Fire Extinguishers



Approximately 80% of the fires we respond to start in the kitchen. Make sure you have a standard ABC extinguisher in your kitchen. The graphic on the left explains each class of fire for these extinguishers.

Remember to mount your extinguisher at eye level near an exit.


Proper use and Technique

The graphic on the right explains the proper use of a fire extinguisher using the "PASS" system. For more information and to see the way to use a fire extinguisher, please watch the video below.

How to fight a grease fire in the Kitchen

This video shows the 3 recommended ways to fight a grease fire-

1. The Lid to the pot/pan you are using

2. Baking Soda

3. A Fire Extinguisher



Big fires start small!

About Us

Fire Prevention & Life Safety Officers


John Cleary        Jerry Boyle    

Collingdale Fire Co. #1 has a long history of public safety education. Over the past 30 years we have been Pennsylvania State award winners 4 times as well as recipients of the Delaware County Firemen’s Association’s “Andrew Hogan Memorial Fire Safety” award. We provide fire prevention and life safety education all year long. Our busiest time is always during Fire Prevention Week in October.  Among the tools we use during presentations are our “Sparky” animatronic robot and our Surrey Fire Safety Education Trailer.

Halloween Fire Safety

Check out this great video for HallowSUmmer Safety Tips


Free Smoke Alarms


Collingdale Fire Co. #1 offers free Kidde 10 year smoke alarms for homeowners in Collingdale and Aldan borough. To schedule an appointment for installation of alarms please submit a request using the "Contact Us" form below.

Smoke alarms are courtesy of the Philadelphia Fire Department and 6abc.

Fire & Life Safety Education Programs


The Fire Prevention Unit of Collingdale Fire Co #1 offers educational programs for schools, daycares, scout troops, churchs, and other community organiztions. If you would like to schedule a visit please submit a request using the "Contact Us" form below.

Additional Websites for Safety Information





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Collingdale Volunteer Fire Co. #1

510 Clifton Ave., Collingdale, PA 19023, US

(610) 583-2323