Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company, Station 52, Susquehanna County
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RIP David Durko
December 17, 2015

From Andy Belcher , Union Dale Volunteer Fire Co.:

RIP Life Member Dave Durko Sr.

On behalf of the Member's and Officer's of the UDVFC we send our thought's and prayer's out to Dave's family. Dave donated tireless hours and year's into our community and department. He will be deeply missed.

We want to thank everyone who has helped us in the past 4 days, too many to list. Thank you all.

As details become available we will make everyone aware.

Dusty Estabrook
Steven Durko

It is with great sorrow, the Union Dale Fire Company has to announce the passing of our last charter member Steven Durko.

The UDVFC Officers are asking for final tones with the below call out. Around 11am. We will request it over the air when we get to the grave site.

Union Dale tones

Union Dale Fire Last call for Charter member Steven Durko to go serve at the Lord’s side. Our Friend, Brother, Father, Grandfather, a founding father to the Union Dale Vol. Fire Co., and Boro Mayor. You have received your last call to go serve and protect the Lord. You were a great inspiration in many eyes, we have all learned and taken lessons and advise to heart. We cherish our memories and celebrate your life with honor. We wish you well on your journey until we meet again Brother!

The members and Officers of the Union Dale Fire Company.

Thank you for your time and support during this time.

Andrew J. Belcher NREMT-P/FF-II
UDVFC 1st Assistant Chief/Vice President

50th Anniversary 1958 – 2008 Celebrating 50 Years of Outstanding Service

This year is special to the officers and members of Station 52. The Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company is celebrating 50 years of service. The company began service in 1958 and has continued to grow.

Station 52 provides extensive services, from fire suppression service, rescue services, public service and education. Since 2004, Station 52 has also been providing EMS services.

To kick off our 50th Anniversary, we have added fireworks to the Friday night activities of our annual picnic.

Thank You for a Great 50th Anniversary!

We held a Dinner Dance in December 2008, with a great turnout, for our 50th Anniversary at Elk Mountain's Winter Garden Restaurant. A special "Thank You" goes out to the Co-Chairs of this dinner: Jeanna Lawrence and Andy Belcher. A fun filled night was had by all with a great dinner and music. Thank you to the Elk Mountain staff and to Pete Nebz who donated music for the night.

Some special awards were presented (photos coming soon!):

Outstanding Sponsorship Award: Elk Mountain Ski Area; always at our side for donations and availability as a training sight. Jack Shinn, a Pro Ski Patroller received the award on behalf of Elk Mountain.

Outstanding Picnic Support Award: Irean Witiak and Tammy Witiak; always lending a hand and whatever else may be needed.

Outstanding Dedication and Service Award: Chief Tom Yale, member since 1975 and Officer for 20+ years; always there willing and ready and holding us together.

Outstanding Administrative Services Award: Mary Reeder, Treasurer for 10+ years.

Life Member and Charter Member Award: Steve Durko

A dedication award was presented by Browndale Fire Company and Chief Dave Richards for the 50 years of service to the community.

Honorary guests were in attendance from surrounding mutual aid departments.

A special recognition and thank you to guests in attendance Mark and Jean Silfee, owners of Chet's Place, for their continued yearly support in offering us areas for training, cooking our lunches on training days, and running the Dunk Tank every Saturday night at the Fireman's Picnic.

We want to thank everyone who attended and made it a great night.

Thank you,

The Members and Officers of Station 52

Other Services Offered

Swimming Pool Filling; please contact Fire Chief Tom Yale at 570-679-2589 to make arrangements.

Fee: $150. initial load; $25. for each additional load.

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