Friday, June 29, 2012

Red Flag Warning for Springfield Twp. Issued by Fire Dept.

(June 29, 2012, Springfield Township - Hamilton County, OH) Due to the recent dry weather conditions in conjunction with high heat, the Hamilton County Fire Chief's Association issues this warning and recommendation. The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING, which urges citizens to not leave anything ignited outdoors where it could catch fire.

On Wednesday, the State of Ohio Fire Marshal issued this statement:
"Ohioans are being urged NOT to use backyard fireworks because of the high fire danger from extremely dry conditions, the risk of personal injury - specifically to young children - and the potential penalty for breaking Ohio's fireworks law."

"In 2011, 9,600 people were treated in emergency departments for firework-related injuries, an increase of 1,000 injuries over the previous year. An estimated 6,200 fireworks-related injuries, or 65 percent of people treated, occurred during the one-month period surrounding the Fourth of July Holiday."

With the upcoming 4th of July Holiday, all area fire chiefs have serious concern over the use of backyard fireworks. Often, they are ignited by inexperienced and unqualified individuals. This, in conjunction with the dry weather, and in some cases, the presence of alcohol, all potentially adds up to a dangerous equation. A grass fire can ignite easily and spread quickly in these conditions. The potential is very real, and the risks at this time are very high.

Additionally, the following recommendations are advised:
  • Until the Red Flag Warning is lifted, discontinue the use of outdoor fireplaces, chimineas, and the like.
  • When grilling, do so on a non-combustible surface, such as concrete. Do not grill on wooden decks or in the dry grass. Be sure to not leave grills unattended, and be certain flames are fully extinguished when complete.
  • Do not ignite any backyard fireworks.
  • If you have any questions, contact your local fire official within the jurisdiction where you reside.

It is our hope that we can all work together in order to have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Message from a neighbor about emerald ash borer....

Suggesting we put a message on the blogspot that the emerald ash borer is in the neighborhood. It will affect the View Place neighborhood a great deal due to the high numbers of ash trees, especially in the western part of the area. People should know to look for damage, and that the time to save trees you want to save is now if you see damage on nearby trees but before you see a great deal of damage on ones you want to save. Back Tree service offers a proven system to save the trees.  Forest Lytle offers a treatment with less percentage of success but cheaper, may be appropriate for large stands where Back's method would be prohibitively expensive.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Community Night at the Y

Residents of Springfield Township are invited to the Powel Crosley Jr,. YMCA with FREE admission to the pool at 6:00 p.m. Several local businesses will host booths offering give-a-ways and cash and carry shopping! Plus, we will have games in the pool and gift bags for everyone in attendance! Leave dinner to the pros! Concessions and dinner items will be on sale at the pool.

*Children will be required to pass a swim test to swim without a parent in the pool.
Festivities will last 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Registration is NOT required.
Check the website for a raindate.