Great Bend Hose Co #1 .

Great Bend, PA 18821
(570) 879-2854


It is with great regret that we announce the passing of our beloved, long time member Dolly Lonzinski. Words cannot express how deeply we will feel this loss and how much she was loved by every member of our company. Our only solace is that she is now at peace and feels no more pain. We love you Dolly. Until we meet again....

Gertrude "Dolly" L. Lonzinski

(September 18, 1943 - December 31, 2014)

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Gertrude “Dolly” L. Lonzinski

Of Great Bend, PA

Dolly Lonzinski, 71, of Great Bend, PA, passed away Wednesday December 31, 2014, at her home after an illness.

Dolly was predeceased by her parents Henry and Gertrude Schaffer; son Edward M. Lonzinski; and Sister Carol V. Warner.

She was survived by her loving husband of 49 years Michael E. Lonzinski of Great Bend, PA; son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Kathy Lonzinski of New Milford, PA; daughter Laura Conarton, of New Milford, PA; son-in-law, Anthony Conarton of Great Bend, PA; brothers David and Pearl Schaffer, of Levittown, PA, Paul Schaffer, of Harford, PA, and James and Lisa Schaffer of New Milford, PA; sisters Audrey Steinsto, Tonsberg, Norway, and Linda and Charles Canfield, New Milford, PA; brother-in-laws, Clark Warner Jr. of Kinsley, PA, and Richard Lonzinski and Rene Neville, of Johnson City, NY; grandchildren Scott and Danielle Lonzinski, Matthew Lonzinski and Samantha Lonzinski; great grandchildren Kamryn, Wesley, Evan, and Gavin Lonzinski; precious friends Keith and Maxine Gunn, of Susquehanna, PA; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Dolly was a member of the Great Bend Hose Co. #1 Inc. since February 1977 where she served as the Department Secretary for 16 years and Treasurer of the Relief Association for the past 5 years. She served 15 years on the Great Bend Boro Council and was President of the Council for 12 years. Dolly was a past member of the Great Bend Hallstead Ambulance and was an EMT. She also was a member of the United Community Methodist Church, in Great Bend, PA where she was the former Choir Director and Organist for several years. Most important to Dolly was her family who cherished her and will miss her dearly.

A Memorial Service will held at the Great Bend Hose Co. #1 Inc. Fire Station, 54 Tannery St., Great Bend, PA, on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Noon, with Rev. James Major Officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Fire Station from 11am till noon, on January 17, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Great Bend Hose Co. #1 Inc., P.O. Box 201, 54 Tannery St. Great Bend, PA 18822; Great Bend Hallstead Ambulance, 5 Carroll St. Great Bend, PA 18822; the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; Broome Oncology Inc. 169 Riverside Dr. Binghamton, NY, 13905.

Jr. Firefighters

 ATTN: All  14-16 Year Olds

Our Jr. Cadet Firefighter Program is starting!!!

If you are between the ages of 14 and 16 years old and interested in becoming one of our Jr Cadet Firefighters, let us know!! You need parents permission and working papers!!!!

For more information contact Kyle Loucks or Brad Marvin 607-624-5375 or call the station.

Bingo at GBHC Every Wednesday Night

Great Bend Hose Company features Bingo at our hall every Wednesday evening year round. Swing on down and see Bob and the gang and have a ton of down home fun! Bob's featured specials are on hand every week along with all of your favorites. Doors open at 5:00 PM and BINGO starts at 6:30. 

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Great Bend Hose Company has many surplus items we are looking to get rid of.

23 air cylindars all aluminum, 14 Masks and 12 air packs isi magnum, big air cylindars 12 2216 fill cylindars, connection hoses and guages for fill cylindars, Ground monitor, Rescue 42 stabilizing strut system, 19 chargers and 14 Minitor pagers, Honeywell enviro air smoke eaters, 2cylindar fill station
Pictures of these items are located on our Facebook page here:
For more information call our station 570-879-2854
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Wednesday, Feb 4 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 10 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 11 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fire Prevention Week at Blue Ridge Elementary 2012