This week the WTES had numerous Fire & EMS incidents. From these they responded to three (3) MVAs with reported entrapments. One of the reported rescues was a tractor trailer overturned spilling a flatbed load of wood across the NJTP. Closing down the NorthBound truck lane for an hour.
CBS 3 reporter Syma Chowhry, visited the station as the WTES participated in training in the soon to be demolished Mount Holly Gardens. The homes have been used for a more realistic training environment from FireFighters in Westampton and other surrounding towns. Syma had the opportunity to gear up and see what it took to be a FireFighter participating in small controlled drills within the home. A great opportunity to show news viewers the dangers of house fires, and the amount of training required to be ready for all the various incidents that we respond too.
Lastly, did you know that smoke detectors have a life span of approximately 10 years depending on the manufacturer? CO detectors have a shorter life span typically between 5-7 years again depending on the manufacturer. It is recommended to change your batteries in these detectors every 6 months. We often say when the time change occurs giving you an easy way to remember to do so. Just as important as changing batteries is replacing old detectors. If you take your detector down on the back you can see the date that it was produced. If it is over the recommended amount of years, make sure you replace them with new ones so that your family will be safe when an emergency occurs!