Valley Rd. 18-07
York City Fallen Hero's
Today another firefighter has died due to the york city fire that caused walls to collaps. Everyone at station 18 give their condolances to these brave firefighters and their families. And sending prayer to the others who are still fghting their injuries. God bless you all.
Polar Bear Plunge
The 9th annual Polar bear plung took off after having to be reschedualed due to weather. This plung was to raise money for the local special olympics. Temps were around 34-35 degrees as reported by Rick Snider. Close to 700 supporters took the plung while many others supported the plung on the sidelines doing the chicken dance “Too Chicken” to plunge plunger. Supporters raised more than $90,000 for local special olympics.
^ One of the plungers dressed (or not dressed) as ariel for the plunge.
^ Two more plungers dressed as an Ape, and Grute.
^ Polar Bear hat with mittens. These were being sold to raise money for the special olympics.
^ One of our supporters poseing with one of our fire crew before ventureing into the water.
^ Our supporter, one of our fire crew, and revolutions mascot before ventureing into the water.
Fire crews stood in the water for near and hour wearing 3 and 4 layers to mark off the area as well as offer help if needed.
On Nov. 2, 2017 Kidde fire extinguishers has recalled some 40 million plastic handle and push-button pindicator fire extinguishers dates 1973 and earlier. The fire extinguishers are being recalled because they can become clogged, require more force than normal, can fail to activate, and the nozzle can detach possing an impact hazard. 134 models have been recalled between manufactured dates of Jan 1, 1973 to Aug 15, 2017. This recall even includes models that were recalled back in March of 2009 and Feb 2015.
Kidde states "For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher."
Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.
More information as well as model numbers can be found on the following page.
Everyone at Station 18 would like to send congratulations to Adam Potter for completing his interior to firefighting.
**Congrats, and Great job Adam.**