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Memorial Day Safety

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  The Officers and Members of Falls Township Fire Company would like to wish all a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. Below are safety tips to help ensure that this can happen. 

Memorial Day Safety

Memorial Day – The official unofficial kickoff weekend for “pretty much almost might as well be summer”! If you are planning to travel, barbecue or spend a weekend in the sun, here are a few simple tips that will help you keep safe this Memorial Day.

Grilling & Fire Safety

Grills and smokers, while creating delicious cookout fare, have a great potential for danger. It is very important that a lit or hot grill is never left unattended; a responsible adult should stand guard as “ grill master” to control flames and keep children and animals away from hot surfaces. Before your first grill of the year and often during grilling season, make sure your grill ready for the job. Keep it clean of grease, inspect propane fuel lines, and position your grill away from structures, trees and high-traffic walkways. You should also take any precautions in case a flare-up or fire were to occur; keep an extinguisher nearby and make sure to know how to cut off fuel lines if you are using propane.

Picnic Food Safety

Proper food safety during barbecues can help to avoid tummy troubles later. Make sure to take safe food preparation precautions and avoid cross-contamination with plenty of hand washing. Take steps to keep foods at safe temperatures; cold foods should be kept on ice or refrigerated and left out no longer than an hour, and warm foods should be kept heated to at least 140°F until served. Keep all outdoor buffet dishes covered and try to keep insects from depositing germs onto your delicious meal. If you do end up with any sort of digestion problems after a barbecue, stay hydrated and seek medical assistance if you experience serious symptoms.

Summer Sun Safety

If you spend time in the sun, be sun safe! Use sunscreen of an appropriate SPF and make sure to reapply as necessary, especially if you are swimming or sweating. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and to keep cool. And don’t forget your eyes – wear a hat and sunglasses!

Memorial Day Travel Safety

Tens of millions of Americans travel during Memorial Day Weekend, so it is especially important to include safety into your weekend travel plans. Prepare your car for road trips by making sure your car is in top working condition; check your tire pressure and fill your tank before heading out on your trip, and make sure you are equipped with emergency essentials. Plan your drive ahead of time to choose direct routes on safe roads and keep an eye on weather forecasts to avoid driving with dangerous conditions. Never drive after drinking , travel with anyone who has been drinking, or allow anyone who has been drinking to drive. And of course, when you are driving, always wear your safety belt!



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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