Winter Safety 2014

With much talk about polar vortex’s  and snow flurries in the forecast, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder about how you can be safer and healthier this winter!

Grab a cup of hot cocoa, pull up this newsletter and ENJOY!

 

For you Meteorological buffs, like myself, check out this video from National Geographic explaining what a Polar Vortex is.

 

Remember, it is better to plan ahead for winters wrath than to be left out in the cold.

 

 

 

Halloween Safety Tips

 

Check out these tips from the CDC here.

 

If you are driving your kids around, please keep your ‘four-way flashers’ on so that other vehicles see you stopped or moving slowly.  Always remember to drive with your headlights on.

 

Remember when you have the benefit of numbers, never pair off and go alone.

 

 

Trick or Treat

As Halloween fast approaches this Friday.  We wanted to let you know that Trick or Treat for Winfield Township will be

 

Friday October 31, 2014 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Winfield Vol. Fire Company awarded Turnout gear

Globe, Dupont Protection Technologies in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council have awarded Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company with four new sets of Turnout Gear.

Winfield Township is one of 13 Departments across the United States and Canada to be awarded this honor.  Winfield Township VFC Fire Chief John Hartman saw this opportunity advertised in a Firefighting magazine and applied for it knowing that it would be a long shot to be chosen.  Months later he received a phone call saying that they have been selected!

A set of Turnout Gear can run from $3,200.00 to $3,400.00.

Check out the Press Release issued by Globe here.

Stay turned for updates and pictures of the Gear.

Please remember that your Fire Company is 100% Volunteer and operates solely on the donations that it receives during the Fund Drive and Fund Raisers.

Here is what the turnout gear is like

 

 

Road Closure Alert

Keasey Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday October 13, 2014 and will remain closed for two weeks.  We are replacing the bridge in the 120 block of Keasey Road.

 

Please be patient while we improve our infrastructure.  Please follow the detours and plan your trips accordingly!

 

Remember: Is better to lose one minute in life… than to lose life in a minute. 

 

 

 

Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week
What can you do this week to participate?
1) Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Mark your calendar for each month to remind yourself to conducts tests of these detectors.
2) Do you have and use a fireplace?  When did you last have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional?  A chimney flue that is not cleaned / inspected regularly can build up creosote which is extremely combustible and can catch fire.  Please, get your chimney cleaned!
3) What happens if there is a fire in your house?  Do you have a family meeting place outside if there is a fire?  Do you practice escape drills with your family?
4) Review with your family the importance of how to call 911, what information to give and teach young children their address and phone number.
These are just a few items to review.  Contact the local Fire Department or the township office for more details and items to review.

Remember, if you gamble with safety, your betting your life.

 

NFPA 2014 Fire Prevention Video

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Extra Extra! Please enjoy our newly renovated newsletter!

 

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Hall Rentals

Need a Hall for a wedding reception, class reunion, party, or event?  The Winfield Township Fire Hall is able to be rented through the Township now!  You may contact the township Building at 724-352-3333 for more information and to reserve your date!  We are now booking up to a year in advance!  We look forward to hosting your event!

 

 

Yours in Service,

 

 

Adam Hartwig

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB NOTICE

Please see the attached notice from the Sportsmen’s Club regarding their upcoming match.  These notifications are in accordance with the agreement held between the Club and the Township for any shooting event held before 12:30 PM on a Sunday.

 

SPORTSMEN CLUB

Alert: Closure

Residents should be aware that the bridge located on Center Avenue is closed and will remain closed for the time being.  Residents living on Railroad Avenue will only be able to access their street via Helmbold Avenue.