Bear Safety Tips


Downed Power Line Safety

Touching a power line can cause serious injury or death. You can’t tell by looking whether a line is “live” or “hot” or not. Even if a downed line isn’t actively sparking, always assume it is carrying electricity.
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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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MFD Adapts Nixle, A Community Information Service

Mendham Fire Department will begin utilizing a new communications service that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.
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Rich DeNicola Sworn In as New Chief

The Mendham Fire Department marks its 107th anniversary in 2012, and the year began with the swearing in of Rich DeNicola as our new Fire Chief on January 3rd at the Borough’s annual re-organization meeting. 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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About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, deadly gas. It can kill you before you know it because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it. At lower levels of exposure, it can cause health problems. Some people may be more vulnerable to CO poisoning such as fetuses, infants, children, senior citizens and those with heart or lung problems. When CO is breathed in by an individual, it accumulates in the blood and forms a toxic compound known as carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the bloodstream to cells and tissues. Carbon monoxide attaches itself to hemoglobin and displaces the oxygen that the body organs need.
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Safety for Older Adults

These free materials are yours to use when educating older adults (ages 65 and over) and their caregivers about the importance of home fire safety. continue reading →