Thoughts & Prayers to Webster (NY) Fire Department


The officers and members of the North Catasauqua Fire Department send their thoughts and prayers to the family and brothers of Webster Fire Dept Lt. Michael Chiapperini, a 20 year veteran of the Webster Police Dept and a lifetime firefighter, and Firefighter and 911 Dispatcher Tomasz Kaczowka.  Lt. Chiapperini and Firefighter Kaczowka were senselessly assassinated this morning while responding to a house fire.  The shooter reportedly set the fire as a trap to attack first responders.  The fire continued to rage while police secured the scene and evacuated residents.  Three homes were engulfed in flames and burned to the ground.  Three more homes were damaged by the fire.

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Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from the Officers and Members of the North Catasauqua Fire Department!


Please remember these holiday cooking safety tips today and through the entire holiday season.

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking.
  • Stay alert! To prevent cooking fires, you have to be alert. You won't be if you are sleepy, have been drinking alcohol, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels, or curtains - away from your stovetop.
  • Keep the stovetop, burners, and oven clean.
  • Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and catch fire if it comes into contact with a gas flame or electric burner.
  • Plug microwave ovens and other cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance, as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire.

Fund Drive Kicks Off

Fund Drive thumbnailThe Charotin Hose Co. is pleased to announce the start of the 2012 Fund Drive.  The fund drive is one of the major fundraisers held by the fire department each year.  In the next week or two, North Catasauqua residents should receive a letter in the mail requesting your participation and support.  Please help us provide the best possible service to the community by donating.

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Sheckler Elementary School Fire Prevention

Firefighters visited students at Sheckler Elementary School today as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Firefighters taught students about fire safety, preventing fires, the "Stop, Drop, & Roll", home escape plans.  Also, apparatus and equipment were on display.  Firefighters answered the many and varied questions of these young imaginations.  


The North Catasauqua Fire Department was joined by the Catasauqua Fire Department and Han-Le-Co Fire Department in this joint educational visit.


For more pictures, check out our gallery on Google+.


We would like to thank the Sheckler Home & School Association volunteers for their support during the fire department visit.  Thank you Sheckler Elementary School for allowing us to visit each year and deliver an important message to our community's children.

small town USA Car Cruise

small town USA Summer Car CruiseThe Charotin Hose Co. will be serving hot roast beef sandwiches, hot dogs, and pierogies along with ice cold drinks at the North Catasauqua small town USA Summer Car Cruise on Monday, September 3, 2012, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  


Come and enjoy the cars, trucks, antiques, classic cars, and hot rods, while enjoying hot food and cold drinks from the Charotin Hose Co.  This is the last small town USA Summer Car Cruise for 2012.

Rest Easy Brothers

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The North Catasauqua Fire Department sends their deepest thoughts and condolences to the family, friends, Brothers, and Sisters of Phildelphia Fire Dept Lieutenant Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney. You have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving your fellow man. Rest easy Brothers. Never forget.