End of Year Giving – 2021

As we finish up the year 2021, we are thankful for all of the support we have received from our neighbors that support our efforts to support the communities we protect. We are not a group of ragtag volunteers that hope to help. We are a group of dedicated individuals that strive to serve the communities in which we live to the best of our abilities. With training and preparedness, we know we make a difference. We hope you see success in our efforts.
We have much planned for the coming year 2022 as we work to bring a new fire engine (pumper) into service very soon and to build a new fire station in the western part of our district that needs equipment/resources located nearby to help with our responses to support those neighborhoods. End-of-year giving may not be on your plan yet but there is still a brief amount of time left to donate to YOUR volunteer fire department with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation to help us further our mission. If you would like to support our department, our people, our initiatives, and your neighbors with a generous gift of any amount. Now is the time so that you can take advantage of tax deductions for the 2021 tax year.

CPR Saves Lives

Press hard and fast in the center of the chest…… WPFD is teaching another CPR class today at our Station 2 on Kanis Road. Firefighters take this class and refresh their skills every 2 years as a part of regular training on CPR, Oxygen therapy, Automatic external defribillation AED, choking and more.

Heater Safety

Cold days and nights are upon us as winter gets closer. Remember that if you use electric space heaters to supplement your home heating, using extension cords to connect them is NEVER a good idea. Only connect heaters to a wall outlet to keep the wiring from overheating and causing a fire that you surely don’t want.
Stay Safe!

Is your chimney ready for winter?

We have some pics of our structure fire this evening near Hawk Valley involving a chimney fire that spread to the attic of the home. This fire goes in the WIN column for an effective save. Great work to our team for a fast fire attack! This is a good reminder, and an unfortunate tradition we’ve had over some last years, to have structure fires of this type around and on holidays while folks are being festive. This is not our first fire on Turkey Day. So here is a reminder to have your chimney or wood stove cleaned every year and inspected for proper operation before a chimney/flue fire occurs at your home. It can save your house and maybe the lives of someone you love….and yourself.Thanks for the quick help from Crystal Fire, Collegeville Fire, and Paron Fire for the assistance.