The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 16, 2014

Danville Department lauded for fire fight on Ash Street in deep freeze

By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News

DANVILLE — DANVILLE — The Danville Fire Department received accolades for battling a house fire in bitter cold weather.

“How they ever did it when it was freezing cold. They all stood out in the cold weather,” councilman Bill Hause said at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

“We certainly appreciate your service,” said council president Scott Richardson.

Those attending the meeting applauded the fire department for its efforts at the fire on Ash Street Jan. 7.

Councilman Wes Walters later added the fire department “did an incredible job on Ash Street.” Danville Fire Chief Chris Dickinson said outside departments aided Danville and Mahoning Township companies. He said he called in a second and third alarm so firefighters could be rotated and warm up.

He also requested the rehab trailer from Sunbury’s Americus Hose Company which has two paramedics and emergency medical technicians. The trailer is stocked with supplies such as coffee, hot chocolate and is heated and air conditioned, Dickinson said.

“They survive on donations and perhaps the borough could do something by donating to the Americus company to thank them for their help,” the fire chief said.