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Fall & Winter Fire Safety Tips

The fall and winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increase in fires due to heating equipment. Below are summarized some fire safety tips to make your home safer during the winter holiday months.

Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January, and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round.

  • Have your heating unit serviced by a professional.
  • Buy fuels only from a reputable company.
  • Use only fuel type recommended by manufacturer.
  • Hire a certified chimney sweep to clean your chimney.
  • Ensure that you know how the fireplace flue works.
  • Purchase and use a fireplace screen to control sparks.
  • Make sure that all combustibles are a safe distance from any heating source.
  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from all combustibles.
  • Dispose of ashes in metal container located away from buildings.
  • Provide proper ventilation.
  • Properly install smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
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DOWNE TWP. FIRE/RESCUE CO. NO. 1 STATION 39
10 Vassar Avenue
Fortescue, NJ  08321

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856-447-3251

Emergency:

911

Fax:

856-447-5351

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* 39 OFFICER LIST *

 

 

LINE OFFICERS

 

 Chief39-31 Clifford Higbee, Sr.
 Assistant Chief39-32 Elvin Beardsworth
 Assistant Chief39-33 John Marcucci
 Captain39-34 George Robertson
 Captain39-35 Frank Baginsky
 Lieutenant39-36 Lew Brandriff
 Lieutenant39-37 Steven Burt
 Dive Team Capt.39-38 Paul May
 Dive Team Capt.39-39 Danny Bestwick

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

 

 President Ron Loper
 Vice-President Larry Pharo, Sr.
 Secretary Marion Higbee
 Treasurers Emily Brandriff
  Frank Baginsky

 

* MEMORIAM *

THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JAKE GARRISON.

 

 

Jake Is The Son Of Marion Higbee

 and Harold Garrison; The Brother of

Christina and Daneen; The Uncle of

Hayden, Hayley, MareeRose,

Landon, Nate and Mason...

PLEASE DON'T LET HIM

 BE FORGOTTEN!!!

 

Commissioners & Trustees

 

 

 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Frank Baginsky
Douglas Hall
Harvey Hall
Bill Keefer
Rudy Kenney
David Knipe
Tammy McGinley
Special Trustee - Ed Frye

 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

 

  Chairperson  Larry Pharo, Sr.
  Vice-Chairperson  Frank Baginsky
  Secretary  Clifford Higbee, Sr.
  Treasurer  Elvin Beardsworth
  Member  Ed Frye

 

Our Ladies Auxiliary

 

 

OUR LADIES AUXILIARY

 

  President   Judy Loper      
  Vice-President         Barbara Burnight
  Secretary   Charline Webster
  Treasurer   Eileen Baginsky
  Active Member   Frank Baginsky
  Active Member   Millie Brown
  Active Member   Betty Higbee
  Active Member   Ron Loper
  Active Member   Dee Nelson
  Active Member   Paul Nelson
  Active Member   Linda Schwartz

 

 

Upcoming Events
Every 1st Monday
7:00pm

Regular Monthly Meeting
Tue. Mar 17th 2015
6:30pm

Fire Training
Wed. Mar 25th 2015
6:00pm

Live Burn With Station 17 & 18
Mon. Apr 13th 2015
6:30pm

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