The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety is informing residents of a new smoke alarm regulation, effective January 1, 2019, which requires 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms be installed in homes built before January 1, 1977. continue reading →
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
Fire Prevention Week 2017: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!,” works to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it.
360-degree Video Shows Why Fire Safety is So Important
What’s it like to be caught in a burning building? Watch this 360-degree video from USA Today to learn fire safety tips that could save your life. continue reading →
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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Fire Prevention Week 2016: Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of the NFPA’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Winter Safety & Your Utility Equiptment
Your outdoor gas meter and ventilation equipment are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, but heavy or hard-packed snow and ice on the meter or external fuel burning equipment exhaust vents can present a significant safety hazard. continue reading →
Did You Know: You Have Only 3 or 4 Minutes to Escape a House Fire!
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY Show national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare. continue reading →
Hoverboard Fire Safety Tips
Hoverboard — part toy, part transportation. These self-balancing scooters have quickly become the latest fad. However, many hover boards have been linked to fires. NFPA urges you to be fire safe when using these devices.
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