Fivepointville Fire Company

Station 32

Lancaster County, PA
Serving Western BRECKNOCK TOWNSHIP Since 1957

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Grilling safety tips

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:00pm

Published on November 17, 2008

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Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

•Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
•The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
•Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
•Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
•Never leave your grill unattended.

Charcoal grills
•There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
•If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
•Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
•There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
•When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

Propane grills
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

Vehicle Accident with Entrapment

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00am

On May 28th Station 32 was alerted for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 32-1 and Squad 32-1 made the response along with Rescue Company 39 and EMS units from Station 36 and Medic 4. Crews worked a short time to free the driver who was then transported to a local hospital.

Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:07am

Engine 32-1, Squad 32-1, Rescue 13 and Ambulance 36-1 responded for an accident with report of possible entrapment. Assistant Chief-32 arrived and reported no entrapment. Rescue 13 was recalled. EMS 36-1 evaluated the driver of the vehicle. Station-32 units cleared scene at 9:25am.

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Building Fire - Berks County, Brecknock Twp.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 11:45am

Tanker 32 was dispatched as part of a building fire assignment in Berks County, Brecknock Township, assisting station 72. Tanker 32 operated on scene for 2 hours until released by command 72.

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