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 →


Fire Extinguishers

Extinguishers Have Limits

USED PROPERLY, a portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives.

Portable extinguishers for home use, however, are not designed to fight large or spreading fires. Even against small fires, they are useful only under certain conditions.
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Power Outage Safety

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, don’t be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. continue reading →


Cold Weather Safety


School’s Open—Drive Carefully


Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of the simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our young children in the event of a motor vehicle crash. continue reading →


Infographic: The 12 Days of Safety

Putting up decorations is one of the best ways to get in the holiday mood. However, an estimated 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating were seen in emergency rooms during the 2012 season; please remember to be safe. continue reading →


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 →


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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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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