The NY Jets are supporting the Oldwick Fire Company Gala fundraising activities. While the Gala is March 24 2018, the Jets are kindly donating a large portion of the ticket sale to the Oldwick Fire Company Gala. Please follow the website to participate and support both the Jets and your fire company. The entire membership thanks both the Jets and our supporters.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time — a twice-a-year occurrence that we, where we forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. To remember, think “springing forward” and “falling back.” The change on Nov. 5 this year will occur at 2 a.m.
Benjamin Franklin proposed the notion of making better use of the day’s light while visiting in Paris in 1784 to “encourage the economy of using sunshine instead of candles”. Therefore, the concept of saving daylight is actually rooted in candle wax, not electricity. It’s a myth that the concept was to benefit farmers as they were some of the most outspoken opponents of the law in the U.S., believing that it would disrupt their farming practices.
Today, it is also a good reminder to change batteries in life saving smoke detectors.
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
Recall date – November 2, 2017, Recall number 18-022
Members of the Oldwick Fire Company practice vehicle extrication techniques at the September drill. The drill included size up, response vehicle positioning, traffic awareness, victim vehicle stabilization, lighting techniques, in addition to victim extrication techniques. Each member practiced with different tools and responsible positions.
- Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
- Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
- Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
- Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire company to find.
- Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building
On September 25, 2017, the Oldwick fire company and mutual aid companies, responded to a propane fire on Hell Mountain in Tewksbury. The fire was quickly extinguished. Unfortunately a member of the household was badly burned and was lifted by NJ State Police helicopter for treatment. Happily the individual was seen two weeks later in ‘downtown’ Oldwick, we wish a speedy recovery