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.
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.
Training annoucement for the northern portion of the district, contact Joe if you are interested
S-190 Intro to Wildland Fire Beahvoir
Brecknock FD (Berks)
Saturday, June 9th
Bring a lunch
PA-130 Basic Wildland Firefighter
Leithsville FD (Northampton)
Monday June 11th, June 18th 6:30pm-10:00pm Saturday June 30th , 8am-4pm
FI-110 Basic Fire Investigation
Trexler Field Office (Lehigh)
Saturday, July 14th
Bring a lunch
If interested call Joe Sherman at 610-799-3800
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!
Reminder there is a work detail scheduled for Sunday May 5 8a to 11A at the Fire Tower Cabin, than the regulaly scheduled meeting for the association will occur.
Projects to be completed:
yard clean up, dead branch pruning
small room to be finished with wall ceiling painting
fire tower cab to be cleaned out, windows glazed, loose paint scraped on walls and map table
fire tower fence barbed wire post needs reset in place
- Things to do to Protect your Home & Property
- Safe Debris Burning
- Eastern Area Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory
- Hopewell Fire Update 4-13-2012
- Hopewell Fire Press Release #3
- Hopewell Fire Press Release #2
- Moderate Pack Test
- Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
- Brush Truck For Sale
- Fire claims about a half-acre on Neversink Mountain
- Skid Unit For Sale
- Pennsylvania Game Commission Offers Seedlings for Landowners
- 2012 Pa Specialized Crew
- Coordinator Needed
- Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
- 2012 Wm Penn Crew Training
- Help Decide the Wording on the Memorial Stone
- SITE MAINTENCE
- Another Sucssesful workday
- S-190 Intro to Wildfire Behavior - Liberty FC