May is HHFD Fund Drive Month

Residents of Haddon Heights have recently received a letter from the HHFD. May is fund drive month for the HHFD.

Once again we are asking for your help in maintaining the quality of service that you have come to expect from the Haddon Heights Fire Deparment. In 2013 your Fire Department responded to 496 calls for service. As in the past, we responded to these calls day and night, in all weather conditions, and in an efficient and timely manner. We need both the borough’s support and your support to maintain this quality of service. Last year your gracious support helped the department purchase new dress and work uniforms for four of our new members, and also helped to defray the cost of painting the engine room.

The HHFD is made up of almost 40 volunteers, this year we are asking for a one dollar per week pledge ($52/yr) to support the men and women who volunteer to protect the community of Haddon Heights.

We welcome all of you who have moved into the community in the past year and we ask for your support. We are looking for good people to join our ranks as volunteer firefighters. It costs nothing, except your time. Come out and get involved with a great group of people who enjoy serving the community. Please contact the office at (856) 546-7135 if you are interested.

We will only ask for your support in the form of a letter. We do not solicit by phone. If you are contacted by phone and asked to make a donation it is from some other party. Please call of Fire Prevention Bureau at (856) 546-7135 if you receive a call requesting money on behalf of the Haddon Heights Fire Department

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT, THANK YOU.

May 6, 2014 |

Important Safety Recall Information

Pier 1 Imports has recalled hanging glass lanterns sold from their stores and online retailers after receiving multiple reports of the solder on them melting due to high heat, causing them to crack, exposing the flame and creating a fire hazard.So far no injuries have been reported. If you have this product in your home DO NOT continue to use it. For more information, visit the link in this post or on our Facebook page. Thank you and be safe.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Pier-1-Imports-Recalls-Hanging-Glass-Star-Lanterns/

April 17, 2014 |

Audubon Fire 2/28

On February 28th around 10:45pm, Squrt 2-1 was dispatched to a building fire on the 200 block of White Horse Pike in Audubon. Crews arrived to find heavy fire conditions from divisions A and B. Our crew assisted by establishing a water supply, helping with fire attack, and performing salvage and overhaul.

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April 13, 2014 |

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) / Self Rescue Training

Monday, February 10th, members Trained on Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).  Objectives included two minute and thirty second drills giving firefighters practice donning their SCBA and face peice's.  Firefighters were then sent through an obstacle course training on self-rescue. They were blind folded with wax paper in their mask to simulate a low visibility situation such as smoke.  Firefighters simulated following a hose line out of a dangerous situation and faced obstacles such as a confined space tunnel, a simulated collapse, wall simulator, and an entanglement prop.

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February 12, 2014 |

American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Stair Climb

On Saturday March 23rd, members of the HHFD traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Stair Climb. This annual event raises money for awareness and research for lung disease. This is the fourth year that the HHFD has been represented at this event.

This year 18 members signed up for the challenge of climbing 50 flights of stairs wearing firefighting gear, some even with SCBA. This was an excellent physical fitness training exercise to help keep us in shape for the strenuous requirements of firefighting.

The HHFD Stair climb team raised $2700 to go towards the over $160,000 raised at the event. Congratulations to all that completed the 1,088 steps and made it to the top.

March 23, 2013 |