As we finally put the month of March behind us here is the report:
Call Total - 64 (180 YTD) Average Manpower Per Call - 10.5 Total # Different Members Responding - 47 Average Time from Dispatch to Responding - 1 min, 29 seconds
Incident Totals Fire - 10 Rescue Calls - 13 Hazardous Condition - 7 Service Calls - 4 Good Intent Calls - 22 False Alarms - 8
Busiest Day of Week - Thursday
Total Hours for Month - 458:18
Calls Answered in 9 Different Municipalities
Thanks to our members for enduring a very rough month and staying strong, working together, and continuing to turn out great numbers which included over 2500 hours staffing the station. The heart and soul of this company is our members whether you respond to calls or provide support in some fashion. We also appreciate many local businesses who stepped up with donations and continue to do so even though you are suffering as well! We can guarantee we will be there to support you once the stay at home orders are lifted. We intend to continue our “Friday Lunch” outings as soon as we can!! As a reminder, the station itself remains off limits to the general public. If you have donations of supplies or food please ring the doorbell at the entrance closest to the bay doors and someone will meet you. ... See moreSee less
As we work through changing all of our grid lights to LED, we have a large amount of 2x4 and some 2x2 lights available for sale. They are “as is” and were in working order when removed. Whether you are interested in just one or many please contact us either by whatever means you have. Obviously we will need to wait until the travel ban is lifted but they are not going anywhere. All lights are being stored inside our shed. ... See moreSee less
This has not been an easy decision. We would like to start by saying THANK YOU to all of you for the support this year and all the years before. Never could we have imagined that we would be planning through something like this. Our decision is based on several factors, but the most important factor is the safety and well being of all on you and our staff.
With that said, due to COVID-19, we will be proceeding this year with a virtual live drawing of the ticketed items on May 2, 2020. We will host the event on Facebook. We will let you know if it will be on any other media outlets. Within the next couple weeks, we will post a start time for the live drawing. Whatever time we start, the first draw will be for the 12:00 prize, second draw will be for 12:05 prize and so on, but they will not be 5 minutes apart.
I know this is not the decision that all of you wanted, but due to this unprecedented situation, we all feel that it is the best decision for you and for us. Being in the emergency field, we must do our part to protect first.
All winners will be contacted via phone. All cash winners will receive a check via mail. All Gun and 4 wheeler winners will have to wait until the social distancing limitations have been lifted and we can schedule times to have you all claim your prizes. Again, not the ideal situation, but a necessity.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors. We will be working on some special advertising for them via Facebook and during the live drawing.
Hopefully, everything listed above is a one time necessity. We will certainly be planning on making Super Raffle 2021 bigger and better than ever. Tickets will go on sale in October for the May 1, 2021 event.
Again, we thank all of you for your support of our event and your understanding of our difficult decision during these unprecedented times.
May you all stay safe and healthy!!
Super Raffle Committee
As the corona-virus (COVID-19) situation continues to rapidly evolve, the leadership of the New Kingstown Fire Company has been monitoring the situation to assure the fire company is ready to respond. The primary objective is to assure the availability of our members and staff to be able to respond to emergency calls in our community. As a result, much of our focus has been on assuring that our members are as isolated as possible and practical. As such, the New Kingstown Fire Company has taken the following preemptive measures - Suspending social hall rentals, including meetings, station tours, and public fire safety education programs in the community - Increasing the cleaning and sanitizing of the apparatus and fire station regularly during the day and after each call - Regularly communicating with our township EMA Staff about the rapidly evolving situation.
Here are a few recommendations for the public: - Use official government websites as your reliable source of information (social media should not be the place where you get official information on COVID-19) - These sites are from the CDC (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html)
- Consult the PA Dept of Health – 877-PAHEALTH (877-724-3258) Businesses use Option 1, Residents use Option 2
- When calling for an emergency, expect the 911 center to ask questions about your recent health history, and those of the people in your household. - Always call your doctor or hospital before going there. With the current situation, hospitals are severely restricting access for visitors and family members of patients, and may want you to use a special entrance or location if you have or are exhibiting signs of COVID-19. Call first!
We thank the community and local businesses for their continued support of the fire company, especially during this current situation. ... See moreSee less