.  One of our ambulances was on scene for just over an hour.

 

JUNE 16, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance responded with the Throop Fire Department and surrounding companies to a garage fire in the 800 block of Murray St. early Saturday morning.  Crews were on scene for about two hours.

        

JUNE 15, 2012      

 

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Main St. in the early morning hours for a pole down in the roadway.  It was apparently struck by a vehicle but there was no one found on scene.

APRIL 26, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Throop Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of Dunmore St. Thursday afternoon.  There were no serious injuries.

  

 

APRIL 17, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to a single vehicle roll-over in the 900 block of Viewmont Dr. Tuesday morning.

  

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to yet another crash in the 900 block of Viewmont Dr. Tuesday afternoon.  There were no serious injuries.

FEBRUARY 18, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to a two vehicle crash in the 900 block of Viewmont Dr. Saturday afternoon.  There were no serious injuries.

               

FEBRUARY 17, 2012      

   The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department responded to Dunkin Donut's parking lot on Main St. Friday evening for a crash involving a car into a pole. One occupant was transported to a Scranton hospital.

 

FEBRUARY 4, 2012

Fund drive packets for 2012-2013 have been delivered to residents and businesses in Dickson City and Throop.  Please renew or begin your ambulance membership this year. This membership drive is our main annual fund raising event. If you did not receive an envelope, please call the ambulance building at 383-1399 and leave your name and address.

 

JANUARY 17, 2012

We are pleased to announce the addition of another trainer to our roster.  Officer William Hazelton of the Throop Police Dept. is now a certified ASHI trainer under the Dickson City Ambulance.

                   

JANUARY 3, 2012      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance and Fire Department were sent to the intersection of Rt. 6 and Commerce Blvd for a three car crash Tuesday evening.  Two patients were transported to a Scranton hospital.

 

JANUARY 1, 2012      

If the first few hours of 2012 are a sign of things to come, it is sure to be another busy year.

Crews were busy early Sunday morning responding to several emergencies. Shortly after 3:00am The Dickson City Community Ambulance along with Throop Fire Department were dispatched to the vicinity of Franko and Dunmore St. in the borough for what was thought to be a brush fire.  Ambulance and fire crews arrived to find an overturned car which was on fire next to a residence. The fire was quickly extinguished and one occupant was transported to a local hospital.

 

DECEMBER 31, 2011            LETTER THANKS FIRST RESPONDERS AND COMMUNITY

The following was published in the Scranton Times on December 31st, 2011.

  Editor: On Dec. 23 a fire broke out at the home of our father, Kenneth Pringle, 724 Carmalt St., Dickson City. By the grace of God our father and his tenants got out safely.
Our father, who lived there for 10 years, lost everything he owned. Sherri Branch and her daughter, who lived in the home for several weeks, also lost personal items and their pet cat and parakeet.
Our family would like to thank the brave men and women of our fire, EMS and police agencies, who unselfishly risked their lives to ensure the safety of our father, his tenants and neighbors. Thanks to the Dickson City Police Department, fire crews and personnel from Dickson City, Peckville, Blakely, Greenwood, Olyphant, Moosic and Archbald, EMS crews from Dickson City and Lackawanna Ambulance, and members and volunteers from the American Red Cross.
Sincere thanks, gratitude and appreciation to all of our neighbors and friends and all who thought of us during this devastating time. The outpouring of support from the community is amazing. Thanks for the support and donations.
THE PRINGLE FAMILY
DICKSON CITY
 

 

DECEMBER 23, 2011      

The Dickson City Community Ambulance along with EMS units from Blakely assisted the Dickson City FD and surrounding fire departments at a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Carmalt St. in Dickson City Friday evening.  

 

 

DECEMBER 19, 2011      

Both Dickson City Ambulances stood by while the Fire Department controlled a garage fire in the 1100 block of Olga St. late Sunday night.

 

OCTOBER 28, 2011                                                 

The Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of Main St. Friday night for an MVA involving an SUV that left the roadway, went through a chain link fence, and became lodged between a house and a retaining wall.  The driver was extricated and was taken to the Trauma Center. 

 

OCTOBER 1, 2011                           SEPTEMBER 2011 BECOMES BUSIEST MONTH

This weekend marked another milestone for the Dickson City Community Ambulance.  September became the busiest month in our history with 163 calls for assistance.

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011                                             

At September's meeting of the Dickson City Crime Watch held at the Ambulance building Tuesday, president Roger Barren presented Ambulance Association president Stanley Prushinski with a $500 donation.  We thank the crime watch for their generous gift.  The donation will likely be put toward improving the exterior lighting around the Ambulance Association's building, providing a safer environment for both crime watch and ambulance personnel.

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011                                 

The Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department responded to a two vehicle crash with one car striking a utility pole in the 300 block of Main St., Monday night. 

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2011                                              ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND...

Along with multiple medical emergencies, several crashes in Dickson City Friday night and Saturday kept the Ambulance and Fire Department busy.  This crash, in the 800 block of Scott Rd. occurred in the wee hours Saturday when an SUV lost control traveling down the hill.  There were no serious injuries.

 

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011                                 

The regional strike team was deployed for the second time in two weeks due to flooding concerns.  This time crews responded to Luzerne County to assist with evacuations. 

        

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011                                 

August ended with 158 calls for assistance, the second busiest month in our history.

 

AUGUST 30, 2011                                       BACK-TO-BACK FIRES IN THE VALLEY

Around 6:00 Tuesday evening a residential structure fire broke out on Lawler Dr. in Jessup. One Dickson City Ambulance was requested along with EMS units from Archbald to assist Jessup in providing medical services to residents and firefighters at the scene...

  

...About two hours later, a crew from Jessup Ambulance returned the favor when they assisted us at a residential structure fire on Hall St. in Throop. Crews from Dickson City Ambulance and Jessup Ambulance each transported residents from the Hall St. fire to CMC. 

 

AUGUST 27, 2011                                        REGION 5 STRIKE TEAM ACTIVATION

  

  

Late Saturday, crews from our regional Strike Team retuned to NEPA following a day assisting with evacuations and transporting equipment in New Jersey. EMTs TR Homenchak, Shayne Young, and Jason Perry of the Dickson City Community Ambulance worked with crews from Hanover Twp, Lackawanna Ambulance, APTS, CLS, Olyphant Ambulance, Mayfield Ambulance, and Transmed. Crews transported patients and equipment through Egg Harbor City, Buona Vista Twp, Trenton, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Atlantic County Fire Training Center served as their staging site.

 

AUGUST 26, 2011                                         REGION 5 STRIKE TEAM ACTIVATION

Late Friday morning we received word that the regional Strike Team was expected to be activated to assist with evacuations in eastern New Jersey, ahead of Hurricane Irene.  By 5pm Friday, one Dickson City Ambulance and about a dozen other local companies were on the road to the Garden State. Our crew spent the night in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County evacuating nursing home residents to safer parts of the state.  Crews are expected to return to PA on Saturday.

 

JULY 31, 2011                                           JULY 2011 BECOMES BUSIEST MONTH

This weekend marked a milestone for the Dickson City Community Ambulance.  It made July 2011 our busiest month ever with 162 dispatches.     

 

JULY 24, 2011

At around 6:00pm Sunday one ambulance from Dickson City was requested to assist other EMS agencies with firefighter rehab at a large barn fire along Rt. 632 in Justus. The Dickson City Ambulance crew remained on scene for three hours assisting with rehab operations before transporting one firefighter to a local hospital.

              

 

JUNE 18, 2011

At around 8:30pm Saturday both Dickson City Ambulances responded along with the Throop Fire Dept to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Dunmore St. and Center St. Two patients were transported to local hospitals.

     

 

JUNE 11, 2011

On Saturday members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance joined other members of the regional STRIKE team at the site of a training drill at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  This exercise, which simulated a fire inside the hospital, was our first training exercise as members of the team. 

 

  

 

JUNE 3, 2011

Congratulations to four of our members on their High School graduation.  Tony Snyder, Melissa Taramelli, Marty Hrinko and Stephanie Dunleavy are all graduating in early June.  We wish them success with their future endeavors. 

 

JUNE 1, 2011        DICKSON CITY AMBULANCE PASSES RECENT INSPECTION

 

On June 1st, a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Health visited our building to inspect our operation.  Our current three year licenses enabling us to provide BLS Ambulance and Quick Response services expire July 1, 2011.  After a thorough inspection of our three vehicles, our medical equipment, documentation management, and a seemingly endless pile of paperwork we have been approved for a new three year license valid until July of 2014. Our officers worked very hard during recent weeks to prepare for this inspection and are proud that our organization has been recognized favorably by the state.

 

MAY 20, 2011

This weekend one of our new ambulances is on display at the Lancaster County Firemen's Association Fire Expo at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

 

MAY 12, 2011

Thursday night the Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover in the 500 block of Main St. in Dickson City.  There were no serious injuries.      

 

APRIL 21, 2011

Member earns Emergency Medical Technician certification...

We are happy to announce the recent accomplishment of member Melissa Taramelli at earning her E.M.T. certification.  Melissa successfully completed the four month long E.M.T. course held at the Community Medical Center and passed the state exam this week.  We are proud of her accomplishment and are happy to have another E.M.T. on staff.

 

APRIL 13, 2011

The Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department along with surrounding departments were dispatched to the 1100 block of Frieda St. for the report of a working structure fire in the early morning hours of April 13.  EMS 23A Lukasik was the first on scene and confirmed the working fire requesting the SRN to be dispatched.  Early reports indicated possible entrapment but it was soon discovered that there was no one home.  One firefighter was injured after partially falling through the first floor of the structure.  They were taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The home suffered serious damage.  On the scene: DCFD, DC EMS, Rescues 26 (RIT) & 27, Engine 22, Ladder 20, Blakely and Jessup EMS, The Red Cross and the DCFD Ladies Auxiliary.

     

 

APRIL 2011

Junior member's mom battling cancer

 

Dickson City Community Ambulance junior member Travis Groover's mom, Lori Raub, is currently battling a bout of cancer.  Her friends and family are sponsoring a fundraiser at the Jessup VFW (205 Dolph St.) on Saturday, April 30th from 6pm-10pm.  Please join us for some great food, good friends and be a part in supporting Lori and her family with her fight against cancer.  Your attendance will offer encouragement and support.  There will be entertainment, a cash bar, 50/50 and basket raffles.  Donations will be greatly appreciated.  Contact Donna at 570-445-7455 or Jason Perry (DCFD) at 570-351-6692 for tickets, donations or more information.

 

MARCH 23, 2011

Dickson City and Throop residents....   The 2011 - 2012 fund drive packets have been delivered.  If you have not received a fund drive packet, please call our station at 383-1399 and leave your name and address.  Your generosity enables us to provide emergency responses over 1,500 times each year.  We thank you for your continued support.

 

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

 

Our two new ambulances have arrived.

Our members have been busy orienting themselves with the new trucks.  During the upcoming weeks we will be installing equipment and radios and once they are inspected by the Department of Health, they will be placed into service.  The Association's current ambulances will then be sold.

        

Our thanks to the Eagle Hose Co. for use of their building to store one of our ambulances since space is tight at our building.  More pictures will be posted soon.

We took advantage of the nice weather Sunday to take a photo of all four trucks together.

 

JANUARY 20, 2011

Fund drive packets for 2011-2012 were delivered to residents of Dickson City and Throop around January 19th.  Please renew or begin your ambulance membership today.  If you have not received an envelope- call our building at 383-1399 and leave your name and address.

 

JANUARY 1, 2011

2010 Ended with 1,636 incidents, surpassing the total from 2008 making it our busiest year.  Additionally, December was the first month in which we received more than 150 calls for assistance. 

 

DECEMBER 30, 2010

As the busiest year ever for the Dickson City Community Ambulance comes to a close, newly elected officers are set to begin their two year terms January 1st, 2011.

 

President Stanley Prushinski
Vice-President Timothy Benford
Treasurer Thomas Homenchak
Recording Secretary Lawrence Waters
Captain Mike Szescila
1st Lieutenant Erin Lukasik
2nd Lieutenant Joseph Corcoran

 

DECEMBER 29, 2010

The Dickson City Ambulance is having a busy week as 2010 comes to a close.  Early this morning, our ambulance responded along with the fire department to the intersection of Route 6 and Commerce Blvd. for a two car crash.  Crews arrived to find one car on its roof and the other engulfed in flames.  One person was seriously injured and was transported to a hospital.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 15, 2010

Member earns Emergency Medical Technician certification...

We are happy to announce the recent accomplishment of member Marty Hrinko at earning his E.M.T. certification.  Marty successfully completed the four month long E.M.T. course held at the Community Medical Center and passed the state written and practical exams this week.  We are proud of his accomplishment and are happy to have another E.M.T. on staff.

 

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2010

The Dickson City Ambulance had some visitors Thursday evening when the Dickson City Tiger Cub Scouts came to our building for a tour.  During their visit, they got to climb inside an ambulance and see the equipment we use to help people in emergencies.

 

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2010

The Dickson City Ambulance's QRV responded along with the Fire Department to a car fire at the intersection of Route 6 and Scott Rd. Tuesday night.  Crews arrived to find a Cadillac Escalade SUV fully engulfed in flames in the intersection.   Watch a video of the fire here

     

 

 

NOVEMBER 5, 2010

The Dickson City Community Ambulance responded with multiple local fire departments and EMS agencies to the Mid Valley Elementary School on Underwood Rd. in Throop Friday morning for a fire in a first floor restroom.  There were no serious injuries, although several people were treated for smoke inhalation.  Our thanks to Jessup, Jefferson Twp., Lackawanna Ambulance, and Clarks Summit ambulances for helping us treat patients at the scene of the fire, and thanks to Old Forge Ambulance for relocating their trucks during the emergency. 

 

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2010

The Dickson City Fire Department make a quick stop on a kitchen fire in the 800 block of Price St. in The Borough Wednesday night.  They were assisted by fire personnel from Throop, Blakely, Peckville, and Olyphant.  One Dickson City Ambulance was on scene with an ambulance from Jessup.  Our thanks to the Jessup crew for helping us provide medical services at the fire while our other truck transported a victim from a head-on crash on Route 6 near Burger King. 

 

 

OCTOBER 17, 2010

On Sunday, the Dickson City Community Ambulance Association held the final day of a three day long emergency vehicle operators course.  This course stresses the importance of safe vehicle operation, traffic regulations, and other details of safe driving, and is required of everyone who wishes to operate an emergency vehicle.  The first two days involve classroom instruction and the final day consists of testing students' abilities to maneuver an emergency vehicle through a course designed to test depth perception, steering, use of mirrors, and driving in reverse.  About two dozen students from Dickson City Ambulance, Dickson City Fire Department, Jessup Fire Department, Justus Ambulance, Chinchilla Fire Department, and Browndale Fire Department took part in the course.

Special thanks to the Great Escape IMAX Theatre on Commerce Blvd., in Dickson City for allowing us to use their parking lot Sunday morning.

        

 

 

OCTOBER 4, 2010

On Monday evening The Scranton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild presented the members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance with a beautiful handmade quilt.  The quilt, which took the members of the sewing guild several weeks to complete, will be raffled off as a fund raiser for the Ambulance Association.  In the coming weeks we will begin selling tickets for a chance to win the quilt, two matching pillows, and two pillow-cases.  If you are interested in buying tickets call our station at 383-1399 for more information.

 

The members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance Association would like to thank the members of the Scranton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild for their generous donation.  

Members of the Scranton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild included in the photo are: First row - Mary Prokarym (First Vice-President), and Susan Volpe.  Second row - Marjorie Matasa, Cheryl Smith, Judy Snow, Lawrence Waters (Dickson City Ambulance), Vince Ottone (Dickson City Ambulance), Carol Sherlock, Debbie Vankleef (Treasurer), and Jackie Zielinka.

Other members of the Guild that contributed to the project but were unavailable for the photo include:  Mary Gedrich (President), Janine Lamberton (Secretary), Carol Rinaldi (Publisher), and Marilyn Young.

 

 

OCTOBER 1, 2010

September ended with 145 calls for assistance......  our busiest month in over a year.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

One Dickson City Ambulance crew along with the crew from Rescue 29 relocated to Jessup Hose Co. #2 Thursday evening while the Jessup Fire Department, Ambulance, and surrounding companies worked on a residential structure fire on Constitution Ave.  The relocation lasted a few hours.     

 

 

AUGUST 21, 2010

A devastating fire struck a Dundaff St. home in Dickson City early Saturday morning.  A 12 year old child died and several others were injured in the blaze.  For the full story click here [update] for the Scranton Times news article.  EMS units from Dickson City, Jessup, Mayfield, Blakely, Lackawanna Ambulance, and Community Life Support were on scene with fire crews from Dickson City, Throop, Olyphant, Blakely, Peckville, and Mayfield.

        

        

 

 

AUGUST 20, 2010

A two car crash injured several people Thursday evening on Sanderson St. in Throop.  Two people were taken to a hospital by Dickson City Ambulance crews.  Units on scene: Throop FD, 23-9, 23-8, QRV-23 

   

 

 

AUGUST 17, 2010

The Dickson City Community Ambulance is expecting.....   Twins!

It’s official…..  after two months of discussions, examining demonstration vehicles, and meeting with manufacturers, the members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance have chosen the next set of ambulances that will serve the boroughs of Dickson City and Throop for years to come. 

At the July 2010 monthly meeting, the members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance Association voted to move ahead and begin the process of purchasing two identical Ford “Field Duty - 160” Type III ambulances from the Medtec Ambulance Corporation of Goshen, Indiana.  These ambulances were ordered through Chris Woolfolk at our local Medtec dealer, Glick Fire Equipment.

These two vehicles have been carefully designed by our members to meet our needs taking into consideration patient care, safety, and ease of use.  They will feature Ford E-450 diesel chassis, LED lighting inside and out, and more storage space than our current ambulances. The members of our organization are very excited about these new trucks.  We expect to take delivery of these vehicles in mid November.  

     

 

 

JULY 24, 2010

Dickson City and Throop residents....   Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our annual fund drive.  Your generosity has made our fund drive a success again this year. 

 

 

MARCH 20, 2010

 

The Dickson City Community Ambulance's first Texas Hold 'em tournament held Saturday was a great success!  About 50 players competed for various prizes including a big screen TV, laptop computer, Wii video game system, and gift cards to local stores.  Lunch was provided and everyone had a great time.  We hope to see everyone again next year! 

 

The following is a list of the top players:

 

FIRST PRIZE:  John Longo, Dickson City  -  Winner of the 47" TV and surround sound system

SECOND PRIZE:  Joe Krzywiec, Throop  -  Winner of the Compaq laptop computer
THIRD PRIZE:  Linda Ricker, Scranton  -  Winner of the Wii game system
FOURTH PRIZE:  Mark Bitler, Scranton  -  $50 gift card
FIFTH PRIZE:  Chet Novak, Dickson City  -  $50 gift card
SIXTH PRIZE:  Larry Thomas, Dickson City  -  $50 gift card
SEVENTH PRIZE:  Walter Swierbinski, Dickson City  -  $50 gift card
EIGHTH PRIZE:  Jeff Corcoran, Scranton  -  $50 gift card

 

 

Special thanks to members Courtney Homenchak and Vince Ottone for organizing the event, Jeff Gilroy for his time and advice, and all of the dealers including Matt Washkuch for volunteering to help at the last minute.... including dealing the final table. 

Vince, Courtney, Jeff

Matt Washkuch

 

 

We would like to thank all of the players, and the following sponsors for making this event a success:

Serendipity Day Spa Idle Hours Bowling
Giant Foods Dr. Burdyn, DMD
Dickson City DAV Walmart
Mr. Fix It American Legion
Johnsons Towing Mug Shots
Johnny's Viewmont Mall
Stan's Auto Gibbons Ford

 

 

 

 

MARCH 14, 2010

 

Attention Dickson City and Throop residents....   The 2010 - 2011 fund drive has been delivered.  If you have not received a fund drive packet, please call our station at 383-1399 and leave your name and address.  Your generosity enables us to provide professional emergency responses over 1,500 times each year.  We thank you for your continued support!  

 

 
JANUARY 6, 2010

 

Firefighters from Dickson City, Throop, and Blakely extinguished a blaze on the first floor of a dwelling in the 800 block of Main Street in Dickson City Wednesday evening.

 

  

  

 

 

DECEMBER 10, 2009

 

The members of The Dickson City Community Ambulance recently completed training on new Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices.  These important pieces of equipment have been offered to all ambulance services in Northeast Pennsylvania by the Department of Health.  Training was provided by our Medical Director, Dr. Marc Bonin.

 

     

     

 

 

OCTOBER 3, 2009

 

Congratulations to members Jeff Baron and Joseph Corcoran for successfully completing the training required to become certified as Pennsylvania Department of Health "Emergency Medical Technicians".

 

 

AUGUST 18, 2009

The members of The Dickson City Community Ambulance would like to thank Custom Concrete for donating the equipment and manpower to install an underground drainage system on the land behind our building.

 

 

AUGUST 16, 2009

The Dickson City Community Ambulance's meeting hall has recently been renovated and is available for public rental.  Our 1,000 square foot hall is suitable for birthday parties, graduations, christenings and other gatherings up to approximately 75 people.  Please call Courtney Homenchak at (570)903-3311 for details and availability.

 

   

 

 

MAY 29, 2009

The members of The Dickson City Community Ambulance would like to thank Kriger Construction for donating the equipment and manpower to clear the land behind our building. Their crew removed rocks, stumps, and brush that have been an eyesore for years.  Soon, grass will be planted to help keep this land looking great.

 

  

  

 

 

MAY, 2009

The members of The Dickson City Community Ambulance are pleased to announce we have recently been certified as an official training site of the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI).  This ASHI recognition certifies three of our members as instructors of basic life support courses such as first aid, and CPR.  If you or your organization is interested in a class, please contact our CPR coordinator at: training@dicksoncityambulance.com

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 15, 2009

 

The members of The Dickson City Community Ambulance Association regret to announce the passing of our oldest living member, Edward Rutkowski.  Edward was a charter member of the Ambulance Association, helping form the organization in 1959.  He served in many capacities including captain for many years.  He will be greatly missed.

The following was taken from the Scranton Times-Tribune, Sunday August 16, 2009

 

Edward Rutkowski

 

Edward "Wiener" Rutkowski, 91, a lifelong resident of Dickson City, died Saturday morning at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, where he had been a resident for eight months. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Mazurowski. They celebrated their 62nd anniversary June 28.

Born in Dickson City, son of the late Frank and Mary Faltinovicz Rutkowski, he was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City, and he attended Dickson City schools. He served in World War II in the European Theater with the 504th Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, where he had three of five combat jumps.

He was a lifelong member with more than 60 years in American Legion Post 665, Dickson City. He was also a member of Eagle Hose Company 1 for more than 50 years. He served with Lackawanna Fire Police for more than 40 years. He was a charter member of the Dickson City Community Ambulance for more than 50 years, as well as a charter member of the Northeast Ambulance Association.

He worked as a part-time Dickson City police officer for more than 22 years and also was employed by the Hudson Coal Co. from an early age for nearly 35 years. Before retiring, he was employed as a security guard at the Circle Drive-In/Flea Market in Dickson City.

He was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a loyal friend to all who came in contact with him.

His family would like to extend its immense gratitude to the facility and staff of the Gino Merli Veterans Center for the excellent treatment and outstanding care Edward received while residing there.

Also surviving are a son, Edward Rutkowski Jr. and wife, Karen, Dickson City; a grandson, Adam Rutkowski and wife, Heather, Dickson City; two granddaughters, Jillian Rutkowski, Dunmore; and Megan Koziol and husband, Jaime, Susquehanna; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Rutkowski; a brother, George Rutkowski; and two sisters, Helen Pilch and Verna Duchnick.

The funeral with full military and firefighter honors will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For online condolences, go to:
www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
 

 

 

APRIL, 2009

 

The new Dickson City Ambulance patch has arrived!

 

 

 

 

MARCH, 2009

 

The 2009 Fund Drive is currently being delivered to the residents and businesses of Dickson City and Throop.  Please return your donation today.  Your support is truly needed!

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 1, 2009

 

Dickson City Ambulance and Fire crews were called to the 900 block of Scott Rd around noon Sunday for an SUV that had left the roadway and landed on its roof next to a home.

 

     

 

 

JANUARY 7, 2009

 

Fire crews from Dickson City, Throop, Olyphant, and Blakely made quick work of an electrical fire in the 1100 block of Dimmick St, in Dickson City Wednesday evening.  The Dickson City Ambulance and QRV were also on scene.

 

        

 

 

JANUARY 1, 2009

 

Dickson City Ambulance crews start out the year with a pair of medical calls and a crash involving a car vs. tree in the 400 block of Boulevard Ave. in the frigid wee hours Thursday.  2009 Is sure to be another busy year.

 

 

DECEMBER 30, 2008

 

Dickson City Ambulance crews responded to a total of 12 calls for help Tuesday December 30th.  Both of the Association's ambulances and the QRV were busy around the towns responding to a variety of incidents ranging from residential medical calls, to a crash involving a vehicle rollover in the 700 block of Boulevard Ave.

 

 

DECEMBER 2008

 

As the busiest year yet for the Dickson City Community Ambulance comes to a close, a number of events are in store for the near future. 

  • Newly elected officers are set to begin their two year terms in late January, 2009.

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    President Stanley Prushinski
    Vice-President Mike Szescila
    Treasurer Thomas Homenchak
    Recording Secretary Thomas Rohan
    Captain Erin Lukasik
    1st Lieutenant Mike Szescila
    2nd Lieutenant Jason Perry
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    Building trustees will be appointed at the January 2009 monthly meeiting.
  • A new Dickson City Community Ambulance patch is being designed by one of our talented members.  The decades-old patch currently worn by our ambulance responders is outdated, and has been in need of changes for years.  

  • The 2009 fund drive is being prepared and is slated for February delivery for residents of both Dickson City and Throop.  For the first time, fund drive packets will be mailed to residents of both boroughs at the same time.  This change will make the fund drive process more economical for the Ambulance Association.  Residents of Dickson City who are members of the fund drive for 2008 will have their memberships extended to meet the new fund drive mailing timeline.    

 

MAY 17, 2008

 

The Dickson City emergency services responded to an MVA on Business Rt. 6 near the Fashion Mall Saturday morning.  Crews arrived to find a dump truck partially over the guide rail.  There were no serious injuries.

  

         

 

 

APRIL, 2008

 

The members of the Dickson City Community Ambulance are proud to announce that the recently purchased Ford Expedition "quick response vehicle" has been lettered, equipped with supplies, and inspected by the Dept. of Health.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2008

 

The Dickson City Ambulance responded to Route 380 in Covington Township early Sunday morning just south of the Moscow exit to assist with a bus rollover.  This mass casualty incident involved 42 patients, 20 ambulances, several fire departments, one helicopter, and at least four area hospitals.  Dickson City Ambulance crews transported three patients to area hospitals. 

 

         

 

 

FEBRUARY 11, 2008

 

Dickson City Ambulance and Fire Department personnel were called out Monday evening to Commerce Blvd near Panera Bread for a crash involving a car striking a gide rail.  The impact of the crash sent the gide rail through the engine compartment and firewall and then into the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  Crew members of the Dickson City Fire Department worked for over half an hour to cut the vehicle's driver from the wreckage.  The driver and a passenger were transported to an area hospital. 

 

         

 

 

JANUARY 14, 2008

 

Monday evening the Throop Fire Department and the Dickson City Community Ambulance responded to The Industrial Highway near the Throop - Dunmore border for an MVA involving a vehicle rollover.  There were minor injuries.

 

         

 

 

JANUARY 2008

 

The Dickson City Community Ambulance

Acquires Quick Response Vehicle

 

As the new year began, the Dickson City Community Ambulance placed into service an additional vehicle to help us respond to emergencies.  A 2007 Ford Expedition EL, stocked with an array of BLS equipment, and staffed by least one EMT will be available to provide aid at an emergency until an ambulance arrives.  Additional uses for the vehicle will include transportation for members to training events, providing rehab operations without taking an ambulance out of service, improve our ability to respond to emergencies in adverse weather conditions, etc.  During the next few weeks this vehicle will be licensed and lettered, and will then be known as "QRV 23".