A big shout out to Cub Pack 173 for stopping by the firehouse last night to learn a little more about what we do! We hope everyone had a blast!
Good Morning. Have a safe day!
Congratulations to Firefighter Austin Smith for completing his Firefighter 1 class. Austin has completed over 180 hours to receive his certificate. Keep up the good work Austin!
Graduation will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus (1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428) at 7:00 PM tonight (Wednesday, May 29th).
Firefighter Ethan Crovetti – Skippack
Firefighter Ezequiel Delcarmen – Telford
Firefighter Francis Delvecchio – New Hanover
Firefighter Nathaniel DiDonato – Worcester
Firefighter Michael Donovan – Spring Mill
Firefighter John Dougherty – Goshen
Firefighter Jack Gross – Skippack
Firefighter Jade Hale – Skippack
Firefighter Kenneth Hamilton – Oakmont
Firefighter Tyler Hamilton – Oakmont
Firefighter IIona Henderson – Goodwill
Firefighter Khalil Holmes-Hodge – Telford
Firefighter Nicholas Jennings – Spring Mill
Firefighter Zachary Jurkovski – Telford
Firefighter Allen King III – Spring Mill
Firefighter Benjamin Leister – Royersford
Firefighter Alexis Rozecki – Swedesburg
Firefighter Austin Smith – Flourtown
Firefighter Michael Stockbridge – Harmonville
Firefighter Michael Talag – Oakmont
Firefighter Dale Tyczka – Skippack
Firefighter Stephen Vecchio – Oakmont
Firefighter Wayne Wilkie – Edgemont Township
Firefighter David Wilkie III – Edgemont Township
A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Montgomery County until 10pm Tuesday. The biggest threats with these storms are large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.
Here are three things you should do:
1) Bring in or secure all loose objects in your yard, like trash cans, potted plants, or kids toys
2) Make sure your mobile phones and devices are fully- charged
3) Stay on top of weather conditions from US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly (www.weather.gov/phi) and sign up for free, local alerts at www.ReadyMontco.org
From the Springfield Township Fire Marshal: In recognition of the use of ire pits, fire bowls, chimineas, and other similar outdoor wood-burning appliances, here are the guidelines for use in Springfield Township:
– May be used on residential property, with permission of the owner only.
– Fire Pit must be constantly attended by a responsible party.
– No permit is required.
– Use must be in accordance w/ manufacturer’s guidelines
– Use must be at a reasonable & safe distance away from any combustible structure. An area of 3 feet must be kept clear around the appliance of any material that can easily burn.
– Appliances may NOT be used on balconies or decks.
– Only dried, aged wood may be used. Burning of freshly cut wood, leaves, trash, construction material or any other non-approved material is expressly prohibited.
– Flammable liquid or combustible liquids may not be used as an accelerant.
– Some means of suppression (hose, fire extinguisher) must be kept nearby while in use.
– Ashes must be disposed of safely. Wait at least 24 hours to dispose of in a metal container outside.
– Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or Police Department has discretion at all times as to what is “safe use”. Anything deemed unsafe may order it extinguished.