Biddle's Corner

Practice CO Safety

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

Chemistry is one of several school classes that have a way of scaring school students.   This is unfortunate because there are several aspects of chemistry that, if ignored, can cost a life. 

Far too many people have either insufficient or erroneous information about a potential household killer – carbon monoxide.   Newtown Square fighters have been told by ill-informed people that they don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide (CO) because their home is heated by oil, not gas.

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Keeping resolutions yields protection

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

As the year 2012 progresses, the electronic media shares the unfortunate statistics stating New Year’s Resolution rarely last very far into any new year.  One source of reported figures state that only 30% live through the month of January.

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Written by L. James Biddle Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:00

As a public service at this active party time of the year, the Newtown Square Fire Company has prepared a long listing of non-alcoholic beverages. The unique tastes and the inviting appearance of these drinks add to their acceptability as an alternative to alcoholic beverages. Not only do they taste great, but they also help ensure the comfort of your guests who may not drink alcohol or as an alternative part way through the

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New Year Party dangers

Written by Web Master Thursday, 22 December 2011 00:00

One of the dangers of winter is the attempt to block the adverse effects of being house-bound, the shorter hours of daylight, and the often-dreaded weather patterns of this time of the year.   Adding to general list of winter events and the mood changes is the upcoming history of New Year’s parties and an increase in alcohol consumption.

As a group of dedicated emergency responders, the Newtown Square Fire Company has the sad history of responding to entertaining-based, driving emergencies.   As safety experts universally agree, the party mood changes with drinking. 

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Simple last minute safety hints

Written by Web Master Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

With a little more than a week until all of the preparations for Christmas will be a memory, the Newtown Square Fire Company has an additional set of safety reminders that will help assure a happy holiday time.  Included in this partial list are several items that embrace the Fire Company’s ongoing warnings about taking short cuts.

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Simple Christmas safety

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 02 December 2011 14:58

Area residents may continue to have some difficulty in truly accepting the reality the current season is winter.  Newtown Square Fire Company’s Chief Doug Simpson stresses that the cycle of prolonged early autumn weather and flirtations with lower temperatures will not last forever.  One of the concerns of the Newtown Square Fire Company is the total community needs to address the facts that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season.

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Simple Thinksgiving food suggestions

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

If there is one simple theme for Thanksgiving, food would easily be the focus for this American holiday.  As a provider of safety services and safety ideas for nearly 100 years, the Newtown Square Fire Company, is proud to continue it community safety suggestions.

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Not fall but leaves are already dangerous

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

While bread and butter, eggs and toast, and other combinations are a welcomed part of daily living for many, there are some combinations that are dangerous.  The Newtown Square Fire Company has recently highlighted one of these dangerous couplets.  Leaves and storm drains have been known to produce several dangerous events.

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Put them where they belong

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

The relaxation of summer may be decreasing of some. Yet, there are still examples of summer practices that show no signs of going away.  An EMS-based member of the Newtown Square Fire Company cringed he saw a front seat passenger alternately resting first one foot and then two feet on car’s dashboard. This is also a similar posture with one leg sticking out of the-open window.

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The past and the future (more of the past)

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

The average resident of Metro Philadelphia used to say, “Earth quakes don’t happen here on the East Coast.”  Events from early last week have changed the thinking of these formerly ill-informed residents. 

While the epicenter was located near somewhat distant Charlottesville, Virginia, almost every area within the Metropolitan Philadelphia had a collection of earthquake stories to tell.

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