November 10, 2015 – When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.
The resident of a home in Twin Hills was able to escape from a house fire with only minor burns. Firefighters from Willingboro and surrounding towns were called to the home on Terrace Court at 8:10 pm on November 19th. Engines 1613 and 1612 responded immediately and were advised that a bedroom in the home was on fire and a person was trapped inside. The two engines arrived in five minutes and found ... (Full Story & Photos)
Preparing to go into service with 1613's "deck gun"
Willingboro Fire and EMS units were called to the Twin Hills Park section of Willingboro on October 24th for a car that hit a tree. The units were dispatched at 11:33 am for a vehicle that left the roadway and hit a tree on the front lawn of 195 Tiffany Lane. Rescue Engine 1613, Rescue 1619, and Ambulance 1694 responded and were on scene in six minutes. Lieutenant Ferrell reported that a vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)
The upcoming end of Daylight Savings Time on November 1st 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)
Halloween is upon us and our youngest residents will soon be out in search of treats. With over 40 Million kids hitting the streets for some Halloween fun, the safety of these kids is paramount. Unfortunately every year a number of children in the United States are injured in accidents that occur during Halloween festivities. It is up to all children and adults to make sure they practice some Halloween ... (Full Story & Photos)