Archive for July, 2009

Fire Prevention & Home Safety

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Coming Soon

Fire safety in the home / Fire prevention:
(What to do if you smell smoke. What to do if you or someone else catches on fire. What to do if you have a grease fire in the kitchen. Electrical safety. Clothes dryer safety. What to do if you smell natural gas. Smoke detectors/battery changes etc…)
Carbon Monoxide and CO detectors:
(Perform annual maintenance on the furnace and chimney before the heating season – clean the furnace, inspect the color of the flame, change filters, look for heat exchanger cracks, look for damaged or corroded flue gas piping … same for the water heater)
Woodstove safety:
(Similar recommendations as the furnace)
Portable fire extinguisher use:
(PASS acronym) and maybe a video clip showing the extinguishment of a small spill fire that might occur in the driveway. (ie: Lawnmower incident)
Educate the public on costs:
(To train and equip. a single firefighter. The cost for a basic fire engine. The cost to replace our old “Jaws of Life” in today’s dollars.)
Hydrant Maintenance:
Mention the reflective blue bands on the hydrants and ask the public to keep their hydrants shoveled and weeds trimmed, and periodically clean the blue bands by scrubbing them with a little soap & water and a brush … explain that winter road grime and snow plow spray cuts down on their reflectiveness.

July 23, 2009 Stand-by with MVA

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

An engine crew stood by at Warren City with a Pleasant VFD ambulance crew. While Pleasant picked up an EMS run, North Warren was dispatched to a one vehicle MVA with roll over a block from Warren’s fire scene at Penn. Ave and Conewango Ave.  No injuries were reported. North Warren stabilized the vehicle and waited for Koebley’s to take the vehicle away.

5-27-09 Parking Lot Detail

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009




North Warren Fire Department Volunteers paid a visit to the offices of United Refining Company for parking lot cleaning. The Crews spent a couple hours at URC hosing down the parking lot.

July 20, 2009 Berenfield Fire

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

North Warren Engine 8 responded with 4 to the industrial fire at Berenfield Barrel as mutual aide to Clarendon VFD. Upon arrival Engine 8 reported to 6 Mile Road in Tiona to establish a fill site where countless tankers were filled in the massive tanker shuttle operation.

July 17, 2009 Car vs Motorcycle

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

North Warren was dispatched for an MVA at 3:30pm at the intersection of Follett Run and Route 62. All vehicles were off the roadway. U12 responded for traffic control. The rescue was held at the station. One was transported to WGH for evaluation.