Thank you for the support!B&B Vending's Ben and Brent present donated snack boxes to the East Penn fire companies. Thank you to Todd Grinaway and B&B's owner Bob Beers for donating the boxes. ... See moreSee less
A reminder message from the East Pennsboro Township Fire Department and Erik Owen - Twp. Fire Chief.
The Burning of refuse, trash, leaves and trimmings (yard waste) is prohibited by East Pennsboro Township Ordinance 635-2001, of the code of ordinances 757-2009, §20-231, Article 5. Prohibited open burning, which reads as follows: “No burning of solid waste, yard waste, or recyclables, either openly or in closed containers, will be permitted in the Township of East Pennsboro.”
Code of Ordinances 757-2009, §5-108, Section F, Adopting the 2003 International Fire Code
OPEN BURNING: 2003 IFC. Section 307
Defined; the burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber.
RECREATIONAL FIRE. 2003 IFC, section 302
An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of three 3 feet (914 mm) or less in diameter and two 2 feet (610 mm) or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.
Recreational fires do not require a permit and shall comply with the following conditions:
No refuse (trash), recyclables, construction materials, leaves or trimmings may be burned.
Fires shall be limited to three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet or less in height.
Only dried seasoned wood shall be burned.( or other items; charcoal, manufactured logs)
Fires shall be in a pit or contained by a protective barrier or approved portable fire pit.
Fires shall be at least 25 feet from any structure, property line and combustible material.
o Fire contained in approved portable fire pits shall be 15 feet from any structure, property line, and combustible material.
A garden hose, or portable fire extinguisher (minimum 4-A rating) must be available for immediate use.
Fires shall be constantly attended by an adult until the fire extinguished.
The 2003 International fire code, section 307.2.2 states: Open burning that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the permit holder or the fire department of open burning which creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.
Conditions which could cause a fire to spread with in twenty five (25) feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
Fires shall be completely extinguished and shall not be left untended or left to “burn out”.
o Any excessive noise complaints will be handled by the Police Department per policy.
An outdoor fire utilized for ceremonial purposes, which is more than three (3) feet in diameter and more than two (2) feet in height, but at no time shall it be bigger than five (5) feet in diameter and four (4) feet in height.
An OPEN BURNING PERMIT APPLICATION must be completed and submitted along with fee and site plan indicating the location of bonfire with distances to all buildings and property lines. Including the date and time of the event.
Bonfires must comply with the following conditions:
The minimum distance from a structure or combustible material is fifty (50) feet.
A garden hose or portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating shall be available for immediate use. The Fire Code Official may require additional safety precautions including but not limited to extra portable fire extinguishers, extra staff for event safety and or fire department apparatus to stand by.
Bonfires shall be constantly attended until fire is completely extinguished.
Conditions which could cause a fire to spread with in fifty (50) feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
Bonfires shall be completely extinguished no later than 11 PM or as otherwise noted on permit.
Any Bonfire permit can be revoked for weather conditions or safety concerns and both Bonfire and Recreational fires that produce offensive or objectionable smoke, odor emissions, malodorous air contaminants/ odors emitting from the proposed property location where burning is being conducted that interfere with, but not limited to, the reasonable enjoyment of life, causing damage to other property or health related concerns.
The Township Fire Code Official or his designee, Police Department or other sworn code official of the township is authorized to order the extinguishment of any burning which creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.
Barbeque(s) / outdoor grills. 2003 IFC, Section 308
308.3.1 Open-flame cooking devices.
Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.
1. One- and two-family dwellings.
2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
308.3.1.1 Liquefied-petroleum-gas-fueled cooking devices.
LP-gas burners having an LP-gas container with a water capacity greater than 2.5 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity] shall not be located on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.
Exception: One- and two-family dwellings.
As of immediately, all of our facilities have been deemed closed to the public in an attempt to keep our members as healthy as possible during the pandemic. This includes any previously scheduled social hall rentals, in which you may contact our hall rental coordinator for more information. This is to help keep our members readily available to continue providing uninterrupted service to you. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... See moreSee less
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of life member and dear friend, Carl Walker. Carl passed away Tuesday morning surrounded by his family. Carl was a life member of the Creekside Fire Company where he was a Chief Officer for 31 years before retiring from fighting fire. Over the past few years, Carl was very active within our organization, helping anywhere he could including being a big part of our building committee. Carl was well known for responding to not only our incidents, but incidents all over the area to provide drinks and food to firefighters that were committed for long periods of time. He was the first person to donate towards our new fire station, and presented us with the very first brick. Carl was also one of the donors who donated funds to purchase one of our two FAST boards assigned to assisting during a downed firefighter or other rescue scenarios.
Carl was truly a gold hearted, community oriented man who will be greatly missed by so many. ... See moreSee less