Newton Township residents are served by the Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Company, which provides both fire protection and emergency response services in Newton and Ransom Townships.
The Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Company includes emergency medical technicians,
first responders and fire police along with firefighters. The active volunteers
are required to undergo extensive training each year in order to meet
state-mandated safety requirements. Our current fire chief is M. Jeffrey LaCoe with assistant
chiefs, John J. Stemphoski and Eugene Mancusa. Our EMS Captain is Dan Williams
and fire police captain is James Rau. President is Francine Fawcett,
Vice-President is Frankie Miller, Treasurer is Marion Karanosky, Recording
Secretary is Sylvia Gilpin and Financial Secretary is Sandy Rau.
The company responds to about 150 calls each year and is dispatched through the Lackawanna County Communications Center. Mutual aid is provided among area departments, including Clarks Summit, Chinchilla, Falls, Lake Winola, Duryea, Taylor and Old Forge. Newton residents call for emergency response through 911 dispatch service.
The Newton Ransom Volunteers are very dedicated to providing the best possible service, but they need your support. Please contribute generously during their fund-raising campaigns.
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