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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.
Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector batteries (and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you reset your clocks this weekend. 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 alarm and changing the battery are 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:
The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a St. Patty’s Day party at the firehouse on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00pm. There will be appetizers, dinner and desserts. BYOB. There will also be a DJ and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds benefit the fire company. Call Belle 610-513-2920 or Bea 510-506-5499 for tickets.
February 10, 2015 – On Tuesday evening, members of Rose Tree Fire Company; along with Media Fire Company, Middletown Fire Company, Rocky Run Fire Company, and Edgmont Fire Company, went to the Rose Tree Media School District’s bus garage. Firefighters reviewed the district’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses and went over special considerations when dealing with bus accidents or emergencies at the garage. Special thanks to Fire Marshal Alan Mancill and staff of the school district’s bus depot for an informative night of training.
January 31, 2015 - On Saturday evening, members of Rose Tree Fire Company enjoyed a night off to attend our annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the Towne House Restaurant. Special guests included some of our close mutual aid companies, local government officials, township Fire Marshal and Upper Providence Township Police Chief.
During this event, the new 2015 officers were officially sworn into their positions and members were recognized for their participation throughout the year. Awards were presented to the Top Ten responders for the year as well as the Top Ten attendance for training sessions.
In addition to the enormous efforts that each member devotes throughout the year, we select one individual who exhibits outstanding performance and dedication to the organization. The recipient is chosen by nominations from peers. The 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to junior firefighter Matthew Hatton. Congratulations Matt! We thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment. Well deserved!
The traditional “Old Timers Award” was presented to Firefighter Charles Jordan. We thank Charlie for all of the time and effort he dedicates to our organization.
Media Fire Company, Newtown Square Fire Company, as well as neighboring mutual aid companies who were available for any calls in the township while our members had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fellowship and socializing with active members of past and present.
- NEVER use a stove or oven to heat the home.
- If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep it at least THREE (3) FEET away from anything that can burn, such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- If using a fireplace, keep the screen or doors closed to catch sparks and rolling logs. Make sure burning embers are out before going to bed.
- Maintain and operate portable generators in accordance with the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions.
- Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. The smoke from a running generator contains carbon monoxide and needs to be properly ventilated.
See attached safety sheets on carbon monoxide and portable generator safety.
• Regularly check your home for fire hazards.
• Practice safe cooking behaviors; such as not leaving the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop.
• Install, TEST and maintain smoke alarms on every floor of your home.
• Develop an emergency plan. Make sure everyone knows how to get outside quickly and pick a location for everyone to meet once outside. Having a plan and practicing it can save your life!
For more fire safety tips and ways to avoid fire hazards, please visit: www.nfpa.org/safety-information