THANKSGIVING COOKING SAFETY

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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: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/cooking/safety-with-cooking-equipment/turkey-fryers

For more important thanksgiving safety tips, click here: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/cooking/safety-messages-about-cooking

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

working-smoke-detectorsNovember 2, 2016 – Don’t forget that at 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 6, 2016, Daylight Savings Time ends as we change our clocks BACK one hour.

During this time of year, Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector batteries (and carbon monoxide detector batteries). Once you change the batteries, TEST the detectors to be sure they are working. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.

A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out and stay out of your home. Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms is one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.

To learn about how smoke alarms work and why they are so important, follow this link to the National Fire Protection Association:
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms

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NEW RESCUE HOUSING CEREMONY

October 23, 2016 – We officially welcomed our new Sutphen rescue engine yesterday with a housing and celebration. The community, township fire marshal, congressional representatives, local assisting fire companies, etc. proudly joined us in welcoming this new apparatus to Upper Providence Township. Thank you everyone who participated and helped us dedicated the rescue to our fleet. A great time was had by all! E7D_0062a
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OPEN HOUSE OCT.21 and HOUSING CEREMONY OCT.22

Please join us on Friday, October 21st (6:30pm – 9:00pm) for our annual fire prevention Open House, and the next day, Saturday October 22nd (11:00am) for a time honored tradition of housing our new fire apparatus! All residents and friends are welcome to attend.

Our Open House is an excellent opportunity for Upper Providence residents to tour their local firehouse and meet the firefighters who volunteer for the community. Rite-Aid will be offering flu shots to those with proof of insurance.

On Saturday starting at 11:00am, we will be having a ceremony to officially dedicate our new Rescue Pumper. Lunch will be offered immediately following.

We are located at 1275 N. Providence Road (across from Campbell’s Boathouse Restaurant). Please join our celebration! We look forward to seeing you!

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DELAWARE COUNTY RUN FOR HEROES

Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Engine 73, Utility 73 and the Command Vehicle were on hand in Springfield, Pa. for the 16th Annual Delaware County Run for Hero’s. This 5K event benefits the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, a fund set in place to provide scholarship funding for children of Police, Fire and EMS personnel in Delaware County killed in the line of duty. Despite the rainy weather, a dedicated group from Rose Tree Fire Company participated in the race and several other members were there to cheer on the runners/walkers.IMG_3383

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FIRE COMPANY VISITS BLOCK PARTY

September 12, 2016 – Rose Tree Fire Company was invited to attend a block party this past Saturday on Marcella Drive. Engine 73 stopped by for visit, greeted a group of excited residents, provided fire prevention materials and allowed children to operate a low pressure hose line for some water fun. IMG_0777

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9/11 REMEMBRANCE

September 11, 2016 – Today we remember the 15th anniversary of the devastating terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We will never forget those who sacrificed their lives that day. We will honor everyone affected by these events by displaying our Nation’s flag to be seen by all who pass the station. 14233196_1517301574962397_3900407469777109423_n

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BACK TO SCHOOL – DRIVE CAREFULLY

School BussesAugust 20, 2016 – As the school year approaches, we would like to remind everyone to use extra caution while driving. Slow down in school zones, stop for school buses and watch for children!

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BUILDING FIRE

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IMG_3144August 15, 2016 – At 15:41 hrs Company 73 (Rose Tree) was alerted for the dwelling fire in the unit block of West Jefferson Street in Media Borough, Company 23’s first due. Quint 73 (Chief Trevelino) made the response with 4 crew members. 23-9 (Chief Gibson) arrived with smoke showing, and discovered a bedroom fire on the second floor. Quint 73 and Squrt 23 arrived and provided suppression and ventilation. Crew s worked on scene for approximately one hour.

Update: A few hours later, we were re-dispatched to the same address for a building fire. 23-9 arrived on location with smoke showing. Quint 73 arrived and laid a supply line from the hydrant and a hoseline was stretched into the building. Squrt 23 pumped the hydrant. Crews from 23 (Media), 73 (Rose Tree), 51 (South Media), 50 (Middletown), 44 (Springfield) and 41 (Newtown Square) worked together on fire suppression, overhaul and checking for extension on the first floor.

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BLOOD DRIVE – MONDAY 8/1/16

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on Monday, August 1 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: Rose Tree Fire.

This drive is being held in memory of Robert (Rocky) Rock, a founding member of Rose Tree Fire Company, who coordinated many of the previous blood drives at our station.

The Blood Drive will be held at our station – 1275 North Providence Road, Media PA 19063 (Across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa).

Blood donations are critically needed in the summer months, as regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session. Please help save a life!red-cross-blood-drive

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