Mt. Penn Fire Company

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away!  Many of you will be travelling to visit friends and family, some will be staying home and some have to work.  No matter what your plans are there will be many people out and about so please exercise courtesy, care and common sense this weekend!

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the #1 day for fires in the home?  The #2 day is Christmas.  There are a few simple safety tips from the NFPA to follow that will keep your turkey day safe and trouble free:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke and CO alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

In addition to the above, if you drink…..DON’T DRIVE!

We at the Mt. Penn Fire Company wish all of you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723
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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2018
MonthTotal
January38Prior Year (2017) Stats
January - 46
8 less call(s) this year.
February0
March0
April0
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals38
Working Fires1


Previous Years

2017462
2016455
2015453

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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