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  • The Second Chance Club

    The Newtown Square Fire Company has once more issued reminded residents that it is time for many to become members of the Second Chance Club. Aided by this being the second year of an extended life for Daylight Savings Time, the local firefighters have le...
  • Newtown Square Fire Company Urges Newtown Square Residents to “Prevent Home Fires”

      Newtown Square, PA, October 5th, 2008— A pot holder too close to a lit burner or a space heater left on overnight could be all it takes to start a home fire. In fact, cooking and heating are among the leading causes of home fires in the ...
  • Quiet can be deadly

    The “Think Green” concept is a way for the atmosphere to become cleaner. The Newtown Square Fire Company endorses this movement, but they have one concern about one of the products of this evolution. Newtown Square Fire Chief Doug Everlof...
  • Newtown Square apparatus moves to other towns

    In a second dispatch of a similar nature within approximately 18 hours, fire apparatus from Newtown Square was summoned to communities that are not within the normal mutual response patterns of the local Fire Company.  The first special assignment, 1...
  • Scouts cite Police and Fire

    Drivers passing by the Newtown Square Fire Company building on North Newtown Street Road near dusk on Thursday, September 11 had a reason to make a second glance. The newly repaired ramp of the home of the local volunteer emergency service providers was ...
  • Learning to protect yor head

    From time to time, Newtown Square firefighters see unsafe practices that may be missed by others that do not share in working with emergency activities. A recent observation, one that repeated from time-to-time, saw an older adult riding a motorcycle with...
  • Walking and texting is an invitation to danger

    Walking is good exercise, yet it can be dangerous.  The “when” and “how” of walking contribute to the dangerous aspects of this normally healthy exercise.  In describing this paradox, Newtown Square Fire Company Deputy Ch...
  • Preschool Safety

    Many children are hiding from the reality that the starting of school is just around the corner.   The Newtown Square Fire Company stresses that there is one reality that both students and the drivers of area vehicles must address.  With the sta...
  • New Rehab unit put into service

     With the unplanned, May 2007 demise of the Emergency Medical Services element within the Newtown Square Fire Company, there was quandary for both the fire management and the crewmembers.   What service does a group that was a highly lauded...
  • Help us through raise money by surfing the web

      What if Newtown Square Fire Company earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search e...
  • Driving untired

    While the television advertisements warn against driving when taking certain prescription medicines, the Newtown Square Fire Company has its own warning: Never drive while over-tired.  Lisa Migliori, Newtown Square’s in-house safety consultant,...
  • Crews visit kids at Camp Garrett Williamson

    For the staff of the Garrett Williamson’s summer camp, summer is not complete without a surprise visit by the area fire and police departments.   Each year, however, there is a special treat for the campers.  As one Newtown Square fir...
  • CO dangers in the summer

    When a neighbor overheard a Newtown Square firefighter’s alert pager tell of a Carbon Monoxide Detector activation, the neighbor commented, “Don’t those devices only work in the winter?”...
  • Bike helmets for adults

    More and more adults are returning to bicycle riding hobby of their childhood.   One thing that is not automatic in going bicycling is the use of a protective helmet. Some adults say “NO” to a helmet because of the temporary event of what...
  • Vacation fire safety

    Summer is a popular time for outdoor activities and vacation.  If the family vacation includes time spent outdoors and those activities, the Newtown Square Fire Company urges vacationers to take along with them large amounts of fire prevention practi...
  • Avoiding a convection oven

    During a recent Newtown Square Fire Company activity the local volunteer’s EMS Advisor Lisa Migliori and Chief Doug Everlof were discussing problems with the heat of this summer.   Mrs. Migliori commented, “Walking into a room without air...
  • Being cooked in a car

    The shock of entering a vehicle that has been sitting in the sun should become a wake up call about a very important safety concern.  Hot cars are dangerous. Newtown Square’s fire chief Doug Everlof cited examples of the signs of summer heat da...
  • 2 Alarm Fire in Edgemont

    Three connected businesses located on West Chester Pike, just west of Provident Road sustained extreme damage in an early Tuesday morning (July 8) in a fire that summoned firefighters from both Delaware and Chester counties.  The initial 5:18 a.m., w...
  • West Nile season in progress

    Newtown Square firefighters have a long history of practicing the concept that prevention is far more efficient and less costly than corrective steps. Newtown Square’s Fire Chief Doug Everlof stressed, “Recent rains have renewed the threats of...
  • Avoid working tired

    Recent studies have shown that Americans are among the world’s populations that do not get enough sleep.  It is well known that driving while tired is an invitation to an accident.  What about being fatigued while doing tasks around the ho...