The Willingboro Fire Department was once again represented at the annual Operation 6 ABC Save a Life Fire Safety Campaign. The program, which is in its 24th year, is sponsored by WPVI Television in Philadelphia along with Kidde, The Home Depot, American Water Resources, and local tri-state Toyota dealers. This year's program distributed 10,000 detectors to 200 fire departments from Pennsylvania, ... (Full Story & Photos)
On January 11, 2016 Chief of Department Burnett was notified that Willingboro Fire Company Charter Member George Derr Jr. had passed away in Rhinebeck, New York. George was part of a small group of men who started the Willingboro Fire Company on January 25, 1960. George served as an active member of the Fire Company, which lead the way for the formation of the Willingboro Fire Department, for 53 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Willingboro Fire Company Charter Member George Derr Jr.
A snow covered fire hydrant can delay firefighters.
Now that the snowfall as stopped and the dig out continues, 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)
As everyone knows by now, most of Burlington County is expected to receive anywhere from 12 - 16 inches of snow from this weekend's pending snowstorm. In addition to the snow; plowing, shoveling, and snow blowing can cover one of the fire department's main firefighting tools, the fire hydrant. During a major fire, valuable time and manpower could be lost trying to dig out a fire hydrant that has ... (Full Story & Photos)
A snow covered fire hydrant can lead to lengthy delays while firefighters clear around them during a fire
In 2011, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 400 civilian deaths, 1,520 civilian injuries, and $893 million in direct property damage. The estimated home heating fire total was down 6% from the previous year and 77% from 1980. Associated deaths were down 19% from 2010 and down 60% from 1980. Associated civilian injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)