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Santa Run 12/15

Soup Sale 1/25

Comedy Night 2/15

Flea Market - Ladies Aux 4/4

Chicken BBQ 5/16

Winter Safety Tips and November Stats
Sat, Dec 1st, 2018 6:45:00 am - For the month of November, The Linglestown Fire Company Volunteers answered 47 calls for services. Members spent 143 incident hours, 200 administrative hours, and 60 training hours serving the community. Our top 5 responders are as follows:

1. Chauffeur J. Edward Crum with 31 calls.
2. Fire Police Captain Ken Peirson with 31 calls.
3. Lieutenant Ryan Murphy with 31 calls.
4. Firefighter Albert Flowers with 27 calls.
5. Chauffeur Chuck Hoffer with 22 calls.

The winter season accounts for 8% of the total fires in the United States, but results is 30% of all fatal fires. Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires with a heat source being too close to combustibles at the leading contributing factor at 15%. The most common time period is 5pm to 8pm for winter home fires. Some winter safety tips to prevent these statistics from increasing are the following:

- Keep combustibles at least 3 feet away from any heat sources such as fire places, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters, and conventional stoves.
- Plug only 1 heat producing appliance such as a space heater into an electrical outlet at a time.
- Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home. Install a carbon monoxide alarm (or check the batteries on any current carbon monoxide alarms) and test them once a month. Do not use a generator in a wet area. This can cause shock or electrocution. Connect appliances to the generator with heavy-duty extension cords. Do not fuel your generator when it is running. Spilling gas on a hot engine can cause a fire.
- Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents at least once a year, store all hot ashes in a metal container and keep that container outside at least 10 feet from the home or any nearby structure.
- Never leave candles unattended or out of eyesight. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from any combustible material.
- Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are dangerous. A heat source too close to the Christmas tree causes 1 in every 4 winter fires. Read manufacturer's instructions for the number of light strands to connect. Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents. Also, make sure your tree does not block exits. Make sure you check the water level daily so that your tree does not dry out. Get rid of your tree after Christmas or when it is dry.

Lastly, we ask you to look for your closest fire hydrant to your residence. This is our primary water source in an event of a fire to try to save life and property. Please help us by ensuring that any snow or ice accumulations are clear of the fire hydrant by at least 3 feet. Everyone in the community can pitch in together to ensure that our hydrants are well maintained and clear of obstacles to assist your local fire company as well as our neighbors in their time of need.

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Units: The Company
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