Fire Dept News

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed, as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 a.m.

The Pennsauken Township Fire Department reminds all residents that tonight is also the perfect opportunity to change the batteries on all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Why You Need A Smoke Alarm

Every year in the United States, there are more than 350,000 home fires, resulting in over 2,500 deaths. Of these deaths, 60 percent of them occur during fires in which no working smoke alarm is present.

Pennsauken’s Fire Department will once again be escorting Santa Claus through certain neighborhoods and delivering candy canes during the holidays. Due to the size of some of the neighborhoods, times cannot be specific:

National Night Out 2016

The Pennsauken Fire Department will open all of its fire stations to the public during National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 2, an annual community-building campaign that is designed to make neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

A mock car crash was put together by the Pennsauken Police, Fire Department, and EMS, as well as Falco, Caruso, and Leonard Funeral Home, to give Pennsauken High School seniors a harsh glimpse into what happens when young people make dangerous decisions. The presentation was sponsored in part by the Pennsauken Alliance Against Substance Abuse (PASA) and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

Pennsauken Township, along with Camden and Collingswood, received an important federal grant to purchase necessary new equipment for their fire departments.

Preparing for winter emergencies

If we have off from work or school, there’s nothing quite like watching the snow fall on a winter’s day. But when it comes to emergency situations, that beautiful scene can become a hazard. But as always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By planning ahead and preparing for the issues winter emergencies can cause, you’ll be taking important steps to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Preparing For Winter Storms

An annual tradition, Santa Claus will be escorted through various local neighborhoods by the Pennsauken Township Fire Department.

During the 2015 holiday season, Pennsauken’s Fire Department will once again be escorting Santa Claus through certain neighborhoods and delivering candy canes during the holidays. Due to the size of some of the neighborhoods, times cannot be specific.

Saturday, Dec. 12: East Pennsauken, Meadowbrook, Pennbrook, Chadwyck (I, II, III), Jordantown, Iron Rock, North Merchantville, Hillcrest, Delaware Gardens, and Baldwin’s Run

As we begin to enjoy the outdoor celebrations that summer affords us, residents may be tempted to include fireworks as part of backdoor barbeques and Fourth of July picnics. As enjoyable as this might seem, “consumer fireworks” are a very real safety hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks were responsible for an average of almost 20,000 reported fires each year. They also cause thousands of burns and eye injuries annually. Even sparklers – which seem harmless – burn hot enough to cause third degree burns.

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