Keep our Hydrants Clear

The Mendham Fire Department would like to remind residents to please shovel in front of and around the fire hydrant closest to your home so that firefighters can see and access it during an emergency. continue reading →


Portable Generator Safety

Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using them are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock or electrocution, and fire.
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Winter Driving Safety Tips

To “gear up” for winter driving, below is a list of general winter weather preparedness tips:

Travel Items to Include: All cars should be equipped with road maps, a cell phone, a blanket (especially if traveling with small children and infants), a shovel, a windshield scraper, a towrope, booster cables, and a brightly colored cloth to use as a distress signal. A bag of sand or non-clumping cat litter to spread under tires if stuck in snow is also recommended.
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Turkey Fryer Safety

The delicious deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity but safety experts are concerned that backyard chefs may be sacrificing fire safety for good taste. Please take a moment to review these hazards and safety tips regarding turkey fryers.
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National Family Fire Drill Day is October 1st

October 1st is National Fire Drill Day. Please take some time to prepare and review a fire escape plan, then practice it on October 1st. continue reading →


Hurricane Survival in New Jersey

Hazardous weather impacts New Jersey residents on a regular basis. Many of us have experienced the long-term power outages, flooding, evacuations, property destruction, debris and other impacts to our daily lives that can result from the onset of nature’s fury. We can’t stop the onset of a natural hazard; but there are steps you can take to increase your safety and comfort when adverse conditions occur. continue reading →


Backyard Campfires – What You Need to Know

All open burning is regulated by the State of New Jersey either by the Division of Fire Safety, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, or New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
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Safe Disposal of Oily or Flammable Rags

As the weather improves, many people find themselves doing more around the house, like staining furniture, flooring or other wooden materials with an oil based stain, varnish or sealer. Often we apply these liquids with a rag or cloth, however, some people may not be aware of the risk that improper disposal of these rags may have.
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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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Smoking & Fires in the Home

If you smoke, Put It Out. All the Way. Every Time. Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable.

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