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on 2018/11/26 14:57:59 (107 reads)
Not only does the East Dover Fire Company, and the Toms River Township Emergency Services as a whole, hold a special place in their hearts for the Oceans of Love, but also Make A Wish. A fellow township firefighters daughter had her wish come true, thanks to Make A Wish. This had a major positive impact on their family, and after seeing this first hand they asked that we help them raise money for Make A Wish.

Every year Make A Wish teams up with Macy's and collects letters to Santa. For every letter that Macy's collects they donate One Dollar to Make A Wish up to One Million Dollars. In an effort to help them collect as many letters as possible, the East Dover Fire Company will have a "Special North Pole Postage Service; Mailbox for Santa" in front of our building starting Sunday December 2nd.

We kindly ask that if anyone has children, you have them write a letter to Santa on the attached letter template and deliver it to our "Special North Pole Postage Service; Mailbox for Santa." Each letter we receive will help a make a child's wish come true.

Make A Wish Santa Letter Template
  on 2018/11/20 5:50:00 (53 reads)

on 2018/11/8 1:20:00 (63 reads)
The East Dover Fire Company would like to announce and congratulate our newly elected 2019 officers.

Chief 2800 - Andy Goresh
Asst Chief 2810 - Joseph Catapano
Captain 2820 - Travis Veth
1st Lieutenant 2830 - Daniel Goresh
2nd Lieutenant 2840 - Kyle Schmitt

President - Kyle Reid
Vice President - Chris Krohn
Treasurer - Paul Cappeto
Recording Secretary - Josh Fizer
Financial Secretary - Paul Schulz

Trustee - Peter Dowdell
Trustee - Richard Tutela

Congratulations to all of these officers as they lead us into 2019!
on 2018/10/11 13:03:35 (121 reads)

LEARN two ways out of every room. In a fire, you may have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

Develop an escape plan with all members of your family.
A home escape plan includes:
- two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window;
- a path from each exit to the outside; and
- an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone will meet.

Practice your plan with everyone in your home twice a year.

Home escape planning & practice are more important than ever
People tend to think the risk of having a home fire is low. They also think home is the place they’re safest from fire when it’s actually the place they’re at greatest risk. In fact, home fires can and do happen quite often: U.S. fire departments responded to a home fire every 90 seconds in 2016. Also, the majority of U.S. fire deaths (approximately 80%) occur in homes.

The good news is that the number of home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades. This means people are getting better at preventing fires from happening. Unfortunately, the likelihood of dying in a home fire today has actually increased. NFPA’s most recent data shows that the home fire death risk was 10% higher in 2106 than in 1980. This means there’s still a lot of work to do in educating people how to safely escape a home fire.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever
This is the result of several factors:
- Newer homes are predominantly built with unprotected lightweight wood construction, which fails faster when it’s exposed to high temperatures, and weakens and collapses faster than homes built with dimensional lumber.
- Newer homes tend to be designed with lots of open spaces and high ceilings, creating an ideal environment for fire to grow and spread quickly.
- The vast majority of modern home furnishings includes synthetic materials that burn very quickly and at higher temperatures, generating black, toxic smoke and gases that make it extremely difficult to see and breathe in a matter of moments.

To learn more about making a home escape plan
  on 2018/10/10 4:50:00 (125 reads)

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm.
Smoke alarms are the first line of defense in a fire by alerting everyone in time to get out safely. In fact, having smoke alarms in your home cuts your risk of dying in a fire in half.

Make sure your home is adequately equipped with working smoke alarms by taking the following steps:
- Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and near all sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms monthly to make sure they’re working. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
- Interconnect your smoke alarms so that when one smoke alarm sounds, they all do.

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Here's what you need to know!
- A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area.
- Install alarms on every level of the home.
- Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
- Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
- Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
- Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

To learn more about installing and maintaining your smoke alarm visit the link below. ... -maintaining-smoke-alarms

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