Mt. Penn Fire Company

Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020 is upon us. Although things are quite different at the current time, fire prevention is everyone’s business. The theme this year is “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen.” That may sound a bit simple and out of date but the kitchen is one part of the house that many spend quite a bit of time in and kitchen fires are the #1 cause of fires in the home with the leading cause being unattended cooking according to the NFPA https://www.nfpa.org/ Here are some of the tips they offer to keep the kitchen safe:

• Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking. • Keep anything that can catch fire— oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop. If you have a small (grease) cooking fire and decide to fight the fire smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. • Call 9-1-1

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2020
MonthTotal
January39Prior Year (2019) Stats
January - 69
30 less call(s) this year.
February45Prior Year (2019) Stats
February - 55
10 less call(s) this year.
March32Prior Year (2019) Stats
March - 56
24 less call(s) this year.
April56Prior Year (2019) Stats
April - 64
8 less call(s) this year.
May45Prior Year (2019) Stats
May - 49
4 less call(s) this year.
June45Prior Year (2019) Stats
June - 51
6 less call(s) this year.
July59Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
5 less call(s) this year.
August73Prior Year (2019) Stats
August - 60
13 more call(s) this year.
September40Prior Year (2019) Stats
September - 36
4 more call(s) this year.
October39Prior Year (2019) Stats
October - 51
12 less call(s) this year.
November0
December0
Totals473
Working Fires14


Previous Years

2019656
2018553
2017462
2016455

Our Mission

The mission of the Mt. Penn Fire Company is to protect the lives and property of the people of Mt Penn from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing Rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a 100% Volunteer work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

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