October 12, 2012 |
Apparently, if you believe Peter Kushkowski of Portland, Conn., I goofed pinpointing the source of rusting of a heating register next to a reader's toilet. "From my experience, the obvious cause is not condensation as you suggested, but her husband," said Kushkowski, identifying poor aim as the cause. "Advising him to sit down as his wife does will go a long way to eliminating the reoccurrence of rust - it worked at our house," he said. Of the six e-mails suggesting this as a reason, Kushkowski was the only male sender.
October 21, 2001 |
Pro wrestlers and movie star pinups lost some luster on Sept. 11, when Americans discovered a new appreciation for real-life superheroes: their firefighters. Fire companies across South Jersey report an outpouring of support for the once-unsung emergency responders - fresh-baked cookies left at the stations, thank-you cards from elementary school students, and honks and cheers on the road when a cherry-red engine whirls by. The profession's new-found glory has fire chiefs wondering whether America's greatest nightmare will have a silver lining, leading new recruits to the dwindling trade of the volunteer firefighter.
October 10, 2000 |
Volunteer firefighter Gary Cooper crouched low as he spoke to the 50 or so squirmy youngsters at the Goddard School. There was enthusiasm in his voice - despite the serious subject matter. "Suppose you open the door and there's smoke, what do you do?" Cooper asked. Cooper, along with volunteer firefighters Regina Solecki and Jennifer Dilworth, all from the West Bradford Volunteer Fire Company, began visiting area schools yesterday as part of Fire Prevention Week. They'll visit five more schools before the week is over.
July 11, 1999 |
Firefighters in Malvern are being carded more than ever before. And the all-volunteer company in this homey little borough hopes the carding will continue. In an effort to give itself a public relations boost, the fire company is putting out trading cards featuring the men and women who risk their lives to fight fires. There are some specialty cards, too. Tikki, the 6-year-old German shepherd who is the company's rescue dog, has her own card. So does Fire Engine 4-5. Safety officer Bill Doherty wrote the bios for the firefighters and emergency personnel and the safety tips on the back of the cards.
October 7, 1998 |
Just in time for National Fire Prevention Week, the Marple commissioners have decided to have sprinklers installed in the golf cart barn at the township-owned Paxon Hollow Country Club, which until now has been in violation of township code. "I think since it is Fire Prevention Week, it is definitely time for us to go ahead and install the sprinklers," Commissioner John Butler said at a Monday night work session. "It is the Fire Department's 75th anniversary in Marple, and this is what they wanted.
October 28, 1997 |
They were good with kids. James E. Hynes, the rookie firefighter, former altar boy and decorated Gulf War vet. And Terry McElveen, the baby-faced old pro, church deacon, and volunteer basketball coach who served as mentor to about 250 kids at Olney High School. Yesterday, the flag at Engine Co. 63 in West Oak Lane was at half mast, black crepe hung from the roof, and television news crews were swarming. Across the street at Ellwood Elementary School, the kids in Beth Stein's kindergarten class were in mourning.
August 5, 1997 |
Lewis M. Schoen, 59, chief engineer for the Taunton Volunteer Fire Company for more than a decade, died Thursday at the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home, Vineland. A Medford resident for the last 35 years, he was born in West Deptford and raised in Camden. A 33-year member of the Taunton Volunteer Fire Company in Medford, Mr. Schoen served the company as chief engineer until November, when he suffered a massive heart attack, recalled Peggy Winters Schoen, his wife of 37 years.
October 6, 1996 |
This week, firefighters will rescue a car accident victim and stop a house fire while Smokey Bear and Sparky the Dog look on. The simulated events will start Fire Prevention Week at the Cherry Hill Fire Department's third annual expo, to be held at Deer Park Station 3 on Marlkress Road from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Awards will be presented to two local child heroes - one who saved his grandmother by performing the Heimlich maneuver, and another who evacuated her house during a fire and alerted her mother, who was in another room.
October 16, 1994 |
What's bigger than Nobel Prize week? Bigger than the opening week of the new Supreme Court term? If you're seven years old, the answer is easy. Early October means Fire Prevention Week, an event that ignites young imaginations as surely as a flame to a kerosene-soaked warehouse in North Philadelphia. If you thought Fire Prevention Week just meant it was time to think about replacing the batteries in your smoke detector, you're mistaken. Fire-safety fever is rampant in school for the first two weeks in October.
March 13, 1994 |
Members of the Voorhees Township Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night to discuss potential cuts to the Ashland Fire District's proposed 1994 budget, recently rejected by voters. Members also are likely to approve a revised budget for the fire district, since one is due to the state before the committee meets again, said Charles F. Mann Jr., township administrator. On Feb. 19, Ashland residents voted, 302-144, to reject a $842,328 budget for their district - $730,000 of which was to be raised by taxes.