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santa-clipartMembers of the Rose Tree Fire Company are scheduled to escort Santa Claus through Upper Providence Township again this year. The tentative schedule (weather and emergency calls permitting) will be:

Saturday Dec 13th 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Zone 4 – All streets south of Baltimore Pike and also all streets off Farnum Rd. and Meetinghouse Rd.

Saturday Dec 13th 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Zone 1 – All streets in the area of East Rose Tree Rd., Berry Lane, Paxon Hollow Rd., Dog Kennel Rd., Palmers Mill Rd. and Mansion Dr.

Saturday Dec 13th   5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zone 3 – All streets / neighborhoods that are south of US 1 and East of N. Providence Rd. including First Ave., Sandybank Rd., Valley View Rd., Summit Rd., Rose Tree Estates, State Rd., Winter St., Summer St., and Over Hill Circle.

Sunday Dec 14th 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Zone 5 – All streets North of Rose Tree Park and North of West Rose Tree Rd.

Sunday Dec 14th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zone 2 – All Streets and neighborhoods that are West of N. Providence Rd. and south of West Rose Tree Rd.2014 Candy Cane Route_Rose Tree Fire Co

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Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, it’s important to be alert to prevent cooking fires.

What you should know:

  • Be attentive! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the oven or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire:

  • Get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Also, the National Fire Protection Association DISCOURAGES the use of outdoor gas-fuel turkey fryer that immerse the turkey in hot oil. See link for more details:

For more thanksgiving safety tips:

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October 31, 2014 – Halloween is one of the most thrilling nights of the year for children, and also one of the most dangerous. See the attached flyers for some simple safety tips to help avoid injury while trick-or- treating.

Also, don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday as we “fall back” and set clocks back one hour. This is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detector and test them to make sure they are working properly.  A working smoke detector can save your life!

For more information on Halloween Safety and smoke detectors, click the following links:

Trick_or_Treat_Safety_Tips (Flyer)

Halloween Safety Tips NFPA (Flyer)

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October 12, 2014 – Rose Tree Engine 73 was on location in Springfield, Pa. for the 14th Annual Delaware County Run for Hero’s. This 5K run/walk event benefits the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, a fund set in place to provide scholarships for children of Police, Fire and EMS personnel in Delaware County that died in the line of duty. Five members of Rose Tree Fire Company participated. Two ran, 1 walked, and two were there to cheer us on. Great job guys!


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October 01, 2014 – October serves as National Fire Prevention Month to remind everyone about the importance of fire safety and prevention. Fires in the homes can start in an instant and spread in SECONDS! Knowing how to prevent fires can save your property, and knowing what to do if a fire occurs, can save your life!

Install smoke detectors on every level of your home, and outside each sleeping area. Test the alarms monthly to ensure they are working. Most detectors have a “test” button for this purpose. The batteries should be replaced once a year, lithium batteries will last longer. It is a good practice to replace the entire detector unit every 10 years.

Fact:  Working smoke detectors can increase your chance of surviving a house fire by 50%!

For more information on fire statistics and fire safety, check out the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website at Another valuable resource is the U.S. Fire Administration. The USFA is the lead federal agency for collecting fire data and providing public fire education.

To learn more about smoke alarms, click this link:

Upper Providence residents are also reminded to create and practice a home escape plan. Escape plans are especially vital for young children and older adults because they are at higher risk of dying in a house fire and often need assistance. Be prepared – Have a plan and practice your plan.

smoke detetor

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September 11, 2014 – September 11th is a significant date in our nation’s history, as it marks the anniversary of the devastating terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In remembrance of this day, Rose Tree Fire Company will be displaying our Nation’s flag to be seen by all who pass the station. God bless to all those who lost their lives and the brave heroes that responded to the emergency. We will never forget.
Sept 11 RTFC 2014    Sept 11 RTFC 2014_2

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As you might have already noticed, there is a lot of activity happening around our building. A few weeks ago, we broke ground for a new two-bay addition. Construction is well underway with the footers and foundation walls already completed. Steel beams have been installed to prepare for the bay openings, and the roof trusses are on their way.

Although construction timelines sometimes change as projects move along, we hope to be operating out of our newly expanded station before the end of 2014.   In the meantime, check back with us often for more updates and pictures of the progress of the project!

RTFC Construction 5 Station Expansion 1   Station Expansion 2 Station Expansion 4

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Crews cleaned out the sheds this evening in preparation for our future plans and station renovations!


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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - The fire company sincerely regrets to announce the death of past Chief Robert Burnett, Sr. Robert passed away on June 29th. He was a life member of the Rose Tree Fire Company and was a past Chief. He also previously owned a daycare center at his home. Robert’s second home was on the Chesapeake where he loved to boat, fish and crab. He was pre-deceased by his wife Christine and step son John Forte. Survivors: Sons Robert W. Burnett Jr. of Oxford (Past Assistant Chief at RTFC) and James T. Burnett of Marmora, NJ. (Past Firefighter at RTFC). Sisters Jean Limburg and Judy Hause. Step son Jamie Forte of Fort Worth, TX. Also survived by 10 Grandchildren.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - At about 19:30 Rose Tree Fire Company was dispatched to the area of State Rd. and US 1 for a vehicle fire.
Chief 73-9 (Brown) arrived and reported a car well involved.
Engine 73 arrived and led off with a 1 3/4″ attack line and attacked the fire from a safe distance. They later pulled a 1 3/4″ line with a one inch piercing nozzle to extinguish the fire under the hood.

Rescue 73 arrived and assisted with overhaul.





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