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2016
403 calls- 72 drills
 
2015
403 calls- 83 drills
 
2014
390 calls- 76 drills
 
2013
410 calls- 94 drills
 
2012
498 calls- 90 drills
 
2011
563 calls- 98 drills
 
2010
518 calls- 84 drills
 
 
"AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR"
Monday, March 10, 2014 
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12 years ago the Prospect Park Fire Co. started the program of after a working building fire in our town, we will visit the entire block and go door to door to make sure that all the residents have working smoke detectors and fresh batteries in them. If they do not, we will provide a free smoke detector and install it free of charge. By installing the smoke detector we ensure that it installed and installed properly in the optimum location. Then we train the resident how to test the unit and change the battery. We remind our neighbors to test the detector monthly and change the batteries when you change the clocks for day light savings time. The crews will also hand out Fire Prevention Literature to help ensure our residents are prepared en-case an emergency should happen to them. We also encourage them to attend our annual Fire Prevention Open House in October during Fire Prevention Week. If you or anybody you know that lives in Prospect Park needs a smoke detector please call us at (610)-522-1830


 
   
   
FIRE PREVENTION NIGHT 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012 
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Thursday, October 11th 7PM

1001 Lincoln Ave Prospect Park PA

Station 8 would like to welcome all families of our community to our house, for a night filled with fun and useful tips to help insure your family's safety. There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages. Our goal for the 2012-2013 fire prevention year is to make sure you and your family are prepared incase of an emergency in your home.
                        


 
Kindergarten Academy 06/08/10
Monday, May 24, 2010 
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                We will be hosting a fire house visit from the kindergarten Academy on June 8. They will be coming down starting at 0900 hrs. There will be four groups each lasting 45 minutes. The times are as follows:

 

9:00 – 9:45             

10:00 – 10:45         

11:00 – 11:45         

1:00 – 1:45             

 

                We will start setting up at 0830.  We will be conducting this with Glenolden, Norwood and Tinicum. If you are available for even just an hour or two please sign below. We tend to need people for the afternoon one. Any and all help is appreciated. 

 

 

Kindergarten Academy 06/08/10   

 


 
FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE 2009
   
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 
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Thursday, October 8th 7PM

1001 Lincoln Ave Prospect Park PA

Station 8 would like to welcome all families of our community to our house, for a night filled with fun and useful tips to help insure your family's safety. There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages. Our goal for the 2009-2010 fire prevention year is to make sure you and your family are prepared incase of an emergency in your home.


 
A LETTER FROM THE STATE FIRE COMMISSIONER
   
Saturday, January 24, 2009 
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To The Times:
 
            As state fire commissioner, I want to remind Pennsylvanians to be smart about how they heat their homes in the winter and be prepared to deal with emergencies with the help of resources available through www.readyPA.org.
 
            As a result of the national economic downturn, many people are looking for cheaper ways to stay warm. However, the improper use of alternative heating sources can be deadly. On average, 175 Pennsylvanians die in house fires each year- many of which could have been prevented.
 
            To keep you and your family safe, consider these tips:
1.      Never use an oven, range or grill as a heating device.
2.      Install carbon monoxide detectors to warn of any buildup of this deadly, odorless gas in your home.
3.      Keep all heating devices at least three feet away from everything else.
4.      Kerosene heaters should never be filled while hot and inside your home, and avoid overfilling the unit.
5.      When using an electric heater, never use an extension cord, never hang items to dry above it and never leave it unattended.
6.      Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that burns.
7.      Make an escape plan that shows two ways out of every room and have everyone practice it.
8.      Test your smoke alarm monthly and replace the battery twice yearly.
9.      Inspect and clean your chimney before each heating season.
10. Never burn plastics, garbage or treated wood in a fireplace or woodstove.
 
I encourage you to take time now to prepare for other emergency threats, including winter storms. In addition to developing an evacuation plan for your home, you should have an emergency supply kit at home, as well as a to-go kit and a roadside emergency kit for your vehicle. Complete checklists for each of these kits and more winter heating safety tips are available at www.readyPA.org.
 
 
                                                                                    EDWARD MANN
                                                  Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner
 
A letter to the Daily Times from the Commissioner

 
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS
   
Sunday, March 30, 2008 
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The Prospect Park Fire Co. has a limited amount of smoke detectors to give away to the residents of the boro. You can contact the department by phone by calling 610-522-1830, by E-mail contact@station08.com, or by stopping by the station on thursday evenings at 7:00 pm to set up an appointment for free installation. Free home safety inspections will also be available upon request. Remember, SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES. Do you have yours? If not, we do!

 
TIME TO CHANGE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES
   
Sunday, March 9, 2008 
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Spring is nearly here so that means on Sunday evening March 9th, when you turn your clocks ahead 1 hour, you should replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. You should also take the time to make sure they are clean, and in working order. If they are more than 7 years old you should consider replacing them. They now have smoke detectors that have batteries that you do not have to change for 10 years, and it lets you know when it needs changing. If you have any questions about how many or the locations you should have your smoke detectors, please don't hesitate to contact the firehouse. We will be more than happy to come to your house, free of charge, and do a home analysis. We would be able to share with you some other home fire safety tips and answer any questions you may have. You can contact us at the station by dialing (610)-522-1830 or by E-mail contact@station08.com Remember doing these little things could help save you and your family . BE SAFE

 
COMPANY 8 VISITS 1201 LINCOLN FOR FIRE PREVENTION
   
Thursday, January 24, 2008 
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Thursday night before drill a crew from Co. 8 went back to 1201 Lincoln Ave with bags filled with Fire Prevention materials. We were able to make contact with most of the residents, and answered any questions they had. We encouraged them to maintain their smoke detectors in their residence. In the information packets, topics included Practicing Your Escape Plan, Two Ways Out, Testing Your Smoke Detectors, and Once Out Stay Out. The pack also included contact information, 911 stickers for Emergencys, and our station phone number (610)522-1830 and E-mail address contact@station08.com for any Non-Emergency questions anybody may have. Thanks to the crew from Engine 8 for your help. CREW- Deputy Chief Mike Signora Lt. Kurt Rossney Lt. Chuck Huber FF. Jim Beale FF. Sean Gane FF. Nick Coffin App FF. Pat O'Connell Jr.

 
DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES
Sunday, November 11, 2007 
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It's that time of the year again, The weather is getting colder and the importance of having fresh batteries in your smoke detectors increases. The heaters and fireplaces and in some cases space heaters are now in use and increase the risk of a fire in your home. So remember when you "Turn Your Clocks Back- Change Your Batteries In Your Smoke Detectors."

 
   
   
FIRE PREVENTION TIP - PRACTICE YOUR ESCAPE PLAN!
   
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 
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Making an escape plan is one of the most important fire prevention activities that you can do, and it's very easy. Draw a floor plan of your home using the "Fire Escape Plan Grid" from the NFPA, available on our Downloads page. These are some general industry guidelines when drawing your plan: 1) Download and print the Fire Escape Plan Grid, available on our Downloads page. 2) Get everyone in your house together and map out all possible exits and escape routes. 3) Make sure that there are two ways out of every room, including windows and doors. If your house has two floors, then escape ladders may be used with the proper training per manufacturers recommendations. 4) Make sure escape routes are clear and free of debris and that windows and doors can be opened freely. 5) Mark the location of every smoke detector in your house. 6) Indentify an outside meeting area where everyone can meet after they have escaped. 7) If there are infants or disabled persons in your house, designate a person to assist them in their escape. 8) Make sure everyone understands the plan, even guests, then PRACTICE, PRACTICE PRACTICE!

 
Fire Escape Worksheet for Download
CARBON MONOXIDE - THE INVISIBLE KILLER
   
Thursday, September 20, 2007 
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Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas. According to the National Safety Council, 200-300 unintentional-injury deaths and countless poisonings a year are due to carbon monoxide poisioning. This can be prevented! *** Visit our "Downloads" page or click the picture at right to get some free information that could save your life! ***

 
*** CLICK HERE to Download Important Carbon Monoxide Information ***
THE 4TH OF JULY AND THE FIRE PREVENTION TEAM
   
Sunday, September 9, 2007 
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For the second year in a row the Fire Prevention team was out in full force at Park Square. Not only did we make the apparatus available for the kids to explore, we handed out our Fire Prevention literature. Every child that stopped by our stand also received a fire helmet, and a mug full of other fire prevention gifts. This program is well received by the community, and we are looking forward to next year.

 
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