Recent Community Posts

2019 Toys for Tots & The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

Woman in front of Salvation Army Advisory Board sign ringing bell Joining our Community Partners this Holiday Season.

Thank you very much to our community partners, Shadowbrook Resort and Bogeys GrilleMelissa Walter - State Farm Agent, & The Hoyt Library for acting as local drop off sites for this year’s Marine Toys for Tots Foundation!

Thank you Toys for Tots for all you do! 

This Christmas Season, we were also very honored to join The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board - Ringing the bells was a humbling experience and we look forward to serving their board and all they do in 2020. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green truck ornament hanging on Christmas Tree Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As another year comes to a close, our entire SERVPRO team would like to thank all of our community partners, business partners and customers for another wonderful year. We couldn't do what we do without all of you! 

We hope you enjoy the Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Halloween Safety Tips

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Ghost Halloween Costume with text that says "Stay Safe. Halloween Safety Tips" Have a safe & happy Halloween!

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  2. Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  3. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  4. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
  5. the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  7. Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Costumes for a Safe Halloween

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Get rid of any distractions - like your phone - in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Happy Halloween! 

Fire Prevention Week 2019

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon Dog leading people out of building. Text that reads "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape." Fire Prevention Week 2019 is October 6th - October 12th.

Fire Prevention Week 2019 is October 6th - October 12th. This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Did you know?
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have,giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Use this link from NFPA to Make your home escape plan and practice today. 

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

About Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

Back to School Safety Month

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

pedestrian/school crossing sign with blue sky background Back to School Safety Tips

DID YOU KNOW?

August is back to school safety month. The greatest risk to a child isn’t riding a bus, but approaching or leaving one.  

Drivers:STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES

You may need to add more time to your commute, because when buses stop to pick up students, other drivers need to stop, too.

  • Yellow flashing lights mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. There are likely students waiting to get on the bus or parents waiting nearby to pick up children. 
  • Red flashing lights mean stop — and wait at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving.
  • Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for children, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone or bus stop.

 Parents:TALK BUS SAFETY WITH YOUR CHILDREN

School buses are the safest way for children to travel to and from school. Your child should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Teach them to play it SAFE:

  • Stay five steps away from the curb.
  • Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the bus driver tells you to board.
  • Face forward after finding a seat on the bus.
  • Exit the bus when it stops and look left-right-left for cars before crossing a street.

 Walkers:WATCH THE ROAD

Walking to school is great exercise, but children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult or with someone who will make sure they walk safely. If you’re walking: 

  • Use the sidewalk whenever possible, and if there isn’t a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the street facing traffic.
  • Whenever they are available, use marked crosswalks to cross the street, and look left-right-left for vehicles or bikes before crossing.
  • Make sure you never play, push or shove others when you walk around traffic.
  • Everyone should watch the road, not their phones.

 Bikers:KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Riding your bike can be a fun and quick way to get to school. Be sure to do these simple things to keep your bike ride safe:

  • Always wear a correctly fitted helmet, and securely fasten the chin strap.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic, and follow traffic signs and signals.
  • Stay in the bike lane whenever possible.
  • Never use electronics while riding – they are distracting.

 Student drivers:FOCUS ON THE ROAD

For some teens, back to school also means the new-found freedom of driving. You should keep these things in mind when driving to school:

  • The car shouldn’t move until everyone is buckled up.
  • Follow the speed limit. 
  • Stay focused. 
    • Remember that the phone stays down when you’re driving. Make it a habit to put your phone in the glove compartment or other inaccessible location, to reduce temptation to check notifications or texts.
    • Reduce distraction by limiting the number of additional passengers. If you do have others in the car with you, keep your eyes and your mind on the road. 

Let this school year be a safe one for everyone. Stay alert, whether you’re a driver, walker, bicyclist, bus rider, or parent.

The Complimentary Community Emergency Ready Profile

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

The Benefits of a Free ERP are endless.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

Since beginning work on local emergency profiles, our franchise has completed close to 80 ERP's at local schools, hospitals, libraries, county buildings, theaters, hotels, restaurants, small businesses, warehouses, apartment buildings, college campuses, senior living centers and more. We want to assist you in creating your free emergency plan to keep you, your building and those in it safe. Call us to learn more or schedule your free ERP - 570-714-0090. 

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Stay Safe During National Grilling Month

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Grill Safely this Summer!

July is National Grilling Month. Grill Safely this Summer with some helpful tips and information below! 

Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

In 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or unclassified fires. These fires caused an annual average of 10 civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries and $123 million in direct property damage.

Here are some ways you can grill safely this Summer:

1. Keep grill well away from home and deck railings. 

2. Open the grill before turning it on.

3. To keep excess gas from leaking out, turn the gas tank off first, then turn off the grill burners. 

4. Keep your grill clean. 

5. Wear the right clothing.

Grilling Fire Facts

  • July is the peak month for grill fires (17%), including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by June (14%), May (13%) and August (12%).
  • In 2013-2017, an average of 19,000 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.Half (9,300 or 49%) of the injuries were thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from contact with hot objects; 5,200 thermal burns, per year,were caused by such contact or other non-fire events.
  • Children under five accounted for an average of 2,000 or 38%, of the contact-type burns per year. These burns typically occurred when someone, often a child, bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals.
  • Gas grills were involved in an average of 8,700 home fires per year, including 3,600 structure fires and 5,100 outdoor fires annually. Leaks or breaks were primarily a problem with gas grills. Eleven percent of gas grill structure fires and 23% of outside gas grill fires were caused by leaks or breaks.
  • Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in 1,100 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 500 outside fires annually.

Have a Fun and Safe Summer!

Source: NFPA's Research, Data & Analytics Division
Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA)

June is National Safety Month

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Have a safe and fun Summer!

The National Safety Council observes June as National Safety Month. As we head into summer with abundant grill outs, fireworks, swimming, bike riding and more, be sure to stay safe all month and season long. Below are some safety tips you can follow to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

1. Keep your grill away from your home, trees, and any structures. 

2. Keep food stored appropriately until it's time for grilling to prevent sickness. 

3. Remember the importance of SPF and taking breaks from being out in the sun and heat. 

4. Use caution when in the water, and swim with a buddy if you can. 

5. Wear appropriate helmets and knee pads when biking.

6. Wear life jackets while boating.

7. Hydrate!

8. Use fireworks one at a time, outdoors and away from any buildings or vehicles. 

9. Make yourself a chemical free bug repellent to keep the pests away. 

10. Drive Safer - there will be more cars on the road.

Wishing you a safe, relaxing, and fun summer ahead! 

We love the NEPA Community!

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have an organization you're passionate about? We'd love to hear about it!

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County takes great pride in being a part of the community.

We want to do our part to ensure the community thrives by helping those less fortunate, keeping the area safe and making our community the best it can be. Since our inception in 2016, we have been very proud to be part of these organizations in some way: 

Affiliations

  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • American Red Cross
  • Business Networking International 
  • CASA of Luzerne County 
  • Community Reading Day
  • Funeral Directors Association 
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
  • Head Start Program
  • PGA Tour
  • Toys for Tots
  • Tunkhannock Rotary Club
  • Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Commitment to our community is one of our core values as a business. 

If you have an organization you are passionate about, our team would love to hear about it! 

Celebrating 3 Years of Business

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County Celebrates 3 Years in Business.

On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County celebrated 3 years since opening our doors for business. Our franchise has come a long way since that day in 2016 and we have all of you to thank for that. 

When franchise owner, John Lazo, first opened the business, his goal was to provide the best customer service to our customers in the restoration industry. Raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, John prides himself on a work ethic handed down from his family.

NEPA has a reputation of hard working people and what better area to operate a business where we set the standard for excellence. Our franchise has continued to grow every year from day 1 and we look forward to serving you for your residential or commercial needs.

We are very proud to be a leader in Fire & Water Damage Restoration and also part of our community. We've been honored to be affiliated with the following organizations: 

  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • American Red Cross
  • Business Networking International 
  • CASA of Luzerne County
  • Community Reading Day
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast Sight Services
  • PGA Tour
  • Tunkhannock Rotary Club Member
  • Toys for Tots
  • Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to everyone who has made this 3 year anniversary possible! 

Happy 2019 New Year!

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2019.

Concluding 2018, our team wants to say thank you for another wonderful year! To our customers, community partners and business partners, we couldn't do this without you. We're looking forward to 2019 - - Happy New Year! 

We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy start to the New Year!

2018 Halloween Safety Tips

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Be Safe while out Trick or Treating!

Costume Safety

To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards.

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

When They're on the Prowl

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

Safety Tips for Motorists

NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

Source: https://www.nsc.org

Fire Prevention Week 2018

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN
Listen for the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

LEARN
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Source: https://www.nfpa.org

Thank you!

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Thank you to your sponsors and golfers!

On behalf of SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County, we would like to say a bug thank you to our sponsors and golfers of our 1st annual golf tournament beneftting CASA of Luzerne County. With your generous donations and support, we were able to host an event to help children in our local community live safe more secure lives. 

CASA of Luzerne County is a non-profit 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system so that these children will be safe, secure, and given the opportunity to thrive. CASA envisions a community in which every abused and neglected child in Luzerne County has a safe, permanent, loving home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult.

This organization dedicates their mission to children in our local court system, and the community support we witnessed through our golf tournament was remarkable. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness, generosity and continued support of CASA of Luzerne County. We are so grateful that we could work together to make a difference in the lives of so many children. 

2018 Wyoming County Chamber FallFest Mixer

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Don't forget your tickets for the 2018 WyCCC FallFest Mixer!

More than 650 people attended the WyCCC Fallfest Mixer in September 2017 at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort! Attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers from many local restaurants, music from local bands playing modern and classic party songs, Fireworks by Donnora.

The date has been set the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fallfest Mixer with presenting sponsor Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for 2018. The event will be held on Thursday evening, September 27, 2018 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and will bring together business professionals from companies large and small for an evening of camaraderie, food & entertainment! 

The WyCCC Great Fallfest Mixer will feature a variety of delicious food brought to you by local restaurants & caterers, drinks, excellent desserts and music by Tommy Guns Band!

Don't miss the opportunity to partner with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this exciting evening.

Tickets and sponsorship are available now online! For questions please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at (570) 836-7755 or gina@wyccc.com

Last Call for Golfers!

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Join us for a Round of Golf!

As a proud partner and the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA tour, SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County! It will be held on Monday, August 27th at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, PA. All proceeds raised will benefit CASA of Luzerne County - https://luzernecasa.org/

Golfer Registration Deadline is Monday, August 6th! 

Cost: $125 - Single Player

         $475 - Foursome

Cost Includes: 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart, Lunch, Cocktail Reception with Open Bar & Hors d’ oeuvres, Prizes & Gift Bags. 

Registration - 9:00 am
Shotgun Start - 10:00 am
Cocktail Reception - 3:00 pm 

More about CASA of Luzerne County:

CASA of Luzerne County is a non-profit 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system so that these children will be safe, secure, and given the opportunity to thrive. CASA envisions a community in which every abused and neglected child in Luzerne County has a safe, permanent, loving home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult. 

"I think children deserve to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams."

— John Aciukewicz, Esq., Executive Director, CASA of Luzerne County

Join us on Monday, August 27th to support this wonderful organization. Contact Chelsea with any questions or to register - cenglish@SERVPRO10509.com 

June is National Safety Month

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Practice Safety this Summer!

The National Safety Council observes June as National Safety Month. As we head into summer with abundant grill outs, fireworks, swimming, bike riding and more, be sure to stay safe all month and season long. Below are some safety tips you can follow to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

1. Keep your grill away from your home, trees, and any structures. 

2. Keep food stored appropriately until it's time for grilling to prevent sickness. 

3. Remember the importance of SPF and taking breaks from being out in the sun and heat. 

4. Use caution when in the water, and swim with a buddy if you can. 

5. Wear appropriate helmets and knee pads when biking.

6. Wear life jackets while boating.

7. Hydrate!

8. Use fireworks one at a time, outdoors and away from any buildings or vehicles. 

9. Make yourself a chemical free bug repellent to keep the pests away. 

10. Drive Safer - there will be more cars on the road.

Wishing you a safe, relaxing, and fun summer ahead! 

Join us for our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

All proceeds will benefit CASA of Luzerne County!

Save the Date!
Monday, August 27th!

As a proud partner and the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA tour, SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County! It will be held on Monday, August 27th at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, PA. All proceeds raised will benefit CASA of Luzerne County - https://luzernecasa.org/

Golfer Registration and Sponsorships are now available! 

Cost: $125 - Single Player

         $475 - Foursome

Cost Includes: 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart, Lunch, Cocktail Reception with Open Bar & Hors d’ oeuvres, Prizes & Gift Bags. 

Registration - 9:00 am
Shotgun Start - 10:00 am
Cocktail Reception - 3:00 pm 

Sponsorships: 

Cocktail Hour Sponsor - $2,000
Lunch Sponsor - $1,500
Raffle Prize Sponsor - $500
Vendor Booth Sponsor - $250
Goody Bag Sponsor - $200
Hole Sponsor - $100  

If interested in golfing our sponsoring this event, please contact Chelsea English at 570-550-5899 or cenglish@SERVPRO10509.com 

Looking forward to a round of golf! 

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Celebrates 2 Years of Business!

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Thank you for all the support over the past two years!

On April 27, 2018 we were very grateful to be celebrating two years of business! We couldn't have done it without our amazing customers, team, and everyone who has supported us in growing our business.

We appreciate the opportunity to be a trusted leader in the restoration industry of NEPA and the surrounding areas. We are and will continue to be dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with the training, equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

We look forward to serving the area for many more years to come. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!

Wishing our Clients, Residents, and the NEPA Community a very Happy & Healthy start to the New Year!

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Happy New Year!

As we enter into 2018, our family at SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township would like to wish you a very happy and healthy start to the New Year!

We'd like to thank all of our customers, partners, and employees who made 2017 the incredible year that it was. We are looking forward to 2018! 

Halloween Safety Tips

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. We are wishing you all a fun and safe Halloween! 

Check out these tips from the CDC to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

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  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could cause someone to fall.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/index.htm

Fire Prevention Week 2017

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

“Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Fire Prevention Week

According to the National Archives, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health observance. This year, we would like to share some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for your families' safety. Their campaign this year is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" 

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of your community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/About-Fire-Prevention-Week

Don't Forget Your Tickets for the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!!

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Proud Sponsors of the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is a proud sponsor of the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!

In 2016, more than 600 people attended the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest Mixer at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort. 

The 2017 Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest Mixer will take place Thursday evening, September 28 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and will bring together business professionals from companies large and small for an evening of camaraderie, food & entertainment! 

The WyCCC Great Fallfest Mixer will feature a variety of delicious food brought to you by local restaurants & caterers, drinks, and excellent desserts. Live music from local artist, Shane Fabiani, food, cash bar, and fireworks! 

Participating Restaurants to date:
Shadowbrook Inn and Resort
Stone Hedge Golf Club
The Yearbook Diner & The Blogg Pub & Grill
The Warren Hotel-Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
Constantino's Catering
Alter House
Catering the Wright Way
The Hayloft Tavern and Grill
Main Entrée
McCain Foodservice
Cigars On State 

This will surely be a great night for everyone, and we are proud to be a 2017 Sponsor!

Tickets are available online at http://www.wyccc.com/fallfest-mixer.

Don't miss the opportunity to partner with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this exciting evening. Tickets and sponsorships are available now online! For questions, please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at (570) 836-7755 or gina@wyccc.com

Join us for the WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is a proud "Chamber Supporter" Sponsor of this year's WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!

Join SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township as we proudly sponsor the 2017 WyCCC FallFest Mixer! 

 

More than 600 people attended The GREAT Fallfest Mixer in October of 2016 at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort

The date has been set for the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fallfest Mixer - Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and will bring together business professionals from companies large and small for an evening of camaraderie, food & entertainment! 

The WyCCC Great Fallfest Mixer will feature a variety of delicious food brought to you by local restaurants & caterers, drinks, excellent desserts and music.

Don't miss the opportunity to partner with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this exciting evening.

Tickets and sponsorship are available now online! For questions please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at (570) 836-7755 or gina@wyccc.com

Sponsorship Opportunities
 
Entertainment Sponsor - $2,000
· 8 VIP tickets to the event
· Company logo displayed on event welcome banner
· Company logo on the event page of WyCCC website
· Recognition on the WyCCC social media pages
 
Advertising Sponsor - $1,000
· 6 VIP tickets to the event
· Company listed on event welcome banner
· Company listed on the event page of WyCCC website
· Recognition on the WyCCC social media pages

Prize Sponsor - $500
· 4 VIP tickets to the event
· Company listed on event welcome banner
· Company listed on the event page of WyCCC website
· Recognition on the WyCCC social media pages
 
Chamber Supporters - $250
· 2 VIP tickets to the event
· Company listed on event welcome banner
· Company listed on the event page of WyCCC website
· Recognition on the WyCCC social media pages
 
Employee Night Out - $100  -  OFFER ENDS Monday September 11
· 5 Standard tickets to the event (drinks not included)
· Company listed on event page of WyCCC website

5th Annual Chip in for Sight Golf Tournament with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is proud to be a Showcase Sponsor for this year's tournament!

The 5th Annual Chip in for Sight Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Fox Hill Country Club!!


Please join SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township as we take part in our first event with The Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind! The GWB Association for the Blind will once again be returning to the Fox Hill Country Club for their 5th Annual Chip in for Sight Golf Tournament! This tournament was filled with fun right from the start. Registration will begin promptly at 11:00am, followed by the famous Blindfold Putting Contest with a shot gun start at 12pm. A cocktail reception will begin around 5:00pm with light dinner fare served and program to follow around 5:30pm. 


If you are interested in participating  - $125 for a single golfer and $500 for a Foursome (Capitan and Crew format). Reservations are required on or before Friday, May 26, 2017. Registration forms can be found here and returned to Amy


Entry Fee Includes:
18 Holes of Golf with Cart
Charcoal Fired Grill Lunch options
Cocktail/Dinner Reception
Free Beer
~Courtesy of SBC~
Prizes and Awards
Gift Bags


All checks made payable to the GWB Association for the Blind and any credit card payments can be made by contacting Amy at 570-693-3555 x223 or via email at amy@wilkesbarreblind.com


SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES! There are some new options for the 5th Anniversary too - please take a look and consider becoming a sponsor!

Strike Up Some Family Fun for Give Kids The World!

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is a Proud Lane Sponsor for the Strike Up Some Family Fun Bowling Event!

Join SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township on Monday, May 1st as we proudly sponsor the Strike up some Family Fun Bowling Event!


Show us your bowling skills at Chacko's Family Bowling Center for a fun family night! All proceeds will benefit Give Kids The World! Prices include shoe rentals, pizza, soda, and 3 games! Please reserve your lane at the link provided or call The Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre! Hope to see you there!


To reserve a lane please call 570-822-1011 ext 7185 or visit https://kidsstrikenight.eventbrite.com

Event: Strike Up Some Family Fun Bowling Event with the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre!

When: Monday, May 1st

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Price: $20 Adults $15 Children

Includes: 3 games, Shoe rental, Pizza & soda!!

All proceeds will benefit Give Kids the World! For more information about Give Kids The World please log on to www.gktw.org


 

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Donates to Local Toys for Tots

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township was honored to donate to our local Toys for Tots foundation this holiday season. 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Our goal was to spread holiday cheer to local families in need during the holiday season.

The Toys for Tots foundation works tirelessly each and every holiday season to ensure each child has a special gift to unwrap. We appreciate all they do and SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township was happy to donate to the foundation this year! 

Source: http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toys_for_tots/toys_for_tots_program/default.aspx