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Sun. Apr 12th 2020
At approximately 1612 hours fire district 19 was dispatched to the state game lands off of South Lehigh Gorge Drive. Shortly after dispatch 1901 & 1902 went responding along with 1955 and 1941 al...
Sat. Apr 4th 2020
At approximately 1815 hours Fire District 19 was requested to shutdown North Lehigh Gorge Drive for police related activity. Shortly after dispatch 1901 & 1902 went responding along with 1981. 195...
Thu. Mar 26th 2020
Fire Districts 19 & 20 along with forestry were dispatched to North Stagecoach Road for a controlled burn which got out of control. 1901 went responding shortly after dispatch. Within minutes of d...
Sat. Mar 21st 2020
At 548 AM Fire District 19 Fire Police along District 12 & 22 Fire Police were requested to assist District 17 to shutdown the 534 eastbound on ramp to I-80. Fire district19 responded with 1902, 1...
Mon. Mar 9th 2020
Fire District 19, 11 and Lehighton ALS were dispatched to Glenn Onoko for 2 hikers reported to be lost and unable to find there way back to the bottom parking lot. 1101 was the first to arrive at the...
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           Lehigh & Lausanne Rural Vol. Fire Co.       

390 South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, Pa 18255

Lehigh Township, Carbon County, Pa 

President: John Geguzis        570-427-8561         Fire Chief: Tim Rossman     

 
 
 
 Volunteers are needed!  
NOW!

Your local volunteer fire department needs you;

 here's how to help

Sam Ruland, York Daily RecordPublished 6:33 p.m. ET March 5, 2019

You don't have to run into burning buildings to be a hero.

Pennsylvania, home of the first volunteer fire department, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1736, 

now faces a crisis as the number of volunteers continues to fall amid funding needs and training challenges.

 

So how can you help?

               1. Join the fire department

The duties of firefighters have shifted over the years. They are regularly dispatched for water rescues, 

 vehicular accidents, hazardous material spills, drug overdoses, and natural disasters.

So there are more calls coming in, and fewer people to respond to them. 

Volunteer opportunities in your area are listed on makemeafirefighter.org.

And fire departments have tasks that don't involve fighting fires. That could including  

  •   Bookkeeping 
  •  Fundraising
  •   Monitoring social media accounts 
  • Teaching fire safety to children
  •    Installing smoke alarms in area homes
  •  Helping with maintenance around the fire station

2. Donate to your local department

Donations are always welcome. 

Training costs have increased greatly since the 1980s, and if a volunteer company is unable to front the costs,

 recruits may have to pay their own way. This means that for the most basic gear, a volunteer could face a $4500.00 expense.

Fundraising now takes up to 60 percent of a volunteer firefighter’s time.

Donations don't always have to be money either. Fire departments often are in need of other supplies such as:

  • Cases of bottled water
  • Furniture for the station
  • Construction items such as plywood, which can be used for training courses
  • Food

3. Attend fundraising events

Attending a fundraising event organized by your local fire department is technically another way of donating, but you're getting something in return. 

Fire departments often put a lot of time and effort into these events, and the proceeds go toward the fire department's expenses and needs. 

For years, departments were able to rely on benefit auctions, carnivals, community bingo and raffles to cover costs. But now, with equipment prices rising and fewer volunteers to organize such functions, it’s barely enough to get by. They need all the support they can get.  

Firefighters, Pump operators, Fundraising, 
Kitchen Help, and much more!
or Stop by the Fire Station any
 Tuesday Night after 7 PM
 
 
 
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  "Don't Wait, Check the Date!!!

Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years 

Practice Fire Safety Drills at Home 2 Ways In & 2 Ways Out

 

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     L & L What's Happening   

Heating Your Home Safely!
Did you know?
Home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year!
Follow these heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season:

o Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves,  radiators, space heaters or candles.
o Never use an oven to heat your home.
o Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
o Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.

 

Please DO NOT Run Generators inside your Home or Business.

Use Extreme Caution when using Supplemental Heating Sources!  
 
 
 

 

 

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