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Water Rescue Drill

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  Sunday morning Joint  water rescue drill with station 431 (Medford Farms Fire Co.)



Two New EMT's

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  Congradulations Nikki Rink and MIchael Rathjen for completing the EMT school and passing the State Test. Great Job!!!



House Fire

Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:15pm Companies responded to a dwelling fire. First units arrived and found the fire already thru the roof. All companies went into service. Home owners were not at home the fire was knocked down quickly, no injuries. Special thanks to all companies who assisted with this call.



In Recognition

Monday, June 17, 2013  A special congratulations to Two of our Explorers/Jr. Firefighters, Nikki Rink and Ryan Gerger who just completed the Fire Fighter one course and passed the State Test. Great Job guys.



In Recognition

Friday, June 14, 2013  Congratulations Firefighter Michael Rathjen for completing Fire Officer 1 and passing the state test. Also congratulatioins to Firefighters Dennis Herbster and Thomas Klink for completing Fire Officer 1. Great Job guys!!


Southampton Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 23, 2013  Today we were at the Southampton Township Easter Egg Hunt, our members and our Explorers group assisted the township, as every year, with dispersing the eggs handing out prizes. Two of our explorers dressed as the Easter Bunny and Sparky for the township children. Fun was had by all!



Joint Rescue Training Drill

Sunday, July 8, 2012  Today on one of the hotest days of the year so far we attended a Joint Rescue Drill at station 431. Three classes were given beginners, intermediate, advanced, using 10 vehicles. Each of the companies placed there members in the area in accordance with their skills. Thanks 431 for hosting this event.



Explorers/Jr Firefighter Post

Hampton Lakes Explorers/Jr Firefighter Post 172 is looking for new members. This is for young men and women from ages 14 thru 21. Our Post was established 4yrs ago and has had great results in training young people in the fire service and in learning how to volunteer in our communities. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings at 6pm. We are members of the Hampton Lakes Fire Company and are sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. It is for both male and female youth. You don't have to become a firefighter to join, it is learning how to become a volunteer to help your neighbors and community. There is a place for everyone, you need no special qualifications to join just a desire to help. Please come join us on evening and see if it is something you might want to do and meet our young members and staff.  



Know the Home Toxins

Tuesday, August 31, 2010  The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the chemicals in many personal care and cleaning items used in the home are three times more likely to cause cancer than outside contaminants. The home environment may be responsible for 90 percent of cancers reported.

1. PFCs: Perfluorinated chemicals are specific chemicals used to create the nonstick coatings on many pans. When left to heat on the stove top with nothing in the pan, the PFCs can melt and be distributed into the air. PFCs can affect fertility in women and disrupt hormones in the body. Highly toxic to pet birds.

2. Cleaning supplies: If the cleaning product contains an extensive warning label or the obvious skull and crossbones symbol for poison it is likely full of noxious chemicals. using all-natual products or even common kitchen staples, such as vinegar and baking soda, to clean is healthier.

3. VOCs: That "new car smell" or the smell of carpeting or paint when one enters a home may signal newness and cleanliness. However, that distinct smell is actually the result of a number of building products off-gassing in the home. Open the windows and bring in plenty of green plants to improve the indoor air.

4. Radon: A colorless and odorless gas, radon is a natural substance that is found in soil and water. Highly prized granite countertops may also emit radon. A homeowner should test whether their home has an unusually high level of radon. You can get simple home test kits in your hardware stores.


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