In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. continue reading →
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of the NFPA’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
To safely dispose of batteries with lithium or batteries of greater than 9 volts, put clear packing, masking or electrical tape on the batteries’ terminals or sandwich the batteries between two layers of tape (e.g. flat button cells). These batteries should be placed in a container separate from other batteries that don’t require being taped. continue reading →
As the temperatures dip this winter many of us rely on space heaters to supplement heat in our homes or places of work. However, space heaters can be a real safety hazard if you don’t take the proper precautions when using them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of space heaters, causing more than 300 deaths. continue reading →
With the Independence Day holiday quickly approaching, it is important to understand the risks of illegal fireworks, which are often used to help celebrate occasions during the summer season. What begins as a joyous occasion can quickly turn into a painful memory when children and adults are injured as a result of fireworks usage.
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Emergency Services Day
The Mendham Fire Department, Mendham First Aid Squad, and Mendham Police Department will host “Emergency Services Day” on Sunday, April 28, from 9AM to 2PM.
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