Holiday Safety

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For the 2014 holiday season keep these following Safety Tips in mind to avoid an unscheduled visit from your fire department.

On the Road:

  • Don’t Drink and Drive
  • Always Buckle Up
  • Make sure you kids are in proper booster or safety seats
  • Be mindful of dangerous driving conditions such as wet leaves and ice

In the Kitchen:

  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Make sure your fire alarms work
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close by near the exit of your kitchen
  • If you do have a grease or oil fire, do not use water to try to put out the fire.
  • Review the linked video about kitchen fires: NFPA: Kitchen Fires
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“Operation Christmas Kids” Toy Run

The Linfield Fire Company will be participating with Plymouth Ambulance, along with other local departments with their 5th Annual “Operation Christmas Kids” Toy Run on Saturday, December 6th @ 1:00 p.m. Toys will be taken to Bryn Mawr and St. Christopher’s Pediatric Units

“Bring a Smile to a Child’s Face this Christmas” and make your toy donation at our station from now until December 5.

1077 Main Street
Linfield, PA 19468

**Any donation of toys should be new and unwrapped.

Please stop by any Monday night between 6:30pm – 9pm to make a donation!

If you are unable to stop on a Monday night please message us to make other arrangements or email StephRumler@Linfieldfire.com

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Public CPR Training

We will be holding
CPR Training for the public

at our fire station.

1077 Main Street
Linfield, PA 19468

on

Saturday November 22nd 2014.
Class starts at 12PM

The class is approximately 3 hours and is free.

If you are interested in attending this class, please call Michael Tuski at (610) 908-5763.

Deadline for class entry is Monday November 17th.

Fire Prevention Week 2014

Fire Prevention Week

The theme for 2014 is
“Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”

When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?

If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted, and aren’t tested and maintained as they should.

However, working smoke alarms are a critical fire safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half. Meanwhile, NFPA data shows that home fires killed more than 2,300 people in 2012; many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection.

We’ve seen the devastating effects of fire first-hand; the burn injuries, the loss of homes and possessions are distressing. What’s even worse is witnessing a family’s anguish after a loved one has been killed in a fire. It’s heartbreaking.

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014, NFPA is promoting “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke alarms. In support of these efforts,  the Linfield Fire Co. will be visiting Chesterbook Academy, Kiddie Academy, Brooke Elementary, and the Malvern School to promote our annual fire safety message to the kids.

Our hope is that all residents participate make sure there are working smoke alarms installed throughout their homes. These simple steps can help make a life-saving difference, and prevent the potentially life-threatening impact of fire.

Here are additional smoke alarm tips to follow:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test alarms each month by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 year old or sooner if they do not respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alarm.

To learn more about the “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” campaign, visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org.

 

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Ice Rescue 2014

On February 8th & 9th, the Linfield Fire Company hosted an Ice Rescue & Emergency Response Training. Participating companies were Carlisle Fire Rescue Services and NORCO Fire Company. This advanced Technical Rescue Training was instructed by WhiteCap Water Rescue Training staff instructors Todd Stahl and Alex Myers.