Willingboro Firefighters are spending many days in October at township schools and day-care centers conducting fire prevention activities. The firefighters are talking to the kids about fire safety and showing them what a firefighter looks like dressed up in his protective clothing. Engine 1613 is also at every event so that the kids can see the truck and its equipment.
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?
If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted, and aren’t tested and maintained as they should. In a fire, seconds count. Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported ... (Full Story & Photos)
Friday, the cadets were put into action at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center in Westampton. The cadets were shown a live fire demonstration of academy instructors extinguishing a car fire. The academy staff then tested them on the skills they learned throughout the week. The cadets were put through a real life house fire simulation. The cadets had to advance a hose line to ... (Full Story & Photos)
Chief of Department Burnett along with the academy instructors and cadets
Thursday was field trip day for the cadets. The cadets and the academy staff visited the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Philadelphia. While at the museum, the cadets learned more about the history of the fire service. They saw some antique fire apparatus and antique hand tools used by firefighters generations ago.
The next stop on our field trip took them to the riverfront where they were met up with ... (Full Story & Photos)