Willow Grove NJ Fire Company  - Pittsgrove NJ

Willow Grove

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Once again the firefighters of the Willow Grove Fire Company partnered with 6ABC for the Operation Save A Life Program. Each year, several entities donate and distribute FREE smoke alarms for residents in the Tri-State area and we are pleased to participate. If you or someone you know is in need of a smoke alarm please contact us at 856-696-2270 or through our email at [email protected]

Below are some basic home safety tips and a list of participants of the program:
https://6abc.com/…/operation-6abc-save-a-life---fir…/448009/

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The Willow Grove Fire Company would like to remind everyone to practice fire safety with their Christmas tree this coming holiday season. Please review to follow safety tips for your tree and we would like to wish all of the supporters of the Willow Grove Fire Company a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in the coming weeks.  

 

The men and women of the Willow Grove Fire Company would like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. 

We would also like to remind everyone to practice cooking safety over the holiday season. Keep children away from stoves to prevent the possibility of burns and if you are deep frying a turkey to keep the process away from the interiors or close to the residence.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoSxKZzT2i0

May is national electric safety month. We ask that everyone use the best safety practices when using electrical appliances. Please follow the following checklists when walking through your residence:

•Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets where they can get damaged.
•Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets in your home to reduce the use of extension cords.
•Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage in a lamp or other light fixture. Check the sticker on the lamp to determine the maximum wattage light bulb to use.
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/Electrical_Safety_Tips.pdf

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to
Alert Consumers to a Fire


See more  at  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/kidde-recalls-dual-sensor-smoke-alarms-due-to-risk-of-failure-to-alert-consumers-to-a#

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

See more HERE

 

 

UL’s “Close Your Door” pledge aims to increase awareness of a new preventive measure that helps increase fire victim survivability. A news release issued this week states that after a decade, UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute found that a simple behavioral change–closing your bedroom door–could have a potentially life-saving impact. A room with an open door showed temperatures over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, while a room with a closed door had temperatures at only 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Research also showed that a closed door kept room conditions survivable longer than an open door.

Earlier this year, the NFPA has updated messaging states: “A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.” New research shows that fires burn faster today as a result of the way newer homes are built and the contents in the homes. This led to a reexamination of safety messaging around sleeping with the doors closed.
Visit  https://closeyourdoor.org/ for further details.

The Willow Grove Fire Company is once again providing FREE smoke alarms to anyone who is in need of them. There is no charge for this program all we ask is we install the devices when we provide them to you. Please contact us at 856-696-2270 or [email protected] 

Everyone is reminded to change the battery in your smoke alarms when you change your clock this weekend. If you are in need of a battery or smoke alarm, please contact us at 856-696-2270 or send us a message

The Willow Grove Fire Company would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July and remind everyone about grilling fire safety.



Over the weekend of April 1-3, 2016 two firefighters from the Willow Grove Fire Company attended training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The two students were in attendance for "New Jersey Weekend" along with 242 other firefighters from the State of New Jersey. While there they received information to bring back to the company in addition to share with other departments in the area.   

 

The Willow Grove Fire Company would like to inform the residents of the community who have natural gas service at their residence. Over the past few years many property owners had gas service installed but we ask you check the area around your meters for snow or ice build up. Again, we ask homeowners that it’s important to keep your natural gas meter clear of snow and ice buildup. The gas pressure regulator vent (pictured here above the arrow) needs to be kept clear to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup. The vent can become plugged when ice and snow melt during the day and refreeze at night.

In addition, please check your dryer vents or any other appliances where the discharge piping is low to the ground to the outside of your home.



 

As winter arrived, we ask everyone to practice home fire safety. Over the years we have responded to home heater issues but by following the brochure you provide comfort to your family knowing you as the homeowner are addressing any potential fire hazards. We also ask you review the flyer on carbon monoxide. If you believe you may have an issue please contact your local fire department.

Allow us to help you, we ask that all motorists to observe the Move Over Law so we can provide assistance to those who need it the most! The Move Over Law asks that ALL motorists reduce their speed and move to another lane if possible when passing emergency vehicles.

 

For information of the Move Over Law:

http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/move-over-law-text.html

 

For more information please watch:

http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/

As everyone changes their clock, we remind you to also replace the batteries in both your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If you need a smoke alarm please contact us at 856-696-2270 or through this website. 


"Smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out”. NFPA 2013.

 

 Here you will find a Smoke Alarm fact sheet

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http://www.salemcountynj.gov/swift911/ 

 

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents (and Businesses) in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of ‘YOURTOWN Township’ or ‘YOURTOWN Police Department’.If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form below to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.
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Safety Bulletin


  If you alarm is sounding please contact your local fire department. If you are a resident of the Willow Grove Fire Company fire district please call either 856-769-1955 for non-emergency matters or the fire station at 856-696-2270. Everyone is reminded to change the batteries in their smoke and CO detector twice annually and replace the unit as per manufacturer's recommendation.


http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/cosafety.pdf