News Headlines
Fri. Nov 17th 2017
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Thursday Nov. 16th, the officers and members prepared retired engine 784 to leave South Ward. She was purchased by a private individual in Virginia. Retired engine 784 served us and the borough of Tam...
Mon. Nov 13th 2017
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The officers and members would like to congratulate the West Penn Fire Co on the arrival of their new KME!!!!
Sat. Aug 12th 2017
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The South Ward Fire Co is proud to announce the arrival of our new 2017 Pierce Saber. New 784(in 2018 changed to unit #6514) has a 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon tank and a 30 gallon foam tank. We would li...
Sat. Aug 27th 2016
The South Ward Fire Co. is proud to announce that we have been awarded a FEMA grant for over $400,000 for the purchase of new apparatus. We would also like to congratulate the East End, Citizens, and ...
Wed. Jul 30th 2014
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We at the South Ward Fire Company are proud to report that there are several members participating in an essentials of firefighting class being held at the fire company. The class is also being atten...
Public Education

 

Cooking Safety

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.

Cook with Caution

-Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don't use the stove or stove top.

-Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

-If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

-Keep anything that can catch fire- oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains- away from your stove top.

If you have a cooking fire....

-Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

-Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number AFTER you leave.

-If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.

-Keep a lid nearby when you're cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stove top. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

-For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Just a Few Facts:

! The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

! Most cooking fires in the home involve the stove top.

 

info: www.nfpa.org/education

 

 

 


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