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Cheltenham Township's Fire Companies are Hosting Open Houses During National Fire Prevention Month
Posted on Friday September 27, 2019
Don't miss the chance to get fire safety tips and meet your local firefighters this October

Cheltenham Township's Fire Companies are Hosting Open Houses 
During National Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Cheltenham Township’s Fire Department has planned four events to raise awareness and provide fire prevention education for residents in fun, family setting. The goal of Fire Prevention Month and Week (October 6th – 12th ) is to provide education on fire safety and help ensure residents are prepared in the event of a fire emergency.

Cheltenham Township has five volunteer-run fire companies Glenside, La Mott, Elkins Park, Cheltenham, and Ogontz. In 2018, these volunteers responded to 1,170 calls for service including house fires, vehicle crashes, floods, and other emergencies.

 National Fire Prevention Events
October 4th -- Elkins Park Fire Co. Open House & Movie Night
6 to 9 p.m. at 7818 Montgomery Avenue Elkins Park.
Meet your neighbors, firefighters, try on some gear, and tour the station, free hotdogs, refreshments, and popcorn to go with the movie Firehouse Dog!

October 11th -- Cheltenham Fire Co. at Gottschalk Fire Training Grounds
7:00 p.m. at Tookany Creek Parkway near New 2nd Street, Cheltenham
Volunteer firefighters demonstrate their skills & techniques for battling blazes, featuring fire trucks and apparatus. 

October 12th -- Ogontz Fire Co. Open House
12 to 4 p.m. on 8215 Old York Road Spur, Elkins Park
Station and truck tours, refreshments, music, fire prevention and stove fire demonstrations and child activities.

October 14th -- Glenside Fire Co. Open House
6 to 9 p.m. at 210 W. Glenside Avenue, Glenside
Meet your local firefighters, tour the Fire House, fire prevention tips, fun kids’ activities and refreshments.

Fire Prevention Month Flyer

Interested in Becoming a Firefighter
All of Cheltenham Township’s firefighters are unpaid volunteers, who donate their service to the     township. Cheltenham Township is looking for interested, dedicated individuals volunteers to join the Fire Department. Volunteer firefighters serve their community, and work with a team of committed, caring people. For more information visit or contact  Township Fire Marshal Joe O’Neill.

Shredding Fundraiser for Cheltenham Fire Company, October 5th           
Cheltenham Volunteer Fire Company is hosting the 6th Annual Shredding Fundraiser, and all proceeds benefit Cheltenham Hook and Ladder Company.  The cost to participate is $10 per bag/box of paper, and  helps support local firefighters. The event is Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 604 Cottman Avenue in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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