The Langhorne Borough Fire Marshal’s Office
The primary goal of the Fire Marshal’s Office is to prevent fires by assuring that all publicly occupied structures are maintained in accordance with nationally recognized fire safety standards. The Emergency Management Coordinator provides assistance to the citizens of the community when faced with catastrophic events by developing and maintaining an emergency operations plan.
Duties of the Fire Marshal
Investigates all accidental and suspicious fires that occur within Langhorne Borough for cause and origin.
Assist civil authorities in pursuit and prosecution when such fires occur by design.
Conduct fire safety inspections of all publicly occupied commercial, mercantile, educational and multifamily structures on an annual basis.
Provide public education programs in conjunction with the Skyline Fire District Association Emergency Prevention & Education Division to eliminate the cause of accidental fires.
Serves as liaison with the emergency response community.
Residents are reminded that during snow emergencies, along with removing your vehicle from the roadway, it is a good idea to clear the area from around your closest fire hydrant. This will help the fire departments locate and connect to these hydrants without wasting precious time.
Fire Safety Tips
Have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually.
Change that battery in your smoke detector frequently.
Do not overload any electrical outlets.
Have your heater inspected and cleaned annually.
Clean your dryer’s lint screen after every load. Every 6 months disconnect the exhaust hose and clean the inside connection and hose with a vacuum.
Instead of using extension cords, use a circuited power strip.
Never leave candles burning unattended.
Before using propane gas grills, inspect the gas lines to be sure they are free of cracks, splits and kinks and that all connections are tight.
Inspect propane tank(s) to make sure they are free of rust and corrosion and check the valve to make sure it is working properly.