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Welcome to Edgmont Township Fire Company # 1's Website

Edgmont Township Fire Company No.1 was founded in 1942 and is an integral part of our community. Our founding members had a vision of service and we've been building on it every since. The cultural strengths shared amongst our members are:

  • Integrity
  • Moral Character
  • Work Ethic
  • Pride
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Respect
  • Compassion

This is what makes us, drives us, and inspires us. We are Edgmont Township Fire Company No.1!

Calmness is contagious - Asst. Chief Ron Gravina

Barn Fire Circa 2016 Car Fire Circa 2018

 

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Member Michael Barney, February 01

This past Monday, Lisa Borowski State Representative (District 168), visited our fire house. During her visit she took a brief tour of the facility and checked out our equipment and apparatuses. She then sat down to discuss the fire service and various need of ours as well as concerns.

“The 168th is fortunate to have well-trained and well-equipped volunteer fire companies dedicated to the safety ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Top Fire Causes (part 5 Candles)

Member Michael Barney, January 23

CANDLES
The final part in our series of Top 5 Fire Causes is Candles. Candles are the fifth leading cause of home fires.
From 2015-2019 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 7,400 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of 90 deaths, 670 injuries and $291 million in direct property damage.

Candle fire facts
During the five-year period ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Michael Barney, January 22

SMOKING
Other than the fact that smoking is bad for your health, smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 16,500 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2016. These fires caused 660 deaths, 1,060 injuries and $372 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 23% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Top Fire Causes (part 3 Electrical)

Member Michael Barney, January 21

ELECTRICAL
Electricity helps make our lives easier but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted.
NFPA actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign in May sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which works to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards, the importance of electrical ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Michael Barney, January 20

HEATING
The number two most common cause of home fires is Heating. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 44,210 fires involving heating equipment per year in 2016-2020, accounting for 13% of all reported home fires during this time. These fires resulted in annual losses of 480 civilian deaths, 1,370 civilian injuries, and more than $1 billion in direct property damage.

HEATING ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Top Fire Causes (5 part series)

Member Michael Barney, January 19

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), every 23 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Although the number of fires and fire deaths have decreased significantly since the 1970’s, some statistics are more troubling. NFPA continues to analyze fire data to better understand the fire problem and its trends.

It is critical of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Michael Barney, January 16

Working with and protecting members of our society with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of complex neurodevelopmental brain disorders.
When we think of Autism we generally think of children. Unfortunately, Autism isn’t something you grow out of; there are adolescents and adults that have the disorder. The number of people with ASD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Blackout Training

Member Michael Barney, January 05

Tonight’s drill was designed to train in a completely blacked out environment. We followed a hose in a makeshift maze throughout our fire station basement. We crawled, climbed over and under various obstacles. We also conducted a search looking for victims as we moved down the line. To keep the training as realistic as possible, the entire exercise was conducted on air utilizing our SCBA (self contained ... (Full Story & Photos)

M. Barney and W. Wilkie negotiate over an obstacle.
M. Barney and W. Wilkie negotiate over an obstacle.

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