Did you know that in Pennsylvania a blue light displayed on a vehicle means that a volunteer firefighter or EMT is responding to a call? We don’t run blue lights when it’s a non-emergency call. While this is only courtesy light please give us the right of way if possible, because you never know if it’s one of your family members or friends that we are responding to. In so many situations EVERY SECOND COUNTS!!! Thank you for helping us take care of those in need.
Santa rides through Flourtown tonight!
This morning Flourtown, along with Springfield Township Police Department and the Fire Marshal, responded to a fire alarm at Erdenheim Elementary School. Investigation found that the alarm was due to a cooking mishap with a microwave oven. Students and staff had evacuated the building, and were allowed to return after a short delay while the oven was removed.
A reminder: under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle code, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while wearing headphones or earbuds. Due to the construction of modern vehicles, entertainment systems, noise cancelling features, etc., it is already difficult enough for motorists to hear our sirens. Headphones/earbuds are a serious impairment to situational awareness. “Title 75, § 3314. Prohibiting use of hearing impairment devices.
(a) General rule.–No driver shall operate a vehicle while wearing or using one or more headphones or earphones.
(b) Exception.–This section does not prohibit the use of hearing aids or other devices for improving the hearing of the driver, nor does it prohibit the use of a headset in conjunction with a cellular telephone that only provides sound through one ear and allows surrounding sounds to be heard with the other ear, nor does it prohibit the use of communication equipment by the driver of an emergency vehicle or by motorcycle operators complying with section 3525 (relating to protective equipment for motorcycle riders).”
Thank you to PennFleet for their donation of a school bus. This will give our volunteers the opportunity to train and be better prepared in the unspeakable instance of a bus accident.
Thank you again for thinking of us!!
Also, Thank you to Flourtown Sunoco for their towing services We can always rely on you!!
<3 PennFleet donated a school bus to the Flourtown Fire Company! <3 The Flourtown Fire Company is an ALL VOLUNTEER force dedicated to protecting the lives of their community! We thank them for their dedication, and hope our donation will assist them in the brave work they do! Merry Christmas! [ad_2]