BLOOD DRIVE – MONDAY 8/3/15

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on Monday, August 3rd from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: Rose Tree Fire.

This drive is being held in memory of Robert (Rocky) Rock, a founding member of Rose Tree Fire Company, who coordinated many of the previous blood drives at our station.

The Blood Drive will be held at our station – 1275 N. Providence Road, Media PA 19063 (Across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa)

Blood donations are critically needed in the summer months, as regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session. Please help save a life!Red CrossRockyand Jean

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FIRE COMPANY VISITS BIRTHDAY PARTY

June 20, 2015 – There was one lucky 3 year old on Diemer Drive who celebrated his birthday with a visit from his local volunteer fire company. Happy Birthday from Rose Tree Fire CompanyIMG_1170a! IMG_1174

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VEHICLE FIRE

May 04, 2015 – On Sunday morning, Rose Tree Fire Company (Station 73) was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the Rt.1 Bypass. Arriving units found a 16 passenger van fully involved. Media Fire Company (Station 23) was called to assist and bring additional water.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire and remained on scene for about 60 minutes.

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LADIES NIGHT OUT – FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Ladies Night Out on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00pm.

There will be vendors selling jewelry, make-up, crafts, handbags, and gifts for all of your Mother’s Day shoRTFC Ladies Nightpping! Lots of Freebies, free desserts, coffee, nail painting, blowout hair-dos and door prizes!!!! Sooo … get on the phone … call your girlfriends and make plans to attend this evening of pampering, chair massages, psychics, refreshments, basket raffles, Tombola prizes, and 50/50 prizes. There is a $5 donation per person at the door.

Rose Tree Fire Company is located at 1275 North Providence Road, Media Pa (across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa). Click here for directions: http://mapq.st/1JzXg1U

For more information, call 610-513-2920 or 484-472-8545.

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EASTER FLOWER SALE – APRIL 2-5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual flower sale!

Rose Tree Fire Company will hold its annual Easter Flower Sale April 2-5, 2015. The tent will be set up in front of Campbell’s Boat House, 1250 N. Providence Road (next to Wawa). All proceeds benefit the volunteer fire company.happy_easter

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

Friday, March 6, 2015 - Yes, its true!working-smoke-detectors Spring is almost here! At 2:00 AM this Sunday, March 8, 2015 Daylight Savings Time begins as we change our clocks AHEAD one hour.

Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector batteries (and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you reset your clocks this weekend. Once you change the batteries, TEST the detectors to be sure they are working. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.

A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out and stay out of your home. Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm and changing the battery are one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.

To learn about how smoke alarms work and why they are so important, follow this link to the National Fire Protection Association:

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms

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CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY – MARCH 14th

The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a St. Patty’s Day party at the firehouse on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00pm. There will be appetizers, dinner and desserts. BYOB. There will also be a DJ and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds benefit the fire company. Call Belle 610-513-2920 or Bea 510-506-5499 for tickets.happy-st-patrick-day_1425003674

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VISIT TO ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS GARAGE

February 10, 2015 – On Tuesday evening, members of Rose Tree Fire Company; along with Media Fire Company, Middletown Fire Company, Rocky Run Fire Company, and Edgmont Fire Company, went to the Rose Tree Media School District’s bus garage. Firefighters reviewed the district’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses and went over special considerations when dealing with bus accidents or emergencies at the garage. Special thanks to Fire Marshal Alan Mancill and staff of the school district’s bus depot for an informative night of trainiRTMSD Bus  6ng. RTMSD Bus  3  RTMSD Bus  2RTMSD Bus Visit

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AWARDS BANQUET

January 31, 2015 - On Saturday evening, members of Rose Tree Fire Company enjoyed a RTFC Banquet Jan 2015night off to attend our annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the Towne House Restaurant. Special guests included some of our close mutual aid companies, local government officials, township Fire Marshal and Upper Providence Township Police Chief.

During this event, the new 2015 officers were officially sworn into their positions and members were recognized for their participation throughout the year. Awards were presented to the Top Ten responders for the year as well as the Top Ten attendance for training sessions.

In addition to the enormous efforts that each member devotes throughout the year, we select one individual who exhibits outstanding performance and dedication to the organization. The recipient is chosen by nominations from peers. The 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to junior firefighter Matthew Hatton. Congratulations Matt! We thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment. Well deserved!

The traditional “Old Timers Award” was presented to Firefighter Charles Jordan. We thank Charlie for all of the time and effort he dedicates to our organization.

Media Fire Company, Newtown Square Fire Company, as well as neighboring mutual aid companies who were available for any calls in the township while our members had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fellowship and socializing with active members of past and present.

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DURING COLD WEATHER – BE FIRE SAFE

snow-clip-art-4During cold weather, the risk for home fires can increase. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:

  • NEVER use a stove or oven to heat the home.
  • If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep it at least THREE (3) FEET away from anything that can burn, such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
  • If using a fireplace, keep the screen or doors closed to catch sparks and rolling logs. Make sure burning embers are out before going to bed.
  • Maintain and operate portable generators in accordance with the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions.
  • Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. The smoke from a running generator contains carbon monoxide and needs to be properly ventilated.

See attached safety sheets on carbon monoxide and portable generator safety.

Carbon Monoxide safety tips

Generator safety tips

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