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Fireworks Safety

Monday, June 29, 2015   With the 4th of July fast approaching, the Officers and Members of Falls Township Fire Company #1 would like to take the time wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, below are some tips on fireworks safety and a link to view laws in reference to fireworks from the PA State Police.


Fireworks Injuries

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help us prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community.


Follow these safety tips when using fireworks: 


·         Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

·         Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.

·         Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.

·         Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.

·         Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.

·         Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

·         Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.

·         Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.

·         Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

·         After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

·         Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.



Motorcycle Accident

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Station 30 was dispatched for a reported Motorcycle Accident at Route 13 and West Trenton Ave. Station 30 units responded to assist EMS and secure any hazards. Rescue 30, Chief 30 and Deputy 30 were on scene, once all hazards were secured and the injured were taken to the hospital, Rescue 30 was released from the scene, Chief 30 and Deputy 30 remained on scene to provide scene lighting for the Police Accident Investigation. Fire Police units were also on scene assisting with traffic control.



Brush Fire

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   For the second time in two days Station 30 was dispatched to the Penn Warner Club for a large brush fire, units from Stations 30, 32, 33, 10,0, 98 and a tanker provided by Waste Management operated for almost 2 hours to extinguish the blaze which was approximately 300 x 200. Thanks to Ron Roberts for providing the photo's of this incident.



Ice Rescue Drill

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  Members of station 30 took to the ice for drill reviewing and going over ice rescue maneuvers. With just about all of our local ponds and lakes frozen over, it was an ideal time to prepare for the worse case and be ready. Sernarieos included victim down on the ice to fallen through the ice.



Fire Due Dwelling Fire

Sunday, February 1, 2015  Station 30 was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire (tactical box 30-23) 701 Bristol Pk. C98 went on location with smoke showing from the attic area of a 2 story single family dwelling. C30 arrived had fire showing and set up falls command. E98 dropped a supply line from the closest hydrant 3800' away, R98 to pick up the lay. E30 went stright in and went in service making a quick knock of the fire holding it to just the attic area.



Acme Market Building Fire

Saturday, January 31, 2015  Station 30 was dispatched for Box30-17 AOF 550 W. Trenton ave at the old Acme Market for a building fire. C30 had fire on the exterior rear loading dock. Engine 30 arrived had a hydrant in the rear and went in service. Interior crews had no extension into the building.



Burn Victim Airlifted

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Companies dispatched on tatical 30-63 for an extinguished building at grows waste water plant with reports of a burn victim. C30 reports fire out on arrival, 1 victim with burns to legs, hands, and head. Medics to fly the bird Engine 30 took LZ.



32 Split Rescue

Monday, December 1, 2014  Station 30 was dispatched for a rescue box NB RT1 super highway at RT 32. reports of a truck over and down an embankment. The truck hauling fertilizer went off the road riding the guard rail before going over and down the embankment trapping the driver inside the wreckage. C30 reports no immediate hazard from cargo.



Rescue Extricates one from vehicle

Thursday, October 23, 2014  Rescue30 was dispatched with station 80 for a reported auto extracation on big oak rd in the area of oak view dr. for a 2 vehicle accident with entrapment. Rescue 30 arrivied on scene and went to work removing the driver door and prepared for a dash push. photo from YMFC Jeff Goldberg



Accident with Fire

Saturday, August 30, 2014   Station 30 was dispatched to Lewis Ave. for a reported accident with fire.  C-30 on scene with a  car off the road that crashed into a fence and was well involved.  E98 arrived put a line in service and knocked the fire down R30 assisted 98s crew. 



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