A Call For Demolished Houses
For more realistic training, fire departments sometimes burn structures that are destined to be torn down, such as commercial buildings, residential homes and barns. Situations where these structures are legally burned as part of a supervised fire training exercise are invaluable to fire department personnel. The Port-Au-Peck Chemical Hose Fire Company would like to know if you would allow us to use your soon to be demolished home for training purposes. For more information, call 732-229-9771 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oceanport Celebrates Dale Burd
At the Port-Au-Peck Chemical Hose Old Timers Night, we celebrated Dale Burds's Fifty years of volunteer dedication.
Port au Peck Fire Company's 100th Anniversary
As Port-Au-Peck Chemical Hose celebrates it's One Hundredth Anniversary, the kick-off party helped us celebrate our volunteers dedication.
2016 Fire Prevention Week - October 9th-15th
Join the Volunteers
Learn about fire prevention at the Port-Au-Peck Chemical Hose Open House on Saturday, October 8th. You and your younger firefighters can try on firefighter gear and see how to put out fires with a fire extinguisher. See what it’s like to volunteer.
Who We Are?
We are the local Fire compay of Oceanport. The Port-au-Peck Chemical Hose Co. Number 1 has been a vital link in the economic and social life of the Borough. During the rainy and high tide periods, many flooded cellars are pumped out. In the fall and spring, fields with dry grass are burned.
- Every Home Should Have at Least One Working Smoke Alarm
Every Home Should Have at Least One Working Smoke Alarm
Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It's inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. A working smoke alarm can double your chances of survival. Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Prevent Electrical Fires
Prevent Electrical Fires
Never overload circuits or extension cords. Do not place cords and wires under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas. Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark or emit an unusual smell. Have them professionally repaired or replaced.
- Use Appliances Wisely
Use Appliances Wisely
When using appliances follow the manufacturer's safety precautions. Overheating, unusual smells, shorts and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover all unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home.
- Alternate Heaters
Portable heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away. Keep fire in the fireplace. Use fire screens and have your chimney cleaned annually. The creosote buildup can ignite a chimney fire that could easily spread. Kerosene heaters should be used only where approved by authorities. Never use gasoline or camp-stove fuel. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled.
- Affordable Home Fire Safety Sprinklers
Affordable Home Fire Safety Sprinklers
When home fire sprinklers are used with working smoke alarms, your chances of surviving a fire are greatly increased. Sprinklers are affordable - they can increase property value and lower insurance rates.
- Plan Your Escape
Plan Your Escape
Practice an escape plan from every room in the house. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire and never to open doors that are hot. Select a location where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Get out then call for help.
- Caring for Children
Caring for Children
Children under five are naturally curious about fire. Many play with matches and lighters. Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching your children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
- Caring for Older People
Caring for Older People
Every year over 1,000 senior citizens die in fires. Many of these fire deaths could have been prevented. Seniors are especially vulnerable because many live alone and can't respond quickly
Conduct a family meeting and discuss the following topics:
Always sleep with the bedroom doors closed. This will keep deadly heat and smoke out of bedrooms, giving you additional time to escape.
Find a way for everyone to sound a family alarm. Yelling, pounding on walls, whistles, etc. Practice yelling "FIRE!"
In a fire, time is critical. Don't waste time getting dressed, don't search for pets or valuables. Just get out!
Roll out of bed. Stay low. One breath of smoke or gases may be enough to kill.