Friday, June 7th, 2019
At 23:43 lastnight VRFR 116 and M26 were dispatched to 81NB MM 152.2 just north of the junction for a TT Fire. Driver was not injured and was carrying a load of Cereal. Additional units were also disp...
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Responded To Four incidents today , MVA Delivery Truck into the Trees, EMS Assist for a Cardiac Arrest, Assist to Sugarloaf Township for a Haz Mat and a Life Flight lan...
Valley Regional Fire and Rescue early Friday evening was dispatched to a working Commercial Fire at Evans Roadhouse. Engine 1 was the First to arrive with interior crews advancing a handline to the ba...
Friday, May 24th, 2019
Valley Regional Fire and Rescue along with Medic 26 and Foster Township Fire were dispatched to a Tractor Trailer Fire I81SB MM149. Engine 2, Tanker 1, Foster Tanker and Medic founded a fully involved...
Valley Regional Fire and Ems recieved the American Legion Service awards at the Freeland Memorial Day Celebration. The Awards were for Fire and Medic 26 assisting with a Fatal Fire and Mayday call for...
Valley Regional Fire and Rescue and Foster Township Fire Company Assisted Drums Elementary with Kids Night, Donations of water were given to both departments.
Fire Prevention

1. Install Smoke Detectors

SMOKE DETECTORS can alert you to a fire in your home in time for you to escape, even if you are sleeping. Install smoke detectors on
every level of your home, including the basement, and outside each
sleeping area. If you sleep with the door closed, install one inside
your sleeping area as well.

Test detectors every month, following the manufacturer's directions, and
replace batteries once a year, or whenever a detector "chirps" to signal
low battery power. Never "borrow" a smoke detector's battery for another
use - a disabled detector can't save your life. Replace detectors that
are more than 10 years old.

2. Plan your escape from a Fire
IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT in your home, you have to get out fast. Prepare for
a fire emergency by sitting down with your family and agreeing on an
escape plan. Be sure that everyone knows at least two unobstructed exits
- doors and windows - from every room. (If you live in an apartment
building, do not include elevators in your escape plan.) Decide on a
meeting place outside where everyone will meet after they escape. Have
your entire household practice your escape plan at least twice a year.

3. Keep an eye on Smokers

Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in North America.
Smoking in bed or when you are drowsy could be deadly. Provide smokers
with large, deep non-tip ashtrays and soak butts with water before
discarding them. Before going to bed or leaving home after someone has
been smoking, check under and around cushions and upholstered furniture
for smoldering cigarettes.

4. Cook Carefully
Never leave cooking unattended. Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles
and wear clothes with short, rolled-up or tight-fitting sleeves when you
cook. Turn pot handles inward on the stove where you can't bump them and
children can't grab them. Enforce a "Kid-Free Zone" three feet (one
meter) around your kitchen stove. If grease catches fire in a pan, slide
a lid over the pan to smother the flames and turn off the heat. Leave
the lid on until cool.

5. Give Space Heaters Space
Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet (one meter)
from anything that can burn. keep children and pets away from heaters,
and never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed.

6. Remember: Matches and Lighters Are Tools, Not Toys.
In a child's hand, matches and lighters can be deadly. Use only
child-resistant lighters and store all matches and lighters up high,
where small children can't see or reach them, preferably in a locked
cabinet. Teach your children that matches and lighters are tools, not
toys, and should be used only by adults or with adult supervision. Teach
young children to tell a grown-up if they find matches or lighters;
older children should bring matches or lighters to an adult immediately.

7. Cool a Burn
Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never put butter or any
grease on a burn. If the burned skin blisters or is charred, see a
doctor immediately. Never use ice.

8. Use Electricity Safetly
If an electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it
immediately, then have it serviced before using it again. Replace any
electrical cord that is cracked or frayed. Don't overload extension
cords or run them under rugs. Dont' tamper with your fuse box or use
improper-size fuses.

9. Crawl low under smoke
During a fire, smoke and poisonous gases rise with the heat. The air is
cleaner near the floor. If you encounter smoke while you are escaping
from a fire, use an alternate escape route.

10. Stop Drop and Roll
If your clothes catch fire, don't run. Stop where you are, drop to
the ground, cover your face with your hands, and roll over and over to
smother the flames.

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