TODAYS FIRE DANGER LEVEL
High fire danger means all fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and camp fires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short distance spotting is common. Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small. Outdoor burning should be restricted to early morning and late evening hours.
After the meeting there will be a equipment display, so if any crew would like to bring apparatus or equipment to show off let me know also
prep area and install memorial stone
finish painting interior small room of cabin
finish painting exterior of cabin
chain link fence around tower needs repaired
grounds clean up
cabin interior needs swept and cleaned
tower cab interior needs painted
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 17-23 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting warming temperatures and drying March winds have combined to increase fire dangers across Pennsylvania's forests and brush lands.
"Last spring brought many brush and woodlands fires, showing us how quickly our wealth of forest resources can be endangered," Corbett said. "People cause 98 percent of wildfires; a mere spark by a careless person can touch off a devastating forest blaze during dry periods when conditions enable wildfires to spread quickly."
"Common sense can limit the threat of wildfires," Corbett said. "When state residents and forest visitors are careless with burning trash, campfires and smoking, volunteer firefighters often pay the price, answering call after call in woodlands that are ripe for damaging, life-threatening wildfires."
Reminder to all members the 2013 Beast feast will be held Sunday Feb 3rd at 11am at the Evansburg Field Office.
So bring your favorate wild game or road kill dish The Wardens Association meeting will start at 12 noon. We will have our 2013 Elections. Dont forget to pay your 2013 membership Dues to the membership secretary.
William Penn Wildfire Support Crew Wardens : Please bring your Crew Rosters for the 2013 Fire Season so the master crew list can be submitted to DCNR
Evansburg Field Office
30 Fern Ave
Collegville, Pa 19426
Phone (610) 489-7695
Fax: (610) 489-837
I have received several emails saying there has been problems with the online store and the check out process not allowing you to select payment or shipping options. There is a specific process that needs followed for the security on the site so it can auto calculate your cart and process your payment securely.
1. You need to be a registered user of the site in order to place an order CLCK HERE
2. Once you are registered the system will automatically pull your address from your profile to auto calculate shipping and thus than it will enable the payment selection option.
So if you have experienced problems just take the time to register yourself on the site so you can have a pleasant check out experience.
A message from a friend of mine Jay Abel, in support of an organization called Friends of Firefighters, is organizing a trip to New York City to assist FDNY members whose homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. A group went up this past weekend and it was a humbling experience.
Jay is taking another group up this Saturday, November 17th. The group will depart from Lionville Fire Company at 7AM sharp. You will arrive around 9AM, start work by 10AM and go until about 5PM. You should be back in Chester County by 7PM. The work is mostly demolition work - ripping up floors, opening up walls, cutting decks and awnings off, pumping out basements.
Veterans’ Day. We honor, thank and remember the Veterans on their special day on November 11. In my opinion, Veterans Day should be every day. Veterans who have selflessly served our Country in the line of Duty protecting our Freedom and our Rights. Veterans who have sacrificed for their Country and the People in it. Veterans who have risked their lives to serve and protect. I want to thank all the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. Thank a Veteran! Thank a Soldier!
Thank you for stepping forward when others step back.
Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger.
Thank you for delaying plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities and choosing to serve.
Thank you for braving the unspeakable horrors of war.
Thank you for sacrificing time with your families and missing those significant milestones the rest of us take for granted.
Thank you to your spouses who find themselves living nomadic lives, often far away from the support of loved ones.
Earl A. Higgins, 68, of Bellefonte, formerly of Shillington, passed away on October 16, 2012. He was the husband of the late Joan Marie Hyneman-Higgins, who preceded him in death on March 15, 2008.
Born July 30, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a son of the late Edward and Mildred (Engel) Higgins.
He was a 1962 graduate of North Hills High School, Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor’s in Forestry from Penn State University in 1967.
This Memorial Day...
As we celebrate Memorial day, eating out hotdogs and hamburgers and hitting the retail stores for those sales, I thought it would be nice to do a write up on exactly what we're celebrating. So here's a short history of Memorial Day:
Memorial Day originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service. First enacted to honor union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.As the unofficial start of summer many people utilize this long weekend with barbecues and picnics. Flags are traditionally run at half mast and there is a national moment of remembrance held at 3pm eastern time. Many AMericans use Memorial Day to also honor family members who have passed away.Decoration Day was first proclaimed by John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic on May 5th, 1868. On that day he issued General Order #11:The 30th of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first Memorial Day was observed in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic race track in Charleston. The site had been a former Confederate prison camp as well as a mass grave for Union soldiers who had died while in captivity. The freed slaves re-interred the dead Union soldiers from the mass grave to individual graves, fences in the graveyard and built an entry way arch declaring it a Union graveyard.Whatever you prefer to call is and however you prefer to celebrate , it is a day to honor all those who have passed away in service to this nation. So as you enjoy this long weekend be sure and take time to not only remember those who have died in service to our country but to the hundreds of thousands around the world who currently keep the peace and fight to keep us free on this Memorial Day!
- Work Detail at Cabin May 5
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- Safe Debris Burning
- Eastern Area Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory
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- Brush Truck For Sale
- Skid Unit For Sale
- Pennsylvania Game Commission Offers Seedlings for Landowners
- 2012 Pa Specialized Crew
- Coordinator Needed
- Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
- Help Decide the Wording on the Memorial Stone
- Another Sucssesful workday
- PA's Fire and EMS Providers Support HB955
- Meeting & Beast Feast
- Meeting NOTICE
- Passing of Fred W Guenst Warden and former Patrolman
- Passing of Warden William R Reighn
- William Penn Wildfire Crew is official
- Hot Weather Safety Tips