Berwyn Fire Company reminds everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you reset your clocks this weekend. A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds and the sound of the alarm can give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out. Checking your smoke detector and changing the battery is one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family. When smoke alarms fail ... (Full Story & Photos)
When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.
• Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Berwyn Fire Company is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, ... (Full Story & Photos)
While many of our residents were enjoying the last few weeks of summer, 15 of our members completed over 50 hours of training in vehicle rescue and heavy vehicle rescue. The course took place over three full weekends in August and culminated with 16 hours of certification testing that included three written exams and two practical skills exams. Members reviewed some basic vehicle stabilization techniques ... (Full Story & Photos)
One difficulty scenario encountered by the crews was a propane truck on top of a car. Crews used stabilization and the assistance of a tow truck to conduct the extrication.
The Berwyn Fire Company would ask that you take a moment to reflect and remember those lives lost, both first responder and civilian, during the terrorist attacks 14 years ago.
On a clear, sunny late summer day in September 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the Pentagon ... (Full Story & Photos)