Recent Calls
Mon. Jan 28th 2019
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Station 63 was dispatched at 18:19 for a reported chimney fire on State Route 837. Squirt 63 responded with a full crew and found the alarm as dispatched upon arrival. Truck 63 arrived on scene with ...
Tue. Jan 22nd 2019
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Station 63 was activated to assist Donora with a working structure fire in the Borough. Chief 66 arrived and reported fire spreading to exposures on the "B" and "D" sides. Statio...
Fri. Sep 29th 2017
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The Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Lou Cramer. Not only was Lou a Life Member of the Department, but was also the father of Past Fire Chi...
Sun. Dec 18th 2016
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As members prepared to pack treats for Santa Claus, a call was received on the Station phone for a home with a foot of water in their garage. Crews loaded the trash pump and other equipment and headed...
Sat. Dec 17th 2016
While the Engine was en route back to the station after clearing the earlier vehicle accident, crews encountered multiple vehicles stuck in the "S" bends on State Route 837. Two Ambulances, ...
News Headlines
Sat. Mar 9th 2019
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The CTVFD will host the 2019 Spring Gun Bash on Saturday, March 9th at the Carroll Township Social Hall located at 132 Baird Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Doors open at 1:00 PM with the first drawi...
Sun. Jan 27th 2019
Fire Departments around the nation are in need of additional members that would like to help their community. Membership in our organization starts as young as 14 years old as an "Explorer"...
Thu. May 24th 2018
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The Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township in conjunction with Bona Fides Car Club will be hosting the 1st Annual Car Show / Cruise and Swap Meet ! This will be held at the Fire Station on Sept...
Sat. Oct 21st 2017
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The Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township learned yesterday of the passing of their mascot Emma. Emma was the beloved companion & sidekick of member Nelson Miller. RIP Emma.
Wed. Nov 2nd 2016
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Crews took advantage of the warm weather and a recently acquired vehicle to practice and refresh some vehicle stabilization and extrication techniques. The members used a variety of tools to stabilize...
Fire Prevention Tips

Remember when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time, take a minute to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Also, don't forget to regularly test the smoke detectors in your home.

Smoke Alarms
  • Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. About one in five smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.
  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
  • In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 91% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 75% of the time.
Home Fires
  • One home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009.
  • On average, seven people died in home fires every day. Adults 65 and over face the highest risk of fire death.
  • In 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to 362,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 12,650 civilian injuries, 2,565 civilian deaths, $7.6 billion in direct damage.

For more fire prevention and other safety tips, check out these sites:

National Fire Prevention Association

United States Fire Administration

Home Safety Council

 


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