Christmas Safety

With the onset of the holiday season, it is important to focus on fire safety and prevention. The celebration of the season brings with it increased usage of electric lights, decorations, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree, all of which can be potential fire hazards. Additionally, cooking fires increase during the holidays as families and friends gather to celebrate. By following general fire safety precautions, potential holiday fires, deaths, and injuries remain preventable.
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Don’t Burn Your Wrapping Paper

Christmas morning in many homes means unwrapping gifts in front of a cozy fireplace. And every year, local fire departments across the country warn people not to toss all that wrapping paper into the flames, for very good reason: It might start a serious chimney fire.
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Shopping Center Fire: December 28, 2016

On Wednesday, December 28, the Mendham Fire Department was dispatched to the Kings Shopping Center for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, responding members reported the the fire had spread into multiple store and a propane powered truck fully engulfed in flames beneath power lines&mdasdh;not exactly routine. Thankfully there were no injuries. continue reading →


Pitney Farm Fire: February 24, 2016

Dispatched at 2:57 a.m. for a brush fire on the area of Cold Hill and Sheldon Road, responding members found the historic Pitney Farm mansion fully engulfed in flames. continue reading →


Candle Fire Safety

With the holidays fast approaching and the increased usage of seasonal decorations, it is important to focus on candle fire safety and prevention.  Because the majority of candle fires result from human error and negligence, candle fires and their associated casualties are preventable.
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Electrical Fire Safety

Each year the Mendham Fire Department & First Aid Squad respond to a significant number of fires and medical emergencies caused by electrical malfunction. Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 people are killed and thousands more injured in electrical fire or shock incidents. It is important to know how to use electrical appliances safely and how to recognize electrical hazards. continue reading →


Closing Your Bedroom Door Could Save Your Life


How Safe is Your Home?

Each year, over 4,000 Americans perish and more than 20,000 others suffer serious injuries because of residential fires.
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Queens Court Fire: March 23, 2009

Around 7:00 p.m. on March 23, 2009 the Mendham Fire Department was called to a reported house fire on Queens Court in the Brookside section of Mendham Township. continue reading →