How Often Should Wood Burning Fireplaces Be Inspected and Cleaned?

A resident recently asked “How often should wood burning fireplaces be inspected and cleaned?” A great question considering many in our community have wood-burning fireplaces in their homes—there is even one in our firehouse—so we are sharing the response from our Fire Official, Craig Bellamy. continue reading →


Your House Number Should Be Clearly Visible

The importance of having an address number on your home can not be emphasized enough, so we are asking our residents to take a moment to look at your house number. Make sure your numbers and make sure that they are clearly visible from the street.  It will help our department, as well as the police and first aid squad, find you easier and faster in the event of an emergency. continue reading →


Solar Eclipse Safety

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the sun will go dark in one of nature’s greatest spectacles: a total solar eclipse. But remember; an eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won’t want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. continue reading →


Firefighters Daniel Swift and Michael DiMaio Awarded Scholarships

The officers and members of the Mendham Fire Department are pleased to announce that Firefighters Daniel Swift and Michael DiMaio are the recipients of the 2017 Mendham Fire Department Scholarship. Each student-firefighter was awarded $1,250 from the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company at the Mendham High School Awards ceremony on June 12, 2017. continue reading →


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 →


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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Slow Down, Move Over!


School’s Open—Drive Carefully


The New, New Jersey Car Seat Laws

Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation which changes the way parents and care takers must use car seats in the state of New Jersey; it will go into effect on September 1, 2015. Here’s how the revised law will work according to each age group: continue reading →


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 →