Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company


Donations Accepted
501(c)(3) organization

2020 Call Stats
Month Fire EMS Overlaps
Jan 66 188 60
Feb 72 189 51
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 138 377 111

Past Call Stats
Year Fire EMS
2019 1012 2363
2018 922 2297
2017 886 2126
2016 920 2164
2015 917 2104
2014 904 2197
2013 813 2168
2012 838 2259
2011 850 2163
2010 771 2094
2009 724 2024

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
October 15, 2010
1,696,344
Visitors Today
Mar 29, 2020
75

Berwyn Fire Co. Offers Tips on Proper Disposal of Hot Ashes & Coals
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter

By Newsdesk
February 14, 2020

BERWYN, PA - After two fire incidents this past week in Tredyffrin Township, the Berwyn Fire Company wants to offer some safety tips about the importance of proper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces. Thankfully these fires were minor and did not cause any damage to structures or injury anyone.

The fact is that coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to start a fire for many days after you think the fire is out. The exact amount of time for complete extinguishment and cooling depends on many factors such as how hot the fire was, what was burning, how much unburned fuel remains, etc.

To be extra safe, simply treat all ashes and coals as hot, even when you think they had time enough to cool. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends the following to properly dispose of ashes or coals:

1. If possible, allow ashes and coals to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These devices are designed to contain their heat safely.
2. When it is time to dispose of the ashes, transfer them to a metal container and wet them down.
3. Keep the metal container outside your home and away from any combustibles until the refuse is hauled away.
4. DO NOT place any other combustibles in the metal container.
5. DO NOT use a combustible container.

Please visit the NFPA at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education for additional information.


Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Berwyn Fire Company
23 Bridge Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312

Emergency Dial 911
Business: 610-644-6050
Station Fax: 610-644-1830
EMS Billing: 800-369-7544
E-mail: info@berwynfireco.org
Copyright © 2020 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)