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Written by L. James Biddle Thursday, 02 June 2011 00:00

The Newtown Square Fire Company, like the rest of the community, realizes that this time of the year is when people become stretch very thinly in their quest of completing tasks before the true, traditional events of summer begin.   The local volunteers also recognize this is a time of the year when these pressures tempt people to take short cuts.

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Call the right number

Written by L. James Biddle Thursday, 26 May 2011 00:00

As the ground continues to be almost saturated with water from an unusually rainy spring, the Newtown Square Fire Company has advised this is a good time of the year to begin certain outdoor projects.   They also advise the first step in all ground-based projects is the important call to 8 1 1, the new, three-digit ONE CALL Help Line.

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Time to think summer safety

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

The seasonal weather has not helped in thinking about summer activities.   Despite the cooler temperature, the excess of rain, and the occasional flirtations with warmer temperatures, the Newtown Square Fire Company asks residents to begin thinking of summer safety.

One of the pleasures of warmer weather is the use of the grill to make food for both the family and guests.  Reflecting upon this seasonal activity, Chief Doug Simpson stated, “Before the use of this seasonal cooking tool, backyard chefs should invest some time in making sure the propane gas grill is ‘ready’ for the summer cooking.”

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Hidden in the grass is not good

Written by L. James Biddle Thursday, 14 April 2011 00:00

Spring is a time for renewed outdoor activities.  For some, this time of the year may mean planning a garden. For others, the yard and landscaping become the key April activity.  The Newtown Square Fire Company reminds home yard lovers that the first activity, one done before the first mowing is a must-do walk around the yard.

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Reasons for changes

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00

The phrase, “Fall back and Spring ahead,” has a special meaning to the nation’s firefighters.  This is the time of year that instead of just “springing ahead,” residents should heed the suggestions of the Newtown Square Fire Company and make a “leap ahead.” This suggestion is timely because with the Sunday, March 13 switch to Daylight Savings Time, this is a good time to investigate the home’s Smoke Detectors.

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The groundhog tells of spring. Firefigher talk of safety

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

“It is time to get serious about the weather” was a part of the early morning, February 2 weather dialogue from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.   This year’s message, one that had great interest following the snow fall for this winter, was quickly shared by the electronic and pulp media.

The early morning message was simple: no shadow, spring is near.

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FAST can be good

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

The causes of strokes vary.  While national stroke-affiliated organizations have selected the month of May for their special stroke education, the Newtown Square Fire Company’s Lisa Migliori has stress there cannot be too much information about the recognition of the signs of this life-threatening condition.  She stressed, “Time is a key factor in hoping to stop or reverse the damages from strokes.”

Addressing the more common causes for a stroke, the Newtown Square Fire Company’s EMS advisor stated, “ A stroke happens when a part of the brain dies from lack of blood, usually because one of the arteries that supply oxygen-carrying blood to the brain has been damaged.”

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Staying safe when gutter cleaning

Written by L. James Biddle Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Autumn is a season where many people make pilgrimages to see the fall foliage.  The beauty of colorful leaves looses its luster when another seasonal event involving leaves occurs.  This removal of leaves from the home’s gutters is itself a safety effort. This project raises concerns by members of the Newtown Square Fire Company.   People can be hurt during this seasonal project.

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Time for support

Written by L. James Biddle Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Recent media accounts have reported how a Tennessee firefighting organization refused to extinguish a fire because the occupant had not previously subscribed to an annual fee for fire protection.  Please be advised the Newtown Square Fire Company continues its mission of dedication since 1916 and we do not charge a fee.

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Careful buying avoids risks

Written by L. James Biddle Tuesday, 28 September 2010 00:00

As the sunsets very subtly come earlier as autumn begins its seasonal patterns, Doug Simpson, Chief of the Newtown Square Fire Company has issued a seasonal reminder.   He reminds residents that many of the summer activities can create a collection of garden and household items.   These simple, but serious concerns are motivated by possible safety dangers.

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