On February 7 at approx 1136 hours the Brecknock volunteers along with mutual aid were dispatched for a reported structure fire, fire in the oven. Assistant 72 arrived on the scene with all occupants ...
This afternoon at approx. 1308hrs the Brecknock Volunteers were alerted by Berks DES for an MVA unkown injuries in the area of Route 568 and Route 272. FP Captain Singerling was the first to arrive on...
Last night (1/31/19) at approximately 2030hrs a Brecknock volunteer arrived at station to find one vehicle overturned in front of our station. He immediately checked on injuries and notified Berks DES...
On January 26th at approx 0625hrs, Berks County Communications Center alerted the Brecknock Volunteers to assist Cumru Township Fire Department on a working 3 alarm fire. Initially, the Rescue Engine ...
Come join the Brecknock Township Fire Company for our MONTHLY Buffet Breakfast on December 12, 2021 held at the Fire Company. The menu includes Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Ham, Sausage, Scrapple, Panc...
The Brecknock Township Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their annual Fall Soup and Sandwich Sale. Patrons will be able to purchase either Italian, Turkey, Ham, or Meatball subs for $5.00....
Come join the Brecknock Township Fire Company for our MONTHLY Buffet Breakfast on October 10, 2021 held at the Fire Company. The menu includes Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Ham, Sausage, Scrapple, Panca...
The Emergency Response Guide (ERG) is a guide for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods or hazardous materials incident. Remember, never attempt to handle a material or chemical that you are not qualified to handle. "When in doubt, get out". Search the ERG by material name or material ID number. Example: "Chlorine" or "1017".
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) fire diamond is a symbol used to alert first responders to the hazards involved with a given material. The fire diamond is based on standards listed in the NFPA document: "Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response" and is designed to be easily understood.
The fire diamond consists of 4 color-coded quadrants:
on the top indicating fire hazard.
on the left indicating health hazard.
on the right indicating chemical instability hazard.
on the bottom indicating special hazards.
Fire, health, and instability hazards are rated on a scale from 0 (no hazard) to 4 (severe hazard). Special hazards are listed by symbols specific to the material.
Can cause death or serious injury
Ignites below 73°F
May explode at normal temperatures and pressures
Can cause serious or permanent injury
Ignites below 100°F
May explode at high temperature or shock
Can cause temporary incapacitation or residual injury
Ignites below 200°F
Violent chemical change at high temperatures and pressures