Last Updated: 07/07/2017

This page links you to FUN and SAFETY "things", "words of wisdom", and information sources relating to frequently asked questions


{Figures courtesy CAPCOM, animation courtesy CJ}


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FUN "things"

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Firefighter Comic 001

Courtesy of Alvin Coleman {He's not a Firefighter but this is cute!}

I would like to thank Andrew of Philadelphia for letting me know of the errors in Word Grid #1 and Word Un-Scramble #1.


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SAFETY & FUN "things"


Underwriters Laboratories "Close Your Door" YouTube movie clip

Some VERY dramatic videos on fire safety!

Official Sparky the Fire Dog Web Site

Safety with McGruff

McGruff - Main Page

{Games, Video, Advice, and Downloads}


Interactive Hazards in the Home by Budget Direct


Fire Safe Kids!

Fire Safe Kids! - Main Page

{Activities, Coloring, Games, Safety, and Science}


FEMA {Federal Emergency Management Agency}

FEMA: Are You Ready

PEMA {Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency}

NFPA {National Fire Protection Association}

NFPA "Get Ready for a Disaster" Direct Link

NFPA Fire Escape Plan (PDF, 634 KB)

9-1-1 Emergency Planning

Home Fire Emergency Planning and Other Things to consider

{Put together by Ridge Fire Company Members}

Emergency Preparedness for Business, Families, & Kids

Fire Safety Publications

"Kitchen Oil Fire" movie clip {1.4 MB}

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire ... oil in a frying pan. Please read the following introduction and then watch the show .. It's a real eye-opener!!
At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students.
The water, being heavier than the oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.
Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.


Underwriters Laboratories "Turkey Fryer Safety Tips" {PDF 68 KB}


"Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt" movie clip {5.5 MB}

This is a, very cool, video (30-second, very short) about wearing seat belts while in a car.

This video was from www.SussexSaferRoads.gov.UK

Smoke Detector Program

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 several cartons over the years of Smoke Detectors for our program.

National Fire Protection Association {NFPA} Consumer Safety Information re Smoke Detectors(Alarms)

For more Smoke Alarm(Detector) information Smoke Detector Program


Chester County Public Education

{This has information about using the 911 system and who to contact for information and tours}

{If this fails to link use Chester County Main Page}

Chester County Main Page


Flyers Created by Chester County DES

{These Flyers are in Adobe® Format. Some are "rotated". They can be printed and/or saved to you computer.}

Chester County DES Information {PDF 320 KB}

Smart911.com {Replaces Chester County DES Premise Information}

{Smart911.com is currently active in 20-30 states, not just Chester County}

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) {PDF 189 KB}

Reverse 9-1-1 (Citizen Notification System) {PDF 217 KB}

Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 {PDF 921 KB}

"ReadyNotifyPA" {PDF 249 KB}

Click for Direct Link to "ReadyNotifyPA"

"CERT" Community Emergency Response Team {PDF 138 KB, Last Update 2013}

"CERT" Community Emergency Response Team Web Site


Pennsylvania Emergency Preparedness Guide {PDF 706 KB}


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Fire Extinguisher Information

FireExtingisher.com {By FireExtinguisherTraining.com}

Fire-Extinguisher101.com {By OnlineFireScienceDegree.org}

Underwriters Laboratories   Product Safety Tips - Household Fire Extinguishers {PDF 68 KB - 2012}

National Fire Protection Association - Fire Extinguisher Information

Some additional Fire Extinguisher Information gathered by members


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Fire Fighting Information Links, etc.

Answers.com - Glossary of firefighting equipment

{Answers.com does NOT guarantee the accuracy of the glossary but the ones we checked were pretty good.


Official United States Senate Information

Federal Law Relating to the Display of United States flag

More Flag Display Information and links


"Not so Fun but important/interesting" information

PENNSYLVANIA_BURNING

{March 1987 Governor's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control Report}



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"Words of Wisdom"


TO ALL DRIVERS, YOUNG AND OLD

PLEASE!!!

  The members of Ridge Fire Company DO WANT you to have fun at your proms, parties, and celebrations and it would be fun to meet you, HOWEVER we do NOT want to get to know you better during an accident in which you are involved!!!

Do NOT drink and drive!!!

DO wear your seat belts!!!

Do NOT "show off" while driving!!!

DO pay attention while driving!!!

Do NOT use your cell phone while driving!!!

DO obey speed limit, stop, etc. signs!!!

Do NOT drive while sleepy!!!

DO pull over and rest if tired or after you've been driving awhile!!!

Please be safe so you can have fun another day!!! Thanks, Ridge Fire Company members.


TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS AT DAWN AND DUSK AND DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER (IE RAIN, FOG, SNOW, etc.)!!!!

While it may not help you see, it WILL help you be be SEEN!!!!


USE YOUR SEATBELTS WHILE IN A VEHICLE!!!!

There was an auto accident in January 2006 involving 4 teens. One died, he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Two went to the hospital, they weren't wearing seatbelts. The fourth walked away with minor scrapes and bruises, he was wearing a seatbelt!!!


DO NOT SMOKE IN BED!!!!


HAVE WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS!!!!

Test every month!

Change the batteries AT LEAST once a year! Twice is better!

{A good time to change your smoke detector batteries is when you change your clocks for Day Light savings in the fall and spring.}


WARNING!!! Incorrect Emergency Information!!!

  E-Mails have been circulating stating that you can reach the police from your Cell Phone by dialing *677. This is INCORRECT!!! While in SOME areas dialing *77 will connect you to the State Police, it will NOT give your location to the operator!! On the Pennsylvania Turnpike you can use *11 from a Cell Phone or dial (800)332-3880. The Pennsylvania Turnpike also monitors CB Channel 9. Note the milepost markers so as to be able to give location!

In an Emergency, dial 911!!!

If using a CELL PHONE you MUST be able to give the operator an idea of where you are!!




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