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Ridge Fire Company - Community Information


This information is provided by Ridge Fire Company as a community service.

This information is brought to our attention by area residents. PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE USING.

Any ideas, corrections, deletions, additions, suggestions, and etc. are welcome.

Please send to WEBMASTER.    Thanks.


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Charitable Donations

While we would love you to donate exclusively to Ridge Fire Company there are other organizations who need your help.

One we recognize is below.

Chester County Hero Fund

This is the only official Chester County organization for donating to help Fire/Police/EMS in the county.

It is a qualified charity under IRC section 501(c)(3).

Many of the board members are Fire/Police/EMS.

99% of the funds raised are used to benefit of fallen first responders and/or their families!!


Ways to verify a charitable organization

     While we applaud and welcome your desire to assist, PLEASE make sure that it is a valid charity that will be giving the majority of the collected funds to the stated cause. Unfortunately there are a lot of "FAKE" Charities asking for money in the name of worthy causes..

Better Business Bureau

www.CharityNavigator.org

IRS Search for Charities, Online Version of Publication 78



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Chester County Department of Emergency Services

If you have special information that emergency personal should know

Such as residents who need assistance evacuating are hearing/speech impaired need special health concerns, dangerous materials stored on site, such as black powder, etc., use this site to submit YEARLY this information

This way the appropriate personal and/or equipment can be dispatched at time of call and NOT after the first responders get there and THEN have to call for the appropriate personal and/or equipment!!!

If you don't live is Chester County you county may have a similar service. Look for your county's web site.


Premise Information Flyer (Special needs for your location ) {PDF 546 KB}

Click for Direct Link to Chester County Premise Information Information Page

Click for Direct Link to Chester County Premise Information Form



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Brush Burning

While MOST of the townships around here do NOT have written rules for burning there are some things to consider and do!

You should check with your township BEFORE burning!

Do NOT burn after dark!

DO stay where you can see the fire!

Do NOT burn rubber, oil, plastic, etc. Only brush, leaves, etc.!

DO keep a rake nearby to push and pull burning material back into the burn pile!

Do NOT make a smoky fire that blows into your neighbors yard!

(Get the fire burning hot BEFORE you dump a lot on it. If it starts smoking, wait until it gets going again.)

DO have a charged line ready! (Make sure you have a hose ready and the water is on and nozzle working)

(It's too late to find the hose, connect it, turn it on, and get to the burn pile AFTER the fire has started to spread!)

Do NOT burn on a windy day!

(It will blow smoke into your neighbors yards AND there is a danger of it spreading!)

DO call the Chester County Fire Board, if you live in chester County otherwise find your countys Fire Board number, (610)436-4700 (new number as of 2010), BEFORE you start and AFTER you finish burning.

(This is so the fire company {hopefully} won't be called out in full force to extinguish your fire!)

Check for Fire Weather in your area BEFORE burning


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The following information from Chester County Radio Room & Phoenixville Police

If you need help with correct car seat installation by a certified person

{This assumes you live in Chester County, PA}


Yvette Gayle of Chester County dispatch at (610)344-5100, E-Mail: YGayle@ChesCo.org

You call the Phoenixville Police at (610)933-1180 and let them know that you that you need help with correct car seat installation


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Local Computer/Hazardous-Waste Recycling Events

{Please let us know if you know of any other events. Thanks!}

Link to E. Vincent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Web Page

For residents of E. Vincent, W. Vincent, and E. Pikeland Townships

Link to E. Pikeland Household Hazardous Waste Collection Web Page

For Recycling Information check out the link(s) below

Chester County Solid Waste Authority


Flourescent bulbs save energy!!!

HOWEVER Flourescent bulbs should be Recycled as they contain phosphor and mercury!!

While you may have access to a local place to recyle Flourescent bulbs, if you don't, Home Depot Stores does.

In our area The Home Depot - Pottstown, PA, (610)718-9388, in the "Returns" area.

Home Depot also takes RECHARGABLE batteries for recycling.

Wikipedia.org article on Flourescent lamps/tubes.

Wikipedia.org article on Flourescent Lamp Recycling.


Batteries should also be recycled.

You can save them up and recycle them at a local event.

While you may have access to a local place to recycle Lead and/or Rechargeable Batteries, if you don't, Home Depot Stores and Lowe's do, in our area.

In our area The Home Depot - Pottstown, PA, (610)718-9388, in the "Returns" area.

In our area Lowe’s Home Improvement - Pottstown, PA, (610)427-6000, in the "Returns" area.

Chester County Solid Waste Authority Battery Recycling Information{PDF, 91KB}

Wikipedia.org article on Battery (electricity).

Wikipedia.org article on Battery Recycling.



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Fire Extinguisher Information

Link to information posted on our FUN/SAFETY STUFF & WORDS OF WISDOM Web Page


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**The following are interesting links submitted by people using this web site**

Link Page for this Web Site Pennsylvania Drought info
Home for Retired Horses Boyertown Planetarium
Owen J. Roberts School District Elmwood Park/Zoo
Mom's Club of Spring City Mom's Club of Vincent
{2010 merged with Sprng City Club}
The Official US Time Pennsylvania General Assembly
Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Hay Creek Valley Historical
Treasure Chester New Chester County Link Site PA "PowerPort"
This Old House Pennsylvania Live Streamers
FDNY "Fire Zone" FDNY Foundation
Chester County Main Page Chester County Public Education
{If this fails to link use Chester County Main Page}
Chester County Parks Maternal and Child Health Consortium
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles NOAA National Weather Service
Fire Weather Forecasts
Owen J Roberts Wellness Council Fireman’s Hall Museum - City of Phila
Need Health Insurance or other Human Services {www.Health.PA.Gov} Wharton Esherick Museum
Shidonni Draw and Design
{kids 5 to 12}
PBS Fidgit games
(Play/Design) {kids 8-13}
MakeBeliefsComix.com
(Create comix Strips) {All ages}
Scratch
(MIT Media Lab Create movies/music/vidoe games) {kids 8 & up}
PBS Kids Crank It UP!
(Compose/record rhythms) {All ages}
The Clinic
{Medical Center for the Uninsured - Phoenixville, PA}
National Musem of the Pacifc War Phoenixville Area Community Services
Connecting People in the Phoenixville Area with Community Resources and Emergency Assistance
Safe Kids, USA
Information on car seats, etc.
Safe Kids, PA

Urban Legend "buster" web sites

We've recently seen an increase in "Urban Legend" E-Mails

SNOPES.com {Rumor Has It} Truth Or Fiction


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The Ridge Fire Company started a new Smoke Detector Program 11/2007. Working in conjunction with Lowe’s Home Improvement of Pottstown, PA, (610)427-6000, we are making available to families, who qualify, free Smoke Detectors. These are meant for families/people with low income, elderly, disabled, etc. Lowe's of Pottstown has donated a box of Smoke Detectors for our program.


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This information is provided by Ridge Fire Company as a community service.

This information is brought to our attention by area residents. PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE USING.

Any ideas, corrections, deletions, additions, suggestions, and etc. are welcome.

Please send to WEBMASTER.    Thanks.