Thank you to everyone who attended our fire prevention open house. It was great to see you! The kids got to try on firefighting gear, crawl low in the smoke house, and practice stop, drop and roll. Residents were able to tour the station and see the recent building upgrades and expansion. There was face painting and fire extinguisher demonstrations, along with a special visit from Folcroft Police Officer Gene Mackey and his K9 partner Sarge.
October 01, 2015 – 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 www.nfpa.org. Another valuable resource is the United States Fire Administration (USFA). 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.
Please join us Friday, October 2nd from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Each year, Rose Tree Fire Company holds an Open House to educate children and adults about the importance fire safety. It is also an excellent opportunity for Upper Providence residents to tour their local firehouse and meet the firefighters who volunteer for the community. Check out all of our recent renovations. We are located at 1275 N. Providence Road (across from Campbell’s Boathouse Restaurant). We look forward to seeing you!
September 24, 2015 – Around noon on 9/24/15, Rose Tree Fire Company was dispatched to Providence Rd and Fawn Hill Rd. for a vehicle fire. The Upper Providence Township Police Department went on location with a fully involved car at Fawn Hill and Deerfield Rds. Engine 73 (Rose Tree) responded with a crew of 5. Shortly after Rescue 73 (Rose Tree) responded with a crew of 4. The Engine went on location with a car and several exposing trees on fire. A single 1-3/4 inch hoseline was placed in service to extinguish the fire. Our new Edraulic (battery powered) Jaws of Life were used to open the hood to fully extinguish the fire in the engine compartment. There were no injuries reported. Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byUx114ASuo&sns=em
Please join us Friday, October 2nd from 6:30 – 9pm. Each year, Rose Tree Fire Company holds an Open House to educate children and adults about the importance fire safety. It is also an excellent opportunity for Upper Providence residents to tour their local firehouse and meet the firefighters who volunteer for the community. We are located at 1275 N. Providence Road (across from Campbell’s Boathouse Restaurant). We look forward to seeing you!
September 11, 2015 – This day is a significant date in our nation’s history, as it marks the 14th 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.
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on Monday, August 3rd 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 N. Providence Road, Media PA 19063 (Across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa)
May 04, 2015 – On Sunday morning, Rose Tree Fire Company (Station 73) was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the Rt.1 Bypass. Arriving units found a 16 passenger van fully involved. Media Fire Company (Station 23) was called to assist and bring additional water. Crews worked to extinguish the fire and remained on scene for about 60 minutes.
The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Ladies Night Out on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00pm.
There will be vendors selling jewelry, make-up, crafts, handbags, and gifts for all of your Mother’s Day shopping! Lots of Freebies, free desserts, coffee, nail painting, blowout hair-dos and door prizes!!!! Sooo … get on the phone … call your girlfriends and make plans to attend this evening of pampering, chair massages, psychics, refreshments, basket raffles, Tombola prizes, and 50/50 prizes. There is a $5 donation per person at the door.
Rose Tree Fire Company is located at 1275 North Providence Road, Media Pa (across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa). Click here for directions: http://mapq.st/1JzXg1U
For more information, call 610-513-2920 or 484-472-8545.