Each year, an average of over 140,000 fires start in our forests, grasslands and other outdoor areas destroying homes and thousands of acres of land. Don’t add fuel to the fire! Learn the best ways to prevent brush fires and how to protect your home from getting caught in the blaze.
The number one cause of wildfires in PA is due to debris burning. 83% of all wildfires in PA occur between from March-May.
Brrrr! This weekend has started off with cold weather, and will only get colder. With air temperatures dropping to 3 degrees F (well below zero with wind chill; provided by NWS), Chester County emergency personnel are taking safety precautions, and you should too! Remember to dress in layers, wear a hat, and keep your extremities covered. If you are performing strenuous outdoor activities, be sure ... (Full Story & Photos)
Station 24 was dispatched to the Rt 1 on ramp at East Baltimore Pike, for an auto accident. Ambulance 24-1 and Engine 24-2 arrived to find one vehicle overturned. EMS evaluated one patient. The engine crew secured the vehicle and cleared the debris. The vehicle was towed and all units were available within the hour.... (Full Story & Photos)
Kennett was dispatched to Cypress Street and South Broad Street for an auto accident. Assistant 24 and Ambulance 24-2 arrived on scene to find a 2 vehicle accident, blocking the intersection, all occupants were out. EMS evaluated multiple patients for minor injuries. Vehicles were secured, and debris was cleaned from the road way. The incident was cleared after Blittersdorf towing removed the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Kennett was dispatched to South Union Street about 01:30 a.m. in the area of the car wash for a vehicle into a building. Assistant 24 arrived on scene to find 1 vehicle off the road into a building, the occupant was out. EMS evaluated 1. The building sustained significant structural damage. The area was taped off for the safety of anyone in the area. The vehicle was secured by fire crews.... (Full Story & Photos)