Grilling Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Here are some grilling safety tips to cooking safety tips to help you kick off summer safely. continue reading →


Fire Extinguishers

Extinguishers Have Limits

USED PROPERLY, a portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives.

Portable extinguishers for home use, however, are not designed to fight large or spreading fires. Even against small fires, they are useful only under certain conditions.
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111th Annual Dinner

This evening the Mendham Fire Department will celebrate accomplishments occurring in 2016 at its 111h Annual Dinner celebration. continue reading →


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Firefighters Daniel Swift and Michael DiMaio Awarded Scholarships

The officers and members of the Mendham Fire Department are pleased to announce that Firefighters Daniel Swift and Michael DiMaio are the recipients of the 2017 Mendham Fire Department Scholarship. Each student-firefighter was awarded $1,250 from the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company at the Mendham High School Awards ceremony on June 12, 2017. continue reading →


Summer Fire Safety

Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor grills. Annually just under 9,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and almost 5,000 are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires. In 2009, 67 percent of fireworks injuries occurred between June 19 and July 19.

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Cooking Safety

Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, and it provides a great way to showcase your creativity and love of good food. But cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Being mindful while you cook, however, can go a long way to helping prevent these fires. continue reading →


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Chiminea & Fire Pit Safety

In recent years, there has been a new concern for the Fire Service – chimineas & fire pits. Fire pits are known to be a great source of warmth and ambiance. But, with the popularity of fire pits increasing, fire safety has become even more important. There are many things you should consider while setting up and using a fire pit or chiminea.
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