Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change Your Clock, Change Your BatteryChange Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

 

This Sunday at 2:00 am, Daylight Savings Time begins and we turn our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.  The North Catasauqua Fire Department would like to remind everyone when you change your clocks, to also change your smoke detector batteries.

 

Smoke detectors are the single best way to be alerted to a fire before it is too late to escape safely.  Fresh batteries in your smoke detectors ensure their operation in your time of need.

 

NCFD recommends having a working smoke detector on at least every level of your home, including your basement, and one smoke detector in each bedroom.

 

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

First Photos of Ladder 1831

Direct from the Rosenbauer factory are some of the first photos of Ladder 1831's construction.  You'll see the cab is out of the paint booth and being buffed for the final paint completion.  The cab is sporting the department's revised color scheme of black over our traditional lime yellow.

 

1831 Cab 1831 Cab 2

 

NCFD firefighters are very excited and anticipating delivery in a couple months.

 

 

Sorry, we're behind

Sorry, we are a bit behind in posting calls.  We'll try and catch up over the next week or so as time allows.  Thanks for understanding.  Our apologies.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awarded!!!

FEMA

 

The North Catasauqua Fire Department is very excited to announce that earlier today, we were awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA.  Our award of $94,763 will fund a full replacement of our self-contained breathing apparatus.  Our current SCBA are outdated and obsolete, lacking updated safety features found on modern SCBA.  We also knew all of our air cylinders would expire by the end of 2015.

Read more: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awarded!!!

Our Condolences to PFD

We send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow firefighters of the Philadelphia Fire Department.  Tonight, a PFD Captain from Ladder 27 lost his life in a roof collapse during a building fire.  Rest in peace Captain.

Daisy Scouts visit NCFD

The North Catasauqua Fire Department was invaded by a lot of little people Feb. 6 and each one of them wanted to get a glimpse of the big fire truck.

 

But before that, the members of Daisy Troop 6011 from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua had to do a bit of listening, as volunteer firefighter Harry Huhn spoke to them about about fire safety.  Huhn talked about why people call 911, why a smoke detector beeps and how to exit the house when there is a fire and never re-enter the house once you leave.

Read more: Daisy Scouts visit NCFD