South Williamsport: Proposal to help volunteer fire companies

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

Back in March, Newswatch 16 spoke with the South Williamsport Fire Department about the lack of active volunteer firefighters. The department only has two people responding to calls. "We are continuing to lose members. Whether it is people moving out of the area or some members resigned due to age and physical health," said Chief Tyler Dickson of the South Williamsport Fire Department. The Williamsport Bureau of Fire provided 90 days of assistance to the fire station in Southside. Those 90 days are now up. Chief Tyler Dickson tells Newswatch 16 that the fire company is now working on a plan he believes will change the landscape of firefighting. "We are going to be able to staff two firefighters at South Williamsport, as well as two firefighters at Loyalsock Township, starting Monday through Friday working a 40-hour workweek, plus a paid full-time administrator," said Chief Dickson.


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