Willingboro firefighters respond to numerous incidents each year involving home heating equipment. The types of equipment include gas or heating oil fueled home heating units, fireplaces/wood stoves, kerosene heaters, and portable space heaters. These units are found in heater rooms/closets, living and family rooms, garages, and bedrooms. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has provided ... (Full Story & Photos)
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.
On the evening of November 8th, Willingboro Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to Route 130 and Pennypacker Drive for a motor vehicle accident at 7:06 pm. Callers to 911 reported that two cars were involved in the accident, but that nobody appeared to be injured. One of the vehicles was also reported to have smoke coming from under the hood to the engine.
The upcoming end of Daylight Savings Time on November 6th is an opportune time to check and maintain your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The checking and maintaining of these units takes just a few minutes. These few minutes can mean the difference between life and death for you and your family.
Working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are an intricate part of home fire safety. These units ... (Full Story & Photos)
Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours?
The Willingboro Fire Department urges all residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years
October 08, 2016 – Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you ... (Full Story & Photos)