Ewing Twp. Fire Dept. - Station 30

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It's Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! With that being said, we would like to thank Ewing Police Department for keeping ...
01/10/2024

It's Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! With that being said, we would like to thank Ewing Police Department for keeping us safe and for always putting the Ewing Community first! Each officers hard work and dedication doesn't go unnoticed by us and we are extremely proud and honored to work alongside of you all each and every day! Keep up the great work as you continue to make this town a safer place to visit and live! Please know you are appreciated and loved by your brothers and sisters in red at Station 30! THANK YOU EWING PD! 🚔👏🏼

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Firefighter David "Papi" Ortiz to you. Papi is 3...
01/09/2024

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!

Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Firefighter David "Papi" Ortiz to you. Papi is 38 y/o and was hired full time off the NJ civil service list on March 14, 2022. He grew up in East Windsor and came to us with work experience from Ewing Twp. EMS and is still currently an EMT at Capital Health. He also came with firefighter experience from East Windsor Station 46 and Slackwood Fire Co. Station 21.

Papi is currently assigned to C Platoon at Station 30 and is an assest to our dept. in more ways than one. He is certified in FF1, FF2, pump ops, ARFF, is a vehicle extrication tech, an EMT, and has tactical emergency critical care training. Most recently, he also became a fire inspector.

Papi likes to live by the quote "challenge accepted, nobody cares, work harder" and his most memorable day at work is one for the books as it is likely to be our favorite story so far! One day on the scene of a house fire, Papi was greeted on the front lawn after the fire was out by a huge beautiful pig! Rest assured, this doesn't occur everyday so when he tells people the story, they don't believe him. You know the saying, it didn't happen unless there is a picture, well thankfully there is! Everyone meet Papi and his newest friend, the pig!

Luckily, Papi's projected retirement date is 2039 so we can continue to laugh at this story for years to come. In the mean time, he will continue teaching the public to "make sure there is a fire extinguisher handy in your home and have an escape plan."

Off duty, he enjoys spending time with his kids, wife, and pups. While at work, he enjoys spending time with his crew but especially when Captain Fort's wife drops off dinner to them. Papi admits he is spoiled when it comes to meals at work as everything she makes is delicious and he hasn't had a bad meal yet.

Papi is a true genuine people person. He thrives off of good energy and is always seen in crocs and with a smile. Here at Ewing Township Fire Department, we are extremely lucky to have him as he continues bringing joy to Ewing Township! Please say hello to Firefighter Ortiz the next time you see him, just please no pig puns as they are so boaring!

01/04/2024
PSA!
01/03/2024

PSA!

Final update 5:00PM 1/4/24: All lanes are open.

Update 5:45AM 1/4/24: Pennington Road (Route 31) is currently open but limited to one lane in each direction for a downed pole and wires. PSE&G and NJDOT are on location and estimate the repairs could take at least another 8 hours.

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Captain Kevin Wemple to you. He was born and rai...
01/01/2024

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!

Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Captain Kevin Wemple to you. He was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. Captain Wemple moved to Ewing in 1995 and joined the former Pennington Road Fire Company (Station 32). In 2002 Captain Wemple was hired as a firefighter from the Civil Service list and was stationed at the Pennington Road firehouse. He recalls that when he first started and there were not full crews at each of the three firehouses he would have to wait for the volunteers to show up in order to respond to calls. Captain Wemple is proud of the growth and accomplishments the department has made since the beginning of his career. In 2020, Captain Wemple was promoted and became the first African American Captain in the Ewing Township Fire Department. He is currently assigned to B Platoon.

Captain Wemple has a diversified portfolio of certifications that include firefighting, aircraft rescue firefighting, and a multitude of rescue certifications. He was also on the Mercer County Technical Rescue Team-Taskforce 801, prior to their dissolution and responded to numerous Technical Rescue incidents all over the state.

Captain Wemple understands that fire doubles in size in 30 seconds and materials used today burn hotter and quicker than they did years ago. With this knowledge he knows that in order to save lives and property, his crew has to preform to the high standards of being calculated, aggressive, and effective.

When Captain Wemple is not at work, which isn’t often, he spends his time giving back to the community in other ways. He can be seen coaching one of Ewing’s youth basketball teams or mentoring troubled youth in both Ewing and Trenton. Captain Wemple exemplifies the meaning of others before self and we cannot thank him enough for his selflessness.

Fun fact, anytime Captain Wemple drives by the intersection of Olden Ave and Parkway Ave there is a 95% chance he will turn to his crew and say “this would be a great spot for a firehouse”.

We look forward to Captain Wemple’s continued success as a leader in our department and hope that he will continue to teach our firefighters how to give back to the community!

The officers and firefighters at Station 30, wish everyone good health, indeed wealth, lots of joy, and pure happiness i...
12/31/2023

The officers and firefighters at Station 30, wish everyone good health, indeed wealth, lots of joy, and pure happiness in the new year ahead! We hope you have an awesome year filled with beautiful moments and treasured memories! Consider it a fresh start and be sure to make it great! Happy 2024!

Ewing Fire Dept. and Ewing EMS would like to thank Central Baptist Church for the surprise Christmas dinner we recieved ...
12/26/2023

Ewing Fire Dept. and Ewing EMS would like to thank Central Baptist Church for the surprise Christmas dinner we recieved last night. For those that don't know, our kitchen is in the process of being renovated which has made cooking extremely difficult, especially through the recent holidays. We are extremely greatly thankful for this donation and the food was delicious! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Blaze, Ash, and Ember say farewell as Santa and his reindeer stopped by to pick them up personally! They will be reporti...
12/25/2023

Blaze, Ash, and Ember say farewell as Santa and his reindeer stopped by to pick them up personally! They will be reporting back to the North Pole! They hope to see you all next year! We sure will miss them and maybe even some of their silly shenanigans!

We sure hope you enjoyed their journey here with us! We also hope this has been a fun yet educated experience for everyone! Our goal was to not only teach Ewing Residents who we are, what we do, and our equipment but to also bring a smile to each and every one of your faces this holiday season, even if it was through the eyes and ears of our elves! Our staff has worked hard this month in order to make this successful and for that we appreciate everyone taking the time out of their day to see how their journey unfolded with us!

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Please continue to stay healthy and safe! From the firefighters and officers here at Ewing Township Fire Department - Station 30, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

12/24/2023

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! All aboard! It’s Christmas Eve! Listen closely to hear the bell still ring for those who truly believe! Blaze, Ash, and Ember are looking for children to embark on a magical adventure to the North Pole!

Did you know?
If you see tracks, always expect trains! In the U.S. a person or vehicle is hit by a train every 3 hrs. They are quieter & faster than you think; only trains belong on the track. The average freight train traveling 55 mph can take a mile or more to stop, which is the length of 18 football fields. Making safe choices around a train and their tracks can keep you alive. Cross legally and safely - The only safe and legal place for anyone to cross railroad tracks is at designated crossings. Avoid getting stuck - Before crossing, be sure there is space on the other side to completely clear the tracks. Trains overhang tracks. When driving leave at least 15 feet between the front and rear of your vehicle. Wait and look both ways - Ensure you can clearly see down the tracks in both directions before proceeding. Avoid crossing while lights are flashing or gates are down. Never try to beat a train. Get out and away, and find the sign - If your vehicle gets stuck or stalls at a crossing, get everyone out and far away immediately, even if you do not see a train. Call the number on the Blue and White Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign and share the crossing ID number with the dispatcher. If there is no sign, dial 9-1-1. If you are ever in a train crash or derailment, the safest place for you to most likely remain is inside the train car. Similar to car crashes, there are very high voltage lines on railroads tracks and other trains may still be running. Remain in the train car until told to leave by emergency or train personnel if possible. We have to work with the conductor, engineer, etc., to secure the power and ensure all tracks are shut down before exiting or moving people from a train. We certainly don’t want you to get crushed or zapped, as it can be a very horrid experience. Remain calm, if you panic and think you are going to be able to kick out a train window, you are mistaken. The elves say, remain calm to survive!

CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN SAVED! The Grinch was caught red handed! He is in custody and a motion has been filed to detain him p...
12/23/2023

CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN SAVED! The Grinch was caught red handed! He is in custody and a motion has been filed to detain him pending trial. Better luck next year meanie!

Did you know?
Police and fire departments quite often work together on and off the scene of an emergency. Firefighters and police officers have similar occupational duties and requirements for employment even though there are many ways these two professions differ. While both serve as first responders within their communities, police officers and firefighters follow unique career paths and perform varied duties as part of not only their job titles but also their civic responsibilities. If you're considering a job in public service, considering the differences in areas like training, daily tasks, and salary may help you decide which job better suits your abilities and goals. We rely most on Ewing PD to secure scenes for us to be able to work, which means making sure there are no bad guys on scene who can hurt us while doing so. They give us the green light to do what we need to do in most cases. They are our brothers and sisters in blue. Having a relationship with them and knowing each other is just as important as knowing the primary and secondary roles each responder has on scene. We must ensure all pieces fit properly together in order to flawlessly work together side by side at all times. Some people assume there is animosity between the professions, but that isn’t the case here in Ewing Township. Any rivalries between us and Ewing Police are good-natured and always remain in a friendly manner, like the sentence below. As much as we love our cops and appreciate the work they do for not only us but also the Ewing Community, we still will tell any young kid that asks, to be a firefighter instead when they grow up! Fast forwarding into the future, both Ewing Fire and Police Department’s have some fantastic events together in the making for 2024 which we will be announcing in the near future! Blaze remains excited to hear! Maybe he will have to check in mid-year next year! Thank you for the assist! No big bad Grinch is ruining Christmas for the residents of Ewing Township on our watch!

Help us choose this years winner!VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREE: #1: Director 30 #2: Fire Prevention Bureau #3: Station 30 ...
12/23/2023

Help us choose this years winner!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREE:
#1: Director 30
#2: Fire Prevention Bureau
#3: Station 30 Crews (A,B, C, and D Platoon)
#4: Station 31 Day Crew
#5: Station 33 Day Crew
Comment which number you like best!

Ewing Township does it again! After 62 gift pick ups and 4 toy deliveries, we were able to spread joy this holiday seaso...
12/22/2023

Ewing Township does it again! After 62 gift pick ups and 4 toy deliveries, we were able to spread joy this holiday season to a total of 66 Ewing Township families, totaling in 126 children! Without the help of our community and two businesses in particular (FF1 and SIM's Metal), we wouldn't have been able to do this! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you and appreciate each and every one of you that donated a gift to our annual toy drive! Unfortunately, we didn't take many pictures as we were overwhelmed and busy handing out these gifts, but please know your donations were received by many smiling faces! Thank you again! We wish everyone a happy holiday season!

Ut oh! Zip, Zap, Blaze caught a motor vehicle crash! He was hanging last minute Christmas lights up around town and boom...
12/22/2023

Ut oh! Zip, Zap, Blaze caught a motor vehicle crash! He was hanging last minute Christmas lights up around town and boom! Luckily, no reports of injuries!

Did you know?
Electricity doesn’t discriminate – and it kills. Downed power lines are a common hazard found at many MVA’s, structure fires, or the after effects of bad weather. The hidden danger in downed power lines is the electricity itself, as we can’t visibly see it. Down lines can energize other objects it touches and send a potentially deadly charge into the ground that will disable or electrocute someone approaching the wire on foot. We can see the effects of it, like sparking or arcing, but a downed or hanging power line doesn’t reveal its current. What we do see is the actual power line lying on the ground, which is the warning signal to us. Whenever we do have downed power lines, FF’s are taught that we must first de-energize the source in order to render the scene safe and to begin working. Oftentimes, this will be done by PSE&G or another power company as they are the experts in this matter. Until that time, FF’s are limited to what they can do. In the public’s eyes, this may seem concerning, or you may hear complaints that the fire department is doing nothing to assist, but this is far from the truth. The truth is, it takes only one fraction of a second for a live power line to kill a person. Add the component of water and other conductors that may be present, and it will affect all those in contact. We need to keep our distance back from the live power source, ensure that the public nearby is kept well away, and wait until the experts arrive to de-energize the source first. For example, if you are ever in a car accident with the wires lying on top of your car, it may sound crazy, but you are safest inside your car. You are grounded out by being inside which is why we will tell you to remain inside if possible until the power is secured. We know it may be difficult, but when we tell you to do something, you should listen as our intentions are always in your best interest in order to keep you safe! Blaze also reminds you to not walk over or under low hanging power lines for reasons stated above!

With blood free hands now, Ash and Blaze wanted to read a Christmas story! They looked all over the firehouse for a book...
12/21/2023

With blood free hands now, Ash and Blaze wanted to read a Christmas story! They looked all over the firehouse for a book with pictures and this is the best they came up with! No pictures of Santa or reindeer!

Did you know?
The Emergency Response Guidebook, aka the ERG, is a book, loaded with important life saving info. that is used when responding to transportation emergencies involving hazardous materials. The ERG is primarily applicable for hazardous materials transported by highway, railway, air, water, or pipeline. It was first issued to the public by the U.S. DOT in 1973. The ERG is primarily a quick-response guide to aid first responders in identifying specific or generic hazards of a material involved in an incident while providing the responders with a guideline to protect themselves and the public during the initial phase of an incident. It's a go-to manual to help us as we manage hazardous material incidents for the first 15 minutes to an hour until a certified hazmat team arrives, which in our case is Trenton FD. It's also a great tool to aid in emergency preparedness, planning, and training. The book is divided into six color-coded sections for ease of use. It is numerically indexed and color-coded, to help emergency responders find vital information fast. It’s compiled by DOT/PHMSA and distributed federally to the states down to the local jurisdictions. Every jurisdiction should have an ERG in every vehicle that responds to incidents even though the internet has now afforded us the ability to have all this information at the palm of our hand. Nowadays, as technology improves, there is a mobile app version you may have in addition to the book. The reason for this is the physical manual doesn’t require battery power or internet access.This guide is updated every four years; 2020 is the most current edition out there. This upcoming spring, a 2024 edition is scheduled to be distributed. The ERG is required to be covered in initial firefighter training and retrained on, once every 12 consecutive calendar months. Blaze and Ash are sitting there afraid to pass any kind of gas before we whip out our ERG book and call a hazmat team on them! Silly elves!

If Blaze and Ash had this training a few days earlier, they may have been able to assist in Ember’s arm injury! Instead,...
12/20/2023

If Blaze and Ash had this training a few days earlier, they may have been able to assist in Ember’s arm injury! Instead, Ash hid and Blaze attempted to free Ember on his own. That’s a big no no!

Did you know?
An active shooter is an event in which one or more persons are actively engaging in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. In most cases, active shooters use fi****ms and there is no apparent pattern or method to their selection of victims. These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, with immediate deployment of law enforcement officers to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent people. If faced with an active shooter incident, there are three things you can do that make a difference: run, hide, or fight. RUN - When an active shooter is in your vicinity. HIDE - If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide. FIGHT - As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger. This is an incident in which we would work very closely alongside Ewing EMS and Ewing Police Dept. Recently, each employee at ETFD was fitted to receive a bullet proof vest and helmet to keep us safe on these dangerous call types. As most members in our dept. are cross trained, our crews can be called to these types of incidents to provide medical aid/care when needed. The EMT’s in our dept. are either in the process of taking or have already taken a course called tactical emergency casualty care (TECC). This course teaches personnel how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It uses realistic scenarios as part of the training. Students must remain mentally and physically prepared for simulated environments to treat patients under lights, loud sounds, obscured views, and significant physical exertion. Once all EMT’s have taken the course, firefighters will attend this training next. As gear arrives and training is completed, we plan to work to be a part of Mercer County’s task force team next. Ash and Blaze are learning and practicing how to pack a wound and how to apply a tourniquet today. High and tight boys!

The fabulous nurses and doctors at the hospital did a fantastic job of patching Ember up! They were able to successfully...
12/19/2023

The fabulous nurses and doctors at the hospital did a fantastic job of patching Ember up! They were able to successfully save her arm in order to get her back to the North Pole to Santa! Unfortunately she will be returning with a note putting her on light duty, but only for a few days! Elves heal quickly, as she is expected to return to full elf duties before Christmas! Lucky duck we tell ya!

Did you know?
When you’re sick, you may go to the closest hospital or where your specific doctor practices. When you have a life-threatening emergency, you should always go to the nearest hospital. When you call 9-1-1, for emergency purposes, the ambulance will usually transport you to the closest hospital since your injury is deemed an emergency. However, if you're planning to have surgery, or if you have a condition like heart disease and know you may need hospital care in the future, you may go to which hospital is best for you. Research shows that some hospitals do a better job taking care of patients with certain conditions than other hospitals. These are the closest hospitals to us and their specialties: 1. Capital Health System Hopewell- Pediatrics, Cardiac, and Maternity 2. Capital Health System Regional- Neuro, Trauma, Cardiac, and Psych 3. Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton- General Hospital 4. St Mary’s Medical Center- Cardiac, Trauma, Pediatrics, and Neuro 5. Penn Medicine Princeton Health- Maternity, Pediatrics, Caradic
On December, 21, 2022, Capital Health assumed operations from St. Francis Medical Center and renamed the location Capital Health - East Trenton. This site includes a satellite emergency department (SED). It is open 24/7 to the community but may not be the best option as additional services are no longer available on site.
There are multiple urgent care centers in the area also. They are designed to treat non-emergency conditions like a common cold, a sprained ankle, an ear infection, or a rash. They are recommended if patients can't get an immediate appointment with their primary care doctor or if patients don't have one. Ember was transported to CHS Regional in Trenton, NJ as it was the closest trauma center and thank goodness she was!

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Firefighter Oscar Estrada to you. Oscar, was hir...
12/18/2023

IT'S MEET US MONDAY!

Live from behind the scenes this week, we introduce Firefighter Oscar Estrada to you. Oscar, was hired full time off the NJ civil service list on April 27, 2020. He grew up in Hopewell, NJ and came to us with experience as a volunteer fire captain at Pennington Road Vol. Fire Co. and a former professional bicycle mechanic/manager at Hart's Cyclery in Pennington, NJ.

Oscar is currently assigned to D Platoon at Station 30 and has multiple certs in his training folder. He is certified in pump operations, airport rescue firefighting, vehicle extrication, and is a swiftwater technician in addition to having Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certifications.

Oscar likes to live by the quote Steve Martin once said, "be so good, they can't ignore you." Oscar is known for receiving multiple accomodations for his firefighting efforts. On September 1, 2021 he responded to multiple water rescues during Hurricane Ida. He will tell you that day will forever live in his head, specifically, because he was tasked with rescuing a brother in blue, a Ewing Police officer, and another victim from a very fast moving area of water. It was considered an extremely dangerous rescue which when asked is his most memorable day at work thus far. In addition, he was nominated for three other valor awards and a life safety award all in his first year with Ewing FD.

His projected retirement date is 2040. As his career is still far away from ending, he will continue to teach the public his favorite fire safety tip which is, "Preplan your fire escape. Have fire drills at home and pick a meeting location."

When off duty, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing/boating, hiking/camping, and wild plant/mushroom foraging. A fun fact about Oscar is that he was born in Guatemala and speaks fluent Spanish as he visits family back home often. Because Oscar is billingual, he is able to communicate and help those in need, better than most.

He is an assest to our team and we are lucky to have him as he continues to shines at Ewing Township Fire Department! Please say Hola Amigo the next time you see Bombero Estrada! He will certainly tell you something cool about fuego!

Blaze reported back to the firehouse where he left Ash and Ember in Santa's makeshift workshop to see how things were go...
12/18/2023

Blaze reported back to the firehouse where he left Ash and Ember in Santa's makeshift workshop to see how things were going and good thing he did! Poor Ember got her arm stuck in a toy train while building it! Ash had no clue what to do, the fire department is now enroute!

Did you know?
Machinery entrapments occur all over the United States. Sometimes it is a basic ring removal, a person with their arm stuck in a snow blower or a full entrapment involving agricultural equipment. When these incidents occur, oftentimes there are certain steps that need to be performed by the fire department. Normally we use various hand and power tools for these incidents. Depending on the type of entrapment, crush injury, or impalement, these calls may take a lot of time to extricate the patient. Preparing for every incident or piece of equipment out there is nearly impossible which makes these incidents more complex than others. Training for these call types involve finding the least complicated method of performing the rescue rather than overthinking the given situation. In the rescue mindset of a firefighter, being able to employ out-of-the-box techniques could be the difference between life and death. Assessing a situation as a team and coming up with the safest and most effective disentanglement procedure is our best plan of attack. On squad 30, we have a predesignated man vs. machine kit ready to go. Like stated earlier, while it is nearly impossible to know every piece of equipment out there, this kit is a good start. It allows us to get started on the rescue at hand while we determine what other resources or equipment we may need to call for to assist us at the scene. For reference, our last ring removal occurred in September of this year. Other difficult past incidents we have responded to are objects impaled in people from car accidents, people pinned up against train platforms and/or stuck in or under trains, and children stuck in playground equipment or home stair/bed railings. These incidents usually occur few and far between but we must remain prepared for when they do, in which we must respond and act accordingly.Let's hope Ember's arm makes it, fingers crossed!

12/18/2023

December 16, 2023 EWING (Mercer) – A detached garage located behind a home on Carlton Avenue was destroyed by fire today (Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023). Ewing Township career and volunteer firefighters …

12/18/2023
When Santa cant get inside, you should check to see if him and his crew forced your door. They don't have time to wait a...
12/17/2023

When Santa cant get inside, you should check to see if him and his crew forced your door. They don't have time to wait around! He has to many stops! It's kind of like an emergency!

Did you know?
For years, the irons have been the staple for most fire depts when it comes to forcible entry. The irons usually consist of an eight-pound flat-headed axe and a 30-inch halligan bar. These tools can marry together to be easily carried in one arm. When these two tools are carried together it gives firefighters the options of prying, cutting, and striking. The halligan bar was invented in the 1940s by Hugh Halligan of FDNY and since then has been the most popular forcible-entry tool in the fire service. Since then, little has changed when it comes to the design of the halligan bar though. It looks very similar if not identical to what it looked like in the past. Now, the two most common striking tools in the fire service are the sledgehammer and the flat-headed axe. When we select a flat-headed axe, we ensure the axe is heavy enough for the job at hand but not so overly heavy that it causes early fatigue in the firefighter swinging the tool. The eight-pound flat-headed axe is a good pick for us and most often the one we choose. This set of tools or also known as the irons can help us get into buildings or other areas of confinement when normal means of entry are locked or blocked and when accessing doorways "through the lock" or "around the lock" techniques fail or would take too long. When marrying the flat-head axe and the halligan together, the fork can be placed over the blade of the axe and the adz/pike end will butt up against the shaft of the axe. Many departments use straps to keep these two tools together; some of these straps can be very simple or quite elaborate with built-in shoulder straps and other fancy gadgets that allow them to glow in the dark. The problem with the straps is that they usually don’t hold the tools together very well or can be difficult to undo in zero visibility with firefighting gloves on during a fire. Do you think Blaze is strong enough to force a door by himself with the irons if needed? We would be highly impressed, that’s for sure!

Firefighters rushed to Blaze's door as they knew three of Santa's elves were in danger! The apartment next door was on f...
12/16/2023

Firefighters rushed to Blaze's door as they knew three of Santa's elves were in danger! The apartment next door was on fire! Blaze, Ash, and Ember never hid from the firefighter even though they were scared! Ash and Ember went out the window as Blaze was assisted out by firefighters
Did you know?
Some kids are afraid of firefighters. To prevent this, parents should teach their children about firefighters at a young age. Firefighters are community helpers who protect people from fire and keep them safe. Firefighters work for the fire department and can help us in many ways by putting out fires, teaching people to prevent fires, rescuing people from fires, and responding to medical emergencies. Firefighters wear special clothes and equipment to keep them safe, much like a Halloween costume. They wear special protective coats, gloves, pants, hoods, and boots. They also wear protective helmets, use alarm devices to signal for help if they are in trouble, and use special breathing apparatus to allow them to breathe when they go into a burning building. Some children are scared by the look and sounds of firefighter equipment. Explaining how the equipment helps a firefighter stay safe while working is important. Becoming familiar with the role of the firefighter and the sight and sound of the equipment can lessen a child’s potential fear during a fire and encourage cooperation during life-saving fire rescue incidents. Even though firefighters may look and sound scary, firefighters are your friends. Much like an umpire, construction worker, chef, or dentist, we have gear we must use to complete a job too. Oftentimes we visit your children at school to teach them fire safety in addition to their teachers, but understand it is also your responsibility as a parent to teach your children fire safety at home too. Please talk with your child about the important jobs firefighters do in the community. If your child is fearful about firefighters, comfort her or him by reviewing how gear helps the firefighter stay safe. Remind your child there is a helpful person underneath. Our firehouse doors are always open. If you need further assistance, you may stop in for a visit any time.

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1666 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ
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