What types of fire damaged are not covered in my PA home insurance?

When it comes to a standard home insurance policy, it is important that you know what is and isn’t covered. So, when it comes time to collect PA home insurance quotes, you know what to look for. In the case of an accident, you can be sure if the damage done will be covered. As you may know, a standard home insurance policy will cover damage done by a fire, lightning, smoke, theft and other perils.   If your home becomes damaged in a fire, most of the time it will be considered as a total loss. The dwelling is damaged beyond repair and must be rebuilt. Remember that smoke… Read More

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Change Your Clock – Change Your Batteries

Friday, March 8, 2013 Public Service Announcement: Change Your Clock-Change Your Batteries…….West End Fire Company is urging all residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes. CPSC estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008. Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or… Read More

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March 1 to 6 News Stories

Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation @ 711 E. Vine St West Pottsgrove Twp Wednesday, March 6, 2013 17:24 Station 57 was dispatched along with Medic 329 for a Carbon Monoxide Detector @ 711 E. Vine St in West Pottsgrove Twp. Engine 57, Squad 57 and Traffic 57 responded. Crews from Engine 57 checked the building with the Multi-Gas Detection Meter. And found no unsafe Carbon Monoxide levels in the residence but crews did find a faulty smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Chief 57 recalled the assignment @ 17:59. Fire Police Assist Berks Station 49 & 6 with Traffic Control Wednesday, March 6, 2013 15:40 Station 57 Fire Police were dispatched to… Read More

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February News Compilation

Carbon Monoxide Detector @ 519 W Race St Sunday, February 24, 2013 15:37 Station 57 was dispatched for a Carbon Monoxide Alarm @ 519 W. Race St. Crews arrived on location and found high levels of Carbon Monoxide in the basement. Crews ventilated the building. Chief 57 recalled the assignment @ 16:58. Squad Company 57 assists EMS with Lifting Saturday, February 23, 2013 850 Station 57 was dispatched to assist Medic 329 with lifting. Squad Company 57 responded from the PECO Days training and assisted Medic 329 with lifting and returned to the PECO Days Training. Members Attend Annual PECO Days Training Saturday, February 23, 2013 07:00 Members from Station… Read More

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Freezing Rain Advisory for February 11th

Sunday, February 10, 2013 … Freezing rain advisory in effect from 3 am to 10 am est monday…the national weather service in mount holly has issued a freezing rain advisory… Which is in effect from 3 am to 10 am est monday. Locations The philadelphia far northwest suburbs and berks county north through the lehigh valley and southern poconos in pennsylvania and all of northwest and the western raritan river basin in new jersey. Hazard types Freezing rain. Ice accumulations Up to one tenth of an inch ice accumulation likely on exposed surfaces. Timing Freezing rain should overspread the area from west to east between 3 am and 6 am… Read More

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February News Stories Compilation II

Vehicle Accident at Carmike Cinema Friday, February 8, 2013 17:55 Station 57 was dispatched for a vehicle accident in the parking lot of Carmike Cinema in Upland Square Shopping Center. Engine and Special Service 57 responded. Assistant 57 recalled the assignment at 18:50. Squad Company 57 Returns to Service Friday, February 8, 2013 10:15 Squad Company 57 returned to the Twp at approximately 10:15 hrs today. With strong work, pride and dedication by numerous members Squad Company 57 returned to service @ 21:00 hrs this evening. Squad Company 57 is ready to serve the community. Attention West Pottsgrove Twp Residents & Business Owners Thursday, February 7, 2013 Attention West Pottsgrove… Read More

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February News Stories Compilation I

Fire Police Assist Chester County Station 64 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 18:03 Station 57 Fire Police were dispatched to assist Chester County Station 64 with traffic control on 422 EB due to a disabled vehicle. Traffic 57 and Traffic 57-1 responded and they were recalled @ 18:30. Attention West Pottsgrove Residents Tuesday, February 5, 2013 If your a West Pottsgrove Twp resident and you are in need of smoke detectors please the stop by the firehouse on Thursday night’s after 630PM and bring photo identification with you showing that you live in West Pottsgrove Twp. A local business in West Pottsgrove donated 500 smoke detectors to the fire company for… Read More

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January News Stories Compilation

Stokes Basket & Sked Board in Station Training Thursday, January 31, 2013 19:30 This evening during our in station training members worked with both the stokes basket and sked board. Fire Police Assist Station 34 Collegeville Thursday, January 31, 2013 13:50 Station 57 Fire Police were dispatched to assist Collegeville Station 34 with closing Route 29 due to a downed wires

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September News Stories Compilation

Fire Alarm at Covco Tuesday, September 13, 2011 16:43 Units were dispatched for water-flow sprinkler alarm. Chief 57 arrived on scene and held all units in station. Units that responded: Chief 57 and Engine 57-3 National Day of Service and Remembrance Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:00 West End Fire Co #1 was invited to Best Buy for National Day of Service and Remembrance. Special Service 57 was there and Engine 57-3 was brought up to Best Buy later in the day due to having another event also scheduled. It was a great to see the residents come out and look at what was on the Engine and Special Service. They… Read More

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August News Stories Compilation

Hurricane Irene Saturday, August 27, 2011 The weekend that Hurricane Irene came through our area, our department had numerous calls of trees down, and a couple of pump details. We did the best job that we could to get to the residents in a timely manner. Fire alarm A.C. Moore Tuesday, August 23, 2011 07:48 Units were dispatched to fire alarm. Police department arrived on scene with nothing showing. Engine 57-3 and Assistant 57 arrived on the scene with no problem at the business. Units that responded: Engine 57-3 and Assistant 57 Fire alarm at Finish Masters Monday, August 22, 2011 17:02 Units were dispatched to a fire alarm at… Read More

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