From Sunday, February 15th until noon on Thursday, February 19th, Willingboro firefighters have responded to 32 incidents. Of those 32 incidents, 16 of them involved broken water pipes. The frequency of the breaking water pipes is most likely due to the unusually cold weather that has been in our area this week. As with any other type of incident our department responds too, one of the biggest ... (Full Story & Photos)
With the pending snowstorm approaching, Willingboro Firefighters are asking everyone to take an extra moment to dig out any fire hydrants near their home. Hydrants not only get covered by falling snow, but with snow from plows, and the shoveling of sidewalks. If firefighters have to clear snow and ice from around a hydrant in the event of a fire, it could cost valuable time getting water to the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
A snow covered fire hydrant can delay firefighters.
Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguisher with plastic valve
Kidde is recalling disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge. These types of fire extinguishers are typically purchased for use in the home. They were sold at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home, and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014.
Willingboro firefighters responded to, and quickly extinguished, a house fire on the evening of January 27th. At 6:42 pm the department was dispatched to 46 Buttercup Lane for a reported bedroom fire. Lieutenant Ferrell arrived first and found a two story home with smoke coming from a front bedroom on the first floor. Engine 1613 was on scene in four minutes and the crew immediately went to work ... (Full Story & Photos)