Fire Prevention Week

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 →


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Fire Prevention Week 2016: Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

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.

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Fire Prevention Week 2015: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10, 2015; every morning the Mendham Fire Department will share a tip on our Facebook and other social media resources. These tips and more a are located below for your convenience. Looking for more? visit nfpa.org.

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Battery Disposal 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 →


Fire Prevention Week 2014: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – 11, 2014; every morning the Mendham Fire Department will share a tip on our Facebook and other social media resources. These tips and more a are located below for your convenience. Looking for more? visit nfpa.org.

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Space Heater Safety

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 →


Fireworks in New Jersey

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 is April 28, 2013

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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