Home Safety Information

Knox Box Information

In the event of an emergency knox box…

  • Enables first responder access to the building without using forced entry

  • Eliminates any barriers to entry and ensures a timely response to any emergency

To ensure proper security by…

  • Managing key access

  • Provides an audit trail activity report

  • Complies with the UL 1037 standard

To provide occupant and first responder safety by…

  • Avoiding unsafe forced entry

  • Reducing workforce injuries

  • Minimizing property damage

  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound!

  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions.

  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.

  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.

For assistance with smoke alarms contact the local fire department or Borough Code Enforcement Officer

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Smoke Detectors

Carbon Monoxide

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

  • The dangers of CO exposure depend on a number of variables, including the victim’s health and activity level. Infants, pregnant women, and people with physical conditions that limit their body’s ability to use oxygen (i.e. emphysema, asthma, heart disease) can be more severely affected by lower concentrations of CO than healthy adults would be.

  • A person can be poisoned by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time.

  • In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 80,100 non-fire CO incidents in which carbon monoxide was found, or an average of nine such calls per hour.  The number of incidents increased 96 % from 40,900 incidents reported in 2003. This increase is most likely due to the increased use of CO detectors, which alert people to the presence of CO.

The rich history of the Citizen’s Fire Company dates back to 1895 and has provided top notch service to the Borough of Mt. Holly and surrounding communities ever since. Comprised of volunteer men and women, the members that make up this department take pride in their fleet and in helping the community. 

To meet the demand of the community, they added a paid firefighter position that helps with the everyday duties during the hours of 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Department Information

Fire Chief: Tim Yingst 

Phone Number: (717) 486-5151

Address: 100 Chestnut Street, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065

Website: http://citizensfire36.org/

Citizens Fire Co. #1

Yellow Breeches EMS

Originally part of the Citizen’s Fire Company, the Yellow Breeches EMS department can trace its start to the early 1950s. Local residents combined their donations and purchased an ambulance which was kept at the fire station on Pine Street then moved to the location of the current fire station in 1963.  

Today YBEMS houses four modern ambulances and provides 224-hourcoverage with two paid EMT providers seven days a week to staff one ambulance. Volunteer men and women provide additional staffing when needed.

Department Information

Phone Number: (717) 486-3833

Address: 233 Mill Street, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065

Website: http://ybems.org