Welcome to the Warwick Township Fire Company No. 1 - Station 66

56 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING
Heritage - Service - Pride

Thanks for visiting the Warwick Township Fire Company No. 1 web site.

The Warwick Township Fire Company is located at Rt. 263 and Mill Road in Jamison. We are a company of 75 volunteers serving a community of 14,500 citizens. We are dedicated to the safety of those living and visiting our community.

Designer Bag Bingo is back!!!

Warwick Fire Company is holding a Designer Bag Bingo. 20 games plus a consolation round. Raffle! 50/50! Food and a bake sale!

When: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Reserve ticket $30. If you purchase the day of the event, $35 at the door.

To reserve tickets, please email kovalics@comcast.net or call 215-913-2777.

Doors open at 11:30. Bingo starts at 1:00.

There are still 2015 Lottery Calendars left. They are $20.00 each.

To pick one up, either stop by the firehouse on Tuesday nights from 7 PM - 9 PM or call (215) 292-4161.

Click the image below to view the Warwick Fire Company Capital Campaign Summary through the end of 2013

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Taste of Warwick
 

HONORING OUR PAST - SECURING OUR FUTURE


Dedicated to providing public safety services to the community, Warwick Township Fire Company is constructing a new, modern fire station.  This $2.9 million project has been underway since early Spring 2012 and is expected to be completed later this year or early 2013.

Our old fire station was built in 1963 and was design to house two trucks.  Over the years, as our community grew, we needed to purchase more and larger fire trucks.  Our four trucks, an engine, a tanker, a rescue, and a ladder truck were squeezed into the bays by stacking them - that is, two trucks were parked behind the other two.  This practice slowed response for emergencies where the trucks parked in the back were needed.  Our new station has four bays at front, allowing each truck to have its own bay and improving response time.

Warwick Township Fire Company members are all volunteers, men and women like you who serve without pay.  These volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to drop whatever they are doing to risk their lives to protect your family, your business and your property.  During inclement weather like hurricanes and snow storms, our volunteers stay at the station during the weather event to ensure a prompt response to emergencies.  These volunteers slept on the floor or chairs; sometimes a few cots were available - our old station lacked facilities for exercise, rest and over-night crews.  With the support of our community, our new fire station will have bunk rooms and an exercise facility.

A small portion of Warwick Township property taxes goes towards fire company operating expenses, such as training, fuel, and equipment costs.  We need your help - please support our Capital Campaign program and ensure the future of public safety in Warwick Township by making a donation today.  Capital Campaign donations are used to pay the financing of our construction.  Your donation helps save lives and your donation is tax deductible.  No donation is too small.

Check out our construction pictures by clicking this link.

Download Capital Campaign brochure (2MB)

The members of Warwick Township Fire Company wish to express their gratitude for your upcoming pledge to our capital campaign and to those that have already pledged - Thank you!

Donate to our Capital Campaign through PayPal

More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and more than 25,000 are injured. Many of them might be alive today if they had only had the information they needed to avoid a disaster.

Did You Know?

  • Eighty percent of all fire deaths occur in the home.
  • Electrical fires are a special concern during the winter months which call for more indoor activities and increases in lighting, heating, and appliance safety.
  • Deaths caused by winter fires are particularly avoidable.

WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOME

The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fire places are burning wood and man made logs.

All these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented. The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire safe home this winter.

KEROSENE HEATERS

  • Be sure your heater is in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon buildup. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater is tipped over.
  • Never use fuel burning appliances without proper room venting. Burning fuel (coal or kerosene or propane, for example) can produce deadly fumes.
  • Use ONLY the fuel recommended by the heater manufacturer. NEVER INTRODUCE A FUEL INTO A UNIT NOT DESIGNED FOR THAT TYPE FUEL.
  • Keep kerosene, or other flammable liquids stored in approved metal containers, in well ventilated storage areas, outside of the house.
  • NEVER fill the heater while it is operating or hot. When refueling an oil or kerosene unit, avoid overfilling. DO NOT use cold fuel for it may expand in the tank as it warms up.
  • Refueling should be done outside of the home (or outdoors).
  • Keep young children away from space heaters—Especially when they are wearing night gowns or other loose clothing that can be easily ignited.
  • When using a fuel burning appliance in the bedroom, be sure there is proper ventilation to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide.

WOOD STOVES AND FIREPLACES

Wood stoves and fireplaces are becoming a very common heat source in homes. Careful attention to safety can minimize their fire hazard.

 

To use woodstove and fireplaces safely:

  • Be sure the fireplace or stove is installed properly. Woodstoves should have adequate clearance (36”) from combustible surfaces, and proper floor support and protection.
  • Woodstoves should be of good quality, solid construction and design, and should be UL listed.
  • Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.
  • Do not use flammable liquids to start of accelerate any fire.
  • The stove should be burned hot twice a day for 15-30 minutes to reduce the amount of creosote buildup.
  • Don’t use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.
  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out, unwanted material from going in, and help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants.
  • Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.
  • Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite these materials.
  • Before you go to sleep, be sure your fireplace fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house.
  • If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide.
  • FURNACE HEATING

  • Be sure all furnace controls and emergency shutoffs are in a proper working condition.
  • Leave furnace repairs to qualified specialists. Do not attempt repairs yourself unless you are qualified.
  • Inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line. If the wall is hot or discolored, additional pipe insulation or clearance may be required.
  • Check the flue pipe and pipe seams. Are they well supported, free of holes, and cracks? Soot along or around seams may be an indicator of a leak.
  • Is the chimney solid, with cracks or loose bricks? All unused flue openings should be sealed with solid masonry.
  • Keep trash and other combustibles away from the heating system.
  • OTHER FIRE SAFETY TIPS

  • Never discard hot ashes inside or near the home. Place them in a metal container outside and well away from the house.
  • Never use a range or an oven as a supplemental heating device. Not only is it a safety hazard, it can be a source of potentially toxic flumes.
  • If you use and electric heater, be sure not to overload the circuit. Only use extension cords which have the necessary rating to carry the amp load.  TIP: Choose an extension cord the same size or larger than the appliance electrical cord.
  • Avoid using electrical space heaters in bathrooms, or other areas where they may come in contact with water.
  • Frozen water pipes? Never try to thaw them with a blow torch or other open flame, (otherwise the pipe could conduct the heat and ignite the wall structure inside the wall space). Use hot water or a UL labeled device such as a hand held dryer for thawing.
  • If there is a fire hydrant near your home you can assist the fire department by keeping the hydrant clear of snow so in the event it is needed, it can be located.

FINALLY…

  • Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm, and be sure to check and clean it on a monthly basis.
  • Plan and practice a home escape plan with your family.
  • Contact the Warwick Fire Department for advice if you have a question on Home Fire Safety.
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