March 19, 2017
On Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 12:00/2:30 BTVFD will be hosting our annual Cash Bash fundraiser at our Interstate Parkway station. Free food and drinks will be provided! See any Station 15 Member for tickets! … [Read More...]
March 12, 2017
On Wednesday at 1830 hours, BTVFD was dispatched to assist Corydon Township at 3282 West Washington Street. The initial dispatch reported smoke in the structure and a few minutes later Mckean DES upgraded the call to a working house fire, reports indicated the structure was fully involved. About 9 minutes later, Engine 151 arrived on scene and the crew stretched 300' of leader line due to limited access. The crew from Engine 151 used two attack lines to protect a propane tank and for fire attack. Engine 153 and crew aided in water supply to Engine 191, suppression, and overhaul. A total of 15 members from BTVFD responded and were on scene until approximately 2100 hours. Pictures By: Jay Bradish … [Read More...]
The following are safety tips on open burning:
♦ Avoid burning trash, leaves and brush on dry, windy days.
♦ Check to see if weather changes are expected. Postpone outdoor burning if shifts in wind
direction, high winds or wind gusts are forecast.
♦ Before doing any burning, establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around any burn barrels and even wider around brush piles and other piled debris to be burned. The larger the debris pile, the wider the control line that is needed to ensure that burning materials won’t be blown or roll off the pile into vegetation outside the line.
♦ Stay with all outdoor fires, until they are completely out.
♦ Keep water and hand tools ready in case your fire should attempt to spread.
♦ Burn household trash only in a burn barrel or other trash container equipped with a screen or metal grid to keep burning material contained.
♦ Never attempt to burn aerosol cans; heated cans will explode. Flying metal may cause injuries and the explosion may scatter burning material into nearby vegetation and cause a wildfire.
♦ Stay abreast of wildfire danger levels and heed warnings and bans on outdoor burning.
Careless debris burning is a major cause of wildland fires in Pennsylvania. Everyone needs to cooperate and exercise extreme caution with all potential sources of wildfire ignition, if senseless and potentially deadly wildfires are to be avoided.
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