Mendham Fire Department to Host Community Dog Wash Fundraiser

MENDHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT AND PET VALU CELEBRATE THE FINAL ‘DOG DAYS OF SUMMER’ WITH DOG WASH FUNDRAISER ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

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Lightning Safety

Summer is the peak time of the year for lightning strikes and lightning fires. However, lightning does occur year round. It’s important to be prepared for this dangerous weather phenomenon. continue reading →


High Heat Weather Safety Tips

New Jersey summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Below are some safety tips from the CDC that everyone can benefit from.
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Drowning is Silent

Admittedly, this article is a little off topic for a fire department; however we felt the message is too important not to share. In this feature by KMSP-TV, we learn that Drowning is silent! 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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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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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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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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Grilling Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Here are some grilling safety tips to cooking safety tips to help you kick off summer safely. continue reading →